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% JL Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, June 19, 1884. No. ^Tl|r illcclilij Jjjcralil. R E FISK D. W FISK, A J. FISK, Publishers und Proprietor*. Largest Circulât:« a cf ary Paper in Montana -—o--— Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD One Year, (in advance).................. Six Month«, (in addancei................... Three Months, (in advance When not paid for in advance the rate will Four Dollars f*-. Postal SS no 2 (X) 1 no all oases, Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: City .Subscribers,delivered by carrier,8150a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)..................$12 00 Six Months, by mail, (in advance)............. ft 00 Three Months, by mail, (in advance)»......... 3 00 4#'A11 communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. MOTHER'S WORK. Baking stewing and brewing, Roasting, frying and boiling, Sweeping, dusting and cleaning. Washing, starching and ir ning, Kipping, turning and mending, Cutting, hasting and stitching. Making the old like new ! Shoe-strings to lace. Faces to wash, Buttons to sew. And the like of such ; Stockings to darn While the children play. Stories to tell. Tears wipe away, Making them happy The livelong day; It is ever thus from morn till night ! Who says that a mother's work is light ' At evening, four Kittle forms in white; Prayers all said, And the last good night, Tucking them safe In each downy lied, Silently asking, O'er each head, That the dear Father In heaven will keep Safe all his darlings. Awake or asleep. Sheu I think the old adage true ever will prove, "It !» easy to labor for those we love." PAKT III. All me! dear me! 1 often say As I hang the tumbled clothes away. And the tear drops start. While my burdened heart Allies for the mother across the way. Where, oh where are Her nestlings flown ? All, all are gone. Save one alone ! Folded their garments With tenderest Care, Cnpressed the pillow And vacant the chair: No ribbons to tie. No faces to wash. No hair all awry ; No merry voices To hush into rest ; God save them. He took them, And he knoweth liest; But ah ! the heart anguish ! the tears that fall! This mother's work is the hardest of all ! The lute of « fast Young Man. I Written in the Illinois State Prison.] It's curious, isn't it, Billy, The changes that twelve months may bring? last year 1 was at Saratoga, As happy ami rich as a king— I was raking in pools at the races. And feeling the waiters with ''ten," And sipping mint juleps by twilight And to-day I hiii here in the "Pen." What led me to do it ?" What al ways Leads men to destruction ami crime? The Prodigal Son, whom you've read of, Has altered somewhat in his time. He spends his substance as freely As the biblical fellow of old ; But when it is gone he fancies The husks will turn into gold. Champagne, a Ikix at the opera, High steps while fortune is flush, The passionate kiss of women Whose cheeks have forgotten to blush— The old, old story, Billy, Of pleasure that ends ill tears— The froth that foams for an hour, The dregs that an' tasted for years. Last night. h s I sat here and pondered On the end of my evil ways. There arose, like a phantom before me, The vision of boyhood days. I (bought of my obi home, Billy, Of the school house that stood on the hill, of the brook that Mowed llnougk tlui mea dow— 1 can e'en hear its sweet music still. Again I thought of my mother. of the mother who taught me to pray. Whose love was a precious treasure That I heedlessly east awtiy. v I saw again in my visions The fresh-lipped, careless l>oy To whom the future was boundless. And the past but a mighty toy. 1 thought of all this as I sat here— of my ruined and wasted life— And tin- pangs of remorse were bitter— They pierced my heart like a knife. It takes some courage, Billy, To laugh in the face of fate, When the yearning ambitious of manhood Are blasted at twenty-eight. CAT-TAILS. 1 Kniest Mctlofley, in Chicago Current ] clear, dark and cool, a shallow pool l.ies underneath the summer sky. l.ow rippling in the sedgy grass As wayward winds go tripping by. Amt fleeting shadows lightly skim Across the water band in band. And vanish in a reedy point Where slender, waving cat-tails stand. And in the wondrous summer sky, "Old Sol" his golden censer swings. And in the pool the bubbles break And lose lln-insclvcs in floating ring", W bile hladcd (lags bend low to greet The blue-veined lilies resting there. And high alaivc their drooping heads The cat-tails drink the summer air. Across the (sail, with filmy wings The "Devil's darning-needles" fly, And deep among the shady flags The croaking frogs securely lie; A red-winged blackbird's liquid notes Sound clear ami sweet "Co chee! Co-cliee! And in the breeze's cradling arms The cat tails rock in airy glee. Till ASKING HOI R. Now the iwict w rites a sonnet I'pun spring. And each woman buys a bonnet, I'hough there's preejous little on it, Save a wing. The canoeist plies his paddle With a fling ; And the jockey cleans his saddle. I-or he'll very Boon skedaddle Round the ring. Now the circus-goer's missioa Is in tents; And tlie plotting politician AA lio is Ailed with wild ambition, (.'limits the fence. >f otliee lie lielieves bis chan' Is