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s 'F m t R *4 s c Volume 7. Helena, Montana, Thursday, April 10, 1873. No. 20 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION TERMS FOR THE DAILY HERALD. Cit.r f*nbflcrib*r», éellrered by Carrier, per month, |S 00 •r mail. On« copy or»« ni (Mi Su .............. ». ...........|8 00 One copy three month«.........................<00 One copy «ix month«............................ It 00 On« eopy on« year...............................M 00 TflKMS FOR THE WEEKLY HERALD. On* year........................................|6 00 Six month«..................................... 4 00 Three month«....................................2 30 THE WEEKLY HERALD 1TM.IHHID EVERY THURSDAY JfORXISG. SÏ-ÂE1 FISK BROS., Publishers THE NEW CLERK. A Lively Story With a Plcawing Finnlr. at she the Jenkins met Smith, his senior partner, the depot, who had been absent on a tour. "How's business?" inquired the latter. "All right; got a new clerk." "Got a new clerk, eh ? Where is Jones ? 4 ' "Discharged him. An idle extravagant young dog." "True enough, and the new one won't do any better. Drinking, gambling, late hours, fast horses—that's the way with them all." And Smith groaned. Jenkcn's eye twinkled. He well knew the peculiarities of liis good-hearted but eccentric bachelor partner. "Well, the new clerk don't drink nor gam ble, I'm certain of that, and has thus far been very attentive and industrious." "Thus far, oh yes. Wait a month. New broom sweeps clean." "Oh, well, if the new clerk don't suit you, you can send the clerk adrift, that's all. I took her—a'm—the new clerk on trial." Mr. Smith stared at his partner. "1 suppose the new clerk has a name," he remarked, dryly'. * "Oil yes. Her—that ?s to say—the new clerk's name is Gardner. But here we are. As was the usual custom, Mr. Smith went through the store, past the army of clerks on either side of the counter, without glancing either to the right or left. But when he readied liis private office, at the farther end lie looked through the glass door, which was situated so that he could sec all that was go ing on in the store. As liis eyes fell upon the occupant of a desk near the door, lie started. "What's that?" he said, turning sharply to liis partner, who had followed him. Jenkins gazed composedly at the slender form, whose graceful head Was bent intently uiion a ledger that lay on the desk. "That? why that's the new clerk." Smith rubbed bis eyes and looked again. "Why, it's a woman," he exclaimed, with an air of incredulity and horror. "I should say it was," said Jenkins coolly, "and a confounded pretty one at that." Smith gave his partner a look of virtuous indignation. "Mr. Jenkins, this is no place for a wo man." "Think not? Now it strikes me that fils the place very nicely." "The proper plac e tor a woman is in sanctuary of home." This was a pet observation of Mr. Smith, which he had read somewhere, and which he considered a clincher in such an argument. "But suppose she hasn't any?" This was a poser, and in his efforts to sur mount it, Mr. Smith got excited. "Hasn't* any ? Why, sir, she must—she ought to have one." "Very true. In fact, so confident am I on diis point, timt I have thought of offering fier mine—or, at least, to share it with her. "Mr. Jenkins, this is not a fit subject for jest." "It's a serious matter I know, so on the W'fiolc, perhaps I had better think it over a while longer. Besides, there is no knowing if she would accept my offer, together with the incumbrance that goes with it.'' "Jenkins," returned Smith severely, "will you cease trifling and attend to the business in hand ? This woman must go." "Very well, you told me you wanted a clerk who was faithful and industrious—that didn't spend his salary, and all he could steal, on just horses and the like, and I got you oue. It's an easy matter to sene her off." . "Of course it is," rejoined Smith, brighten tng at the suggestion. "Just tell her she don't exactly suit, and we shan't need her after to-day." "But she does suit me ; and if you arc not suited, all you have to do is to tell her to go." "You hired her." "And for that reason I won't discharge her without some good cause." «latter, ' returned Smith iudiffereutly, * can discharge her. I think I am equal to Unit much." Jenkins, who had left the room, put his fit'ad back a minute later. "Bet you a hundred dollars that you don't do it." J ^Vitfi this parting shot he disappeared. *' tiW Mr. Smith had a nervous horror __ * ()Illcn ? as his partner well knew, especially • ou , n k r women, and