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0 ■VCi Volume xv. Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 18, 1881. No. -111*1» l.V 1.11 V T3 TH I KHDAY Terms of Subscription. WEEKLY"nERALI): -jx Month* Three Month* ... . Po-tag« >'» 00 . a 00 . 1 50 One Vear. 1 six Month* Three M< rhnrf'illn FR" u f'.v sired, in ' t* All in all eases Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: ils l *. Delivered >>y Carrier, ? • a month, •y nii'il ........................................... §18 00 " .......................................... 9 (X) ■tn-. •* ......................................... 5 00 of address will be made promptly and lad rrunrsls MI ST gi re the post office nil as Ihr o or TO which inch change is dr dn In trri ire attention. *.n,n.indentions should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. TIM F..r the Herald.] \lt ril.LERYMAN TO HIS Ol N. \f y darling gem ! tis with boundless joy Of your glossy coat with my hands 1 feel : I)o you think of the missiles you oft let fly At the charging foe from your dress of steel ? Ho« gorgeous you look, too, when burnished well From your polished lip to your trunnion bright : Suri', 1 know that no inmate even of hell, in so anxiously spoiling to gel in a fight. Voll were often dared by a foeman's gun. But were never captured in battle yet ; In the heat of the strife 'twus your greatest fun To vomit your canister out, my pet. You're a champion, too, for the dear old flag— The pretty flag, with its elust'ring stars. But you're awful naughty to the foeman's rag AVIienevu it faces you in the wars. 1 1 : You've. Inen often tlu t;trj;t t for veilometi shell Ami sliot from some envious rival bore; Hut, Mary, my lady, you know how well A few of your own shot silenced its roar. With a shriek, a yell and a jealous scream Bight straight to the mark your iron flew, Ami. Mary, my jew el, t well may deem 'I lu re are none in the field which can esjuai you. T« as at Cliiekauiauga tlie dauntless foe ( nine surging on through the forest pines. And with shrapnel I and solid shot, you know, You endeavored to cheek Ins advancing lines. Still, they never faltered ; but on they camel And their serried ranks closed the gaps you made, While you warmer grew from each belching flame Of the rapid firing you then displayed. ur line: Yen I orougn< ;ht wing vieiotu crisis you fearl tiy *oiil ! how y mi you shrieked > ■ ! Icil defiance over tlie plain— r your grape nntl canister flew, ow wit ked you reapeii the slain were broke y wrenched away, w awoke, it fought that day ; is you madder grew airg s menu mu ; Hill tin; •d v.-itli dee n iai iiill— t's so hallow ed now— ) and atlmiring thrill Hu «■ tin* heroic foenmu ; gained its brow. ut 1 10 t hin;' more had tho.* sc brave men I kl lure y.iii had gazed ah aig their path 1 , ini down on their compile •t columns rained Vil th** deadly mi*-ile*i 1 » f your wrath ' ill k now t lu.t < nsaligliim ,*d Sabbath m* nrn 1 1;, Shiloh's disastrous ha tt h* day, i'lif a, exulting, through f< wests and vir, gill <*: Th 1 * tue came pouring ini to the fray. [m\ his rapid advent start led our boys, AVI a* hear*! in tin* midst < >f their camp », aim 1«** ■udik n elamor of hnttl e rise With tin piercing cheers from the charging host ! Hood L. nl! how you coughed and heilowed aloud As tlie heaving masses of the foe advanced ; How rapidly out of your sulph'rous shroud Right into their columns your metal danced ! " herexer tlesi-endetl your iron blows, 1 here bleeding and mangled bodies w ere found ; A* thick tis the grain which the farmer sows The ghastly dead would encumber the ground. \ou art* peerless, old girl — peerless, I say, And woe ! to the haughty foeman's gem. "Iiich lias the temerity in the fray Toelinllenge you,—even to bark in fun. For when >a u bark you will always bite Ami you'll leave s of i to of . in do 1 I her "hilt* 1 Rut vo marks from your iron | L as the t known yon to tussle or light uoked with ragt* from your steel I J.tH * as the any '«ju «n* tiiuigfrou*. Miss, hut you're no coquette— A* you never have squandered your time away— 1 or an entire buttery often you've met Ami Briskly engaged it the live-long tlay. And many a bore with a calibre witle Ami n weight of metal e'en double your own, -Ami a jKiniU rous charge could never abide All tin* fearful havoc* you wrought alone. u tivas happiness great ! la*yond compare ! 