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m n G 4l X i* «Ci Volume xvii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, March i, 1883. No. l 5 Münm i?^Mg WrntUL PI BMSHKD EVKRY THURSDAY MORNING. Terms of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: One Year...........................................................84 00 Six Months.............. 2 00 Postage, in all cases Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: ( 'it y Subscribers, delivered by carrier, 81 50a month Year, by mail................. 812 00 One Six Month 0 00 Change* of address udll be made promptly and cheerfully, but requests MUST give the post office FROM as well as the one TO which such change is de sired , in order to receive attention. communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. THE BURIAL OP -HOSES. "And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth poor, but no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.]'— Deut, xxxiv. 6.J By Xebo'.s lonely mountain, On this side Jordan's wave, In a vale in the land of Moab, There lies a lonely grave ; And no man du* that sepulcher. And no man saw it e'er. For the angels of God upturned the sod And laid the dead man there. That was the grandest funeral That ever passed on earth. But no man heard the trampling Or saw the train go forth. Noiselessly as the daylight Comes when the night is done. And the crimson streak on ocean's cheek Grows into the great sun— Noiselessly as the spring-time Her crown of verdure weaves. And all the trees on all the hills Open their thousand leaves,— So, without sound of music Or voice of them that wept, Silently down from the mountain crown The great procession sweet. Perchance the bald old eagle On great Bethpeor's hight, Out of his rocky evry Looked on the wondrous sight. Perchance the lion stalking Still shuns that hallowed spot, For beast and bird have seen and heard That which man knoweth not. But when the warrior dietli, His comrades in the war With arms reversed and muffled drum Follow the funeral ear. They show the banners taken, They tell his battles won, And after him lead his masterless steed While peals the minute gun. Amid the noblest of the land Men lay the Sage to rest. And give the Bard an honored place With costly marble dressed, in the great minster transept, Where light like glories fall, And the choir sings and the organ rings, Along tlie emblazoned wall. This was the bravest warrior That ever buck led sword ; This the most gifted poet That ever breathed a word ; And never earth's philosopher Traced with his golden pen. On the deathless page, truths half so sage As he wrote down for men. And had he not high honor? The hillside for his pall; To lie in state while angels wait With stars for tapers tall ; And the dark rock pines, like tossing plumes, Over his bier to wave; And God's own hand, in that lonely land, To lay him in the grave. I n that deep grave without a name ; Whence his uncofflned clay Shall break again—most wondrous thought, Before the judgment day, And stand with glory wrapped around, On the hills he never trod, And speak of the strife that won our life. With the incarnate Son of God. O lonely tomb in Moab's land, O dark Bethpeor's hill, Speak to these curious hearts of ours, And teach them to be still. ( iod hath his mysteries of grace— Ways that we cannot tell, He hides them deep, like the secret sleep Of him he loved so well. THE TIRED MOTHER. A little elbow leans upon your knee; Your tired knee that has so much to bear, A child's dear eyes are looking lovingly From underneath a thatch of golden hair ; Perhaps you do not heed the velvet touch Of warm, moist fingers holding yours so tight, You do not prize this blessing overmuch, You almost are too tired to pray to-night. But it is blessedness' A year ago ! did not see it as I do to-day. We are so aull and thankless, and too slow To catch the sunshine till it slips away, And now it seems surprising strange to me That while I wore the badge of raotherhoed I did not kiss more oft and tenderly The little child that brought me only good. And if some night, when you sit down to rest, You miss the elbow from your tired knee. The restless, curly head from off your breast, The lisping tongue that chattered constantly ; If from your own the dimpled hands had slipped And ne'er would nestle in your palm again, If the white feet into the grave had tripped, I could not blame you for your heartache then. 1 wonder so that mothers ever fret At little children clinging to their gown ; Or that the foot-prints when the days are wet. Are ever black enough to make them