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■ Vv • • • it ft Bgfg • 83 «Sw, w # • • * • a K, M E* » cÆ'ï ^ ! ■ Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, July 3, 1884. No. 33 <fltcll1eelilii Kjcralil. R E. FISK D. W FISK, Ä J. FISK, Publishers uuil Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Papor in Montana Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY 'üERALD: One Year. (In advance) .............................*j 00 Six Month-. (In ad<tonoe)............................... 1 Three Month», in advance)........................... 1 Il( ,t i,aill for in advance the rate will l>e Four Dollar« per yearl Postage, in all cases. Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: City Subscribers,delivered by carrier,8150 a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)..................812 00 Six Months, by mail, (in advance)..,............ ° UU Three Months, by mail, (in advance)........... ■> oo ««-Ail communications should be addressedto FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. SI MMER HAS COME. That festive reporter, The vocal mosquito, l( _ w hettintr his bill and beginning to hum ; Marauding and roaming, He floats through the gloaming, tnd gayly announces that Summer has come. On fences star-litten The masculine kitten Parades with the bristles erect on his back, And soliloquizing, With tumult surprising, He scorns the assaults of the nimble bootjack. The people of leisure, Intent upon pleasure. To matters of business now bid an adieu ; At each Sabbath meeting, With paternal greeting. The preacher harangues the unoccupied pew. With feet in the mire The tislierman liar Now baits his small hook for the cattish and perch ; From seraph and sinner The strawberry dinner Now captures the shekels to help out the church The giddy young maiden, With mischief well-laden, Begins now to work and to plan a campaign, Deliciously dreaming, Designing and scheming, With thought-that go out to the mountain and main. In visions romantic She secs the Atlantic, And talks to her beau in the long afternoon ; In several directions She gives her affections, That swear by the planets and change with the moon. Though not over beautiful, Winning or dutiful, This midsummer rover triumphantly goes; For solid relations And big expectations Can straighten the twist of an eye or a nose ! THERE IS NO DEATH. There is no death ! The stars go down To rise u pon some fairer shore. And bright in Heaven's jewelled crown They shine for evermore. There is no death ! The dust we tread Shall change beneath the summer showers. To golden grain, or mellow fruit. Or rainbow tinted flowers. The granite ris ks disorganize To feed t lie hungry moss they I>ear; The fairest leaves drink daily life From out the viewless air. There is no death! The leaves inay fall, The flowers may fade and pass away ; They only wait through Wintry hours The coming of the May. There is no death ! An angel form Walks o'er the earth in silent tread ; He la-ars our best loved things away, And then we call them "dead. He leaves our hearts all desolate ; He plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers; Transplanted into bliss, they now Adorn immortal tlowers. The birdlike voice, whose joyous tones Made glad this scene of sin and strife, Sings now in everlasting song Amid the trees of life. And when he sees a smile too bright, Or heart too pure for taint or vice, He bears it to that world of light, To dwell in Paradise. Bom into that undying life. They leave us but to come again : With joy we welcome them, the same Except in sin and pain. And ever nrar us, though unseen. The dear, immortal spirits tread, For all the boundless universe Is life; there is no dead. after a little. Alter a little—O, how short the spat* ! The fairest form and sweetest face will fade ; And we that walk the busy street, And smell the 1 lowers, of odors sweet— Frail made, Will go as they. Some day. After a little the giant kings of trade Will droop in form, in features fade, And sink to rest ; Their prancing teams and gilded chaise, By mausion doors that cities praise, Will fall in line, With yours and mine. After a little, the great and small Will form in rank—ves all ! For life is brittle. When the jewel's thread Shall hold together trophies of the dead. And we, and everything we love. All objects of the universe that prove Their right to live. Will go away Some day. After» little, when uneven mated life, That now works failure in the strife, Shall reap reward ; W hen Virtue, royal robes in honesty, And Vice bolds but her own. and we Reckon well, When merits tell. In many a chamber dark to-night, After a little there will follow light. After a little, as we scatter flowers Over the narrow beds of their and ours, We shall bate strife; Tin- very name that costly headstones bear, The humbler huts where peasants are. Will pass as one When life is done. Men now as great as Alexanders were of old, As boastful, venturesome and bold, May some day wait, hike Iaizarus at the gate. LAUGHTER. I .a ugh merrily while life is here, For death cuts short all laughter; Laugh