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reported specially fob the herald by
Nllver Re«nmption.
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
The Treasurer of the United States at
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.
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.
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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
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-
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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Washington, April 19.—The President
sent the following nomination to the Senate:
Michael Schaeffer, Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Utah.
The woman that followed him away fully
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.
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.
republican territorial conven
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.
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,
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.
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
J. C. Stewart,
Geo. W. Crane,
Jno. McCourt,
H. Cook,
\Y. V. Myers.
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
John Allabaugb, Wm. Thompson, David
McCranor, O. Baker, F. C. Deimling, Her
man Mer er, Fay Harrington.
Frank L. "Worden, W. H. II. Dickenson,
J. A. J. Chapman, Stephen Fruen, J. R. Lot
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
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 :
Madison County.—Allebaugh, McCranor,
Baker, Harrington, Thompson, Meyer and
Deer Dodge County.—Clagett, O'Bannon,
Mussigbrod, Poznainsky, Morse, Cooper,
Bell, Mellon, Trufant, Perry, Huson.
Jefferson County.—Fisher. Total, 19.
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 :
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.
Deer Lodge—Claggett, O'Bannon, Mussig
brodt, Zenor, Warren, Poznainsky, Morse,
Cooper, Bell, Mellon, Trufant, Perry, IIu
Jefferson County—Fisher.
Madison County—Allebaugh, McCranor,
Baker, Harrington, Thompson, My er, Deim
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
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
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
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.

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