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h WB n Ë • • • • • • • • • • • • » • • * • • « M Volume xvii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 9, 1883. No. 38. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING. -O Terms of Subscription. WEEK HT HERALD: One Y Six Monti»** .84 00 . 2 00 Postage, in all cases Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: City Subscribers, delivered by carrier, 81 50 a month One Y'ear, by mail...........................................$12 00 Six Months, " .......................................... 6 00 eho rfiilly, but requests MUST give the post office fROM ns well os the one TO which such change is de sired, in order to receive attention. ____ Changes of address wiii be made promptly and ........their ««-All mini imitations should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. THE STAGE DRIVER'S STORY. Ah. Kenton Smith was a pious man— I kind o' guess as you'd seldom lind A leveler head o' the orthodox plan, or a much pi ore regular turn o' mind. Scripture he'd quote by book an' verse. From Adam and Eve to Revelation ; An' it- for the hymns he'd rehearse. When once set goin' t'ud beat creation. An' when the Summer corne reekin' hot. An things in the city war kind o' bilin'. An' tire whirlin' wheels o' life bed got Hasty an' stiff an' wanted 'ilin': Then, board 'ml go up an' nary a one O' all them homesteads in yonder vale As wasn't crowded an' overdone By folks as come from town by rail. No depot, you say? I rutlier guess not ; But twenty miles Over Ureyloek hill, •' ' ' By (ilenway creek—you know the spot Close to where Hulburt owns the mill— Stood a tumble-down shanty as ever I seen, . An' the deacon staged over there last season In a kuid o'Ramshackle batting machine * * As he called a coach—thout rhyme or reason. Now the deacon druv a walJ-tjyed mare, A (lea-bitten gray, a useful critter. As 'ml do twelve miles wi'out turnin' a haiar I less nor a' hour, if he would but hit 'er. But the deacon was slow an' methodical some. An' the beast got inter the way o' her master. Till you'd think to see her joggm' to hum At a ten-forty gait as she couldn't go faster. Wall, one day last Fall the down train brings A young city sport—a glorious being'. Fixed up wi' watch chains, pins an' rings Like a jewelry store gone out a sureeia', An' lie off wi' the deacon over the hill An' they fell a-talking o' gettin' religion ; An this here young chap he argyed until The deacon sot ruff'd like a moultin' pigeon. He gev him Bob Ingersoll not an' strong ; He dosed him wi' Darwin's Evolution; An' prayers in the public schools was wrong ; An' he'd hev no God in his Constitution. An' he talked o' advancement an' Reason's Age. An' his tongue ran on like a streak o' lightnin' An' the deacon was bilin' over wi' rage An' his lips grew white an' hisbreath kept tiglit 'nin'. Fur lie hadn't the words to answer him back, Though his hair was liftin' nis hat wi' horror, As the young un' kep' the inside track, An' poured out his vials o' sin an' sorrer. Then the deacon thought he'd give him away An' put a stop to his high-fallutin'. So he let the whip into his flea-bitten gray. An' away down hill went the critter scootin'. 1 guess 'twas a sight to see the old stage Rock like u ship in a stormy ocean. An. the gray mare's heels—wall. I'll engage She can kick like a mule when she's got the notion. Then white as death grew that young man's face, An' he clung to the seat in desperation, An' he prayed the deacon to slacken the pace. But the deacon was sot on his soul' salvation. "D'ye believe in Adam?" he screamed in his ears, "In Eve's temptation an' Noan's story? In Methuselah livin' eight hundred years, An' Elijah a-ridin' to heav'n in glory?" '"I don't I" yelled the youth. But there lay just there A corderoy road over which they flew, sir. Which shot the poor lad clean up in the air. An' when he lit down, says he "I do, sir !" Now the deacon made him eat every word. Take all of it back as lie dar'd to say, An' promise he'd ne'er again be absurd As to sneer at religion in that sort o' way, Then the gray marc stopp'd an' that child o' sin Started ufoot to 1 is distant goal, While the deacon druv on wi' a plreid grin. Right pleased to have saved an immortal soul. ][ SCREAM. Tell us not in mournful numbers That this life is hut a dream, When a girl that weigns one hundred Gets outside a quart of cream— And then xvants more. —Elmira Gazette. Life is real, life is earnest, Ami tlie g : rls know what they need, But on cream they art *lie biggest Set to show their grit and greed. No encore. —New York