never spoke to one if he could help it. Had it been a man he would have known hat to say, and experienced no difficulty in SP? but a woman was quite another Hut his partner's words had touched his Ln ' ;'? d > summoning all his resolution he llis courage failed him as he came op L ' , ,0 Hie desk where she sat, and he l, y. glancing sidewise at the uncon _ ous occupant, who did not lift her head as ut apnroaeh/ni of In as the 00 00 00 00 00 00 30 After speaking to a clerk in the father end of the room, he walked slowdy buck to where the young lad} r sat, and who as he passed raised a pair of soft, blue eyes, shooting bewildering glance in Smith's that he felt the toe of his boot. ''Miss—Miss— " he stammered. "My name is Georgiana," said the young lady smiling. "Some call me George, for short." at 4 ' I "Well, Miss George—Gorgiana, I am afraid you will find your situation rather unpleas ant." "Not at all, sir. On the contrary, I find very pleasant and comfortable." "Ahem, but I fear you will hardly be equal to the discharge of its duties." "I hope not. If you will run your eye over the balance-sheet, you will find every thing correct." With a desperate hope that he would find something amiss, Smith did so, hut was dis appointed. "I hope you have no fault to find," said the clerk, rather anxiously, on pcceiving that he hesitated. "You are a woman—" Here, whether abashed by a sudden display of dimples on the pink cheeks, that grew more pink at this rather unnecessary asser tion, Smith came to an abrupt pause. At this the smiling face settled into an ex pression of demure gravity. "I must plead guilty to the charge of be ing a woman. But though it may be a mis fortune. it can scarcely be called a fault ; at any rate, it is one for which I am not an swerable." "You misunderstand me. ma'am. What I meant to say was, that there are certain duties connected with your office, such as opening the store, going to the post .office, etc , which you cannot very well perform.". "I assure you, sir, that I like nothing better than au occasional walk in the open air. And as to opening the store, and sweep ing and dusting, I don't know why it should be harder to perform that office for a store than for a house. I claim no consideration for my sex," resumed the young lady casting a reproachful glance at the perplexed coun tenance of her employer, but I ask. in com mon justice, that you will not discharge me simply because I am a woman." Muttering a disclaimer of some kind, he hardly knew* what, Smith beat a sudden re treat to bis own room, assuming a bold front as he met liis partner's inquiring eye, but with an inward consciousness that lie had been completely routed by the enemy. " Going ?" said Jenkins, with nonchalance most provoking. "Well, no, not to-day. W hat the deuce arc you grinning at." "Oh, nothing—nothing at all !" responded Jenkins, throwing himself back in liis chair, and regardmg intently a fly on the ceiling. "What I was going to remark was," re sumed Smith, with quite an unnecessary as sumption of dignity, "that I have concluded to allow* the young girl to remain until I can find some situation for her more in accord ance with her sex. "Very kind and considerate of you." said Jenkins dryly, "especially taking into con sideration that she does her work better than any clerk we ever bad, and less pay, too." Smith was by no means the ogre he seemed. Aside from his prejudices he was a sensible, kind-hearted man. Georgiana was not called upon to open the store or run er rands, though she offered to do both. Cu rious to relate, as days and weeks passed, Smith's repugnance to her presence not only vanished with them, but he began to regard her with positive pleasure. He used to often look through the glass door, watching the graceful poise of the head and the rapid motion of the deft little fingers as they glided over the paper, until at last curious fancies seemed to creep into his brain, and he began to indulge in glow ing dreams of liow T wonderfully such a little woman as that w'ould brighten up his lonely and cheerless home. But he determined to proceed cautiously. He had it. His housekeeper was about to leave; lie would offer Miss Gardner the sit uation—and then. Having formed this resolution, his next step was to request the young lady's presence in his private office—a summons that was promptly obeyed. vinpssj wwvj vvii "Miss Gardner, don't }«ou think the situa tion of housekeeping in a quiet home, like mine, for instance, would be preferable to your situation here ?" " Perhaps in some respect it might," said