ull thy hte, and let the tear Come if i* will hereafter. More laughter in the world would bring The "touch of nature" nearer; Good-will will flourish 'neath its wing And man to man be dearer. No time like now ; the future lies A darkened road before us. Ko let thy laughs outweigh thy sighs. And merry be the chorus. M e know that man is prone to *ars And Imrn an heir to sorrow, * l ' le use of doubts and fears U1 what may lie to-morrow? I lie e*. il of to-day, we read Sufficient is for keeping; Ko laugh away, let naught impede, Anil give a truce to weeping. Political Notes. I Philadelphia Press, Rep.)J The decisive action of New York State might have gone lar to settle the result at i Chicago. A half-hearted hacking for Cleveland, neutralized by the outspoken opposition of a paper like the New v ork Sun and the bitter attack of Tammany Hall, deprives New York State of leader ship or influence at Cbioago. The nomina tion will be made as it was lour years ago, w ithout the advice or assistance of New York or New York politicians. [Indianapolis Times (Rep.)] Taken as a whole, there never has been a stronger State ticket presented. It com bines many elements of strength and popu larity. Its geographical distribution is most excellent, giving every part of the State a representative. The Democrats can not put up a ticket to match it, and its success is assured. There is not a stain upon the character or record of one of the nominees. It is a ticket emphatically of young and vigorous manhood, and will rally to its support the young men of the State. There is not a chronic office-seeker in the lot. The duty now remains for the Republicans to pull off their coats and work with a will, and Indiana will again take her stand as a Republican State. [Moritz A. Jacobi, Cincinnati Freie Presse.] 1 am well acquainted with our German American citizens. Those who are Demo crats object, of course, to Blaine's nomina tion, but I have yet to hear the tirst Ger man Republican say he will not vote for Blaine and Logan. Sherman was the first choice of many of the elder Germans, but the younger element preferred Blaine ; and now all acquiesce in the nomination. The combination of Blaine and Logan is a mag nificent one. Blaine is known among the Germans as a strong-minded statesman, and Logan is an idol among the old sol diers. I can't imagine a ticket that the Democrats can put up to beat it. We'll win again this time ; of that I feel con vinced. Carl Schurtz is a man of ability, but lie cannot array the German vote against Blaine. [Chicago Citizen (Irisb-American).] If the Republican party should succeed in electing Blaime they will have placed in the White House a man who possesses a great many qualities that distinguished Andrew Jackson. Blaine, like Jackson, is bold as the devil, and is not a little of a tyrant. If, with his other characteristics, he possessed "Old Hickory's" martial train ing, he would be almost a counterpart of that popular hero. He has. of course, dif ferent views ol politics, and that aloue makes his election a thing of doubt. James G. Blaine ought to be a Jacksoniau Demo crat. The Democratic party will commit a great mistake if at the July convention it picksout some dullard to carry its stand ard. Comparisons are odious always. Therefore, the Citizen will refrain from naming any man. It is safe, however, in saying that no Democrat who has shown his teeth as a "Know-nothing" or a "free trader" dare be placed in nomination. If the Democratic party thinks otherwise the verdict upon it at the November polls will be, "Woe to the vanquished!" [Boston Journal (Rep.)] It is the fashion in some circles to sneer at party ties as if they represented only bondage, and as if the ideal political posi tion would be to have every man acting independently of every other man. The realization of this ideal would land ns in. political chaos. Parties are simply volun tary organizations of men who believe in certain principles and desire the promotion of certain measures, and who, accordingly, act together. Bat the basis of party or ganization must always be the determina tion of specific policies by the will of the greater number and the surrender of indi vidual preference to general opinion. If ever a party has a strong claim upon the allegiance of its members, by virtue of its splendid achievements, its representation of progressive principles, and its identifica tion with whatever was brightest and most hopeful in the prospects of the country, the Republican party has such a claim. The vast majority ol the members of the party realize and gratefully acknowledge this claim. [Georgetown (Cal.) Gazette, (Deni.).] Some of our Democratic friends think that we should have waited until after the Democratic nomination before expressing a choice, and that coming out for Blaine is not consistant with our past record. Please don't worry, gentlemen, about our choice for President. We aim to respect every honest man's opinion and hope every man will be generous enough to respect ours. Whoever^ the Democratic standard bearer may be, you are assured that we shall