immense : WhiW; in pohruiinic he'» no novice, h mg strength, though other* scoff. is Innocent*. * 1 j ( ! JAMES G. BLAINE. Opinions of the Press. Cleveland Herald (Rep.) : From this day the State which has given four Presidents to the Nation, and has material for as many more, will work with all its might for "the man from Maine." and from the lake to the river it will ling with shouts of "Plaine and Victory !" Pittsburg Dispatch (Rep.): A Pennsyl vanian for President on a platform that is peculiarly Pennsylvanian, is such a clear case of twins that any Pennsylvanian who cannot carry his torch and lend a voice to the chorus this fall must lie either signally strong in his partisanship or cold in his in tellectuality indeed. Detroit Post and Tribune i Rep.): With such a head for the ticket there is no dan ger of a dull canvass. His own restless and fearless spirit is contagious, and we shall have a campaign that is aggressive and pugnacious,* with meetings, speeches, processions and fireworks. Under Rlaine's captaincy the Republican column will keep moving on. Peoria Transcript (Rep.): There is no need of any biography of James G. Plaine. His name is in the mouth of every one. Even the schoolboys are familiar with the history and deeds of the man whose white plume has ever waved where raged the battle for human rights and human liberty the fiercest and hottest. He goes into the 1 battle with the prestige of numerous vic tories, and the one next fall will be his ! great and crowning one. Toledo Blade (Rep.): With Plaine as our ! candidate, we shall have what we most de I sire, and what is necessary at this period ia the country's history, a hot campaign. ! He will win the fight, not by dodging or ! equivocation, but by the sheer force of the correctnees of the principles of which he ! is, above all others, the representative. An I extreme Republican, his election will be a j complete vindication of the principles of I Republicanism, and an expression of the i confidence of the people in the party that, since 1816, has controlled the destinies of : the country. Illinois State Journal ( Rep.): The nomi : nation of Plaine will arouse an enthusi ! asm among the people from ocean to ocean that has never been equaled since the i Declaration of Independence set the heart of the Atlantic provinces on fire a century : ago. He is felt to he the typical Ameri can, embodying all the excellencies, and mayhap, some of the defects of one to the manner born. He is a man for whom every ' citizen can vote with satisfaction, and every Republican can work for his election with enthusiasm. Nebraska State Journal (Rep.): Much ; better than a dark horse is the nomination j of James G. Plaine. He is a statesman, i and his views on all public questions have i been the property of the Nation for years, j No matter what the action of the Demo j cratic convention, the issues are laid down i in advance. No amount of Pourbon dodg ing and equivocation will divert the con ! test from the line laid down at Chicago by ' the Republican National Convention. With 1 Plaine at the head of the ticket, sustained by the past record and present principles of the party, the campaign will be aggressive from to-day. Toronto Mail : For the first lime since its organization the Republican party has deliberately nominated its ablest man as a candidate for the Presidency. In this the convention has done better probably than most persons dared to expect. The nomi nation of Mr. Plaine will be an agreeable surprise to thousands of his countrymen and co-partisans. Murat Halsted, in Cincinnati Commercial Gazette (Rep.) : If there is a possibility of beating Blaine it is because New York is European rather than American, and I do not concede that there is enough of that to overpower the man who represents the height and breadth of American politics and policy. If the Democrats gather strength so as to seriously threaten the de feat of Blaine and Logan, there will be such a campaign as never yet has shaken this country. If it were not for the TOO votes of the solid South there would be no more chance for the defeat of Blaine and Logan than there would have been to beat Blaine in either of the three latest National Republican Conventions if the delegations had been made up in the several States ac cording to the Republican strength. Albany Journal (Rep.) : The Republi can party, invincible as an exponent of progressive ideas and courageous action, will be worthily led by the man whom it has honored with its approval this day. All citizens who desire that this country shall stand before the world as a nation great and benignant in its might as a robust tyj>e of a successful government by and for the people will heartily approve the nomination ot the illustrions states man from Maine. If the Republican party has yet a mission to fulfill, it has shown wisdom in the selection of a candidate who has been unswerving in his obedience to its decisions and powerful in the cham pionship of the settled policies. If there is need of honesty, vigor, leadership, and capacity in the Chief Executive, those qualities will he supplied in the trium phant election of that candidate to the office of President. Pittsburg Commercial Gazette (Rep.): In thus honoring Blaine the convention