frown. If I could find a little muddy boot, Or cap, or jacket, on my chamber floor ; If I could kiss a rosy, restless foot, And hear it patter in my house once more ; If I could mend a broken cart to-day, To-morrow make a kite to reach the sky, There is no woman in God's world could say She was more blissfully content than I. But, oh ! the dainty pillow next my own anty j, is never rumpled by a shining head ; Iy singing birdling from his nest is fio My little boy I used to kiss is dead ! ! ; j : I i i ; ; ; i ! j i ; j I : ; i ! | ! I ; i j ; j j 1 ! ; I i I ! trotting horses at the stock farm of K. G. Stoner took place yesterday. The sales ag- j Ktegated $20,400, averaging $355. I TI1E SLEEPING CHILD. My baby slept—how calm bis rest. As o'er his handsome face a smile Like those of angels flitted while He lay so still upon my breast. My baby slept—his golden head Lay all unkissed 'neath pall and shroud I did not weep, nor cry aloud— I only wished I, too, were dead ! My baby sleeps—a tiny mound All covered by tlie little flowers— And there 1 pass *ny waking hours. Within the quiet burying giounds. And when I sleep I seem to be With bnby in another land— 1 take his little baby hand— He smiles and sings sweet songs to me. Sleep on. O buliy, while I keep My vigils till tlie day is past ; Then shall 1, too, lie down at last, And with my baby darling sleep. Sale of Trotting Horses New York, February 21—A special from 'aria, Kv., says : The first annual sale of j lotting * horses at the stock farm of K. G. HERBERT SPENCER PROTEST, j Against the High Pressure Under j Which Americans Live and Work. The English philosopher and thinker, Herbert »Spencer, was tendered a compli mentary dinner by over 200 gentlemen at Delmonico's. \Vm. M. Evarts presided, and among the guests were Wm. H. Hulbert, Chas. A. Dana and Henry Ward Beecher. After giving thanks for the cordial reception given him, Mr. Spencer said : "It seems to me that in one respect Americans have di verged too widely from the savages. I do not mean to say that they are in general un duly civilized. Throughout large parts of the population, even in long settled regions, there is no excess of those virtues needed for the maintenance of s cial harmony, especial ly out in the West. Men's dealings do not yet embrace too much of the "Sweetness and Light'' which we are told distinguishes the cultured man from the barbarian. Never theless, there is a sense in which my asser tion is true. You know that primitive man lacks the power of application. Spurred by hunger, by danger, by revenge, he can ! exert himself energetically for a time, but his energy is spasmodic. Monotonous daily ; toil is impossible to him. It is otherwise with more developed man. The stern dis j cipliue of social life has gradually iucreased : his aptitude for persistent industry, until among us and still more among you, w r ork has become with many a passion. This con I trast of nature has another aspect. The i savage thinks only of the present satisfac tions and leaves future satisfactions uncared for. On the contrary, the Americans pur i suing future good, almost ignores what good ; the passing day offers him and, when the future good is gained he neglects that while ; striving for some still more remote good. What I have seen and heard during my stay among you has forced on me the belief that this slow change from habitual inertness to j persistent activity has reached an extreme from which there must begin a counter j change, a reaction. Everywhere I have been struck with the number of faces which told in strong lines of the burdens that had to be borne. I have been struck too with the large proportion of gray haired men, and in ; quiries have brought out the fact that with i you the hair commonly begins to turn some ! ten years earlier than with us. Moreover in every circle, I have met men who had j themselves suffered from nervous collapses due to stress of business or named friends who had either killed themselves by over work, or had been permanently incapaci tated, or had wasted long periods in endeav i ors to recover health. I do but echo the opinion of all observing persons I haye spoken to that immense injury is being done by this high presure life. The physique is ; being undermined. Belford's Speech on the Naval Bill. When the Naval Bill was recently under discussion in the House, Belford applied to j Chairman l'age to be enteied for a speech under the five minute rule. Wheu his time I came the Chairman called for Belford, but he was just then out in the corridors, telling a company of appreciative friends the latest : story from Colorado. However, by the time a second call was made for Belford, "the red headed rooster from the Rockies" was on the tloor, and this is his speech in full : "I desire to make the clear and unequiv ocal statement that I know nothing whatever about this bill. I never saw' the ocean until last summer. I represent a State where we pay forty cents a barrel for water. And yet I believe it to be my duty to discuss, as an enlightened statesman, this great question. I have been here for four days waiting the passage of this bill. I have been edified and electrified by the learned discourses of Rear ! Admiral Calkins from Indiana, and of Com modore Anderson from Kansas, the western part of whose State does not contain enough water to freshen a salt mackerel. Then I have lieen absolutely delighted by the learned dissertation by the gentleman from Georgia, whose vision evidently rests upon a sand hill where there is not water enough to mellow a sweet potato. This whole debate reminds me of a sermon I heard delivered once by a distinguished African preacher. Said he : "Brethren, we have assembled here on the sacred Sabbath day to discuss great and sacred questions. In the first place, I ; will proceed to discuss some matters about which I know a little and yon know noth i ing. In the second place, I will proceed to ! discuss matters about which you know a lit tle and I know nothing. We will then con clude with elaborate dissertations on ques tions about which none of us know any | thing." And that has been the conduct and character of this discussion during these four days. But I rose for the purpose of calling ! the attention of the House to this one fact : I That the days of this session are shortening ; ; that there are great and important national i questions in which the people are deeply j and vitally interested, and to the considera ; tion of which we ought to give earnest atten tion. I refer especially to a consideration of j the tariff bill. In the name of God, let the statesmen from the prairie »States, that have no water and expect to get none, allow us to expedite the passage of this bill." A Turkish Legend. j [Jewish Messenger-] When Solomon was ruling on earth, the angel Gabriel was sent to him one day with j a goblet filled with the water of life and hearing from on high the message that, if he 1 chose, he might drink of the water and be come immortal. Calling together all his ! wisest councilors he asked their advice. They, with one consent, advised him to drink and live forever. Then he summoned the birds of the air and the beasts of the ; field and all of them gave the same advice, I w ith one solitary exception. This was the hedgehog. Approaching the throne and bending its brow to the ground, thus did it speak: "If this water may be shared by thee with thy kith and kin, then drink and i enjoy the bliss of living. But if it is in I tended for thee alone, then do not drink. For sad would it Ins for thee to live on but ! to see thy kinsmen and friends one after the other disappear." "True are thy words, "To me As thou hast counciied, so wm r ueouu. Thus spoke j »Solomon ; and the water o. life did he not I drink O hedgehog, replied the king. j alone has the water been sent» As counciied, so will 1 l ecide. 11 j j Senator A SHARP RETORT. Ingali-s Reply Patton. to Rev. Dr. j j ! j New York, February 16.—The New York Baptist Weekly printed an editorial last week, entitled, "Heathen Talk in Congress," and quoted a few sentences from the re marks make by Ingalls on the occasion of the Hill memorial services. The editor con cludes as follows : "Mr. Ingalls, we believe, is an infidel, and these gloomy, hopeless utterances fitly embody his sentiments in relation to future life. If he had chosen another occasion for their expression, we would not question his right to an nounce them ; hut to do so in connection with the solemn commemorative services of the Christian Church, was a piece of imper tinence. Mr. Ingall's views are simply heathenish. Instead of accepting the doc trine of a future life, as distinctly taught by Christ, he harbors the conflicting conjec tures of the old heathen philosophers whose minds alternated between hope and fear, and is content to imitate them in their lamentable doubts." replied : To which Ingalls ! United States Senate Chamber, i Washington, February 10, '83. j To A. S. Patton, D. D. New York City : Sir: I have received a marked, copy of the Baptist Weekly of February 8, which you were good enough to send me. In my brief tribute to the memory of Senator Hill, whom I honored as a man and loved as a friend, I