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-The Committee on Indian Affairs ha agreed to report favorably on the nomina tion of I. L. Hoyt as Commissioner of In dian Affairs. -Gen Sherman's recent trip was the longest official tour ever made by the gen eral of the army. He arrived at St. Louis fromie the West on the 18th of October, hav ing been absent 115 days. He traveled between 9,000 and.10,000 miles. -As will be seen elsewhere, by an article taken from the Mining and ScientI1fe Press, an effort is to be made to preserve the beauty of the Yellowstone National Park. This effort should have been made sooner, as many of the beauties of the park have been destroyed by specimen banters. -Delegate Maginis in his army speech referred to the army as"a skeleton dangling from the scaffold of economy and bleaching in the wind of starvation." That is as :good as Nast's cartoon showing a lot of iblood-thirsty-Indians peenng into a stock `ade and a skeleton U. 8. soldier inside en VTreating "Please dcn't come in here." -It is rather a remarkable fact that al though the United States has enacted and amended, repealed and re-enacted laws of vast number relating to parting with its title to every other kind of lands and prop erty, it has been nearly fifty years since it enacted one relating to that most valia ble property-timber. It seems time that it should receive the attention of Congress. -Delegate Maginnis is credited by the Eastern press with making the best speech delivered in the House November 10th, on the occasion of the debate on the army ap propriation bill. It was certainly a fine ef fort, and his utterances a brave, truthful, earnest appeal for the people of the exposed frontiers. There is not one word in it the people of the West would wish stricken out, and it were wiser economy if Congress should mould its enactments to the facts he cites. We regret the speech, which is pub lished in the Helena papers, came to hand through them too late for reproduction in our columns. -The code of civil procedure enacted at the tenth session of the Montana Legisla ture, makes provisions of limitation which we have not seen published, and which are of eonsiderable importance to business men. We publish the following extracts: Se. 41. * * An action upon any centraet, obligation, or liability, founded upon an instrument' in writing,, shall be commenced within six years. Sea. 44.-1. An action upon account, or other bontract, obligation dr 'liability, not Sfounaded upon an instrument in writing; * * * 8. An action upon an account forgoods, wares or merchandise sold and delivered, and upon any express or implied protpise not above enumerated-shall be comimenced within two years. The limitations were formerly on instrn ments in writing ten years; on book' ac counts five years. -Copp's Land Owner, issued a few days ago notintans a full report of the, recent de ,elsion by Secretary Shurz in the caie of Homas vs. the St. Joseph & Denver City fillr* Compapy, which settles certain questions of very great interest affecting numerous claims of individuals-and of cor porations that are grantees of public lands. oThe main points established by it are as follows: A valid homestead entry is an ap propriation of the land covered by it, and reminsasuch until a forfeiture is declared 'in acoidanbe with law and with the rules and regulations of the General Land Office and until the reservation is removed. The. r gltiions in regard to the method of de elaring a homestead claim abandotned and the entry canelled are necessary to the elfbieiht exacntion of the homestead law. Cases adjudicated ujder a different view of theiomnestsal aw are not to be reopened. The rideuhow announced is for future gui dance. -Wo- had the pleasura of mesting this week Robert 8. Anderson, Esq, U. 8. Distrit Attorney. The venomous press " has given Mr. Anderson considerable gra tuitous advertising, it being stated he' was an old chum of the Preside-t, and. some thirty or more years ago climbed a church Ssteeple in :Cineinnati in company with btorney Hayes, for which fact, on the alt.rsltanae beng recalled, the President klndly appointed. Mr..Anderson District Attorney- r Montafits. We regret that a shade of diseredit seems to attach to this . pictresue story. Mr. Andersonis a na Stie of MoLaemmsboro, Ill., and was appoint. ed from that place. It was never his good fortune to ee Rutherford B. Hayes-until a fw days before he was aponted, and Mr. Andersdois notyet twenty-nine years old. . ,Theqs faots lead one tobelivethere - mast be somthai ng erroeous :in the stesple :. clmbing try, as jopie do not generally Iadulge inthee adveuntarea two or thtee yeast before they asre born with fellow sta. dents they h.bve never seen. Mr. Ander .sranms mrried, andi heremanir na Mon-. asna will bring his wife here in a few months. SOoSI4 ef r0Wenft.rant. :-~illaoza, November 8.-The fol, 4lo e1 r was reeved hre yestdrday SPausi;November . 'lra Mrs. Mores : The paial news :of your bereavement S' tmlani great lesI'in the death o ;eur great hband reaches uher. by tel. rpt. _ Fi w.s W` rseti from the Seetsut p sprs h it rpil4 reovery, this sad ewrates. His servios as Governor of Iesla tlhe moatdttyag'tides the nation l hehe hired thrgough and his counsels .ths snat .asoe'asd daring persiod wil umak him.lt patriots and statesmen. f 'ys h at bereavement and noe, I bksw, siyisemor nmlusessirelitan Mrs. Very truly and iaesnly Zt S. 3r"osi t is satda tee re e poe~esm esa.kus Iansathe prob. aWillit that they will seon ages as adeel atia tU rave em tback si·isa ses o amasity Ias raait ,t sea' # sIW**irsee he , e ° i rthi l ternes as aiil flm·~indmaulelhe~i~ ajlet late e i·d o THM WOOD UZUUIRZER The seizure of wood cut from the public domain in Montana, under instruotlons from the Interior Department, is the most important subject before the people of this Territory. The seizures