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ü < £ 8ö«t iS i : : s r> '&£ 3 !88F IpÇi Îe* »1^ 1 » « -'L il mM £& lay mm mmæmmmmm ;'■ •, ppgi «••••••••#• «a. Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, February 7, 1884. No. 1 2 . <TI|i' ^JJrchlH ^[jcralil. R l FISK D W FISK. A J FISK - Publishern und Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: One Year, (in advance)....................... Mr Month», (in advance)........................ Three Month», (in advanre)..... —■■■ When not |>ai<l h>r in advance tl Four Dollar» peryearl Vr . naid Fostane, in all case». Frepara. .$.3 00 . 2 00 rate will 1 be I 1 xivaiice] ........ () uu six by'nialV, 1 (in advance) ........... 3 1,0 : DAILY HEKALD: <Xty S.d>»cri ber», delivered by carrier, «1 50a month j One Year, by mail, (in ««ivanceL- v ii oo i. : _ M >,t bu llV 1111*1 . dll ...................... , trt I Tli ret *0 — u --.. , i-pusedio All communication»^should be b jj sher9i ^ ®___ * Xfmitanu Helena. Montana, Ml DM INTER# ! JOHN WIUW. W iele» hang Where Summer »«UK The north winds clang From frozen land», o'er hill and valley, I »own wind-swept a ley, t The »torm-elouds »ally In whirling band». Cottage and field, Alike concealed beneath the shield Of Winter lie. The world, snow-sheeted. As one defeated— A queen unseated— Make» mournful cry. The short day dies ; No star» arise In serried skies That shake with -now The rough w ind w histles. And hurls his missiles Where keen ice bristle« On rock» below. On ruck# that reach Above the l>eneh, Where -it and screech The gulls at night By waves foam-fretted. With seaweed netted. Their sharp teeth whetted For dark sea-fight. but winds may roll O'er sound and shoal, And cheek by jowl. The storm-kings ride. Men meet together, Despite the weather; Men meet together, Despite the weather; Sti)l,nods the feother t »'er blushing bride. . In lmppy homes. When twilight gloams. And darkness rooms. The feast is made ; And tires are lighted. And troths are plighted, And hearts united Of youth and maid. And on lone heights The beacon lights Burn bright o' nights For ships at sea. Though warring Winter May smite and splinter, And ice-peaks glint, or The snow falls free. —Chicago Price Current. \\ IDYL OF TI1E KITCHEN. In brown Holland apron she stood in the kitchen; Her sleeves were rolled tip, anp her checks all aglow ; Her hair w as t oiled neatly ; when I,indiscreetly, stood watching while Nancy was kneading the dough. Now , ild ho neat« brighter, or w ho c< sweeter. Or who hum a song so delightfully low, Or who look so slender, so graceful, so,tender, A» Nmiry, sweet Nancy, while kneading the dough. How pres. ed it, and »qnec/.ed it, ca turned it, now <|uick ami deftly sh. ressed it, And twisted and now slow. \h, me, but that madness I've paid for in sa«l 11 es» ! Tu a» my heart she was kneading as well a» lhe dough. At Iasi, w hen she turned for her pan to the dre»««er, she saw me aud blushed, and said shyly, ' 1 'lease go. Or my hr*ad I'll be spoiling, in spite of my toil ing, if you stand here and watch while I'm knaed iug the dough." I t«egged (or permission to stay. I he sweet little tyrant sai«i : "No, sir : no : no!' i Vet when 1 lmd \ anished, on being thus ban ished, My heart staid with Nancy while kneading the «lough. I m dreaming, sweet Nancy, ami see you in i fancy; I Your heart, love, lias softened and pitied my I woe, Nmi we, Dear »re rieh in a dainty wee kitchen, ! Where Nancy, my Nancy,stands kneading the j «lough, lu »he Last Pew. •'ll«' sits, bent o'er with wrinkled face. Door and forlornly old ; no grace Smooths the »harp angle» of her form, Bong bildete«! by life's slow storm, XU else around is tine and fair; The statheii light falls a golden glare. In seeming mockery on her loose gray hair. The preacher, faultlessly arrayed, Beds how our hearts afar have strayed, \n«l ln«w all souls shouhl tie content With these good blessings God has sent; And one of all that self-poised throng Hangs on his words nor d«*ems them long. Xml humbly thinks only her lieart is wrong. —tit* meekly mumbles o'er the liyuiu. Her eyes with age amt tear-«irops «iini ; What can that gay world hold for Iter— This worn and weary worshipper? Now, rustling down the aisle in pride, They toss bright smiles on ex'ery side; No I «Joe's she know the hearts such fair looks hide. Ami still she sits xvith tear-wet face, As loath to leave that «acred place; The organ, with quick thunders riven. Lifts her sail, trembling soul to heaven ; she feels a sense of blissful rest. Her bony band» across he breast »lie clasps and slowly sighs: "God knoweth best." One day, within some grander gate Where kings and ministers must wait. While she hopes humbly for low place Far from tlie dear Ixmi s shining face. Above the chant of heavenly choir These words may sound with gracious fir«*: Weil done, good,* faithful servant, come up higher!" Sauce For Sadness. The English language is fast becoming the English slanguage.— The Judge. "A miss is as good as a mile," he said, when he walked round his girl who weigh ed 180 .—The Judge. What hymn would a deal' mute wife think about xvheu she caught her husband kissing the servant girl? "Oh, for a thous and tongues."