presented those reflections which rise in all thoughtful minds when médita ting upon the impenetrable mystery which veils the future state of man from all ex- j cept the editor of the Baptist Weekly. I sug-1 gested the argument for immortality based j upon the imperfection and incompleteness of all earthly careers, even the longest and most fortunate, unless supplemented and rounded out hereafter, and affirmed that from this standpoint I knew of no one whose life was so rich in the prophecy of future existence as that of »Senator Hill. I said further that his sun went down about noon, amid the prophetic splendors of an eternal ; dawn. Upon this you published detached | paragraphed of my speech and tell your ! readers, if you have any, that I am a heath en and an infidel. If you are a Christian, 1 ; prefer to be a heathen. If your religion : prompts or permits yon without provocation to libel those with whose views upon the great problems of human destiny you do not agree, I prefer to be an infidel. But I am neither one nor the other. I have had some ! doubts hitherto whether eternal punishment was consistent with infinite love; but I am : quite sure if there is no hell for such bigoted | slanderes and malignant liars as you, there ought to be. j With great respect, your obedient servant, ; JOHN J. INGALLS. Senator Sawyer. »Senator »Sawyer, of Wisconsin, is one of the wealthiest of Senators. He is worth 3,000,000, perhaps more. It is not worth counting, at any rate, when you get above a milliou. He made his first money buying pine lands. He was a practical lumberman. He would go off prospecting, find out all the good sections, and then when there were public sales of lands he Avould know what to buy. So well was this understood that a sharp New York firm of land buyers con cluded to utilize Mr. Sawyer's private infor- : mation by bidding all his good land away ; from him. At the next sale at Oshkosh Mr. ■ »Sawyer found that whenever he started to bid on a lot it would he run right up on him. He stopped after one or two efforts and went out. He returned in a moment and resumed bidding. The New York men bid against him all day, beating him on every bid, cap turing thousands of acres. They did not go near their land for some years, until Osh kosh had grown to be quite a city, and Senator Sawyer to be a very rich man. They all came to Oshkosh then, and as they neared there they felt very happy over the way they outwitted Sawyer. He kindly in vited them all to his house, gave them a good dinner, and formally forgave them for getting the start of him. The next morning after their arrival Senator Sawyer invited them to come to his house after they had in spected their land. He wanted them to stay and make a real old-fashioned visit. But they never came. Senator Sawyer never saw them again. They discovered that Mr. »Saw yer had arranged with a friend, as soon as he discovered their game at the public sale, to bid upon the good lots, while he, Sawyer, put in bids on all the marsh and water he could find. Not a single foot of the pur chase made by the New York people was good for anything but a duck pasture. Use of Whalebone. a rr a t rp , . . 1 /° n °. n 1 " es - I he piincipal application ol whalebones : now is that in making whips and corsets. ! Steel has mostly displaced whalebone in urn- j brellas and parasols. Some years ago um- ^ , „ . . brella ribs were made in France of an excel lent imitation of whelebone (not distinguish- ! able, indeed, till fractured) ; but it is no j longer heard of. Genuine whalebone is ! often made white and used with garments ; of muslin and the like, not being seen in > those so easily as the dark sort. The newest application of whalebone is that to hats ; it is cut into fine strips and interlaced with straw. Such hats are very dear. Another novelty is "whalebone ribbon." For this white whalebone is generally used, and the shaving is so thin that ordinary print can be read through it. It is often coflfcired blue, red, or green, and used by saddlers in mak ing rosettes. Walking sticks of whalebone are also in good demand. The exceptionally _ _ thick strips cut for this purpose are rounded ! by being drawn through holes in a steel ! plate. Billiard pads of whalebone must be i very smooth and cut of a certain exact thickness. Fishing rods are made of two i iu carefully worked strips of whalebone with thick silk thread wound îound them. Pen- 1 holders and other small articles are made of, whalebone at the lathe. The hair cut off' the raw whalebone was formerly used for ; of brushes, but it is now mostly replaced by i other