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Volume xiii.
Helena, Montana, Thursday, October 9, 1879.
No. 47
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Did you ever stand in the crowded street,
In the glare of the city lamp,
And list to the tread of the million feet
In their quaintly musical tramp ?
As the serging crowd go to and fro
'lisa pleasant sight, I ween,
To mark the figures that come and go
In the evcr-chaDgiug scene.
Here the publican walks with the sinner proud,
And the priest in his gloomy cowl,
And Dives walks in the motley crowd
With Lazarus, cheek by jowl,
And the daughter ot toil, with her fresh young heart,
As pure as her spotless fame,
Keeps step with the woman who makes her mart
In the haunts of sin and shame.
How liuhtly trips the country lass
In the midst ot the city's ills!
As freshly pure as the daisied irrass
That grows on her native hills.
And the beggar, too, with his hungry eye
And his lean, wan face and crutch.
Gives a blessing the same to the passer-by,
As he gives him little or much.
When fine has beaten the world's tatto,
And in dusky armor flight.
Is treading with echoless footsteps through
The gloom of the silent night.
How many of these shall be daintily fed
And shull sink to slumbers sweet,
While many will go to a sleepless bed
And never a crumb to eat !
Ah me ! when the hours go joyful by,
llow little we stop to heed
Our brothers' and sisters' despairing cry
In their woe and their bitter need !
Yet such a world us the angels sought
This world of or.r's we'd call,
II the brotherly love that the Father taught
Was felt by each for all.
Yet a few short years and this motley throng
Will all have passed away,
And the rich and the poor and the old and the young
Will be undistinguished clay,
And lips that laugh and lips that moan
Shall in silence alike be sealed.
And some will lie under a stately stone
And some in the Potter's Field !
But the sun will be shining just as bright,
And so will the silver moon.
And just such a crowd will be here at night,
And just such a crowd at noon.
And men will be wicked and women will sin,
As ever since Adam's fall.
With the same old world to labor in,
And the same god over all.
[Nellie Q. Cone, in Scribner for September.]
Mien Pallan Eudora Von Blurky
She didn't know chicken from turkey;
High Spanish and Greek she could fluently speak,
But her knowledge of poultry was murky.
She could tell the great-uncle of Moses,
And the dates of the Wars of the Roses,
And the reasons of things,—why the Indians wore rings
In their red, aboriginal noses !
Why Shakespeare was wrong in his grammar,
And the meaning ot Emerson's "Brahma,"
And she went chipping rocks with a little black box
And a small geological hammer !
She had views upon co-education
And the principal needs ot the nation,
And lier glasses were blue, and the number she knew
01 the stars in each high constellation.
And she wrote in a hand-writing clergy,
And she talked with an emphasis jerky,
And she painted on tiles in the sweetest of styles;
But she didn't know chicken from turkey !
Prince Albert, to his Daughter.
I am delighted to see by your letter of the
~4ih that you deliberate gravely upon your
budget, aud I will be most happy to look
through it, if you send it to me ; this is the
only way to have a clear idea of one's self of
what one has, spends, and ought to spend.
As this is a business of which I bave had
long and frequent experience, I will give you
one rule for your guidance in it, viz.; toset
apart a considerable balanco pour Vimprevu.
This gentleman is the costliest of guests in
life, and we shall look very blank if we have
nothiug to set tefore him. Therefore keep
a large margin upon which you can draw for
all that cannot be calculated before hand, and
re duee all the expenses capibb of previous
estimate, courageously, so low as to obtain
for yourself a considerable margin. Fate,
accident, time and the world care very little
for a previous estimate, but ask for their due
with rude impetuosity. Later retrenchments
to meet them do not answer, because the de
wands of ordinary life have shaDed themselves
a good deal according to the estimates and
have thus acquired a legitimate power.