Georgiana, coloring at this abrupt inquiry, and the look which accompanied it. Was the old gentleman about to make her an offer ? But his next w r ords relieved her of this ap prehension. " My housekeeper is about to leave me, and I should be glad to have you supply her place.'' Georgiana's face grew very red, aud her mouth dimpled w ith the smiles that she strove vainly to suppress. "You are very kind, sir, but the fact is, Mr. Jenkins has spoken to me first.' "Mr. Jenkins?" " Y T es, sir. He asked me to be his house keeper, and I said I would." "But, my child, Mr. Jenkins is a young man ; it w'ould not be proper for you to keep house for him. Now with me it is different. And Georgiana inwardly açreed with him. In fact, there was all the difference m^the world for her. , ,, .. „ " But he asked me to be bis wife as well as housekeeper." "O-o-o-U!" Smith's first feeling was that of intense ns tonishmeut, his next of quite as strong cha grin. But it all ended in an emotion of thankfulness that he had not committed him His disappointment, however, could not have rankled very deeply, for he attended the wedding with smiling tranquility, ceremony that transformed his new the clerk it end a tor 1 for it eye he at into the happy w*ife of his fortunate partner, Jenkins. Jeremiah Smiths * Suit. Wedding BY MAIIT1IA J. LAMB. From th* Golden Age. Among the noted statesmen in Congress during years of the last century, was Jere miah Smith. He was the intimate friend Wolcott, Ames, Sedgwick and others of de served eminence at that period. He whs af terwards one of the Chief Justices of the Su preme Court, and Chief Justice of New Hampshire. We Americans of this latter generation have been brought up to say very little about our ancestry. Ever since the Jeffersonian era we have been steadily indoctrinated in the belief that the pride of birth was unbecoming to a republican community. Previous to that time, however, there was an acknowledged aristocracy, marked by a certain stateliness of manner, and a conformity to prescribed rules of courtesy in daily intercourse, which were among the remnants of colonial times The revolutionary war jarred the social struc ture, but for many years the distinctions rested essentially on the old foundations. Philadelphia was characterized by a style of life more socially elegant than the other American cities. It was the seat of the na tional government, and the public characters were almost without exception high-bred gentlemen of the old school. The wealth of the city was chiefly commercial, bringin_ not less generous nor less sure returns than now r , but having been less suddenly acquired and less generally diffused, it seemed pos sessed of more dignity, and was valued more for the respectability it imparted than as a means of material luxury. Society was made up of men and women wdio were justly dis tinguished for beauty, grace and culture. Eu ropean celebrities w T cre frequently entertained, and they offered examples of courtly usages, and embroidered upon former customs much that was deserving of. acceptance in the higher and better file of the older na tions. But to return to Jeremiah Smith. He be longed to a family w'hose name had a pres tige which w*as socially of dominant influ ence. He attended ail the dinners and sup pers and parties. He was a bachelor and not young, lie had ai, earnest, intelligent, handsome face, and fine martial figure. He dressed stylishly and was a great beau. He w*as in high favor with the ladies, but he had been in love so many times that he had found it long since impossible to keep a statistical account of the "divine beings" be had wooed and w on. He was like the young ladv who, when asked by herViover if sue had ever loved before promptly replied, "Yes, indeed! I have been in love eight times, and loved better and better every time." It was in 1793 that he wrote to an intimate friend, describing Miss J-W--: "It seems to me," be said, "that I never sincerely oved before. God grant that time and ab sence may have their usual effects." His prayer was granted. Two years later lie wrote to the same friend, describing Miss E--R--, whom he bad met the da}' be fore at a dinner party "She is surpassingly beautiful, sweet tempered, and all that a wo man can or ought to be ; but lieighho ! she is as good ns married ; I am glad I was in formed of the circumstance, else I should have been head and ears in love." But he found himself seriously in love at last, notwithstanding. He met the lady at every evening entertainment, and often on the street, and in a