materials. It is largely crisped and to used as a filling for mattrasses. This list by ai no means exhausts the uses of whalebone, which is continually being applied in new ways. it > i IMPROVING THE MEMORY. A System Prepared for the Purpose. The "English System of Memory," says the Philadelphia Ledger , was explained last night by Professor MacIIarg to an audience in Association Hall. This system, as taught by the professor, discards memorizing by repetition. There is no rote learning about it, hut the memory is trained, lie said, through the judgment and the imagination, and thus the whole mind is improved. The results obtained by this system, he said, came from classification of ideas ; and the principal means used to secure such classi fication is by symbols. His son and daugh ter were present and illustrated the power of memory they possess. On a sheet of muslin were placed 100 events of the history of our Lord, arranged into 10 columns, with 10 events in each col umn, each event bearing its appropriate number. With their backs to the muslin the hoy and girl called off the events in a horizontal or vertical order, or diagonally, or beginning at the foot and running the ! verses up backwards. The columns of num bers similarly arranged were disposed of in the same satisfactory manner. The num hers each Containing three figures and were placed on the muslin without any regard to order, yet they were called off as were the verses of Scripture. A list ot chemical elements and equiva lents, which puzzles the college professors and students, was also called oil and picked up here and there by the professor's son and daughter. So also in the case of the bones iu the human body. At the instance of the j .audience,- 21 different things were written on a blackboard, such as,"two onions," "coal j scuttle," "Jumbo,' "quart of molasses,' and a number of difficult chemical names. Thus placed on the board the professor reads them off carefully to the boy and girl, whose hacks were turned. Asked to repeat the list they not only did so forwards hut back wards, and could select any article in the list if its appropriate number was men tioned. "The far-famed fairy tale of Feuel ; la," which contains about a hall a column ot | words beginning with "f," divided into ten ! paragraphs was recited, and the paragraphs repeated, if its numbers were given. The ; same «thing was done with Southey's poem, : "The Cataract of Lodore. All these, he said, could he learned in an hour or two, by Lis system. ^ ^ Georgia Railroading. _ [M. Quad.] I had often read ot the slow speed made by Southern railroad trains, but noticed | nothing unusual until reaching Macon. The trvuu pulled out at about fifteen miles an j hour, slowed down to twele, and the waits were long and tedious. Some ot the crowd didn't seem to care if we never got there, the drummer for a Philadelphia house, took on terribly. He was blasting away when the conductor came along and inquired what ailed him. "Why, I'll be left," hotly exclaimed the drummer. "Let me see? You go to Thomasville?" "Yes, sir." "You change cars at Smith ville ?" "I ought to, but the train will he gone." "Not a bit of it. That train is two hours behind time." "Well, I'd rather wait in Smithville." "You couldn't wait in that town two hours without being asked to drink some of the worst whisky ever made, and if yon refused you'ed have to fight." "I could go to the hotel." "Then you'd have to walk a mile in the id. No 'bus comes down till our train listles." "I might drum up a customer." "You couldn't drum nothing. The last Northern drummer in Smithville had to fly for his life." "Couldn't I stand on the platform ?" "What of it? The other train is still slower ; no dinner can be had until we get there; there is nothing to see; the depot won't be open ; you can't sell a paper of pins in the town ; you »can't go on to Thomas ville ; no one in town plays poker ; you can't get a decent cigar there, and from what I know of Smithville I can assure you that it has at least thirty citizens who would take a a pop at you on general principles within six minutes of your landing there." Soon after our speed was reduced to ten miles an hour, but the drmmer had nothing more to say. To Young Men. Young man, in the following paragraph you will find the entire law and the testi mony : Young man, save; pick up that pin; let that account be correct to the farthing ; find out what that bit of ribbon costs before you take it ; pay the half dime your friend handed you to make change with ; in a word ^ economical, be accurate and know what you are doing ; be