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Volume 7.
Helena, Montana, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
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.1 FISK BROS., Publishers
The (Governorship.
The following dispatch reached us yester
day afternoon, having been received by the
Ogden Junction over the A. & P. line:
"The Junction dispatches state that Clagett
will give the President an early answer about
his appointment us Governor of Utah. The
President agks an answer before the Senate
. What a monstrously developed fish this
Clagett must be, when the President of the
United States has to wait its plpaeuro before
making as trifling an appointment as that of
Governor of a Territory! This thing of
Utah and Clagett, Clagett and Utah, the
President, Clagett and Utah, Utah, Clagett
and the President has had the changes rung
on it until the public are becoming pretty well
sick of it. If President Grant is waiting the
whim of any three-cent lawyer or other as
piring able-bodied politician, in regard to the
Governorship of Ltah, we are not aware of
any one who will become crazy with anxiety
over the matter. When he is appointed he
represents the United ôtâtes Go /crament,
and as such he should be respected ; before
lie is appointed lie is simply an aspirant for an
easy life at three thousand five hundred dol
lars a year, a salary with which a second class
clerk in a dry goods or grocciy store would
hardly be satisfied in this western country.
There is entirely too much fuss made about
these small fry politicians, and their claims
on or hopes lor office. The "special com
missioner" of the San Francisco Alta , in his
efforts to compete with the regular (Ispatches
öl me uaniuiiiiii Associate press—composed
of the Union , bulletin and Call —has fur
, niehed the readers of the A. & P. dispatches
with so much that is unreliable, rumored,
and manufactured about Clagett and Utah,
that pious old men feel like saying, "Hang
Clagett, and have done with him."— Salt
Lake Herald , March 26.
Our Food
There is no country where there is so much
dyspepsia as in America, because our people
pay so little attention to food, and eat too
much meat for the exercise they take. If one
has mental labor, fish every second day at
least is requsite. Soup sets all the glands at
work, and prepares the stomach for the
more important functions of digestion, and
therefore should be taken at dinner every
day. Beef broth is to the old w'hat milk is
to the young. Cookery properly attended
keeps a man in health. If the stomach is out
of order, the brain is affected. We should
cat more fruit, vcgitables, soup and fish.
Good and w ell-prepared food beautifies the
physique, the same as good and well-directed
education beautifies the mind. Wrinkles are
produced by want of the variety of food.
The man who does not use his brain to select
and prepare his food is not above the brutes,
which take it in the raw state.— Home and
The most elegant and costly costume ever
made in Paris was sent to a lady for a fancy
dress ball,in New York. The first outside
skirt is made of gold cloth ; over the front of
this are extended thread of pearls, so as to
form squares; in the centre of each is a dif
ferent flower, made' of imitation jewels ;
the second jupe is made of white satin, em
broidered in silver, with a flounce of old lace
placed round the edge and turned upwards.
The heavy folds on each side are retained
by jewels, and the long pointed corsage is
covered with them in front. The court man
tle of sky-blue satin is caught up on the
shoulders underneath a ruff of gold lace up
held by invisible wires. Strings of pearls
and diamonds adorn the neck and arms. In
the high coiffure, Duthe style, is to be placed
a minature vessel under full sail ; over this,
garlands of flowers are strewn, and serve
to retain the structure in its position. The
costume cost nearly $2,000, including the
jewels and lace, more than two months were
spent upon the drawings and subsequent
preparation of the dress.
The story is told of a father who w'as one
evening teaching his little boy to recite his
Sunday school lesson. It was from the four
teenth chapter of Matthew, wherein is re
lated the parable of a malicious person who
went about sowing tares. "What is a tare?
4 ell me, my son, what a tare is," asked the
anxious parent. "You had'em!" "Johnny,
hat do you mean ?" asked the father, open
>ng his eyes rather wide. "Why, last week,
when you didn't come home for three days,"
»aid Johnny, "I heard mother tell aunt Susan
that you were on a tare." Johnny was ira
mediat ely sent to b ed. _
Commodore Vanderbilt's half a million
♦i \ T Metho <li*t college in Tennessee has set
Jhe Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville
tk-» l w , i who it located in thdr respcc
ti>e cities i,y the oars. Knoxville will give
m«« n f< re8 „ for Ä ®it«, while the Chattanooga
nan calls him" with a tender of the whole
~?T 0Ut Mountain, with its fine view of
1 w, *tes, and Lake Lula thrown in.