short time his case had grown worse than hopeless. At least, so we may infer from the way* in which he gave vent to bis feelings in vprse, which though comprehensive, is not so melodious as the songs of some latter poetfc: "•To Adam Paradise was given, Blooming with all that ebarms the sense, Of fruits, one only was forbidden, And that occasioned sor® complaints. IIow much severer is my fate Thau his! unjust ! how could he grieve? He was denied the preciou#fruit, But I, alas, deprived of BVe ! Nay, more—severer «.ill my case— A double pain without alloy— The fruit that I am forbid tto taste, Another freely may enjoyw" For once, listen all y# incredulous, true love ran smoothly. The' lady managed to quarrel with her old lover and accepted Mr. Smith. When he wrote to his friend about it, he declared himself engaged for the last time, "positively." Then came the wedding. Miss R- », who had been all this time on a visit to some friends in the Quaker City, returned to her father's house in Maryland, whither her vet eran lover soon followed her. While on his journey he met with one of the most terrible mishaps in the history. lie lost his wedding clothes. liis trunk had fallen from the back of the stage where it had been carelessly strapped, aud was never seen more. He was in a dilemma. 11 e might have been more sorely afflicted had he lost his last love, but it was certainly enough misery for one season, par ticularly as it was not in the days of steam, telegraphy, or ready-made clothing stores. He had been very particular in bis outfit, and it bad cost two hundred dollars, which was quite a fortune in that day. Would the cu rious reader like to know of what it con sisted ? Here is a list of the articles: "A light-colored broadcloth coat, with pearl buttons : breeches of the same cloth ; breeches of black satin; vest, swansdown, buff, striped ; vest, moleskin, chequer figure; vest, satin, figucred; vest, Marseilles, white; vest, muslinet, figured ; under vest faced with red cassimere; two under vests flannel ; one pair flannel drawers, one pair cotton drawers, one pair patent silk hose, one pair white silk hose, one pair striped silk hose, ten or a dozen white sil^ hose, three pair of cotton hose, four pair of gause hose, a towel, six shills, twelve neckerchiefs; six pocket handkerchiefs, oue of them a bandauna; » chintz dressing gown, a pair of silk gloves and a i>air of kid gloves." of de af era the of a He had no alternative, and w'as married in his traveling clothes. We have no record, left that the incomparable Miss R- ob jected to becoming Mrs. Jeremiah Smith cycn under these inauspicious circumstances NEW MITINiTjKNTERPR1SE I\ CHI CAGO. is An association of a novel character for the buying, selling and working of gold ant silver mines, Las been formed in Chicago It is called the "Great Western Mining Bu reau," and is said to be under the manage ment of men of integrity and large capital A membership fee of $10 per annum charged, the member being expected to sup ply the bureau with from 5 to 500 pounds of the ores from bis mine, with a full descrip tion of the mine or mines he has for sale A circular of the bureau gives the following additional information : Samples of ore from each lode will he as sayed in our assay office. connected with the Bureau. The result of the assay, together with the name of lode, owners name, num ber of feel, etc., will be printed on label at tached to a sample of ore from the same lode, and placed in our cabinet on exhibition all the time. Each sample is also numbered, md every three months a catalogue will be issued, with corresponding numbers, so that one can look at sample of ore, and turn to same number in catalogue, w'here will be given a full and complete history of the mine, location, number of feet, owner's name, value of ore, etc. This information is all put in the quarterly îs^ue of the catalogue, in order to show the improvements and developments going on in the different mining sections. One or these pamphlets will be mailed to the address of each member, and sent to mining institutions and capitalists throughout this country and Europe. All this information, together with the original description of the property, we must rely upon the honesty of the miner to furnish. After we have seen samples of ore, and iiad assays made, we will make arrangements with owners of mines, and members of the issociation only, to work their property, by advancing capital to mine the ore and ship the same to Chicago, or some other place where it can be successfully treated. In this