treat him with high respect. In political as well as religious matters we are a free thinker. We favor Blaine for Presi dent because we believe his administration would be for the best interests of America. Blaine is for America. We admire the true ring of his statesmanship. He is for American interests, and those interests he will protect and advance even if we are forced to fight for them. Intelligent Dem ocrats know this, and they know it is right. We say shame upon an American citizen who will cringe to the insults and dicta tion of a foreign power, because he is too cowardly to stand firm and fight for his country. Strengthen the fortifications of Home Protection should be the watchword of every true American. Presbyterian Council. Belfast, Jnne 26— The meeting of the Presbyterian Council continues to-day. A fraternal address from the Ecumenical Methodist Council of England was read and entered upon the minutes of the meet ing. Dr. McVicar, of Montreal, read a re port in relation to his church and made an application for admission into the Coun cil. It was decided by 11*2 to <4 to admit Cumberland church into the Council. At the evening session the subject ol home and foreign missions was discussed. CAMPAIGN WAR SONG. Blow tlie bugle, pound the drum. Get up steam and make things hum. What's the sense in keeping mum; Noise is at a premium. Hear the cannon's loud report. Hear the raging war horse snort, Hear the orator exhort. And tell who we must support. Let the signal fires glow, liet the beer and whisky flow ; Go and guzzle with the foe, If he can thus be laid low. Cheer, and cry, and shout, and call, Howl and bellow, scream and bawl ; Yell and, shriek, and whoop, and equal., Keep it up until the fall. A Democratic View of lllainc. [Cincinnati Inquirer.] The National Republican Convention yesterday selected the Hon. James G. Blaine of Maine as the candidate of the party for the presidency of the United States. In nominating him the conven tion has acted in accordance with the wishes of nine-tenths of the Republican voters of the country. The nomination was thçrel'ore a popular one to make. By this nomination the Pharisees and hypo crites of the party are routed and covered with confusion. They made a bitter and unrelenting fight against him, but their black flag had to come down. The idol of the Republican masses has achieved a most decisive victory. The politicians, tricksters, manipulators, and professional schemers for power and place have been overthrown and the man of the people chosen. James G. Blaine was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. As a boy he was compelled to battle with poverty, and in the hand-to-hand struggle with life had to push aside the arrogance which wealth invariably begets and wears. As a young man he was compelled to be the tutor in stead of the spoiled and pampered pupil. When he dared to enter political life he was met by that rascality which wealth is too often the parent of. But Mr. Blaine always maintained a steadfast course, and to-day he Ls the most conspicuous figure and the strongest man in his party. It must be conceded that he is the most capa ble man and the most thorough master of politics that can be found within the Re publican hosts to-day. Blaine is a states man, while too many of his contemporaries are merely politicians. Always the de fender of American interests, he will awaken an enthusiasm that no other man in his party possibly could. The means by which certain of his own party sought to compass his defeat were of the vilest and most vicious character, and naturally have fallen harmless upon him. To the unparallel lying of a lew of the daily newspapers and the low caricatures of a portion of the illustrated press, Mr. Blaine should feel much indebted. The magnanimity, the manliness and the spirit of fair play which predominate in the American character aaseited themselves by awarding the victory to Blaine in an- swer to the vile attacks which were made upon him. The nomination of Blaine may be understood as an indorsement of the short and sad administration of Garfield. Northern Ohio, the home of the murdered president, as we write, is greeting the ris- ing sun by the booming of cannon and general rejoicing. In that locality espe- cially is the nomination of Blaine regard- ed as an indorsement of the administration of their friend and neighbor, who fell by the assassin's bullet. In choosing Mr. Blaine, the convention recognized the im- portance of the vote of Ohio ai the Octo- ber election. --- -- » ------ r A German Paper on Blaine. [Cincinnati Yolkslilatt.J It will be interesting to our readers to know that Mr. Blaine is able to speak in the German tongue (although not perfect ly). When, in the fall of 1881, the seven Steubens were present in the United States on occasion of the Yorktown celebration, Blaine made publicly a neat little German êpeech at Washington in their honor. On that occasion he said in German : "It gives me great pleasure, here in presence of the descendants ol Major-General Von Steuben, to give testimony to the greatness, dignity