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Volume io. Helena, Montana, Thursday, June 22, 1876. No. 31 THE WEEKLY HERALD PUBLISHED ETKRT THURSDAY MORNIKH. FISK BEOS., - - Publishers. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. TF.KMS FOR TUPI DAIlY HERALD. <';ty SuhscrilKTH (delivered by currier) per mouth, S3 00 One copy one month.......................... 3 00 One ropy three months ......................... 6 00 One copy six months.......................... 12 00 i >i.e copy one year............................ 22 00 TERMS FOR THE WEEKLY HERALD. • 'ne year ........................................00 Six months...................................... 3 50 months................................... 2 50 'I lire « 02,1*1»! A W KLUOMI.Xi TU E NATIONS [From Harper's Weekly.] "Now welcome to these Western shores!" behold, Columbia cries ; A glory round her stur-girt brow and in her beaming eyes, Ifei arms outstretched, her bead upraised, her banner high unfurled, She greets the nations as they come—a Congress of the World ! She waits in gentle majesty upon the soil where Penn First taught the troubled Western World the brother hood of men. His spirit lingers in her look, bis tones within her voice, That calls aloud throughout the earth, "Come ye, with me rejoice ! Come ye like armies, but without the slow and meas ured tramp ; Nor rank nor tile; forgotten all the insignia of the cam]). Come ye in peace; no war-cloud now casts shadow o'er the land ; No thought of strife, like host and guest, we meet with clasped hands." Behold! they come; their steeds are lire, outspread the swelling sail ; Their footstep* touch our eager shores; the Nation cries, "All hail !" A shout of rapture cleaves the air ; a thousand wel comes sound ; They come! the stranger's foot is set on friendship's hallowed ground. array, fair Spain claims greeting gnorance her sons had strength to Amid the glittering tir*t ; The iron bands ot burst ; When locked within a watery world none other dared to brave, Columbus rose in might, and wrung tha secret from the wave. The (^ueen had manned the deck he trod to triumph o'er the main; Thou land of sunshine, thine the praise—All hail to thee, O .Spain.' To England, then, whose pilgrim band llrst reared upon our sod Their altars sacred to the names of liberty and God. Tliino impress lies upon ».ur life, Ü England, proud and bold, Foremost, among thy children's names our own 1 b still enrolled. Thou wouldst. have curbed the adult strength that struggled to be free; Yet grown-up children cannot cling around a mother's knee. We only shook thy shackies loose that we might clasp thy hand, A* sons their sires, when, side by side, of equal height they stand. Nearest to us of all who come, we spring to thy em brace. Our mot lu. r England! we aro not. a strange or alien race. Thou leav'st to visit us to-day thy proud ancestral domes, As one who journeys to behold her children in new homes. Hail to thee, France! nob! e sons did many a strength in hour ot Hail to thee, France! Thy nob! valiant deed. Thine arm sustained our failing direst need. Behold the name of Lafayette! we write it side by side \\ ith his, the Father of our land, her savior and her pride. Baptized with tire, the war-cloud since has darkened o'e thy brow; ^ ot. like a giant, maimed awhile, thy strength return eth now. '1 rim to thyself, a* true to us, the furnace seven times hot Through which thv sufle; ing feet have trod, ere Ion" shall be forgot. And since tor u* in days gone by thy sons left song and dance, t oliinihia greets thee as of old, thou great and glorious France ! AH hail, Germania! from thy seat beside the castled Rhine ; The language that was learned beside the River of the Vine Iconic on the Kin« out a w< thine « ar; The children ot thee here. Columbia know? thee stand With foreign soi land. The tidings of thy the sea: Mighty in war, thou Invest peace, thee ! air; its accents greet the Fatherland, they s; ring to meet thy \ e of old! Behold! she bids beneath thy feet, no stranger in the warlike deeds have sounded o'er Germania! hail to her eyes they pass in proud the Old World and the South and from the Thus one by one before review ; The Nations of the earth ari New, With trophies from the glowiu frozen North, I rnm Orient and Occident—behold, they hasten forth. Columbia hows her stately head ; no younger land can vie With ail the storied wealth that glows beneath an Eastern sky, The fabrics spun by Europe's looms she may not match in hue; Her sons wore homespun many a year; her silken robes are new. And ye who come from Europe's shores, expect not to behold Within the New World's borders all the wonders of the Old ; p Ur ^ution Is of yesterday, and all hut Nature young; 10111 forest and iroui wilderness our towns and cities sprung; N" gorgeous palaces have we to match vour stately piles— t at he. liais old and gray with time, in whose dim r , lighted aisles 1 he feet of many centuries have worn the graven stones. beneath whose sculptured effigies sleep mauy a hero's bones; >\ e can.iot boast iL.