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rr 0 E== w W Vs « » 4 . A ~"T*. act Volume xvi li. Helena, Montana, Thursday, June 26, 1884. No. j $\c 111 et hl» Hj trail!. R E FISK D. W FISK, *■ J- FISK. Publisher* und Proprietor». Largest Circulation cf any Paper in Montana Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: ? fift One Year, fin advance). .......................-..... t Six Months, fin a(1 ilane*'). „ ............... - » Three Months m advanee)........ ••••....... 1 w When not paid for in advance the rate will lie Fonr Hollars per yeaii Postage, in all eases Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: Otv Subscribers, delivered by carrier,8150 a month One Year, by mail, jin advance). ............... «12 00 six Months, hy mail, (m advanee)............... « yi ree Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 3 00 a^-\l) communications should be addressed to K1SK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. BLAINE AND LOUAJi. I'.Y S. N. HOLMES, SYEA1TSE, N. V. Tunf—"Rally Round the Floy, Roys.' 1 We are coming from the East and coming from the West, Shouting lor Blaine and for I»gan. \i d we are coining from the North and coming from the South, Shouting for Blaine and for Iargan. CHORUS. K,,r Blaine and for Logan, hurrah, hoys, hurrah. ■ , u j ,vith the ballot and charge on the foe. While we gather at the polls in the sun or in the storm. Shouting for Blaine and for 1-ogan. \\. are laiund to save the Union at home as in the field. Shouting for Blaine and for laigan. Vor victory isours, and we'll never, never yield, Shouting for Blaine and for Logan. Chorus—For Blaine, ete. \\ . ever will remember of eighteen eighty-one, Shouting for Blaine and for laigan. Am) mourn for our Garfield, the Nation's noble son. s)„ uting for Blaine and for Ixigan. Chorus—For Blaine, ete. Me wiil stand to our guns when ballots cease to rule, shouting for Blaine and for Logan. While we guard the Union's fate till taught in freedom's school, S outing for Blaine and for Iaigan. Chorus—For Blaine, etc. S> we will rally at the [«ills as we've rallied heretofore, shoaling for Blaine and for Logan. Ami we'll putt our ballots in for the Union ever more, Shouting for Blaine and for Ixigan. Chorus—For Blaine, ete, H EMORIES. [Rebecca Ruter Springer.] To-day—a long, dark, rainy day— 1 sal me down, in s.lenee, rear A chest of tilings long hid away ; Trifles to memory dear With gentle hand I raised the lid; The scent of roses tilled the air, \nri lavender from leaves long hid Among my treasures there. "Like fragrant memories," I said Sittly unto myself, and smiled. '•This rested on the sunny head Of a beloved child." 1 gently touched the little cap, And thought of the long-vanished time When full of glee, upon my lap My darling used to climb. 1 look up now into the face That smiled so sweetly on me then, And joy to see him take his place With noble-hearted men. Some baby-slioes—that used to be On feet that pattered to and fro — With rent through which we'd, laughing, see The tiny, rosy toe ! The feet, grown strong along the way Of life, are toiling— oftimes rough— So they, dear Lord, go not astray. We feel it is enough. 1ère lies a sunny tress of gold. That shaded once the fair young brow O' one whose summers soon were told, She dwell» with angels now. And hire, a lock of snow white— O! lfc so full of tender grace! We stil must feel the truth and light, That ihown from that dear face, Round vliich these snowy tresses lay Like slver coronets so fair ! The in thence of that life to-dav SpcakHhroiigh this tress of hair. Here is a oldier's cap. Ah ! me— The tea« are falling thick and fast. Shut dowi the lid ; and turn the key ! Sweet m-mories are past. A SMILE AND A KISS. No matter how »inbnor dark are the clouds Enveloping life's glminy sky : No matter how heavy he trouble amt «rief That on our i>oor, acting hearts lie— A magic there is, which an lighten the clouds. Ami can soften the heirt-aehe the while ; Ami this wonderful mag-, so potent and sure, N w rouglit by a kiss ani a smile. When fond hopes we have herished lie blighted and dead, Ami our spirits are »ore aid depressed ; While our hearts, disaVpoinfedat every turn. Lie heavy and cold ii.our Ireast— A|i, twii—even then, toour poor, weary souls. There can come one sweet moment ot buss 1'liat will banish our svlness awhile, and tis when We are met with a »milt and a kiss ! Again, when Dame Fortune refuses her smiles, Ami our friends, one by or,-, loose their hold ; While all of the faces we meu on our way Seem unsympathetic and cMd— . Ah, then, when a-weary with\iattling the world. We return at the close of thedsy To our home—ah, how sweet tVa, the kiss and the smile That chase h 11 our sadness aw»y ! Tho' we own all the wealth that th - Indies can give ; Tho' our station is lofty and grmtl ; K en tho' mid the proud titled oneA of the earth The proudest, most honored, we Amid, What jov will it bring if never to us Is felt that emotion of bliss Which comes to our heart wlien we know that for us Is waiting a smile and a kiss! the bather. 