way a great many mines will be made to ield handsome dividends to the owner, as well as the Bureau also. And a min« once developed to pay need not ask for buyers. Our commission on all sales of property will be ten per cent, on the amount realized, unless some special arrangement is previously made. As the association proposes to furnish capital for developing and working mines, it promises to be of some service, and w r e shall regard its operations with interest. Cultrue* of manure for aspa Asparapns I have tried all kinds ragus plants, and all sorts of treatment. Nothing, however, produced such a rank growth and thick crop as fresh cow manure. We have often used horse manure, w'ell rotted, and salt and various other applica tions. But the pure cow manure, spread over the bed about three inches thick, proved far the best. Tbe year before last we had a most wonderful growth, and, we believe, en tirely from this cause. We always leave our stalks until they are about one foot high be fore cutting them ; we fancy they are much better, anil we know we get three times as much vegetable food fit to eat. If we cut them just as they show above the earth, anil to get sufficient length, point the knife some what diagonally downwards, severing the plant about three inches under the soil, we only get an edible portion of about two and a half inches in length ; whereas, if we wait one or two days more for increased growth, and cut just at the surface, we get nearly or quite nine inches of excellent food, and we think our bed yields more of this long kind than the .short, and that the plants really thrive better. After tbe first cutting being thus delayed, there is no more lost time, as all future growth, by being allowed to flour ish a little longer before cutting, comes in ro tation the same as if cut earlier ; but, as I be fore said, wc think better and more crop can be obtained by this treatment.—" ( 7 .," in Farmer » Union. Progress of tbe Railroad* The first locomotive steamed up in the United States in 1832. Since then the rail road development has gone on with won derful rapidity, averaging not less than 1,500 miles per annum. With each successive year the ratio increases. In 1870, 6,145 miles were completed, and in 1871, 4,423, and dur ing the past year still higher figures have probably been reached. The earnings of the railroads in 1851 were about $40,000,000 ; in 1801 about $135,000,000; and in 1871 about $475,000,000. * A reprehensible joke was played on the Legislature of Missouri the other JJday. It having been reported that tbe Him. T. J. Kelly, the member from Camden county, had died of quick consumption, speeches highly eulogistic of the deceased were made, both houses passed resolutions of condolence and adjourned out of respect to his memory, and a committee was appointed to escort the re mains to his late home. The committee in endeavoring to fulfill its duty, discovered Mr. Kelley in the act of taking a very substantial dinner, and concluded to dispense with any funeral ceremonies. A search was made for the author of the false report, who was finally discovered in the person of a small bov, w ho, it is safe to say, will never figure as the juvenile hero of a Sunday school book. Alick Stephens Sun. has sold out the Atlanta of lic ing of trip est ing so that that of geon fpr and rise and Matt but the duke shall ries day, the in ob is for of MONTANA TEHRITORY. Baach Breakfast—Magnificent Scene ry—Bunch Grass Beef—«ruin Bais mf« etc* The letter below, written by Dr. Wright, our newly appointed Superintendent of Jpilian Affairs, we clip from the Warren County Leader, published at Indianola, Iowa. Sun River, Feb. 18.1873. Editor Leader:— If you were here to-day I don't know whether you would Write a long editorial or not, especially if you had partak en of a hearty meal of buffalo' steak, toast, doqghnuts, California pears, etc. Well, it makes one glad after riding forty miles over moon tains and yalleys on a cold, frosty morn ing, to reach a ranch where all these good things can be had. Sim River crossing is 90 miles a little east of north from Helena, and 59 miles a little south-west from Ft. Benton. The route from Helena to this place has on it some of the grandest scenery in America, and I doubt if the World furnishes any more sublime scenery than the Prickly Pear canyon. It is inde scribably grand, which is the bigest thing I can say of it. If you want to know about it, just come over some day and I will take you out riding and then yon will see for your self. There are many fine valleys upon which