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New York, April 18 .— Bristow issued tbe following circular as instructions concerning the issue of silver coin of the United States in place of fractional currency: Treasury Department^ ) Washington, April 18, 1876.1 By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Treasury'by the second sec tion of the act entitled "An act to provide for the deficiency in the Bureau of Printing and Engraving of the Treasury Department, and for the issue of silver coin of the United States in place of the fractional currency, approved April 17th, 1876, the several officers below named are hereby authorized, upon presentation at their respective offices for re demption of fractional currency in sums of five dollars, or multiples thereof, assorted by denominations, and in amounts not to exceed one hundred dollars, to issue therefor a like amount of silver coin of the United states of the denominations of 10, 20 and 50 cents; and furthermore, upon presentation for redemp tion m the (.llice of the Secretary of the Trea sury of the United States in this city, of any amount of such currency, properly assorted, i and in sums of not less than five dollars, the Treasurer is authorized to issue silver coin therefor to the amount of currency presented, or he may issue his check therefor, payable in silver at either of the ollices hereinafter named, at the option of the party presenting the currency, as far as may be practicable. From time to time the fractional currency redeemed in silver under these instructions, by any ot the Assistant Treasurers, or any of the designated depositories of the U. f>. will be sent in sums of one thousand dollars, or multiples thereof, to the Treasurer of the United States in this city, the amount to be charged in the Treasurer's general coin ac count as a transfer of funds, and any amount of such currency for which silver has been paid lemaining at any time as cash in the several offices, will be treated as coin assets, and in no case will such fractional currency be reissued. Fractional currency sent by express or otherwise to the ollices below named for re deption in silver under the provisions of this circular, should be accompanied by a letter of advice stating fully the address of the sender, and how remittances in payment therefor is desired, and if by the Treasurer s check the office at .which the check should be made payable. The Government will not pay express charges- on silver issued or fractional curren cy presented for redemption under the pro visions of this circular. The offices herein referred to are as fol lows: The Treasurer of the United States at Washington. The Assistant-Treasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Charleston, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Chicago, San Fran cisco, and Baltimore, and United States De positories at Buffalo and Pittsburg. [Signed,] B, F. BRISTOW. Washington, April 18.—The first pay ment of silver coin was made to-day by Trea surer New to Representative Foster of the Appropriations Committee. The regular pay ment to the public for fractional currency will begin on Thursday, regulations to this effect having been prepared. It is expected that there will be a heavy demand for coin for the first few days. t iruiitm Republican State Convention. Lynchburg, April 18.—The Republican ■tale Convention organized permanently by he election of the lion. J. B. Siner as chair nan. Resolutions were adopted as reported ,y the committee on resolutions, and also a esolution of preference for Blaine. Resoiu ious of the endorsement of Morton's course ,vere adopted as a compliment to him. DiNastroiis Overflow. Quincy, (Til.,) April 18.—The levee south >f this city lias broken at three points, and a arge portion of the bottom on the Illinois tide is overflowed opposite Hannibal. Houses ind barns have floated away, and the damage hat has been done cannot be estimated. The ■ntire population of the bottom have fled to he bluffs, in many cases leaving everything >ehind them. Meetings have been held at lannibal to assist the unfortunates. Much uffering is sure to follow this great calamity, rim river has declined one inch this after loou, and it is believed that the worst is over. Kentenced. St. Louis, April 17.—General John Mc Donald has just been sentenced by Judge 1'reat in the U. S. District Court, to 3 years in lie penitentiary and $5,000 fine. W. O. Avery was sentenced to two years ' the penitentiary and $1,000 fine. --■ i^i » m -- The Extradition Case. New York, April 19.—The last dispatches >etween England and America, show that .'xtradition is a dead leHer, and the treaty nay be considered abrogated. The British position is regarded as singular as it is unten sel as a a a A. ed of A Uenerouü Donation. New Y t ork, April 19. —At the Moody-Sau- cy meetings yesterday $160,000 were col- •eted for the Young Men's Christian Associ- tion. The donors have not been made pub- c, but it is understood that Wm. E. Dodge ave $10,000. The meetings terminate to- ay. i Tlie Impeachment Trial. Washington, April 19.