1 or to hear you growl at some saucy wench, And to mark how your clarion voice would dare Hi«* jawing husscy behind the trench. ; to ■ as i'll. qiouse thee, girl—I'll espouse thee soon— 1 or tin* next great battle w'c'll both await Ai"i while the artillery plays in tune bur glorious nuptials we'll consecrate ! 11 forever after you w ill remain % own true love—the "Artillerymar hut it in |i ie carnage your lover is slain They must bury us, Mary, side-by-side ; 0r . h foeman's hands should pollute your steel l'lide' Ami carry you oft'a trophy, love. ,lrt ', I know tliat whether for woe or xveal Al.v heart would still in your fate lie xvox T e. Gregory Mine, Jefferson county, M. T. her she may act • t 1 1 xvill soon two No. the in «mallest, 9(i0 centimeters this belonging to came Skull Measurements. Professor Flower, the well-known Eng l,s * 1 anatomist, has published some further faults ot his researches with reference to the human skull. Hi* states that the largest n °mial skull he has c\*er measured was as much as 2,07*7 cubic centimeters : the average capacity of any human head /I e j as measured is that of a race of long a. .leaded people on the xvest coast of nca. The Laplanders and Esquimaux, ..°V*?li a very small people, have very large cd so you man hole Ihc litter S OlSffitah SS^tSelow- . U» ''Pidcs, Shows 1, 642; the Japanese, 1,486 twice m0( lcrn Italian. 1,475. the I hr Folly of Mourning. [From the Spectator.] Natures, of course, differ widely, and tiiere au- some who (probably in consequence of having been consequence accustomed from their earliest years to regard black as the emblem of deatli and comfort in wearing mourning .* llituu dies, and feel a satisfaction in marking the especial event with especial garments. But all are not of this way of thinking, and there are many whose inclinations are just the re -1 verse. The sort of self-consciousness and sadness) find some amount of relief and Tort in wearing mourning when i friend i « ■ ei 4 V/UIA strangeness of feeling which usually accom pany brand new clothes arc distasteful to , can real grief he represented fittingly by 1 crape and hat-hands ? And if no real grief 1 exists, then the whole affair is nothing but a miserable exhibition of humbug and hypoc risy,—an appeal to the world for sympathy and conimisseration upon ialsc pretences. : What sort of sorrow is felt by relatives who say, "Oh ! we must put the children into mourning for Uncle So-and-so,—lie's left us something in his will"; or else, "I shan't trouble aliout black for Cousin Such-an-onc, —lie's left me nothing," as the case may he ? Tt would he surely more honest for such pre tend«! mourners as these to assume signs of j [TmT ?\ "' oe ' ac< '° , ' <lm K as they do or do : 51?"' ^* e ü wl; l ,r< " m ■* — ?» ;',r re ?. h ! i riches. Even xvlien sorrow is really felt, its intensity and duration will not he alike in till eases where the relationship is the same, because no two husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, or oilier relations, will love one another iu exactly the same degree ; and on this account, there must necessarily he some thing foolish and unreal in a practice which assumes that the depth and extent of regret may he reckoned on according to nearness of kin. More or less of shoppiness and hollow ness is almost inseparable from the wearing of mourning, according in the present cus tom ; yet there is that aboi t death which is apt to put human nature essentially out of tune for all that is artificial and sham. Again, how can any one who believes in the resurrection reconcile it with his con science to make everything connected with death dark, gloomy and melancholy? If lie has that sure confidence w hich he professes to lia\ e as to the departed being safe from all future dangers, and having passed to a state of bliss far beyond what is attainable upon earth, why does lie not rejoice in their hap piness? Does he think them out of reach of sympathy, because out of sight? Or is lie too selfish to let the thought of their gain out weigh that of his own loss? In 1870 a Mourning Reform Association was started hv three ladies, and has certainly commended itself to the public mind to some extent, seeing that it now numbers *150 mem bers. It discourages the use of mourning stationery, wearing of crape, and putting of children and servants into black ; recom mends that mourning should be shown by a black hand round the arm, or by a black j scarf; and aims generally at minimizing mourning. 