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R. C. FISK, - - - - Kditor. THI RKD4Y, Jl I.V 30, 1814. REPUBLICAN TICKET. f or in C ongre««, CORNELIUS HEDGES, Off !,«• nnri l larkf. Itffl't ICI. KM \ (III vn IYD l.cua, I VlIVi: Tlt KKI, Coin A..... <ir < «»tin-v « T • 'P ' r T'l-fi »! rl, _ <ib]v : w. F. SANDERS, ,.f Helena. W. a. CHESSMAN, I). It. WESTON, " T. ff. CLEWEI.L, I'.irk Cltv. ». II. M< KNTOHT, Sun Hive. • JAMES FERGUS. First Disrrci.-D. II. (TTHHBRT. S,v,-n(i • WILLIAM JOHNS. Thir«i ( HAS. A. BULL. • »:*« m«*r.—Or. t .S fNGERSOLL. I'uMiV In<tr;ictioi!__<;EO. P. REEVES. •• >'t *h»' IV;i«\— A. c. VOTAW. ! I I I ; : Ver C .—THUS. KYVING. •• Capital Law Appro» ed." LOIMiLt OM rV ifEPI'HLICI^ TICKET, <' -biinr Com»« iimai!.- T. M. MERRILL. -'•»r De«»r Lodge ( oum ihnan. —ISA AC DEAN. i ' lb :*re-enr.»tivcs__!!. M. THOMAS. I. N. BUCK. JAMES JENNETTF. D. JOHNS. W. R. FERGUSON. For Co unty ( <»i».unis*ioner.—J. H. ROBERTSON. v ( .r s.-h «*! Supf-rintcndent.— PROF. W. E. SMITH. For A----sor<. —Southern District. PETEK JESSEN. Northern District. CHAS D KENYON Middle Di-triot. JNO BIELEN BERO. m iiMsox ( «rrn hepi hi.icuy TICKET. I <K K. p'r«, Uta» ■v.-s.-HENRY N. BI.AKK. N. J. ISDKLL. ALEX. CARMICHAEL. WILLIAM THOMPSON, i-or ( Munty « (»nitri--i»*ner. — P. W, BAKER. For Count» Trei»«iir«»r.—■ Dr. IRA. C. SMITH. For Couiitv Sup't Common Selnsil*—AMOSPUKDt M. For County Surveyor.— ÎAMKS M. PAOR. For County ( omner.—STEPHEN EDMONDS. For Di«iri< t A «se* -or»-'.—l«t district, J. M. FISII. 2d district. OKO. RAMSEY. 3d district, THOS JACKSON tllsMil I,A C tMATY HEPI HLim TICKET. H»'P •«» nfatn -T. B. CATI.IN. F. L. WORDEN. WALTER CLARK. F< »1 Sheri fl . -1 »WK ,HT II A RDI NO. For Probate Jmige.—T. M. POMEROY'. For School Superintendent__ W. H. H. DICKENSON. For County Commissioner.— E. CHAP FIN. F »i* .W- «sor«\— First District, UEO. B. HARTMAN. District. DAN'L WOODMAN. Third District. WM. EATON. Fourth District, A'. II. COOMBS. K »r Surveyor.— ANDERSON Bl KEIL ot «ICIRKEH COCm REPCBMC.n TICKET. Fei t oTiiK Üm io. — K. I». I^KtMlS. For Hepre*eiU:«ti\ es. —LOUIS ROTYY ITT. J. VAN VORST. For Sheriif — M. J. MOROAN. For Clerk ami R«*r»irder.— Ol!, BERT ECKE*' For Treasurer.—.J P. 1IILÎ.IS. For Pn.bat.» Judge.— O. W. LOVELL. For Couiitv Commissioner.—WALTER BLACK WEI L For Assessors.—Mrst District, THOMAS DEAN. Second District. J. M. TUBBS. For * q»< rint» n»lent Publie Instruction.—N. FRITZ. F»»r Count . Surveyor.— D. FOLSOM. IIEIYERHEAD COI .AT 1 I, I ('A A TICKET. UEi*t h F»»i Member Legislative Assembly.—J. K. HART. For Sup't Public lustr'n.—THOS. LOUOI1K1DOK. For Assessors. — First Distriet, JOHN C. SLOSS. second District. WM. SMITH. Third District. J. F. BISHOP. For Justice «»1 the Peace.—l«t dis't, JOHN McMEKN. For Constable.—First District, C. L. BISHOP. For Road Supervisor.—First District, ROB'T. GRAY. ILL.ITH COUNT % TICKET. PEOPLED For Joint Uonncilmsn.—1ION. ROBERT FISHER. For J »»hit Repre*«»ntative.— S. YV. tiANOllOHNE. For Representative.—BRIOIIAM HEED. F«»r Countv Commissioner.—STEPHEN ALLEN. F.»r Assess.,r.-CALDWELL EDWARDS. For S» h*»»»l SujHTiiiteiideni.— F. L. STONE. JEK't EltAOA COI MTV VEtfFLEK* TICKET. For Joint rouncilman.— HON. ROBERT MHI1ER For (.'«Min«» il man.— JOHN A. KEATING. For Joint Represent ativ«;.—S. M'. LADOllORNE. For R»»presontativ«*s.—J. G. SANDER«. HIRAM UUOK. For Fountv Unmnfi«"i»»nrre.— IzmßTrtin. If. FRAZER Short Tenn, I ■. If A DI.EY* For U»»n nI t Treasurer. — D. II. LtNRBUItGER. For Ass»*ss«*r.—MGNROE DUNK«. F»»r Scho«»l Superintendent.—JOHN W. ('RANK. Pint form Adopted by the Republican Territorial Convention. July fl, IN74« t. The Republican* off M»»ntann upon the »»cca «ion of their «»»\eiitli Uonirr»»s«ien«l Convention, mindful that all pitbll»* g»to»l results front Intelli gent and beneficent government, and justly proud of the history ami promise «»f thl* young Commonwealth, ami of the Republic to which it belongs, do declare their abiding faith in and unwavering devotion to those prinriples of Liberty to which the Republican party na* devnte»l its labors, and of which it Isaslmnl and emphatic expression. It* unbending determina tion to expose and eradicate corruption within and without it* organ i rat it >n ; the fn*cdom of thought and action iH»rmitte»l to its member*: its determination to meet all new l—u»»* in a spirit ol considerate regard tor the interest* off the lal»«*ring classes, and Its fidelity t»* equal rights, commend it t<» the approval of the mdgtnent of mankind. 