—/«// River Advance. "Johnny, do you expect anything Christ mas?" asked a Marathon lady of an urchin on the street. "Yessnm." "Do you, dear? And what is it ?" "Ef I eat as much turkey as 1 did Thanksgiving 1 expect the stomach ache. ; i ! i : ! I . I ; j j she'd not liiten; i ; , j ^ ; I i i ; ; I Tili: W ASIIIX(iT()S MOM MENT. The l)i> _ Spring, and stands now as the ugliest thing for money human hands could design. -Most Prominent Object in the <trirt ol Columbia--A Journal ist's Impressions ol the Marhl^^oln mu. (St. Louis Globe Democrat.j The most prominent object in the Dis trict of Columbia, from every point of view, is the Washington -Monument, which has gone skyward at a great rate since This exaggerated chimney of white marble, um« vuugiew look me unun i*bed shaft in hand and raised it by annual appropriations to its present height the rearing itself solitary on the banks of the Potomac, yesterday attained a height of 416 feet, and when the work ceases for the season at the end of this week, the last course of stone will be 410 feet from the ground. Since Congress took the unfin *1___J _ XV • V -a a . - . -i'j«"i'"»i'uuo it# it» present height the monument has been steadily becoming an nluoiit F . ^ __j _ • 1 , object of greater interest to sight-seers, and groups of them visit it every day in the year. The gaunt column of* marble does not convey any impression to the mind but that of surpassing and unnec essary height. It teaches no lesson, it expresses no symbol, and stands for noth ing but so much Btone and marble and careiul workmanship virtually thrown into the air. With neither beauty, nor utility to recommend it, it fails to impress one with any character or expression of its own. The spire of the Strasburg Cathe dral, tç rival which in height seemed the sole object of building this monument to the proposed level, has a certain majesty and impressiveness to it. The airv spire that bears the holy cross and the chime of bells has some rational excuse for being, and the great cathedral walls at its base give a balance and proportion to the soar ing tower. If tljg Washington Monument were to be a lignthouse, a shot tower, a bell tower, or even a factory chimney, it would appeal to one and impress one more than it does now by emptiness and useless ness. While the work is in progress an eleva tor makes constant trip» during the day, carrying up the huge blocks of marble and granite and the iron framework for the stairway. The ambitious visitor reaches the top of the monument now by eleva'or, although the iron stairway of 700 steps has been built iu as the stones were laid. When the monument reaches its intended height of 555 feet there will be 912 steps to climb to reach the top, and doubtless there will be sight-seers rash enough to attempt the feat. The ascent is not a pleasant experience now, and one is shrouded in black darkness for eight mortal minutes while the elevator slowly creeps up the 406 feet to the top. Entering at the base of the column through an arch in the marble walls that are fifteen feet thick at that point, only a speck of lighfr shows at the top of flie long black shaft. Two block of marble are run on the platform elevator. and the visitors are then permitted to dis- V pose themselves around them. There is no railing to keep one from falling off this platform, and in the darkness of the »haft there is a sense of space about one that makes a foothold on the moving platform seem very insecure. The bravest person will become aware of his nerves on this trip in the dark, and «lizziness, faintness and even a kind of sea-sickness beset some of the adventurous. GOING DOWN A MINE GOING DOWN A MINE iu a cage or a bucket is a much more «-oiii fortable proceeding, and the burst of day light and the noise of the workmen's chisels that reaches one wheu near the top are the most cheerful vision and music. Front that dizzy point, up above the world so high, the city and the surround ing country are spread beneath one like a map, and one secs miles beyond the fur S est horizon commanded by all the other Tty points of vantage about the District. The wall of the Blue Ridge Mountains bars tin- western sky. ami on the other side are the rolling and wooded counties of Virginia and Maryland and the winding of the broad Potomac and its branches, The city lies like a toy xvorld beneath one, thick clusters of red brick houses broken by the green stretches of public parks aud dotted with the white marble and granite building belonging to the government. The improvements on the river front, as seen from above, give an outline of the great xvork projected, and the teclaiming of these malarial fiats is progressing rap idly. A sea xvall stretches from the Ob servatory point almost to the Arsenal point, and behind it the fiats are being tilled iu xvith the mud dredged from the river channel and brought lrom excava tions on the newly graded streets in the city. All of this reclaimed land is to lie converted into a public park, aud when laid out xvith trees and lloxver beds, drives and walks, will be the largest park in the city, and one of the most attractive pleas ure grounds. The river park will double the extent of the public reservation that now lies between the White House and the river, aud it is prophesied that its drives will be the fashionable resort for afternoon rides and the display of magnili eenee in future administrations. Du this little twenty-foot square plat form on