Time«. Be not like dumb, driven cattle, Be a hero in the strife ; Never with her mother battle. Save the ice cream for your wife. —Brooklyn Eagle. Ia*t us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; But let us never go a-wooing Girls that want another plate. How's that. —Meriden Newsboy. Lives of such girls all remind us As we float «down the stream, That the lioys who come behind us Will have to pay for lots of cream. N-e-x-t. — Yonker's Statesman. And, departing, leave another Bill for unpaid plates of cream, Which, perhaps, some forlorn brother, Seeing, may take heart again, And get trust also. —New l T ork E. R. Journal. Not enjoy <ent, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to treat, though cash we borrow, Deserted when we cease to pay. Don't it? —rainier Journal. Trust no girl, however pleasant, With one plate to be content ; She'll eat until her lover hasn't To his name another cent, And then shake him. —Sommerville Journal. LOVE'S SACRIFICES. I'd swear for her— I'd tear for her— The Lord knows what I'd bear for her. I'd lie for her— I'd sigh for her— I'd kick up a thundering muss for her ; I'd weep for her— I'd leap for her— I'd go without my sleep for her; I'd light for her— I'd bite for her— I'd walk the streets all night for her; I'd plead for her— I'd bleed for her— I'd do without my feed for her; I'd boot for her— I'd shoot for her— A rivul who'd to sue for her ; I'd kneel for her*— I'd steal for her— Such is the love I feel for her; I'd slide for her— I'd ride for her— I'd swim against the tide for her ; I'd try for her— I'd cry for her— But—hang me if I'd die tor her— Or any other woman. LOVE LETTERS BY PROXY. Fashionable Women Who Buy Their Sentimental Messages as They Do Their Hair. [Chicago Herald.] "I am, I believe, the only person engaged in the business in Chicago," said the hand some and bright lady whose business card bore the words : "Letter writer." "I have written letters for ladies who, from their wealth and surroundings, y ou would suppose could do their own corresponding. I have, however, found many such who could «either spell nor write plainly, nor express ideas. I have written a good many letters for persons who make no pretense of their inability to do so themselves. But the bulk of my patrons come to me, not because t they are unable to write, but because they ! cannot command expressions for their I thoughts." "What are the letters about, generally ?" "Well, that would be telling. But if you won't say I told you, they are mostly letters of sentiment. The greater part are love letters. You think that persons would pre 1er to write such letters themselves. So they do when the sentiment they breathe is real. But the letters I write are those of occasion. Each party desires to impress the other with epistolatory beauties, and not having any themselves—well, I furnish the sentiment for them. It's very easy," she added, with a flavor of cynicism. "There's a regular stock of sentiments för all oeea ...... ....... sions-that pleases all people alike? If some gqptleiuen jylxo are the proud possessors of glowing letters from ladies knew that some - ' " of their friends had others from other ladies, but nearly all alike except in w'oWls, and all coming from the same source, they wonldn'-t-i be so proud. Ladies write much alike, and so, for that matter do gentlemen. I notice one thing about the latter, however, that is peculiar. Young gentlemen up to the age of twenty-three or twenty-four are very effusive and gushing in their protestations. Fwyi that age on to forty they grow more guarded and cold. They are afraid of ridicule or something. Perhaps they are suspicious and distrustful. But after gentlemen reach middle age they return to youthful ardor in their letters of sentiment. Oueer, isn't # ^ ' 1 "What other kinds of documents do you turn out ?" "Oh, letters of condolence, congratulation, of ceremony and so on—letters that are meant to impress the receivers, and are out of the power of the apparent writers them selves to construct." A #182,000 Game of Poker. *- [Pittsburg Dispatch). "It was on my trip to Pittsburg, up the Ohio, that I played my last game of cards," said Col. Dan. Rice. "It was in '49 on board the steamer Revolution, and I have never turned a card for pleasure or profit since. I don't think I ever told this circumstance be fore. I used to be terribly fond of poker. It was a great game in the old days, and is yet, I guess. I had about $400,000 in money and property, aDd I owned the steamboat on which we were traveling. My ring-master. Canada Bill, the famous gambler who died in Reading, Pa., a couple of years ago, a young blood from Wheeling and myself constituted the party at poker that night. When we quit I was $182,000 ahead." "You must have held some remarkable hands during the game, Colonel," suggested the reporter. "No, sir; it wasn't that so much as it was I had more money than they. They put up their watches and diamonds, and my wife was nearly crazy, for she never knew I played cards. 