2. Thatrec«»gnl*ing the f.»ct that the currency in the United Htat«»s is inadequate to accommodate thti immense business of the country, wo nevertheless view with alarm any tendency to chca|»en it by inflation or debasement. • we are mindful that owing to tho excep tional condition of the mining industries of the West * »heir Inacrcssitvlity amt remoteness from commercial centers and the lines ot travel, the necessities of com merce and the requirements ot exchanges are not ade quately supplitd with gold and silver. It is the busi ness of government to pay Its debts, develop Its re soitre»»*, and protect its citizens, and not to engage In speculative commercial ventures nn its own eccouut. or interfere in those of others. The development of the gold on»! silver fields of the country Is tue plain, solitary roatl t»» a healthy financial condition from the feverish ami unhealthy pecuniary situation which our recent social disorder impo*»<d. * ll is. tlierebwe, the dictate of statesmanship, as it is also the safety of the Republican Party, that the government of the United «Utes aid, under wise safeguards against abuse, the various railroad enterprises having for their objective point those portions of our country where the préclou* metals abound. To thl* end the Northern Pacific Rail road, the Texas Pacific Railroad, the Portland. Dalle« and Halt Lake Railroad, and a railroad from our own gold fields and silver min»** to the Union Pacific Road, shookl, in consideration of service tobe by them rend ered the government, be encouraged by such govern mental aid as will insure their early completion. 3. Notwithstanding the anomalous condition of Territorial existence Is contrary to the genie* and spirit of the government of the United Stales and the ideas which gave birth to the Republic, we oevertho loco accept without complaint such dfcahURJea an that and venerable practice of importing from ethi MaawwlU *,a »«>*■ »..«». ->g»»»«.| strängen to onr cltiaens, to hold ofitn wit condition dors necessarily imposa But the vtriooa .....Importing from other ram politics. _____________ Ithtnoor Territory, is a fiagrantwrongto oor psop te, francs sariiy an obstacle to all nmral,Utelfrctoalaml mate rial progress, prodtc»?« and coottesm discord, tes been t he cause of extravagant srastefnlness to the General Government and t!e Tmritorles, fr ofoahretoour eenee of deeervinga and joetJee, and humiliating to our pride. Onr treatment In this regard fr as If we wem the merest unimportant dependency of some mon archical power. rnHricfrne without plow at home have been imposed upon us in oar most important ofnc» - : while of those appointed from our own people we have learned that the inflnence of some noted par tisan unknown to us has been more potent than all onr representations of justice. We do therefore most c j J thank the Presideni that he saw these evils and this injustice and sought their correction, and when he discovered that he was powerless to carry out these views, that he abandoned all pretense of obedi ence to those regulations ot civil service reform iook ing to that end. and would no longer deceive the peo nle of the territories. It is better we know the evils that are to come. Knowing the aid which obedience to those regulations would render, to-dav without such aid we renew our struggle for a higher civilization, a ! better and purified politics, and to build up here a massive, a grand, and a model free Commonwealth. 4. We cannot too strongly condemn the public ac tion of the political majority in the Territorial L^isla five Assembly which refuses in the hi teres t*1>f the ! ! stubbornly practice in legislative action tiie ulain and I I homely d title* of economy and impartiality. j I fi :. That the Républicain» of Montana deem it inex- i I pedient to incur any Territorial expenw-in the erecJion ! of public building* for the Executive or other govern- I mental department*, so long as we remain in a Terri- ' tonal condition. torial condition. 