1 list to the patter of waves, 1 list to her laugh of glee. Ami dream about lieaiiteous coral cava And sirens beneath the sea, I imagine 1 see her put. In a manner free and bold. In the ocean lier dainty sandaled foot, To see If the water's cold. dream of her shimmering hair, And her little snowy hand. And the half-forgotten, free troin-care. Dear hours spent on the strand. Out* more I lead her about in the tossing, foamy main. But my vi-ion is quickly put to rout, And iny Itosnui filled with piain, A- 1 wake to the merry cries. All eomiug with wondrous vim From the bath-room, anti 1 realize They're washing my brother Jim, •Harper'* Magazine for July. Logan at Reception ot Blaine and Bangor. Bancor, Maine, .lune 18. — Blaine and Logan, with Senator Hale, arrived here to night on their return from Ellsworth. They were met by an immense crowd and escorted to Stetson square, where a plat form had been erected. Mayor Humphrey called the assemblage to order and intro duced thief Justice Appleton, who wel comed tile distinguished guests. Blaine sjKike as follows : 1 have so often in the past had the honor of Bangor welcome thut I know its depth and sincerity, and I am sure it was never extended to me on any occasion before when it was so grateful as it is to-day. I expected to encounter no such large assem blage as this. Gen. Logan came to Maine on no public errand, but on a personal visit to myself and to our distinguished fellow citizen, Gen. Hale, but the order of the ™ "7? ~" v "7, "7* - I Republicans ot Maine would not permit him to on hevnnd our lmrders without him to go beyond our borders without making manifest to him the cordiality with which he is welcomed to our homes and friends. 1 am traveling only as his attendant and to represent you as the Maine host in giving him a welcome within your borders. Mr. Blaine here remarked that no man can play the hero among his own familiar friends, and that must be re served to him if he went to other States. [Laughter and applause.] We are friends and neighbors, and 1 wish you to join, as 1 am sure you will, in doing honor to that illustrious citizen of Illinois, at one time one of the grand Democratic leaders of that State, who, when his country was in peril, forgot all political devotion aud divisions Union. 1 therefore have the honor, as it is also a pleasure, to present to you the great aud brave soldier and eloquent and eminent Senator, John A. Logan, oi Illi nois. [Long and continued applause ] Gen. Logan said : Ladies and Gentlemen :—My heart is filled with gratitude at the greeting 1 have md drew his sword in defence of the ! received in Maine while traveling through it. Certainly, as far as 1 am personally concerned 1 most fully appreciate the com pliment that is paid by the citizeus of this very beautiful town iu its greetiug to-day to your honored candidate aud to myself as associated with him. It happens that the people of this country, from time to tune, are called upon to express their views upou great questions that are agitating the pulse aud .rniud and to choose from iLeir numbers a person to act, as their repre sentative, to manage the affairs of this great Republic of ours. A couveution recently met in the State where I live, (Illinois), in the city of Chicago, repre seutiug all the States aud all the Cougres sioual Districts therein, for the purpose of j electing a standard bearer for the Republi can party for the coming When the delegates, being lairly chosen, and representing the people of all election, sections of the country were assembled to gether they asked themselves, "What is best for the interests of this great country? ' The voice of a great majority of that con vention was that the time had come when brave statesmanship was required to place our country and its people in a proper at titude before the civilized world. The miuds of that great conyentiou settled up ou several propositions. They determined that the people wanted a man of broad statesmanship for its l'residential candi of under date ; that they wanted a man of under standing and experience in public affairs ; they wanted a man who sympathized lully with all the great interests of the country ; they wanted a man who had manifested by his conduct iu public life that he pos sesses an appeciatiou of the sentiment that pervades all classes of people for the wel fare and future progress of our comuiou country. They felt that it would be pi u dent to take for their candidate a man who understands anil appreciates our foreign relations as well as our deversified inter nal interests; a man who has ability to see that every right and interest should be cared for and protected ; a man who would seek to preserve to us the advantages of otri trade and commerce and keep open the avenues by which we may dispose ol our manufactures and surplus production iu order that our financial and material pros perity may lie ever increasing. When these ! considerations weighed upou the minds of that convention—although there were many other good aud honorable names meuttoued that were strongly supported as well as fitted for the position—the great majority of the delegates turned their eyes to your proud State aud said, "The man who comes nearer to filling the bill than all other names spoken ol is the statesman James G. Blaine, of the .Pine Tree State of Maine." (Loud and Prolonged a pplause.) Now, fellow citizens, without detaining but a moment longer, I will say, aud mark n_ we ll, that by the ides of Novem ber the pa^-; 0 ji SIU 0 f the people will be thoroughly arouse aut | calU p xires that have been slumi^ r j H ^ will rekindled anil burning brightly upon every hill, lighting up every valley -ithin the con fines of the entire United Btates of America. The sound «ui y, 0 forth as one voice from the American peopm o choice dictated by the i>eople is to be the people recognized aud sustained. A notice will then lie given that no man or set of men can set themselves up as dicta tors to the American people as to what they .