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Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 9, 1883.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
—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.
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.
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.
— 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.
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.
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
"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
"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
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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
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"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.
"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
"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
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.
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
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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
The youngsters, Abram and Irwin, seem to
j boys drove over to Kirtland and inspected
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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
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
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
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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
A watermelon vine grown by the Reams
brothers, of Harris County, Georgia, is 1,700
feet long, and it has produced 400 pounds of
The famous Bidwell Bar orange tree in
California is 25 ieet tall, and its trunk is 45
inches in circumference. It bore last year
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
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.
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.
| ^wo hundred thousand dozen eggs have,
)een re( ' el . at 1 ,, port . uro P e . r '
a the past nine 4 ne importations
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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
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eggs that came to this country were shipped
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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
ere Sntqected to a sort of pickling process
in lime-water. The effect was to close the '
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,
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
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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
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Had and Would. j
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j 1 d ' lor 1 and } would > hasbeen extended
, îmnûroûnti nlir 1 uta nrifimr rv«.i n
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."
["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
"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.
HOW HE W AS BUNKOED.
A Wad of Experience Purchased by a
Man Who "Just Warned to See How
It W as Done."
' 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
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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 "
"Your check will do," said the manager.
it. The manager put the check under a news- ;
paper to blot it, and my friend who
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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.
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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
"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
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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,
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
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."
Mil. BF.ECIIFR'S THEOLOGY.
He is a Moral Christian Evolutionist,
and Wants a Belief Rooted in
| 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
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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 ' -
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I am a cordial Christian evolutionist. . i>
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| J?" 1; mca ™.Ç!jî "I 1 of ïÿ'™!'*;
' his agnosticism—nor all of Huxley. Tyndall
, ' 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
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|
lieve, is a^ 'fo physical ^icing evol'ved
; ____ „
God, a new element having come ih, in the
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: Ql0Venien * of evolution, at the point of
: * appearance, _ Mair ts universally sm
J ul ' n0 * ^ nature, but by a voluntary viola
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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
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
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.
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