made in Helena and the vicinity led to prompt and ener getic action to secure some basis of settle ment, so that wood might be supplied as heretofore, and as the determination of the cases there will have the same effect on all other localities in the Territory, we deem it desirable to keep our readers advised of the status of these cases. As mentioned last week, the Attorney General authorized the release of the wood on bond, so that there might be no distress for want of fuel. The following is the telegram: WasHurorTN. D. C., Dee. 20, 1877. B. 8. Anderson, U. b. District Attorney, Helena : The seizure of wood cut on lands of the United States immediately necessary for the wants of the community may be relin quished upon stipulation given to the sat isfaction of the Court that a fair value shall be paid therefor, if the adjudicatiou shall be in favor of the United States. This by, authority of the Secretary of the Interior. Inform U. S. Marshal. CHAS. DEVENs, Attorney-General. The question then arose what that " fair value " is, it being regarded that the Uni ted States does not desire to demand the additional value given the wood by cutting and hauling it,.but merely the value of the timber as it stands on the public lands. It was therefore determined by Judge Wade to appoint a Board of disinterested and intelligent gentlemen to investigate and report a price which ought to be re garded as the "fair value." Messrs. E. W. Knight, Cornelius Hedges and John Kinna were appointed. The Board met last Monday evening. The United States officers and wood men were present. and a full hearing was had. It appeared that from ten to seventy-five cords of wood are cut from an acre of timber. lands, the -aver age being about twenty-five cords. The Board thereupon made the following re port : UNITED STATES VS. CORD WOOD. To Ion. D. , S. Wade, Judge of the United States District Court for Third Judicial District, Lewis and Clark County, M. T. The undersigned, appointed and sworn to appraise certain ,cord wood, seized for being cut on the public domain, do hereby find and appraise the value thereof to the United States as it stood upon its land at fifteen cents per cold. The under signed are led to this conclusion in view of ,the absolute necessity of thus taking wood from the public lands as there is no other supply, and no opportunity has been afford ed to.acquire the right by purchase. What ever bf criminality accompanies the act is shared by every person living in the Ter ritory, but we do not believe any depart ment or individual connected with our good will regard as a crime what is a nec and industries within our borders. Leav esity for planting and sustaining settlements ing entirely aside the question of criminal ity to be punished as such by fine, the` un dersigned have reache4 the foregoing con clusion by estimating that an acre of tim ber land on an average yields twenty-five cords, which at a royalty of fifteen cents a cord will yield the government the sum of f3.75, or three times the usual minimum price, which seems to us fully to meet all the demands of equity for cost, care and expenses to the general government and to be in accordance with precedents establish ed by government in other siiiilar cases in other States and Territories. E. W. KNreHT, CORNELIUS HEDGES. JOHN KINNA. HELENA, Nov. 27, 1877. Taking the fifteen cents per cord as a basis adjudged a "fair value," Judge Wade, District Attorney Anderson and Marshal Wheeler then telegraphed the At torney General the facts and. their concur rence in the rate, and asked if they should proceed to take bonds thereon and release wood. The following reply was received: WASHIUGTON, D. C., Nov. 27, 1877. To B. B. Anderson, District Attorne I el ena, M. T. The price named in entirely dispropor tioned to the value of wood in Helena. The Secretary can not entertain any such set tlement. CHAS. DEVaNs, Attorney General. This telegram again left the officers at sea, and the District Attorney will allow the cases to take due course until definite instructions are received. No one appears to have any idea of what the I"fair value" is, as required by the Department to be paid, but bond for the wood at $2 per cord is considered ample to cover all con tingencies, and Judge Wade is now releas ing wood at Helena at that rate. The chief trouble about this matter seems to be that ,the Secretary of the Interior is advised that this wood is being cut for speculative pur poses, and the public domain is being rob bed for the benefit of speculators. This he desires and proposesto stop. If he knew how trifling is the speculation in wood compared with the quantity hauled day by day, a cord at a time, twelve or fourteen miles, to a chance market, by poor men who rely vpon the few dollars thus earned for the maintedance of themselves and families, there would certainly be some discrimmation made if the purpose is to prevent speculative depredations tam gover nment timber. We anticipate it will only be a few days until a generous basis of set tlement will be arrived at, which, while compensating the government for timber taken, will be so light a rate per cord that consumers will not realize the difference. It is a mistaken idea to suppose the De. partinent oficers ars ignorat of the. situa tion in theTerr.tories as redlates to timber, and the fact that settlers under present gcfrcamstanice ara eoripelld toirespass on the public lands. The Commisloner of the General Land office in bli port for 187 an8d 1875 gave an elaborate end able expo.ltlk of the question, showing the difficulties that urrouid it, and ulrging boneficlal legislation. As showing the views entertaiued li Washington, we cite that the Commissioner argued against the timber hinds being made saebjee ti tentry, under the pre-eG puepland hometead laws, holding that as the pre-emption laws gave 88 monty credit, pre-emptior