Tiie Buffalo Express sends greeting as
follows : "To the Marquis of Lome—Dear
Kir : Do not let William Evarts get started
°n one of his long sentences ; if you do it
will not be completed when he has to say
good-bye, and a very long correspondence
*ill necessarily insue. Choke him off, noble
e ir! choke him off! Instruct the Princess
[° interrupt him. Have gnns fired to stop
him at the first comma, and have the bells
ring and the drums beat as soon as he reaches
J Period. Reject this warning at your peril ;
need it and be happy.
Crossing tue Viaduct, that Leads to tbe
Valley ol Old Age.
[Christian Register.]
Between the ages of 45 and 60 a man who
has properly rogulated himself day be con
sidered in the prime of life. His matured
strength of constitution renders him almost
impervious to an attack of disease, and ex
perience has given soundness to his judg
ment. His mind is resolute, firm and equal
all his functions are in the highest order ; he
assumes mastery over his business ; builds up
a competence on the foundation he has laid
in early manhood, and passes through a per
iod ot life attended by many gratifications.
Having gone over a year or two past 60, he
arrives at a standstill. But athwart this is
the viaduct called the turn of life, which, if
crossed in safety, leads to the valley of "old
age," round which the river winds, and then
beyond, without boat or causeway to effect
his passage. The bridge is, however, con
structed of fragile material, and it depends
how it is trodden whether it bend or break.
Gout and apoplexy are also in the vicinity to
waylay the traveler, and thrust him from the
pass ; but let him gird up his loins and pro
vide himself with a fitter staff, and he may
trudge on in safety and perfect composure
To quit metaphor, "the turn of life" is a turn
either into a prolonged walk or into the grave.
The system and powers have now reached
the utmost expansion, and now begin to close
either like a flower at sunset, or break down
at once. One injudicious stimulant, a single
fatal excitement, may force it beyond its
strength, whilst a careful supply of props
and the withdrawal of all that tends to force
a plant, will sustain it in beauty and vigor
until night has entirely set in.
The Deep Sen—Some Cartons Fishes.
At a recent meeting of Christiania Society
of Science, Robt. Collett stated that the deep
water fishes collected during the last Atlantic
expedition amounted to 23 species, and proved
to be of great interest to science, as the fish
had, with a few exceptions, been taken from
depths which no arctic fishes had previously
obtained. The apparatus employed was the
so-called trawl-net, constructed on the same
principle as that employed by the English
fishermen of Doggersbank. Fish were taken
up with that apparatus from depths of 1,400
and 1,500 fathoms. Five species proved to
be entirely new to science, and k was neces
sary to classify one of them under a new
genus. This was caught at a depth of 1,200
fathoms, and it was about one foot long.
While alive it was beautifully rose colored
all over, but of so soft and gelatinous a sub
stance that it was half transparent, and the
heart could be seen performing its functions,
and large portions of the brain, the entrails,
and the whole backbone were visible through
the skin. The abdominal fins were trans
formed into two long, splitthreads, which
gave the fish a very peculiar appearance. It
was named Rhodichtys Regina , and belongs
to a group of the genuine deep-water fishes
which is chiefly limited to the tropic seas.
Among the other species several were known
only through single specimens scattered here
and there in museums, and the descriptions
of which are generally incorrect and defect
ive. The genuine arctic gems Lyeodes, of
which, up to the present time, only a few
specimens have been ïound near Greenland
and other places in the Polar Sea (almost al
ways taken by chance from the stomachs of
sharks,) appeared to exist everywhere at
those great depths, where the temperature of
the water is under zero. It has only been tbe
lack of suitable apparatus which has until
now prevented the discovery.
A Two-Headed Suake.
H. Semler gives in "Die Natur" an ac-
count of a living two-headed snake, found on
the line of railroad from San Jose to Santa
Cruz, and now on exhibition in the museum
of the Woodward Garden, San Francisco. It
is a gopher snake (Pelicophis Wilksei.) a
species which lives on gophers, rats, mice
and small birds. The gopher snake is a per-
fectly harmless reptile, like all the other
snakes of California except the rattlesnake.
The two-headed-snake is twenty-two inches
in length ; its age cannot be determined, but
i t is not over two or three months ; the full-
çrown snake is seven to eight feet in length.
