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if Hv, V; «W *^4 m. w» m m i SX SêHr S 1*&*f <*5 % IA\ £&2ßm *r-^' & illU im m irtT ft I II S' -y/l --■T. VM mm i ia sla w % â* i» «.v x Volume 9. Helena, Montana, Thursday, July 15, 1875. No. THE WEEKLY HERALD n EUHHED ETE K Y THURSDAY MORNING. a.TfÏsk*- J FISK BROS., Publishers TERMS OF SMPTIOK. I i-itM - Fuli r i HE DAILY HiAiMlt. : Of crib F. by currier) p^r monüi t- tW n\ MAli* Due copy one month..... On« copy thro«.: months.. <)ur cc'iy f-iK months ... One < y one year ....... ...f 8 00 ... 6 00 ... VI 00 .... woo i jjiuwa for this weekly herald t>n• yr*r................................ $0 00 y ix mouth«........ 4 (XI Three month«.................................... 3 50 fcFEAli LOVINGLY OF HOÄAY. Speak lovingly ot woman; In her do thou confide; Sec not her iuiperfection«, More liahle to fall; But man of aterner nature, Do<?« he not bin at all ? Speak lovingly of woman, The mother of our youth— The maiden of our after-time, Array'd in garb of truth: A treasure richer than the geei That gleams in foreign laud— More beautiful than brightest flow'rs Produced by Nature's hand. Speak lovingly of woman, The sharer of onr wealth- An earthly angel—who says nay ? In sickness and in health. When cold misfortune o'er us fling« liis cloud to scar repose, Her voice is heard in sympathy, Tis woman's tear that flows. Speak lovingly of woman Though Pin may lead astray; The streamlet that is wandering Far distant on its way, May perhaps return with vigor And gladness to its rest. While, as before, calm moonbeams Will glimmer on its breast. Then, speak of woman lovingly, Aud xhuw thyxelf a man ; How vigilant lull many arc Another's deeds to scan ! Tis woman in affection cheers With couiiort from above ; Tis she who shares our joy and grief, And blesses with her love. DrcAkinjur News CSently. lie entered llie ladies' sitting room at the Central depot, walked up to a woman whose husband had left the room about ten minutes previously and calmly inquired : "Madam, your husband went out to see the river, didu't he?" "Yes—why?" she asked, turning pale in an instant. "He was a tall man, wasn't he?" "He was," she replied, rising up and turn ing still paler. "Had red hair?" "lie had—oh ! what has happened ?" "Weighed about one hundred and eighty pounds ?" ^ % "Yes—yes—where is he—where is my liusb ind ?" she exclaimed. "Couldn't swim, could he?" "He is drowned—my husband is drowned!" she wailed. "llad a Hiver watch chain?" continued the stranger. "Where is my husbaud--whcre is the body?" she gasped. "l)o not get excited, madam. Did your husband have on a gray suit?" "Yes—oh! my Thomas! my Thomas!" "And stoga boots ?" "Let me see him—let me see him!" she cried. "Come this way, madam, but do not get excited. There, is that your husband across the street at that peanut stand ?" "Why, yes, that's him; that's my hus band!" she exclaimed joyfully. "I thought you said ho was drowned." "No, madam, I did not. I saw him buy ing peanuis and 1 believed it my duty to say to you that peanuts are not healthy at this season of the year!" He slid softly out, and she stood there and chewed her parasol and stared after him as if lie were a menagerie on wheels .—Detroit Free P ress, ^ ^ _ Dk. Johnson is accredited with refusing to believe that the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755, in which 60,000 persons lost their lives, ever took place, ou the ground that it was in consistent with the goodness of the Creator to destroy so many of his creatures at a sin gle blow. Although inferior to its Lisbon prototype, later advices show the earthquake in New Grenada, on the 18th of May, to have been of a magnitude calculated to call Dr. Johnson's limitation of the attributes of the Infinite into operation. It was the greatest calamity of the kind that ever occurred on the Western hemisphere, and, indeed, is sur passed only by the Lisbon earthquake. Six teen thousand people arc known to have per ished, while the fate of thousands of others is involved in doubt. The town of San Jose de Cucuta, whose inhabitants were nearly all destroyed, was overwhelmed with lava and ashes from a neighboring volcano, while al most all the other towns in the entire valley of Cucuta were leveled to the earth. The region comprised in the disaster is near the Venezuelan frontier, being about 250 miles from the Pacific ocean and the same distance from the Carribean sea. The members of a Walker county, Georgia, family measured as follows: The father, 6 fees 