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I ---- -- Ifliij WisÊm mm y N äff mmrn mm mMàmL ■' gp» s» sM m i SS à! RS® fi* : «yis ä / p ra ! a »/ii sm s r > I .f „rv 885 SP* IP»* % -«• r «#»> SSÄ SSS W 1! 5c Volume xiii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, November 6, 1879. No. 51 & ®ï published every Thursday morning. FISK BROS., - - Publishers. R. E. FISK, - - Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. TERMS FOP. THE DAILY HERALD. Subscribers (delivered by earner) per month, $2 00 BY MAIL. One copy one month............................$ 2 00 One copy three months......................... ft 00 One copy six mouths........................... 9 00 One copy one year.............................13 00 . EKMS FOR THE WEEKLY HERALD. One year............... *5 00 Six months......................................3 00 Three months................................... i 50 AT ST. PETER'S GATE. A Hindoo died ; a happy thing to do, Who fifty 3 ears united t > a shrew. Released, tie hopefully for entrance cries Before the gates of Brahma's paradise. "Hast thou been through purgatory?" Brahma said. "I have been married !" And he hung his head. "Come in ! come in ! and w lcome too, my ton? Marriage and purgatory are as one !'' in bliss extreme he entered heaven's door, And knew the bliss he ne'er had known before. He scarce bad entered in the gardens fair, Another Hindoo asked admission there. The self-same question Brahma asked again : "Hast thou been through purgatory?" "No. What then ?" "Thou canst not enter!" did the god reply. "He who went in was there no more than I." "All that is true, but he lias married been, And so on earth for all sin." "Marri d! - Tis well, for I've been married twice." "Begone! We'll have no tools in Paradise." ■■ ——4^^ — ALONE. She stands beside the cottage door To watch the dying day; Her raven hair is sprinkled o'er With flakes of silvery gray; And many a line of sadness scars That pale, yet lovely face. To mark where slow and silent tears Have left their lasting trace. And still her whispered thoughts will tell Of scenes that are no more, And scan the once-loved forms that dwelt On Mem'ry's shadowy shore; Again the litrle cot to deck That now so empty stands ; Again to feel around her The touch of tiny hands. How long, the weary spirit cries, Within tins world of pain, Ere 'neath ihenever-fa ling skies I meet them once ag tin ? And as she views the siiver night, Slow sweeping to the west, A murmured prayer in faith takes flight To Him who giveth rest. The Mountain and the Squirrel. The mountain and the squirrel Had a quarrel, And th<; tonner called the latter "Little Prig;" B 1111 replied. You are doubtless very big; But. all sorts of things and weather Must he taken in together To make a year, And a sphere. 1 think it no disgrace To occupy my place. It I'm nut as large as you, You're not so small as I, And not halt so spry. I'll not deny you make A very pretty squirrel track. Talents differ; all is well and wisely put; It I cannot cirry forests on iny back, Neither can vou crack a nut. For the Flood Mansion. The Santa Clara Valley Mill and Lumber Company are now engaged in preparing the wood work for the finish of James C. Flood's mansion at Menlo Park. This company se cured the contract tor the outside and inside iurnishing, and all this work is being done in Sau Jose. This has never been done in this State—work of the same beauty and fin ish, nor of the same quality. In the spring Mr. Blaine, the foreman, went East and se cured the wood to be used, the greater por tion of which cost at least one dollar per foot. It consists principally of rosewood, mahogany, bird'seye-maple, satin, white hol ly and oak. These woods are cut and pol ished at the mill, engaged in which task alone there are over seventy-five men, embracing the best wood artisans on the coast. All the woods are highly polished, some so beautiful and bright that they act in the capacity of a mirror. As an evidence of the elegance of the work, a few of the parts of the residence to be finished are given and the manner and ftyle in which the work is to be done. The main floor and stair-cases are to be finished in bright mahogany, the reception and draw ing-rooms in polished satin wood, the library in black and gold cherry, the music room in rosewood, the diuing-room and billiard-room in polished black walnut, chambers and boudoir in bird'seye maple, the rear of the second story in Prima Veara wood, and blinds of white holly. There never came in to this State before such elegant and costly varieties of woods. All parts of the world have furnished their contributions. The work bas to be done slowly and carefully, entirely completed in the mill so as to be put up in place as soon as received at the build ing. It will be five or six months before all the work is completed .