has done an act which will meet the hearty approval of the great body ot Republicans all over the country. It has made success certain beyond the possibility of a doubt, aud will infuse a vigor and spirit into the campaign which will be irresistible. He is the most popular leader in the country to day, and will arouse greater enthusiasm, inspire a higher degree of confidence, and command a larger support in those States which must l>e depended on for Republican electors than any other man who could have been named. Ohio, Connecticut and California have been taken at once out of the list of doubtful States. Who believes that the State which gave us Ga/field, and which holds his memory in supreme vener ation, will fail to show its devotion to the man who did so much to elevate him to the Presidency, and whom he so highly honored and trusted in return ? Wheeling (W. Ya.) Intelligencer (Rep.): After years of hopeless combat with an op ponent physically our superior, West Vir-*j ginia stands at the threshold of a new era. | The nomination of James G. Blaine lor President will complete the work so happi- j ly begun within our own tardera, and the j Mountain State will be wrested from j Pourbon domination and again placed where she rightfully belongs—in the ranks . of the Republican States. The State needs the moral influence of that position more thau the Republican party needs her sup port. She must shake off the shackles and move on in the march of progress politi cally and industrially. Her mines, her factories, her flocks, and her workman need the fostering care of Republican protection. Her children need the enlightenment of Republican education. The State needs Blaine. The Democrats affect to ridicule the idea of Republican victory in West Virginia. So did they affect to ridicule the election of Goff to Congress, but he was elected, and just as easily, just as surely can we redeem the whole State with the prestige Blaine and Logan will give us. Indianapolis Journal (Rep.) : Mr. Blaine is and has been to the Republican party what Henry Clay was to the old Whig party—its leader and champion. While he was not the first choice of the Journal, it accepts his leadership without' hesitation and without fear of results. As we have so often said, the party is greater than aDy man, and the voiced wisdom of its conven tion better than any individual judgment. There can be no bitterness over the result in any quarter. The Republican party is not made up of children, but of strong, stalwart, sensible men, and the verdict of the National Convention will be accepted with true loyal devotion to the party, whose success is greatly more to be desired than the advancement of any individual, and in the spirit of full belief that the continuance of the Republican party in power is absolutely and unquestionably indispensable to the prosperity of the country, and to the maintenance and per manency of those principals and methods of government by which alone the peace and good order of society may be conserved and individual liberty and happiness most largely secured and enhanced. Women Who Never Buy. [New York Sun,] A dry goods salesman Says : "We have to endure a great deal at the hands of those ladies who never buy. These people take up valuable time, and a good part of our energies is directed to the effort to cir cumvent them. The moment an 'old timer' comes up to the counter she is in stantly recognized by some one of the salesmen, the warning signal, a tap on the counter, is passed along the line. Then we have some fun. The 'old timer' will call for, say, a certain shade of yellow, she is told that it is not in stock. 'Oh, what a pity !' she exclaims, 'that is just what I wanted. If you had it I would buy sixteen yards of it.' Then it is the next man's turn. He comes up, accord ingly, and tells the first salesman that he is mistaken, that there is still a holt of twenty yards of that identical stuff in the in the store. He brings it forward and lays it down. You would think the shop per who never buys would be disconcerted at this state of affairs. Not a bit of it. She says smilingly : 'Oh, that is just what I want. Lay it aside for me, and I will see my dressmaker aud find out just how many yards she needs, and to morrow I'll come back and buy it.' Then she departs with a simper, but she never comes back. We amuse ourselves in this way, but it is a terrible nuisance all the same." ' I ! ! : 1 ■ i : ' I A Family Nomenclature. [Syracuse Herald.] At the beginning of a school term all pupils in the public schools are required to giue their lather's fall name. Frequently the teachers have hard work to get the first name, and it is not an unusual thing to become involved in a dialogue some thing like the one which took place re cently in one of the city schools at the opening of this term. The teacher asked Michael Murphy what his father's name was and Michael said: "Mr. Murphy." "What is his first name ?" "He never had but one name." "Well, what would you call him if jou wanted a new rocking horse ?" "I don't want one." "When you speak to him what do you say ?" "Oh, I can't remember all I say when I speak to him." "But supposing he was out chopping j wood and you went to the door and called ] to him, what would you say?" "He