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t m jf 98k Volume 6. Helena, Montana, Thursday, May 9, 1872. 24 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION TERMS FOR THE DAILY HERALD. Sftigle Oopy.t..................................fo.28 One Week....................................... 1.00 One Month...»....................................... Three Month».................................... 9.00 One Copy Six Months............................ hj.00 One Copy One Year..............................2T.00 TMRM9 FOR THE WEEKLY HERALD. One Copy One Year................. ,8.00 " " Six Months............................o.oo " " Throe Months........................ .»3.00 THE WEEKLY HERALD. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING. g. rg'} FISK BROS,, Publ ishers, .MILTON'S LAST POEM. The following beantlfnl poem is from the Oxford edition of Milton's work« ; and, aa the work is rare, and the lines comparatively little known, we reproduce them : I am old and blind ! Men point at me as smitten by God's frown, Afflicted and deserted by my kind ; Yet I am not cast down. I am weak; yeSdying, I murmur not that I no longer sec; Poor, old and helpless, I the more belong, Father, Supreme, to Thee. O, Merciful One ! When men are farthest, then Thou art most near ; When men pass coldly by—my weakness shun— Thy chariot I hear ! Thy glorious face Is leaning towards me, and its holy light Shines in upon my lonely dwelling place, And there Is no more night 1 On my bended knee I recognize Thy purpose i My vision Thou hast dimncd, that I may see 5 clearly shown ! lined, tin Thyself—Thyself alone. I have nought to fear, This darkness is the shadow of Thy wing, Beneath it 1 am almost sacred ; here Can come no evil thing. Oh 1 I seem to stand Trembling where feet of mortal never yet had been. Wrapt In the radiance of Thy sinless hand, Which eye had never seen. Visions come und go ; Shapes of rcsplendant beanty round me throng; From angel's lips I seem to hear the flow Of soft and holy song.j It is nothing, now When Heaven is opened on my sightless eyes— When airs from Paradis«; refresh my brow— That earth in darkness lies. In a pure clime My being fills with rapture, waves of thought Koll in upon my spirit ; strains sublime Break over me unsought Give me now m> îyre ; I feel the stirring of a gift divine ; Within my bosom glows unearthly Are, lit by no skill of mine. PERSONAL. —"It's all over," were the last words of Humphrey Marshall. —The bridal trousseau of the future Em press of China will cost half a million. —Christine Nilsson is one of the largest backers of a new fire insurance company. —General Joseph Hooker intends to start for California and Oregon about the 1st of May. —Commodore Vanderbilt denies ever be ing interested in the Union Pacilic railroad stock. —The late Archbishop Goyauche, of Lima, is reported to have left an estate Worth about $ 20 , 000 , 000 . —James Gordon Bennett's income from his real estate and newspaper is $225,000 per year, and that of his son $45,000. —Fanny Fern and her husband, Mr. James Partoij, preside over a happy domesticity, the gossips to the contrary notwithstanding. —Richard Frothingham is to deliver the address at the dedication of the soldiers' mon ument in Charleston, Mass., June 17th, —The semi-centenary of I)r. Hodge's con nection with Princetown Theological Semi nary was duly celebrated on the altb. —Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe has been en gaged by the American Library Bureau to read from her own works in Boston and else where, next season. —A squaw living in Shediac, Canada, as "Old Susie," and 110 years old, fell down a cellar, in the above named town, the other day, and broke her neck. —Alexis' only sister is not yet eighteen. She has a lovely figure and face, a large estate, a well-cultivated mind, $30,000 a year, golden hair falling below her waist, and exquisite diamonds. —Dr. J, G. Holland ("Timothy Titcoinb") editor of Scribner's Monthly, may now be counted a settled New Yorker, having pur chased a mansion in Park Avenue, Murry Hill, where he will permanently reside. —The last heir of an immense estate in the old country, is Beniamin M. Heatherington, Superintendent of the poor in La Salle, 111. The estate in question is onlv two millions sterling, and is situated in Cork, Ireland. —The Iron and Steel Institute of England, an association of the iron masters of Great Britain, have elected Mr. A. \Y. Humphreys, of New York city, a member, an honor con ferred heretofore upon only three Americans. —John B. Gough fell asleep while going from Boston to Lowell, Wednesday morning, and rofiepast