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K\. y Hi <€ / \v.X Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 28, 1884. No. 4 1 <f l|.r itlceltly ^(jcralii R E FISK D W FISK, A. J FISK ' Publishers und Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana Rates of Subscription. • WEEKLY HERALD: One Year, in advance!................ ,, -ix Months, tin addanceh- ........................... 7 1 WhraSSt ù ''a-1 'vanne the rate will ».* Komi Hollars peryearl Preniiid j» 0 „trtK e i 111 H '' <asert ' 1 reptuu. DAILY ~HERALD: . . •..ihw-ribcrs delivered bycarrier,$150amonth oi,.' Year, "by mail, in ««Ivan«-)............. »2 UO „ Month* l»v mail, (in advance)............... « 1X1 . M,,nth-, by mail, (in advance)........... 3 to <«-a; nninuinicatioiis should »*> addressed to FISK HK* »S., Publishers, Helena, Montana. 11M. \ IN DREAMS. ,, I- not reached by a -iuK>e : ■ »( l.mld the ladder by which we rise ' .]„ low lv earth to the vaulted -kies, v ' "!*!■ nu ..nit to the sununit round by round. . „mit this think to »>e grandly true ; ' That« lmhle deed is a stej, toward Gcal— l iftitik the soul front the common sod , purer and broader view. UV rise bv thinjfs that and under our feet : ' . j 1M i we line mastered ol good and gain, .in „ride deposed and passion slain. u ',j ,| ie mn(|iiished ills tlist we daily meet. „■ we asjure, we resolve, we trust, \Ylit a the morning calls us to life ami light : , illt „nr hearts grow weary, and ere the night di r lives ;ire trailihg the sordid dust. U , hope, we resolve, we aspire, we pray, Sll ,I In' iliink we mount the air on wings Beyond the recoil of sensual things, While our feet still cling to the heavy elav. \\ in»;- for the angels, hut feet for men : \Vr may harrow the wings to find the way, W e mav hope and resolve, aspire and pray, But our feet must rise or we fall again. Only in dreams is a ladder thrown Krom the weary earth to the sapphire walls; But the dream departs, anti the vision falls. And the sleeper awakens on his pillow of «tone. Heaven is not reached by a single bound ; But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies. Amt we mount to tin* summit round by round. THE SONG OF TIIE GOSSIP. One old maid. And another old maid. And another old maid—that's three— And they were a gossiping, I am afraid, A- they sat sipping their ten. They talked of this. And they talked of that, In the usual gossiping way Fntil everybody was as black as your bat. And the only ones white were they. One old maid. And another old maid— For the third had gone into the street Who talked in a way of that third old maid. Which never w ould do to repeat. And now but one Dame sat all alone. For the others were both away. • i ve never vet met," said she with a groan, Such scandalous talkers as they. Alas : and alack ! We're all of a pack I For no matter how we walk. « i r what folks say to our face, our back Is sure to breed gossip and talk." MEMORIES. A w ail of a child at midnight, The chime of a minster bell. The sorrowful moan of a sorrowful soul, And the sound of a passing knell. An old worn l»ook. on a corner shelf, And a spray of faded yew. A locket w ith hair all golden and fair, And a ribbon of faded blue. A needle-case, I Kith empty and old, And a case with hidden spring. Wherein two golden watch-keys lie, A heart—and a wedding ring. I take the l»ook from the corner shelf, And the ribbon of faded blue. And l>efore me stands the form I lov'd, With hair of a golden hue. And I ga/.e so long in those earnest eyes, That my soul grows weak with pain, Then she fades away—and 1 gently lay The old book down again. IDLE WORDS. O idle words ! Why will ye never die. Hut float forever in the sky, Dimming the stars that shine in memory, ls -troving hope and causing love from earth to ' flee. Ill-omened birds. O idle words ! I'rryiug upon the heart, l.ea' ing with wounds a deadly smart ; Expiring breath that taints the very air, Will ye forever leave your victims to despair? Ill-omened birds. O idle words ! How many are the tears That > <■ have caused to flow ; the fears Ye have begot and made to mountains grow, Crushing the innocent beneath a weight of woe, Ill-omened birds. O idle words ! \ our flight is ever on. In heaven darkening the sun; Bv weary journeys without delay. To wend your dreary way unto the judgment day, Ill-omened birds. \ HARVEST SONG. 