6. That the administration of Presideni Grant in the ■ ; maintenance of order and peace, in it* reduction of i : expense* and taxation, it* *teady reduction of the I national indebtedness, it* protection of the right* of ' all our people, if* fidelity to the public honor and credit, imperilled by inconsiderate legislative action, commends itself to our cordial approval and grateful regard. When the passion* of the hour shall die and party hate and malignity shall cease or find other vic tim*, the name of President Orant will receive the homage which impartial history accord* to those who render the highest service to their country and man kind. 7. That we pledge to the Hon. Cornelius Hedges, the candidate this day nominated, our undivided and hearty support. Platform Adopted by the f.e%vi« and Clarke County Republican Conven tion, June 37th, I «71. 1. The Republicans of Lewi* and Clarke in presenting to the electors of the county, candidates to serve the people in the various official positions to be filled by ejection, recur with unalloyed satisfaction to the re f«»-ms which they have intmdnced into the adminis tration of couiitv affairs, and the enterprises which they have inaugurated for the public good. 2. The supernumeraries who used to infest the Court House to clandestinely open the bids for public con tract* and serve the voracious cormorant * who fattened on public plunder, have found th"ir occupation wholly gone. 3. The exorbitant f«>c* whi< h enriched the holders of office have been reduced, and the large contributions which, Itesides th»*se fees were voted from the connty treasury to family dependent* and political favorites, no longer disgrace the record*, hunleii the industries, or swell the indebtedness of the county. Had onr hi flnence or numerical strength admitted.* the lee* would have been yet further reduced, and they would have been mad«* equal f»»r the service actually jierformed by public officers. 4. We demand an equalization and further reduction of fees, the subjection »if ull property to the burdens of taxation, the funding of the debt at lower rates of interest when it can "be »bine withont loss to the county, ami a continuance of the integrity and impar tiality which have characterized our administration ot public affairs. 5. We pl»»dge tiie candidates this »lay nominated to the enforcement of these policies with inexorable justice, ami to the treatment of new issues as they shall arise in a spirit of righl economy and wise regard to the interests »»f the whole people. 6. We refer with exceptional approval and pride to tiie past services of our nomim-e for County Commis sioner. Ho resolutely has he set his face against the selfishness which wo*iil»l use the treasury of the county to subserve personal avarice. *»> intelligently has he determined the various and difficult qnestion* hereto fore presented to the Board of which lie was a member, and so stubbornly has he battled against all extrava gance. that we consider his continuetl presence upon that Board an imperative ncc»»*sity. 7. We cordially iuvitc every person within this county who approves of flic poficie* herein announced ; who lielieve* in and desires a continued and continual ref«»rm until Hie evils from which we suffer are wh»»lly eradicated, to join with us in tiie eleothm »»f the ticket this «lav nomiuattMl, mowing <»ur purpose to wage an unrelenting warfare «*n all forms »»f corruption wher ever made manifest in public «»F.»'c, and to promote every moral and material interest witliiu the domain of political action. . , J4 IVn COrotT!* 1 *'*! 4l*o pnoplo fax I i?f II forbearance and unity »»f action, and pledge »»ur nn (iivi(lr>»i support to the ticket this day nominated. PI HMC MEET«NUN. Appointment« for the Hon« Cornell un Hedge«, Hon. M m. H» C'laget«, and C'ol« W. i'* «ander«. Tli«' following additional meeting* are annouti»'»»»! for HON. CORAELIEN HEDttEN, Republican candidate for Congress. HON. W. H« CLAUETT, and other speakers, a* follows : ll«'«lir , 's and Clagett. at Silver Bow. July 2ftth. •• " " Pioneer, " 27th. " " " Missoula. " 28tli. ,s " * Blackfoot, " 30th. " " " Deer Lodge, " 81st. Iltvlge*. Clagett. Handers, and others, Helena, August 1st. By nnler of Hie Repuhliran Territorial Committc»?. W. YV. JONES. Chairman. E. s. St \('K 1 »olk, Secretary. roi.rriA'AL meethrs in madikoa. Colonel J. E. Callaway And otlier speakers will address the people on qu»*s tion« involved in the present political campaign, at the following times and places: Silver Star, YVednesday. July 22. Canon City, Thursday, July 30. Virginia City, Saturday, August 1. speaking to commence at 8 o'chick p. m. At Vir ginia th«»re will be a grand mass meeting; music and fireworks will