never cuts up wood, but if I should j call him I would call him 'dad.'," "Oh, dear! I wish I could make you un- j derstand what I mean. Now, can't you tell me what your mother calls him ?" "Yes, 'um ; she calls him 'old red-head.'" j Besting Place of Jefferson. A bronze tablet has been placed upon ; the front of the new Pennsylvania National j Bank building, Philadelphia, Pa., bearing the inscription : "On this site originally i stood the dwelling in which Thomas Jeffer- ; son drafted the Declaration of Indepen dence which was adopted by the Conti nental Congress in this city July 4, 1776. Erected, 1775 ; removed, 1883." The Ledger says that the question whether Jefferson drafted the document in the cor ner house or in the one adjoining on the west still is a matter of dispute, but as the bank building covers both lots the accuracy of the inscription on the tablet is not dis puted. Origin of the Bagpipe. [Boston Journal.] The popular belief which assigns the origin of the bagpipe to Scotland is a mis take. Long before it sounded "the war note of Lochiel" it had been heard in various countries in Europe, especially in Rome, where it was held so much in es teem that Nero gave it a place on the coin of the empire. The famous instrument has ahvays been popular in Scotland. The magistrates in Aberdeen in 1630 forbade its being played in the streets of that city. Shutting Out the Sun in New York. [New York Post.] The bill limiting the height of buildings, which recently passed the Senate, is one in which all residents of New York are inter ested. and whose passage the city repre sentatives ought to secure. To say noth ing about danger from fire, the necessity of sun light is being more and more recognized by sanitary reformers and physicians. A block of buildings 125 feet high means a series of cold, gloomy, unhealthy wells instead of the light and airy courts that ought to be provided. NYE, THE HUMORIST. An Attempt at Amateur Carpentering, With Peculiar Results. [From the Denver Opinion.] In my opinion every professional man should keep a chest ol carpenters' tools in his barn or shop, and busy himself at odd hours with them in constructing the varied articles that are always needed about the house. There is a great deal of pleasure in feeling your own independence of other trades, and more especially of the carpen ter. Every now aud then yonr wife will want a bracket put up in some corner or other, and with your new bright saw and glittering hammer you can put up one up on which she can hang a cast-iron horse blanket lambrequin with inflexible water lillies sewed in it. A man will, if he tries, readily learn to do a great many snch things, and his wife will brag about him to other ladies, and they will make invidious comparisons be tween their husbands, who can't do any thing of that kind whatever, ami you who are "so handy." Firstly, you buy a set of amateur car penter tools. You do not need to say that you are an amateur. The dealer will find that out when you ask him for an easy running broad axe, or a green gage plumb line. He will sell you a set of amateur's tools that will he made of old sheet-iron, with basswood handles, and the saws will double up like a piece of stove-pipe. After you have nailed a board on the fence successfully, yon will very naturally desire to do something better, more diffi cult. You will probably try to erect a parlor table or a rustic settee. I made a very handsome bracket last week, and was naturally proud of it. In fastening it together, if 1 hadn't inadvert ently nailed it to the barn floor, 1 guess I could have used it very well, but in tear ing it loose from the barn, so that the two could be used separately, I ruined a brac ket that was intended to serve as the base, as it were, of a lambrequin which cost $9, aside from the time expended on it. During the month of March I built an ice chest for this summer. It was not handsome, hut it was very roomy and would be very nice for the season of 1884, I thought. It worked pretty well through .March and April, but, as the weather be gins to warm up, that ice chest is about the warmest place about the house. There is actually a glow of heat around that ice ehest that 1 don't notice elsewhere. I've shown it to several personal friends. They seem to think that it is not built tight enough lor an ice chest. My brother look ed at it yesterday, and said that his idea of an ice chest was that it ought to be tight enough at .east to hold the larger chunks of ice, so that they would not escape through the pores of the ice box. Ifp says he never built one, but that it biood to reason that a refrigerator like that ought to be constructed so that it would keep the eows out of it. Yon don't want a refrigerator that the cattle can get through the cracks of and eat up your strawberries on ice, he says. A neighbor of mine w ho once built a hen resort of laths, and now wears a thick thumb nail that looks like a Brazil nut as a memento of the pullet corral, says my ice chest is all right enough, only that it is not suited to this climate. He thinks that along Behrings Strait, during the hol idays, my ice chest would work like a charm. And even here, he thought, if I could keep the fever out of my chest there would be less pain. I have made