'b- -<r How to Trent a Wile. First, get a wife; secondly, he patient. You may have great trials and perplexities ; in your business with the world, hut do not, j therefore, carry to your home a cloudy or j contracted brow. Your wife may have j many trials, which, though o.' less magnitude, may he hard for her to hear. A i _ kind, conciliatory word, a tender look, x\ ill j do wonders in chasing from her brow all ! clouds of gloom. You encounter your difti-' eulties in open air, fanned by heaven's cool 1 V i ___ î fl. U 1 fnmtt breezes, hut y our xv ife is often shut in from these reviving influences, and her health— her spirits, lose their elasticity. But, O ! hear ; with her. She has trials and sorrows to i which you are a stranger, but xvliieli your tenderness can deprive of all their anguish. ; L as the same time being comfort. Do not receive all her good offices I as a matter of course, and pass them by, at the same time being very sure to observe [ any omissions of xvhat you may cousider a IX..___ i ^ 4 *» • 4 1 • î A* .» »• ence heart, , . to the last day of your existence throb with I constant and sincere affection for you. Some- ; times yield your wishes to hers. Her prefer- ; cnees may he as strong as yours. Regard it as an indulgancc to yonrself to yield some- ! times. Think you it is not as difficult for j her to give up always ? Is there no danger she will deem you selfish? With such an opinion she cannot lox'c as she might. Again : Show yourself a manly man, that your wife may look up to you. aud feel that you will act nobly, and can confide in your judgment. A Woman's Ingenuity. A Dublin chambermaid is said to have got twelve commercial travelers into eleven bed rooms, and yet to have given each a separate bedroom. Here xve have eleven separate bedrooms— 1 I 2 j 3J 4 j 5 I <> I ~ 1 8 j 9 I 10 I 11 "Noxv," says she, "if txvo of you gentlemen xvill go into No. 1 bedroom and wait a fexv minutes, I'll find a spare room for you as soon as I haxe shown the others to their rooms." Well, now, having thus bestowed two gentlemen in No. 1, she put the third in No. 2, the fourth in No. 3, tlie fifth in No. 4, the sixth in No. 5, the seventh in No. 6 , the eighth in No. 7, the ninth in No. 8 , the tenth in No. 9, the eleventh in No. 10. She then came hack to No. 1 , where you will remem \ i ' cd all the rest and have still a room to spare, so if one of you will please step into No. 11 you will find it empty." Thus the twelfth man got his bedroom. Of course there is a hole in the saucepan somewhere, but wo ">« reader to determine exactly «here U» lallaey fc, «ith jn« a warning to flunk twice before declanng witoif any o the travelers was the odd man out, as be of MILK AS A FOOD. [Popular Science Monthly,] Again, milk is a food that should not be Il Should Not be Taken in Copious Draughts, hut Slowly at Intervals. , W , e c .°" 81< ? er siological _ j .*, , , .. -1 C n ?* ur£d f°° d provided for it. : takcn in co P ious draughts, like beer, or other i fluids ' which differ from it chemically. If ti* A riAitriLI/.M 11. .. — ~ _ IS *11 * • . 1» j l fey Each small and slowly I mouthful is secured by effort and slowly i ; P resent . cd , to 1 . the gastric mucous surface for j îjîL ,? 0 ™* 1 dlgC 1 Sti y, c stagcs ' , Jt . is thu ® rcg : I sure to burden discomfort and for the ob instifiicient diges tive agency to dispose of it. And the better the quality of the milk the more severe the , discomfort will he under these conditions. Milk is insufficiently used in making sim ple puddings of such farinaceous food as rice, tapioca and sago. Distaste for these is engendered very often, I believe, because the milk is stinted in making them, or poor, skimmed milk is used. Abundance of new j Tlle (ll . y commonly served as mliky j : dd j in Fj ,gland arc exactly fitted to ; ! create disgust for what should he a most ex- ! cellent and delicious part of a wholesome dinner for both children and adults. — „ ------------ i Ï» Scottish households this matter is well j understood, and