What Becomes of the Quicksilver ?
What becomes of all the quicksilver brought
to this State and use in our reduction "works
is a matter worthy of receiving the critical
attention of some of our scientists. Quick
silver in large quantities is constantly being
brought to the State and not an ounce is ever
sent way. After it has been used in amalga
mating the precious metals contained in the
ores operated upon, it is separated from the
metals with which it is combined by retorting
and is again used in the amalgamating pans
Thus it is used over and over until it has dis
appeared. W hether it floats away with the
water used in amalgamating or is lost by
evaporation there must be vast quantities of
it collecting somewhere, as it is a metal not
easily destroyed. In case it is lost by evapora
tion it must condense and fall to the ground
somewhere near the works in which it is
used, and if it floats away in the water it
must eventually find a resting place on the
bottom of the stream in which it is floated
away. It is an axiom among millmen that
"wherever quicksilver is lost, silver is lost;'
therefore there must be a great amount of
silver lost, as we shall presently see. The
amount of quicksilver furnished mills in. this
section of the State alone by the bank of
California averages 800 flasks of 76£ pounds
each, or 01,200 pounds per mouth. This in
one year would amount to 734,400 pounds of
quicksilver, that goes some\vhere, and count
ing backwards for ten years shows 7,344,000
poimdo mat has gone somewhere, either up
the flue or down the flume. The quantity of
quicksilver distributed monthly among the
mills shows just how' much is lost. None is
sold or sent out of the country with the bul
lion ; therefore, if there were no loss, the
mills would never want an}' more quicksilver
than enough to give them a start at first, as
the same lot could be used over and over, ad
infinitum. But there is a loss and a very
large one, as exactly shown by the demand
for quicksilver, as it all goes to supply the
place of that lost.— Territorial Enterprise.
Our Two Lives,
We all have two lives—a life of action and
a life of afterthought. The man who lives
morally, usefully, intellectually — who is
good, does good and turns all his mental and
moral faculties to good account—may be said
to live two self-satisfactory lives in one. His
life of acts, made up of the performance of
his obligations to God, bis neighbor and
himself, must in the main be happy His
life of afterth'» 1 « 1 ' 4 * •- », memory sum
mons ms life of action to the bar of con
science, where it is weighed in the balance of
justice and ?wt found wanting, cannot by
otherwise than consolatory. But as the good
we have done grows more and more comfort
ing to us as we reflect upon it, so does the
evil we have committed grow in horror as it
glares upon us from the vistas of memory.
We have our choice. We can be twice
blessed or twice-cursed—blessed in doing and
in thinking of what we have done, or be
cursed alike in the act and afterthought. We
can people the present with pursuing fiends
or ministering angels, who will come to us
in the future from what will then be the past
to torment or bless us. Such a present re
ceives a new glory in changing to the past.
Let the young and thoughtless understand at
the very outset of their active career that
the evil to-day cannot elude the scrutinizing
A Story of Titien»«
Prom Paris Correspondence New York World.
Apropos of M. Thiers, a very amusing
story is going the rounds of Pari^ now, said
to have been told of himself by the President
at one of his last receptions. M. Thiers was
walking one morning lately alone in the new
camp which he has established near Versailles
at Villeneuve l'Etang. He saw a soldier sta
tioned on guard and at the moment vigorously
engaged in eating bread and cheese.
"Good morning, mon garçon," said M.
"Good morning, ma petite vielle" (my lit
tle old woman), replied the soldier.
"Eh bien ! You don't get tired, do you, of
vour camp life ?"
"That depends on thd hour. At present,
not. I am off duty, and am eating my bread
and cheese, as you see."
"And the camp bread, it's good, isn't it ? I
find it far superior to that they gave us be
"Tiens! Do you eat it ? What are you,
then ? Are you an oil merchant or a hospital
nurse?" •
"Better than that," replied M. Thiers.
"Bah ! Then you are a second lieutenant."