-hall do; that neither the govern ment 01 the United States nor the Repub lican party are ready to yield t^eir rights or prerogative to a few men wli* are dissatisfied if they cannot control ever Our government is built upou the theory that hall rule. The Republican the people » ---- ----- ...... party, upon the same theory, lemands that the people shall also control, we do not wish to lapse into the condüon ot the olil and effete monarchies, when the monarch commands and the people >bey. We as people are monarchies whossne the edicts, aml the people are to be obeyed. The people ot this country hac no Generals to follow ; they have no connnnding officers, They command themsetes : and let rue ; sav that as in the past s will it be in the future* and if there ar those v.ho claim to belong to us who ar unwilling to go iloim they will l>e fond stauding on the vavside when the pression has passed. teilnw citizens, 1 hfO almost betrayed by \he citizens of Bator. i«*»iuw«i* J you. Grand Republican Ratification Meet ing in Washington. Washington, June 19.—The first rati fication of the action of the Chicago con vention by the Republicans of the District of Columbia took place to-night with the accompaniments of a large and enthusiastic audience, electric light, fireworks, display of fiagj and bunting, a fine band of music, aud speeches by some of the best oratori cal talent of Congress. Three large plat lorins were erected on the the city hall piazza, and from these the speakers ad dressed the assemblage. Judge Shella barger presided at the principal platform, on which some of the most prominent Re publicans in official life had seats. Gen eral Hawley called the meeting to order, alter which Judge Shellabarger opened it in a brief spreech. Judge Wm. Lawrence, of Ohio, read a series of resolutions endorsing and ratitiing ! ; 1 j - ! " UI 1 the Republican und \ ice 1 resilient, anil setting ionn ine j reasons why Blaine and Lcgan should be supported by those who had at heart the best interests of the country. The resolu tions were adopted with cheers. Judge Shellabarger then introduced Hon. John Sherman ils the first speaker. Sherman said in part : "I will support the nomination of Blaine and Logan as heartily as I have done those of Fremont, Grant, Hayes and Gar field, and this I would do, fellow citizens, even if they were less worthy than 1 know them to'be of the distinguished honor proposed for them. I would do it for my own honor. 1 have uo patience with any man who, for himself or any other person, would take his chances for success in a political convention and when to protect our citizens from foreign tyran- ! ny but from local cruelty, iutolerance 1 and oppression. They represent that party j in this countrv which would scorn to ob disappointed seek to thwart the action of the convention. Blaine and Logan have j been selected from among millions of their ; countrymen to represent, not themselves, j but the Republican party of the United States. They represent the American Union, one and indivisible, snatched by war from the perils of secession and dis union. They represent a strong national government, able, 1 trust, in time, not only la j u or i 10 ui power by depriving by crime an( j f rau d more than a million men of ^jr equal rights as citizens. They re p resen t the party that would g, ve t 0 the laboring men of our co uutry the protection of our revenue laws against uudae cumpetitiou with foreign la b or . They represent the power, achieve meu t and aspirations of the Republican party, that for now tweutv-lour years has been greatly trusted by the people, aud in return has greatly advanced our country j u strength and wealth, intelligence, cour a ^ e au( j hope, and in the respect and won I ■ i ' ; i der of mankind. A generation of younger men are coming to the front in the South ! as well as in the North, and they are deter mined to overthrow the narrow, bourbon, sectionalism of the Democratic party. They live in the mountains and plains ol the far west ; they breathe the air fresh on the hills of Virginia, North.Carolina and Ten nessee; they are the hardy, liberty-loving laborers of every State ; they come from Fatherland, they come from old Ireland ; they are the active spirits, native and nat uralized, of a generation of freemen, who never felt the incubus of slavery, and who wish only as Americans to make stronger and plant deeper the principles of the Re publican party. Every advance, every re form, every improvement, protection to your laborers, building your navy, assert ing your rights as freemen, maintenance of objects desired must await the movements of the Republican party. It may be slow, but it'you run toDemocrats in hope,you will always find it watching and waiting—good steady citizens of old times, grounded on the resolutions of '98 and the "times be fore the wah." It is said that Blaine is bold and aggressive ; that he will obstruct the business interests of the country. I would like to try such a President. He might shake off some of the cobwebs of diplomacy anil invite the attention of man kind to the existence of thiscountry. There will always lie conservatism enough in Congress and inertness enough in the Dem good money—a good dollar, good in every land, and worth a dollar in gold. All these • - ocratic party to hold in check even as bril liant a man as James G. Blaine. What we want now is an American policy abroad enough to embrace the continent ; conser vative enough to protect the rights of every man—the poor as well as the rich—aud brave enough to do what is right, whatever ever stands in the way. We w'aut protec tion to American citizens and protec tion to American laborers. A free vote and fair count, an assertion of all powers of the government is doing what is* right. It is because that I believe the administration of Blaiue and Logan will give us such a policy and that I know the Democratic party is not capable of it, that I now invoke your aid and prompt you minds to secure the election of the Republic can ticket. Senator Hawley of Connecticut, was then introduced and began by calling for three cheers for James Gillispie Blaine, -Jiich were heartily responded to, and then - more for John Alexander Logan, w ith ^ ,; V reS p 0nse Then some one in the crowd"suv.