Its color is a dirty yellowish-white, with a
double row of chestnut brown spots along
the back ; these spots are nearly square and
seventy-five in number. On each side is a
row of smaller spots of the same color and
shape. On both of the necks up to the head
are also several small spots. From the points
where the necks fork to the extremities of
the jaws is one inch and a half. The heads
and necks are perfectly separate and about
one inch apart ; each head and neck is fully
formed and in every respect symmetries L
i 3ach of the heads has two large eyes. The
animal can put out each of the two forked
tongues separately or together. The two
jaws open into one throat. As each neck is
perfectly flexible, the snake can turn each of
its heads in any direction at pleasure. It
often-time8 lays its two heads close together ;
often it spreaas them as far apart as possible,
or rests upon the other. It takes its food
through either mouth indifferently, and both
jfcws seem to possess the same power.
- ■ ii I—I — * -
A colored man died recently at Oxford,
!ST. C., for whom the average bulldozer had a
wholesome respect. He could lift a barrel
containing thirty or forty gallons, and drink
from the bung ; could throw an ordinary
anvil twent-five yards, and could pull four
men with a hand-spike at one time. He once
Killed a deer with a rock, overtook and dis
patched a bear with an ax, and canght and
hamstrung a ferocious bulL
Hit» Experience of a Jacnass Battery
How It Worked.
On a certain Western Fort, some time ago,
the major conceived that artillery might be
used effectively in fighting the Indians, by
dispensing with gun-carriages, and fastening
the cannon upon the hacks of mules. So he
explained his views to the commandant, and
it was determined to try the experiment. A
howitzer was selected and strapped upon an
ambulance mule, with the muzzle pointing
toward the tail. When they had secured the
gun, and loaded it with ball cartridge they
led the calm and steadfast mule out on the
bluff and set up a target in the middle of the
river to practice at. The rear of the mule
was turned toward the target, and he was
backed gently up to the edge of the bluff.
The officers stood round in a semi-circle,
while the Major went up and inserted a time
fuse in the vent of the howitzer. When the
fuse was ready, the Major lit it and retired.
In a minute or tw r o the hitherto unruffled
mule heard the fizzing back on his neck and
it made him uneasy. He reached his head
around to ascertain what was going on, and
as he did so his body turned, and the howit
zer began to sweep around the horizon. The
mule at last became excited, and his curiosity
became more and more intense ; in a second
or two he was standing with his four legs in
a bunch, making six revolutions per minute,
and the howitzer threatened sudden death to
every man within half a mile. The com
mandant was observed to climb suddenly up
a tree; officers were seen sliding over the
bluff into the river, as if they didn't care at
all for the high price of uniform ; the adju
tant made good time toward the fort ; a ser
geant began to throw up breast-works with
his bayonet ; the Major rolled over the
ground and groaned. In a minute or two
there was a puff of smoke, and a dull thud,
and the mule, oh ! where was he ! A soli
tary brute might have been seen turning suc
cessful back-somereaults over the bluff, only
to rest at anchor finally, with his howitzer at
tbe bottom of the river, while the ball went
off toivard the fort, hit the chimney in the
Major's quarters, rattled the adobe bricks
down into the parlor, and . frightened the
Major's wife into convulsions. They do not
allude to it now, and no report of the result
was ever sent to the war department.
[Detroit Free PreM.]
He might have been twelve years old.
looked like a boy who tried to grow old
fast as he could. He stood on one foot be
fore the desk, hands in bis pocket and heac
down, and it was easy to see that he was very
solemn in his mind. Plans for hooking ap
ples, stealing doves and running off dogs
were put to flight in his wonderment as to
whether he would be cut in two with a buzz
saw or sent to Jackson for life.
"This 'ere boy," said the officer who made
the arrest, "hit that 'ere old woman with an
"Yes, he did, and I'm internally injured
for life," added "that 'ere" as she came for
His honor looked from witness to prisoner,
and the prisoner's solemn look increased at
the rate of a mile a minute.