1 gave them their jewelry back, but kept the cash. Cauada Bill lost about $100, 000, and the Wheeling chap lost about $80,000. Canada Bill was a notorious gamb ler, and played high, but that was the biggest game he ever played, I guess. Pettybone, the poker king, as they called him, taught me how tc play cards. From that night on to this day I have never played a game of cards." Plant Freaks. Nature seems to have completely outdone herself in providing freaks in plant life. There is a plant in Sumatra which pro duces the giant among flowers, more than a yard in diameter. It is a parasite, has neither stem nor leaves, but has exactly the smell of very much decayed meat. The petals are flesh colon d, about a foot long, and the whole evil flower is constantly in fested with swarms of insects such as feed upon carrion. Another curiosity is the plant called manlisia. Its stem exactly resembles the insect called the praying mantis, though in countries where the mantis is not known another resemblance has been suggested, and the plant is known as the "danc ing girl." The man orchis is a curious counterfeit of the figure of a man, while the orchis muscifera so strongly resembles a fly that some naturalists belieye the flies them selves are deceived by it. The giant among water plants is the South American water lily, whose leaves have often been fonnd 12 feet in diameter, and of such buoyancy as to be able to bear up a 10-y ar-old boy, provi ded a board were placed so that the leaf would not lie torn by his feet. But of all plant freaks none are more curious than the ferns, whose seeds grow on the back of the leaf, or than the Batcher's Broom, whose flowers grow from the middle ol the leaf. How to Preserve Flowers. Flowers can be preserved in their natural form and color for from fifteen to thirty days by inserting their stems in water strongly impregnated with salts of ammonia. To preserve them permanently for several months, dip them into perfectly limpid gum water and then allow them to drain. The gum forms a complete coating on the stems and petals, and preserves their shape and color long after thqy have become dry. Not Married« But My Wife is. -"Are you married?" asked the Justice of a man who had been arrested for vagrancy. "No, I'm not married, but my wife is." "No trifling with the court." "Heaven save us ! I'm not trifling with the court I was married, but got a divorce. My wife got married again, bnt I didn't ; so I'm not married, but my wife is." THE BARFIELD HOME. A Pen Picture of the Famous Home at Mentor During Summer. [Cleveland Herald.] j A reporter of the Herald drove past the Mentor home of the Garfield family on Sat j urday evening, and had afforded him a glimpse of summer life of those who were nearest to the President during his lifetime. The large, airy house is in splen did condition, and the entire place is kept up as well as any suburban home on the West ern Reserve. The spacious lawns in front and at Ihe sides of the house are velvety green, and are kept close cropped. The drives and walks are beautifully gravelled, and not a spear of grass dares lift its head between the pebbles. Beds cf geraniums and hot bouse plants iu full bloom dot the lawns. The trees are symmetrically trimmed. The ! barns are clean and in thorough repair. i A pleasant picture of the daily life of the now famous family was presented to the eye of the reporter. On the front piazza in an easy rocking chair sat the aged mother, a little grayer, perhaps, for the experience of j the past two years, but looking very cool and ! comfortable in the twilight. A little ,to the east on the broad piazza sat the children, ' whittling, Irwin and Abram and the two little Rudolph boys. Around the corner to the east was Miss Mollie, sitting on the win dow-sill and toying with the blind. Iu the rear on the west side of the house stood the family horses and carriage, as if in readiness -------------------- ; to take some members of the family for a i moonlight drive. <. i ' Mrs. Garfield, Harry and James were tuft 1 ...... " ' • - ' i visible, but are living on the farm, having ! returned from Saratoga last week Tuesday^ Here the family