honest and then be gen erous, for all you have or acquire thus be ^ on ^ s y* a b ^ evei T 5 u ^ e r ^ b *' and may pot it to any good use you please. It js ^parsimony to be economical. It is not email to know the price of the article you are about to purchase, or to remember a ^ 7°? ? w t' ** you do meet Pride bedecked out m a much better stat tban y° ars ' tbe P nce o ^ wblcb be , as I J ! I ' not yet learned from the tailor, who laughs at your faded dress, and old-fashioned no tions of honesty and right—your day will come. Franklin from a penny-saving boy, walking in the street with a loaf of bread under his arm, became the companion of kings. Explosive Mixtures. Explosive mixtures are often prescribed j by doctors not well informed in materia ; niedica. Chlorate of potash, peimanganate of J potash and glycerine is one of them. A pomade of chloride of lime, sulphur, and other substances will detonate when rubbed iu a mortar. Hypopbosphite ot lime or soda, when triturated alone sometimes ex plode. Pills of oxide of silver are apt to de compose with a tremendous explosion. Tine- j tares of iodine and ammonia for the iodide ; of nitrogen— » violently explosive substance Which, agitated with water, is nearly certain to detonate. Chlorate of potash and tannin : ai e likely to act'in the same way. A dentri- j friee containing chlorate of potash and cata chn has been known to explode in the Btouili. A TALE OF THE STREET. A Bootblack's Charity that Did Not Be« ciu at Home. [Detroit Free Press.] How the north wind whistled and stung the other day! It was the first signal of a long .dreary winter, and even men with over coats turned sharp corners to get out ol the i biting blast. Twi children ,a boy and a girl neither over nine yearn old, stood shivering ; . ^ .. 1 -if 1 m a doorway on Monroe avenue, wish-, ing to go to their lowly home, but dread ing the wind. They crept closer and closer together, and their chins quivered and their noses grew red as they grew colder. Hun dreds of men and women passed up and , down without care, hut by and by along passed up andi°\ 1 F ! came a whistling, uivial lad of tourteen, I , . ' J , . , ' who was swinging his bootblack s kit by a stran and nicking un the stens of some clou 1 \ ^ , r ^ .*? P, • . P.. + .. f I dance. He saw the shivering bits ot human- i ity where others were blind, and halting be- I a "cligjigger rigger' ot* his 1 dance. He saw the shivering bits of human ity where others were blind, and hal fore them with a "cligjigger rigger heels and a toss of his box, he called out: "Kin I borrow them 'ere chins o' yours about an hour ?" "Yes, ma'am," demurely replied the little girl. "I kin, eh ?—ho ! ho! That's a give away on me. Be you chickens cold ?" "Yes, ma'am," she answered again. "And that ere cub is your brother, I s'pose ? Well, when I'm cold I get warm. What do vou do—freeze -ïes, ma'am, if you ple.se," she replied. "If 1 please—ha! l>a !-'no her give away ! on me! Well, yon autumn leaves, come ■ ' J ' along with me. I hain't got no influence , with the weather hut I kinsmell a hot stove witntne weatner, out i Kinsmen a not stove as far off as the next sinner in this town. Come right over to this store." He led the way across the street and into an office where there was a fire. He had placed chairs for them, when a man came iu from a back room and said : "What do you children want here ?" "Want some of this waste hotness," blunt- , ly replied the shiner. "These 'ere cubs is nieh froze to death and I brought 'em here ! to thaw 'em out." ' ° | "Ami we won't even loot at you, nor : _ _____,, _ „„„„ „ „ -, , it..[A Qa 2Ä sn 'S e r±'" e Älr '' aS ! she saw a frown on the man's face. "That's richness ! there's innocence !" laughed the shiner, and the man's face cleared and he poked up the fire and said they could sit nearer. "»S'pose me 'n you chip in and buy 'em something to stay their stomachs ?" suggest ed the shiner, all of a sudden. "Tell you I what, some of the children in this town J don't have a square meal any more'n you ! 