—San Jose Mercury , October 4 t'l. 11 !■! ♦» Denver Tribune: The Utes will probably never know that they have been victorious in this memorable Colorado war until they see Uncle Sams forces packing up and leaving the country for home. Splendid incentive to future operations ! ' Encourages assurance and cultivates the courage of the nation's, Ward. Marriage as a l est. How remarkable it is that whenever an enthusiast in religion gets new light, auu adopts what he considers "advanceU views" he almost invariably begins to tamper with marriage! In this tampering he always be trays the charlatan, and sufficiently warns ail who are tempted to follow him to beware ot him. There is no better test of a new system or scheme of life than its relation to Christ ian marriage, it it tampers with that it is always bad, and can by no possibility be good. The Shakers form a community built 011 this rotten foundation. They have no place lor love, and enter into a determined and organized fight with the God of Nature, who, by the strongest passions and impulses lie has ever implanted in the human soul, has commanded them to establish homes and families. Sliakerisui is good for nothing if it is not good universally. But universal adoption would be the suicide of a race, and a race has no more right to commit suicide than a man. Besides, the damming of one of the most powerful streams in human nat ure only sets the water back to cover the banks it was intended to nourish and drain It is too late to talk about the superior sancti ty of the celibate. We have no faith in it whatever. The vow of chastity simply em phasizes in the mind the passion it is intend ed, for spiritual reasons, to suppress, and fixes ihe attention upon it. The Shaker, in denying love to himself and all the hallowed influences that grow out of family and home gains nothing in holiness, if he does not lose irretrievably. He is the victim of a shocking mistake, and he disgraces himself and his own father and mother by hi 3 gross views of an institution before whose purity and benefi cence he and his whole system stand con demned. Of course we do not need to allude to the Mormon. His views of marriage—re vealed, of course—are simply beastly. But these new schemes of life, religion and phil osophy are constantly springing up. It is very difficult for any system of socialism to establish itself without tampering with mar riage, and one of the best arguments against all sorts of communities and phalansteries and what-nots of that sort, is that the family, as a unit, is unmanageable with them. Tney tak* in and organize a miscellaneous mass of individuals, and provide some sort of a dirty substitute for marriage, but the family both ers them. It is a government within a gov ernment, that they cannot get along with. So the marriage test is a good one in all cases of the kind. Tobacco. Tobacco, now in almost universal use, and enjoyed in one form or another by all races and in all couutries, met with the greatest opposition when it had been introduced into the Old World from the New, soon after Col umbus' discovery of America. At first rec ommended for its medicinal virtues, which were greatly exaggerated, tobacco soon be came au article ot luxury. Several Popes, Uurban Xll and Innocent XI among them, launched against it the thunder of the Boman Church ; the priests and Sultans of Turkey denounced smoking as a crime, Amuret IV even going so fur as to decree its punishment by the most frightful forms of death. Later, iu that country, the pipes of smokers were thrust through their noses. All this con demnation, all these penalties, were vain. The use of tobacco steadily increased and has increased ever since. It is now the solace of rich and poor, of princes and peasants, of scholars and savages. Albeit not prevalent in the East until the seventeenth century, the Turks and Persians exceed all other nations in smoking. In India, all classes and both sexes smoke. In China, the practice is uni versal ; girls from the age of eight or nine, wearing as appendage to their dress a silken pocket to hold tobacco and a pipe. Snuff taking is diminished, and chewing does not spread materially ; the smoking grows con tinually. Our aboriginals are believed to have