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M m n n n m m w m m ,.p m £3? m g y sa £j t UâsJ «b i0 ^5 iTÎ ssa *1 es s c No. Helena, Montana, Thursday, December 7, 1876. 0 Volume xi. nn THE WEEKLY HERALD ri'Jil.r-HED EVKKY THL'IlnDAY MORNING. FISK BROS,, - Publishers. WUDJLfJJ JL'iUU D G F sin MUMS Fol, THE DAIi.Y IIKHALI). <! by carrier) per Eiontli, $3 00 3 00 6 00 12 00 22 00 HIM WEEKLY HERALD. .$6 00 . 3 50 . 2 50 These 'right Dresses. Parts < 'orrespondence of thePliiladelphiaTelegraph.] The winter fashions have now' assumed a lived and decisive type. The hopes of tile lovers oi modesty and easy movements that the- tie-back was about.to disappear have all been blighted. Dresses, both for street and evening wear, are still fastened tightly back, though Parisian good-taste ntver suffers a fashion to be pushed to the extreme, and so a belle in full dress can still walk aud sit dowm without any apparent difficulty, though to pick up her handkerchief from the floor would lie a manifest impossibility for her to accom plish. A lady who has recently' returned from England tells me that the tie-back mania lias raged there in fashionable society' to a most absured and exaggerated extent. Not only were dress skirts made so narrow and fastened so tightly that a lady in full dress could get into a carriage w' » difficulty, and that only at one specified su,~, but not content with suppressing, like the French belles, all under-petticoats save one of elastic woolen-webbing, the English dames sup pressed the petticoat altogether, confining their underwear to what I, for modesty's sake, must style viderons of glove-fitting buck skin. No wonder that a certain fashionable duchess, h&vmff careYesaty Waelf down on the green sward at a garden party, found herself unable to rise, and was forced to be assisted into a perpendicular position by two of her gentlemen friends. And wonder- ful are the garbs occasionally worn in Eng- lish society. My informant attended a very elegant wedding, at which the bridesmaids were attired in white satin dresses, trimmed with scarlet, and laced up the back w ? ith scarlet cords, the toilette being completed by broad-brimmed Reuben's hats, shaded with a profusion of white and scarlet plumes, and by shoes of red Morocco. So much for the Anglicising of Paris fashions. As to Paris itself, the most notable change is in the in- creased length of outer wraps, basques and cloaks being worn much longer than during past seasons. In costumes, the outer jacket is usually half tight and comes w'cll over the hips, being cut all around, and w'ith a multi- plicity of seams up the back that aid to give an appearance of slenderness to a stout figure. Scarf draperies, which were pronounced obsolete early in the season, are, on the con- trary, more worn than ever. Passementerie trimmings of great richness are much in vogue, and are extremely handsome as well as costly. ----- » •« ^ ---- It is reported that the wife of House, the It is reported that the wife of House, the divorce lawyer, who she murdered not long ago, is to be married to House's brother. This seems strange, Hut it is not singular in the history of such cases. Women accused of great crimes are often eagerly sought after by a certain variety of men on the very ac- count of their notoriety, which exercises a charm over some ill-balanced natures. Mrs. Cunningham, of the Burdell murder notori- ety, was scarcely out of jail before she w'as soi" r ht for by suitors for her hand, stained v. ith blood though it may have been. She had lier choice among several eager suitors for the post of danger of being her husband. Finally she married, and now lives in Califor- nia in comfortable if not afiluent circumstan- ces. Mrs. Fair, the California homicide, also got offers after escaping justice. Mrs. Bravo, the London woman accused of poison- ing her husband, and to whom suspicion points as the probably guilty person, is like- wise receiving offers from men ambitious of succeeding the dead man, tho' the coroner's investigation showed her to be a faithless wife if not a murderous one. Boys are boys even so far away as Madras. Some of the students of the Doveton Protes tant College at Yepery recently cut out the bottom of the acting Principal's chair, and replaced it in its frame rather ingeniously by means of a few pieces of rattan. When" the worthy gentleman ascended the platform and seated himself in the chair the bottom fell out, and he was forced to assume a most angular and ctwk ward attitude. As soon as the boys recovered from a delirium of convul sive emotion, the good man set to work to discover the offenders, but was astonished by the density of ignorance which was manifes ted at every