might stop there during that timiedivest the land of all valuable timber, adfi then emo e, lear ng the government Without recom for Its lands. He alsoargued the neemi ty or preservig. as far as pomsbl, the idountain t`ber, as it Wias this timber that held the snows far on fn the saummer and- maintainesd th.eai 1 of . r for placers and rnches, mentton tre the fact thatthe mountan tidber-is ofulow growth, `ad once deatopdE Mes nesm t~ienew aprpriatesaeh psoposed of the toim#bert cii :s- ki jnideni ii as aell yet tl o i" wndk)P~i.BsL~ti~i a·l~i~~hp u lhlof : tat °la=,,r ea .d :x law to the present situation has been fully shown recently. it is estimated there are 75,000 cords of wood cat annually in Mon tans. of which 7,000 are out in the vicinity of Helena, and 4,000 cords are new under seizure. It is further estimated 1,000 in dustrious men in Montana, who work at other avocations during the summer, go into the timber lands in the winter and find occupation in cutting wood. The present troubles have thrown- many of these men out ,f employment. They do not wish to subject themselves to prosecution, but-the green wood for next summer must be cut and'split this winter. A number of these wood choopers in the vicinity of Helena appplied to Malsbal Wheeler requesting him to secure them permission to continue work and leave the wood in his possession u.ntil the question was settled. The follow ing telegrams were thereupon exchanged : HELENA, M.-T., Nov. 24, 1877. Hon. Charles Devens, Attorney-General, Washington, D. C.: A thousand men out of summer employ ment depend upon cutting wood for a living this winter. Our whole supply for next year must be cut this winter to dry out. They will leave the wood in my hands to re imburse the Government for its charge. Can they cut on these conditions ? If not permitted there will be much suffering. Our winters are savagely cold ; timber lands are unsurveyed and the valleys are bare.. Legislation for Montana is necessary. W. F. WHEELER, U. S. Marshal. WASHiNGTON, D. C., Nov. 27, 1877. W. F. Wheeler, U. S. Marshal, Helena, Montana : Tbe-Secretary does not understand this wood is needed this winter or 'for immedi ate consumption and does not feel that he has authority of law to give the permission requested; in which, 1 concur. He will immediately use every effort to have proper legislation to reach this important matter. Cas. DEVENS, Attorney-General. It will be seen from this that any wood chopped on public lands is liable to seizure and, further, parties are liable to criminal prosecution. All wood required for imme diate use is subject to seizure by the U. S. Marshal, but may be released on bond. A test case, or instructions,will probably soon determine the amount of stumpage the United States will require in Montana, and legislation enabling the acquisition of tim ber, or timber lands, will doubtless pass this winter. In the meantime persons cut ting or removing timber from the public domain are liable to a visit from the United States Marshal. NOTES OF TIH DAY. Most paragraphers use one pun notes. There is some talk of starting a smelter at Ogden. The net debt of the six New England States is $838,000,000. W. H. Vanderbilt is worth only $100, 000,000. Poor fellow. Men become editors after long labor, but women by her-editory right. "Wife No 19." Ann Eliza's spirited vol ume, has attained a sale of 80,000 copies. Kate Field found no field for her genius here, so she went to Europe for fresh fields. A Ghost practices law in Lincoln, Neb. How can a man with that name ever 'spec ter succeed. Mrs. S. S. Cox has bought a fine dwellinm in Washington, which she and her husband will use as a winter home. Out in Pennsylvania they call the tramp "aturnpike sailor." And yet we have seen some that didn't know how to navi. gate. Senator McDonald, of Indiana, begat his working life as a saddler ; and Jesse D. Bright was once a laborer in a brich yard. "What's Honor?" asks Falstaff. That's easy. Any woman who sits behind anothex woman in church can tell what's on her is two minutes. A boarding-house mistress, like the rest of us, has her weak and strong points; the weak points being her coffee, and the strong points her butter. The resignation of LaGrange, Superin tendent of the San Francisco mint, is in the hands of the President, to take effect De cember 81st. His successor has not yet been named. A prisoner in a Louisiana jail patiently feigned paralysis for three months so as to get a chance to escape; and when the op portunity came, in the language of the local paper, "he was off like a telegram." A correspondent writing from Cheyenne, Wyoming, says there are more saloons, harlots, gamblers, sabbath breakers. loaf ers, bilks, dead-beats and bad boys in that city that in any place of its size in the world. We overheard a gentleman s.y this morning that he hoped the "model hns band" about whom his wife talked so much, had been burned up in the patent offie with the other models.-Philadelphia Press. Senator Blaine's 'daughter. Alice, who was shot in the forehead by the accidental discharge of a small pistol recently, will be disfigured for life when the ball is extract ed, as it lies between the eyes and the junction of the noie and forehead. An attorney. having died exceedingly poor, a shilling subsoription was set on foot to pay the expense of the funeral Most of the attorneys and barristers having sub scribed, one of them applied to Toler,after wards Lord Chief Justlce Norbury, ex. pressing a hope that he Would subscribe a shilling also. "Only a shilling I" said Tole, "only a shilling to bury an attorney. Here isa guinea, go and bury twenty-one of them." Yeog >gas . ,Da eo ira gA. ar-OaaThansday the qntgel*r coach was attaked by Indians oarw ulp Sprn gs tUaSnI aboat fifteen miles froma her.. Threy hed a volley at the drver and S aseneres, but they all es. caped unhurt by leaving the coach and tak ing to the tefe. The .Indlisr captured the coach aMborses, . uaanisaked the mail sgs, and trat4 weasonaathly, tspan the mtreasue boz. They bidite two of the horss a' dieiampd <wi the oter two. Seve~rl -b *emh low isairu i onding eatemrtaread at grave sal itim ity thaI $heun ers. ;tu's t of e ft. o hbst r.b thet leI-. h e , asouee fs idsn h re eh~attaIked u sentsetrt e.ry. WS sa a ti UAW m-OTf- WA 3OK3 . OmrHawMrd a lwam Lesi. WAmln'oirx, Nov. 24.