a distinct pudding plate, like small soup plate, is used for this course, milk should be employed, and more milk or cream should he added when they are taken. ; The dry messes commonly served as milky j "ADVANCING A Southern BACKWARDS." Militär* Darkey's Idea Tactics. [Harper's Magazine.] Early in the late civil war, John Dennis, a full negro, believing himself fired with pa -1 triotic zeal and able to serve his country, he- ; sought his master, a Georgian, and obtained permission to accompany a regiment from ; that State, which was soon placed under the command of General Floyd. The history of j that campaign is well known. On the re treat John became homesick and was allowed j to depart. lie had become well known to General Floyd anti all his command. On his departure lie went to take leave of the General, when the following dialogue was had : General Floyd—Well, John, you are going to leave us, eh ? John—Yes Mars Floyd ; it 'pears like 1 could do more good at home now dan bein' here ; so I thought I'd go home and 'courage up our people to hold on. General F.—That's right, John. But are you going to tell 'em that you left us when running from the Yankees? John—No, sir; no, Mars Floyd, dat 1 ain't. You may 'pend upon my not tellin' nothin' to 'moralize dem people. General F.—But how will you get around telling them, John ? John—Easy enough, Mars Floyd. It won't do to 'moralize dem people. I'm goin' to tell 'em dis —dat when I left de army it was in first-rate sperrits, and dat owin' to de situa- : tion of de country and de way de land lay, we was a-advancin' back'ards. and de Yan- ; kees was a-retreatin' on to us ! ----------which German Method of Teaching. Tlic German correspondent of the Boston Journal says : "To-day," said the teacher, : "I shall tell you something v-c-r-y wonder fui. I shall tell you how, so long, long ago, there sailed away from Greece a hand of men | in quest of a golden fleece." And she pro ceeded to tell them of Argos, of Jason and | Ids followers, and the remarkable journey : V i 1. . _ .1 _____X.___ — A T_ . —— A t .,•[ i 1, « n 4 L I and the adventures they met xvith in their j wandering after xvealth. She did not relate j it in broken parts. First she told the tale j simply, on through it all to the end. The attention was ex'en painful. The enraptured ; little maidens hardly dared to xvink for fear I the losing something; aud there, in spite of j ; picture they made, they sat xvith red lips ' not merely parted, hut stretched xvidc open j in a perfect dream of surprise. And then j she returned to the beginning and repeated ; 4.1. — 4- 4 * » »■% 4 V» /V 4-nl/X tr*Vx 1 /.Vi 4 Vi A ! fourth. Finally, xvhen tlie story was eom pleted, she said : "Now, xvill Mädchen Rosalie rise and tell us all she knows about it?" and Rosalie stood and told it fairly from end to end. "Will Mädchen Bertha begin it?" Mädchen Bertha complied and finished the ; first sentence. "What are the faults ?" asked the teacher ; I and twanty hands went up like lightning. "She mispronounced Argos." "She left out a word." "She began wrong." "And she forgot to say 'so long, long ago.' " Thus corrected Bertha rose again and rc peated it without a fault. Others then fol lowed Bertha;, tailing, catching up the correc tions, repeating again and again under a shower of criticisms and lightings until the whole story xvas learned and the school at last recited it in concert. And yet it was not a parrot concert, for when I asked a little girl to tell me the story all alone she re hearsed it in her own childish language, but in a manner so pretty and simple that I knew it was her own and that the story had? lodged very firmly in her mind. [ j f er, A Care for Diphtheria. j Dr. Gauthier of St Paul Minn., tells in the j Chicago Medical RecUw of his success in an ; epidemic of diphtheria, by the use of iodine, i He has treated 200 cases with but two j deaths, while before adopting this method | lie lost one-third of all his cases. The treat-1 It ment is as folloxvs : The patient is ordered ! tincture of iodine in ten to txvelve drop doses j every hour, well dilute with water, so long 1 as the feyer lasts, subsequently reducing to j ten drops every two hours, and finally every three hours. Local applications are made use of at the same time. These latter