5 inches; mother, 5 feet 10 inches; first son. 26 years old, 6 feet 10 inches; second son 22 years old, 6 feet 7 inches; third son, 21 years old, six feet 7 inches; fourth »on, 19 years old, 6 feet; fifth son, 14 years old, G feet. Crop Prospects. The following synopsis of the condition of certain crops lias been received from J. R. Dodge, statistician of the Department of Agriculture: The condition of winter wheat generally is "till reported comparatively low. A marked improvement is observed since the April and May returns, in the wheat prospects of the West, especially in Kansas. The State^aver ages of the condition of winter wheat in the Alleghanies are as follows: West Virginia, 60; Kentucky, 81; Ohio, 57; Michigan. 80; Indiana, 71 ; Illinois, 64; Missouri, 55; Kan sas, 97. The liy and the chinch bug have wrought some injury in the Western States, and the drought has been locally injurious. The condition of the spring wheat is much better, though not generally a full average. The averages are as follows: Illinois, 91; Wis consin, 94; Minnesota, 99; Iowa, 97; Mis souri, 57 ; Kansas, 97 ; Nebraska, 105. Ilye promises better than wheat, yet it will not mature a full crop. It is best in northern New England and in the Gulf States. There is a email increase in the breadth of the oat crop, caused in part by the abandon ment of the winter wheat areas. Its condi tion is generally good ; almost a full average in the States of the largest production, but better in the central districts than on the At lantic coast or in California. Spring barley has been less its usual area in the Middle States, but its average has been increased be yond the Mississippi. The promite of a crop is moderately good, though condition is somewhat below an aver age in most States. The area in clover has increased in New England, and still more in the Southern Atlantic States, but has de clined in the Western States. The adverse influences of the winter and early spring have depreciated its condition, especially in North ern latitudes. Spring pasture is superior in New Hampshire, Vermont. Florida, Missis sippi, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Michigan, Kansas and Oregon, and nearly an average in the Ohio basin. Frosts bave been destructive of fruit in the large areas which may be considered second or third class as fruit regions. In the districts depended on for the supplies of great markets range from fair to good in the East, with a less favorable showing in the Western States. In Delaware an average is reported, in Mary land nearly a full crop is expected, and in New Jersey a reduced yield, as also in West ern New York, and to a greater extent in Michigan and other Western fruit district. An Infernal Town. The Humbolt (Nevada) Register says: Theodore Hale has named his brimrione mine, situated in Humboldt county, "Inferno," and has located and laid out a town around it bearing the same classic appellation. The new town in supplied with numerous streets, avenues, alleys, etc., with names correspond ing with that of the town. For instance, the stream near it is called the "River Styx," the pass in the canyon is denominated "Hell gate," the streets are known as Devil's ave nue; Brimstone lane, Whisky alley, Imp's promenade, etc. The prominent places of resort are the "Robbers' Roost," "Murderers' Retreat," "Palace Inferno," and "Devil's Delight." There beiug no wood 'or coal to be had in the town, the fires are entirely made of brimestone or sulphur produced from the mines. The stream near the town called the Styx, is not a stream of water, as one might suppose, but of melted sulphur and liquid potash. Their bibulents are sulphur cock tails, brimstone punches, aud potassium lemonades. We regret to state that the entire town of Inferno, at the sulphur mines, was destroyed by fire. The fire originated at the Palace Inferno, which was built entirely of brimstone, like all other buildings in the place. There being no water, or Babcock extinguisher in the place, the burning element melted, and running along Devil's avenue and Imp's Promenade, set fire to the Murderer's Retreat, and from thence all over the town, which was soon reduced to a veritable "lake of fire and brimstone." —- m ■** m i ♦» ^ -- Mr. Cornell Jewell writes to the New Yord Herald that the credit of the cables be long to the American Atlantic Cable Tele graph Company, and adds the following: " The capital to secure the cable, approach ing $7,000,000 currency, was furnished by a syndicate of