-The observer at Kitty Hawk reports at 11:5 a. m. t the chief signal officer as follow: - The United States man-of-war steamer Huron struck two miles north of Station No. 7, at 1:30 a. m. The foirebast and main topmast are gone, and the steamer is a total wreck. Assistance is -needed im mediately. The sea is breaking over her and several bodies bave already been washed ashore. The number on board . i 135. No cargo. - The following officers are on the HiUroil: Lients. Simmons and L. G. Palmer; Mas ters Wm. P. Conway, H. . fTyler and W. S. French; Ensigns Lucien Young and F. W. Denner; Surgeon G. S. Coibreck; Past Assistant Paymaster Carey V. Saunders; Chief Engineer - E. M. Olson; Assistant Engineer H. G. Denig; Captain's Clerk J. Delgalvin; Cadet Engineers, E. T. War burton and E. M. Loomis; Draughtsman Jonn J. Evans. The Huron w.as an iron screw propeller, carrying'four guns, of 514 tons, and on the same class exactly as the new vessels Alert and Ranger now on the Asiatic station. She had been out from Fortress Monroe only about twelve hours when the disaster occurred. At 3 p. m. the observer at Kitty Hawk, N. C., reports to the ehief signal officer as follows: The surfmnen have just :iteprned and report that the HUron has gone to pieces. Thirty were saved, all the rest perished. Coakling'sletter. CImcAao, November 24.-The Tribune's Washington special says : The Senate Commerce Committeels said not to have agreed with Senator Conkling as to the tone and form of his letter to'Secretary Sherman, asking information about the re moval of the New York Custom house offi cers. The committee have accordingly re ferred the matter to the Senate in execu tive session for instructions. The com mittee was in session for four hours to day. • . :. -- - Reported Compromise. mcAHCoo, Nov. 24.-The Tribune's Washington special says: Theri are cer tain indications of an attempt to compro mise the difference between the Republi cans and Democrats, in order to avoid the protracted flhibustering and wearisome night sessions, and possibly the barren re sults which would be certain to follow ob stinacy on either hand. Persons skilled in parliamentary tactics will be engaged until Monday in endenvoring to arrange that compromise. If made it will be in effect that the Democrats will consent to the tak ing of a vote upon the Kellogg case with out any considerable debate. If the Pat terson and Conover pledges are worth any thing, Kellogg will be seated. By virtue of the same professions, Butler, of South Carolina, would also be seated. It is prob able that Eastis would be next seated. This would preserve the relative balance of power in the Senate as it now is, provided that Butler shall have been seated and Con. over and Patterson co-operate with their fRepublican associates. Attempted Assasination. BERLIN, November 19.-A Pole has been arrested here on suspicion of intending to attempt the assassination of Emperor Wil liam and Prince Bismarck. Judicial in vestigation has been instituted. BERLIN, November 19.-Tho. Vole ,ns pected of designs on the lives oft Empe ror and Prince Bismarck, was' arrested at the railway station, but not as was at first reported at the one at which the Emperor arrived on his return from hunting.;; The affair caused great excitement, as .th first erroneous reports were to the effect. that a man had been taken in the act of firing at the Emperor. The police received infor mation of the plot which is attributed to the Polish ultramontanes from an outside source, and are looking .out for the prison er's supposed confederates. BERLIN, November 19.-The Pole ar rested on suspicion ofintending to attempt the assassination of Emperor William and Prince Bismarck, has been recognized as a forger, whom the police tracked frpm.West Prussia. When arrested he voluntarily stated he had care to assassinate the Em peror and Bismarck, but as soon as. he was recognized he confessed his first ;tatement was untrue. The Eastern War. LoNDON, Nov. 20.-The leading Turco phile journals speak of the fall of Kars as the most serious catastrophe of the war, and concede that the further resistance of Turkey is practically at an:end unless Me hemet, winter or chance will prevent the, fall of Plevna. A public meeting is called to express sympathy for the' Turks in their present desperate condition. The terms of peace are a sabject ofgreat discussion, no doubt being expressed as to the 'desire of Turkey to make peace in the event of the. surrender or destruction of Osman's army. In the peace discussions the 'attituide of Germany is creating much anxiety. It is 'thought Russia would be willing to grant acceptable terms, but the fear is expressed that Germany may urge Russia . dsmaud terms which England could ,no.ermiit to be accepted. Much uneasiness is felt here and the impression prvails among "shrewd financial men and politicians, that while the end of Turkish reslstance Ts at bhand, the settlement of terms of peace is full of peril to Europe. Eigljand is'~ ireaiarmed at CGermany than Russlg,4 d'e aiwlng where to sjoure allies in =-f :a tupture with the former. Friant. ieti t ady for a foreign war, and is gi4atlf embarrassed, of ocurse, by the sari ide of her domes tic difficulties. Will Veto taif filivr Dill.'