now live and will remain ! during the summer. There are twelve mem-P° j hers in all, besides the help: Mrs. Garfield, j grandma and the five children, Mr. Joseph i Bndolph, his wife and two children. Their Mentor life is by no means tedious. The village is decidedly a pleasant one, the fam- ; fly is provided with every comfort, and there j is no one to molest or make afraid. Öcca- i sionally a trip is made to Tittle Mountain to j escape the heat for a day or two. Last week ! the Rudolph boys and some of the Garfield the Mormon Temple there. Frequent trips are made down to Cleveland and occasional trips to other places even more distant ; but the family spend most of their time in Mentor. The youngsters, Abram and Irwin, seem to j boys drove over to Kirtland and inspected ! . « « r * « . « V« . « j enjoy themselves hugely. There is a stream of water called Rose's creek just west of the other boys of the neighborhood, they have j built a dam, thus causing the water to deepen : and make a good place for swimming. Here j they have some rare frolics. They also go on occasional fishing expeditions. Altogeth i er, the Garfield Home is a delightful place, homestead, and here, in connection with some , and its occupants experience no lack of wholesome diversion, although living in such comparative retirement. --——--- Ilig Crops, - ^ A Chinese yam in an Ithaca, X. \ . garden is growing at the rate ot five inches'a day. Iu Bedford County, Ya., there stands a chestnut tree that is 27 feet around. In Jefferson County, Mo., a parsnip 50 inches long and 15 inches in circumference was giown. At the Tokay vineyard, near Fayetteville, N. G\, is a vine 2.7 years old which bore over 100 bushels of grapes. A large farm near Stockton, Cal., has been completely cleaned of its crops by millions . . . 4 *•' of little birds no larger than a man's thumb The Arctic raspberry is one of the small est plants known. A six-ounce vial will hold the whole plant, branches, leaves and all. A watermelon vine grown by the Reams brothers, of Harris County, Georgia, is 1,700 feet long, and it has produced 400 pounds of melons. The famous Bidwell Bar orange tree in California is 25 ieet tall, and its trunk is 45 inches in circumference. It bore last year 2.075 oranges. The largest apple ever grown in America came from Nebraska, and weighed twenty nine and a half ounces. The Smithsonian Institution has a model of this apple. In a garden at Bowling Green, Ky., is a bush that bears a large deep red rosej with two perfect small roses in the center which are miniature copies of the big one. On the table lands of southwestern Arizona at altitudes of 8,000 to 12,000 feet a species of wild potato grows which is said to be superior in taste and flavor to the best culti vated potatoes. John H. Parnell's peach orchard at West Point, Ga., is the largest in the world. The trees are planted upon different slopes, so that when all are not bearing a crop is cer tain inoneplace or another every year. There are 125,000 trees. Saved by Their Horse During one of the recent rises in Buck creek, Ky., Miss Nannie Lee andsister, aged 12, attempted to cross the creek, both on horse. When they got near the middle of the stream the horse became entangled in some brush and threw them into the foam ing stream and went to the bank and shook the saddle off. Miss Nannie had sunk twice when her sister caught her by the hair, and the horse went to them, turned around and the younger sister caught him by the tail with one hand, and holding Nannie with the other, reached the shore safely. The horse started home on a gallop, and neighed as if in great trouble ; but getting no one to notiee him, he started back in full speed to the girls. Finding them both alive and on their way home, he ran up to them and put his head on their shoulders and neighed as if he was very glad to see them alive. Beecherisms. Mr. Beecher says that one-half the human family are eaters, not producers. Speaking of immigration, he sajB that there is no fear so long as oar institutions have the assimi lating power, and when the lion eats the kid he does not turn into kid, hut the latter turns into lion. When the children of im migrants get through the public school they are all Americans. The greatest needed re vival is not of religion, of temperance, or of commerce, bat of common schools. EGOS FROM FOREIGN LANDS. Present Sources ofSupply-The Unlimi ted Resources of China. [Chicago Times.] | ^wo hundred thousand dozen eggs have, )een re( ' el . at 1 ,, port . uro P e . r ' a the past nine 4 ne importations | "" ÄmetS a i shipments to the