enllvert the occasion. The ladies are particularly invited to nil meetings. Hy older of the REP. CRN. COM. PEOPLED ?OI NT CONVENTION. We print elsewhere to-day the proceedings of the People's Joint Convention for Gallatin and Jefferson counties. It will lie seen that Hon. Robert Fisher, of our neighboring county, who is one of the most experienced legislators in the Territory, received the nom ination for Joint Councilman. Mr. Fisher declined the nomination,but it being the sense of the entire two delegations that he should accept tho candidature lie was at last per suaded to accept. Judge 8. W. Langhorn, of Bozeman, one of tiie most intelligent and popular citizens of Gallatin, was selected for Joint Representative and in the following card, published in the At'tmf (ooria\ accepts of the nomination: Bozeman, M. T. t July 25. To Messrs. Davis, Bogert, Clark and others of the People's Convention for the nomin ation of Joint Councilman and Joint Rep resentative of Gallatin and Jefferson: Ocntlnntn —'Having been notified that I have been endorsed by your convention as the Joint Representative of Gallatin and Jef ferson counties, after having received the nomination at the hands of the Democratic Convention, which met for a similar purpose, and feeling that it la a compliment to me in dividually and nn expression of the will of the people, I hereby return you my sincere thanks for the honor conferred ana accept the position to whleh 1 have been called by the representatives of both parties, and trust that the people of Gallatin and Jefferson counties may neyer have cause to regret their choice. I remain your obedient nervnnt, aW. LANGHORNE. The People's tickets for the two counties « » , .. vora ^ e to the election of Judge Hedges, F.verv imitent!™, ^ ... ! ^ indication points to a Republl ot Jefferson and Gallatin, are now complete, and they will be found regularly published in the Herald columns. They are composed of the best representative men of the two parties, and are bound to succeed sit the ap proaching election. THIS OLTLOOA. The Herald is in receipt of most cheer ing accounts from most of the counties fa- i ! Republican i drong I at ,,i . - j ® *ect, ai) 1 promises to succeed by a StOllt i vote, which will effect a revolution nn* onlv ! . Ä . . * revolution no„ only I ,n County onicc-holding, but probably ill the ' I)«tetr fl t f . rnntpof a* Diugait i oiliest as well. ■ In Meagher advices i * I prospects Tavor the KUCCCSS ofthe Republican ' are to the effect that tick» (1 by from 40 to Ô0 majority I* rom Gallatin we receive renewed assur ances that the Peoples' ticket will be tri umphant, and that IIe«lges will certainly carry the county. The prospects in Madison are reported good for a Ilepublican victory, although the Mott Until rn is so independently neutral that it aids rather than obstructs the strong partisan ! efforts of the Maditonian. The comity is i naturally Republican, and it lias been posai- ! ble to make it otherwise in the past only by the passive subservience of the Moutouiou to Deinocractic influence and dictation. In Beaverhead, Hedges is promised more than his parly vote. In Deer Lodge the signs are propitious for Hedges, and a close tussle is anticipated be tween the two parties on County, Legislative and Delegate candidates. A letter from Missoula states that the Dele gate question will lie decided by nearly a strict part}* vote. In Chouteau there is thus far but one ticket in nomination for County ami Legislative of ficers, and the only division that will likely transpire will be on the Delegate and Joint Councilman vote. Wc call upon the Republican ami Indepen dent electors in every county to be active ami leave no effort untried to secure a full vote. Doing this, there is good reason to believe that successes will be won of which they may not now realize the full importance, and on the general result they can confidently rely upon the election of Cornelius Hedges as Delegate to Congress. j j I ! ; an , THE HAN OF THE PEOPLE. If the people would he properly represent ed, it is necessary that their representative should he a man capable of understanding and feeling their wants. He should, in tact, have served au aiu»**«»«lvcôhip to the ordinary laoor and life of the masses. Without such experience it is almost impossible that he « an know the real wants and desires of those lie he is called upon to represent. We maintain