the top of the monument the workmen carry on the labors as nonehal antly as on the level. HEAVY CHAINS ANI) PULLEYS lift the stones from tie truck's as they reach the top anti swing them over totheii places on the wall, and the workmen have little to do but mix the French lime and Port laud cement anti spread it under where the great blocks are to drop. The outer facing of the monument walls is of pure white marble from the quorries at Cocbeysville, Md., a few miles out of Baltimore. The alternate blocks of marble extend across the width of the walls and show on the inner side in a checker board pattern a gainst the Cape Ann granite, of whioh the inner walls are built. The mechanical pre cision and the exactness of the work are a , delight to the mathematical mind, and if ! tV monument has no fistic value to effirm the eye, it sets the mibd to work at no end of problems. The walls that are l fifteen feet thick at the base, taper in such exact proportion tl»t at the present height ! of 406 feet they measure three feet and a ' few inches in width, and when they attain the ultimate 555 feet the walls will be ' barely two feet in thickness. When work is suspended at the end of this week, the , top of the column will be roofed over with . boards to protect the inside walls, and the ! place will lie closed until Spring. Stone- | cutters will be busy all Winter preparing ! the blocks to be laid next year, and it is j expected that the monument will be com- j pitted in 1885, unless the Democratic Con gress make trouble with the annual appro priations for the work. I he workmen at the top of the column hold continued levee or review of all the »^•lebrities, brides and grooms and sight seers in town,and they frighten the timid jieople hult*out of their senses by the seem ingly reckless way in which they tread on the airy ledges and let themselves down in to the safety net which is spread around the outer walls. The men walk around on planks laid inside of this net to linish up the edges of the marble blocks and fill in the finest crevices with hard cement. From the outside they look like so many flies crawling around the wall, and to look over at them from above and see their airy perch is enough to give vertigo to a moun tain goat. There has not been an acciden t yet, and with picked men to work at that height and an elevator tested to many tons ! beyond its regular loads, there seems no possibility of disaster. Suicides have not yet made themselves immortal by leaping lrom tlie monument top, and the nearest to i a fatality was when an addle headed young lady made ajump over the wall into the safety net. JUST FOE FUN, and to scare the people, as she naively con fessed when the half paralyzed workmen Äshed her ont. The majority of people who 8° U P the monument step warily, ! fast and accustom themselves to the outlook slowly, needing all the encourage meQ t of the busy workmen before they ian believe they are not in momentary danger. Beside the elevator there is tele i pbone connections between the top and i Ï* fhn the bottom of the shaft, and it is comical enough to see the colored mixer of mortars seize the instrument and begin "hallooing" the inmon the ground to have certain ings rJRy for the next trip of the ele vator. The prospect of groping one's way 1 down 700 steps without banister or rail ing, aud for the greater part of the way in total darkness, is not more alluring to one than the eight minutes' ride on the ele vator. ami there is a thank fulness on reach ing solid earth again that surpasses any satisfaction to be derived from the magnifi cent view from the summit. If an earth quake does not come along aud lay the column low, sight-seers will have a chance to see the tallest thing in the way of a monument a»y country can display, and if they ever see anythiog more hopelessly blank, expressionless and ugly they must be pitied. The Father of his Country would certainly shake that wise old comi cal head of his if he could see the expen sive monument that is Vicing reared to his memory without any compensating beauty to palliate the crime of bad taste, and any one can call up a dozen other public works to which the same amount of money, dressed marble and granite might better have been devoted. Laid sideways the monument would have made a good sub «•'an , 'al 1 e"»'<' for «om« ;«>et filing the banks u! the MiasisML iixei, and lia: ! i i V home and lands ol many people protected from devastating floods. Set endways it is good for nothing but to excite the granger's awe and test the nerves and lungs of those sight-seers who are always wanting to go on top of things and get a view. 1 be Resources of America. ! Alta, California.] The drift of events is evidently about to establish the conclusion that North Ameri ca, especially the portion embraced within the United State.», has been more richly en dowed with natural wealth than any other section of the globe. It would be tedious to read over a list of the various items go ing to make up the body of this bound less wealth. A good climate and an im mense extent of productive soil—asyet but very little cultured—insure a bountiful supply of food to support the population ; ' supply of food to support the population that so rapidly increases. Forests, coal beds and waterfalls are abundant. Mines of the precious