` Ca caooq Nor. 2.T& Joumrlals Wash. ington pecials thi*tiltftbih forty-eight hours Mters e int l b lard" i taiShe i.h woilr e t. -r m e t s~aittZl 4C e not iexpresisly except fom fomIt o'i p uiond the publicl debt. H 'wilt not trbprove any m.esure having the-slltgtesta i tndency to impair the national oradlt odi e tthnae aolders o uttionil seeurbltes to #thik dtey dam be paid eiraney orif lesir a l auhe gteld. hsPrea rmt is Brm on this it, and man less the present silver bill be amended it. will certaini evetoed.l The President will .Sgai. m- Ied bUil;I bet strdngly op. oppmse the tinan sd is ogtsnver. The Pseldeut an.anhwma muitati ey eMtM i beE at -laasseo bl squtiosen. R.e t se arsurps. *l Piniirsu *. " af e ire ant si. th,.lon ot 4-4Uy ARAM~saea sk, 49 Joi)isesrtie. b.. Iazher Dark Spot on aDiagraSced Oieca Iiscw YORK, Nov. 17-Major Reno's con acot in the. battle which resulted In. the massacre of Custer's command is severely 3riticised in view of Bitting Bull's corrobo ration of the suspicions created by stories heretofore derived from scouts and friendly [ndtans. The Herald says as soon as it hecame possible to construct from the ex cited stories of the participants and wit nesses a connected and logical chronicle of hat bloody fight, it was seen that the oondnct of Major Reno called for an ex planation. Observations were made at the time upon the circumstance that this offi cer, appointed to co-operate in a combined advance upon the Indian position, did not do his whole duty under his advance. On encountering somnfe resistatwe he allowed himself to be easily whipped, and with drew his force to a comparatively safe place and saved his men, within sound of the fire that annihilated the force with which he was to co-operate. Sitting Bull now tells the story of the battle, which im plies that Major Reno had so completely withdrawn from the fight before Custer ever got into it, that the Indians thought there was only one column which had with drawn from the first point to attack anoth er. It was under the sense of encourage ment given them by Reno's fight that the Indians assailed Custer's command with such unusual vigor, and having destroyed it, they would have destroyed Reno's also with equal thoroughness but for Terry's arrival. This new light on the battle, con firming so absolutely what was before thought, will give new occasion for regret that Major Reno is still an officer in the army under a too lenient remission of his sentence for another offense. The Tribune says if Sitting Bull tells the truth, Reno's. first attack was merely a light skirmish, and his force remained perched upon the heights facing the squars and superannuated warriors, when, if he had renewed the assault in accordance with Custer's plan, he might have saved the lives of his gallant comrades. Reno has stated in his official report that he knew nothing of Caster's engagement. Sitting Bull says that the squaws in front of ~eano beard distinctly the sound of firing. Major Reno is not in a position to com mnand public sympathy. He was condemn ed by court martial last spring for insulting a lady, and was suspended from rank and pay for two years. Nw YonRK, Nov. 19.-The Herald's Washington special says that Major Reno is visiting Washington, and was waited upon by a correspondent of that paper con cerning the charges made against him in in the account of the Rosebud fight given by Sitting Bull. He was not disposed to discuss the subject at any length. He sees no occasion for reopening the question of the Little Big Horn battle; that question is well understood by the officers of the army who weioengaged in it and by their supe riors under whose supervision their re ports passed. He attaches very little im portance to the statement of Sitting Bull, especially to that part in which the chief says a long-haired chief, whom he suppos ed to be Reno, after crossing the Little Big Horn, became frightened at a camp of old men, squaws and papooses. He says that on the morning of the battle he sepa rated from Custer with a detachment of. three companies and a party of scouts, and with no further ordeis'from him than to attack the village in the woods on the south side of the Little BigHorn. lie moved off and did as he' wa tdid, being assured Cus ter would support him. He does not con sider himself any more responsible for the kiling of Custer and his men than' any man in New York would have been. On the other hand, he thinks either want of a definite plan of battle, or a mistake of Gen. Custer placed the attacking detachment in serious, and, to some extent unnecessary jeolpardy. Ie is grieved that certain pa pers should charge him with enmity to so brave and gallant a man as Custer. They were personal friends, he says, and were upon the best of terms, having been in the Military Academy at West Point together, and kuowing each other for many years. Ren has very little confidence in Sitting Buil oranyotrher Indian, and wants no further vindication of his character as a soldier in' regard to the Little Big Horn fight, than the official reports of Sherman, Cook and Terry, and the statements of the survivors of the battle. SThe Pittsburg Contempt Case Decided PHILADELPIIIA, November 12.-A spec ial from Pittsburg says: "The Supreme Court this morning announced its decision in the case of the attachments for Govern or Hartranft and other State officials and Gen. lirinton, to appear before the Grand Jury and testify concerning the riots. The decision of Judge Kirkpatrick granting the attachments is reversed. The Chief Justice said, in announcing this as the de cision of the. majority of the court, that no opinion could be delivered at present foe want of time,but he directed the Prothono tary to enter the judgment of the lower court reversed. This relieves these ofil c'a!s from embarrassment and from reveal ing any State secrets." Mexican R.presentatives. NEW OntLEAxs, November 21.