—The galleries of the Senate Chamber was again densely crowded, ladies predominating. So great was the rush that it was found necessary to close some of the doors soon after the Senate was called to order. The tables and seats for the use of the managers and the accused and his counsel were arranged as on Monday. Ex-Secretary Belknap, accompanied by his counsel, Carpenter, Black and Blair, entered the Senate chamber at 12:25, and at 12:30 the Senate suspended the consideration of legis lative business to resume the impeachment trial, and the Secretary of the Senate was directed to notify the managers that the Sen ate W8S ready to proceed with the trial. The managers shortly after arrived, and Lord, on behalf of the Board, sent to the Secretary's desk and had read the answer adopted by the House to the plea of Belknap, to the effect that at the time of the commission of the acts charged against said Belknap, he was an offi cer of the United States, and ha was such officer until after the House of Representa tives, by its proper committee had completed the investigation into the charges against him, and were preparing for his impeachment, and that the fact was known to him when he resigned. Carpenter, of the counsel for the accused, asked for a copy of the replication of the House of Representatives, and lor time until Monday next to answer the same. Edmunds submitted an order that tbe coun sel tile bis answer to the replication by the 24th iust., and that the managers file their rejoinder by the 25th, and that the trial pro ceed on the 27th inst., which was agreed to. After some discussion, and on motion of Ed munds, it was ordered that the Senate sitting as a court of impeachment, adjourn until the 27th inst at 12:30 p. m. The Emma Mine Investigation. Washington, April 19.—Ex-Senator Stew art was recalled before the Committee on Foreign Affairs to-day. It will be recollected from the former testimony, that witness had a conversation with Senator Morton in July, 1871, trying to engage him as counsel in the Emma mine suit, but which Senator Morton subsequently declined. In reply to Springer's question, witness said he advised Lyon to send Senator Morton a retaining fee of $1,000, having previously informed the Senator that if the suit turned out well he should have a larger compensa- tion. After witness saw Senator Morton's testimony before this committee, given in March last, and not knowing whether Lyon had complied with his suggestion to send a retaining fee to Morton, he wrote to the Denver Bank for information as to whether a draft had been drawn in favor of Senator Morton on the bank. The reply was that there w T as no evidence that such check had been drawn. The reason why witness ap- plied to the bank for information, was that Chaffee, president of the bank, furnished the money to defray the litigation of Lyon against the Emma Mine Company. ---1 -*4 ►► ---— Assassination. St. Louis, April 18.—The Globe-Democrat has a special from Chalmers, Mo., says Col. A. A. Spencer was assassinated in the court room at Lynn creek last evening, by a stran- ger giving tbe name of Jeffreys. The only explanation of the affair is that Jeffreys ask- ed Spencer what he had done with his wife and children, and immediately drew a revol- ver and shot him three times, twice through the head. Jeffreys made no attempt to es- cape, but surrendered. ---^ K » Tlie Chinese Question. Washington, April 19.—The President in- formed Congressman Page to-day that he had directed the Secretary of State to instruct Minister Seward to officially call the attention of the Chinese Government to the practical operations of the Burlingame treaty, with a view to modifying it in accordance with the suggestion of a resolution recently adopted by the House. This order of the President is the foundation for negotiations to confine the treaty to commercial purposes. Mew Planet. Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 19.—Prof. Watson reports that he discovered, on the night of the 16th, in the constellation of Vir- go, a planet hitherto unknown, the continued observation of which was interrupted by clouds last night. It shines like a star of the 11th magnitude. Its position is right ascen- sion 13 hours 29 minutes, declination 11 deg. 47 minutes south. Brutal Murder. Oneida Mills, N. Y., April 19.—Two Swedes, while mad with drink, drove Mrs. Burgeson, the wife of one of them, from the house and murdered her. A five year-old son was terribly bruised about the body, and had his skull fractured in seven places. Both men have been arrested. Bank Robbery. Fort Scott, (Ks.) April 19.—A special from Baxter Springs, Ks., says that at about 10 o'clock this morning two men entered the Baxter bank, presented a pistol at the head of the cashier, went through the safe and escap ed into the Indian Territory with $3,000. The officers and a number of citizens are in close pursuit. ■— -— O'Conor. New York, April 19.