and fruitful activity of the Germans in America." The candidate is not a "dark horse," no "u nkn own greatness that is not the can date at present heading the Republican National ticket. On the contrary, if the party had been especially on the alert to select the best known, the most named of its adherents as the banner-carrier it could hardly haye made any other choice. "James G. Blaine of Maine" is not only known to every citizen in the land, but— what is far more—everybody knows him, and knows what to think of him. Blaine is not the best, but he is undoubtedly, so far as the masses of the people are con cerned, the most popular candidate that the party could have selected. His popu larity is the miracle of the age ; no mis takes, no weaknesses, no questionable transactions, no attacks nor accusations — and the latter have been heaped upon him —have been able to shake this popularity, let alone destroy it. The Ablest and Most Experienced Man [Atlanta, (Ga.,) Constitution, (Dem).] The nomination of Mr. Blaine is the best it could have made, and it will require all that the Democrats can do to bring about his defeat. Recognizing the nature and extent of his popularity within the limita tions which we have mentioned, we are free to say that there is no room in the campaign for any Democratic blunders, and no place in the programme to accommodate the capering and vaporing proclivities of certain Democratic cranks who assume to lead the party, and who have led it time and again from the emergencies of hope to the certainty of defeat. Should Blaine be elected w r e believe his administration will be a liberal one. He is the ablest and most experienced public man to be found in the Republican party, and if the country is to have another four years of Republicanism, we believe Mr. Blaine will give more gen eral satisfaction than any other Republican. He \* ill at least fly the American flag over the White House and the State House, and there will be some consolation in that. BLAINE AND LOGAN. James O. Blaine. J—oin heart and hand A—round our land ; M—ake Freedom triumph yet again; E—nlist the throngs ; S—,ug loud your songs; G— od speed the statesman, James G. Blaine ! B—efore all eyes L— et him arise A—nd vindicate each human right ; I—n righteous cause N—o never pause, E—xalt the truth, and spread the light. John A. Logan. J—oyfullv, comrades, sound pibroch and slogan ! O—nward we're marching with Blaine and Logan, H—ero and statesman our columns are loading ; N-ow to the front, for our country is pleading ! A—11 to the conflict twist Justic and Error! L—ook how the foes are now stricken with terror ! O—nward till Righteousness fills every station ; G—randly give Freedom to all in our Nation ! A— ges to come shall inherit the glory, N—ever to cease in rehearsing the story. j Ovation to Blaine. Lewiston, Maine, June 25.—Blaine arrived in Lewiston this evening and re ceived an ovation fiom the crowds assem bled at the railway station. He at once drove to the residence of Col. Drew, whose guest he is during his stay here. After tea a procession composed of the local military organizations and a reception committee in carriages, went to Col. Drew's residence, where they received Blaine and escorted him to the hall, which was densely packed. When Blaine stepped on the platform he was greeted with tumultous cheers. A. R. Savage, on behalf of the committee of arrangements, delivered a brief address of welcome. Mr. Blaine replied as follows : Mr. Chairman aud Ladies and Gentle men of the cities of Lewiston and Auburn— lam deeply moved by the cordiality of your reception. It is a very great addition to the compliment of your reception that it is outside and beyond the line ol' party division, and that I am permitted to meet you simply as old friends—fellow citizens of the same state which I am proud to claim as my home. In the last thirty years I have in public station and in private life known and appreciated your city and citizens, and have co-operated with them in many ways for the benefit of our joint constituents. I attended a public meeting in Lewiston thirty-two years ago. It was then a small village. When I see the superb city which now welcomes me and meet this vast assem blage of your people I am more than ever impressed with the energy, character and magnificent enterprise of the American people—Republicans and Democrats alike —and I can say with pride, quoting almost literally the language of Jefferson, "That upon such an occasion as this we are all Democrats and all Republicans." I can not close without again thanking you most profoundly, ladies and gentlemen, for the cordiality with which you have greeted me, and wishing to each and all of you and to your beautiful city, a continuation of that ' abundant prosperity in the future which yon have enjoyed so richly in the past. At the conclusion of his remarks Blaine held an informal reception and many em braced the opportunity to take him by the hand. To-morrow Blaine will attend the exercises at Bates College. Republican National Committee. New York, June 26. —The Republican National