English, Belgian, Holland and Ixerman banking interests, Messrs, tiiemans Bro. of London, the contractors of the cable and owners of the Faraday, subscribing large ly. The public will be pleased to learn that my Continental negotiations promise two ocean cables from the continent of Europe, one to New Hampshire and one to New York direct, to connect with a proposed cable from California to Asia; all of which cables to prove a substantial opposition to the Anglo Cable Company of England, and Western Union Telegraph Company of New York. That monopoly has been practically destroy ed by the Direct United States Cable, and through which success the tariff ocean rates have been reduced one-balf, and on the com pletion of cables from the continent will lie to one quarter if not more ; while France, Germany, Holland, Spain aud other nations, with America, will enjoy a cable telegraph communication with the world independent of British combinations. Charles H. Holmes is said to be the tall est man in New England, his height being six feet eight inches. He lives in Topsfield, Massachusetts, and is the last surviving son of the late John Holmes, of Maine, for many years a distinguished Representative and Sen ator in Congress from that State, dnring the administrations of Madison, Monroe, Adams and Jackson, and also as being of the well known political firm in those days of "John Holmes, James Madison, Felix Grundy, and the dev\U'— Harper's Weekly. Some of the Feculiariti«?» of New York's Greatest Lawyers. (Correspondence ol the Hartford Times.} Another well-known figure in New York, who stands his years well, is Chas. O'Conor. The great lawyer is about seventy, but would pass for less. He is one of those tnin, wiry men, who stands an immense deal of wear aud tear without showing it. Aud he is one of those great men, speaking entirely in an intellectual sense, who carry unconsciousness of their greatness under a lather common place exterior. If Mr. O'Couor ever took an interest in dress, it must have been a long lime ago. The clothing he wears now is good enough lor service, no doubt, but it certainly is not encouraging to the tailors. An average dry goods clerk would consider himself very sLmoijy' indeed it lie didn't go behind the counter in a better suit than Mr. O'Conor car ries down Broadway in one of his daily walks to his office. The most objectionable thing about the eminent advocate's raiment is his hat. It is probably the worst hat exhibit ed on a good head on Broadway. There is a tradition among the lawyers that Mr. O'Con or's hat was presented to him the day of his admission loathe bar, and that he has been wearing it and sitting on it alternately ever since. "The story is rather tough, but the hat does seem to bear it out. Summer and win ter, there it is, set half way back on his head, as though it had shrunk with age aud wouldn't come down, and showing a fresh touch of shabbiness every season. And the curious thing is that nothing will induct* the owner to change it. He is as indifferent to public opinion on a subject of this sort as was Hor ace Greely, whose outfit generally grew worse the more he was told to make it better. He is a great walker, without making any lime about it, and steps along Broadway more ac tively than many of the young men. I doubt if there is another especially prominent man in New York as rarely seen in society and public assemblages as Mr. O'C'onor. Jie has a singular antipathy to what is called popu larity, and tries to avoid all ways leading to it. Yet when he docs thaw T out he is a very pleasant companion, with social qualities that are not by any means to be despised. He is also very generous with bis money, and has given more in charity than some of our very rich men whose benevolence is duly adver tised in the newspapers. A Winking; Picture. There is now to be seen in Pall Mali, at Wallis' French Gallery, a* most extraordinary portraiture of the Christ, by Gabriel Max, a modern German artist, which, says the Lon don Rock, our readers will be glad to know of, and haply to go and see for themselves. It is the face of the dead Redeemer, much like that ou the kerchief of Veronies, but with closed eyes. However, as one advances the eyes appear to open gradually, until the spec tator is arrested with their mournful and pathetic gaze. This lasts till he gets quite close, when the eyelids are again fast shut in the calm sleep of death. The effect is mira culous in appearance, and illustrates well the trick of winking Madonnas so frequently