"Better than that."
"Captain ?"
"Better than that."
"General ?"
"Better than that; I'm the President of the
"You are Thiers ! Srcrebleu / Then, quick,
hold my bread and cheese so I can present
arms to youl"
Those three New Hampshire men who
were lately Democratic Congressmen, and
who, in ceasing to be Congressmen, have not
ceased to be Democrats, hare played a little
game that is very sharp. They voted against
the salary grab, their eyes being open to the
fact that an election In New Hampshire was
to come off in a few days after the adjourn
ment of the last Congress. They denounced
the grab on ttie stump with awfnl severity,
and proudly referred to their own bright, ex*
ceedmg and personal virtue in refusing to go
with the crowd who mofeiied the Treasury.
Election dpy cam« and went, and it will be
rememberjd two of them were defeated and
one was eWbted. This chap that was elected,
and one of those who weft defeated, then
wrote to Washington and drew their five
thousand dollars. We are not surprised that
the New York Tribune calls Butler's conduct
respectable by the side of this .—Cincinnati
From Affluence to Prison*
The New York Times of March 20th says:
Judge Watson, - of California, twelve years
ago married a beautiful and accomplished
woman, who was yesterday held for trial at
the Tombs for stealing. Owing to domestic
trouble with her husband, she left California
three years ago and came to this city. She
at once adopted the business of a confidence
woman, and after swindling a number of
hotels was finally arrested by Detective Til
ley, of Central Office, for stealing from a
woman named Blanchard, w ho kept a board
ing house in Fifth avenue. For this she
served six months on the island. Coming
out she returned to her business and swindled
the Coleman House, for which she was sen
tenced to another six month's imprisonment.
. Then she procured board from Mrs. Mary
Lasher, of No. 103 Lexington avenue, and
so ingratiated herself into that lady's confi
dence that she was allowed to enter every
room in the house and w'as in fact semi-house
keeper. The result of this was that
when she suddenly left, about four w r eeks
ago, Mrs. Lasher discovered that she was
despoiled of f700 worth of wearing apparel.
The ease was placed in the hands of Detec
tives Tilley and Heidelberg, who learned that
Mrs. Watson had been in Boston, where she
victimized the American Hotel, and returned
to this city, taking board with a lady in
Thirty-first street. Detective Heidelberg went
there to search her room, and she indignantly
denied knowing Mrs. Laslier and ordered him
to leave the house. On the appearance of
Detective Tilley she subsided, and in one of
her trunks was found a lace' chemise, which
was identified by Mrs. Lasher. Judge Dow
ling held Mrs. Hortense B. Watson for trial.
Her husbund, Judge Watson, died in San
Francisco three moths ago of a broken
"The Fall of Man«"
How it strikes the Danbury Near» man is
appended :
" You are generally looking at something
very intently when it happens—psrhaps you
are smiling to yourself. Then your left foot
shoots out to one side with a suddenness that
creates a sickness in your family. Ice com
mences to form on your spine and perspira
tion on your brow, and y our scalp lifts enough
to permit a streak of cold air to pass under.
The other leg goes oit at this juncture, your
head snaps violently to the front, and there
is a faint impressio* on your mind that the
world is about to cème to an end with no
body in charge. Mifes of sidewalk spin out
from you like ligbtnmg. Three-story build
ings jump over your Miead in quick succes
sion. People disappear suddenly and with
appalling mystery. Then your eyes close,
your consciousness wanes, and your soul
goes out in one expiring qiuver, and—and
you arrive. The hard reality of the scene is
then forced upon you with unpleasant ab
ruptness. Everything is in its place but your
spine. You get up and move off with a
sickly attempt at a smile, feeling at the time
that the back of your bead is laughing from
ear to ear, and finding that the hardest thing
is not the sidew'alk, but to keep from rubbing
Kitten on thc| {Disk »very ov 171 1 Fust
Yu deer 7 by Ô creature, bow are yu ? 'Tis
your pa that hovers over yu. Whare did yu
cum frum Oh! tell me where! Long may
you wave in the land of the free and hum
of the brave! Now iz the winter ov mi dis
knotent made glorious summer in this fust
sou ov Josh Billings, Esq. E plurasy cunum !