'Vlu n all the land with corn was green, And all the air was hot with sun, 1 t-ed to lean from yonder pine 1 bidden for this or that undone— To look across the warm glad fields : l or there," I said, "ere long 1 glean," " ith happy thoughts of harvest tide— " hen all the IhiuI with com was green. " htn all the harvest fields lay shorn, 'nd -nubble was where the corn grew fair, for oilier- was the harvest meed. Tor nu the empty fields stretched bare. Uiily God knows bow sad they were, 1 hi -I ( old bmw n lands, once green with corn. Hut they were what was left for me. " Ten all tlie harvest fields lav shorn. A LAY OF MUMMER. Too hot to read, too hot to write, Too hot to even l>e polite ; Too hot to sew, too hot to knit, Too hot to be musquito "bit;' 1 Too hot to sleep, too hot to wake, Too hot to brew, too hot to bake ; Too hot to think, too hot to talk. Too hot to ride, too hot to walk ; too hot to lecture or to preach, Too hot to scold, t oo hot to teach : T, 00 hot for mantle, veil or glove. Too hot to dream of making love ;• l oo hot to laugh, too hot to cry, oo hot to live, too hot to die ; 1 oo hot to whistle or to sing, And. oh ! too hot for anything. Seven Roys Drowned. hut bester, N. Y., August 20.—It is re tried that seven boys—Fred Taylor, Wil -u & Judson, J. Bunn, Edward d^"' a 1 ' V* rrett and Will Ford-were drowned at Albion by the capsizing of a POLITICAL POINTS. Philadelphia 7V*»*« Ind.: Mr.Dana still sleeps with his Democratic shoulder in a refrigerator. The New York Times is edited from London, and the New York Herald from i'aris. The two combined have not two drops of genuine American blood. New York Tenth Denn: Governor Cleve land and ex-Governor Hendricks had lunch eon together the other day. If they come together after November they may have to dine on hard-tack. New York Graphie (Ind.): The truth of Avhat the Graphie said about the Irish vote becomes more apparent every day. It can not he counted on as a unit. The present indications are that the rowdy element in it is tending Blainwards. Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette (Rep, l: It is not Avell to treat the Independents harsh ly. It will not be long before most of them will be coming back to their old Republi can home, with peas in their shoes and penitential tears in their eyes. Indianapolis Journal: Ex-Senator Mc Donald thinks Indiana will go Democratic. Ex-Senator McDonald also thought the Chicago convention would nominate him lor the Presidency. He is an amiable gen tleman, but to err is human. New York Star : We have on several occasions condemned the policy of trying to get one Republican vote at the cost of two Democratic votes. But still our West ern friends keep at it, and before long the Democratic party in this State will feel like asking to* be delivered from such friends. New York Sun : Had the Democratic convention nominated Thomas F. Bayard or Samuel J. Randal or Allen G. Thurman —notwithstanding the objections against taking a candidate from an October State —all would now be plain sailing for the Democracy, and victory would already be assured. Springtield Union (Rep.): As soon as Irish-Americans indicate a purpose of vot ing for Blaine and Logan they are charac terized by the Democrats and their assist ants as ''howling dynamiters.'' It looks as though there would be enough of these "howling dynamiters" t<> bl..w the Demo cratic presidential ticket up to the veiy headwaters of Salt River. - „ Buffalo Times (Dem.): It is a well recorded fact that elections, as well as battles, have been lost repeatedly through bad management and incompetent leader ship. History is full of instances that might be quoted to bear out this proposi tion, and the present campaign made in bt half of Governor Cleveland, at least so far as Buffalo is concerned, bids fair to serve as another shining example to prove the fatal efficacy of blundering stupidity in politics. New York Truth (Ind.): The Herald publishes a long letter from Augusta en deavoring to prove that Mr. Blaine, thirty years ago, was a Know-nothing, and ad- j vises all the Catholics not to vote for him. I This comes with bad grace from a journal which rarely misses an opportunity to sneer at Catholics and abase their re ligion. Mr. Pulitzer, of the World, also j follows in the same line of attack. That distinguished journalist has a sweet and tender interest in the Catholics and in all that concerns them. The Kennebec (Maine) Journal, discuss ing the charge that Blaine once beAnged to the Know-Nothing party, says: "Mr. Blaine was never a member of the Know- : Nothing organization. The