Committee appointed a commit tee of three to namr permanent officers. Haynes reported as follows: Chairman— B. F. Jones, l'ittsbuig. Secretary—Samuel Fessenden, Connecti cut. Executive Committee—J. B. Chaffee, Colorado. J. C. New, Indiana. J. M. Mason, West Virginia. J. M. Haynes. Maine. W. W. Crapo, Massachusetts. E. Sanderson, Wisconsin. S. B. Elkins, New Mexico. J. A. Hobart, New Jersey. Geo. W. Hooker, Virginia. John D. Lawson, New York. R. W. Humphrey, North Carolina. Frank S. Blair, Virginia. Powell Clayton, Arkansas. F. Morry, Louisana. A. L. Conger, Ohio. John P. Sanborn, Michigan. Church Howe, Nebraska. Cyrus Leland, jr., Kansas. John R. Lynch, Mississippi. J. T. Clarkson, Iowa. D. J. Layton, Delaware. E. H. Rollins, New Hampshire. Finance Committee— B. F. Jones. Hor ace Davis, J. D. Lawson, David T. Settler, W. W. Crapo, E. R. Rollins, Jas. A. Gary and Geo. W. Hooker. Mr. Jones, the permanent chairman, made a happy and modest address, saying that he had many misgivings of his ability to perform the duties involved satisfactor ily, and asking the fall benefit of the su perior judgment, energy and experience of the committee. Referring to Blaine, he said: It was my good fortune to have known him intimately for over thirty years. I have watched his career during that time with unusual interest, and I have never known any one to be actuated by purer motives or governed by a higher standard of morals. His lofty patriotism and splendid abilities are recognized and acknowledged everywhere. He is always on the Amer ican side of every question. These virtues and accomplishments account for his won derful magnetism and for his nearness to the American heart. The speaker said the Democratic party must be held to its record o f free trade and tariff for revenue only. After alluding to Logan's splendid record, he said in conclusion : With such) candi dates and snch principles as are set forth in our platform, success is assured, and vic tory will be ours in November as surely as the sun will bless us with its light. Dr. McClure was proxy for H. Davis of California ; C. O. Crocker was proxy for J. T. Aperson of Oregon ; D. P. Pride was proxy for S. M. Coffin of Idaho. Disastrous Storm. Philadelphia, June 26.—Reports from the regions affected by the storm last night show much damage. At York the submerged district includes, besides private residences, stores, lumber yards, and some large manufactories. Several of the latter are on the west side of the stream, and the extent to which they have suffered cannot be ascertained, as all the bridges, eight in number, including the Pennsylvania rail road bridge, were swept away. Much live stock perished. Thousands of feet of lum ber were washed away, and valuable con tents of many of the buildings were wholly ruined. A dispatch to the Press from Chambers bnrgsays: By the heavy rain last night about 300 feet of the Baltimore it Cum berland Valley railroad was washed away at Five Forks. The bridge at Five Forks was also swept away, making it necessary to tranter passengers in carriages a dis tance of two miles. Another dispatch from York says that nearly 200 frame houses and stables were swept away, but no lives were lost. A bad Indian made hostile demonstra tions to some of the settlers on the Little Heart river. He had drawn a knife and with several others had threatened to burn the houses aud wagons of the settlers. A detachment of troops was sent out from Fort Lincoln and five or six Indians were captured. The one that flourished the knife was identified and handed over to the Sheriff. The Bismarck Tribune finds in the above a strong reason for the enlarge ment of Fort Lincoln. DAKOTA nORNE-THIEVES. Four Hung and One Shot by McLean County Farmers. [Bismarck Tribune.] For some time the farmers of McLean ciunty have been after the horse thieves and Sunday night were rewarded for their labors by catching Jacob O'Neil, one of the ! leaders of the gang, whom they hung to a j telegraph pole, six miles south of Victoria, i The horpe thief was hung by tne lariat i with which he had captured the horses. Captain Barr, who came down on the Undine last evening, said that while at Washburn the report had reached that point to the effect that the remaining four horse thieves had been followed as far as the Mouse river, where a fight ensued^ One of the thieves was shot and the other three hung. This report, of course awaits confirmation, although it came reliably to Washburn. An inquest was held over the body of O'Neill on Monday evening, and it is un derstood that the verdict of the jury is that the deceased met his death by suicide, riding on his horse to the telegraph pole, tying the rope to the pole and his neck, and driving the horse out from under him. In his pocket was found a note bearing the words, "O'Neill the horse thief." The farmers of the country are gratified over the result, and are determined to protect their property. Stock Stealing. [Yellowstone Journal.) Reports of horse stealing front all quar ters show that there is a growing disposi tion on the part of some to take care of the stock