I hear an angel whisper, i bet i dew. Let on
the hot rum, let joy be unkonfined, we won't
go hum till tords morning, not if we no it.
Don't go away. I will kail the Moses—bully
for yul He sleeps! Gard him yee spirits, and
send in yure bill. Glory euuff for 1 da. Now r
iz mi style parfected. Pease tu mi ashes.
Mi wife! mi wife! My liny! Miself! misclf
and everybody else ! Glory, halleluger ! Once
more set ou the hot rum, and all yu who are
dri ma cum and rummage. Tew save time,
small favers will hereafter be punktually re
served. Title indisputable ; terms easy. For
more fuller partikularst consult the proprie
tor, Josh Billings, Esq.
A D anbury young man who wag once a
clerk lately went on a farm to work. The
first night in his new position he was detailed
to remove a calf frohi the apartment of its
parent to another shed, and while engaged,
as thousands have been before him, in shoving
the contrary beast along, the mother reached
under the tails of his coat with her horns, and
suddenly lifted him up against the roof of the
building with a force that threatened to shat
ter every bone in bis body. The first thing
he did was to rub himself, the next thing was
to throw up his place. He said that he didn't
doubt but that agriculture was a noble pur
suit, and that the farmer- needed an assistant
in the discharge of the multifarious duties,
hut he didn't believe the Creator designed"
him for making skylights in cowsheds.
Bunsen read somewhere that the Chinese
tell the time of the day by examining the
pupil of a cat's eye, ana he began to carry a
cat around with him in his overcoat pocket,
with the intention to yank her out by the tail
whenever he desired* to ascertain the hour.
But he carries a watch, now. Apart from
the fact that the cat used to yowl and spit,
and charge around in On uncomfortable man
ner in bis pocket, the fiist time Bunsen drag
ged her out to examine her eyes she clawed
furrows an inch deep in his face, and carried
on so generally that he thought it better to
drop her and hunt up a place where they sold
arnica-plasters and salvs. «
The London M o rning Pott , which started
in 1773, is now beginning the second century
of its career. The London Times began in
1788. The Daily Telegraph is said to ne the
most popular newspaper in the world, and to
circulate shout 175,000 copies.
Johnny Clem«
The Washington Star says: Among the
many notable persons at the inanguration of
President Grant w T as John L. Clem, of the
24th U. S. infantry, who reached here a few
days since from his regiment at Fort Brown,
Texas, in order to place in the National Asy
lum an invalid soldier. Lieutenant Clem has
a national reputation, and is w'ritten down in
Frank Moore's Rebellion Record," and in
Lossing's History of the Ciyil Conflict in
America, as "Little Johnny Clem, the drum
mer boy of Cliickainauga," at w'hich battle he
laid aside bis drum and assumed the musket
during the entire day. During the retirement
of the Union army from the field, he then
performed a guerre de mort upon a Colonel
of a Texan regiment, who had ridden up with
a drawn sword demanding his surrender, by
suddenly sw inging up his musket from an order
arms and emptying the saddle of his assailant.
This daring act of one so young sent his name
flying through the country. He afterwards
had his little horse killed under him, and was
wounded in the shoulder at the same time, at
Atlanta, whilst delivering a dispatch from
Major General Thomas to General Logan.
He entered the army in May, 1861, before he
was 10 years of age, as a drummer-boy and
served w'ith distinction to the end of the war,
during w'hich time he was present at the bat
tle of Shiloh, and at nearly every other bat
tle in which the Ajmy of the Cumberland
was engaged. He is the youngest officer
ever commissioned in the United States army,
and Lossing's History speaks of him as the
youngest person, of w'hom we have any ac
count, that ever bore arms in battle, either
in this country or in Europe ; and his military
record is a matter of history upon the files
of the War Department. Considering his
years, he is w ithout a peer, either in the Old
World or in the New.