* treasured art of Athens and of Rome, Not these wo offer to your gaze in Freedom's Western home. Our labors are of sterner mould; Columbia mav not boast, Hut yet may point with modesty that e'en becomes a uortt W ho h ads a guest throughout his nails— one who de sires to know a in of to A I a What of the richest and the best their master has to show. Behold our lands, their wide extent: and yet lrom sea to sea Our steeds of fire on paths of steel sweep on trium umphantly. Behold the lightning chained and bound, whose flash can well reveal Each impulse of the Nation's heart that guides the common weal. And threaded by the silver streams traced out by man's own hand, The produce of our prairi s wide flows forth to ail the land. A thousand cities fleck the plain; their towers and steeples high. They shimmer in the glittering sun, and point toward the sky. Our ships ride on the swelling wave, and each one as it goes Revea s the story of the wealth with which our land o'erflows. Our tasks were homely; hut when sure the firm foun dation lies, Naught lacks but time: the years *hall see theglorious fabric rise. A hundred years of weal and woe; and thus our work has sped, And yet within tiie century that o'er her life fled. Three times Columbia hared her breast to met* a mor tal shock : Three times her pure and peaceful blew the war god rose to mock. She bent beneath the discipline of blood and fire and sword ; And, purified like saints ot old, her voice rings out abroad, "Send forth your suffering and your }K>or!" To them the su mm ns goes ; Behold! to them the wilderness shall blossom as the rose ; The forests yield, the wheat fields rise, the rocks retire apace, And liehest harvests crown the land in Freedom's dwelling-place ; Our sons, like Judah's, sit beneath the fig tree and the vine ; The olive and the Sharon Rose around our homes en twine. O ye rtiat journey from afar, from **very ctime of earth, Who come to join > sister land in her Centennial mirth, Take to your heart the welcoming that heartfelt we extend, And hail the auspicious reign cf jieace, God grant may never end ! Hushed be the brazen threat of war; the battle-flags lie unfur ed; The tight that beamed from Bethelehera's star shine over all the world ; The gracious message that was heard of old in Galilee Re-echo now from pole to pole, and ring from sea to sea! United now as ne'er before, since Tune's first cycles ran, Earth learns the Fatherhood of Gog. the brotherhood of man ! THL HEAITIFIT, BALU» OF WASliA WEE. Her vwice was sweet as a ban-go-Mn ; Her mouth was small as the head of a pin : Her eyes ran up, her chin ran down— Oh, she was the belle of Yeddo town. Now. lovely Waska Singty Wee, S*> good to hear, so sweet to see, The fairest maiden in all Japan, Fell dead in Jove with a Turkish wan. This Turkish man a turban had, This Turkish man was sly arid had ; He whispered unto Miss Waska Wee; "O fly with me to my own Turkeel "Oh fly with me to my own Turkee! And robes of gold I'll give to thee— A girdle of pearl and love for life, If thou will be my eightieth wife." Now simple Waska Singty Wee, So good to hear, so fair to sue. Resolved behind her bashful tan To be the eightieth wife of this Turkish man : But though hur heart was full of glee, •She hung her head and said to Me: "If thou should'st die. my Turkish bean, Where would poor Waska Singty go? ' Then this horrid, sly old Turkish man Declared he d die on the English plan. "And so." said he, "my bright-winged bird, Thou It have for thy fortune the widow's third." Then flew the maid to the Mi-ka-do, And told the plan of her Turkish beau. "And now," said she, "the whole thou'st heard, How niueh will it be, this widow's third ?" Now the Mi-ka-do was wondrous wise, He opened his mouth and shut his eyes ; "t he widow's third, t) daughter, will he Whatever the law will allow to thee. Then flew the maid to jhe Court of Lords, Where every man wore a brace of swords, And bade them name what sum would he hers When her Turk should go to his fore-fa-thers. They sat in council from dawn till night, And sat again till morning light— Figured snd oouuted and weighed to see VYuatun eightieth widow's third would he; And the end ot if all, as you well might know, Was naught