of others without going through the general order of business. The stealing of a car load of horses at Dickinson, is, if true, one of the slickest of all unbusinesslike methods. It is supposed that the horses were taken out of the car by the thieves, branded and turned loose, to be identified by the owners the best way they can. Diligent search has been made for tue cul prits but thus far without avail, aud we understand that the officials ot Dawson county are exerting themselves in the matter. _ Hold Robbery. [Husbandman. J On Friday night last a couple of masked men, stripped down to their underclothing in order that their clothing might not lie recognized, entered the house of J. Lancy, known as the Canyon House, nine miles from White Sulphur Springs, held up the inmates, and robbed the place of all the valuables they could lay their hands on. Young Allen and another young man from Allen's saw mill who chanced to lie stop ping there for the night, were searched also. The robbers got about $700 from Mr. Laney, but failed to find any money on the other two men, though one of them had $40 on his person. The young men held up their hands until they gave en tirely out, aud they had to rest them on their heads. The robbers seemed well ac quainted with the premises. Their masks consisted of handkerchiefs tied over their face with holes cut to look through. They were evidently aware that Mr. Laney had money in his possession. On Monday night last the saloon at the forks of the Musselshell, one mile from Martinsdale, was held up by a couple of masked men, who behaved in the same manner as those who robbed Laney. They had their coats off and handkerchiefs tied over their faces. Fortunately young War ren, who runs the place, had taken the money to the house a few minutes before. The Failure of Stoat A Co. New York, June 26.—The Tribune says of the failure of Stout & Co. that no state ment of their affairs could be made for several days, but negotiations are pending which might end in a speedy resumption of business. The failure is understood to have been caused primarily by the calling of loans on the Metropolitan Railroad stock, of which the firm has been carrying a large amount for several years. The most inter esting feature of the failure was of C. J. Hudson & Co., a firm of which Henry A. Smith is special partner. On receipt of a notice from Stout & Co. to sell quietly 200 shares of the New York Central stock loaned it, the word "quietly" was read "quickly," and Hudson at once sent a notice to the chairman of the Stock Ex change to sell the stock under the rule. On account of the failure of Stout & Co. the letter was read, but the stock was sold in accordance with its terms. Soon after the sale the firm was obliged to announce its suspension. No little feeling was mani fested by the members of the Exchange because the action of Hudson & Co. was regarded as an attempt to depress the mar ket. There was some talk about calling a special meeting of the Governing Com mittee to consider the circumstances, but it ended in talk. The matter was brought to the attention of the President of the Ex change, who decided that Hudson & Co. were justified in their course by the rules of the board. "I did not intend doing a wrong," Hud son said yesterday afternoon, "bur I sup posed I was following instructions. The loan had been renewed not thirty minutes before I received the notice, which I naturally read hurriedly. My mistake ex posed the insolvency, which might have been concealed a little longer. That is the worse that can be said of it under the cir cumstanees, although many persons will say I did it for a purpose. I have made an apology to Stout dfc Co. for the error and can really do no more." American Railways in Mexico. Galveston, June 26.—A Laredo special says: Information was received to-day di rect from the City of Mexico, which gives the startling news that American railways in Mexico are to be handicapped by a law requiring that all railways in that country be fenced the entire length of their lines, with fences on both sides, which must be stock-proof even to the keeping out of goats. It is estimated that the Mexican Central will have to expend $500,000 to comply with such a law. The Mexican Government has now appointed an inspec tor of railways whose duties shall be to supervise aud regulate the train schedules. No special train can be run without tirst obtaining his consent. New Steamship. London, June 25.