desk. He finally decreed that there should be no Saturday half holiday until the mischief makers w'ere discovered. When Saturday came, thirty of the Senior boys absented themselves. On the following Mon day the Principal, w ith vengeance in his eye, cave every one of the truants a tremendous thrashing. "Childiikn," said a country minister, ad dressing a Sunday school, "why are we like (lowers ? What do we have thatllowers have?" And a small boy in the infant class, whose breath smelled of vermifuge, rose up and made reply : "Worms!" And the minister crept under the pulpit to hide his emotion. a all FATHER LAKE'S WIDOW. A Sa«! Sequel to the Marriage of the ex Catholic Priest. [From the New York World. Sarah GenevraC'liafa, whose marriage with Father Henry S. Lake, the brilliant young Catholic priest, created such a sensation in this city several years ago, is now living in quiet widowhood at Santa Cruz, Califor nia. Father Lake, it will be remembered, was a son of Henry Lake, of the dry goods firm of Lake & McCreery, of fois city. After embracing the Catholic faith the young man studied for the priesthood in St. John's col lege. in Fordham. Having taken deacon's orders be enter the order of the Paulist Fath ers in this city. He then went to Rome to complete bis ecclesiastical education, and while there collected a library of Catholic literature which was said to be equalled in America only by the Jesuit Fathers in this city. Upon his return to New York he'sev ered his connection with the Paulist Fathers, and was appointed assistant to Father Pres ton in St. Ann's church. He first attracted public notice by preaching a Christmas ser mon in St. James' church, in which he de nounced in the strongest terms the use of the Protestant Bible in the public schools. This sermon produced profound sensation in the community aud drew upon the bold young orator the censure of his superiors. His next escapade was in St. Bridget 's church, where he had been invited to preach upon the topic of temperance. Here he declared that the use of intoxicating liquors was a national evil, and that much of its wretched influence was due to the example of certain priests who al lowed themselves to be beguiled by the intox icating cup. Father Lake was dismissed from St. Aun's aud sent to Maukattanville. In November 1803, be formed the acquain tance ot Miss Chafa, a young girl of twenty three years of age, who had written a book of verses and was studying elocution with a view' of becoming a public reader and was also understood to have espoused the Wood hull doctrines. The two pursued their studies under the same instructor, were thrown fre quently into each other's society, aud wdthin one month after their first meeting, were secretly married, Father Lake, in the mean time, having been dismissed from the priest jioodi Vui ooaio LALAav* vV.«y Uvod to gether under the name of Edmonds, but then identity was discovered and they suddenly disappeared from the city. They went to California, it seems, aud let ters came back from Mrs. Lake to a friend in New York, "breathing of perfect happiness," and describing "the joy aud bliss ol her wed ded life, the devotion of her husband, the glorious summer of the land of flowers in which they were living, and where there was naught to mar their perfect and complete fe licity but the fact that her husband's heart was still divided between bis love fur her and bis devotion to bis church, which preyed in cessantly upon his mind." Such is the state ment of the correspondent in question. Mrs. Lake, from her retreat in Santa Cruz, has recently detailed the circumstances that led to the marriage, her few' years of wedded life having been suddenly brought to an end by the death of her husband, some months since, of consumption. "Ihave been blamed," she says, "for inducing Mr. Lake to break his vows and leave the church. It is false. When he told me of his love aud we discuss ed the peculiarity of his position, I advised him to stay in the church. He studied up the question of celibacy, aud this led him to in vestigate, and he concluded that the system w'as nothing but a gigantic fraud. Of course I was passive to his wishes, for I loved him. We talked the matter over thoroughly aud carefully. He spoke of his own career as a gay and pleasure-loving young man, who had, until he became a catholic, regarded all forms of Christianity as nothing more thau a cun ningly devised fable. He was unlike any priest I bad ever seen in manners and conver sation. He was impulsive, frank, outspoken aud a man keenly susceptible to female in fluence." "After our marriage," she says further on, "We lived happily with some friends of mine in New York, under an assumed