should be made by the physician at least twice a day. For internal use, the. decolorized tincture is used. Bread and starchy articles of diet are used in abundance. PRECIOUS METALS IX A SEWER. Raking up the Fragments of a Nineteen Years Coinage. [Philadelphia Record.] On the Juniper street side of the Mint is a «»all three-feet sewer which carries off the drainage from the roof and boilers of the UAin.IVlillrirw* net olilioVin-» mif nrt/1 ah a lorms a trap at the entrance, the trap being i , ... ' & intended to prevent thieves from making ^Nvay through the Market street sewer. j iîlî® precious metals were ex tract cd by a process which consisted in dry The result showed that the lind footed . out ounces and thirty-four onc-hnndredtlis of | «tMMhinl g* 1 rn"t.[ 1 [ T y • 8 ° mcthlng nf ïaI - : ue might be found. Accordingly, a force ol men were detailed ! for this job.' At the Juniper street opening 1 X down buT^few m^eSraTa"me When the heat had abated men were sent down* a 11 he Ju n i Der and Market, 0 street S en ; a fnneef LÄÄ smalfw wh el ! were drawn un a« fast as filled with dirt Tua) dav^'and'iTnieht^ereoccuDied hi his task Then the precious metals were ex- , 0 ' ,._ A/ , , ,, ... .... . pressure ol 2,700 tons, then putting it through "ashing machines, and finally securing the precious metals by means of mercury. _ j in S tho dirt > and thoroughly pulverizing it b y placing it under a pair of chases with a _._ A ! silver waste. It is now proposed to catch the deposits by sinking four wells, one at each corner of the building, and to run a pipe from tlie roof half way into the wells, and gat eh the overflow. Advice to the Cirl*. [Xt*w York Post.) When a man chooses the profession of law he does not expect to be a musician and a journalist also ; he knows that if he would succeed lie devote himself to the one chosen calling. When a woman marries she realizes that in order to reach lofty bights in wife and motherhood she must sacrifice lesser aims. She must he willing to lay asid tlie delightful occupations which have made lier pleasant ; she must know that from the hour in when her baby is laid in the cradle, dressed with loving forethought, to that darker hour when the mature man lies down in his last sleep, that she will give full meaning to the words, "Constant care." That her miml once unfettered will be at liberty no more, hut is hound by ties stronger than life or death to those who have come to her from out of the gnat unknown. Wait a while, girls; lliink it all over before you promise to become wives—to take these duties and burdens up on you. Sweet and satisfying as are the obligations of wife and mother, they are not to he taken lightly. A husband must not he looked upon as a sort of perpetual beau, and children are extremely uncertain and im probable adjuncts. Unless, like William Meister, your apprenticeship ended, you reach out of yourself and ask for larger duties, lor a wider field of labor, you had better stay at home with father and mother, tilling tlie old-fashioned home with a mild radiance would seem hut a dim light in a new one. to to Arsenic in Mall Paper. Formerly, suspicion fell on green xvall paper only, hut there was a certain reason for this, because there is really not the slightest excuse for using arsenic in even the brilliant colors of any other shade than gj-een. Paper stainers, however, have fourni,, that is such an unusually profitable practice, " 1.1 i i 1 , , 1 , * ÏVV to that now they arc not contented to nse arse uû* in green xvall puper only, hut are intro Juckig it into even the palest white drawing room papers, and especially into those that have an enameled ground. Some recent an alyses have resulted in the startling dis- : closures that many of the pale colored xvall papers contain from fifteen to twenty-fixe j grains of arsenic per square foot, or a quan- : to tity in excess of that which is contained in most of the brilliant green papers. By at- are i. _____4. - _ 4. — ». - 1_ — 4.1- _ — _ 1__- C il. __4.4____ lilt such a loose and powdery form that the | mere friction of a coat or dress against the 1 paper is sufficient to bring otf quantities of arsenic which can he detected by a chemical I character, Plain Talk to a Girl. Your every day toilet is a part of your \ girl that looks like