*«^ "Three cheers or Hawley, ' which was resp*,-.^ to jj y loud cheers. Hawley then said tiia«, Republican party was not made up of ten or fifteen hundred "good men of Boston" any more than fifteen hundred drops of water made the Mississippi river. These "good men" might try to establish a new party of the future, but the Republican had the good will of the business the name, and did not propose party hai and had , .... ..... to discontinue' Gen. Hawley then spoke of the glorious achievements of the Ke publican party, and iu concluding said, "There never was a Presidential nomina tion that more fairly represented the the actual choice of the people." He bowed to it. he respected it, and fie hail no doubts of its success. Senator Frye ridiculed the idea that the Republicans would have to fight a defen sive battle, eulogized Blaine and Logan anil predicted their triumphant election in November. Geo. Harrison commenced by saying that be Biaine n» »»»ug™. jie«i»simu g among the people who did not seek office but helped the cause along with their votes. "What," asked Harrison, "is the matter with Blaine ? Bring forward the best aud ablest men of the nations : assemble the greatest men not only of our land but in others; let a summons go out to the na tions of Europe ; let Bismarck and Glad stone be in the company, aud we will not fear to have their measure applied to our candidate. Blaine will stand among them all, a representative of whom the Ameri can i>eople need not feel ashamed. He has stood in the House of Representatives when when its rolls bore the names of our most representative men, and no man counted Blaine to lie inferior to the liest. In the Senate no man count ed him an unworthy opponent. In Gar field's Cabinet he stood cherished, loved and leaned upon, not only in the laliors of public life, hut in friendship aud personal intercourse with him whose noble name we revere. In the same trust in which Garfield leaned upon the arm of Blaine when the assassin's bullet struck him down, do the Republicans of this country lean upon him to-day. But some people say he will introduce an aggressive foreign j [A voice : "Thank God for that."] | r ^ free lo coule8S that there is a stal- | Bayne, Dingley, Perkins, llorr, Gofl, Bel ford, O'Hara, Miller (Pa.), Small (S. C.,) Milliken, Ron telle and Reed. A letter was received >>0111 Secret ary Lincoln, now in New Aoik, " p ■ g the ° bjCCt °' the I wart Americanism about James G. Blaiue that I like. The Pall Mall Gazette is re ported to have said that England would look with grave apprehensions upon this change in America, because it believed that Blaine was inclined to supersede British commerce with American com- I merce. If anybody were to ask Blaine if he preferred England or the United States should have the trade of Brazil, I have no doubt he would say the United States. By cultivating friendly intercourse w ith the States of South America, he would eu deavor to bring to us the commerce that rightfully belongs to us. I think that it it gets to lie well understood in this country, : that any foreign country does not want James G. Blaine elected President of the i United States, the American people w ill be j just obstinate enough to elect him. ! [Laughter and applause.] o .. - . , Fre^J Douglass presided at one ol the stands aud made a short speech. Among the other speakerr were Representatives j meeting, and hoping that all who wish the success of the Republican party will uuite in an earnest and vigorous support ot Blaine and Logan. A letter was also read from Senator Hale, regretting his inability to be present to say a few earnest words in support of the nominees. The ticket, he . -, represents the spirit and belief of the party to-day. The meeting adjourned about midnight. Cartwright's Muscular Christianity. Peter Cartwright was the name of a well known Methodist pioneer. He was a sort of peregrinating pigeon, who Hew over the an ® swamps upon his apostolic wings. He feared nothing, and was as strong as he I 1 ; I 1 ! i ! I was brave. At a certain camp meeting he j got into trouble with a set of roughs who had tried to break up the services. Major L., who was a prominent citizen, though a g eat "sinner," indeutified himself with the roughs, and, Hying into a desperate rage, said if he thought Cartwright would fight him a duel he would challenge him. "Major," the preacher answered, "if you challenge me I will accept it." "Well, sir, I dare you to mortal combat." "All right, sir ; I'll fight you. And, sir, according to the laws of honor I suppose it is my right to choose the weapons with which we are to fight." "Certainly," the Major replied. "WeH, then, we'll step over here into this lot anil get a couple of cornstalks. I | j