name, un mindful of the terrible commotion in the church over the extraordinary step taken by my husband. But finally we were discovered and persecution at once commenced. One by one our friends w'ere turned against us by de tectives employed by the church. Those who befriended us were threatened, and we were even like the Ishmaelites of old. My husband was so afraid of the displeasure ol the church that he did not know what to do. He told me that he was constantly followed, and he did not know where or how he would be struck. The constant struggle and strain of trying to escape persecution finally wor ried us both to sickness, and w'e secretly sail ed for California, reaching San Francisco on the 0th of November, 1874. Here we stayed for two months, and then, in hopes of finding a more congenial climate for a consumptive, went to Santa Cruz and settled down tor life. My husband had a little capital and endavor ed to embark in several business enterprises, but from the time that a Catholic priest walk ed iuto the house and authoritatively and omi nously remarked, 'Your secret is known,' he never enjoyed any business prosperity. He started a newspaper, but he had no heart for tbe struggle against the church and the perse cution that even in this favored and lovely land had found us out." Mr. Lake died last December, and Mrs. Lake was left, as she says, " alone and thousands of miles away from any of my friends. The world is so cold and selfish," she continues, "and persecution, with its frigid hand, is seemingly omnipresent, and not to be thrust aside. My life and my love all seem like a troubled dream. I have writ ten to Mr. Lake' friends in New' York. His father is in good circumstances—1 may say wealthy—but I do not know how' they look upon his wife, now that he is dead and gone. Most of my friends in New York have ig nored me entirely, being forced to do so by the indirect pressure of the outraged Catholic church. But I hope for the best." in in to in Tin* Apple Eure. The use of apples as a cure for a certain class of ailments is the last reported. The Montana fruit crop this year is not over- abundant, but what is lacking of our own product is made up by dealers who have shipped large cargoes from Utah aud Cali- fornia. There is enough of this fruit on hand in the Helena market to supply all me- dicinal wants and some to spare for "sass " aud other requirements. But the " apple cure—" what of it'/ A writer in the Laws of lie. ulth states that, after being troubled with heart-burn, wakefulness, indigestion, etc., be adopted the practice of eating apples with each meal, daily. The wakefulness aud heartburn are gone. He is cured. When lie began, be weighed 130 pounds. Two months later he had increased to 160 pounds, his strength being similarly increased. In- stead of " bitters for the stomach, cathartics for the bowels, iron for the blood," all of which weaken the vital organs and give a re- relief that is only temporary, apples are a natural stimulent. Apples, like medicine, in- duce a sustained healthy action of the or- gans. Apples are, besides, very nutritive, and rightly termed the " bread of fruit." --- » ►► ■** ■ — — Th(> Owner of tl»e •• Dory " Centennial. William Baxter, of Lowell, recently re turned from Liverpool, England, brings us intelligence that Captain Johnsen and bis Dory are the lions of tbe day. The exhi bition fee is one-sixpcuce, aud tbe room is thronged day aud evening by those who wish to see this daring voyager and his little craft. The crowd are not allowed to tarry long, but pass in at one door, taking a look at Johnsen and bis boat, then, after purchasing a photo graph, art* requested to pass out. Mr. Bax ter, being an American, bad an opportunity of conversing a few moments with Johnsen, who is now in good health, having full}' re covered from the fatigue of the voyage. He stated that he would not attempt the feat and pass through what he did on that trip across tbe Atlantic for a million dollars, in fact nothing on earth would tempt him to repeat such a voyage. It is evident that he is now coining money and we are pleased that he is e il s ,J, ' a Wmini for Lis unpar a lie] oil feat and the pluck lit manifested in performing it. It is probable Dial he may go to London before coming home to the cen tennial Exhibition. Several entries in bis log have been verified from the logs of the St. Louis, Defiant, Amérique and Grace, which he spoke on the way. He intends to publish the details in order to silence skeptics and prove the genuineness of his memorable voyage across the Atlantic. — Cape Ann, Mass., Advertiser. ■ ---—•< 111 •€»■ --- T!m* I leal lien Chinos«* sin an American Sovereign*. The California papers mention