The Quarterly Review observes that the
Russian cadets have a great weakness for
smoking, and smoking was held in such ab
horrence by Nicholas that—as many an En
glish traveler in Russia will still remember—
any person, whatever his age and rank, was
arrested by the police if found smoking in
the streets. Alexander, who was exceedingly
fond of cigarettes, hid himself from bis father,
all his life long, when he wanted to have a
smoke. Disregarding all the penalties, how
ever, the cadets managed to smoke in their
schools, and in one of them Alexander ar
rived one day when the room was full of to
bacco smoke. He did not seem to notice,
however, w'hat a couple of years before
would liave been regarded as a crime very
nearly approaching high treason, and went
quietly on with his inspection, when an alarm
was suddenly raised that the Emperor had
arrived in the school's courtyard. Alexan
der suddenly turned to the boys who fol
lowed him and said : "It smells of tobacco
here very strong ; open quickly the windows;
I will go down stairs and detain the Emperor
for a w'hile." And so he did ; the - Emperor
noticing nothing, and the Grand Duke Alex
ander became more than ever the idol of the
young men, w r ho are old officers now, but
from w'hose memory the story seems not to
have departed ; at all events, the writer has
had it repeated to him several times.
A l.iterary Kell«
The Springfield Republican lias the follow
ing, which we commend to the serious con
sideration of all admirers of Carlyle :
A good story is told in literary circles in
New York of an enthusiastic Carlyle club of
ladies and gentlemen of Cambridge and Bos*
ton, who meet periodically to read their
chosen prophet and worship at his shrine.
One of them, not imbued with sufficient rev
erence to teach him better, felonously con
trived to have the reader on a certain evening
insert something of his own composition
into the reading as though it came from the
prilled page and Carlyle's hand. The inter
polation was as follows: "Word-spluttering
organisms, in whatever place—not with Plu
tarchean comparison, apologies, nay, rather,
without any such apologies—but born into
the world to say the thought that is in them—
antiphorial, too, in the main—butchers, bak
ers and candlestick makers; men, women,
pedants. Verily with you, too, it's now or
never." This paragraph produced great ap
plause among the devotees of Carlyle. The
leader of the club especially, a learned and
metaphysical pundit, who is the great Ameri
can apostle of Carlyle, said nothing Carlyle
had ever written, was more representative and
Mr. Barnum has several elephants m
training for his traveling show'. They are
taught to dance, to turn the organ, and to
perform various other feats. One of these
elephants died a few days since. The news
w'as sent to Mr. Barnum, written on the back
of a card, by the elephant trainer, and reads
as follows: "Mr. Barnum, one of the eli
fants is ded. He dyed of enformation.'
" That's all right," said Barnum, bn reading
the letter. "We must not teach elephants
too much. They can't stand a high degree
of education. Our giving this animal such
a stock of ' enformation' has cost me $10,
000. Hereafter confine them to the rudi
ments ."—Evening Post.
A New York correspondent of a Chicago
paper says : A society is forming here whose
members call themselves the Anti-Lenders."
Nearly all of them have been sorely victim
ized, and for their own protection tney have
promised in future not to lend, in a friendly
way, to anybody. Indeed, they connot do so
consistently with their articles of agreement,
and they hope to strengthen themselves
thereby. The society, winch had its origin
among the brokers of Wall street, already
numbers five hundred members, and they are
steadily and rapidly increasing.
Columbus, Ga., wouldn't subscribe a red
cent for a new church, but old John Robin
son's circus took $3,000 out of the town.
A true Danbury American is too proud to
beg and too honest to steal. He gets trusted.
—An Ohio widower advertises for a woman
to wash and iron and milk one or two cows.
The death is announced of the Princess
Bully Mule, of the Royal family of the Apache
Bergh is opposed to the celebration of St
Patrick's Day, because of the Saint's cruelty
to reptiles.
Two years ago Atlanta, Ga., w r as valued at
$5,000,000. The present valuation exceeds
Whittier says be guards w'ell bis friend
ships, as worth more to him than any con
ceivable fame.
—A huge irrigating canal is to be com
pleted from Malad to Corinne in time for this
season's use.
Great floods are announced in the East,
and property to a large amount and numbers
of lives are reported lost.
A genius in Lawrence, Kansas, says that
he has discovered a process by which he can
make twenty-five pounds of sugar out of
a bushel of corn. 1
TnERE are nearly 2,000 children in New'
York under fifteen years of age employed in
making paper collars. Many of them are
also familiar w ith cuffs.