United States were not j made from them. The eggs came packed in i straw in long cases containing 120 dozen : each. The only difference between imported L e eg* and those produced in this country was the former was somewhat smaller aud j shells perhaps a trifle harder. I lie eggs were consigned on commission, and the mar j ket « ere fixed then pi ice. They were sold j a * t rom one to two cents less per dozen than | domestic eggs. The lower price was on ac : coun t of their size, and not because they , , ,, . , na F tD j eggs that came to this country were shipped , . , . , , . two great egg-producing countries, but the ply is so large during the summer mouths, ar.d the risk on imported eggs so great that for the ensuing three months none will he brought from the other side to place on the market here. There are only two houses here that import eggs. One house began re ceiving three years ago, and the consign ments to it have steadily increased. The head of the house said yesterday that the eggs that came to this country were shipped from Germany and Denmark principally, and also from France. Italy and Turkey were 1 were interior in quality, for such was not the ca f. e ; I ^ this season or the year, the dealer • eontinued, eggs \yere received 4resh. Dur - 1 ■wgtlieK.nterthcycainel.inrfithati.they ere Sntqected to a sort of pickling process in lime-water. The effect was to close the ' 30 w res ot the shells, so that when boiled they were a Pt t0 . > ,re ak but not to injure the con- tents. Coming from colder countries the eggs kept better than those laid here, This was true of those brought from Canada, and many were shipped from the Dominion to the United States. The largest egg-producing States of the Union were Ohio, Indiana and Iowa. The breakage on imported eggs was less than on those that came from the West. w | re transported by w«ter and were tions had the effect of lowering the prices. It was when prices were high that the great subjected to less violence. The importa 4-1 /\Mfl hnH A* 1 AMin«n««M *L a ami aaa T 4 „ 4 . ° , 7 I profit was made on imported eggs. A large sale had been found for the eggs in Connecti-j cut and Massachusetts. \\ hether retail j dealers told their customers that they were buying imported eggs the speaker could not He saw no reason why any discrimina- ; tion should be made. The dealer that shipped to his firm began sending to London first, i The surplus of a supply intended for that market was sent to this country, thus intro- j ducing the eggs here. The outlook for the trade for the fall and winter was good. A member ol another house in the gen- j era ^ produce trade said that in time eggs would doubtless he sent from China to 8 an [ Francisco. Poultry-raising was an extensive j 1 industry in China. Eggs would keep as long as six or eight months, although that was, of j course, too long, and there were no difficul : ties about transportation in the way. The j cheapness with which eggs could be pro ! duced in China made such a thing possible, ! Fowls were kept on the boats on the rivers, ! ^nd, in fact, every where. Enough eggs could he sent from China to supply the whole United States. j .1 j TT ! Had and Would. j _ j i „ T i 4 it ,, , , , , , 1 j 1 d ' lor 1 and } would > hasbeen extended , îmnûroûnti nlir 1 uta nrifimr rv«.i n [Gentleman's Magazine.] The colloquial use of the same contraction imperceptibly into writing and printing, with results that threaten to supercede would altogether, and to replace it more iru properly by had. Some of our ablest writers have fallen into this inelegancy, or allowed ' their printers to do so—among others Mr 1 ! Thackeray, who says iu the "Virginians," "I had ratbar had lost an arm," instead of "I would rather have lost an arm,''and Mr. Car lyle, who has "A doom for Quashee (the negro) which I ha„d rather not contemplate," instead of "would rather not." Instances of this unnecessary corruption of the word are to be found so far back as the days of Shak speare, and a centuiy later in the usually well written and classical pages of the Tat tier and Spectator. When had is followed by the word better, as in the phrase "you had better," it is an improper substitute for would, though "you had better do so and so," has the small advantage of being more laconic than the synonymous phrase. "It would be better if you did so and so." When had is followed by have, its use is still more ungrammatical. Thus, when the Times, March 12,1870, says: "Sir Wilfrid Lawson had better have kept to his original pro posal," it means that "Sir Wilfrid Lawson would have done better to