— At a meeting of the Bar Association last night the committee ap pointed to consider the charges against Chas. O'Conor, reported that O'Conor's statement was sufficient thereto. O'Conor himself op posed the report, and a new committee was appointed to arrange a tribunal for the inves tigation of the charges. Cblcagro Election, Chicago, April 18.—At midnight the re turns which are in from the city election are only scattering. Enough precincts are heard from, however, to indicate that the side of decency has prevailed; that what has been known as the bummer element has been foist ed, and that the common council will be com posed largely of good men. Clinton Briggs, the Democratic nominee for city treasurer has probably beaten Clark, the Republican candidate. The vote for floyne for mayor has been tolerably full, though both Republi cans and Democrats have scratched his name in many precincts. Chicago, April 18.—The Tribune will to morrow editorially announce tbe grounds on which Mr. Hoyne will base his claim to the mayoralty. They are— First—That a vacancy existed by the adop tion of the new charter, which provides that the persons then in office should continue to act until the next election. Second, That this vacancy existing, it was the right of the people to elect a person to fill that vacancy at the next election. Third, The failure of the mayor, common council, or of all the other officers to call such an election cannot defeat the right of the people to hold it, and that such an election is as valid as though the notice had been given. Fourth, That the election having been held, no refusal by the judges of the election to make returns or of the common council to canvass them, can invalidate it. - ■ -» !» »-►> -- Nomination. Washington, April 19.—The President sent the following nomination to the Senate: Michael Schaeffer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. CEO. Wl. PITNEY. THE "•HEKAI.B'S" STOUT CORROBO RATED. The woman that followed him away fully identified. Fort Benton, M., T., April 18th, 1870. To tlie Editor of the Herald: A well known miner arrived in town this p. m. and seeing in your issue of the 15th, insfi the account given of the whereabouts of Mr. Geo. M. Pinney, at once verified this very romantic story in its most important points. This man wishes it to be understood, that under no circumstances would he ever have disclosed the facts of Pinney's history since his flight, had not your correspondent already done so in the article above referred to. This man, whom for short we will call Jones states, that on the 24th, of March last, while encamped on "Two Medicine' Cieek (about ten miles distant from "Cat Bank Creek) he met with two men seated in a light spring wagon, they being on their way to the British possessions. Mr. Joues, being anxious to obtain some information about lost stock, approaches the travelers, who seemed anxious to avoid unnecessary delay and acted as though they wished to escape scrutiny. Mr. Jones, who in former times, had enjoyed personal acquaintance with Mr. Pinney at once recognized in the driver this celebrated personage. The other man (?) who was closely veiled turned out to be a female in disguise, hut even under the rough covering could easily be recognized the magnificent form of a city belle. When Mr. Jones addressed Pinney by his proper name, the latter ehed tears, and recited to him the sad story of his wanderings, being the same in substance as that told by 3 r our correspondent above referred to. In speak ing of his trip to Egypt Mr. Pinney stated that lie there met with the Prince of Wales, whose society he enjoyed very much for several clays, and who had, in remembrance of the occasion, given to him a most beauti ful and costly diamond breast-pin exhibited at the time in the center ot his shirt bosom. Mr. Pinney indiguantly denied that he was in any way connected with the doings of the dynamite-fiends of Bremerhaven. He admit ted that he had known the scoundrel Thamas sen as a boy but had never met him since then. Mr. Pinney also stated that while travelling in Italy he spent several weeks at the villa of Boss Tweed, with whose sad fate he expressed much sympathy. Speaking of the accident which deprived him temporarily of the use of one of his legs, he stated that he was kicked by his horse and that the hurt was only slight. Upon parting with Mr. Jones, Pinney warmly graspe-' the former s hand and with tears streaming down his fur rowed cheeks, he said: "If you see any of my friends in Helena, tell them I am not happy; tell them not to doubt my integrity; tell them I will return some day and redeem my character, which now has fallen an easy prey to scandal-mongers and mali cious newspaper reporters." During the interview the female in disguise was shiver ing perceptibly, not so much from cold as from fear that her companion would betray more (than judicious) of their movements. This female has a large liver-colored mole on