his destination toTyngsborou^h. It cost him $20 to get back in time to fill îis exgagement to lecture on ''Will it Pay." —Lord Dufferin, the new Governor Genefhl of Canada, known on this side of the Atlantic by his "Letters from High Latitudes," is an Irish peer, and great grandson of Sheridan. He is said to be an accomplished man, of sound talents. » MARRIED AT REA. Tlie Story of a Romantic Couple. A romantic California pair of runaway lovers took a fancy to be married on the "deep blue of the mighty ocean," regardless of the rise and fall of a palpitating bosom under excitement. A steam tug was chartered and so was a clergyman, and so tlie twain went to sea in a tug, putting the "briny" be tween them and all parental pursuers. The San Francisco Chronicle gives the particulars of tying this sailor's knot : "From the pleasant valley of Santa Clara, Miss Mary E. Parr had been wooed by Mr. John E. Davis. Like Paul and Virginia, John had stuffed the gentle Mary's craw with ripe grapes and crab-apples, borne her across the Coyote—a dangerous torrent, some inches in depth—and made himself generally agree able to the lovely rustic,' and here was the result : O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless and our souls as free, hummed Mr. John Davis as the steamer cast off from the wharf, and the blushing Mary gazed timidly yet confidently on the smoke stack. And they were happy. Once, and only once, John thought he perceived a quiver in the neighborhood of Mary's eyelid. He drew forth his handkerchief and whispered softly: 'Don't weep, dearesti' She met Ids gaze with a world of affection in her swim ming eye, murmuring, almost inaudibly, 'Only a smut, my soul;' removing at the same time the foreign particle which had been cast from tlie envious smoke-stack. As Goat Island was left astern, the rolling swell of the ocean was felt. Rev. H. M. Hender son, who was to officiate, struggled down the i hatchway to get into his toga, and the fair bride and tlie gallant bridegroom stood side by side. The grand waves tumbled along boisterously and clambered up the vessel's sides to get a peep at the happy pair. The clergyman reappeared, clinging to the bul warks, and executing a brilliant balance feat with the Book of Common Prayer, and the runaways joined hands. spoke the fitting „„„ uia unil words, and all things reeled around him. Why did the bridegroom's cheek grow pale, and what boded that green hue on the downy he stood calm and quiet, and he vows, but heard not his own cheek of the angel who was to pledge her troth to him? Why did the 'native hue of resolution' on Mr. Henderson's lofty forehead become ' sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought?' Was the vision of another love looming sçectre-like before the Davis youth? Did the bride distrust him who had chartered the good steam tug Joe Redmond to celebrate these clandestine nuptials thereon? "'Will you, John Davis,' said the clergy man, solemnly, * take this woman to be your wedded wife? " *1 will,' faltered the groom, and hardly had the words escaped his lips than he was leaning over the side of the steamer, sobbing under the influence- of the most powerful emotion and the discharge of a load of sand wiches he had taken in before his departure. The bride; oh! where was she ? Her beauti fully molded head, crowned with glowing tresses, lay in deep despair m the lee scup pers; her sweet lips were parted, and she suffered deeply and acutely. "The hapless clergyman had made a pillow of the Book of Common Prayer, and was chanting the burial service at sea with mourn ful cadence, only interrupted by powerful and resonant spasms. "'Come!' shouted Captain White, hitching the waistband of his pantaloons and turning the quid of tobacco m bis mouth. 'Come, my heart's of oak ! Why, shiver my timbers and douse my tarry top-lights ! You're all on your beam ends. Heave up, my hearties; tia your watch on deck. Heave up and get spliced! Come, bear a hand!' "Again they stood up to the scratch, and again were they prostrated. At last the trem bling and unnerved clergyman made them man and wife, and the Joe Redmond returned to the city with the lately wedded and much sea-sick Sir. and Mrs. Davis. "We predict that it will take many months among the classic vineyards of Santa Clara before the remembrance of those lee scuppers and the ill-fated sandwitches are obliterated." l*rofesaor Morse's Lust Painting. The last picture painted by the late Profes sor Samuel F. B. -Morse, and which hung in tlie drawing-room of Locust Grove, his beau tiful domain on the Hudson, is an admirable, full length portrait of his daughter. Prof. Morse