but grief to'ihe Turkish beau; For lovely Waska Singty Wee isuid. "Go back alone to your old Turkee!" Question of Color. a bis to get [Centennial Correspondence New York Times.] After the opening exercises were over, and the crowd had dispersed through the im mense building, leaving the grounds com paratively open and clear, one of the Turk ish exhibitors, clad iu the flowing silk gown peculiar to his country, and accompanied by a beautiful young woman who seemed to he his wife, and who was magnificently attired in the national costume and brilliant with many gems, passed through the avenue leading from machinery hall to the main building. The couple attracted a great deal of attention and much innocent comment. When they had just reached the doors of the grand gallery they were met by a certain well known negro member of Congress from bouth Carolina, who was accompanied by two of those peculiarly beautiful colored women who are so often met with in the Palmetto State. As the parties approached each other, the Congressman, who was swelled out iu all the diguity of a dress-coat and white kid gloves, exclaimed, lookiug fixedly I at the Turkish lady, "I clares to man, dat am a stunnin' looking woman." | A shade of jealous annoyance passed over ! the face of one of his companions as he said I this, and running close up to the Turkish party she inspected the face of the little lady j from the East with her gold-mounted eye- ! glasses. Then she returned to her escort l and exclaimed. "Well, Mr. 8—, I'se sure I cunt say I admires your taste. Dat poor Turk gal ain't neither nigge nor white—just a poor yaller half-w ay thing—notin' more, notin' less." it UNCLE BOB'S CHOICE. "So you want to marry, do you?" said Robson Haven to his nephew 7 and prospec tive heir, Frank Haven. " Well, yes ; I believe I am matrimonially inclined," replied Frank, rather indifferently; not that he îelt so, but who of us wishes to expose his feelings to a cynical old uncle? "Now see here, Frank," said Uncle Rub in a serious tone ; "you know I am rich---" "Everybody kuows that," interrupted Frank, testily. "Re palieut, be patient," said the old gen tleman, calmly. "As l said before, you know I am rich, and that all my wealth is to be yours, provided you marry to please me. The reason I made this condition was because I know—not from experience, for 1 was never married, but from observation—what a good w ife is to a man." "Rut, uncle," exclaimed Frank, "you could never object to Genevieve!" " That remains to be seen. Gene vieve Nel son is old Jack Nelson's daughter. Jack married Kate Richards, who was the ouly woman I was ever fool enough to think I loved. She ref used me on account of my poverty, tor 1 was poor then. If Miss Genevieve resembles her mother in any re spect, I will never consent to your marriage with her. " " Rut, uncle, it is unjust to «transfer your dislike from the mother to The daughter. Genevieve is as sweet and gentle as her own name, while Mrs. Nelson, I admit is proud and ambitious." " Love is blind," said the old gentleman, laconically, us he left the room. A few hours «later, as Mr. Haven, senior, was standing in his office door, gazing over the mauy counoters of Lis large dry goods es tablishment, Frank came up aud touched him on the arm. "There is Miss Nelson, uncle." " Where?" " There at the glove counter." At that moment Miss Nelson glanced up, saw Frank, bowed and smiled, but did not blush, a fact which Uncle Rob noted with cool, critical eyes. He wouldn't deny, how ever, that the face then turned to his was one ot the prettiest he had ever seen. Large blue eyes, pearly complexion and a sweet little mouth were features oue could not help ad miring, and these Miss Nelson possessed in an eminent degree. "Well, uncle," said Frank, when they were again alone, "now that you have seen Miss Nelson, you surely can have no objec tion to my union with her." "Rut I do most decidedly object," said Un cle Rob, with an emphatic shake of the head, Frank was struck dumb with astonishment. How auy one could possibly conceive an aversion for Genevieve he could not under stand. His uncle prided himself on being a good judge of human nature ; by one look at a person's face he was wont to say, he could tell their disposition ; but he was greatly mis taken in this case, thought Frank. "You had better consider the matter, Frank,,'continued his uncle, "before you throw away a fortune for a girl who is too fond of dress and society to make you happy." Rut Frank thought if he considered till doomsday his answer would still be the same. Accordingly he called on Genevieve that evening and acquainted hei with his