several other articles of vertu this spring, to the construction of which I have contributed a good deal of time and two finger nails. I have also sawed into my leg two cr three times. The leg, of course, will get well, but the panta loons will not. Parties wishing to meet me in my studio during the morning hour will turn into the alley between 8th and 9th streets, enter the third stable door on the left, pass aronnd my Gothic house, and give the countersign and three kicks on the door in an ordinary voice. I : j ] j j j ; j i ; Pigs as Drunkards. [Pall Mall Budget.] Men of low intellectual endowment with a taste for strong drink will derive much comfort from the result of one of the latest experiments which, at the suggestion of the ex-Brandy King of Sweden, the French Temperance Society has been making on the alcoholization of pigs. The experiments, which were commenced in 1879 on a num ber of pigs of the so-called Anglo-Chinese breed have been continued ever since. Each pig was kept in a separate sty, but twice a day they were all fed together in an adjoining yard. Alcohol was mixed with their food, and after each meal they all fell into a deep sleep, but showed no signs of excitement, except now and then a slight muscular trembling. The differ ence of the effect of alcohol on the human brains and pigs is believed to arise from the smallness of a pig's brains, for the larger the brain the more dangerous the effect of intoxication. Hence, although the companions of St. Anthony may occa sionally indulge in their taste for juniper, they are in no danger of being attacked by delirium tremens. The Seven Sleepers. "It would awaken the seven sleepers" is a common saying ; but we venture to say that half who use it do not know its ori gin. The legend runs that seven noble youths of Ephesus, during the persecution of the Christians by Decius, a Roman Em peror of the third century, tied and took ; refuge in a cavern, and having been pur sued and discovered, were walled in and thus left to perish. They are said to have fallen asleep, and in that state they were j miraculously preserved for nearly two cen turies, when their bodies having been found in the cavern, were taken out and exposed to the veneration of the faithtul. Then it was said that these holy martyrs were not dead : that they had been hid in the cav ern where they had fallen asleep, and t hat they at last awoke, to the astonishment of the spectators. The spot is still shown at Eph esus where the pretended miracle took place, and the Persians celebrate annually the feast of the Seven Sleepers. Oriental Fire Worshepers. There are not many Parsees now. the largest Parsee community being at Bom bay, where reside 156,000 worshipers of the sacred fire. They hold there much the same position as the Jews do in London. They are respected for their integrity, ; their thrift, their care for their own poor, and the generosity of their wealthier mem bers toward objects of public interest. The Unatonable Sin. [Chicago Tribune.] "Good-by, McNulty 1" The tall, lithsome form of Esmerald W. Perkins was sharply ontlined against Vivian McNulty's left ear as he stood that beautiful June evening in the doorway of Briertown Villa hoping against hope, and praying that something—he knew or cared not what—might occur to sweep from the horizon of his life the awful sorrow that was hanging over it like a pall—a sorrow that would make every day an eon of misery, every word of joy that others might utter a knell of despair. They had quarreled, those two—they who in the beautiful days of autumn, when the leaves were turning golden, when the hills were crowned with amtier light and the valleys seemed like huge cups brim ming over with a purple haze, and when the trotting record was lowered to 2:081, had plighted their troth so willingly and yet so solemnly, thinking, and rightly, too, that this blending forever of two hearts was a solemn, holy act, one that should ever be looked back upon in silent grati tude—and now they were to part forever, take separate paths on the eventful jour ney of life—that journey which they had hoped by constant companionship and en during love to make one of ceaseless joy and sweet content. But now all was changed, and the rose-tinted luture which they had often pictured to themselves and talked about in the calm hopefulness that only a young man on $75 a month and a pure, passionless girl, who can eat the bot tom crust of a pie without a quiver can assume had passed away forever, and in its place there was a yawning chasm of dt spair and grief. "I cannot marry you," Esmeralda had said to him that night as he entered the house, and then having 'uttered the cruel words which she had been schooling her self all the day to say, aud seeing how they bad pierced like a dagger that brave, manly heart, she had thrown herself into his arms, and as her white face, down which the tears were streaming, lay upon his heart. Vivian McNulty knew that the words which Esmeralda had spoken did not come from her heart—knew that some terrible mystery was enshrouding both their lives in its darksome folds. And as he held her sobbing in his arms the light from the chandelier alwive them streamed down in golden radiance upon the hroad. white brow, from which the fair hair waved