aud other metals, unequaled in richness and number, invite our energetic business men to seek fortunes in them. Among the most r -markable of our ore beds mention may be well made of some, which have been long overlooked and neglected. Such, for instance, as those of Red Mountain and Cahaba hill, in North ern Alabama, estimated to contain seven hundred billions of tons of iron, and the great advantage of being near to large veins of coal, good for making coke. Of these coal veins one named the Cahaba is about twelve feet thick, and the Black Warrior vein in some places is is fifteen feet thick. These coal fields cover an area of over ten thousand square miles in Alabama alone. Tennessee, Missouri and Texas also altound in good iron. When we remember the profits likely to be realized from working this coal and iron in Northern Alabama may ultimately amount to several times more than the whole present volume of American values, the mind is liable to be come somewhat bexvildered. But at the same time it must inspire our patriotic people xvith new confidence to press for ward bravely in their new career, which cannot fail to result in developing a nation richer and stronger than any other in the world. Sharper than a Razor. I Wall Street News.] A loug-xvaisted man, with the nose of a fox and an eye full of speculation, xvalked up to a second-hand clothier in Buffalo the other day and said : "See that overcoat hanging out down there?" "Of course." "Well, I've Liken a fancy to it. Its rather cheeky to ask you to go down there, but I'll make it an object. I won't give but $8 for the coat, but I'll give you $1 to buy it for me. You are also a Jew. and know how to beat him down. Here are $B." The dealer took the money and started out. and in five minutes was bark with the coat. : ''Good T chuckled the other. "I reckoned . ^ ^ lid JOU make for yonr share "Vhell, rsh dot is my branch store, and I only ask $6 for coat, was abont $3 ahead." A writer in a juvenile magazine lately gathered a number of dictionary words as defined by certain small people, of which the following seem to Ire genuine : "Dust —Mud with the juice squeezed out. Fan —A thing to brush warm oil' with. Ice— Water that stayed out in the cold and went to sleep. Monkey—A very small boy with a tail. Pig—A hog's little boy. Salt What makes your potatoes taste bad when yon don't pnt any on. Snoring—Let ting off sleep. Wakefulness—Eyes all the time coming unbuttoned." THE TAI.E OF A BAR-TENDER. How Chaw lev and Horace Cleaned Out a Saloon in Tenth Avenue. [New Y ork Times.] A short, stout gentleman, with a heavy hlack mustache, whose aspect of subdued ferocity was heightened by a week's growth of coarse-stubble upon his chin, stood upon the front platform of a 4th avenue car yes terday morning, with a high silk hat cocked over his left eye and an exceedingly bad cigar projecting from a corner of his mouth at a very acute angle. As the car ro n e d downward this gentleman of pre possessing exterior discoursed upon men and things to Haroun Al Raschid and the car-driver, showing a marked partiality for the opinions of the horseman, as compared with those of his other auditor. From his conversation it appeared that his profes sion was that of a mixer of drinks in a hostelry in 10th avenue. As the car passed through Union Square a brace of youths in very broad-brimmed ■ hats, very short overcoats, and very brill 1 • >----— •*»- --------*>- ! ----I iant gloves, with very thick walking-sticks, skipped lightly over the street under the horse's heads and moved onward at that india-rubber lock-step pace which Harvard i think of it.' ~ - • bar-tender laughed a horse laugh as he i gazed after them and said to Haroun A1 Raschid: "A couple o' them dudes had a lot of fun over me night before last. Haw, haw, haw ! 1 could break my heart laughin'every time The driver having signified an inclina tion to learn the circumstances that afford ! ed the passenger so much pleasure in retro spection, the bar-keeper consented to re i late the tale. i "I was sittin' down behind the bar," he said, "about eight o'clock in the evenin' an' nnhndv in the Diace—when in comes a University confers upon the alumni. The - * ' ' ' " ; an' nobody iu the place—xvhen in comes a ' couple of the dudest dudes 1 ever see. They were at »out as wide as a bed slat, and the way they walked wouldn't have broke egg-shells. Due of 'em says : • "Aw, Cbawley, what'll it be ?" "Give us some arf-an-arf," says Chawley to me. "I'll take the same," says the other du«le. "Arf-an'-arf of xvot ?" I axes 'em. "Arf seltzer an' arf sasparilla," Chaw- j ley says. "The same for me," puts iu the other dude, "an' say, haw-tender," lie says, "put a little dash of ginger ale into mine, i There's alcohol iu ginger ale,'' he says to Chawley. "You can put some ginger ale into mine, too, haw-tender," Chawley says, big as life. "Well, I fixed the drinks up for 'em and they poured 'em down their necks. Then the other dude axes me how much. "Half a dollar," I says. "By jaxvv," says Chax.ley. "Do you take us for gillies, baw-tender ?" "Naw. I says. 1 take yer 1er gentlemen. That's the reg'lar price 1er them strong mixed hekers and then for the life of me ! couldn't help laughin' at 'em. "He's guyin' us. Horace," said Chawley. "Confund you, baxvtender!" said Horace. What d'ye mean ? I've