a "fury" in the morning is not to be trusted, however fine she may look in the evening. No mat ter how humble your room may be, there are eight things it must contain, viz : a mirror, washstaud, soap, towel, comb, hair, nail and tooth brushes. These are just as essential as your breakfast, before which yon should make good and free use of them. Parents who fail to provide their children with such appliances not only make a mistake, but commit a sin of omission. Look tidy in the morning, and after the dinner work is over improve your toilet. Make it a rule of your daily life to "dress up" in the afternoon. mg was you it see and the Your dress may be or may not be anything his better than calico, but with a ribbon or flow or some bit of ornament, you can have an air of self-respect and satisfaction that in variably comes of being well dressed. — 7 out" Pollok's Family. j Most people were familiar txveuty years ago with Pollok's "Course of Time," which, died. though not a poem of the first magnitude, says possessed great popularity for a long period, seems that the unfortunate family of the poet haxe suffered under the agricultural de pression like other people in Scotland, only they suffered a great deal more than their each neighbors. Bat not even any tenderness for the merits of the man prevailed to keep out tain the bailiffs, who so effectively did their work that the very name of Pollok is said to be by erased out of the locality in which they ; ing lived for more than two hundred years, and j Moorhouse Farm has been unceremoniously xvall, handed over to strangers.. : or FIGHT OK DIE. Desperate Encounter Bear. with a (•ri/./lv [Wood River Xcws, July 10th. A prospector by the name of H. A. Johnson came down from the mountains on yesterday morning's stage. From the crown of his of his feet he was the worst bent" prospector we have i n ... „ , r , • e hut the wreck of his tonner j £££'£> îeft BeUevuc he hadTisited"ft'p«at : deal of the country north, and was prospect looked upon for many a day—in fact, he was , A J V*rs reporter interviewed him and learned that : tanee off. Barber recommended that Johu take a shot with his Remington rifle. ! Jollllson jumpcd fn)m WthmK . > ^ with a rest over his knee, turned loose. The grizzly caught it and started for the party, when 1 The ^rilzly | ir¥ ht " a " d ^ for, the parÄ/n ¥, r ¥ r stradd,ed -1011118011 s horse as quick as : ; a flaäh aud dartcd awa >** Johnson shouted ! h "P rotest >¥ had 110 tim ? t0 and ke P* U P° U bw knee, pumping shots into the advancing grizzl >* at a l^tuing-striking , rat0; m tact, the gnzzly got five shots into Ins carcass—one between the eyes and one j through his heart—and still he kept coming, j When the hear was about twenty-five feet : off Johnson gave up experimenting aud dashed for a tree. He sprang high, hut the 1jear caught him } )V the left hip, tearing ! ;uvay dothing and fiesli, and bringing John son down to the grass. As lie fell the bear j hung there for a moment, hut he was getting weak and soon lost his hold. By this time the bear's eyes were getting glassy, hut when Jolinson attempted to move from him he was aroused to three severe attacks, once catching Johnson in the left shoulder, next in tlie left fore arm, breaking both l»oncs, and again above the elbow of the left arm, caus ing a serious flesh wound. That was the last nip of Mr. Grizzly, and lie rolled over dead upon Johnson's gun. Now, was the pluck of the hunter tried ? His left arm and leg were lacerated and bleeding; his shoulder was hare and torn-'Tifföi ; his left arm and leg was broken in two places and seriously rip ped open in another; his right hand was split by a tooth of the savage bcast T fttid his scalp was hanging down on his slrAlders, and he xvas alone. He had about t\x* miles to walk to his camp, and then to find his partner away, in all probability. He was getting dizzy, hut roused and went to camp splintered his arm, put snow alfrat it and started for Bellevue, accompanied by his partner. Johnson is now under tl* cave of Dr. Thiele, and owing to his rcnuvrÇublc care for himself in all the days of trav ^between here and Middle Fork, the doctor y .edict-< a speedy recovery. From the scene of the fight to Bellevue it cannot he less than 170 miles, and this had to he traveled over