"I was going up Antoine street," began
the witness, "and this 'ere boy was in a yard
on "other side. I asked him to tell me where
391 was, and he came out and said he would
for ten cents. Did you ever hear such im
perdence in a boy like he ! I wanted to box
his ears for him!"
"And why didn't you ?"
"I would, sir, if he hadn't doged!" was
her honest answer.
The solemn boy looked up. His serious
cast of countenance was gone like a flash,
and he grinned with delight as he saw how
the witness had wound herself up. She saw
her mistake and stammered :
"I—I—didn't—that is—I didn't—"
"You may go home, and I'll see to this
boy," replied the court, and she went out rub
bing her shoulder where the apple had struck
When she had departed he looked down on
the boy and said :
"Young man, how mariy old women do
you intend to murder this season ?"
"Nun !" was the brief reply.
"Why did you try to murder this one?"
"She tried to box my ears, an' she was
kickin' at me when 1 throwed the apple," he
"Well, sir, the next time you are attacked
by an old woman on the public highway you
must turn and flee. If you had killed her
where would you be now ?"
"On the gallus-," was the nonchalant reply.
Now you go into the corridor with Bijah.
After court has adjourned he will take soap,
water and brushes and peel some of that dirt
< ff your hands and feet. Don't let me see
you here again."
Ex-Secbetary Boutwell's speech at the
Massachusetts Republican Renunion) on
Monday, contained this admirable advice to
the party concerning its future : "Our future
as a party is with ourselves. If we dally
with wrong, if we turn a deaf ear to the cry
of the oppressed, if we consider questions of
trade and finance, the commerce of the sea
and of the land, as of more consequence than
human rights, if we neglect to exercise all
the powers of a great Government for the
protection of its citizens everywhere, then it
nan with justice be said that the Republican
party bas lived as long as it deserves to live.
But if, I anticipate, we are now to engage
anew in a contest for tbe equal rights^ of all
men with the zeal, courage and persistency
which were manifested in the great contest
against slavery, we shall deserve and receive
a new lease of party life, and for another
generation keep the Government in the bands
of those by whose efforts it was saved."
A Shameful and Awfnl Waste of Amerl
can Riches.
[Philadelphia Press.]
Just at the present time there is a stagna
tion in the oil trade that has its effect in every
line of business in the oil region. The pipe
lines declare their inability to manage the
great volume of oil that is daily brought to
the surface. In consequence, the tanks at
many of the wells are full and overflowing,
and the great illuminator of the world is run
mug down the hillsides and through the val
leys of McKean county to waste at the rate
of from 1,000 to 5,000 barrels per day. In
parts of the region, in order to dispose of the
dangerously combustible fluid, brooks and
streams in the valley are dammed and the oil
accumulated in a body on the surface of the
water. A number of men then gather about
to prevent the fire from communicating with
the wells and buildings in proximity, and the
oil is set ablaze. The fires are usually made
in the day time so as not to alarm the com
munity with a vast fire during the night. Oc
casionally the pools of oil take fire by acci
dent, and are sometimes lighted by malicious
persons. A number of derricks and tanks
of oil have been burned along the lines of
narrow-gauge railroads which pass through
the actively developed portion of the field.
The fires were created by sparks from loco
motives. In several instances, I understand,
persons who have sustained loss in this way
have proceeded against the railroad company
for damages. The causes of the oil backing
up in such immense quanties in the produc
ing region are attributed to the excess of the
supply over the demand, primarily, and the
lack of facilities for transportation and tank
age by the pipe line companies. At the pres
ent time the United and Tidewater pipe com
panies have about 3,000,000 barrels capacity
of iron tankage in this district attached to
the lines, and it is claimed that this is most
entirely occupied. Iron tankage connected
with the pipe lines is owned largely by indi
viduals and oil producing companies. Of
course, to the extent of their tankage, the
pipe companies take care of oil belonging to
the owners of these tanks. The producers
who are losing oil are generally the smaller
ones who cannot afford to build tankage.