a great mind to clean out this place, by gawxe !" "That almost made me laugh agin, they xvere such light weights. Why, I'd been afraid to touch oue of 'em for fear he'd come apart, and 1 says, kinder meek, to 'em : "Aw, come, now. young gentlemen ! You don't want to ruin a poor man with a family on his hands by smashing up his stufi ?" "You've insulted us," sai«l Horace, fero cious as a bull-dog. "Blawst, you, baw tender, you've insulted us!" If you don't apologize I'll clean out this place." "Well," 1 says to 'em, "that's just xvhat you will do," and 1 come out from behind the bar. Horace fell away a ton, but 1 never touched 'em. I only went to the door aud locked it, and put the key in my door aud locked it, and put the key in my pocket. Then I got a pail of water and a scrubbing brush anti a mop. and I says to 'em : Now, you fellers said you was goin' to clean this place out. and I'm just agoin' to make you do it !" "Did the}'do it?" inquired the driver, so much interested that he was entirely ob livious of a fat woman who was frantically waving an umbrella and shouting to hint to stop the car. "Well, youjuss betcher life they did it. Do I look like the kind of a man what al lows a dude to insult him in his own shop?" And the bar-tender got oft' the car at Broome street, and stalked loftily down the Bowery with an air of conscious supe riority. A Hrilliaut Hut I »fortunate Preacher. The xvriter calls to mind a young Ken- ! tukian, of profligate habits, who preached at St. Athanasius' Church, in I#os Angeles, in 1868, who could whip out a six-shooter and knock the spots out of the six of dia monds at twenty yards, or ring the Irell at ; a shooting gallery with a ritle twelve times in succession. He was a brilliant young minister, but a slave to intoxicants ; anti died from the effects of intemperance ! shortly after having retired from the rec torship of a church at Elkhart, Ind., iu 1879. The last words of this gifted minis ter—uttered xvhile at the very threshold of death—are so full of startling pathos, and so painfully illustrative of the course of so i many who have looked too frequently up on the delicious nectar in its blush, that w e present it here, trusting that it may not be without its lesson to those who are too heedless of the possible consequences of too 1 much "drink :" "But now the struggle is over. 1 can survey the field and measure the losses. The demon tore from around me the robes of my sacred office and sent me out church less aud godless, a very hissing and by word among men. Afterwards I had busi ness, large and lucrative, and my voice was heard in many courts pleading for mercy, justice and right. But the dust soon ^herrt on my^books and no footfall cross- j nvmv .) . nil Km * if f/x/xK nrifXiM I ample for all necessities, but it took wings and went to feed the coffers of the devils which possessed me. I had a home adorned with all that wealth and the most exquisite taste could do. The devil crossed its threshold and the light faded from its chambers ; the fire went out from the holiest of altars, and leading me from its portals, despair walked forth with me and sorrow and anguish lingered within. I had children—beautiful to me at least — as a dream of the morning, and they had so entwined themselves around their father's heart that no matter where he might wander, ever it came back to them on the wings of a father's undying love. The destroyer took their hands in his and led them away. I bad a wife whose a charms of mind and person were such that to see her was to remember, and to know her was to love her. Eor several years we walked the nigged path of life together rejoicing in the sunshine and sorrowing in the shade. The infernal monster would not spare me even this. I had a mother, who lor long years had not left her ehair, a victim of disease, and her choicest delight was in reflecting that the lesson taught at her knee had taken root in the heart of her youngest born and that iie was useful to his fellows and an honor to her who bore him. But the thunderbolt even j reached there, and there it did its most cruel work. Other days cured all but this. Ah me! never a word of reproach from her: only a tender caress, only a shadow of a great unspoken grief gathered over the dear old face ; only a trembling hand laid more lovingly upon my head, only a closer clinging to the cross, only a piteous appeal to Heaven if her cup was at last full. And while her boy raged in his wild delirium 2,000 miles away, the pitying angels pushed ; the golden gates ajar, and the mother of th» Hmnlmrfl »ntorori intn «wt And th™ the drunkard entered into rest. And thus I stand, a clergyman without a chnrch, a barrister without brief or business, a hus band without a wife, a son without a without hope—all swallowed up in the maelstrom of drink ! FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Ili» Marriage t» Mis» Fin«., a White W omaii. , , shaken negro social circles lrom centre to Oircnrulerence. Douglass is probably the VYkhIiiiikIoii special, 'iO.li.j There are about fifty thousand colored people living in the District of Columbia, aud the inairiage of Fred Douglass has i parent, a man with scarcely a friend, a soul ' —* 1 " ■' 1 best knoxvn colored man in American his tory. His adventures havelreen published [ in ltooks and newspapers, and