the fact that the first Mongolian ballot ever voted in that State was deposited at the recent elec tion by a naturalized Chinaman in the Fourth ward of San Francisco. When he presented his ballot, properly folded, to Charles Gough, who was Inspector, the latter challenged his vote, whereupon the Celestial citizen removed Ids hat and answered the questions proposed without hesitation. He swore that he had been naturalized two years and a half ago, in the Fifteenth District Court, and that he had lived thirty days in the ward. After his vote had been dropped in tbe box, he laughingly produced bis naturalization papers. He was asked by a great many persons whom be has voted for, but resisted every endeavor to draw him out, steadily refusing to expose the character of his politics. The people about Dinapore and Patna, Bengal, have lately conceived the notion that the British soldiers have orders to decapitate all natives found abroad after sunset or in secluded olaces, tbe beads being deposited in the Masonic lodges. An equally absurd ru mor spread, some time ago, in the city of Batavia, in Java, when the streets were laid open for the introduction of gas-pipes. The natives got it into their heads that two bar relsful of children's eyes were to be put into the pipes to light the city, and that a ghoul would go about at night to scoop them om of the children's heads. The panic was so great that the Malays did not venture out after dark, and were only brought to their senses when several spreaders of tbe news had been whipped. Says the Gold Hill News : There is noth- ing mean about the people of the Comstock: The Virginians have made up their minds to macademize C street, and finding no other material handy they have started in to cover the thoroughfare with "waste rock." Now, it would break the heart of a New Englander to see that waste rock. You can pick up chuncks anywhere that are full of black sul- phurets which would assay from $300 to $1,000 per ton. Of course, you can't shovel it up at that rate, but a man could make a good living by pounding up the chunks he might pick up daily, if Superintendent ot streets Higby would let him. Specimens can be picked up at every step that would grace any mineral cabinet. - I— -« -««»>-.. ». —- For the benefit of the many thousands who have failed to understand why a Con stable could not walk up and arrest the James Boys, we may mention that among the re turns of the election in Missouri appears the following : " Kearney, Clay county, Tilden 389, Hayes 33." Kearney, Clay county, isa9 near the home of the James Boys as the po lice have succeeded in getting. The home of the James Boys is solid for " Tilden and Reform," but we wouldn't advise the police to linger in that neighborhood unnecessarily'. in fit ( LOKI: l'KKMDf.VilAL KlÆCl'lO.MÜ. Moine Previous Interesting' Contests. [From the Boston Traveler.] Should the successful candidate owe his triumph to his having received the favors of a small State or two, he would not stand alone in the list ol our consulures, lor more than one man has been made the President ol tbe United States by a meagre majority, —cast cither in the electoral college, or at the polls, or at both places, our first con tested Presidential election, in 1796-97, was decided so closely that tbe change of two electoral votes would have placed Thomas Jefferson, instead of John Adams at the head of the Nation, as Washington's imme diate successor. Mr. Adams hud 71 votes, aud Mr. Jefferson 68. One of Mr. Adams' votes came from Virginia, and another from North Carolina ; and had those two votes been given for Mr. Jefferson, be would have 7U votes, and Mr. Adams 60,—and the Vir ginian would have been elected by one ma jority. One of tbe electoral votes for Mr. Adams, chosen in Maryland, was obtained by only four majority ; and, bad it been se cured for Mr. Jefferson, be would have had 69 votes, and Mr. Adams 70,— and the latter would have been elected by one majority. There were only 138 electoral votes at that time, or about 47 less than one half the pres ent number ; so that, should the successful candidate on the 7lh of November, 1876, re ceive eight majority in the electoral college, he would be elected about as well as John Adams was elected, 80 years since. Consid ering who and what John Adams was, eight majority would be nothing to be ashamed ol on the part of either of our candidates,—and nothing to be proud of it must be added. Mr. Jefferson defeated President Adams in 1800 01, when be bad 73 electoral votes, and tbe President 76, or a majority of eight, equal to about 20 majority in 1876-77. In 1812-13, a change of 20 votes in the colleges would have prevented the re-election of