riotous pro- , ceedings against Catholic priests in Bath and Ellsworth in 1854, which, it was as- i serted, were excited, or at least not disap proved by the Kennebec Journal, of which Mr. Blaine was editor, took place months previous to Mr. Blaine becoming a resident of the State, and months prior to his be coming the editor of the Kennebec Jour nal. Ex-Representative Murcb, of Maine With Butler in the field Cleveland's strength naturally decreases and Blaine's increases in proportion. If there ever was any chance for Cleveland to carry Massa chusetts, which I do not think there ever was, that chance vanished when Butler an nounced that he would run. Of course Blaine will carry the State : more than that, I think with proper work Blaine can carry Maryland. I have spent three months with the working men in that state and I know what I am talking about. Maryland is Republican outside of Baltimore. There are enough workingmen in Baltimore to turn the scale and the workingmen of that city are for Butler with avidity. With proper work among them. Blaine will carry the State. Chicago Tribune (Rep.) : The milk in that very mercenary cocoanut, Harper's Weekly, is at last accounted for. There has not been wanting intimations that there Avas something underneath the Harpers'antipathy to Mr. Blaine besides George William Curtis' yearning for re form. a clean man. a moral campaign, and all the other twaddle which has been set forth so ostentatiously in the alleged .jour nal of civilization. It has been freely charged by those far enough inside to know the real animus of Curtis and the Harpers that the motive actuating the pro prietors of the paper tvao malicious retalia tion. And now we have the justification of these charges in a letter written by Joseph Harper, jr., to a gentleman in Washington, desiring him to intercede Avith Blaine and induce him to give his book to them. Chicago Tribune (Rep.I: There :s not much doubt that a heavy pressure is being brought to bear upon Gov. Cleveland to re tire from the Presidential canvass. W here there is so much smoke there must be some fire. The Democratic leaders are able to give some excellent reasons why he should retire. The Democratic Convention was warned that he would encounter a bitter opposition from the workingmen, and es pecially among the Irish Democrats, it had no idea of the extent to which this antago nism would grow. Now the Democratic politicians are beginning to realize how for midable this opposition really is, and they can say to Mr. Cleveland with truth that be could not to-day receive the nomination at the hands of the party, and that conse quently he should withdraw in its interest. They can also say to him that the conven tion had no information concerning the shocking scandal with which his name is connected, the essential facts of which are admitted by his friends. The single pur pose of naming him was expediency. He was selected because he was believed to be au available candidate. But one month's experience has proven him to be unavailable, and the revelations of his un fitness and weakness certainlv afford suf ficient ground (or demanding his retire ment. New York Tribune (Rep.): Now comes ''»Seven Mule" Barnum to run the Reform campaign for Mr. Cleveland. It will de light Mr. Curtis, Mr. Schurz, Mr. Beecher, President Elliot. President Seelye, and the rest ot the Dependents to get into sneh de sirable company. True, only four years ago they denounced the man and his con duct as infamous and considered the shameless attempt to carry Indiana by cor ruption ample reason for bolding up the Democratic party to public contempt. The party has not changed nor its Chairman. But the Pharasees have. They actually pretend that they now expect reform and pure government through the labors of the same rotten party and the same corrupt manager. When they go out to make speeches Mr. Barnum will arrange the ap pointments and provide the "mules." Buffalo Times l Ind.): It is unnecessary to portray' the demoralized condition of the Democratic party in this city. The fact that it is torn into factions and embarrass ed with internal jealousies is so pateut that comment upon these matters would simply be a repetition of what is very generally known. The labor element, a powerful factor iu an election, aud hereto fore a faithful aud valuable ally to the par ty, has been antagonized, unnecessarily, simply to please a few who happen to stand near the throne. The Irish-Ameri ean vote, upon which the old-time Democ racy relied with proud confidence in a Pres idential campaign, has been crowded back in the recognition of party leadership, and, rather than stand in the position of simply being tolerated, this strong aud sturdy ele ment is on the point of going over to the enemy, where a welcome recognition is al ready tendered. Grand Reception to Logan. Kalamazoo. Mich., August 22.