he has lee- \ turn! in nearly every prominent city in the United States. Here he has been re garded as the peculiar leader of the colored i ]>eople, and in every movement intended I to improve the condition ol the blacks, be has l*eeu the loremost man. Douglass is | 65 years of age, and his commanding figure, rugged face aud gray hair form an j object of almost as much curiosity to visi- j tors here as the President or Mr. Blaine, j For many years past Douglass has held office here, aud txvo of his three sons are j now drawing salaries from the government. At present he occupies the position of Recorder of Deeds, and his bride, Miss ! Helen M. Fitts, a white woman 35 years of ; age. has been copyist in bis office about eighteen mouths. It is two years since 1 Mr. Douglass' first wife died, aud none of of his family nor his friends had any idea that he content plated a second mar- j riage until after the ceremony had been performed. The laws of Virginia severely j punish miscegenation, and had he married a white woman iu .Maryland, he would have risked mobbing. The more intelli- I gent of tlie colored people here regard the marriage as carrying out practically the theory and principles advocated by Mr. | Douglass for the past thirty years with ! reference to the equality of the races. He has long entertained the belief that race distinctions should not prevail, aud advo cated a broad humanity iu regard to color. Miss Pitts is xvell connected. She lived in Avon. N. Y., aud was educated as a school teacher, aud taught tor some years. Her uncle, who is in the fifth auditor's office, while not liking the marriage, says that Helen is old enough to decitle lor herself. "I think that both she and Mr. Douglass have been thinking about taking this step for some time past, and 1 do not believe it is hasty on their part." Miss Pitts has always been associated xvith the women's suffrage movement, and is xvell known to ladies interested in that cause. A Hle»»ing in l)i«giii»e. (Detroit Frei* J're»».j There was to have been a suit for assault and battery before one of tlie justices iu the temple yesterday. A farmer down in ►Spnngxvi'lls was charged xvith having slapped the jaws of his neighbor, aud txvo wagon loads of witnesses xvere on hand to swear to this aud that. Both plaintiff and defendant seemed to be determined men, and their respective wives sat and glared at each other like txvo old cats. .Some of the necessary formalities were being worked up when, all of a sudden, the wife ! ; ! i ol the complainant was taken xvith the . .. u i. *. .i i i . ■ » ; toothache. It wasut the kind which , growl.» and mutters and ,'ools around, but the old fashioned jumping ache, and in two 1 minutes she was crying. Her tears at once J softened the wife of the defendant, and j after a little she slipped over and xvhis- J pered : "Poor thing—I'm sorry !" "Oh, such an ache!" sobbed the victim. "I brought along some peppermint, and j here it is," said the first, as she produced i the vial. "What's all this?" asked the plaintifi', as J he came up. "Why, your poor wife is suffering ter• ribly with the toothache, and I pity her 1 from the bottom of my lieart." "Who's got the toothache?" inquired the ! defendant, as lie joined the group. "My wife." "George! but that's too bail! Sha'n't 1 ! 1 go to the drug store for you ?" At this the plaintiff turned about, held out his hand, and replied: ".Say, George. I was a fool to bring this suit. I called you a liar and yon hit me. i and that was right." "But I'm sorry, Jim." "Then let's drop the xvhole business and : ride home together and have a chicken ; dinner. Molly, ge. your cloak on." And in spite of lawyers and spectators j and the qneer expression of his honor's | I «lof.ndfint nn Blip haut anil hpadiul the i defendant on the hack, and headed the party outdoors with the exclamation : "Go to grass with your law and lawyers, and you xvornen folks stop here till George and me have a dr ink." A sophomore college editor called, dur ing his Christmas vacation, upon a Ward ing school girl more frivolous than literary. The young editor waited long for an opportunity to give a "literary turn" to the conversation, but finally hazarded the question : "Have you read 'Only a Girl,' Miss Edith?" "No, I have not," re plied Miss Edith, testily, to what she con sidered a reflection upon her yonthfulness. "I think I am old enough to read 'But Yet a Woman.' " 60VERN0K .MURRAY. Hcing Interviewed, He Tells a Flam Story Like an Honest .Man.. [Salt Lake Tribune.1 A reporter of the Tribune yesterday called upon Governor Murray, armed with the 7 Jerald —a most nasty weapon by the way—and demanded to know why the Governor had been a rascal so Jong and kept still about it. Governor Murray (smiling —It was too bad, was it not ? Reporter—Had you any trouble while Marshal of Kentucky ? Were there any charges ever made against you ? Gov. M.—Xo and yes I discharged a deputy for cause, aud be spread the story around Louisville that there were laches in my office. I was absent in the country at the time. Du my return, being told of the matter. I at once (Ireing more sensitive than I now am) wrote to the daily jour nals aDd asked their owners to do me the favor ,tt> send experts to examine and re port upon my official affairs. The Courier Journal promptly responded, and sent an expert. He made a thorough examination ami gave a report to his employers, which caused them, editorially in the Courier Journal, to declare that the charges were utterly groundless. The intention was to break me of my office, but nothing was ever more quickly or completely crushed. Indeed the charges fell still-born, for they were wholly groundless. Rep.