The general storage capacity of the pipe
companies is proportioned out to tbe latter
producers. But, as already stated, these
tank9 are about full. It now becomes neces
sary for producers to do something effective
to check production.
Clothing Valued at $4,000 Taken From
Mrs. Mackey.
Among the cabin passengers who arrived
by the French steamer Perler at New York,
on Wednesday last, was a lady who signed to
her declaration that she had no dutiable bag
gage the name, "Mrs. M. A. Mackey." On
opening her trunk the following articles were
found : Six bonnets, worth about 50 francs
apiece on the other side; one crimson velvet
dress trimmed with otter fur, and estimated
to have cost 1,250 francs; 1 lavender cash
mere dress trimmed with velvet, 1 blue vel
vet dress, 1 pink cashmere dress trimmed
with satin, 1 brown silk dress trimmed with
fringe, 1 crimson satin dress, 1 pink cash
mere morning wrapper lined with pink silk,
2 crimson silk bodices, 1 chocolate colored
silk dres9, 1 skirt of black silk and velvet, 1
girl's dress of pink satin and velvet, 1 girl's
dress of lavender silk, 1 black velvet boy's
suit, 1 cloth boy's suit, 2 capes of black lace
and bead trimming, 1 black silk crape, 4 sets
of ladies' fine underclothing, 3 woolen petti
coats, 3 cotton undershirts, 1 velvet muff, 1
fur muff, 2 pairs of corsets, dozen fancy
buttons, 6% yards of bead trimming, 2 yards
of fringe trimming, 9 spools sewing silk, 10
yards of ruching, 2 ladies' back'combs, 1 em
broidered pin cushion, 1 bronze night cloak
and side ornaments, and a quantity of pieces
of silk, wool and velvet ready to be made up.
The goods are all of the finest quality and
most elegant manufacture.
The seizure is regarded as one of the most
valuable of the kind ever made. The cus
toms officers note as a singular circumstance
that there were neither handkerchiefs nor
gloves in the lot. Mrs. Mackey's person was
searched, and from it were taken 13£ yards
of deep point applique lace of the most costly
description. The inspectors reported also,
that the petticoat she wore looked suspicious
ly like a collection of silk remnants tacked
together, but it was not taken from her.
Gen. Walker intends that the enumerators
for the next census shall number one to every
4,000 inhabitants, instead of one to every
20,000, as formerly, and quicker work corres
pondingly will be made of it. He recom
mends that persons peculiarly fitted to know
the population be selected, as assessors, post
masters in small places, schoolmasters and
country physicians. In Germany and En
gland the schoolmasters are very much relied
upon in taking a census, being well fitted by
their daily habit of precise listing and regis
—The Deadwood Times says : "Deadwood
: s virtually built upon sands of gold. The
( irt in our gutters yields from fifty cênts to
1 in gold to the pan. While the hoodlums
are engaged in washing ont tbe gravel of the
streets, miners are poshing drifts on bed-rock
from ten to twenty feet below the surface.
Tliis is a remarkable town. It possesses a
hundred and one resources to the ingenious
denizen by which to make a grab stake that
other cities lack." I
—The Governor of Arizona offers $500 to
any individual who shall kill a highway rob
The total vote,of Maine at the late election
was 124,274, of which the Democrats polled
but 18,559.
This is a nation with a big N. And that is
another capital the Confederates would like
to capture.
Whitehall Times: "We can not all be
President, but we can educate our sons to
refrain from wiping their noses on their coat
—Professor Hayden and others estimate
that from 50,000 to 65.000 square miles of
Montana's area are underlaid with coal and
that several of the measures are yielding an
excellent quality of fnel.
A farmer's wife in Vermont was beset by
seven tramps in a body, and yet true grit aud
ten quarts of boiling water cleared her house
of the gang in two minâtes by the old-fash
ioned clock in the kitchen.
—The Salt Lake Tribune says the bullion
shipments from that city are second only to
those from Virginia, Nevada, and that the
mines are in a fair way to equal those of the
Comstock in their palmiest days.