by the wounded man on horseback. Middle Fork affords not at all a healthy climate for Mr. Barber, and tit the rate he xvas traveling xvhen last seen no hear will ever catch him. The hear would weigh about 900 pounds, hut Johnson carries the lieast's scalp in his pocket to-dav. , —-— - -------- ----- " bile seeking to go to that town, it is x ery ÏVV •»-» / .L i 4 It t . n<t ttt ,, t,t mt a« ,xm 4 la n 4 41 » r\ «-at 4 tt /t tt The .Main Road. It - a man be traveling across the country to a large toivn, he xx ill find the guideboards pointing that way, and giving him directions xvh ich way to turn, so long as he keeps on the main road, hut if he gets oft'the main road and into by xvays, lie may find no guide hoards at all xvitli the name ofthat toxvn on them, and may get little help from any of them, for the reason it is not supposed I I i i , ; : people w ill not be fourni in these byways j much in the same manner that the most per plexing practical questions of a moral sense often arise by reason of of previous errors that have been committed. The difficulties presented arc such as xvould never have been met xvith, if. the line of duty had always been kept before. This may he poor , comfort for one xx ho lias actually fallen in- ' to such entanglements ; hut it may be a profitable reflection for other persons xvho are looking on ' "* lilt A 1 IxiJ 11 L'Û O' or for him, as to his getting Tlie xvay marks are plainest on way out of a great that does not lead into them at all to Avith. — Looking Down the Chimney. begin . j ly m s*id that a man who looked down his j neighhor's chimney to see what he xvas cook -1 mg for supper, not only did not lind out but | was nearly blinded by the smoke. M lien i you hear men say, "I've watched those who : profess so much religion, and don't see that I they arc any better than those xvho do not \ make such a high profession," depend upon i it they have got smoke in their eyes, and j those whose eyes are full of smoke cannot j t see very clearly. Denominational smoke is about the most blinding smoke we know ot, ; a and prevents the gospel from taking hold of! the masses more than any other agency. ; Were wc to sit down by our neighbor's fire occasionally, instead of looking down the j chimney, we would see many good points in his character that smoke xvill surely obscure, i ----------—------ A Useful Remedy. ---- , The white saline su lis tance that "comes j out" upon brick xvalls, and which has been a ' source of ann >yance to a great many, may, j according to the American Architect, be reme- ; or died. In reply to a query on the subject, it it says : The "satpetering" of brick work can generally he prevented by adding oil to the ! by mortar, at the rate of a gallon to the cask of lime. If cement is used in the mortar, an additional gollon of oil must be ailoxx ed for each cask of cement. Linseed oil is generally j be employed, hut any kind_which does not con -1 tain salt will answer. The incrustation, once formed, can be removed with hot water, or ! of by the muriatic acid generally used for clean ing down brickwork, but it will reappear again by exudation from the interior of the i xvall, and usually leaves a permanent black ! is brown stain. AN INTRICATE PROPOSITION. With Which Major Max Grunt!} l*u/./.lod His Wife. [San Francisco Chronicle, j "Did it ever occur to you, my dear, that a person going overland would have to mail two letters a day from the train in order to have one letter a day return to San Krancis e veiling : his wife was P° lirin K iu his » la * s two-thirds benedictine and one third curacoa, which tlie co ?" asked Major Max the other after the cloth was removed from the table and pci-son mailed a letter each day by a westward lwund train, a letter would arrive here each | ''mL Max answered cantiouslv, for while she knew that the Major pretemled to do : plore the fact that «he was illogical, he really derived much comfort from his superior com fe^hension, and was somewhat addicted to studying out intricate propositions with which to puzzle the lady, 'A on think so, do you ?" queried the Major, j as though about to be convinced by her, j while in truth he only wanted Iter to commit : herself more decidedly that his victory would he the more signal. "Why, yes," Mrs. Max continued, some