—What about this man Chase? Gov. M.—He was some years ago an offi cer in the Department of justice. He picked up this story of the deputy whom I discharged, and made a thorough examina tion of the ltooks of my office. He thought he had found an error of $300, but told me later that he was thoroughly convinced that I was an honest man. Rep.—Did he file charges against you in any Department at Washington? Gov. M.—He had not while I lived in the East. I don't know what may have been done since. Rep.—Had you any trouble iu settling your accounts as Maishal? Gov. M.—Not the slightest ; not a com plaint was interpose.!; my accounts were formally passed upon by the United States Court of Kentucky; they were regularly audited, and my full receipts were given me. Rep.—Where were you after your office as Marshal expired, until you came to Utah ? Gov. M.—In Louisville. Rep.—What were you doing ? Gov. M.—I was editor of the CommenieiJ Reji.—Did you hold any office? Gov. M.—Yes; 1 was chairman of tin Republican State Central Committee, and held other offices. Rep.— Were these old charges ever re nexved during that time? Gov. M.—1 never knew of any charges ever having been preferred. Rep.—How do you account for their breaking out at this time? Gov. M.—That is easy enough. The in tention, of course, is to smirch my reputa tion now. at the end of my term, anil then [ \ i I | j j j j ; 1 j j to let the pretended charges drop. Rep.—What is your judgement about the extent and effect of the conspiracy ? Gov. 51.—It is simply a case of two or lltree coyotes making the woods ltoxvl ; it will all rail still-born, as it did before. Rep.—Have you made any reply to the dispatches of to-day ? Gov. M.—None at all except to telegraph Mr. Springer that I hold myself in readi ness to make instant and ample refutation of any charges that hav e been or can be made against me. The repot ter then accepted a cigar of the Governor, x bien was a worse one than any man who has grown wealthy by corrupt practice» itt a Government office ever ought to give a patient reporter, and retired. Good Advice. President Porter, of Yale, recently gave this sound and wholesome advice to tlie students : "Young men, you are the archi tects of your owu fortunes; rely on your oxvu strength of bo«lv and soul. Take for your star self-reliance. Inscribe on your banner, Luck is a fool, Pluck is a hero.' Don't take too much advice, keep at the helm and »teer your own ship, aud remem ber that tire art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Think xxell ot' yourself. Strike out. As».:me your owu position. Put potatoes in a cart, go oxer a rough road, and the small ones go to the bottom. Rise altove the envious and the . , ... . , • . , tealous. I ire above tlie mark you intend ] , ___ l.nergv, invincible determination, to hit. with a rigid motive, are the levers that move the xvorld. Don't swear. Don t de- | ceive. Don't read uoxels. Don't marry until you can support a wife. Be civil. | Read the papers. Advertise your bnsiness. Make money and do good with it. Love your G oil and fellow men. Love truth and virtue. Love yonr country and obey its . laws." The Origin of the Potato. [Century.1 The potato, originally a South American plant, was introduced to Virginia by «Sir i John Harvey in 1629, though it was unknown in some counties of England a hundred and fifty years later. In Penn sylvania potatoes are mentioned very soon after the advent of the (Quakers; they were , noi among New York product» iu 1695, but in 1775 xve are told of 11,000 bushels | grown on one sixteen acre patch in this province. Potatoes were served, perhaps as an exotic rarity, at a Harvard installa tion «linuer in 1707: but the plant xvas only brought into culture iu Nexv England at the arrival of the Presbyterian emigrants from Ireland in 1718. Five bushels were i accounted a large crop of j»otatoes for a j Kvc " . seven ^ ' ^ Connecticut farmer; for it xvas held that it j a mau ate them every day, he could not ( Tardy Justice to Villnid. N.,Y. Letter to < 'lii«*HK«> Tribune.J A reaction has set in. The very men who aided in Villard's undoing, now that he is undone, are sorry for him. They did not think that he xvould sink his whole fortune in trying to sustain his stock, when he might ha\*e thrown the burden on others. This is an astonishing icuox-ation on Wall street. After all, he is a senti mental financier. It is glorious, they say, to take such a magnanimous course; it is morally sublime; bat it is not business. And, in despite of ethics, business is—busi ness. Even Wall street has a heart. Numberless have been the expressions of sympathy sent to him from that quarter. : 1 I It may not do that sort of thing itself, but to its credit, be it said, it admires the man capable of rising to such a bight. It is re markable because Villard has scarcely anything in common with the mass of bro kers or the bulls aud bears. He is ac quainted with very lew of them, although they ot