'n me wear diamonds. Little gal, are you I hungry ?" "Yes, ma'am, if you won't be mad at us," ' she replied. The mau stood irresolute, but the shiner went down in his pocket, rattled around, and said : "Here is ten cents tha': says they are hun gry." "Well, I'll give as much," replied the man. "You go and buy something, and they can sit here and eat it." .Shiner bought crackers and cheese, and the children ate until he felt obliged to say : "Now 4 you cubs, go a leetle bit slow and save the rest for supper. Kin ye find the way home alone ?" "Yes, ma'am." "And do you feel as warm as 'taterbugs rolled up in wool?" "Yes, ma'am." "All right then. "We'er dead to rights obliged to this man, and I'll black his boots besides. You'd better run along home now. What's ye going to tell y er mother ?" "I'll tell her we came awful near going to heaven, and my little brother he thanks you, too, and now we'll go, and—thank yon, ma'am, ever so many times, good-by !" The man looked after them through the window with softer lines in his face than had been there for months. The boy stood on the walk and watched them until they had turned a corner, and then exclaimed : "Whew ! but I most feel that I was en gaged to that gal !" The Dog Who Climbed u Ladder. j ; J [San Francisco Chronicle.] An unheard-of feat by a dog, which would seem incredible if not vouched for by several witnesses, occurred at 2520 Pacific street. Arthur W. Moore, the occupant of the prem ises, is having the house painted, and for the purpose of gaining access to the roof a ladder twenty-four feet in length was placed against the side of the dwelling. Mr. Moore is also the owner of a dog, of which he is now ex tremely proud. The painters had ascended the ladder yestesday, when the animal, who is of a sociable disposition, determined to seek their society. There was no way of carrying this project into execution except by taking to the ladder, which the dog at once pro ceeded to do. Those who witnessed the un - dertaking say that he dragged himself up the perilous passage by hanging on the rounds with the joints of his fore legs sup porting his weight with "his hind legs against the lower rungs. Once the roof attained, the animal made his way up the steep incline to the peak, where he made his presence known by licking an unconscious painter, who was so frightened that he nearly lost his balance, and was in imminent danger of falling to the ground beneath. When the painter gained his balance and equanimity of mind, he at once clutched the friendly brute and descended with him to the ground, where the ladder-climbing quadruped was received with spontaneous expressions of admiration. Cure For Drunkenness. Drunkenness is cured in Holland in the following manner : The patient is shut up in a room and debarred ail communication, except with his physician. As often as he wishes, spirits—brandy, whisky, gin, etc.— are given him, but mixed with two-thirds water ; aH other drinks, such as beer, wine, coffee, etc., are mixed with one-third brandy. The various viands, too, that are given him —bread, meats, etc.—are all prepared with brandy; consequently the patient is in a continual state of intoxication. This lasts about five days ; at the end of that time he asks with entreaty for some nourishment, without his request being complied with, and not until his organs absolutely abhor j alcohol. The cure is complete, and from . that day forth the very smell of spirits pro- ' duees the effect of an emetic. i RESOLUTE ROSS. The Man Who Stood off the C Robbe rs. P. Train [Salt Lake Tribune, j Yesterday Mr. Aaron Y. Ross, the brave defender ot the Central Pacific express car down from dker House. h attacked bv robbers came i n , , • ^ ... L , u . , ; ' . ' su u A , ul . ,1KIi 1 with a commanding presence which wins lor M . whei ±L. he „ oes He 1,f>7?f \ , ® g * • . ! t f y 8 i. . s a - l . hlx et ree , 10rn „„j ,____ . . tl — -------- since remained on the inches high, of pleasant address and a man of much intelligence. He was born in Maine, andi°\ A * arch 'f; 1835 ' He went t0 California ! in 1859 and has ever Coast. He engaged in mining in California, I . • ., , • , , , , . and since then has mined and prospected iu T , , ... . XT , F ; 4 ' 1 Idaho and Montana - Not succeeding in that I occupation, he went driving stage between i „ , F __ \ T . . . I . , ,1 , ,e ? , on '. roa " J a ( oan r N 1 1 °'® ste ? ^A.J'^bead Indian, but be always escaped raids by them, as his commanding appearance and reputation of bravery was enough to protect him at all times. His next occupation was as shotgun messen- ger on the stages between Corinne and Helena. After this, he was express messenger on the Eureka and Palisade road. He then went to the Bodie and Carson route, after which be- took a position on the Salt Lake and Pioche line. He then became messenger between Ogden and Reno, on the Central Pacific. He many intcreatia,; incidents ! I 1 ? hls , llfe m wh lc h have shown ■ coolness and clearheadedness in times ol trouble. His action at the attempted train , ., . , robbei T was a bne example ol his coolness !, «tu» rn hti>ni wp«» Cmipj nmi th. by which the robbers were foiled and the passengers