been the earliest consumers of the plant. They have used it from time immemorial, smoking having been, and still being, asso ciated with religion. It is connected with all important transactions, as well a9 with worship. The calumet, or pipe of peace, is deemed indispensable to the ratification of a treaty; smoking together has even greater significance with them than eating together with civilized nations, and it is beheved to ce ment friendship. They imagine that the Great Spirit perceives a sweet savor in the smoke of the sacred plant as it ascends to heaven, and that it is particularly acceptable to the devine senses. It is remarkable that, though tobacco was first used in the New World, its use is probably less general here now than in any other country. The citizens of the republic chew more, unhapply, than almost any nation, but they smoke far less than Spaniards, Portugese, Dutch, Ger mans, Russians, French, Italians, or even the English. Perhaps one reason why tobacco is so relished everywhere is that so much and so persistent effort has been made to extir pate the habit. What is unjustly and violent ly opposed is pretty apt to extend and in time take deep root. Stockton Independent : "A banquet does not seem to be Ihe thing after all. Sharon expended $40,000 on one, and now the gam ins of the press say that he received a lot of hogs who scratched their bald heads a la fourchette and shoveled in grub with their knives. Tbe difficulty is that San Francisco rates respectability according to shekels, and she must not complain if some of her elite neither know tbe rules of good breeding, nor would regard them If they did. It cannot be doubted that the Bay City contains many men and women who shine in her "first society," but who would never be thought of in con nection with banquets, but for the fact that they possess many ducats." LASSOING A BEAK. lion a Bold Texan Handled Bruin In a Mesquite Tbicket. [Baylor (Texan) Crescent. II. H. Fancber was trying to catch a horse and was rapidly riding after him through a thicket of me&quite, wheu suddenly ho came upon a huge Dear. A chase at once com menced, Mr. Faucher attacking with his pis tol, and bruin probably nearly overcome by heat, trying to make a successlul retreat. Mr. Faucher tired five shots without bringing down his game, and only one charge left, concluded to change his tactics. Uncoiling the rope used as a lariat, which was tied to his saddle, he made a lasso and attempted to rope the bear. The first attempt was unsuc cessful, the rope getting into the animal's mouth. The next proved a successful throw, the rope getting on the bear's neck. A quick movement on the part of the bear jerked the rope out of Mr. Fauch er's hand, and the bear resumed his retreat, closely followed by his pursuer on horseback. Finding it difficult to approach tbe bear sufficiently near to catch hold of the rope Mr. Fancher dismounted and commenced the chase on foot. Seeing this, the bear slacked his speed, evidently not caring if his pursuer did come up with him. He occasionall)#8top ped aud looked back, as if expecting com pany. Declining a liand-to hand encounter with a large bear, Mr. Fancher returned to his horse, and calling to his cousin, Mr. T. Fancher, resumed the chase. With the aid of a stick he possessed himself with the end of the rope, which was about thirty feet in length, and fastened it to the saddle. Now commenced the frantic actions of the bear in his savage efforts to release himself. He pluDged in every direction, nearly throwing the horse, and showing evident intention to release himself at all hazards. But his cap tor managed to retain his prisoner, and at the same time kept his horse out of the way of the savage brute until a shot from the six shooter of his cousin put the bear hors du combat. The fore paw exhibited by Mr. Fafocher, and left with us, is the largest ever seen in this section, and indicates, so old hunters tell us, that the owner, in good condition, would have weighed 600 pounds. A Terrible Secret. There were two old ladies in the Provi dence and Worcester railway car waiting for the train to get in motion. Two nice, neat old ladies, goipg out on a visit, each carry ing a little, round black basket with their knitting in it, and such dear old drab bon nets as they wore ! Little, quaint bonnets, with ribbed satin near the front, and dove colored ribbons tied snugly under their slight ly wrinkled throats. They had been talking private, innocent little gossip, and often their softly silvered heads came together in mo