course know him, at least by sight. He does not affect their hilarity, their love of display,their epicuriauism,their fondness for sensation. Notwithstanding that he likes to do things in princely style, and to be surrounded by artistic objects and rich furnishings, he has no faucy for ostenta tion. Individually he is simplicity itself. Heisa very plain liver; he very rarely touches xvine, and then a small glass of claret satisfies him ; he abhors tobacco iu every shape. Exquisitely near, he is al ways most soberly attired ; he eschews or naments; he does not even xvear a ring ex cept his wedding ring. Not the smallest oath not any indelicate allusion ever falls from his lips. He is as refined as a tine woman ; there is no taint in his blood or iu his morals. A pattern of domesticity he finds his greatest happiness iu his wife and children. A Fourteen Story House. (New York World.] The landlord and the reporter stood on the roof of a fourteen story liât. ' That cluster of houses over there," said the land lord, "is not Elizabeth, N. J. It is the City of Mexico. That man on a mule is a Mexican alcalde. Do you see that blue line to the north ? Baffin's bay. Those are the Betmuda islands. That little islet to the south is Santo Domingo. That smoke yon observe comes from a negro in surrection. The txvo candidates for Presi dent are lighting down there." "Are th«».»e bibs the Jersey Highlands ?" "No; they are the Sierra Nevadas." "That village to the southwest ?" "New Orleans." "Beyond it ?" "The capital of Texas." "That black thread ?" "The .Mississippi river.'' ' The Jfiack speck out or. the ocean that crawls along so slowly?" "Jay Gould's yacht. The black going by it a sailing vessel." "Is that Hoboken over to the west ?" "That is Chicago. You will see Hobo ben axvay this side." The reporter looked down over the eaves on the west siôe of the house and saw Hoboken directly below. The landlord had taken his man on a high pinnacle. The devil w as shoxviug the reporter the whole world. "All these 1 will give," said he, "if you will only put my name in the newspaper." Dior. Enough lor One Deal. It was during the late war. We were preparing for a charge on Mulligan s works at Lexington, when Vest, of Missouri, the present United State's .Senator, came up and asked permission to participate as a volunteer. His request was granted, and being furnished weapons aud a horse lie dashed boldly into the fray. The attacking party were driven hack, and in a few minutes Vest rode up to where General Price and staff were stand ing; dismounted, turned over horse aud weapons to an orderly, and with an impres siveness all his own declared that "The man who says that George Vest has nevir been iu battle is a d— d liar, aud the man who says that George Vest will ever Jte found in another, is a d—d tool ."— Houston Post. He lx new \\ here He Got matron. Thal I ii tor Some of our richest men startet! in life in a very modest way, and are still plain, unpretentious people, but their sons put on a great deal of style. Dne of the latter, who was better posted about other people's affairs than about his owu family's, re marked, sneeringly. to an acquaintance : "Your father was nothing but a simple stoue mason." "I know where you got that informa tion," quietly remarked the other. "From whom did I get it ?" "From your father.'' "How do you know that?" "Because your father used to be my father's hod carrier. " father's hod carrier. " IIF.MOK OF THE HOI K. lias reached milk | | . The decorative craze pails. A charity bawl—"Gimme ten cents ter buy er loaf er bread with." When asked what she had for «linner, she replied "cold tongue." And he judged by her manner that there xvould be some of it left for supper. The ballet is described as being as old as the world. The ballet gui is noted for her longevity, but xve had no idea it amounted to so much as this. A California girl has taught her horse to kneel xvhenever she wants to mount. No girl, however, is happy until she has taught a young man to kneel. "In to-day also xvalks to-morrow/' said Coleridge, all of which goes to show that the poet, like some of the rest of us, reached home occasionally about midnight. Airnee tells a reporter that she wears out $360 worth of stockings every year. But as stockings comprise about her entire wardrobe, the figures are not so very ap palling. .Senator Wilson, of Iowa, tells a Chicago reporter that he regards prohibition and its enforcement in Ioxva as a "dead sure thing." He got his words mixed. He should have said : "A dead thing sure." The paragraph to the effe«*t that Sullivan j s ver y j]j W as most injudiciously cireu j atet i It referred.to Sir Arthur "Pinafore" Sullivan, but many people thought it referred to John L., and were so caused deep and unnecessary anxiety. An old negro afld his son called on the editor of a newspaper. "I wants my son ter work iu yer office, sah.'' "What can he do?" "Oh, at fnst he can't do nutbin'but edict yer paper, but arter awhile, when he learns mo' sense, he ken black yer !>oots an' sweep de fio'." Removal ot Indians. Washington, January 30. —Chief Car los and his delegation of Flathead Indians had a conference with the Secretary of the Interior to-day upon the proposition to re move the EJatheads, now in the Bitter Root valley, to the Joeko reservation, Mon tana.