keep, or to have kept, to his original proposal." So, also the Spectator, March 2,1879, when it wrote, "The motion had better be withdrawn," was guilty of a permissible colloquiolism, but was grammatically incorrect, and should have written, "It would he better if the mo tion were withdraw n." In like manner the Examiner fell into the prevalent carelessness when it wrote March 2,1879, "If the Uni versity of London, after an existence of forty years, can not produce a competent man, it had better cease to exist." By Proxy. ["Fort Gaines Tribune.] A beautiful young lady tripped into Dr. Hatchett's ding store a few days ago, and told young Mr. Speight, who presides there, that she wished some castor oil, and asked him if he could mix it up so as to disguise the taste of it. "Oh, yes," said Mr. Speight. Present ly Speight said : "Will you have a glass of soda water. Miss-?" "Oh, yes," says she. After drinking the soda water the young lady waited awhile, and then asked Speight if the castor oil was ready. "Oh," says Speight, "you have already taken the castor oil in the soda water." "Great heavens !" said the young lady, "I wanted the oil for my mother." Mexican Bank Notes. One of the cariosities in the Laredo, Texas, money market is the introduction of Mexi can bank notes. The notes are of all denom inations, and pass at the same rate as Mexi can silver coin. The first paper money ever issued in Mexico was in the present year. be HOW HE W AS BUNKOED. A Wad of Experience Purchased by a Man Who "Just Warned to See How It W as Done." ___ [Chicago Herald.] ' j "If you won't give away my name to a j iving sou j jqi te u you 0 f the c i eanest bunko | g- ~ other man." j The gentleman is very well known in j Chicago, aud has a bank account that is the envy of most of his companions. The Herald j reporter swore by the everlasting memory of the star-route trials he would never use the : name of his informant. j "Well, Charley Evans and I were sitting in a restaurant one day, not long ago, when j a well-dressed and respectable-looking man came j n when he could do so without being man was the best bunko steerer in the C 0 U ntry. 1 said I had never been worked by a bunko man, and would like to be. To cut it short, Charley told me how I could put myself in the fellows way, and I did it suc cessfully, after leaving my valuables in Charlie's care and making an appointment to meet him in two hours. 0 b ser ved, Charlie whispered to me that the "The steerer knew who I was and soon \ found a way to ripen acquaintance into familiarity, saying, of course that my friends were his friends. He said lie had a lottery ; ticket that had drawn a prize and wished me to walk over to the office with him where 1 he would draw the money. The game was j working well. I wentand lie drew hi» | ' , uone y Then the 'manager' of the office got i - 1 out a cliuck-u-luek board and my friend! ,,l aJ ed with him and won a considerable sum .,*• mnnpv Nnthimr would do hut T mimt ' „r,,,. „w,: n,.,i i 1P trnvp ««inn t ft i, P t with play also, and lie gave me a $100 to bet with. 1 bet and won more than I lost. Finally the manager declared that the next bet should be a tripple one, and my friend said he was glad of it, and, laying down a big pile of money, told me to bet all I had. I did so, and the manager declared my friend and I had lost triple the amount we had bet. He figured that I owed him $[100. I said I had no money " 4 "Your check will do," said the manager. it. The manager put the check under a news- ; paper to blot it, and my friend who MO I I IlilllCl IU MIUL 11, dull Illy UlCUll W LIU W do I t . ouut i n g out money with which to pay his : triple l088 st 0 p ped , pot his money in his : j p 0 c ket, reached over aud grabbed my check r , om under the paper, tore it up and said: 'pfere this is some skin game, and I won't ; s taj] d jp j won't pay that bet, and you can't have my friend's check.' And he took out a i pistol and said we were going out of that place, and it wouldn't be safe to get in our j wa y." "We went out together,and my companion told me he had played a good deal of chuck j a -] uc ]j there, and had considerable luck, but he was now pretty sure it was a skin game. no further effort was made to get money j 0 ut of me I concluded Charley was mistaken; that the man he had taken for a steerer was on jy a victim frequenter of the bunko shop. — - - - ! He left me at the door of the hotel where I 1 was to meet Charlie. Charlie was waiting j for me in the office. I told him what had T happened." "You infernal idiot," said he, "skip to the bank as fast as you