--Sefio Zamltcona, Sefior Mata's successor as repre sentative at Washington of the Diaz Gov ernment of Mexeio, arrived at New Or lean~yesterday. He was accompanied by William Barron, the English banker, who it is asserted, is accredited with extraor dinary powers. Zamacone expresses Diaz's earnest desire for and readiness to make every reasonable concession to secure rec ognition by the United States, realizing the necessity to the prosperity of Mexico and perpetuity of his own power, that re lations between the two republics should be friendly. Zamacona disavows plenipo teutiary powers, but hopes to arrange for sa improvement in commercial relations. He asserts that.the border troubles origin ate among bad men, who stir up strife for personal proft, and that it should be the common aim of Loth countries to put them dowiL. Wnasisedrox; Novembet 23.--Both of fiiat and inoeis advices from Medika .hw t hat l'1st is .not onlydesiedus of treating the =Untidt' B~tIs -with res~ie but oft pre~eiving p se, and vikth i is fwigoew lie swtas eay oraered a ligs fore s.to theyam a : xeiaona. It is have failed or pump 9'l egidettteay oai tha oders o Dieas, hoese the reiale .roop.fies d r a onsfthe rseptab ieo rhsva bena. dleptiald t tak thal=o p do p with shoess w a b -- etcgw aiew , TELEGRAlM IN BRIEF. Dmnvau, Nov. 20.-The fire in the Ter rible mine, Georgetown, yesterday, was controlled after burning two levels. Loss, $25,00. LoxDoN, Nov. 19.-The postoffioe au thorities have arranged for three mails a week for the United States via Queens- I town. PERPIGNON, Nov. 20.-A band of 25 men entered a Spanish village near Figneras, on Sunday, and demanded £60 in the name of the Spanish Republic. NEW YORK, Nov. 12.-The case of Mrs. Le Ban, daughter of Commodore Vander bilt, who sues to revoke the will of the Commodore, came to trial before the Sur rogate Court to-day. The amount for which the lady sues is $9,000,000. BERLIN, Nov. 19.-It is exp cted the Government will ask Parliament for per mission to contract a loan of 15,000,000 marks and 50,000,000 represented by loss on the resumption of gold currency. NEW YORK, Nov. 19.-The reported out break of leprosy in the Chinese quarter is officially contradicted. It is believed the the cigar makers started the report to pre vent San Francisco Chinamen being sent here. BLACK HILLS NEWS. The Pioneer says new and rich discover ies of gold and silver have been made in Saw-pit Gulch. Dan Castello, the circus man, who has invested in the Black Hills, has already commenced work on his ten-stamp mill at Lead City. J. B. Crooder's quartz mill commenced work on the Fairview ore on Wednesday last. A well defined strata of pure white quartz, about a foot in thickness was found in the Hoodelboy lode. Above and below it was the oxidized quartz, so common in the Hills. An $88.62 nugget was found on claim No. 28, Potato Gulch. last week. The biggest nuggets taken out in the Hills have been from this gulch. Four quartz mills consigned to Sam Law rence, late of Minneapolis, arrived in Dead wood last week. Service will be ordered on the Ft. Pierre route to the Black Hills when the Depart mentgets ahead on funds. James Walters and Thomas Stephens were recently crushed to death by the ca ving in of a portion of the Hidden Treas ure mine. The company gave the widow of Stevens a purse of $300. The Black Hills Times says S. D. Partee has discovered unmistakable evidences of mining operations in the Hills in 1865. The Pioneer speaks in the highest terms of Msjor Newson's drama of "Life in the Black Hills," and pronounces it an im mense success. Deadwood, according to the vote of the people at the recent election, remains the county seat of Lawrence county. Upwards of 3,800 votes were polled in Lawrence County, Black Hills at the sec ond election, about 1,600 of this number being in Deadwood. Flood in Virginia. RIcuxoND, November 24.--The inces sant rains for the past twenty-four hours has resulted in heavy floods in the West ern portion of the State. All trains on the western division of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, and on the Jackson and Sa vannah railroad have stopped. The water is higher than at any time since 1870. One hundred and fifty feet of the trestling of the Savannah bridge has been swept away, and the water is up to the bottom of the chords of the iron bridge. Several wash es are reported. South river is also very high. Telegraph communication with Lynchburg and other places is interrupted. The James river has risen over the canal at Lynchburg, and all trains on the Atlan tic, Mississippi and Ohio railroad are stop ped. It is feared the flood will reach the dimensions of that of 1870, when so many lives were lost and millions of dollars worth of property destroyed. Bank Closed. CHICAGO, November 21.-The Central National Bank closed its doors this morn. ing and will go into liquidation. This ac tion was consequent upon a determination of a meeting of the directors and stcckhold ers last evening. The institution did only a small commercial business. and is backed by substantial business men of this city. It is claimed that it will pay dollar for dol lar to depositors,and make a good showing toward paying the stockholders in full. Liabilities to depositors, $200,000 ; assets, $400,000; of bills receivable and cash,$75, 000; its capital stock, $200,000. W. F. Endicott is president, and John Green leaf, cashier. It experienced a slight run yesterday, and since October 1st, al though none of the depositors have closed their accounts, some $200,000 have beena drawn out. Joseph's Arrival at Buford. FORT BUFORD, D. T., Nov. 8.