away, fell across the long, strangely dark eyelashes, giving just a gleam of the beautiful blue eyes beaneath, across the sweet, red month quivering like a grieved child's. And then, as he lient forward tenderly to kiss away the tears, the girl had drawn back—not in anger, but with an expression of unutterable pain on her face, and spoke the three words with which this chapter opens : "Good-by, McNulty." I For an instant the man could not reply. He had not felt such a shock since meet ing his father in the giddy whirl of a poker game aud going home with nothing but a contrite heart and a lead pencil to show for his month's wages. He still held Esmeralda's hands in his, and the girl wits looking up to him with eje-i that were tear less now, hut in their depths there was a look of frozen horror, a my-bustle-has-got loose expression, that pierced his very soul. And when he had asked for an explanation of her words—not demanding it as a right, but pleaded for it as a favor—she bad only shifted uneasily onto the other foot aud burst into a storm of sobs. "I can only tell you," she murmured, when finally his agonized entreaties had moved her to speech, "that our marriage would render your life one of constant misery ; that it is lietter that we should part now than commit an error which eternity alone could efface. You will never know how I love you, Vivian—never know the dreadful agony that this separation is cy 'sing me. God knows I would greet de; th with smiling face and outstretched arms to-morrow, now that you are last to me forever, lor what is life without your love, and presence, and kisses but an un ceasing torture ? If I love you less if your love were not enshrined in my heart as something to lie worshiped evermore, I would not take this step. It was wrong, very wrong, I know, to allow this love to overmaster my whole being, but it is better to wreck one life than two, and so again I say 'Good-by,'—and, lifting her pure, sweet face to his, Esmeralda kissed him gently on the lips and turned to go. "Stop !" exclaimed Vivian in an imperi ous, whoa-Emma mauuer. "I plead with you fer explanation, but now I demand it. It is my right," and drawing himself up proudly he broke his left suspender. "You speak truly," replied the girl. "An explanation of my action is due yon. Know, then, that I am a victim of heredity." "Of what ?" asked Vivian. "Ot heredity,'' repeats the girl. "In what respect ?" he demands, his voice hoarse with agony. "I have," said the girl, steadying herself against the piano, "inherited my father's an ire." An Artist's Ingenuity. [San Franciscan.] Alexander, the artist, tells a touching story aliout another artist who once lived in Munich. Number two is now famous and well-to-do; hut then he was the very type of a busted Bohemian. He was in vited to an entertaiumeut where he ex pected to meet his lady-love. Was ever a man so poor that he couldn't afford a sweetheart? Our Bohemian managed to borrow a dress suit, struck someliody for a necktie, and induced a friend to lend him a beautiful clean vhite shirt. At the very last moment he discovered that he did not own a shirt stud. There was a brief period of despair, and then his natural talents came to his rescue. He seized a beer liot tle—the contents had already disappeared, but he satisfied himself with the cork, from which he cut a slice. At the risk of tying his spine in a bow-knot he managed to slip the section of cork under his proud white shirt front and hold it there. At the same instant he seized a large, fiat shiniDg, brass thumb-tack, end pressed it through the linen into the cork. It was a great success. Patent applied for. A decision was recently rendered hy one of the justices of St. Mary's, Maryland. A cow was purchased on condition of safe de livery. The vendor succeeded in getting the eow to the fence of the vendee, but in getting her within the inclosnre she fell when half way over the gap and died. Suit ! was brought to recover the value of the cow, and judgment was rendered for one half the beast. i j : ANOTHER GREAT CANAL. A Cut from the Aclantic Ocean to the Mediterranean. [Madrid Dispatch In the London Times.] Confirming what was stated here early iu the present year respecting a scheme which excites lively interest in Spain, a Spanish newspaper, published ou the northern fron tier, states that a canal from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, which is to convert the Iberian Peninsula into an island, ap pears now to be in a fair way to become an accomplished fact. Starting from the Gironde, the proposed canal is mtened to touch Toulouse, continuing through Lan guedoc and joining the Mediterranean near Narbonne. As the site of a cor. mer cial emporium, Narbonne holds a position second to none in France, being placed at an angle ot the Gulf of Lyons, and in the valley of the Aude. According to the journal referred to, the contract for the work is sigued between the founders and the contractors of the Suez canal for a canal capable of taking vessels of the largest size. The founders have asked the French Government for a guarantee of 10,000,000 francs annually, to begin from 1889, when the works are ex pected to be completed. This guarantee to help to cover the interest on the capital expended. It is