can. Probably you're too ] a te now." j "Sure enough when I reached the bank ! the check had been cashed and the man was j „ j i "You 1 - r , -, .. one ot the tricks-and when they got you All t t n A Dl Olio iror vnohori nrwl rrr\ I ♦ hn nnon " see," said Charlie, "he tore up a piece of paper instead of your check—that's out the manager rushed and got the cash, Say, now, be mighty careful you don't get my name in it." -—*------—---- ' Ruined by Drinking Water, ! [Pittsburg Commercial.] A well known dentist called the attention of a reporter to the effects of Alleghany River water on the teeth of a large portion of our citizens. He stated that there were more persons afflicted with white decay or crumbling teeth in this vicinity than in any other city in which he had practiced. The teeth of those afflicted with this form of dis ease were generally very white, and they gradually crumbled into powder. He attri buted the great prevalence of white decay to the absence of lime in the drinking water. People suffer from acidity of the system, and lime was the alkali which would benefit them. In the eastern portion of Pennsyl vania, or rather in counties where the peo ple drank "hard" water, they generally had hard and sound teeth ; but in communities where "soft" water was used, the opposite was found. He advised the drinking of lime water by people troubled with white decay. The Boston Exposition. Boston's great Exposition of foreign pro duce and manufacture will open on the 3rd of September, and it bids fair in every re spect to be worthy the attention of all who have the time and the means to visit Boston. It will be equally foreign in its character, no American manufactures being included. The following nations have already made ar rangements for the exhibit : England.France, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switz erland, Austria, Prussia, Persia, Spain, China. Portugal, East Indies, Japan, Sweden, Nor way, Denmark, Mexico, Siberia and Brazil. There will be presented to the attention of visitors an opportunity to learn more of the products, manufactures, and customs of other nations than has ever before been offered. In addition to the exhibits themselves, ar rangements have been completed by which visitors will be served with coffee made by Turks, Japan tea served by the nativ« Japan ese in a tea house made in Japan and erected in the bnilding. Also, a cigar manu factory of the real Havana tobacco, from Cuba. Hammock makers from South Amer ica, and Canadian Indians making bows, ar rows, etc., will also be present. There will be a French restaurant a Germa n lunch room, and an English chop house. All the surroundings will be foreign, and a visit to the Foreign Exhibition will be equal to a voyage around the world. Some people have such a pleasant way of putting things: "Now do let me propose yon as a member." "Bnt suppose they blackball me?" "Pooh! Absurd! Why, my dear fellow, there is not a mug in the club that knows yon, even." at in ago for was was leit Mil. BF.ECIIFR'S THEOLOGY. He is a Moral Christian Evolutionist, and Wants a Belief Rooted in Science. | Chicago Inter-Ocean .1 The Rev. Dr. Kennard yesterday received the following letter from Henrv Ward j Chicago, July 23.—Grand Pacific Hotel. j The Rev. Dr. Spencer Kennard—Dear Sir: I have read your reported sermon, delivered j yesterday, with great interest. I bave to thank you for your kindness of feeling man : ilested and the absence of that rigor ofortho j doxy which seems to be bnt a covert form of saying "damn you." But I am not saying this as an expression of surprise. One would have expected that excellent spirit in ,vmi But the point of my gratification is that tjie ^ ' discussion of the views of the old and the new theoloov rc J ~ " ' ' time has come for an honest the views of the old and the If conducted in a Christian spirit, good can not but come out of it. It is hardly to l e expected that either side will have a whole victory. But another generation will find itself upon a higher level.' Allow me to say of my own position, that T am orthodox and evangelical as to the facts and "substance of \ the Christian- religion ; bnt equally well I know that I am not orthodox as to the phil Osopby which has hitherto been applied to ; these facts. . - A cordial Christian evôeuïkAist ' - 1 T „ „«.a- i r u ■ , J- ; ■ I am a cordial Christian evolutionist. . i> j v. ... „ .. ~ | J?" 1; mca ™.Ç!jî "I 1 of ïÿ'™!'