Ohio Democrats profess confidence in suc
cess. The Cincinnati Enquirer claims that
not only will Ewing be elected Governor, but
the Democrats will secure the Legislature by
a majority of at least six on joint ballot.
The New York Star gives currency to the
report that Tilden has finally opened his bar
rel in behalf of Ewing, by putting into the
Democratic pool "fifty of the best United
States documents"—otherwise $50,000.
—The population of Dakota is given by
counties, in the Deadwood Times, at 130,415;
Lawrence county having a population of
18,000 souls, with 10,000 given both to Yank-
ton and Minnehaha, and 7,000 to Grand
Forks county.
---The Eureka Consolidated has declared a
dividend upon the August product ($230,000)
of two dollars a share, aggregating $100,000.
This makes th e forty-seventh dividend which
this mine has paid to Us share-holders, in the
aggregate $4,050,000.— Mining Record , 20 th
A Southern man, who had become dis
located in Iowa, has been practising his cus
tomary diversion of shooting a negro, and is
astonished to find himself arrested and im
prisoned on account of it. He says he has
shot no less than eight in Southern States,
and no notice was ever taken of the matter.
The Paris Figaro announces that Mr.
Stewart's heirs will buy the Grand Hotel, in
Paris, recently sold at auction for some
$5,000,000, and transform it into a gigantic
bazaar, in which will be sold "all the pro
ducts of the Union, from the preserved
peaches of the Shakers to the hams of Cin
The New York Sun insists that Henry
Gully should be punished for the shooting of
Chisholm. We are surprised at the New
York Sun, says the Inter-Ocean. What will
the Democracy say to such talk ? What will
Henry Gully say ?. What will Henry Gully
do, indeed, should he happen to meet the
editor of the New York tun.
In Anna Dickinson's "Ragged Register"
we can't swallow what she says about Chica
go as' a summer resort, Omaha's oriental air s
and cheap hotels, bat when she tells that she
was offered a pass over the Union Pacific
and then rode on a ticket in preference, and
she a professional lecturer—Anna, it is too
much—send back our picture.
The Oakland Tribune says the true reason
why Dennis Kearney backed down from his
proposition to burn Grant in effigy was, that
when Captain Jack Crawford, the "Poet
Scout," heard of it he called at Kearney's
headquarters and left the following message
for him: "Tell him that if he burns Grant
in effigy, or even attempts to perpetrate that
indignity, I will make it my individual busi
ness to kill him."
George C. Perkins, Goyernor elect of
California, declares the Republican party the
true conservative party of the country. Cali
fornia, he says, will cast her vote for the Re
publican candidate in 1880 provided the right
man is nominated for President. His per
sonal choice is Blaine for President and
Booth for Vice President He has a great
admiration for Grant, bat does not believe in
a third term. Still, if Grant were nominated
he thinks he would be elected.
The acquittal of Gully is pronounced by
the New York Sun a "telling Republican ar
gument" After reviewing Mrs. Chisholm's
pathetic story the Sun says : "Sneering at
the 'bloody shirt' will not counteract the ef
fect of scenes like this, faithfully described.
They rekindle the spirit which raised and
sustained the Union armies in the war, and
politicians who think this spirit will down at
the bidding do not understand its powe r'
At the Republican jubilee in Portland the
other night Senator Blaine opened his speech
in this fashion : "At a dinner of the New
England society of New York last December
Governor Van Zandf said that he could give
a very brief statement of what the Puritans
did. The Dutch settled New York and the
Puritans settled thé Dutch. In this election
the Greenbackers settled the Democrats, and
the Republicans settled, the Greenbackers.
If there is a voter in New York who can
not find a gubernatorial candidate to his lik
ing, it will not be due to a scarcity of men to
pick from. The 8tate almost rivals Califor
nia in the number of parties in the field, there
being five tickets, headed as follows : A. B.
Cornell, Republican ; Lucius Robinson,
straight Democrat; John Kelly, Tammany ;
Harris Lewis, Grteenbacker, and John W.
Mean, Prohibitionist

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