altered fortune, but it made no difference with her; his poverty did not alter her affec tion for him. Frank left his uncle immediately and ob | ! I j ! l tion him. Frank left his uncle immediately and ob tained a situation as a book-keeper, which brought him a very good salary. His time had been so much occupied that lie had not seen Genevieve for several days, when one day he called, but to his surprise was met by Mr. Nelson, who very kindly, yet tinuiy, in formed him that lie could never consent for bis daughter, who had been reared in luxury, to become the wife of a poor man. It was better for both, he said ; they would soon for get each other, and when they were older, would thank him for his interference. Rut Frank did not think so, and for the next six mouths was very unhappy. At the end of that time, however, he re ceived cards to a wedding. The happy pair were Mr. Henry Oviugtou, a wealthy gentle man, about forty years of age, and Miss Genevieve Nelson. These pretty harmless-looking cards iu Aided a deeper wound iu poor Frank's heart than it had ever before received. He did not blame Genevieve; he knew her feelings for him were unchanged ; she had been persuaded in to this marriage by her parents. Frank de cided to attend the wedding, and few had felt more martyr-like than did he a9 he wend ed his way to the Nelson mansion. The bride looked lovely—as brides usually do—and no one could have appeared more cheerful aud animated than Genevieve; but Frank thought he could perceive an under current of sorrow in all her actions. Not long after this event Uncle Rob paid Frank a visit, the object of which was to in duce him to return home with him. It was very lonely there since he left, Uncle Rob said ; and Frank, who had learned that Mr. Robson Haven's heir and simple Frank Ha ven were two very different persons, in the eyes of the world, readily acceded to his wishes. The next summer Frank paid a visit to a Iriend who resided iu the country, and to his J surprise found that Mr. and Mrs. Ovingtou j had preceeded him as visitors to the same j place. The evening of his arrival he sauntered J into the garden to enjoy a cigar, when, hear ing voices approaching, he turned into a by path and sauk down on the scat of a little rustic arbor, lie had sat there for aboui an hour and was thinking of returning to the h«*use, when he again heard voices approach ing, one of which be recognized as Gene vieve's. Not wishing to meet her, he drew back further into the arbor, and remaided quiet. The voices came nearer, until he I could distinguish every word that was said, and this is what he heard : " Well, Fannie, I will tell you how it was," said the voice of Genevieve. "Frank Haven and I were engaged, but one day Frank came to me aud told me his uncle had disinherited him. Of course I was horrified, but for fear Frank was deceiving me and only telling me this to prove my love for him -as I have often read of their doing in novels—I assur ed him of my undying fidelity and—but I leave the rest to your imagination. I thought it best, however, to confide all to mamma, who made inquiries iu a quiet way and dis covered that Mr. Robson Haveu bad made it one of the conditionsof his will that Frank was never to marry without his uncle's con sent, and the old gentleman, for some unac countable reason, had taken a dislike to me. Of course when we heard this, my becoming Mrs. Francis Haven was totally out ot the question. Papa made the necessary explana tions, and there the matter dropped. Rut what a narrow escape I had from marrying a poor man!" The next day Frank returned to town, in formed his uncle of the conversation he had accidentially overheard, declared he had lost alî faith in womankind, and that he should never love again. But such is the incon sistency of human nature, that two years later, he fell in love with a very estimable young lady, and as his choice was heartily endorsed by his uncle, married her. It may not he an unworthy addendum to mention as the finale, that he had greater faith in uncle Roll's power of judging by faces than when the clouds of youth wore their silver lining. The Grassbopiier Plague in JtlinncNOta. Winona, June 2 —A gentleman just from the grasshopper country furnishes the Jtepnb lica/i some interesting facts. He visited Marshall, Sketch, Ruins, and other points along the western portion of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. Theyounggrasshoppers have attained a working size, and begun to harvest the crop. At present their operations are confined to a strip ot coyutry extending from Rums station to Saratoga, near Marshall, aud covering a territory