think I can finish you with one.' The Major waxed hotter. He clinched his fists and foamed with rage, saying, 'If I thought I could whip you I would smite yon in a minute." "Yes, yes, Major," the militant minister asserted; but, thank God, you can't whip me ; only don't yon attempt to strike me, for if you do, and the evil gets into me, I shall give yo the worst whipping you ever got in all your life." That ended it. Another bully threatened to whip the Rev. Cartwright, who answered : "Sir, I never like to live iu dread. If you really intend to whip me, come and do it now." The bully continued his curses aud threats, and the minister jumped off his horse, and going to him, said : "Look here, you have to whip me as yon threatened, or you will have to stop that cursing, or I will put yon in the river and baptize you in the name of the devil, for surely yon belong to him." The bully repented, and afterwards be came one of the preacher s best friends. A Suffering Land. For twelve months the Province of New South Wales, Australia, has not been visited by rain. For a whole year the heavens, like a canopy of brass, have spanned the suffering land, and the scorchiug rays of an almost tropical spn have dried up the streams and pools and transformed the once fertile plains into a desert. Sheep and cat tle are dying by thousands and ranchmen are in great distress. One ranchman has lost 150,000 sheep and 15,000 cattle. Hund reds of men are already ruined and a con tinuation of the drought will plunge the entire province into bankruptcy. Never since the great drought in 1826 has the country beeu called to pass through a pe riod of such dire distress. The broad plains V »v.i,-h a year ago were covered with a rich carpet or' ten to twelve inches high and capable or ^staining millions of cat tle are now covered with light dry sand to the depth of five or six inches, blown there by the winds. W hy They Decorate. [Lewiston (Me.) Journal.] One of the Auburn school committee visited a school in the Barker Mill district Thursday. The scholars were answering a few closing questions from the visitors. "What is the holiday to-morrow ?" was asked. "Decoration Day," was the reply in a shout. "What do they have Decora tion Day for ?" "To decorate the soldiers' gra\ es," said several. "Why should they decorate the soldiers' graves any more than yours or mine?" There was a long silence. One little fellow finally stuck up a hand in the further corner of the room. The visitor asked him to speak. The boy said: "If you please, sir, I think it is because they are dead and we aint." The visitor stopped his questioning. Text of the Utah Polygamy Bill. Washington, June 18. —The Utah bill as passed by the Senate provides that the lawful husband or wife may be compelled to testify in prosecutions for bigamy, po lygamy or unlawful cohabitation. In such prosecutions an attachment for witnesses may be issued without a previous subpmna when it shall appear to the Judge that the witness would unlawfully fail to obey a subpicna. Bail may be accepted for the appearance of such witness, and in any case he or she shall not be held longer than ten days. Prosecutions may be commenc ed within five years after the commission of the offense. Every marriage ceremony in any territory of the United States shall be certified to in writing, which writing shall state the full names of all the persons taking part in the ceremony, and shall be signed by them, and shall by the officer or priest solemnizing the marriage be filed with and recorded ia the Probate court, and such certificate shall be prima facie ev idence of the facts stated, aud any viola tion of this provision is punished by a tine of not more than $100, or imprisonment of not Iuore than two years, or by both. Every 8Uc h certificate and record shall be at all seasonable times open to inspection ; aud justices of the United States under like penalty for refusal to exhibit for inspection. Women shall not lie entitled to vote iu Utah, and all measures of the territorial legislature providing lor the mi mitering or identifying the votes of electors are disap proved aud annulled, but this provision is not to preclude the lawful registration of voters or any other provisions for securing a fair election that do not involve the dis closure of the person for whom the elector voted. The probate court is deprived of all jurisdiction axcept as to estates of de ceased persons and guardianship of person and property of infants and lunatics. All laws of the territory of Utah conferring rights of inheritance on illegitimate chil dren are annulled ; territorial laws provid ing that prosecutions for adultery can only be commenced on complaint of the hus band or wife are annulled, and all such prosecutions may hereafter be instituted in the same way that prosecutions for other crimes are. The acts incorporating the Mormon ehurch are also annulled. The President of the United States, w ith the advice ot the rieuate, shall appoint fourteen trustees for said corporation, who shall have the same power as the trustees and assistant trustees provided for in the act creating that corporation. They shall hold office for two years, and shall each give bonds in an amount to he fixed by the Secretary of the Interior. The General Assembly of Utah shall not have power to change the laws respecting the corpora tiou without the approval of Congress. In all proceedings for enforcement against corporations or associations holding prop erty in any Territory in excess of the amount limited