heard of. Neither is this all the wonder of Max's picture. It appears to be painted on a square of the coarsest canvas, nailed to a board; and this is so cunningly imitated, with a microscopic fidelity, that no one would believe it was a flat piece of painting without touching it. Zeuxis in old times drew not a more marvelous curtain to deceive Appelles. Wtmt One Clirck Wi«l. As au instance of what one check accom plished, and how its meauderings terminated, it is state« that one was drawn by a promi nent gentleman of this city recently for about $800, and was passed by the indorser to a lumber firm in this city. From thence it went to seven other concerns, and finally found its way to the original indorser of it. The last indorser happened to be one who was in ar rears to the drawer, and, seeing his name to the check and the rounds the check had gone and the good it had done, concluded he would "do something" handsome to the drawer, and paid it over. That check liquidated several thousand dollars worth of accounts .—New Haven Journal and Courier. % "Emperor Aorion." San Francisco has rather more than her share of excentric characters. Foremost among these is the "Emperor Norton," a harmless creature, who firmly believes that he is the legitimate sovereign of the United States and Mexico; issues frequent pronunci- amentos; exacts tribute from such citizens as humor his delusion; spends his days walking about the streets; his evening at the theatre, and his nights at a cheap boarding bouse. He bas the run of the hotel reading-rooms, appears on public occasions in tattered rega- lia, visits the different churches to see that heresies dangerous to tjje peace of the Em- pire are not promulgated, calls at the news- paper offices to w'arn the conductors against the consequences of treasonable utterances— in short, is Hp early and late regulating the affairs of the world in general, and the city and State in particular.— Beniner'«. - —■ i— > »» — 1 Experimenting; With Potatoes. Potatoes grown to perfection on the sur face of the ground, without being covered with soil, may not have been introduced into other markets, but Captain R. K. Porter has placed us under obligations for a bag of large, smooth, red potatoes, raised on his place by simply planting on the top of the ground and covering to the thickness of a foot with straw. They are entirely free of all the diseases and imperfections found in most of the potatoes sold in the markets for several years past, and, when boiled, they are white and mealy, and have no strong taste whatever. Whether this experiment will prove successful on all other farms, we cannot say ; but it would be well for those who have abundance of straw to make the trial.— ban Diago (Cal.) Union. Why nnd When Lamp« Exploite. All explosions of coal oil lamps are caused by the vapor or gas that collects in the space above the oil. When full of oil, of course, a lamp contains no gas, but immediately upon lighting the lamp consumption of oil begins, soon leaving a space for gas, which com mences to form us the lamp warin3 up, and after burning a short time sufficient gas will accumulate to cause an explosion. • The gas in a lamp will explode only when ignited. In this respect it is like gunpowder. Cheap or inferior oil is always the most dangerous. The flame is communicated to the lamp in the following manner : The wick tube in all lamp burners is made larger than the wi«k which is to pass through it. It would not do to Lave the wick work tighlly in the burner; on the contrary, it is essential that it move up and down with periect ease. In this way it is unavoidable that space iu the tube is left along the sides of the wick sufficient for the flame from the burner to pass down into the lamp and explode the gas. Many things may occur to cause the flame to pass down the wick tube and explode the lamp. 1st. A lamp may be standing on a table or mantel, and a slight puff of air from the open window, or the sudden opening of a door, causes an explosion. 2. A lamp may be taken up quickly from a table or mantel and instantly explode. 3. A lamp is taken into an entry whore there is a draft or out of doors, and an explo sion ensues. 4. A lighted lamp is taken up a flight of stairs, or is raised quickly to place it on the mantel, resulting in an explosion. In all these cases the mischief is done by the air move ment—either by suddenly checking the draft, or forcing air down the chimney against the flame. 