-The Nez Perce, Cheyenne and Sioux prisoners ar rived opposite Fort Buford on the evening i of the 6th inst. They are escorted by a i battalion of the 1st Infantry, consisting of four companies of that regiment, one com pany of the 2d Cavalry and one company of I the 5th Infantry. Up to a late hour last evening the Indians had not been crossed, I although it is expected that with good t luck they will all be landed on this side by e the present date. Two companies of the 1st Infantry will I escort the wagon train to Bismarck over- a land, while the two remaining companies a of the same regiment w:11 endeavor to reach Bismarck by mackinaws, conveying as I many Indian prisoners as they can by this f means. I Many of the Nez Perces prisoners are t sunffering from wounds received in General o Miles' last battle, and one of the number a died before reaching Buford. I learn that a they are singularly uncomplaining with re- t gard to their wounds, and do not always t acknowledge that they have received any, t especially when it is possible to get along h without showing them. c Joseph, "the redoubtable," is a finee looking fellow of about 85 years of age, and Ii one isa no trouble in discovtring his in-. telligence, whiheb sdisplayel ati all times t bwheneeir an oiason priesenti tserlf. i Wherever aind wheneveri y meet a m on- e dietwho as fought the Nez Percesi band, yur are surey to d apereon .w wilt say a good`word fosr hem I have ye. t to meet one wheodiis an cosider them Tar P.e ' to** te oity ad our , ·s 4', te of $i`1oc, n he.' " - . ý ýhe eelri tom,: '~"·~· ~ ·v~Fp~i-~~~ The s ptson Repeal iin Prasses the WASlINGToN, Nov. 23.-The resump tion repeal bill has passed the House by a vote of 133 to 120. The following is the text of the bill as passed : A bill to repeal all that part of the act approved January 14, 1875, known as the resumption act, which authorizes the Sec retary of the Treasury to dispose of U. 8. bonds and redeem and cancel greenback currency. That all that portion of the act approved January 14, 1875, entitled " an act to pro vide for the resumption of specie payments" which reads as follows : "And whenever and so often as circula ting notes shall be issued to any such bank ing association, so increasing its capital or circulating notes, or so newly organized, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Secre tary of the Treasury to redeem legal tender U. S. notes in excess only of $300,000,000, to the amount of 80 per centum of the sum of national bank notes so issued to any such banking association as aforesaid and to con tinue such redemption as such circulating notes are issued until there shall be out standing the sum of $300,000,000 and no more, and on and after the 1st day of Jan. A. D. 1879, the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem in coin the U. S, legal tender notes then outstanding on their presenta tion for redemption at the office of the As sistant Treasurer of the United States in the city of New York,in sums not less than $50; and to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare and provide for the re demption in this act as authorized or re quired, he is authorized to use any surplus revenues from time to time in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and to issue, sell and dispose of at not less than par in coin either of the descriptions of bonds of the United States described in the act of Congress approved July 14, 1870, entitled 'an act to authorize the refunding of the national debt,' with like qualities, privi leges and exemptions to an extent necessa ry to carry this act into full effect, and to use the proceeds thereof for the purpose oforesaid," be and the same is hereby re pealed. Another Dry Placer Machine. S. F. Mining Presea. During the past month we have referred to two different machines applicable to working dry diggings, and this week we saw still another, apparently simpler than either of those before spoken of. The one in question is the invention of J. C. Mc Curdy, an old Montana miner, who has it in operation in a blacksmith shop on Jessie street, between New Montgomery and Sec ond streets, at the rear of the Grand hotel. The machine is about the size of an or dinary ore feeder, but narrower, and is made so as to be taken apart for transpor tation on mules. It weighs altogetherabout 500 pounds, and is operated by crank mo tion, one man being able to run it easily. The dirt is fed on an inclined screen which separates the larger particles, the finer fall ing on to an incline table about 20 inches wide by 4 feet long. This table is covered with sheet iron. When the dirt falls on the upper end of the table it passes under a kind of agitator or stirrer, which consists of a square board with spikes 21 inches long, passing through it from above. The points of these spikes rest on the tables,and the lateral motion imparted to the board has the effect of stirring up and disintegra ting the lumps of dirt. Passing under and through these spikes the dirt comes to five mullers. These are composed of half oval bars of iron, fiat on the under side and pointed at the uirper end, which fit snugly to the bed or table. They lie length wise of the table,and a lateral motion is im partea to them the same as to the board and spikes. They keep the Material loose and broken so that the heavy and fine par ticles settle to the bottom. The lower ends of these mullers have upright iron spikes projecting upwards to clear the de bris and assist in discharging it over the end of the machine at the riffle. The table itself is hung at each corner on galvanized iron wire cord, and the revolu tion of the crank imparts to it a forward and back shaking mnotion, while the mul lers and spikes have only lateral motion. It is intended as far as possible to imitate the motion of a miner's pan. A simple ar rangement admits of regulating the incli nation of the table as desired. At the low er end of the table a tail-board is placed which forms a riffle, and the space between the table and tail-board allows the concen trated earth to pass back under the ma chine to the ground, while the debris goes. over the end of the machine. One of these machines made in a rude manner was testested practically