fifty miles iu length, ami reaching in breadth from a line some eight miles north of the Winona & St. Peter Rail road south to the St. Paul & Sioux City road The ravenous little hoppers are just at pres eut about half au iuch long, and will proba bly get their wings by the middle of this month or the first of July. They are making a clean sweep of the wheat fields, many ot which look as black as when first sown. The grain is from three to four inches high, and wherever the pestiferous insects light upon it not a spear is left. Oue man, w T ith a net at tached to a horse rake, caught forty pounds of 'hoppers in the short space of three hours near Rums'-Station. Com is hurt some by the grasshoppers, but not much. Many of the farmers are planting their wheat fields to com now. Peas are also being largely planted. The experiment was tried in the spring of burning over the prairie, in hopes of destroying the larvae, but on walking over these burnt places the young hoppers may be seen moving about as lively as ever. Dis couraging as these renewed scourges would seem to be on the settle r s, the general state of that section is, on the whole prosperous. Live stock is looking particularly well, and the farmers who have engaged in stock rais ing have been successful. Excellent hay can be secured in any quantity at very low prices, and the cost of wintering stock is therefore lid ht Several good dairies have been started, and are doing well. Immigrants are coming in. particularly west of Marshall, and busi ness at the various railroad stations presents a very good showing, iu view of all the cir cumstances. A <>110*1 ut a Hotel Halite to Have an I'nderstandiiis;. iu an of in ed J j j J [From the Detroit Free Press.] A night or two since a chap about 35 years old, looking as if be had crawled out of a cave to commence life anew, entered one of the hotels, and, waiting at the counter until the clerk was at liberty, he asked : "Is this a hotel ?" "Yes, sir," was the reply.. "Good living, good beds, aud the most courteous attention ?" "Yes, sir." " Well," said the stranger after a long look at a railroad time table, "I suppose you don't trust ?" "No, sir." " Wouldn't let a man stay here four erfive days until something turned up ?" "No, sir." "That's what I wanted to know. 1 alwaj's like to have an understanding about such things, for if anything makes me mad it is to have a great big hotel clerk jump in on me and kick me down atairs on account of my straitened finances." "You'd better find some other place," sug gested the clerk. " Oh ! I shall," replied the stranger. " The out side of this hotel seemed to smile a wel come at me ; but, as I said before, my present policy is to get along without being kicked. I've got mental feelings as well as anybody else, abd I'm getting so worn iu flesh "that a mere common grand bounce from a heavy hotel clerk upsets me a whole day. Fare well, young man ; don't bile any extra taters for me." A Horrible Nii^ckUoii. They had a small back room on the eight story of a Philadelphia hotel, and about two o'clock in the morning the great poet awoke, and, punching his wife in the back, patheti cally exclaimed : "Clotilda, darling, I'm troubled by the de mon of unrest." " Sidney Lanier, " she nervously replied, "get up and strike a light this instant ; per haps it's bugs. " ! [ I I "THE BOCKY MOUNTAIN CLUB." The Nucleus of the Most Interesting Geo graphical, Scientific and Historical So ciety in the World. The PrtM reports the organization of a " Rocky Mountain Club " at Colorado Springs, in imitation ot the " Alpine Clubs " in Europe., to which travelers have been so much indebted, for facilities furnished to gratify their moun taineering tastes. 'I bis club is destined to be the most interesting aud valuable institution between the Missouri River and the Pacific Coast. The European Alpine Clubs number about 13,000 members. The Rocky Moun tain Club will soon count its members by tens ot thousands, both in this c. unity aud* in Europe. The field of its («pirations is larger than all Europe, comprising within its vast range novelties aud sublimities found no where else ou the globe. It will irresistibly drift iuto expanded proportion, grasping such incalculably important subjects that its present primary objects will be lost in the grandeur of those which will inevitably fol low. The club has already many members, among whom are a large number of ex perienced travelers and distinguished devo tees of science. Membership is not limited to the citizens uf Colorado, but will extend throughout the Uuion aud Europe. Its local ity is well chosen. Colorado Springs aud M autou are