5. Blowing down the chimney to extin guish the light is a frequent cause of explo sion. 6. Lamp explosions have been caused by using a chimney broken off at the top, or one that has a piece broken out whereby the draft is rendered variable and the flame unsteady. 7. Sometimes a thoughtless person puts a small-sized wick in a large burner, thus leav ing considerable space in the tube along the edges of the wick. 8. An old burner, with its air drafts clog ged up, which rightfully should be thrown away, is sometimes continued in use, ana ibc final result is an explosion. How Sbe Knew it. From the Chicago Journal. A West YVashington-street man went home from a day's meandering down town, as usu al, tlieother night, and was met at the door by his wife with the customary kiss. Think ing what a nice, blessed little body she ivas, he bung his hat on a nail, and was about to return to her side, when he beheld that a great change had come over the spirit of her dreams. She looked as one to whom bad come a revelation, while her face and atti tude gave evidence that a great gulf had sud denly become fixed between them as man and wife. "Wba—wha—what's the matter?" he asked misgivingly. "John Henderson," said she, "didn't you tell me you would give up smoking, if I'd go without a new' bonnet this year?" "I d—did," was the reply; "tha—that s—smoke you smell I got from sitting with a m—" "None of your lies to me, John Hender son," interrupted his spouse. "Let me ex—" "No, I won't let yon explain any of your mean, dastardly falsehoods," said sbe, chok ing with the sense of the great wrong she had suffered. "But I haint lit. a—" "That will do," said she; and then she twisted one of John's pants-lcgs around so that he could see for himself, and pointing to a dozen long, white marks up and down the thigh, she asked, with a look of triumph in her eye: "Do you pretend to say them wasn't made with matches?" The next day Mrs. Henderson asked her husband for some money to get a bonnet with and he gave it to her; but be doesn't strike his matches on his pantaloons any more when he wants to light a cigar. A Foot-» Klea of California. Bayard Taylor, the great traveler, poet and writer, speaks of California and her children as follows: "The children of California are certainly a great improvement upon those not born among us. Nowhere can more rosy specimens of health and beauty be found. Strong-limbed, red-blooded, graceful, and as full of happy, animal life as young fawns, they bid fair to develop into admirable types of manhood and womanhood. To them, loviDg their native soil with no acquired love, knowing no asso ciations that are not linked with its blue skies and yellow bills, we must look for its proper inhabitants, who will retain all that is vigor ous, earnest and generous in the present race, rejecting all that is coarse and mean. For myself, in breathing an air sweeter than that which first caught the honeyed words of Plato—in looking upon lovelier vales than those of Tempe and Eurota9—in tvandering through a land whose seutinel peak of Shasta far overtops the Olympian throne of Jupiter —I could not but feel that nature must be false to her promise, or man is not the splen did creature he once was, if the art, the liter ature and philosophy of ancient Greece are not one day rivaled on this last of inhabited shores." A Maine girl left her clothing in an open boat and hid herself, and when her parents were crying and saying that if they only had her back they would obey her slightest wish, she appeared and said she wanted to marry Jake. ALE SORTS. Judge McFadden, Delegate in Congress from Washington Territory, died June 25tln The death is announced of Mr. Mortimer Tbompsen, better known under the sobriquet of "Q. K. Philander Doestickß. ' It is calculated that the full proceedings vt the Tilton-Beecher trial will make ten volumes the size of Appleton's Encyclopedia.. The Beecher trial lias thus far brought the Western Union Telegraph Company three quarters of a million in additional newspaper tolls. It is said that Turn Thumb 1ms declined a position in the !' inw York pot d office. They wanted to put him in eu- 1 el rile pigeon holes. A Chicago sb arp by the v.z mi e oi CHia, has presented a bill against the government of. $500 per annum for three ye; ars, for the of a post-hole. Calculation s how.-' flic charge to he at the rate of $9,680 per ■ acre. The Old South Church 1m? disappeared from Boston and the historic world. It lias been torn down and a more modern structure is to occupy the place where the remarkable old meeting house has stood for 108 years. Some ultra Democratic organs are still treat ing »heir readers to "the bayonet policy" of the present Administration. Less than 30. 