that he who would he a representative of the people, should he a thoroughly educated man; hut there i9 something more needed than edu cation. There is also required a knowledge, thorough and practical, of the lives, labors, trials, necessities and desires of the people to be represented. In Cornelus Hedges, our candidate for Congress, ive have, not merely the lawyer and man of culture, but also the hard Yvorking miner. Mr. Hedges knoYvs what it is to use the pick and shovel. In the early days of onr Territory, while yet a poor man seeking fortune, he went to Yvork in the mines of Alder and Highland. Here he toiled for months, laboring hard and wielding the miner's tools. He knoYvs and understands, therefore, the ÜY'es, toils and Yvants of our laboring classes, for he himself has been one of them. To the miners, ranchmen, and oth ers who earn their bread by the sYvcat of their brows, Yve present, fearless of the result, this man as the one pre-eminently fitted to be their representative. HEDUEtt' TRIUMPHANT CANVAS«. Col. 8anders arrived home lost evening, having addressed, in company with Cornelius Hedges, large and enthusiastic public meet ings in Meagher, Jefferson, Gallatin and Mad ison counties. Correspondents have favored the IIkkald readers with accounts of the speeches and demonstrations at Diamond, Radcrsburg, Gallatin City and Bozeman, and from the letters published a pretty accurate idea can be gained of the popular uprising in favor of Hedges. At Harrison, Virginia City, and Sheridan, as at ail the other places, Hedges' meetings were attend ed by more than double the number of voters present at any one of the meetings ad dressed by Maginnis. Col. Sanders is san guine, as are tbe Republicans generally throughout Montana, that Hedges will lead Maginnis by some hundreds of votes on the general result, and will be handsomely elect ed to Congress. The skies are propitious. It only remains for Republicans and the hun dreds of independent thinking and acting Democrats of the Territory to actively inter est themselves In tbe contest, and victonr is assured. ^ PUBLIC MEETS NO*. Hon. Cornelius Hedges and Hon. W. H. Clagett will address public meetings as fol lows: Silver Bow, July 23 S oneer, do. 27. Imouln, do. ». Blackfoot, do. 80. Doer Lodge, do. 81. A grand rally will take place at Helena on the evening *f August 1st, »I which Hedges, Clagett. Sanders and other speaker! will be present and address the people. THS CAPITAL QI ESTIOi. It has not l>een nor can it be successfully | denied that the general interests of the peo ple and the welfare of Montana will be largely promoted by the removal of the Territorial Seat of Government from its present isolated frontier location to a central position like Helena. The great masses of the people see, i »»Verstand, and confess this. It is only ! through pique or local jealousies, unworthy i f° r a to t )e indulged, that portions of considerations of whatever kind, were alone taken into account, the determination of the people to centrally and conveniently place the Capital would lie ratified by an absolutely unanimous vote. Not alone are Jefferson Gallatin, Meagher, and Chouteau interested to an almost equal extent with Lewis and Clarke in the approval of the Capital law, but Deer Lodge, joining us on the west, and Missoula beyond, allied to us by every material inter est, art; closely concerned in its adoption. Outside of Madison, the main opposition to the approval of the law, as strange as it may appear, will probably come from our neigli ! borin S West * iJe county. And yet not one i £ <,od reason exi * tâ ' vh >' ;t sin .^c vote should ! I* 011 ** 1 diversely to Helena in Deer Lodge county. Our people have been generous r,s well as just toward their neighbors. They kept faith with Deer Dodge in the location of the Penitentiary. They twice attested their political friendship when that friendship was I needed and when it spoke to some purpose, They labored with a zeal and earnestness for j Mr. Clagett never before excelled in the poli ties of Montana. They polled for him, in tw»j successive contests a majority vote that lifted them above the charg«*. if ever made, of sectional hostility. In 1800 I)eer Lodge was pledged to Helena for the Capital as Helena ivas pledged to Deer Lodge for the Penitentiary. The his tory of that election is everyYvhere known. Deer Lodge county gave Helena less than