further alleged that the Minister of Public Works has promised the scheme his support, and has ordered a Government engineer to report on the dis trict through which the canal is expected to pass. Spain looks upon this scheme from sev eral distinct points of view, hut the balance of opinion is favorable to it. The canal, if made, would constitute a new line of de fense for France, which, it is hoped, would remove the objections made by the French military authorities to the perforation of the Pyrenees at the points most convenient for Spain—Canfranc, for instance. It would not only bring some of the Spanish ports nearer to those of England and Northern Europe, hut would connect those of Cata lonia with the Biscayan provinces Asturias and Galicia. The canal.it is thought, will af fect unfavorably some of the Southern ports, for what reason is not very clear, aud the importance of Gibralter, from a stra tegic point of view, is expected to lie con siderably reduced. I A Sharp Drummer. [From the Rockland Courier.] As the train slowed up at a station, a I commercial-looking man, who had been noticed in earnest conversation with ano ther party of the same general appearance, was heard to remark : "Smart? He's the smartest drummer you ever met anywhere. Why, lie's smart enough to sell suspenders to a dog.'' The other commercial-looking man nodd ed his head at this very happy illustration, and everybody , thought the conversation was ended, when a lonesome-looking indi vidual on the opposite side of the ear re marked : "It doesn't take a véry smart man to sell suspenders to a dog." Even the sleepy passengers aroused at this startling remark hy the lonesome looking individual, and the commercial man asked in some surprise : "Why not?" "Because it doesn't." "What would a dog want with suspend ers?" "To keep up his pants." And thelonsome-looking individual gazed out across the snow-swept waste with a far away look in his voice. And the astonished brakeman sighed so loud as to crack every lamp chimney in the car. --^------ The Golden House of Nero. Rome Correspyindenee of Troy Times. Of all the palaces, ancient or modern, the "golden house of Nero'' was probably the most magnificent and costly. It ex tended over the intervening valley be tween the Palatine andEsquiline hills, hut not a vestige of it now remains. The story of its amazing magnitude and wealth would exceed all belief were it not so well au thenticated hy ancient historians. The dif ferent wings of the imperial palace, were connected by three colonnaded porticoes, each » mile in length. Inclosed by the vast lines of buildings were gardens, groves, lakes aud hills. The vestibule of the pal ace was large enough to admit a colossal statue of Nero 120 feet high. The apart ments occupied by the Emperor were gor geous beyond description. The walls were of marble and ivory, the ceilings of mothei of-pearl, and the floors of alabaster. Gold was used in such profusion on all parts ol the house, inside and ont, and even on the roof, as to give it the name of the golden house. Here, amid unparalleled extrava gance. lived and reigned the infamous, ty rannical, inhuman Emperor, Nero, sleeping on bedsteads of silver and eating from ta bles of gold. Shoes in Japan. One of the most striking sights that takes the attention of the traveler in Japan is that of the wooden sandals worn hy the thirty-five millions of people. These san dals have a separate compartment for the great loe, and make a clacking noise on the street. Straw slippers are also worn, aud a traveler setting out on a journey will strap a supply of them on his back, that he may put on a new pair when the old is worn out. They cost but a cent and a half a pair. They are rights and lefts, anil leave the foot free to the air. We never see those deformities of the foot in Japan which are so frequent in our country. They are never worn in the house, being left outside the door: passing down the streets you see long rows of them at the doors, old aud new, large and small. It is surprising to see how lively the Japs step out of them and pick them up again with their feet, with out stopping when leaving the house. Sealed Report. Washington, June 12.—The report of the experts who examined the hooks of 1 the Union Pacific Railroad Company was handed to Secretary Teller yesterday in a sealed envelope. It was at once locked iu a safe without being read by the Secretary or any one in his office. It is asserted privately that no information has been i given out concerning the character of the , report, and that nothing can tie known ol its contents until the return of Secretary | Teller, who left for New York this morn ing. Commissioner Armstrong is also ab sent from the city. No one has seen the report except the Commisssioner auil the experts who made the examination. I i ; j ; 1 i ! A Slim Mail's Shot. [Perk's Sun.] A number ol gentlemen were iu the de pot waiting-room admiring a fine lot of ducks a triend had shot up ou the lake, and were somewhat surprised to hear him tell ot killing three ducks with one dis charge ot his guu. About this time a slim, pointed-nosed man, who had been quietly listening, remarked : 1 hat s nothing very extraordinary." "Maybe that's the way you always kill ducks," sarcastically remarked the hunter. "W il, that depends on how I load my gun," remarked the slim man. "Then it does make a difference how you load, does it ? I presume you use about a peck of six ounce bullets ?" re marked the hunter, who began to feel that the glory with which he had covered him self had melted and was beginning to run off. "Wal, now, don't you get rattled. 