000 troops out of a population of over 40, 000,000, looks very unlike "a bayonet policy." Senator Jones, of Nevada, denies the re port that he lost $700,000 in stock specula tion in Wall street a few weeks ago. He told a reporter of the San Francisco Chronicle, that he lost nothing, but on the contrary made $50,000 or $60,000. Jerome J. Hinds, charged with bribing Frank L. Channel, a clerk in the Post Office Department, in connection with fraudulent mail bids, has been acquitted. It is thought a nolle pros will be entered of all the parties concerned in the mail bid f rauds. In a recent test of oak and Oregon pine, made at San Francisco, with bars each side one inch square aud three leet long, the pine was found equally as strong as the oak. Both broke under ibe same weight, placed in the middle of each bar, viz., 260 pounds. Contrary to all the teachings of Sunday school literature, a Pennsylvania lad lias fall en upon prosperity by going fishing on Sun R*y- He did not catch anv fish, but he sav ed a wealthy gentleman from drowning, and has had a $10,000 bank account started for him by the grateful survivor. Thb Commissioner of the General Land Office is devising means to dispose of the great accumulation of land parents in. hiâ office. They have been accumulating since the time of President Monroe, until there are now nearly 300,000 of them stored away in the basement rooms of the office. By direction of the President the limits of the military department of the Platte are ex tended so as to include so much of the Terri tory of Idaho as lies east of a line formed by the extension of the western boundary of Utah to the northeastern boundary of Idaho, embracing the post of Fort Hall. The American Nesicpaper Reporter states that the richest editor in Troy, New York,, is Hon. John M. Francis, of the limes, who is worth $250,000, and that A. S. Abell, of the Baltimore Sun , is probably the wealthiest journalist iu America, his wealth being esti mated at from seven to ten millions of dollars. A settlement has been made with Mrs. Sinclair, the divorced wife of the late Edwin Forrest, who claimed arrears of alimony and. a dower interest in the real estate in New York, Philadelphia, and elsewhere, and' she receives $100,000—a $75,000 mortgage on the Mount St. Vincent property at New York and $25,000 in cash. Miss Alice M. Singer, a daughter of Singer's Sewing Ma —that is, daughter of the sewing machine inventor, is going to marry a Mr. DeLa Grove, of England. Considering that she will have a dowry to the tune of $1, 000,000 in cash, and $10,000 in diamonds, it is not to be wondered at that she is the choice Singer of the Grove. Little Bessie i9 the five-year-old daughter of a Portland lady who married a clergyman not long since. When her father was away, and sbe was playing in the yard, a stranger came along and inquired if the minister ivas at home. * 'No," she replied, 'but mother is in the house, and she will pray with you, you poor miserable sinner." Dr. F. V. Haden, the United States geolo gist, bus received official notice of his election as a corresponding member of the Society of Natural Sciences at Neufchatel, Switzerland. The Society is one of the most famous in Europe, and that in which Agassiz published his first scientific memoirs, some forty years ago. A Royal ordinance has been issued com manding the members of the Carlist Juntas, and all families of which any member is in the Carlist service be expelled from Spain, and directing the property of tbe Carlists to be confiscated and devoted to indemnifying communities suffering from tbe Carlist re quisitions. The Postmaster General has received a communication from a German in Vienna, offering to make a test of a balloon which he claims is provided with machinery to control its movements invented by him. He wishes to make a voyage from New York to San Francisco, to demonstrate its availability for carrying correspondence, his reward to be de pendent upon his success. There is scarcely any ache to which child ren are subject so bad to bear and difficult to eure as the earache. But there Is a remedy, never known to fail. Take a bit of cotton batting, put upon it a pinch of black pepper, gather it up and tic it, dip it in sweet oil aud insert it into tbe ear. Put a flannel bandage over tbe bead to keep it warm. It will give immediate relief.