—Gen. Logan Has received Hltii gieat demon» l ia tions ot enthusiasm by the soldiers at the Battle Creek reunion After his speec h he spent an hour skaking hands with crowds of people. Michigan City, Ind., August 22.—The train bearing General l.ogan was greeted by assembled crowds of citizens at every station through Michigan, the general oc cupying the brief stops by band shaking and remarks of greeting. The principal gatherings were at Kalamazoo, Lawton, Decatur, Dowagiac. Niles, Buchanan, and this point. General Logan was every where received with cheers of emphatic welcome, especially on the part of veterans and mothers and widows of soldiers. The Michigan City delegation met the train at the first station east of here. Four thousand people flocked to the rear car on reaching the depot here. -An artillery salute and music by the band greeted the in-roming train. Dr. M. G. Sherman, a leading citizen, introduced General Logan as the soldier-statesman who bad never met with defeat. General Logan spoke of the reputation of Michigan City and the just cause on the part of its citizens for pride in their homes, the position their place had gained, the results of their endeavors, and the diversified industries of their State. In going about he had seen numerous evi dences that Indiana was marching apace with the advancing civilization of the country. He had been passing abont in this and other States for days, and the sights gretting him everywhere were some thing to make every American proud of the grandest republic ever given to man, for it stood in advance of all countries in all that makes a people great. While sur veying and appreciating these results, he desired to impress that the people must not merely rest in satisfaction with what they had already accomplished, but must see that the same energy and industry shall be applied to maintaining the posi tion the country has attained and still further advancing it. At the conclusion of the speech the multitude gave hearty cheers for Logan, and eagerly jostled against each other in their efforts to take him by the hand, the General extending both hands for the pur pose. General Logan was attended by General Lawrence, of Chicago. He was also accompanied through Michigan to this point by representatives of Michigan Boldiers' organizations, one member of the State goA'ernment.and General R. A. Alger, of Detroit, Republican candidate for Gov ernor. General Logan reaches Pullman to-morrow afternoon, where he will meet a citizens committee from Chicago for Saturday night's reception in the latter city. _ ___ Petition for a Reward. Nashville, Tenn., August 21.—Four of the leading Mormon elders to-day present ed a sworn petition to Governor Bates, ask ing that a reward lie offered for the appre hension of those engaged in the Lewis county massacre on Sunday, August 10th. The petition sets forth that the prejudice against the Mormons of this State is based on ignorance : it denies the charge that the Mormons have baptized women in a nude state : also that Mormon elders have ever tried to break up families or mislead wo men. It further denies that the Mormons have ever attempted to introduce polygamy into Tennessee or any other State, and sets forth that every elder at work in the south ern mission is pledged by most sacred vows to chastity. Governor Bates will offer a reward as asked to-morrow, it is believed that the massacre in Lewis county will have the ef fect of discouraging mission operations in this State. Severe Hail Storm. Troy, N. Y., August 22—A heavy hail and rain storm occurred here and in this section yesterday afternoon. Several houses were struck by lightning and a number of persons injured by electric shocks, one was killed and another probably fatally hurt. At Cambridge several houses were un roofed. j ; ; ; | j j 1 ; 1 ' . Political Proposition. Boston, August 20. —At the Parker House yesterday, Mrs. Parnell held a con ference with a number of Catholic Bishops and leaders of the Irish National League concerning the means by which the coming political contest in this