escaped being robbed. He said to a Iribune reporter yesterday, in describing that event, that the first thing he did was to put the books and papers belonging to the Express in the safe and close it, after which he formed a barricade for his protection and , , whe nevef the robbers attemnted or he whenever tne robbers attempted, or he ! thou S ht the y attempted, to enter. He de | scribed his Te f* n0 Ejection : «"P' 1 " shielding him irom sight, as the walls were one-inch red wood boards, so that ! their bullet, would easily pa,, through awaited results, firing at the openings in the eft coach was $1,400 worth of hunters, Several years ago a large mining company iu Idaho was troubled about v\ater being turned from their ditch at a point up in the timber. Ross was asked what he would protect the ditch for, and he told them he would do it for $100 per day. This the company thought enormous, and they suggested that they could employ men at $10 per day. Ross told them if they wanted cheap men to employ them, but they finally concluded to send him. He went up to the place, took possession of the cabin, cooked his own meals, and kept a close watch on the ditch. The beligerent parties came around and were about to begin their woik of taking the water from the mining com pany, when Ross told them they had better desist if they did not want to go to the peni tentiary. His pleasant, but determined man ner, and the sight of his gun was enough for the protection of the ditch. He remained six days, when he was called in and payed off. Two cheap men were sent up to take his place. Ross told the company that these chaps would not hold the water long, and his prediction proved true. A few hours after ward, the men were driven off, and they rushed into town to ask protection. It was only last March that he captured Tremaine at Ogden, amid the promiscuous shooting going on at the time, and just after Tremaine had snapped a revolver at him, so closely that Ross would have been kill if tlie discharge had exploded, and yet Ross was the coolest person of all among the hundreds around the depot at the time. He still has his left hand tied up, but it is nearly well of the effects of the shot he re ceived at Montello. At that time his body was struck twice with balls, a pocket-book and some letters preventing his being hurt. Speaking of the robbers, he says he talked with them on their way to Elko, when he acted as one of the guards, and that they looked upon robbery as much of a business and as legitimate as any avocation of life. This he classed as making the men unworthy of living, and he said the sooner such men can be gotten rid of the better. With all his bravery, Mr. Ross is one of the most genial and kind-hearted gentlemen to be found anywhere. He went yesterday with Sheriff Turner to the Holy Cross Hos pital to see Nay, the wounded bandit. He met in this city many old acquaintances who were glad to do him honor, and was intro duced to many gentlemen who expressed gratification at being permitted to shake Irm by the hand and thank him for the good he has done this country by the manner he de feated the attempt to rob his car. Common Quotation Errors. [All the Year Round.J "God tempera the wind to the shorn lamb" was long attributed to the Psalms of David, until oft-repeated corrections have convinced people that the sentiment belongs to Maria in Lawrence Sterne's '»Sentimental Journey.' The epigram, "Spare the rod and spoil the child," is still often quoted as one of the Proverbs of Solomon, and is rarely attrib uted to its auther, Butler (see 'Hudibras,' Part II, canto 2, line 843.) The nearest ap proach to any such phrase to be found in the Bible is the text, "He who spareth the rod hateth his son" (Prov. xiii., Ü4.) The refer ence to "pouring oil upon the troubled wa ters" is often supposed to be scriptural, though the Bible does not make any such allusion. "Man wants but little here below." is an expression no older than Goldsmith's "Hermit," though it is generally quoted either as scripture or from a line of an ancient hymn. "Mansions ot the blest" are mentioned in the Revolatious, not »St. John the Divine, hut to + be Monk of Evesnam (a. d. 1496. Burning Powder for Sport ami Gold. The Marietta and North Georgia road, says the Atlanta Constitution, is the great route for quail hunters. The other day there were $2,000 worth of dogs (cash valuation) in the baggage car on that road, attended by $6,000 worth of negroes (old valuation). In the worth of guns and $50 On the return trip they had $5.80 worth of birds, which they connt cd while eating a $20 lunch.