by law, the courts shall have power to smmarily compel the pr< duetion of all books and accounts belong ing to any trustee or manager of property in which such corporation may have any right, title or interest. All laws of Utah relating to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Compauy are annulled, and it is rendered unlawful for the Legislature of the Terri tory to create or recognize auy corporation or association having for its object the bringing of persons into the Territory for any purpose whatever. The Attorney General is directed to in stitute in the Supreme Court of the Terri tory proceedings to dissolve the company named aud to dispose of its property anil assets according to law. Such property and assets iu excess of debts and lawful claims established by the court shall escheat to the United States and shall be used by the Secretary of the Interior, under direction of the President, for the benefit of the public schools of the Territory. All existing election districts in the Territory are abolished anil it is made the duty of the Governor, the Territorial Secretary, and the United States Judge of the Terri tory to re-district the Territory so as to secure equal representation of the people. No persons but properly qualified citizens ot the United States are entitled to vote in the Territory. The bill declares vacant tue offices of Territorial Superiutmident of the District Schools aud vests theqiower of appoint to such official in the Supreme Court. It provides a penalty for the crime of adultery to be imprisonment in the penitentiary lor not exceeding three years. The right of a dower for widows is secured by provisions similar to the dower law of the State of New York. The bill now goes to the House. So Sweet Minded Women. great is the influence of a sweet miuiled woman on those around her that it is almost boundless. It is to her that friends come in seasons of sickness and sorrow for help and comfort. One soothing touch of her kindly hands works wonders in the feverish child ; a few words let fall from her lips in the ear of a sorrowing sister do much to raise the load of grief that is bowiug its victim down to the dust iu anguish. The husband comes home worn out with the pressure of business anil feeling irritable with the world in general, but when he enters the cosy sitting-room and sees the blaze of the bright tire anil meets his wife's smiliDg face he succumbs in a moment to the soothing influences, which act as the balm of Gilead to his wounded spirit. We are all wearied with combating with the realities of life. The rough schoolltoy flies in a rage lroin the the taunts of his companions to And solace j in the mother's smile ; the little one, full Q f grief with its own large trouble, finds a , ' haven of rest on its mother's breast ; aud so one may go on \frith instances of the influence a sweet-minded woman has iu the social life with which she is connected. Beauty is an insignificant power when compared with hers. BEAUTIFUL THINGS. Beautiful faoes are those that wear— It mutters little if dark or fair— Whole-souled honesty painted there. Beautiful eyes are those that show, Like crystal panes, where heart-tires glow, Beautiful thoughts that burn below. Beautiful lips are those whose words I^eap from the heart like songs of birds. Yet whose utterance prudence girds. Beautiful hands are those that do Work that is earnest and brave and true. Moment by moment, the long day through. Beautiful feet are those that go On kindly ministries to and fro— Down lowliest way, if Ood will it so. Beautiful shoulders are those that bear Ceaseless burdens of homely care, With patient grace and daily prayer. Beautiful lives are those that bless— Silent rivers of happiness. Whose hidden fountains few may guess. a 'I HE OPIUM HABIT. How it Operates in Some Far We't. *arl- of the I Bill Nye.] I have always had a horror of opiates of all kinds. They are so seductive and so still in their operations. They steal through the blood like a wolf on the the trail, and they seize upon the heart at last with their white fangs till it is still forever. Up the Laramie there is a cluster of ranches at the base of the Medicine Bow, near the north end of Sheep Mountain and iu sight of the glittering, eternal frost of j the snowy rang. These ranches are the i homeb of young men from Massachusetts, j Pennsylvania and Ohio, and now there are ! several "younger sons" of Old England, j with herds of horses, steers and sheep, 1 worth millions of dollars. These young j men are not the kind of whom the met- ; ropolitan ass writes, saying, "youbetcher- ' life," and calling everybody "pariluer." There are many of them college graduates, j who can brand a wild Maverick or furnish ; the easy gestures for a Strauss waltz They wear human clothes, talk in the United States language and have a bank ; it siccount. This spring they may be wearing chaparajos aud swinging a quir through the thin air, anil inf July they may be at Fong Branch or coloring a meerschaum pipe among the Alps. Well, a young man whom we will call Curtis lived at one of these ranches years sigo, ami though a quiet, mind-your-own business fellow, who had a 1 so'utely no enemies among his companions, he had the misfortune to incur the wrath of a tramp sheep herder, who wsiylaid Curtis one afternoon and shot him dead sis he sat in his buggy. Curtis wasn't armed. He didn't dream of trouble till he drove home from town, and as he passed through the gate of a corral saw the hairy lace of the herder and at the same moment the flash of a Winchester rifle. That was all. A rancher came into tow n and telegraph ed to Curtis's father, and then a half dozen citizeus went out to help capture the herder, who had fled to the sage brush of the foothills. They didn't get back till towards day break, but they brought the herder with them. I saw him in the gray of the morn ing lying in a coarse, gray blanket on the floor of the engine house, lie w as dead. I asked, as a reporter, how he came to his death and they told me—opium ! 