*; ' his agnosticism—nor all of Huxley. Tyndall i OI , ' p ynre agnostic. I am not, Bnt I am nn erolutioDlst, »nd,that stnkesatall therootsf atf-medieval and orthodox modern thoologyvthe fulb oG inan in* Adam and Ihe*.inheritance by his? posterity of hifti göflti and. by-contequen^e. any such. yiff/r Qf hog. been constructedjl# fi^ulfljjs.djsaster. Men have,no£Julian qç. g race. Men have come up. No 'gr^t,$isastei pj^t^ye,yace|.gt. the start. The cre^Lvje .dççççe , of C^pji was| be one was created* lieve, is a^ 'fo physical ^icing evol'ved ; ____ „ God, a new element having come ih, in the I L^iLi_____________ A. -X» _ Jt . » 4 I . . ,» ,| . 7 . . .. _ : Ql0Venien * of evolution, at the point of : * appearance, _ Mair ts universally sm J ul ' n0 * ^ nature, but by a voluntary viola 3 — T " ---- tion of known laws. . In other words, the animal passions of man have proved to be too strong for his moral and spiritual nature. Pauls double man, the old. man and the new man, is a grand exposition of the doc trine of sin, especially in seventh Romans. But enough of this: I am not in my ! preaching attacking orthodoxy. I belong to this wing of the Christian army. But I cannot get my own views out, except by a comparison of them to the disadvantage of the standard views. If to any I seem to bring wit and humor to an irreverent use, I can only say I do it because I cannot help it. So thi ngs come to me. So I must express 1 them—but not as a sneer, or scoff—though im P e tn° us feeling, and with open T " v mirth. A BELIEF ROOTED IN SCIENCE. My life is drawing to an end. A few more working years only have I left. No one can express the earnestness which I feel that, in the advance of science, which will inevi tably sweep away much of the rubbish from the beliefs of men, a place may be found for a higher spirituality, a belief that shall have its roots in science, and its top in the sunlight of faith and love. For that I am working and shall work as long as I work at all. The discussion has begun. God is in it. It must go on. It is one of those great movements which come when God would lift men to a higher level. The root of the whole matter with me is, in a word, this : Which is the central element of moral gov ernment, love or hatred ? I say hatred, for in human hands that is what justice has largely amounted to. I hold that they are not coequal. True justice, in its primative form, is simply plain, and this suffering is auxilery, pedagogic—the schoolmaster, until men are enough developed to work by love. Love is not auxiliary. It is the one undi vided force of moral government to which God is bringing the universe. I should wish to live in the affection and confidence of my brethren in the Christian ministry, but I cannot for the sake of earn ing it yield one jot or title of loyalty to that kingdom of love which is coming, and of which I am but as one crying in the wilder ness, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord." I am affectionately yours. HENRY WARD BEECHER. A CORDIAL GREETING AND FREE DISCUS SION. In the afternoon Dr. Kennard called upon Mr. Beecher at the Grand Pacific Hotel, and received a most cordial greeting. Mr. Beecher insisted upon his guest remaining to dinner, and they spent the greater part of the afternoon together exchanging views on various topics of a religious nature. Both gentlemen have been very mach interested in orientalism, and they had quite a discus sion on this. In speaking on the new the ology which is causing so much discussion at present, Mr. Beecher took the same view expressed in his letter, and Dr. Kennard held to his position as expressed in his ser mon ol Sunday. All the talk, however, was in the kindest spirit, and both preachers appeared to enjoy their visit very much. Romance of the War. Layfayette, (Ind.,) July 13th.—Con siderable surprise has been created upon re ceipt of information that William Heath, who left here at the breaking out of the war, was still alive. At the beginning of the war William enlisted and went to the front, and since then no definite tidings have been received. Occassionally would come rumors that he had been seen, but his aged father waited in vain for his coming. About a year ago the old gentleman died, but he enter tained a belief that his son William was alive and would some day return. Last eve ning word came that William was en route for Lafayette, to claim his share in his father's fortune. His share will be in the neighborhood of $35,000. Provision was made for him in his other's will, in which it was stipulated that if he did net appear within a certain number of years his share was to go to his brothers and sisters. He leit here a mere stripling, and is returning after twenty-two years' absence and silence.