country could be learned to the advancement of Ireland's cause. It is understood that Mrs. Parnell represented her son at the conference. Mrs. Parnell submitted the details of a scheme for the benefit of Irish home industry, which she stated was conceived by her son aud being put into practical execution. Parnell, she said, had formed an associa tion in England and Ireland of capitalists aud manufacturers whose aim is to en courage home industry iu Ireland. This association proposed to establish factories for the exclusive manufacture of Irish goods, such.as could not be manufactured in England or other countries, including such articles as laces, linens, friezes, wool ens aud tweeds, and that preparations are already iu progress for the establishment of such factories in different parts of Ire land. Mrs. Parnell made the suggestion, as coming from her sou, that a proposition be submitted to the Republican and Demo cratic parties, the acceptance of Avhich by either would decide lor which party the organized Irish vote would be cast. Mrs. Parnell suited that as these Irish goods could not lie made iu this country, their importation would not in any sense con flict with American home industry. Inas much as the association in England pro posed to exclusively control the produc tion, Mr. Parnell's proposition, therefore, was that a direct offer be submitted to the political parties of the United States, as follows : ' If. in accordance with the friendly ex pressions towards Ireland iu America by the Americans, one of the political parties will im ori»orate a plank iu its platform iu favor of admitting goods of Irish maculae tore free of duty, specifying such goods as cannot be manufactured elsewhere than in Ireland, aud the importation of which now compete with American productions, then such party will receive the organized su]> port of Irishmen in America." Mrs. 1'aruell leaves lor New York to-day to take the preliminary steps toward the organization of Irish interests, so that in ease of action by either of the leading political parties the promises contained in the proposition can be fulfilled. During the conference it was stated that the reason why Alexander Sullivan so persistenly re fused re-election to the Presidency of the Irish National l^eattne was that he pro posed to enter the canvass in support of Blaine, and did not wish to compromise the Irish American vote by becoming a public speaker in support of the Republi can candidate while bolding the oflice of President of the Irish National League. Boston, August 20.—Mrs. Parnell ex plains with regard to the report that she is engaged in the organization of a party for the benefit of the Irish American vote, that she 4* oot-orgauizing any party and has not expressed the slightest preference for either of the American parties. She be lieves however that many articles pro duced in Ireland might be admitted free or almost free of duty, as they are not com petitive with American or English, while as models for popular use they would be eminently useful. Her only purpose is to direct the attention to this industrial field which would be highly beneficial to both Ireland and America. Untier on the Labor Question. Providence, August 19.—Ben. Butler spoke here this afternoon in the presence of 3,000 representatives of various trades unions. Ten thousand were expected. After some preliminary badinage levelled at the press, General Bntler told why he was identified with the laboring people, and argued in favor of arbitration for the settlement of disputes between employer and employe. He spoke of the great rail road strike in Pennsylvania in 1876, in which millions of property was destroyed. When he first learned from talking with Tom Scott that these men w^p getting one dollar and thirty cents per day he could not understand why they should strike, as the men employed by him (But ler) were only getting a dollar and a quarter. He learned the reason afterward in talking with these men. They had not only to support their families at home, but being on thie road, bad to pay their tioard most of the time. They said they would rather work for one dollar a day if they could live at home. Arbitration would have settled this trouble quickly and saved thirty millions of property. The speaker had been an employer of labor lor nearly thirty years, and there had never been a strike in his mill. He would at any time be glad of.arbitration to have somebody sterner than himself to settle