1 said : "Did I understand you to say 'ropium?''' They said no, it was opium. The murderer had taken poison when he found that escape was impossible. I was present at the inquest so that 1 could report the case. There was very little testimony, but all the evidence seem ed to point to the fact that life was extinct, and a verdict of death by his own hand was rendered. It was the first opinm work I had ever ! seen, and it aroused my curiosity. Death by opium, it seems, leaves a dark, purple [ ring around the neck. I did not know this betoie. People who die by opium also tie their hands together belore they die. This is one of the eccentricities of opium-pois oning that I have never seen laid down in the books. I bequeath it to medical science. AYhenever 1 run up against a new scientific discovery I just hand it right over to the public without cost. Ever since the above incident I have been very apprehensive about people who seem to be likely to form the opium habit. It is one of the most deadly of narcotics, especially in a new country. High up in the pure mountain atmosphere this man could not secure enough air to prolong life and lie expired. Iu a land where clear, crisp air and delightful scenery are abund ant he turned his back upon them both and passed away. Is it not sad to contem plate ? _ Adulterated Mustard. A chemical expert has recently made an analysis of some thirty samples of maim factnred mustard and found them all adulterated. Four or five of the samples were covered with naphthol yellow, an acrid irritant poison. Similar examina tion of many varieties of pickles put up for the market discloses the fact that they owe their bright green color to metalic substances, a siugle pickle carrying enough copper and arsenic in its delicately verdant integment to embarrass the di gestion of an alderman or an ostrich, and to seriously imperil the well being ot per sons of more infirm gastric machinery, j Raw coffee is treated in similar iniquitous 1 ways, and as to the adulteration ot tea, it is carried ou both in the Orient and the Occident in a manner so impudent and flagrant as to compell the attention of the Government and invoke the active inter veutiou of the more respectable jiortion of the trade. What that reaches our break fast and dinner tables iu these days of com mercial couipetitiorfis left unsophisticated? Eggs, perhaps, and Bermuda potatoes aud a few other things. But there is likely to he lard in the cheese and cotton seed in the butter and glucose in the syrup, aud un guessable triturations in the pepper and spices; so that in truth only our iniquitous and immoral purveyors really know on what we fare. Some of these killing, if lucrative, artifices ought to be within the reach of remedy. THE CUCKOO. Waited and longed-for*voice! which stirs the heart With dreams of sunny days and summer joys. First heard when vernal woods are waving green. And blue-hells' mimic skies beneath the shade Are starred with primrose, ikmnds more wel come far Than »II the thin-piped warblings of the grove, I The full-voiced cuckoo's sweet monotony. Note under note repeated o'er and o'er With child-like glee as at a trick new fourni. Cuckoo ! cuckoo ! as blithe in these gray days As in those joyous springs long since flown hy. When all the world seem is 1 big with nameless And la-arts beat quick for deeds of high emprise And unknown wonders coming with the years 'Tis April iu our eyes when thou art heard— Half smiles, half tears— ha't rapture, half despair! The years are gone, the wonders still to seek. And little won of all we hoped to win. Good unattained and poor results of time Courting our vaui pursuit have mocked it still, As thou hast mocked, retreating field by field ; Like rainbow ends whicli touch the common earth With gleams of heaven, but ne» er meet our grasp. , So seldom true bus any sweet promise proved; I. flies afar ere autumn's chit's fall drear, I To wake its charm where youth and sunshine dwell, Impatient as thyself of adverse skies. Faiu would we drtam that thou wilt roam no more. But make thy stay perennial near our homes Thv spring-tide cadence constant to our woods, Nor spread thy vagrant wing for brighter shores. Chant on. dear bird, thy well-remi tnliered lay, Aud cheat our willing hearts now ones- again With hope# of lairer flowers aud sweeter fruits Than ever yet were ours in summers past. theni rnn smoothly. Finally, we use the THE COCO AMT. It is wonderful how much use we mod ern Englishmen now make iu our own houses of this far Eastern nut, whose very name still bears upon its face the impress of its originally savage origin. From morning to night we never leave oft being indebted to it. We wash with it as old brown Windsor or glycerine soap the mo ment we leave our beds. We walk across our plissages on the mats made from its fibre. We sweep our rooms with its brushes, and w ipe our feet on it sis w T e enter our doors. As rope, it ties up our trunks aud packages ; in the hands of the housemaids it scrubs our