what assured, "if you mailed a letter on the first day out it would get here the next day ; if you mailed one the day following it would reived.'' up Uns seqin nine logic with a triumphant accent, and felt sure she had posed the Major, for he did not reply until after lighting a cigar Then he said slowly : "You post a letter the first day out ?" "Yes." "That letter armes here the day after you leave ?" "Certainly. One day gone, one letter re "Exactly. Well, the next day- a little curacoa straight, please— the next day you post another letter from the train, and—'' "And that arrives here tlie day after the first, of course, making two days out and two letters received, and so on to New York. Eh, Major?" If Mrs. Max had not been examining a new pattern of lace she had iu her sleeves, she might have noticed the satisfied smile the Major had as he leaned hack in his chair and said : "The second day out you won hi h* at Ogden?" "I suppose so." "Then the second letter would jtrrixc here two days after you krMeerW Mrs. Max looked up and said, hesitatingly : "Well, I don't see lioxv you make that out." "1 did not make it out. Mrs. Max. I only asked if it was right." "No, you are not; if you post a letter on a returning train each day, and I don't care." "Mrs. Max. lioxv long docs it take to go to Nexv York?" "Seven days, I suppose." "Then a letter a day would be seven let ters. Yon xvould post your sixth letter on your sixth day out, and it xxould take six days more to return, being twelve days after you left here. Noxv, as you had only mailed live letters before the one xvliieli arrived on tlie twelfth day. lioxv could a letter a day hax e arrived ?" Mrs. Max thought a moment, and then asked xvitli considerable warmth : "Do you mean to say, Major Max, that if a person going to Nexv York posts a letter on a San Francisco hotuid train each day that it ^ kcg wwk , for letter» to at rix e here ?" "It certainly would," replied the Major, glowing comfortably behind his cigar. He knew Mrs. Max acknoxvled her defeat by the way she rang for the tea, hut she xvould not ask for further explanation, so tlie reader must figure out the proposition without , th „ n , h P \faiors hint ' ^ ^ Uaiulor. There is nothing that sheds so line a light upon the human mind as candor. It xvas called "xvhiteness" by the ancients, for its purity, and it has alxvays won the esteem due to the most admirable of the. virtues. However little sought for or practiced, all do it the homage of their praise, and all feel the power and charm of its influence. The man xvh ose opinion makes the deepest mark upon his fellow men, xvhose influence is the most last j n g and efficient, whose friendship is instinc tively sought where all others have proved faithless, is not the man of brilliant parts, or flattering tongue, or splendid genius, or com manding power, but he whose lucid candor am | ingenous truth transmit the heart's real feeliugs pure and xvithout refraction. There are other qualities which are more slioxvy, aru i other traits that have a higher place in h e world's code of honor; but none wear better, or gather less tarnish by use, or claim a deeper homage in that silent reverence which the mind must pay to xirtue. _______ « _______________ "Arguzoid" is the name of a new composite Arguzoid. metal which has recently made its appear anC c in Glasgow. It resembles silver, and is xvhiter than nickel ; in fact, differs the slight est shade from silver in appearance. It is cast into any shape desired, and hammers xvell; is about half again as much in price as bra'« ; is much cheaper than nickel plating or electro-plating on brass and copper, whilo has the advantage of being solid through out' Its cohesix e strength is only surpassed by that of silver. Brass breaks at ten tons, phosphor-bronze at fourteen, xvhile "argu zoid" requires nearly sixteen tons pressure before it succumbs. Its capabilities are to be very thoroughly tested, and if it passes through the trials satisfactorily, an immense field xvill at once be open to it, not the least of which will be "arguzoid" fittings for ocean steamers. Nickel-plating tarnishes quickly at sea ; brass is not good enough for high-class vessels, and is hard to clean. It expected that "agnzoid" will keep its color, besides being so much cheaper.