mentous conferences. At last the moment arrived when the solemnest and sacredest ©f all secret communications was to be made, and in this manner it was accomplished : '•And what do you suppose Purdy told me?" "I don't know—do tell." "She said—and she didn't want anything said about it for the world—that the new minister—" "Yes." "That the new minister—" "I'm hearing every word." "That the new minister keeps a meersham pipe!" Wealth oi tbe Empress Eugenic. A Paris correspondent of the Philadelphia Times writes : The ex-Empress of France is said to be one of the richest widows in England. In addition to her Hungarian estate she has a custle in Spam and a nice place in Switzer land. But hard cash is what comes most use ful to dethroned sovereigns who hope to re turn, and of this the Empress has long had abundance. It is estimated in Paris that she is worth at least a million sterling. Only re cently she sold a large block of house property in the Rue d'Alba, in Paris, and M. Rouher's house, a well-known political center at the corner of the Rue de l'Elysee, was hers, in her own right, and was sold last year for £15,000. The death of the Prince adds to her 1 property, since he left her a considerable amount of landed property in Italy, as well as the Toulouse property, bequeathed to him by the grisly General who had been equerry to the Prince when he toddled about the cor ridors of the Tuileries nearly three feet high, and weighted with the miniature uniform of a Colonel in the Cente Garde. This vast property was no incumbrance to the Empress while she had a son to live and scheme for. It was drained pretty freely by the Bonapart ist organs of the press in France. The Ordre and the Pays were lavishly supported by the Empress, and she also drew handsome checks in favor of the reduction of the Gaulois. The need for keeping these fires warm is now dead. The Empress is not likely to keep newspapers alive to work for her good cousin Jerome; she will not, however, find her riches an embarrassment as long as the priests have ready access to her. A newspaper sup plies large outlets for superfluous ca9b, but I think on the whole the church can hold its own in rivalry of this character, and a good churchwoman like the Empress will not find occasion to distress herself for means of dis posing of the interest, and eventually the capital, of a million sterling." The Colorado papers are demanding the removal of Agent Stanley of the Uncom paghre reservation. They call him both "a fool and a liar," and say that tbe interests of the State require the appointment of an agent of fitness for the position, and who will not grossly calumniate their people. GREEDY WASHINGTON LAWYERS. Tbe Experience of Col. Robert Donglas iu tbe Recovery of a Claim. [Washington Telegram to N. Y. Times.] Col. Robert Douglas, son of the late Steph en A. Douglas, recently had some experience which illustrates the extraordinary methods practiced by a class of Washington lawyers aud claim agents. The sous of Senator Douglas lately obtained judgment against the government tor a large amount of money for cotton taken daring the war from tbe Lousiana plantation ot their father. John M. Coutts was the attorney in the case, and, upon obtaining tbe treasury draft for the money, refused to surrender it unless he was paid u fee which Col. Douglas regarded as exorbitant. Enoch Totten, son-in-law of Sen ator Howe, of Wisconsin, was employed by Col. Douglas to bring suit against Coutts for tbe recovery of the draft, but, pending the suit, a compromise was made by which Coutts gave the draft to its lawful owner. Totten had rendered some service iu the official pro; ceedings against the government for the re covery of the value of the captured cotton, and for his services in both cases demanded $5,000. Douglas objected to the amount as excessive, and offered to pay Totten $2,000 It was claimed by Totten that he had been led to expect $5,000 by Col. Keogh, of North Carolina, and the matter was held in abey ance until Keogh, who was expected here in a few days, should arrive. On Friday last Totten invited Douglas to dine at his house, and, duriDg the dinner, asked his guest where he had deposited the draft. After depositing tbe draft in a certain bank on Thursday last, Col. Douglas wa9 induced to withdraw and deposit in another bank. In reply to Totten's question, suspecting some sinister design, Douglas gave his host the name of the bank in which he had first made the deposit, but from which it had been subsequently withdrawn. Yesterday morning