floors ; or else, woven into oarse cloth, it acts sis a covering for bales and furniture sent by rail or steamboat. The confectioner undermines our digestion in early life with coeoanut candy ; the cook tempts us further on with coeoanut cake ; and Messrs. Huntley aud Palmer cordially invite us to complete the ruin with coeoanut biscuits. We sinoiut our chapped hands with one of its prépara tious after washing, and gresuse the wheels of our carriages with smother to make ! table-cloth is full o' holes, we never use napkins, ami maybe there won t be forks [ enough to go round. " oil to burn in our reading-lamps, and light ourselves at last to bed with steariue can dles. Altogether, an amateur census of a single small English cottage results in the startling discovery that it contains twen ty-seven distinct articles which owe their origin in one way or another to the cocoa nut palm. And yet we affect, in our black ingratitude, to despise the question of the miik in the coeoanut. A Cheap Hotel. I Detroit Free Press. ] Three of us walked into the office of a hotel in a little 'own in Mississippi one night aud w hen the landlord had beeu arous ed from his nap behind the stove, a big dog kicked off' the only bench in the room, and the smoking lamp turned up so that we could see each other, he sized us up and said : "Gentlemen, I'm a poor landlord, hut a truthful man. In the first place, I will have to put the three of you into one bed. In the next place, it is a bed so doggonned mean that you'd a heap better lie on the floor." "Can't we sit up in the room ?" asked one. "Don't believe you kin. There's a dozen panes of glass gone, the roof leaks, and there is no show to build a lire." "What sort of a tavern do you keep anyhow ?" "Poor—miserably poor. I'm uo land lord, my wife runs all on poetry, and the building :s mortgaged for more'n it's worth." "How about breakfast?" "Well, you count on bacon, taters aud hoeeake, wiih mighty poor coffee. The "See here !" growled the drummer, "you'll better get out o' this and give room to somebody who can keep a hotel." "I know it—I know it, but w here aud how shall I go? I couldn't raise six bits to to save my neck, aud what town wants me ? 1 haven't got no trade, am too weak to work in the fields and this keepm' tavern seems the only opening to me. "Got any whisky?" "Nary !" "Any good water ?" "Well, it's creek water, and party sandy just now." "Any more wood to keep up the fire ?" "Not a stick, but I'll cut some iu the morning." The four of us looked at eaeh other for a long miuute, and it was the landlord who spoke first. He said : "Gents, it's uo use to kick. I'm sorry, and that's all I can do. I'll light another lamp, bring out a pack of keerds, aud we'll p[ a y seven up while the hired man comes lu au ,i fiddles for us. It is only tix hours to daylight and eight to break last, and a shilling plug of tobacker pays the bill for the hall three of you. " But when we left the next forenoon he wouldn't even take that. He said our company was recompense enough. poisonous-- Harper's Weekly. IChicago Inter-Ocean.] At numerous points in Ohio, especially iu the Western Reserve, concerted efforts are making to put an end to the circulation j Q f Harper's Weekly iu that part of the coun 1 tr y pj )e statesmen of rttaten islaud may jj ave their own notions of what constitutes political honor But the masses ol the American people will promptly adjudge any politician a bankrupt in political honor who creeps into a political convention with no intention to abide by its nomination , m i ess bis own candidate should happen to I be nominated; who there answers a motion pledging every delegate to abide by the nomination by declaring that the motion was an insult, since the presence of every member iu the convention was a sufficient pledge, and who, when lieateu, declines, iu accordance with usage, to move to make the nomination unanimous, but retires from the convention to participate with others in cabals t) influence the National convention of the opposing party. With a record like this George \\ illiam Curtis is a* political bankrupt who will never lie able to trace his way into an other Republican National convention. Es pecially is this true when Mr. Curtis has written with his own hand over the record of James G. Blaine "carefully examined and found spotless" at a date since which no new calumnies have been uttered against Mr. Blaine. Especially is this true since Mr. Curtis has once retained Mr. Blaiue as his candidate after making a careful scru tiny of his record and arriv ing at the con clusion above indicated. It is probable that an immense number of Republicans throughout the country, especially those in the West, w ill join ,i 1(WP nl* Ohio m bovcottius Harper* with those of Ohio in boycotting Harpe 1 Weekly. They will do so because they will feel well assured thut the pretended mo tive of public interest is not the real mo tive which actuates Harper'* Weekly or George Wm. Curtis. Open, vigilant, and candid discussion of a statesman's acts is well. But to hieak him on the w heel ot unspecified, unalleged, but scandalous as sumptions, to hint darkly of what they I ' .„„„I,! of whit 'ill could say it they would, auil Ot ^ W hat all the world is alleged to know and nobody is prepared to verify, and to do all this in order to promote some sinister end ot com mercial profit—tc issue a vehicle ot slander iu the interest of a private publishing house and call it reform—is not a course which the American people generally will approve.