GOO votes against upwards of 1,(500 votes cast for Virginia. In 1872, LcYvis and Clarke voted similarly, Yvhich made the honors easy as betYveen the tYvo counties on the capital question. In all candor, then, we submit, that Deer Lodge, not alone in view of the action of this coun ty in the matter ot the Penitentiary, but in vieYv as well of the interests of that county and of the Territory, should hoyv join heart and soul in the endorsement of this measure for the proper location of the Capital. To the sensible and intelligent residents of ihe county Yve arc satisfied ivc shall not speak of tins mat: er «jf common concern in vain. Let reason take the place of prejudice, and the result will not be uncertain. The interests, the welfare, of Deer Lodg«*, as well as of Montana, Yvill be subserved by the approval it of the Capital law, and we trust that the peo- I ^ pie of our adjoining county on tiie we*î will j resolutely and cordially vote that Yvay. THE TRI E «TORA. The article in ike Independent of this morn ing. on the part taken bj' Cornelius He«!gcs, as County Commissioner in 18(55, regarding the contest of one Harding for the office of County Recorder, is so manifestly false as to arouse Ihe indignation and every one acquainted Yvith the facts of the case. Mr. Hedges* appointment to the Board of County Commissioners, unlike that of his tYvo asso ciates, Yvas made to fill a vacancy, ami was held without being disputed. Upon Harding presenting his claim to the Board, it yvhs vig orously and persistently oppose«! hy Mr. Hedges, Yvhile it received the approval of a majority of the Board. Mr. Hedges opposed this claim so strenuously that he compelled an appeal in the matter to Judge Munsen and the other Judges of the Supreme Court of the Territory. The opinion of the Judges was obtained and Yvas in 1'aYor of Harding. Not content with this, Mr. Hedges called upon the judges personally, and argued the case against the claim of Harding, but without chancing the court's opinion. It was noYV out of the question to go further. Mr. Hedges haviug pledged himself to abide by the de cision of the Supreme Court, he possessed sense enough to sec that any opposition of his to this opinion could only be attended by the most disastrous expenditure of the public money in carrying on endless law suits. It is certain that Mr. Hedges is not only free from blame, but highly to be commended for the manly position he assumed. And thus is fitly answered that "terrible something*' which the local Democratic or gan has for the past week or more been threatening to bring to light to the detriment of Cornelius Hedges. The accusations of direliction of duty, of being a bogus official, and of allowing a claim against the county which he was not convinced was right until positively compelled by the decision of the courts to do so, vanish into thin air, and Mr. Hedges comes out of tbe exjtote with pure hands and a clean record. Let "Old Cotem poraneous" do better than this first trial, else even the Independent'» columns will be closed against him. Thb Attorney General has decided that, under section 19 of the act amendatory of the bankrupt law, the United States Marshals and Registers in Bankruptcy are not required to make returns therein provided for until they are furnished with tabular forms and directions in respect thereto by a Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. hotel accovcviodation«. | The editor of the MonUmUtu dwell» s at length on the deficiency of hotel accommoda tions in Helena as a reason why the Capital should not be removed here. When one re members the "Clasbey," "Crescent," and "Chicago" Houses of Virginia city this kiml of argument will excite a smile. There arc hotels in Helena which Captain Blake did not see, better than any in Virginia. Payne's Hotel on North Clore street, or the Minnesota House on Rodney street, an; better hotels than the best Virginia city has, while we have the German Hotel, tin* Magnolia ami the Overland hotels that would excite tin* pride of the \ iginnns if they were in their town.' W bile for restaurant-, we liav«; the Interna tional ami Imperial, mill others, affonlim;' ample accommodation* in tliat line. Of course, the St. Louis i> now onr onlv first class hotel: but we shall have another s»>«»n. Hotel accommodations here are ample, ami all the gu»:sts who sleeD in door* at, Virginia will not sleep out doors in Helena. We have two fair halls now, and it is in con templation of our citizens, if the Capital shall be removed, to build not only halls l'or the two houses of the Assembly, but also offices for the executive departments, the rent paid therefor making such property a valuable private speculation. The most ample accom modations for the Capital and all who attend on it here will lie provided by our citizen*. As to the fears expressed by the Madison County papers of taxation for public build ings, we know that if Helena to-day was the I Capital, and the question were left to the voters of Lewis and Clarke, whether at tin* j expense of the Territory w«.