The New York Evening Mail , in its new
dress, presents as handsome a typographical
appearance as any of its evening rivals,
while its editorial page is racier than ever.
Let the Democracy take heart everywhere.
— Gazettf.
Democrats, don't you take anything of the
kind. Be honest, and let other people's
property alone.
An Blinois physician says that he has
learned by actual and repeated experiments
that electricity, properly applied, will effect a
cure in all cases of eerebro-spical meningitis,
or spotted fever.
One of the most remarkable of recent in
ventions is a contrivance to raise and lower,
in a suspended and perpendicular line, a large
ship from one water level to another. Ves
sels of 1,200 tons capacity, for example, may
be raised and lowered 300 feet at Lewiston,
N. Y., which overcomes* Niagara Falls and
the rapids, in fifteen minutes. It is called
the Niagara ship elevator, but the principle
is equally applicable to several other localities.
A New' Hampshire man has invented an
other extension table, without leaves, mortice,
tenant, tongue or groove. The model, when
shut up measures just two feet, and when
opened it is five feet long, and is so arranged
that a child at one end of the table can open
and close it with perfect ease. The expense
of the table is from one-half to two-thirds
that of the old fashioned ones. The model
has been examined at Washington and is
Darwin has been snubbed by the French
Academy, w'hich has rejected his application
for membership by a large majority. The
reasons for his rejection w'ere solely scientific.
M. Mirque said the author of the "Origin of
Species" had too far sacrificed science to *e
now'n, and reason to imagination, to deserve
a place in the first rank of scientists. "He
has fallen too low," said the savant, "espe
cially in his last work, has too much be
littled himself not to be made to expiate it."
During the Franco-Prussian war it was
estimated that, averaging both armies, five
Germans outweighed six Frenchmen. Not
only are the Germans huge compared with
Frenchmen, but huge as compared with their
own ancestors. The Prussian soldiers who
fought at Sedan averaged three inches larger
around the chest and tw r o inches taller than
the Prussian soldier, who fought at Waterloo.
This astonishing development is ascribed to
fifty years of military training, enforced upon
the whole male population.
The Cleveland Leader has a $5,000 libel
s»it on hand, because it let a gushing rural
correspondent say that Father F. A. Martin,
of Willoughby, Ohio, proposed to a widow
to pray her husband out of purgatory for $10,
which was certainly very cheap, and the
husband would have*said so if he had had a
voice in the premises. Martin affirms he
don't know w'liere a man's soul goes after
death—and if he did he could not cause it to
move by praying at it, and it may be safely
assumed that the editor of the Leader w'iil
not be prayed out of purgatory for $10.
The last "irregularity" that has come to
light in Chicago is said to be an attempt on
the part of the proprietors of "Jones' Mu
seum" to swindle the Wild Man in their em
ploy oit of his back pay. This untamed
specimen of the genus homo , who was adver?
tised as the "Australian Man of the Woods,"
was, previous to his engagement by the Mu
seum proprietors, a simple uneducated Ger
man, named Fred. Hittisch, who made a
living b? filling whisky bbttles for gentlemen
at chicNen fights. Feed, takes his solemn
oath befcre the Mayor that he was employed
to personate the Wild Mon at Jones'Museum,
for a saary of $25 a month, and his wife al
lowed hfer hair to be frizzed until it stood
upon «id like quills upon the fretful
gander in spring time that she might the
better 'po" the Wild Woman. . For several
weeks Iittisch was the most untamed speci
men of humanitr to be found in Chicago.
He chattered like a ring-tailed ape, ate
taw mat, and scratched liis back against
an artncial tree, provided for that pur
pose. ^ {Crowds came to see the living
curiosit is, and though fifteen cent ad
mission fees protruded from between ev
ery fini* of the doorkeeper's hand, Hit
tisch ne cr received a dollar of his salary;
and to a d insult to injnry, the Museum pro
prietors borrowed the Wild Man's watch,
And he i >w has to tell the time of dur the
best wa; he can. The Mayor of Chisago
has ins ucted the police to get the miming
watch, 1 nt the back pay is beyond recovery..

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