purchased Washington Àllston's pic ture of Jeremiah for $7,000, and presented it to Yale College. In 1822-3 he received a public commission to paint a portrait of La layette, then on a visit to this country. Few | pictures have ever been executed under more ; painful circumstances. He was called away j from the delightful task to attend the death beds of his wife and parents, and watch over the illness of his children. In the beau tiful cemetery of New Haven is a monument upon which he caused to be inscribed: "In -, - - — -— -------- ,—--1 tures and expression ; bland m her manners; > highly cultivated in mind; dignified without haughtiness; amiable without tameness; firm j without seventy ; cheerful without levity ; j in suffering the most keen her serenity of j mind never left her ; though suddenly called mini earth, eternity was no stranger to her thoughts, but a welcome theme ot contem I plation." A teacher in Sioux City primai school made ' a practice of writing a word on the blackboard asasubjeot for each child to construct a sentence upon. One day she gave out ' 'chim ney," aud this is the way little boy "worked it jn" : "I do not wear a chimney, for I am 'not a girl, for If I was a girl I would have to wear a chimney." r . i A Mew Rip Van Winkle Down on the flats yesterday we met Jake Gillfillan in his original dress of '58. The buckskin patches were greasier, glossier and blacker. His wolfskin cap showed patches and spots above the snow line that looked as though the mange had struck it, and the tail of the animal that dangled about his right ear was draggled, as though trailed in the snow and slush of a dozen winters. Jake's woolen shirt was in tatters and strings, and it was plain that to perpetuate its usefulness he had never entrusted it to the tender mercies of Biddy or Sing Lee. Jake came herding him self up H. street from the river bank, mean dering easily and gracefully from side to side and occupying the full width of the "canon," as he called it. Hanging listlessly under his right arm was an old-styled Springfield musket with the muzzle to the front. Visions of Carl Wood, Jim Harvey, and otlfers of that ilk, floated through our mind as he rose the hill, but they vanished as we recognized good hearted, simple-minded Jake. He essayed to stop as we met but could not steady himself until he had thrown out his gun as a brace. Leaning upon its muzzle, he asked: " I say, cap'n, is this 'Raray ?" (Auraria.) "No, you ate in Denver." "Jes so, Gen'l Lar'mer's town. Well, where's Denver Hall ?" ' "It stood lip at the head of the next street, but it was burned down nine years ago.'' He mused fora few moments and then said, rather to himself, "Many's this lively times we had there, when the pistol-balls whizzed through the canvas partitions;" and the thougnt seemed to sober Jake on the instant. Says he, "Where is Jack Ilendérson?" " Gone to San Domingo.', H—but that's like Jack, die left us fellows up there to Deadwood and come down to get some <;rub. I told the boys that Jack had likely forgot us, and I'd cortic down to 'Rary to see about it. So I struck out across the hills and waded Clear Creek over by Jim Baker's, and tlie Platte right down -there, and here I am. But I say, who built all these houses?" ■' ■ * ■ ■ -.-..n *' We named a dozen or so bloated lot-owners of to-day, but Jake looked more and more in credulous and shook his head. Says he, "I don't know none of them fellers. Where's Bill Clancey and General Bowen and Judge Smith and Jack Jones and 'Squire Ilieatt and Wagoner and McClure and all the old boys ?" Patiently we answered his inquiries, until he could think of no more. Gathering lus musket under his arm, he started off with the declaratipu that he was "a-goin' right over to Uncle Dick Wootton's for a square drink of walipete." As he swung around the comer wan pete." as ue swung around the comer i up at Pierce's block, we then observed the hoi«H m Lia nuiH-uimi "------ 1 — ____ | The Newest 'Clung; in Railroading, ; The new sleeping-coaches for the Erie j railway will probably be put on the road when the spring time-table takes effect. These holes in his moccasins were larger than when he started with Jack Henderson and Jim Goodwin for Deadwood Diggings in April, 1859; and we sorrowed at the grief that would overcome him when he failed to find Uncle Dick under the old cottonwood over at the corner of Ferry and Fourth, Jake's sleep has been long and unbroken. He knows not that there has been war, that we can talk with Europe, or that iron rails span the continent. He mistook the Rio Grande track for an arrangement to stretch antelope skins, and the