—The new Cunard steamer Umbria was launched to-day. The engine is the most powerful in the world— 12,500-horse power. ST. VINCENT'S ACADEMY. Closing exercises at the Annual Com mencement. In response to invitations sent to patrons and friends of St. Vincents' Academy, a large audience filled the Exhibition hall to its fullest capaeity on June 26th. The hall was tastefully decorated with evergreens ■ and flower ornaments. A large motto ol' "Welcome," in green pine embroidery, over hung the arch that divided the pupils and teachers from the audience. The evening's programme was opened j by a beautiful tableau of the whole school ! as they appeared in fine taste and costume. The opening address, by a young lady, Miss Louisa Anceney, was a very hand some surprise to those who did not expect much from a female orator and was a com position of excellent parts. Then followed the sacred chorus by the minims of the school, accompanist on the piano, Miss Lizzie O'Neil. Instrumental trio, "Three Angels," Misses Annie Fleming, L. Myers, A. Milot. Vocal duet, by Walace, "Voices, Linger ing Voices," Misses Sarah Brady, Mary Dunn. Instrumental trio, Romp Quickstep, Misses M. Schenck, R. Powers, M. Hender son. Chorus, by Geibel, "Cuckoo's Call," Ac companist, Miss Kate Coleman. Very pretty chorus. Instrumental duet, "Poet and Peasant," Misses Sarah Brady and Mary Dunn. The drama, "Children of Our Day," in six scenes, filled up most of the evening's entertainment, and furnished the happy scenes in as many ages in the school and every day life of our children, personify ing in true colors the happy soug workers of our day. Vocal duet, by Glover, "O'er the Hills, O'er the Dale," Misses Nellie Frise and M. Hilger, was sung with great beauty and feeling. Instrumental duet, "Convent Bells," Misses Louisa Anceney, K. Coleman. Vocal duet, "Matrimonial Sweets," Misses Mary Moore aud Allierta Quirk. Instrumental trio, Victoria Quadrille, Misses Gallagher, Ida Dickman aud A. Milot. Vocal quartette. Quid Retribmuu, Misses N. Reynolds, L. Anceney, M. Dunn and S. Brady. In the first scene Miss Lizzy Sweeney excelled in rendering a beautiful part of youth fui innocence ami glee. Instrumental trio, Pearl Galop. Misses Alberta Quirk, A. Rodgers and A. Milot. Vocal solo, "Hoj>e and the Rose," Miss Lizzie O'Neil. Instrumental solo, by Bellini. I Mon lichie Copuleti, Miss Mary Dunn. Instrumental duet, "O, Dulce Coucento," Misses Maggie Hilger and Nellie Frise. The Merry Workers, A Song, Accom panist, Miss M. Dunn. Chorus, 'Tis Echo, Accompanist, Miss Sarah Biady. Duet, Skylark l'olka, Misses L. O'Neil, L. Myers. Vocal solo. "Come Where the Fountains Flay," Miss Nellie Frise. Vocal sola, "I'm a Merry, Laughing Girl," Miss Sarah Brady. Instrumental solo, by Waiace, Polka de Concert, Miss M. Hilger. Vocal solo, My First Music Lesson, Miss Lulu Myers, was good, and the singing ex cellent. Instrumental solo, Souveniers de Ken tucky, Miss S. Brady. Vocal duet, Listen, 'Tis the Wood Bird's Song, Misses M. Reynolds and L. Anceney. Two Princes, Misses M. Hilger, S.O'Niel, N. Frise and K Coleman, was splendidly rendered on two pianos, eight hands. Mrs. Caudle's Lecture was a splendid hit by Miss Louisa Anceney. Two Pianos, "Jean de Paris," eight handed quartette, by Misses M. Reynolds, M. Dunn, L. Anceney and S. Brady. "Warning to School Teachers," a good hit, Miss Kate Coleman. The Chorus, "Crowning of the Sea," ac companist, Miss Lizzie O'Neill, was a most appropriate and grand farewell. At the conclusion of the excellent drama three gold medals were awarded. The first, for music, was awarded to Miss Mag gie Hilger, of Helena ; the second, for good conduct and diligence iu all branches, first division, w'as awarded to Miss Martha Schenck, of Gregory, The third, of equal value, as a reward of merit, good conduct and diligence in all branches, second divi sion, was awarded to Miss Annie Fleming, of Gregory. The exercises of the evening closed with au eloquent discourse by the Right Rev. J. B. Brondel, Bishop of Helena, on the gen eral subject of education. The following specimens of artistic painting, plain and fancy needle work, aud embroidery, done by the pupils of the Academy, were on exhibition iu the assem bly room, aud were examined by many callers both yesterday and to-day. OIL PAINTINGS. By Miss Sarah Brady, a winter scene from a celebrated copy, and voted an im provement upon the original, was much admired. Miss Brady also had three other pieces—field flowers, water lilies, and May roses. Mary Dunn—Four pieces; first, salvias; second, oleanders ; third, fuchias : fourth, Alpine scene. Katie Coleman—Five pieces ; first, violets: second, roses ; third, marine view ; fourth, Colorado Canyon ; fifth, roses and fuchias on satin. Mary Ryan—Four pieces ; first, field flowers; second, Christmas roses; third, birds; fourth, landscape, marine view. Louisa Hilger—Tw o pieces ; first, pas sion flower; second. Rose of Sharon. Louisa Anceny—Four pieces : first, wild roses; second, Japan lilies: third, lilacs, fourth, mouarchsof the forest, representing the large game of Montana and the moun tains. Aline Anceny—One piece ; landscape. ornamental needle work and k» bkoidkry. Martha Shenck— Outline embroidery on Zulu cloth and embroidered stand cover. Alphousine Milot—Infant's Honiton lace bib. scarf, pin cushion and handkerchief. Mary Henderson — Sofa cushion in tapestry and silk embroidered tidy. Nellie Frise —Tidy in silk tapestry. Mary Fleming—Fin cushin in chenille ; infant's hood. Annie Fleming — Toilet set ; tidy in tapestry. Mary Ramsey—Sofa cushion ; tidy m tipestry. Katie Waterman—Point lace tie ; tidy iu appliqua. Jennie Wilcox—Carriage afghan ; tiily in applique. Jessie McCloud—Embroidered tidy. Minnie