Douglas was served with a summons to answer to a civil action, brought against him by Totten for the recovery of $6,000, and an attachment was served upon the bank from which the money had been withdrawn. Col. Douglas has now engaged a third lawyer to defend him against this second attack, and hopes to get away from Washington without being forced to employ tbe entire bar of the District to save him from the rapacity of some of its members. He is justly indignant at being thus treated by Totten while be was sustain ing the relation of client and guest to him. Remains of the Apostles. Catholic authorities state that the remains of the Apostles of Christ are now in the fol lowing places : Seven are in Rome; namely, Peter, Philip, James the Lesser, Jude, Bar tbolomew, Mathias, and Simon. There are in the kingdom of Naples, Matthew at Sa lerno, Andrew at Amalfi, and Thomas at Ortona. One is in Spain, James the Greater, whose remains are at St. Jago de Compostel lo. Of the body of St. John the Evangelist, the remaining one of 'he twelve, there is no knowledge. Tbe Evangelists Mark and Luke are also in Italy—the former at Venice and the latter at Padua. St. Paul's remains are also supposed to be in Italy. Peter's are of course in the church at Rome which is called after him, as are also those of Simon and Jude. Those of James the Lesser and of Philip are in the church of the Holy Apostles, Bartholowew's in the church on the island in the Tiber called after him, while Malhias' are in the Santa Maria Maggiore, under the great altar of the renowned ba silica. a Cbarmlng; Mechanical Emotions. A dashing American girl now traveling in Europe would probably say somebody was a "mean old thing" if she could hear the gos sips about her. One of them says : "I have actually seen her blush like a girl, though I know she had a quarter of an inch of creme empatrice and velontine on her face. She can blush when she pleases—she does it some how by drawing in her breath and holding it so. I have watched her." "She can make tears come into her blue eyes in some simi lar manner," said another, "and she can hold one diamond tear for five minutes jnst poised on the edge of her lower lid. I've seen her do it. When she raises a tear she is econom ical of it, as if it were a real diamond, and one who wasn't watching her would natural ly believe she had shed dozen of tears since that one rose ."—London Cor. Chicago limes. A Pipe Conical. 1723, September 5th.—Yesterday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, was a smoking match over against the theater in Oxford, a scaffold being built up for it, just at Fin more's, an ale-house. The conditions were, that any one (man or woman) that could smoke out three ounces of tobacco first, with out a drink or going off the stage,should have 12s. Many tried, and 'twas thought that a journeyman tailor of St. Peters in the East, would have been a victor, he smoking faster thap, and being many pipes before the rest ; but at last he was so sick that 'twas thought he would have died ; and an old man, that had been a soldier, and smoking gently, came off conquerer, smoking the three ounces quite out, and he told one (from whom I had it) that, after it, he smoked four or five pipes the same evening. Salt Lake Tribune: From time immem orial the notion of a tax upon bachelors has been a standing jest, but it now appears that the General Council of the Department of the Rhone, in France, after serious consider ation of the subject, has adopted a resolution in favor of imposing such a tax, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to the support of indigent children. ALE SORTS. The export of provisions continues to be immense, not counting missionaries to the cannibal countries. If there are any Meeker individuals among Eastern philanthropists who want to take the job of Ute-Mwng the Indians there is a good opening now. Colonel Edwin L. Drake, who first dis covered coal oil, is living at South Bethlehem. He has a pension of $1 500 a year—granted him by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Since Saturday last, $4,541,000 in Euro pean gold has arrived in the United States, and since August 1st the receipts from the same source amount to the enormous aggre gate of $55,000,000. Miss Whitten, of Damariscotta, Maine, has probably the longest hair of any woman in the woild. It i* eight feet in length and wheu dressed in a French twist passes six times around her head. The total of tbe estate left b}* Hopkins, the California millionaire, was $23.300,000, including $5,000,000 in bonds and $3,000,000 in gold recently discovered to his credit in the United States treasury. An alleged coolness between Mr. Sothern and the Duke of Beaufort is attributed by a contemporary to the bad aim ot tbe actor in throwing a piece of bread at Maud Granger. The missile hit his grace on the nose and the ducal dignity was Wounded. The total valuation of the State of Massa chusetts, exclusive of seven towns, is $1, 501,112,565, against $1,568,988,210 last year, the latter figures including the entire 8tate. Last year the total diminution was $99,238, 572, and the year before $101,082,773. The New York Mail says tremendous in crease of business on the Stock Exchange has raised the value of membership almost one hundred per cent. Two brokers last week sold their seats for $15,000 each—one of them is about to retire from business, and the other beiDg chiefly engaged in the foreign exchange business. Laramie Times, 20th: "The remains of Major Thornburgh, and those of his little boy who died at Fort Steele a few months ago, exhumed for that purpose, were on this morning's train. They were beiDg conveyed to Omaha to be permanently buried there. That place will hereafter be the residence of Mrs. Thornsburgh." The New York Star (Democrat) draws the following portrait of two leading Repub licans : "Biaine is magnetic and attractive. John Sherman is cold and repellant. Blaine stirs tbe blood of his hearers and sets their pulses throbbing. Sherman chills his audi ence and turns the dampers on their enthus iasm. Blaine addresses himself to men's emotions. 8herman coldly appeals to tbeir reason. Blaine is like a volcano glowing with flame. Sherman is like an extinct crater. The Capitol is being put in condition for the reassembling of Congress. Large win dowg and passage-ways have been cut in tbe south wall of the House of Representatives to improve the ventilation. The air-holes in the floor are also increased in number and size so that more air can be forced up from below. A computation has been made of the amount of air required by each member for a given time, and arrangements made to sup ply it. Ohio's canvass was coated with icicles as compared to the white heat in which the great political fight in »Virginia is being con ducted. The other day General William Mahone, the leading readjuster, and ex-Gov ernor James L. Kemper, a leading debt-payer, passed the preliminary courtesies of the code, and but for the interposition of friends doubt less would have sent the hot-sbot of the duel in fact. Madame Ristori is mentioned by the Word, of London as having twice saved a life. The first time was in a Spanish theatre, when the actress, seeing Marshal Narvaez softened by her acting, besought him to par don a soldier, who was to be shot next morn ing for striking his commanding offioer. Her next rescue was that of a Spanish-American, whose life she begged from the President of the Chillian republic. The official reports to the Kansas State Superintendent of Public Schools from thirty counties show an increase of 15,532 in the school population over the number reported from the same counties last year. The State now has over 300,000 school children between the ages of five and twenty-one years. On tbe basis of three persons to one child of school age, the State has a population of over §00,000, an increase of 150,000 during the past year. Chicago Inter-Ocean, 18th: "Probably there have been more strangers in Chicago during the past six weeks than were ever seen here before in the same length of time. The crowds upon the streets, on the cars, in the hotels, *nd in the private houses have been something unprecedented. And the strange faces are not made up alone of tran sient visitors. Many of them have come to remain, and are seeking homes in various parts of the city. The demand for houses is constantly on tbe increase, and threatens to outrun tbe supply, though buildings are go i ng up iu every direction. Chicago is mak ing big strides just now, and increasing in business and population at a rate that will tell strongly in the next census." Confederate Celebration. Maoon, October 29.—The Confederate monument wie unveiled to-day with imposing ceremonies, in the presence of 25,000 people. The military display was very fine. Col. Thomas Hardeman, the orator of the day, was iatrodoced by Governor Colquitt, and de livered an eloquent ind patriotic address, in which he counseled peace and fraternity and tbe burying of all the animosities of the past. It was received with immense enthusiasm.