others to aid in tan ning buffalo bides. Fancy the surprises that await his as he traverses the streets of Denver and learns the events of the last dozen years. —Dsn cer New. , j A JiiMt F.Htlmutc of One'» self. Henry Ward Beecher thinks it quite proper for a man to have a just estimate of his own ability and power. lie expresses himself as .follows : "If a man find that on the whole lie thinks faster and more accurately than his partner; if a man Anil that he has a more delicate sense of truth than his partner, is he bound by humility to pretend that he does not know it ? If in the execution of business one man sees himself more successful than another, is it necessary to humility or a proper apprecia tion of himself that he should pretend that he does not see it ? If God has given a man great power, must he make believe that he does not carry power? If a man has the gift of speech, must he seem ignorant of it ? Must Homer, for the sake of humility, say, 'I cannot sing ?' Or must Milton, in order to he modest, he lieve that he did not speak in immortal num bers? Or must Shakespeare, if he would be manly, suppose himself to be but a common man ? If one can organize forces in society; if he is à leader among men; if lie find him self producing effects on every side, there is a reason why he should not think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but there is no reason why he should not think of him self os higlilj' as he ought to think, and should not know what facts are." cars will run to Chicago without change, not- withstanding, the great difference In the gauges of the roads over which they are to run. Over the Erie road they will, of course, wheels of six-foot gauge. At Buffalo will run under a hoisting machine, -------...11 lift the cars from the broad-gauge > trucks. Should this newest thing in railroad ing prove successful, it will relieve the public j from many annoyances from vary ing railroad j gauges, of which there are five (including j the "narrow-gauge") in the country. The attempt some years ago to make car wheels movable on their axles, so as to accommodate different gauges, it was thought at tlie time would fill the requirement ; but it has not been tried to any great extent on passenger cars, but it has'to some extent ôn freight care, the shifting being done bv running the ' . .. J ~ —The debts of Prince Napoleon In Parts are said to amounfcto nearly 4(000,000 francs. cars upon gradually converging' or diverging tracks untU the narrower or broader gauge is reached. Then the wheels are again locked To Maks a Fashionable Woman. [From the Richmond Enquirer. Take ninety pounds of flesh and bones— but chiefly bones—wash clean, bores holes in the ears and cut off the small toes ; bend the back to conform to the Grecian bend, the Boston dip, the kangaroo droop, tho'Saratoga slope or'the bullfrog break, as the taste in clines; then add three yards of lines, one hun dred yards of ruffles and seventv-flve yards of edging, eighteen yards of dimity, one pair of silk or cotton hose with patent hip attach ments, one pair of false calves, six yards of flannel, embroidered, one pair of balmoral boots with heels three inches high, four pounds whale bone in strips, seventeen hun dred and sixty yards of steel wire, three-quar ters of a mile of tape, ten pounds of raw cot ton or two wire hemispheres, one wire basket to hold a bushel, four copies of the New York Herald (tripple sheet), one hundred and fifty yards of silk or other dress goods, five five hundred yards of point lace, fourteen hundred yards of fringe and other trimmings, twelve gross of buttons, one box pearl pow der, one saucer carmine and an old hare's foot, one bushel of false hair frizzled and fretted a la maniaque, one bundle Japanese switches, with rats, mice and other varmint, ohe pack of hair pins, one lace handkerchief, nine inches square, with patent holder. Per fume with, ottar of roses, or sprinkle with nine drops of the "Blessed Baby'' or "West End." Stuff the head with fashionable novel, ball tickets, play bills and wedding cards, some scandal, a great deal of lost - time and a very little sage; add a half grain of common sense, three scruples of religion, and a modi cum of modesty. Garnish with ear-rings, 1 finger-rings, breast-pins, chains, bracelets, feathers and flowers to suit the taste. Pearls and diamonds may be thrown in if you have them; if not, paste and pinchbeck from the dollar store will do.' Whirl all around In a fashionable circle and stew by gas light for six hours. Great care should be taken that the thing is not overdone. If it does not rise sufficiently odd more copies of