her left cheek near the corner of her mouth. NUGGET. The Fair Pamplet. We acknowledge the receipt of the "Pre mium List, with the Rules and Regulations of the Seventh Annual Fair of the Montana Agricultural, Mineral and Mechanical Asso ciation," to begin on the 25th of September next. The printing was done at the Herald office, and is the best specimen of printing of that description that we have known to be executed in the Territory. We will refer to the indeements offered by this society again. Madisonian. republican territorial conven tion. Pursuant to the call of the Republican Cen tral Committee, the Republicans of Montana met in Wilcox Hail, Deer Lodge city, at 12 m., April 19. W. W. Jones called the Convention to or der, and upon motion, Frank L. Worden of Missoula, was elected temporary Chairman, add Theo. Shed of Helena, Secretary. A motion was made and carried that a com mittee of one from each county be appointed on credentials, and the following gentlemen were appointed: Lewis and Clarke—Henry Wyttenbach. Deer Lodge—Chas. Cooper. Beaverhead— S. F. Dunlap. Missoula— F. L. Worden. Madison—Wm. Thompson. Jefferson—Robert Fisher. It was moved and adopted that the Chair appoint a committee of one from each coun ty on Permanent Organization, and the fol lowing gentlemen were appointed: Lewis and Clarke— B. II. Tatem. Deer Lodge—Wm. H. Claggett. Jefferson—N. Merriman. Beaverhead— S. F. Dunlap. Madison— F. C. Deimling. Missoula— J. A. J. Chapman. The Convention adjourned till 2 p. m. The Convention reassembled at 2 p. m., when the Committee on Credentials submit ted the following report: Mr. Chairman —Your Committee beg leave to make the following report: We find that the several counties are en titled to the following named delegates: Beaverhead County— S. F. Dunlap and J. C. Metlin. DEER LODGE COUNTY. Delegates, Wm. H. Clagett, O. B. O'Bannou, C. F. Musigbrod, Howard H. Zenor, Chas. S. Warren, A. J. Poznainsky, G. W. Morse, Chas. Cooper, Hugh Bell, Wm. Mellen, D. H. Trufant, Geo. Perry, E. T. lluson, Alternates. Geo. W. Irvin, Jas. H. Mills, Jno. II. Buxton, W. W. Jones, D. N. Upton, L. M. Turner, B. P. Tilden, Jas.E. Owings, E. S. Stackpole, Peter Lansing, Benj. Franklin, Gus. Wisner, W. T. Allison. Delegates. Robert Fisher J G Sanders V H Fisk N. Merriman, W m Moore W F Sanders C. Hedges, T H Kleinschmidt A J Fisk ß II Tatem John Kinna E T Johnson Frank Taylor F. G. Heldt J. O. Nash C. D. Hard R. McNeil T. O. Conner Jno. Gonu JEFFERSON. Alternates. J. C. Stewart, Geo. W. Crane, Jno. McCourt, H. Cook, \Y. V. Myers. LEWIS AND CLARKE. Delegates. Alternates. Ben Benson Theo Shed Nick Ivessler J. H. Hartwell, J. J. Williams R. C. Wallace A. H. Beattie Tom Gray J H McFarland L E Holmes W. L. Milligan L C Miller Wm Sims H Wyttenbach MADISON. John Allabaugb, Wm. Thompson, David McCranor, O. Baker, F. C. Deimling, Her man Mer er, Fay Harrington. MISSOULA COUNTY. Frank L. "Worden, W. H. II. Dickenson, J. A. J. Chapman, Stephen Fruen, J. R. Lot imer. Your committee would further recommend that the delegates present by their chairmen be allowed to cast the votes of all absent del egates, or their alternates, from their respec tive counties. It was moved and seconded that the report be adopted. Fisher moved that the resolution at the end of the report be amended, so as to read, a majority of the Delegates present to cast the vote of the absent members. Carried. On motion of Sanders, the whole resolution was stricken out. On motion of Warren, the adoption of res olutions was made the first order of busi ness. Sanders, of Lewis and Clarke, offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the fidelity of James G. Blaine to all those generous principles which the century has revealed, the stainless record he has written, the unsullied patriotism he has preserved and illustrated, the honorable positions he has adorned, endear him to the Republicans of Montana; but beyond these virtues, the parity of his public and private life, his inexorable pursuit of the Credit Mobilier and other public corruptions, com bine to designate him as the candidate of the party for President of the United States, whose election will assure the relentless pur suit and condign punishment of all persons who in public life shall betray the trusts con fided to them ; and we request the delegates this day elected to cast the votes of this Ter ritory for lnm at the Cincinnati Convention. Clagett, of Deer Lodge, offered the follow ing substitute : Resolved, That the delegates elected to at tend the National Republican Convention, are hereby instructed to favor in the National Convention for the high office of President of the United States, a man whose name in itself shall be a guarantee of a complete reno vation of the public service in all of the de partments of the Government; who possesses that national reputation for aggressive hon esty, and a record that shows a national and constitutional hatred of official corruption in all of its forms. Motions were made to adjourn until 9 o'clock to-morrow, and for a recess of fifteen minutes, both of which were lost. The question on the adoption of the substi tute was called, and Mr. Clagett, of Deer Lodge, demanded the ayes and noes. The vote stood as follows : AYES. Madison County.