his disputes, for many of his employes were his old friends. He then proceeded to give the reasons why he could no longer sustain the Democratic party. It was because it had not proved itself friendly to the laboring men. He had asked the Demo cratic convention to put a plank in its platform declaring the right of labor to organize for its own protection. It re fused. He then tried it with the proposi tion that labor has a right to a just share of the profits. This was refused. He then asked that the United .States govern ment establish schools lor workingmen's children. That was also refused. The convention would not agree to a tariff to foster and cherish American lal>or. The Republican party claimed to lie the work ingmen's friend, yet it had resorted to the trick in this .State to keep them from vot ing by requiring that they should register last January. He closed by counselling the workingmen to stand together and work for the enactment of laws in their interest. Texas Democratic Nominations. Hot stun, August 20.—On reassembling the Democratic State convention made the following nominations: State Comptroller, W. J. Swain ; Treasurer, F. PR. Lubbock; Commissioner of the Land Oflice, W. C. Walsh; Attorney General, John D. Tem pleton. . New Mexico Delegate Nomination. Denver, August 20.—The Democratic convention of the Territory of New Mexico was held at Albuqnerque and nominated Antonio Joseph, Territorial Delegate to Congreas. Fatal Snn Strokes. New York, August 20.—'There were 20 heat prostrations in this city and Brooklyn to-day. t'ounecticut Republican«. New Haven. August 20. —The follow ing is the platform adopted by the Repub lican State convention. The Republicans of Connecticut in con vention assembled declare that they hearti ly endorse the nominations of James G. Blaine and John A. Logan : that they en dorse the declaration of principles contain ed in the platform of the Republican party adopted at its recent convention in Chicago and iu the letters of acceptance of the can didates, aud they are especially gratified with the sound doctrines upon the tariff therein set forth, aud the spirit of gen uine patriotism that will hold this coun try in its deserved position among the na tions of the world and protect its citizens at home and abroad, and they present to the electors of Connecticut, in the person of Henry B. Harrison and his associates on the State and electoral tickets, candidates worthy of their cordial support. New Haven, August 20. —At the Re publican Conveutiou Judge W. F. Elmer was elected temjKirary chairman. In his speech he said : ''James G. Blaine was the peer ot any man in the world for integrity." John A. Tibbits was elected permanent President. Ou assembling the chair said : The principles upon which the Republican party was founded were its principles to day. Jle arraigned the Ileinocrutic party for its position during the war and said its jtolicy on the tariff would reduce the honest laborer of America to the condition of pauper labor. He eulogized James G. Blaiue as the most illustrious man of his time. He also eulogized Gen. Logan. The convention then voted to take an in formal ballot for the candidate tor Gover nor. The names of Gen. W. H. Buckely, Fhiueas C. Eonsbury and Henry B. Harri son were presented. On the second ballot for Governor Henry B. Harrison was nomi nated. .Michigan Greenback Convention. Grand Rapids, August 20. —The Demo cratic State Convention met to-day and ap pointed a committee to confer with the Greenbaekers on the question of fusion on the electoral and State ticket. Several re cesses were necessitated .on account ot a hitch in the conference committee of the two conventions as to a division ot the ticket. The following nominations were made: Lieutenant Governor, Matthew Maynard; Secretary ot Slate, W. H.Shake spear; Treasurer, James Blair: Auditor, | Geo. P. Sanford; State Board of Education, Rev. Christian Yanderveer ; Attorney Gen eral, Francis M. Cook ; Superintendent of Public Instruction, David Parsons. A joint list of presidential electors was also chosen, six of whom are Greenbaekers and seven are Democrats. The platform views with alarm the results of nearly twenty-five years of Republican rule in the State. It charges an increase of crime, stagnation of business, encroachment oi railroad capital. In view of all of this the party opposes a continuance of the present party's policy. The platform en dorses the National Democratic plat form. It favors the maintenance of an in ternal and tariff taxation, so levied that the luxuries shall bear the chief burden and the necessaries of life l>e practically free. The platform farther declares against convict-contract labor, and favors a liberal mechanics lien law, and closes by endors ing Governor Begole and the Democratic Congressmen. Anti-Prohibition. Topeea, August 20.