the New York Herald. Tlie dish is highly ornamental, and will do to put at the hew of your table on grand oc casions, but is not suitable for every-day use at home, being very expensive aud indigi ble. at home, being veiy expensive aud___ hie. It sometimes gives men the heart-burn aud causes them to break, and is certain death to children. If you hove not the ingredients at hand, you can buy the article ready-made at any of ir large cities—if you have money enough. A Taste ter Reading. i Whoever has a taste for reading need never bo .vlthout a companion. Not only that, but a safe one, provided virtue and intelligence go with such a taste. The storm may howl outside, but still the hours chime on pleasant ly. They are to be pitied who lack this re • "** h * * source. They are Indeed at the mercy of excitements, and deprived of these, weari ness aud discontent are their sure portion. Above all, to the young people of both sexes in our cities, is a taste for reading a blessing. We are glad that books and newspapers are so cheap, that even those who are limited in purse may yet indulge this taste freely. Washington never made a speech. In the zenith of his fame he once attempted it, failed, and gave it up confused and abashed. In framing the Constitution of the United States the labor was almost wholly performed in Committee of the Whole, of which George Washington was day after day the chairman, and lie made but two speeches during the con vention, of a very few words each, something like one of Grant s speeches. The convention, however, acknowledged tlie master spirit, and historians affirm that had it not been for his personal popularity and the thirty words of his first speech, pronouncing it the best that could be united upon, the Constitution would have been rejected by the people. Thomas Jefferson never made a speech. He could not do it. Napoleon, whose executive ability almost without a parallel, said that his greatest difficulty was in finding men of deeds rather than words. When asked how ho maintained his influence over his superiors in age and experience when commander-in-chief of an army in Italy, he said "by reserve." The greatness of a man is not measured bv tho length of his speeches and their number! The Arizona Miner is evidently in earnest. It says: "Arizona blood is up. Our people have borne with Apaches, Mexicans, Indian sympathizers and their subsidized tools long enough, and the first thing these villainous rascals know will be that forbearance has ceased to be a virtue. The Mexican residents of this Territory can control the cold-blooded assassins of Sonora, or, at lease, notify us of their presence, and, unless they do so in iuture, a terrible retribution awaits them and the people of the State from which they came. Sonora js not far oft, and even now, Ameri cans, with clenched teeth, threaten vengeance upon that State for the many minders and robberies committed by its blanketed cut throats. Look well to the south, Arizonians!" Jones was traveling with his wife, and (for a freak) was so gallant in his behavior to his earn sposa that Madame grew uneasy and remonstrated against his attentions as too marked for public observation. " The ain't /" "Well, what of it?" said Jones. "Why, not much, certainly, for you, said the careful dame—"you are a man, but we wo men have our characters to take care of." Jones was shocked into propriety fot the rest of the journey. Tn* re ports.of ,tbe German immigration Society show that 6,534 immigrants landed at New l ork during March ; Increase from March, 1871, 3GÏ4; number of German immi grants since January 1st, 11,982, increase from first quarter of 1871, 3,344. is to a of The CaAi't DccIUm. A poor Turkish slater, of Constantinople, being at work upon the roof of a houqe, lost his footing and fell into the narrow street upon a man who chanced to be passing at the * The pedestrian was killed by the con time. x lie peueeman was Killed by 1 cussion, while the slater escaped without any material injury. A son of the deceased caused the slater to be arrested and taken before the Cadi, Nähere he made the most grave charge, and claimed ample redress. The Cadi listened attentively, and in the end asked the slater what he had to say in his defence. "Dispenser of Justice," answered the ac cused, in humble mood, "it is even as this man says; but God forbid that there was evil in my heart. 