central points of departure to the greatest number of interesting subjects in that " Wonder Land." The immediate pur pose of the club is to furnish information to travelers, maps, drawings, photographs, des criptions and guide-books; also to make ex tended aud thorough explorations of the en tire continental range, including the complete investigation of all the peculiar forms of an imal and vegetable life, meteorological phe nomena, the wonderful effect of light and color, the eternal snows, the sublime altitude, the fearful precipices, tne deep aud gloomy gorges and canyons, minerals, geology aud the mysterious remains of prehistoric ages. At present we have nothing but the partial results of Government survey explanations, all of which will be furnished for the library of the club. This library will contain ail the maps and records of the yearly researches and explorations by members, at all times ready tor the inspection aud instruction of visitors and travelers from all parts of the world, for the benefit of settlers and persons in pursuit of health. Dr. F. V. Hayden, of the United States Geographical and Geologi cal Survey has promised tiis aid in furnishing maps, books aud all information in the pos session of the Government pertaining to the objects of the club. Hayden says : No country in the world offers such inducements to the careful scientific mountaineer as our great region known as the continental divide. The four chiefs of our national surveys pro mise all the information they possess for the use of the library. General Humphreys, un der whose direction many of the best maps of the territories were made, sends all that is valuable in his department. Professor S. P. Raird of the Smithsonian Institute, who has himself made many explorations in these mountains, sends all the important publica- tions needful to the club. The President has deposited a number of volumes relating to tbe early history of the mountains. An En- glish literary guntlemau, and editor ot The London Academy , was present at the forma- tion of the club. He was so much interested iu its purpose, that on his return he published an article upon the subject, which has led to many inquiries from distinguished members of the Alpine Clubs, aud soliciting member- ship. Onr railroad facilities will bring a great number of transatlantic visitors who will aid largely in the objects of tbe club. Rranch Rocky Mountain Clubs are already talked of in London. Tbe Alpine Clubs will be dwarf- ed in the same proportion as their limited Alps are dwarfed in the presence of our uu- equaled monster mountain range. This club w ill not only he a grand success, but will be an invaluable factor iu developing the re- sources of our country, culminating in a his- torical, scientific and geological society un- rivaled in the extent, variety, novelty and sublimity of its wonders. - m -m ^---- New Hampshire has long been proverbial for the closeness with which party lines are darwn at elections and the warmth with which its inhabitants engage iu their political duties. So high did feeling run at Laconia at the last election that if a voter fell sick and under the treatment of a physician of a different po litical faith,failed to recover as rapidly as his friends thought he might, they would se riously question the doctor's motives and in sist on calling on one of the invalid's party. Indeed, in one instance a Democrat fell sick and sent twice to his family doctor, who had attended him for years, but happened to be a Republican. The doctor refused positively to visit the patient unless he should be ac companied by a Democratic member of the profession, so that if the invalid were unable to gird on his armor and go to the polls, he (the invalid) could never shake his gory locks at him (the physician) and say he (the phy sician) did it. Finally his reasonable reque'st —reasonable considering the time, place and circumstances—was complied with. Two doctors visited the sick man. The result could not long be coubtful. He died. We cannot too strongly impress upon young men the importance of abstaining ! from everything which shocks their moral [ sensibilities, wounds their consciences, aud I has a tendency to weaken that nice sense of honor and integrity so indispensable to a good character. "Integrity of character !" Who ever possessed it, that did not derive untold advantage from it ? It is better than riches, it is of more value than "diamonds and all precious stones;" and yet every man may possess it. The poorest may have it and no power on earth can wrest it from them. Young men, prize integrity of character above all earthly gifts.