President Madison, who received 128 electoral votes, while DeWitt Clinton got 89. In 1836-37, Mr. VanBuren would have failed of an elec tion had there been a change in 23 electoral votes, as he had but 22 over the number nec essary to a choice,—and Pennsylvania, hav ing 30 such votes, gave him but a sinali ma jority. A change of 3,000 in that State's popular vote would have defeated him in the Colleges, bv sending 00 vvbig ulootora t.Q the Pennsylvanian college. As it was, Col. Johnson, the Democratic candidate for the Vice-Presidency, was defeated in the colleges, because Virginia would not support him, her 23 votes being given for William Smith, of Alabama. Col. Johnson was chosen by tbe Senate, the only instance of the kind known iu our history. Great as were the popular majority and the electoral majority given for Gen. Harrison in 1840-11, he would have been defeated iu the college had it been possible to change some eight or nine thousand votes in the three States ut New York, Pennsylvania and New Jer sey. These States cast 88 electoral votes, which, added to the 60 such votes that Mr. Van Buren received, would have given him just the number necessary to a choice, and yet there would have been a popular major ity of more than 100,000 against him. The four States named gave a popular vote ot almost 900,000, though their united majori ties for General Harrison did not much ex ceed 16,000, New York giving him rather more than 13,000, New Jersey about 2;300, Maine 410, and Pennsylvania 343. It was very close work, and there would have been great trouble bad the Democratic vote been so increased as to defeat General Harrison in the electoral college, after tbe people had so decidely indicated their preference for him at the polls. Some men feared that there would be a pronuuciamento. 1 is on is At the election of 1844-45, Mr. Polk was chosen to the Presidency through the aid of the New York electors, who were 36 in num ber: aud as Mr. Polk had 170 votes, and the number necessary to a choice was 138,—tbe whole number of electors being 275,—he would have had 134 votes, bad New York decided against him. Mr. Clay bad 105 votes; and, bad be received New York's vote, be would have been chosen by 141 votes, or by a majority of only five votes. The Demo cratic popular majority iu New Y'ork was small—about 5,000 we think ; so that a small change there would have substituted Mr. Clay for Polk as President, and thus have changed the whole current of our political history for the last 32 years. The whigs at tributed their defeat in the Empire State, first, to the action of the liberty party in running Mr. Birney for the Presidency ; and, secondly, to Democratic fraudulent voting in New York city. It is probable that they were right, and that the two things were more than they could stand ; but it uever required much to kill the whigs as politicians, for they were always on the verge of committing suicide. Iu 1848-49, the change of 19 electoral votes would have given the Presidency to Gen. Cass. Gen. Taylor's vote w r as 163, aod that of Gen. Cass 127 ; and some of the Tay lor votes w T ere got by small majorities. 'The elections since 1848-49 do not require partic ular mention. ---- mm M D • 8* ------ A wonderful microscopic watch has been presented to Mme. MacMahon by the Ecole de l'Horlogerie at Besancon. It is so small that to tell the hour a glass of high magnify ing power is needed. The Duc D'Aumale was preseut w'hen this fairy jewel w'as han ded to the Marshal, and related how his an cestor, the Duc de Penthievre, wore watches in his vest buttons. The Duke subsequently ordered a set of Liliputian chronometers for shirt and wrist studs, which will be ready in time for the Exhibition of 1878. Nevada is fall of gold, but it does not average very well for agriculture. It has one desert which alone covers 30,000 square miles, and the mountain districts are nearly all un fit for cultivation. in be of C'a relui Nun. Tilt* 8oon afternoon yesterday a stranger en tered a Woodward avenue hardware store and asked if they kept shingle nails there. Being informed they had a dozen kegs on hand, he further inquired : "Are they genuine shingle nails, or only imitations ?'' They are shingle nails, of course." " Let me see them." A haudtul was placet lore Hr him, an d get the counter be ral nails to the l strenge r light. Highly iu .» tested lb, tried to bend d said : ii right, ; Uld I'll want to appear ie nails -J them turned door, where he could After scanning them iho: two or three between his U them between his lingers, a "Well, they seem to be take five pounds. I don captious, but I bought some diing along here about a month ago. -arri« home, anti what do you suppose