Hawkes—Crocheted tidy ; knit lace. Mary Gallagher—Zephyr hood : toilet mats. Annie Wickham—Child's dress (hand made); crocheted tidy. Sarah Brady—Table cover ; piana [stool iu Kensington embroidery. Mary Duun—Sofa cushion ; piano stool cover in Kensington embroidery. Louisa Anceny—Table cover; tidy m silk embroidery. Katie Coleman — Embroidered pillow shams ; lace collar. Mary Ryan—Lace pillow shams; pm cushion in silk embroidery. Nellie Ryan—Embroidered piu cushion. Katie Ryan—Sofa cushion in tapestry work. Lulu Myers—Lace pillow shams. Regina Powers—Bureaxi set : shelf lam brequins. Minnie Taylor—Two applique tidies* Aline Anceny—Point lace collar (de ceived premium at fair 1883.) Ml-y Repnolds—Pin cushion in chenille embroidery. A Man Killed lor a Deer. We copy the following from the Belknjkp Sun, extra, of June 27th » Frank . May Shot and Instantly Killed by Joseph B. Tomlinson,s Sr.«--Verdict of Coroner's Jury. Between 7 and 8 o'clock last evening Joseph B. Tomlinson. Jr., Fred. C. TraUt man aud Frank W. May agreed upon tui hour's hunt near the river, to the south, ot Belknap, where, it was reported, deer were numerous. They met several parties a mile or so from town w ho had seen some deer, and one of these claimed to hâve fired four shots at a buck, but could not tell whether he bad wounded the animal or not. Oar hunters then pushed on into Ibe ni aeries aud separated, 'loinlinSou taking to the woods near the railroad trafck, May the center and Trautman the pld wagonroad. They pushed on through the dense pineries and brush until they cajne within sight of the river, when Tomlin^ou, according to his testimony lie fore pie coroner's jury, saw some fresh tracks, in the path he was following. The tracks led to a dense chapparel, which he ap proached cautiously. The snapping | of some twigs led him to believe that the ob ject of the hunt was near at hand. He thought he could see the deer moving, arid, being quick with a guu, brought it up to his shoulder and firied. He waited for some time, and prepared to shoot agâin, but hearing no noise of any kind he con sidered his aim to have been fatal. He broke through the brush and there he found his companion, lying on his back on marshy ground, alongside of a log, w hich he had evidently been in the act of step ping upon, his gun resting by his side. An ugly wound on the left side of the neck could be seen, but still believing that he had not killed his friend, he felt of his person and called upon him to answer. Finding that May was dead, and hearing the report of a ritie in the distance, lie broke away through the forest to come to town lor help. He met Trautman, who had fired the shot as a signal, believing the other had also been tired for the same purpose, owing to the falling shadows. Trautman was soon made aware of the deadly and unfortunate nature of the first shot by Tomlinson's wild and grief-stricken exclamations, aud both hurried to town, where the news naturally created the deepest feeling of sadness and regret. A large party soon gathered to accompany Tomlinson aud Trautman back to the scene 1 of the tragedy, which was through a perfect jungle of undergrowth aud large pines, and the body found as above stated. The ball, a 45 Winchester, had) passed clear through the body, entering from be hind between the shoulders and passing upward iu its way cutting several blood vessels, breaking the neck and coming out on the left side of the neck. Dr. Ernest Crutcher, who accompanied the party, stated that death was instantaneous. The body was taken up and conveyed through the dark woods to town. The deceased was a carpenter by trade and well known in the community. He had made many firm friends, as he was honest, genial and a pleasant and intelli gent companion. He was in partnership with Fred C. Trautman, and formerly re sided in Deadwood, Salt Lake and Haily, Idaho. He was 33 years of age, bom in Providence, Rhode Island, where his parents reside. They have lieen informed of his death. There was the closest friendship between deceased and Tomlinson, aud all the evi dence given before the coroner showed that Tomlinson was overwhelmed with grief at his tragic mistake. An inquisition was held over the body at the Hotel Brunswick by A. L. Foye, Justice of the Peace of Thompson Falls, it 10 o'clock this morning. The following \er dict was rendered : Territory of Montana. County of Mis soula.—An inquisition held at Belknap, in said county of Missoula, on the 26th day of June, 1884, before A. L. Foye, a Justice of the Peace of said county, upon the body of Frank \Y. May, here lying dead by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors upon our oaths do say that tlie said Frank \V. May came to his death on the 25th day ot June lrom the effects of a gunshot wound at the hand of J. B. Tomlinson, Jr., ami the said wound was inflicted without malice or felonious intent. V. EDWARDS, Foreman, A. THORNE. W. K- BEAMISH, Z. SALES, C'lIAK. K. DUDLEY, A. PRICE. The funeral will take place from the Hotel Brunswick at l p. m. to-morrow. The body will be buried iu Pine Grove Cemetery.