1 am a poor man, and know not how I can make amends." The son of the man who had been killed thereupon demanded that condign punishment should be inflicted upon the accused. The Cadi meditated a few moments, and finally said: < "It shall be bo." - - - Then to the slater he continued— "Thou shalt stand in the street where the father of this man stood when thoudld'st fall upon him." And to the accuser he added— "And thou shalt, if it so please thee, go upon the culprit, even as he did fall upon thy father. Allah is great! " The Arctic Raft. The Alaska Herald says: "The ingen iously constructed India rubber raft, on which Mr. Octave Pavy proposes to travel in thte Arctic waters, in search of the North Pole, is composed of four keel-shaped cylin ders, fastened together on the decks by wood en slats, to which the necessary masts and figging are attached. It was designed by the inventor as a life-boat, to be carried on ves sels and used in case of fire or shipwreck. It is so small that it occupies very little room —in fact, Mr, Pavy carries his packed in a barrel. Such à raft cannot be capsized, and will float in the severest storm. It will carry about 10,000 pounds of freight besides the crew. Capt. Mikes, who accompanies Mr. Pavy, has crossed the Atlantic in fourteen days on the same raft." ' In a little Vermonttown, the Methodist and Universalist denominations combined to build a chapel, which |s occupied in the morning by the former, and by the latter in the even- ing. A few weeks since the Universalist pastor asked the Methodist minister to an- nounce that the evening's discourse would be on "The Death A the Devil." The sturdy follower of John Wesley, irritated by this summary taking-off of a personage of the utmost value for scaring sinners into sanctity, revenged himself by saying from his pulpit: "This evening, my friends, there Is to be a funeral in this house. One neeuliaritv about the service will be that the son preaches his father's funeral sermon.'' The church is now closed, until the pending law-suit gives all of It to one or the other sect ; and the Univer- salist clergyman believes that, if there is any man too wicked to be saved, it is his Metho- dist "brother." - ^ I ia»i - ,l The blue gum-tree of Australia and the, Malay Archipelago has been lately introduced to to the bouth of France, where it flourishes as well as in its native zone. Its leaves pos- sess very valuable medicinal qualities. The use of cigars made from them nos been prc- * scribed by Dr. Maclean of the English hos- pital at Netley, in cases where anti-spasmotic remedies seem requisite—-such as asthma and chest aneurisms—with great success. In Ger- many, a tincture of the leaf has also been suc- cessfully used In the treatment of intermittent fever; and it is even asserted that it will pre- vent a relapse la this disease. Could not this tree of the Southern Hemisphere be acclima- ted In the United States? Inexpensive Ornaments. —-There is no more ornament inside or out of our houses so cheap and tasteful as plants and flowers. Few panse to regard the archil ectfire of your rooms or your house, but the beauty of flower. Ing shrubs, or the living arabesque of a thrifty creeper over your door, are lessons of taste and beauty. Indeed, suburban residences are sadly deficient without these simple yet beau, tiful accessories, always within the reach of taste and refinement, no matter how empty the purse. As the real necessities of life re- quire tlieleait expenditure of time and money so these objects which tend most truly to sat- isfy the love of the beautiful in nature, within the reach of her humblest children. Bathing.— Many persons have lost their lives by getting chilled in the process of bathing; sometimes by being into the bath too soon after eating. No person should take any kind of bath sooner than three hours after a regular meal, and the room should show a heat of seventy-five degrees of Fah renheit's thermometer, at about five feet above the floor in the middle of the room, in order to avoid dangerous chills ; persons of a feeble circulation should have the room still warm er ; if there i9 an uncomfortable feeling of coldness to the body when it comes out of the water, the room is too cold.—Hall's Jour nal of Health. One of the difficulties of military surgery is how to ascertain whether a substance which the probe shows to be buried within a bone is metallic or not—a question at the highest im portance in searching for hidden bullets. Jince the Franco-Prussian war, however, a contrivance has been invented by which a galvanometer is attached, by conducting cords to the common bullet forceps, so that the need!« is instantly deflected, a. any metallic substance Is grasped. , „ • . a Öw*. Kino, of Texas, has a snug little farm of 84,132 acres, whereon are pastured 65,000 homed cattle, iOJIOO hqreee, 7,000 «beep and 8,000 goaU. r. L .j, I.