1 don't know as I'll give the scheme away," retorted the slim man. "How many ducks did you ever kill iu one shot?" asked an interested listener. "Wal, stranger, I've killed and strung over fifty of 'em answered the slim man. "Fifty ducks at one shot !" exclaimed half a dozen. "Yes, over fifty, replied the slim mau, "a' 1 don't mind telling ye how 'twas done, if ye really want to know." ',How on earth could you do such a thing ? You must have been where the Jacks were thick," ventured a meek-look iag individual. "Wal, if ye'll give a chance 1 11 tell ye. I took a trip up to Calumet several years ago, and 1 never seed so many ducks in all ruy life. 1 took an old army musket along aud one cartridge." "One cartridge !'' exclaimed half a dozen. "You don't mean to say you only took one cartridge and no other ammunition ?" "Wal, 1 didn't take anything else but an old army musket, one cartridge aud a big sjKXil of wire thread. That's the sum total of what 1 always take. Ye see, 1—" "What was the wire for?" enquired the meek man. "Wait till I finish, hang it, and yell know. Wal, when 1 got out on clear water away irom the rushes, I saw about a I million ot ducks right ahead of me. 1 just took the end of the wire and fasteued it to the bullet in the cartridge and loaded my gun an' put the spool on the bottom of I the boat where 1 thought it wouldn't get tangled up, and then 1 waited for a good chance. I happened to blow my nose, i which of course made a noise, when every duck raised his head to see what was up. I drew a bead on the eye of the duck nearest to me and pulled the trigger before they hait a chance to get scared. Jewhiz ! how that spool did spin while the wire was unwinding ! The ducks flew away, fright ened by the noise of the guu, but I had just titty ducks all strung by their heads ou that wire. The bullet had gone through their heads, draggiug the wire with it, and it took eyes every time except one; it took the tail of that duck just as it raised from the water. The bullet would have got mote ducks, only the spool got caught before the wire was all unwound aud stopped it. I believe if I had had an other cartridge aud another spool of—" The slim man found himself talking to the stove. The rest had tied and none hut he remained. No Case. [ Atlanta Constitution. | "I see dey bah turned Sam loose," said one negro to another. "Yes dey had to let im go, 'kase no ease could be made outeu de charge." "How wuz dat? Tell me all "bout it." Well, de way de trouble riz, a white geuimen seed Sam wid one oh his shirts on." "Yes, an' 'rested him fur stealin', didn't dey ?" "Dat's it, hut w'en dey cum fur trile de j edge'dared dat dar wan't no groun' fur de 'plaint, arter he'd heard de testimony oh Sam's mudder." "What got him out?" "De simple fac' dat Sam's mudder was washin' fur de gemmen, and jedge sed dat as long as de man wuz lucky neugh to get his cloze on Saturday he didn't hah no room to growl bout de washerwoman's frenz an' chillun w'arin 'em de balance oh de week." "Dat jedge got sense," answered the other as they parted. Depopulation of Kamtchatka. According to a report sent hy Lieut. Frederick to the Moscow Gazette, there will soon he no Kamtchatkans left in Kam tchatka. The population in a district larger thau the whole of France, which was once above 50,000, had iu 1880 fallen off to 6,200. The only occupations of the inhabitants are shooting aud fishing: their food consists almost exclusively of fish, for the annual income of any one rarely ex ceeds $4. for which not even forty pounds of Hour can he bought. On the western coast things are even worse. The mor tality in these parts is even greater thau in the east. On the Commodore Islands, however, which are separated by a dis tance of less than 200 miles from Kam tchatka, the population is flourishing again under the benevolent supervision of an American firm. Sundnv School Convention. Louisville, June 13— In the Sunday school convention to-day add-esses were made hy Dr. Barnett, of Iowa : Dr. Gobin, of Indiana ; Dr. Gilliert, ol Kentucky, anil Dr. Chapman, of Colorado. The following officers were elected : Chairman, B. F. Jacobs, of Chicago; treasurer, L. A. Bige low, New York ; secretary, Jas. B. Phipps, Baltimore; finance committee, L. A. Bige low, New York ; E. S. Waggoner, Pennsyl svlvania ; Jas. B. Phipps, Baltimore. The convention adjourned to meet at a time and place to be appointed hy the execu tive committee. Ratifying Blaine's Nomination. NEW YoKK, June 13.—The 21st Assem bly District Republican club adopted reso lutions to-night ratifying the nominations of Blaine and Logan aud pledging them selves to work for ths election ot the ticket. The German Republican Central Commit tee to-night passed similar resolutions. Both meetings were largely attended. Much enthusiasm was manifested. A com mittee was appointed at the latter meet ing to make arrangements for holding a ratification mass meeting.