iu Mon tana, entirely to the inventor's satisfaction, and be has come here for the purpose ofin tioducing them where he has the facilities. for cheap manufacture. There is very lit tle cast iron work about the whole thing, the idea having been kept prominently in view to make it as simple as possible, and put nothing on which could not be repaired by any ordinary blacksmith. The only easting used is the gear wheel on the crank shaft. It can be used advantageously not only in dry diggings, but where there is say 2) inches of water, in which case the inventor says it will do as much work as 70 inches will in sluices. By using this small amount of water a slight modification is necessary,but the owner can clean up every night. In w.orking dry dirt the idea is to concen trate say 100 yards into one, and then pack the one off to water and wash it. If neces sary this can be put throigh again and re concentrated to still less bulk before wash ing. The machine will work,dry, in a day, about what one man would shovel, or more according to the size of the machine. They are to be made with bed plates from 16 to 30 inches wide, and will be sold at from f00 or less, according to size and ca pacity. While we examined the machine the inventor passed through it a quantity of tale slate, dirt and rock, containing afew small flattened shot. The fine mineral and shot settled to the bottom before reahinbg tt e end of the plate, and fell back under the machine through the aperture, while the coarser part passed over. The machine is based, like all concentrators, on the prin. ciples of specific. gavity, and the dirt is simply kept. loose so that the fine and heavy materlal can settle down as the whole passes.through. The power required to run the machine with a 20-inch bed plate is no more than a man would expend= in sbhoveling all day. PAios, N 24.-The neww ministry is azcttd to-dy. `The itepublican journals regard it as as dsi ved expedieit and S pub~tidns ca not accept 4i tWlr a of $y ido a 5 c. - The First Bllion. Walker Bros. received yesterday their first shipment of silver bullion from their mine in Butte, Montana.' The bars, three in number, weigh about 13' pounds each, of fine silver, carrying twenty cents u, gold to the ounce,and are of the aggregate value of $7,900. . The mill and mine are woked by the Alice Gold and Silver Mining Com. pany, and are said to constitute one of the finest mining properties in the Rocky Mountains. Mr. Dunn, the former super intendent of the Ontario mill at Park City, has charge of the Alice mill at Butte,which contains fifteen stamps. He writes to the Walker Bros. that the mine is in splendid shape, the mill running in the finest style, and the prospect for a long and prosperous run most. flattering. There afe employed at the mill. and mine together about forty men, some 25 tons of ore is being extract. ed and reduced every 24 hours, with a re sult of one bar of bullion. Henceforth we may expect to hear of the daily receipts of bullion from the Alice mine in Butte, Balt Lake Tribune, Nov. 17. Progress of the Sutro Tunnel. During the week ending November 1st, the Sutro tunnell was advanced 75 feet. The total number of feet driven at that date was 18,417. The quantity of water flowing out of the tunnel is equal to 54 miners' inches. The temperature at the mouth is 60 degrees. During the mouth of September the total progress was only 116 feet, a falling off of 184 feet from the aver age progress heretofore made. During t*e month of October the total progress was 141 feet. The tunnel, according to the survey, will be about 20,170 feet long. On the 1st instant the header was 18,147 feet in, leaving the distance to run 2,023 feet. During the month of May 277 feet were rub, June 334, July 342, August 279, Sep tember 116, October 141. Averaging this up, 248 1-6 feet is found to be the average progress made. for the past six months. At this rate it will take eight months and about a week to reach the termination at the Comstock lode. Mining Suit Decided. DEADWOOD, D. T., November 1l.--One of the most important mining cases in the Black Hills court has just been decided by a jury who remained out less than fifteen minutes. The case was a suit against the famous Alpha mine by W. C. Bennett for the recovery of a one-fourth interest which he claimed to have purchased. The verdict was rendered in favor of Pinney, Lorton & Co., 'the original and present owners of the mine. R .T. Kzaaox. Ii. H. ZlNos KHNNO1 & ZKNOR, Corner of let and C 8treets DEER LODGE, - - MONTANA, MANUsFAcTruza or AND DEALEBs IN TIN, . COPPER, AND SHEET-IRO N'' W A RE, Cooking and Heating Stoves Celebratea Albany Manufacture. QUEENSWARE, CUTLERY, SlELF AND HEAVY IlARDWAItR. Tools,implements Hard Wood ALL taDRaoULIC APPIANCos Iron Pipe, Nozzles, Etc., Ezc. All Goods sold at sReasonable Price.. Having imported this season a large stock of all goods in the above line, bought for cash at lowest market rates from first hands. we are prepared to apply customer, at low rates anld to guarantee satis acton with all articles we shl. We have also expert workmen. a complete pnano factluring'establishment. and will do job worli. of all kinds promptly to orderat reasonable prices. We solicit the examination of our stocK by dea er and others, assured our goods will commaml sale. KENNON & ZENOS. July 18th. 1875. . 814 ESTABLISHED 1866. WM. H. WEIMAR & CO., Deer Lodge, Montana, Wholesale arocers, Crocerles, Liquors, To baccos, Produce, Etc. WE SELL GOODS AS LOW AS Any House in Montana. THE TRADE WITH DEALERB IS OU'R SPECI.ALT'Y Please examine our goods and prices before purchasing elsewhere. 408. W. H. WREIAR & CO. U. C..HOUgSE L. REUBENALLEN C. C..HO(USEL &CO., BTORZAG PORWA3DI G. COMMISS0IO MERCHANTI OMAHA, " - " NEBRASKA. -:----:o:-: Agts oN.rl orcants Dispatch TilUspo, ta *ouame ny. 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