—Allebaugh, McCranor, Baker, Harrington, Thompson, Meyer and Deimling. Deer Dodge County.—Clagett, O'Bannon, Mussigbrod, Poznainsky, Morse, Cooper, Bell, Mellon, Trufant, Perry, Huson. Jefferson County.—Fisher. Total, 19. NOES. Lewis and Clarke County.—Sanders, Shed, Kleinschmidt, Fisk, Tatem, Kinna, Johnson, Taylor, McFarland, Holmes, Hard, Miller, O'Connor, Wyttenbach. Missoula County.—Worden, Dickinson, Fruim, Lattimer, Chapman. Jefferson County.—Sanders, Fisk, Merri raan, Moore. Beaverhead County.—Dunlap, Metlin. Deer Lodge.—Warren, Zenor. Total, 27. Chas. S. Warren, of Deer Lodge, moved an amendment, "That the name of Benjamin F. Butler be substituted for that of James G. Blaine wherever :'.t appears." Lost. Several motions to adjourn were lost. The ayes and noes were then demanded on the Blaine resolution with the following re sult : AYES. Beaverhead County.—Dunlap, Metlin. Jefferson County.—Sanders, Fisk, Merri man, Moore. Lewis and Clarke County—Sanders, Shed, Kleinschmidt, Fisk, Tatem, Kinna, Johnson, Taylor, McFarland, Holmes, Hard, Miller, O'Connor, Wyttenbach. Missoula County—Worden, Dickenson, Fruiu, Lattimer.—Total, 24. NOES. Deer Lodge—Claggett, O'Bannon, Mussig brodt, Zenor, Warren, Poznainsky, Morse, Cooper, Bell, Mellon, Trufant, Perry, IIu son. Jefferson County—Fisher. Madison County—Allebaugh, McCranor, Baker, Harrington, Thompson, My er, Deim ling. Missoula—Chapman. Total—22. Upon the announcement of the adoption of the resolution, Mr. O. B. O'Baunon, of Deer Lodge, and Mr. Robt. Fisher, of Jeffer son, announced to the Chairman that they withdrew from the Convention. The Convention took a recess until 7 p. m., to meet at the Court House. At 7 p. m. reassembled at the Court House. Warren, of Deer Lodge, moved to adjourn until to-morrow, at 9 p. m. Lost. By Clagett the following resolution was was offered, which was adopted by acclama tion : Resolved, The delegates elected to attend the National Republican Convention are hereby instructed 1st. To use all honorable means to secure in the National platform an unequivocal de claration in favor of the passage of an act by Congress that shall require the selection of all federal appointees in the Territories to be made from the bona fide residents of the same, thus securi ng to the Territories the inestima ble benefits of good government, by sweep ing out of existance at once and forever the whole disgraceful and corrupting system of alien, carpet-bag appointments. Motion made and carried that we now pro ceed to the election of delegates to the National Convention to be elected one at a time by ballot. The following gentlemen were nominated : W. F. Sanders, Wm. II. Clagett, F. L. Worden, R. O. Hickman, E. D. Leavittt. Clagett declined the honor under the in structions. Motion by Warren that E. D. Leavitt and W. F. Sanders be declared the delegates to the National Convention. Motion not entertained by the Chair. Ballot was had which resulted in no choice. Warren, of Deer Lodge, renewed his mo tion that Sanders and Leavitt be declared by acclamation delegates to the National Con vention. Seconded by Fisk, of Lewis and Clarke. Carried. Moved and carried to procaed to vote for alternates. B. H. Tatem, R. E. Fisk. R. O. Hickman, F. L. Worden, were nominated. Motion made and seconded, that B. H. Tatem and R. O. Hickman be declared the nominees of this Convention as alternates. Call of roll demanded. Lost by the following vote: Ayes, 21; nays, 25. Motion that we vote for one alternate. First ballot—44 votes cast. Hickman received 26; Fisk, 17; Tatem, 1. Hickman was declared elected as alternate for E. D. Leavitt Motion carried that we now proceed to vote for alternate for W. F. Sanders. Ballot taken—42 votes cast. Fisk received 3 votes; Worden, 17; Tatem, 22 . Tatem was declared nominated as alternate for W. F. Sanders. Sanders offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the thanks of this Conven tion are due, and are hereby tendered to its officers for the faithful performance of their duties, and to the people of Deer Lodge City for use of Halls, and other courtesies. On motion, at 10 o'clock, p. m., the Con vention adjourned sine die. F. L. WORDEN, Chairman. Theo. Shed, Secretary. Meditates Matrimony. Eastern Montanians, are not satisfied with their steamboats on the Yellowstone, Black Hills excitement, nearness to Wonderland, fine agricultural and mining country, but must, it seems, covet something more. One of their number proposes to carry away from Helena, one of her fairest daughters in a short time. Must we submit to such conduct? We must. The fellow who tried to open a postal card yesterday will be brought up in the Munici pal Court this morning, and his Honor will explain the postal system.