* should build publie buildings, not three men in <»ur county could be fourni to favor so chimerical a projH>sitif>u, This is the invention <<f tire unscrupulous men who care not at all h ou much they deceive, ami as experience has demonstrate.! how much llrev forge ami d • fraud. FRO VI JEFFERSON ICI Y ff. Iff. Prom parties who have arrived here from the Jefferson Hiver diggings, we learn that comparatively little mining ha* yet been done, nor is lik«.*lv to be «loin* lor s«.*veral weeks to come. To be abb* fairly f»> <-oni mence prospecting, time sind the proper fa cilities for work are require«!. Me.**rs. Math ers Sweeney and others, who haw been pretty thoroughly oyer the ground, report that "prospects can be obbtined for many miles along the river, and »»n «liseovery «daim it has been demonstrate«! that big pay ran be taken out. Investigations will be push«;«l dur ing August and September, and it is thought that in that timeth*i <.'hara«*terof the diggings Yvill be ascertained, and whether they will generally pay. From !50 to 200 jiersons, of all classes, including miner*, traders, saloon keepers, et«;., are scattered along th«* river ^ ro,n ^ ,e Boulder to Jefferson Bridge. Tire ma j 01 'hy °f them are from Virginia City. Alder Gulch, and other localities in Madison county. The effect of several barrels of cheap Yvhisky, contributed by Virginia City. and placed in *• reliable hand» " for free dis tribution, is to be tested upon the voters in efforts to carry the river precincts against the Capital laYv. There is great disappointment expressed b\ those interested in Virginia that tiie big stam pede, endeavored to be brought about to in fluence the capital question, had *•> signally failed. Gallatin, Jefferson an«l Lewis and Clarke have a fair representation in the new mines; but the greater number of men there arc from Madison. Numbers of thes«; latter are "foot loose''and "transient." Th»; plan is t«) experiment with these person, in the r«* peating business. Under the influence ol poisoned Yvhiskey these chara«;ters are to be shifted about to Y'ote as many times a* want ed, without knowledge or fear, in their intox icated condition, of the election law «ir the penalties prescribed for fraudulent voting. There will he honest men to look after such schemes and if those schemes succeed as cx cxpected at Virginia, yyc shall miss otirgue»». A Cl RIOt/S CONTRA«'!'. It is very singular that while the Congres» of the United States lias been passing a law Yvhich imposes an additional tax «>t two and a half millions of collars on the newspaper eir dilation of the country, the Legislature of the largest and most important of the Aus tralian colonies lias adopted a regulation al loYving newspapers to go Yvithout any charge at all through the mails. We do not say that such a rule is right, but it is at least a lauda ble effort to remoY'e all obstacles to the «lis semination of knowledge. It must be a«l mitted that if it is an error at all, it i* an error in a yerv good cause. llox. James E. Callaway an«l «»tlier dis tinguished speakers are announced to cidres meetings in Madison county as follows: Sil ver Star, Wednesday, July 29; Canyon city, Thursday, July 30; Virginia city, Saturday. August 1—speaking to commence at 8 «»'« lock p. m. Let the people rally at th«; several places at the time named, assured that it will be worth their Yvhile to lie present. Col. Cal laway is an able and ehxjuenl orator, ami will make himself felt as well as beard in th«* cam'iiss. Secrenaby Bristoyv and the Posimastct General ha\'e approved a plan for the new public buildiugs at Philadelphia. The total cost is limited to $4,000,000, exclusive of tin site. The building is to be of granite, (rom the Dix Island quarries.