they out to be ?" " Six-pennys ?" answered the clerk. "No, sir. They were shoe pegs, sir!" " That was strange," mused the clerk. "And another time when I ordered shingle nails," continued the stranger, "the clerk put up four stove handles, three nut meg graters and a coffee mill. Can I build a cow-shed out of coffee mills? Call I shingle a barn with stove handles ? Can I clap-board a bouse with nutmeg graters?" "Curious mistake, that," said the clerk. "And another time, when I asked for shingle nails, they put me up four corn pop pers and a match-safe. These things have sunk deep into my' soul, and you musn't blame me for seeming particular. Now', 1 these are nails, are they ?" "Of course," " Shingle nails ?" " Yes, sir." "Just write it on this card and give me your name, the name of the firm the num- ber of this store and the dale of the month. I don't want to make trouble, but if I find when I get home, that you have put me up bath-brick aud harness straps in the place of shingle nails. I'll come back here and make it warm for you !"—Detroit Free Press. - ...— »T -g» ----- An Indian Roy'* History. There occupied a cell at the First Precinct station, recently, a full-blooded Indian boy', the oon of U Clieyunne chief of the far W est. The boy is tbe adopted son of a gentleman living iu the Ninth A Yard, and has been a pupil for some time iu the Chestnut street public school. Iu these day r s of Indian sum mer, when one has any gypsy' blood in him feels a longing to leave brick walls and seek tbe fields and the woods, the Indian boy, it seems, has thrown off his restraints of school life and played truant. His wild, free spirit has asserted itself. Having a love for the youth and being unwilling to have him sent to the City Home, his foster father had him locked up for a day or two, to show him what may have to be done if be does not overcome his longing for a nomadic life. The boy has a tender heart, as a reporter learned yesterday by conversing with him, and will, no doubt, be induced to reform, llis history' is interesting. Ten years ago, when he was but four years of age, his father and mother were killed by Sioux Indians near Fort Kear ney, in Nebraska. At the time, the boy, then but a papoose, was strapped on bis mother's back, aud the knife or tomahawk with which she was killed inflicted a wound on one of his left lingers, the scar of which is to be seen now. The gentleman alluded to who w r as in the Fort, kindly adopted the boy, and has since cared for him .—Newark Courier. of a EM* Wciilili of Ciinlinnl Aiuoiiclli. ^ The London Echo has the foil wing : "The French and Belgian journals have been re cently employed in calculating the almost incalculable wealth ot Cardinal Antonelli. It is variously estimated at from teu to thirtv five millions of francs, independently of his rare aud priceless collection of works of art, ancient coins, ancient statuary', aud other articles of vertu, worth not Jess tlmu twenty millions. The Cardinal possesses one of the finest assortments of precious stones to be found iu Europe, and he can boast of dia monds of all shapes of the purest water, in comparable emeralds, pearls, and turquoises, the richest laces, and the matchless marvels of the loom of the last period. Though the Cardinal is only* a Deacon, and so of inferior priestly rank, yet as Cardinal he is a Prince of the Sovereign Pontiff's Court. His offices are numerous. He is Secretary of «täte to the Pope, President of the Council of Minis ters, Prefect of the Sacred Apostolic Palaces, President of the Sacred Congregation of Lorretto, Chief of the Roman Consular, and virtually Prime Minister of the Pope. He is tl. -greatest pluralist of the Roman Catholic Church, aud with so many channels of wealth at his command, it is no wonder that he has become by far the wealthiest of Roman Catholic ecclesiastics, if not the wealthiest of all Italians. He is certainly a singular suc cessor of the Apostolic Ministry of a Chuch founded by him who declared 'how hard it is for a rich man to enter into Kingdom of Heaven !' " Ths Parisians are going to get ahead of us in one thing, in their exposition of 1878. They are to have the biggest balloon ever made, with which to elevate people to view the landscape. It is to be 166 feet high, and will hold 710,000 cubic feet of grs. It will be secured by a 3 inch cable, 1,730 feet long, and will carry up forty or fifty persons at a time. ----- — ** I» » ». ----- The Ladies' Journal announces that the trousseau for Miss May, who is to marry Mr. James Gordon^ Bennett, has arrived from Europe, where it was collected at an expense of $20,000. It is said to be the most beau tiful and elaborate ever piepared for an American lady.