ranchmen raise immense crops of rye, wheat, oats, etc , and potatoes, just as many bushels to the acre as I dare mention. In fact I think I had better not tell you how many bushels to the acre are reported, for fear you will doubt my word. I Saw immeuse herds of cattle quietly graz ing on dry "bunch grass" and doing well. This morning I saw a lot of 25 choice steers en rouit for the Helena market, all in fine condition, that had never tasted a grain of corn and not one mouthful of hay in all their lives until last night ; so I was told by their owners. While you Hawkey es are vainly endeavoring to masticate the tough, unsavory meat called beef, supplied by your butchers, we llontanians regale our appetites with the richest, most nutritious meat I ever tasted. You have nothing like it in low*». The grass of this mountain region produces tbe richest milk, the sweetest butter, anil best. beef. Stock of all kinds is doing well this winter. Cattle can be grown here at a profit, for three dollars per hundred on foot. Between here and Helena there are thousands of acres of the finest of grass that will rot on the ground because there is nothing to eat it. I stayed wftli an old citizen of Texas last night who.had lived in that State 32 years, and had raised stock all that time, who is in the stodk business, preferring Montana T a|ACattle country. Next time I wiJ wi»ie aboift something else. JAMES WRIGHT*. io nil In San Fraucisco, on the evening of Janu ary 10th, Col. W. H. L. Barnes delivered a lecture in Pacific Hall on the " Boys of San Francisco," in the course of which he said : Let me ask you, do you know that nearly one-half of the convicts now serving terms in the States Prison are betw'cen the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, and that by far the largest proportion of those are delegates from this city and county of San Francisco ? The Chief of Police has informed me that there are not less—just think of these nulnbers— than 9,000 young men, between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, now resident in this city, addicted to criminal habits, of whom more than one-third are without any employ ment, and the remaining tw T o-thirds are unin structed in trades of useful description, al though nominally employed. He also says that there are at least 5,000 young men and boys, between fourteen and eighteen years, of whom not quite one-half attend the pub lic schools, aud the rest wander through your streets in utter idleness. Proposed Voyage Across the Atlantic Professor John Wise, the xvell known aero naut, has it in contemplation to make a bal loon-trip across the Atlantic next summer, preparations for the great aerial voyage be ing in course of arrangement now. The Pref essor, it will be remembered, made the famous'air trip from St. Louis to the eastern extremity of Lake Ontario, a distance of over twelve hundred miles, in the short space of nineteen hours, or at the rate of about sixty-three miles an hour. He feels entirely confident of his ability to make the quickest trip on record across the Atlantic. Quite a number of scientific gentlemen have made application to accompany him in this great est of all ballooning expeditions. As show ing how far America is ahead in aeronautics, so far as distance traveled is concerned, the longest trip ever made by a European bal loonist was only four hundred miles, while* that of Professor Wise was three times that distance, and, what is more, the greater portion of it was accomplished in the midst of a cyclone, and with three »passengers be sides himself .—Philadelphia Star. The value put by epicures upon particular varieties of fish seems to depend in a great degree upon their costliness. Thus the stur geon is regarded in Europe as a dish fit only fpr a king—merely because the fish is rare, and brings a very- high price. It is not im possible that the common herring is about to rise in further estimation for a similar reason. During the present season it has been un precedently scarce on the coast of Scotland, and has commanded prices that the Pall Matt Gazette calls enormous. If the scarcity should continue, and the price of herring steadily rise, a time will come when a broiled herring will be beyond the means of any one but a millionaire. We shall then be told of the extravagance of some dissipated young duke in breakfasting daily upon herring, ana shall read of the reckless jfodigal who car ries salt herring in his pocket on the Derby day, and ostentatiously lunches thereupon in the presence of astonished and admiring multitudes.