—A convention of Republicans favorable to a resubmission of the prohibitory amendment met here to day. The time was wholly occupied in ef fecting an organization. Late in the even ing the committee on resolutions sub mitted a long platform, which is an asser tion that a majority of the Republican ; party of Kansas have determined to coalesce with and adopt the dogmas of the Prohibition party, and that in pursuing this course they have departed from the true faith of republicanism; endorses the platform of the National Republican party, and pledges its unqualified support of Blaine and Lcgan, and especially endorses the action of the National Convention through its committee on resolntions in rejecting the abominable doctrine of pro hibition. Missouri Greenbaekers. Kansas City, Mo., August 20.—The Greenback State Convention met to-day. There were 175 delegates present. A plat form was adopted inviting the various lib eral political organizations of the State to unite with the Greenbaekers in the effort to overthrow the Bourbon dynasty in Mis souri, and to that end the party presents the name of Nicholas Lord for Governor, and declares it to be to the best interest of the party to make no other nominations for State officers, but leave the matter to the wisdom of the State committee. Ibis is understood to mean a fusion with the Republicans, leaving them to nominate the remainder of the State ticket. Young Men's Christian Association. Berlin, August 20.—The tenth annual conference of the Young Men's Christian Association ot the world convened this evening. The opening exercises lasted two hours, after which Count A. Bernstorff, President of the Berlin Young Men's Christian Association, delivered an address of welcome. The Count speaks English fluently, and having visited America is conversant with the American associa tion's methods of work for young men. Emperor William wrote the conference, expressing his sympathy with its objects, aud regretting that his ill health pro hibited his meeting with the conference as a delegate and invoking divine blessing upon the conference. Count Bernstorff was re-elected President, and W. H. Sea gram Secretary. The convention meets here on the invitation of the Berlin Asso ciation and on the call of the Central In ternational Committee, whose headquarters are at Geneva. Every arrangement was made for the comfort of the delegates and the sessions of the convention. Noted Marriage. Newport, R. I., August 21.—The mar riage of Francis Stoat, of New York, to Miss Emily Meredith Read, daughter of General Meredith Read, ex-Minister to Greece, took place this morning at the residence of the latter. It was an excep tionally brilliant affair. | ; The Man-Of-War Tallapoosa Sunk. Cottage City, Mass., August 22.— The United States steamship Tallapoosa sunk off here last night. The survivors were landed at Woodshall. She collided with a three-mast schooner. She lies w ith her main mast and the top ot' her smoke stack out ol water. It is stated that two lives we^e lost by the disaster. Boston, August 22.—The facts of the sinking of the Tallapoosa are as follows : The Tallapoosa, with 140 men and offi cers, bound to Newport to take on lioard Secretary Chandler, at 11 o'clock last night, during a thick fog, three miles northeast of Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, was struck by the schooner James S. Lowell, of Bath, Captain Reed, from Baltimore for Portland, with a cargo of coal. Her side was crushed in and sne saDk in five minutes in ten fathoms of water. As she went dow n her whistle blew as a signal of distress,and was heard by the Gate City, which came up im mediately, and with the schooner Mary A. Hood, which happened to be in the vicinity, rescued the crew with the exception of the surgeoifand one man, w ho are said to he missing. The Gate City blew her whistle and the steamer Fish Hawk lying at her wharf at Woodshall, sent out her steam launch. The Gate City laid to until 3 o'clock transferring the crew to the launch. They all landed at Woodshall. The Talla poosa lies on what is known as Squash Meadow Flat, aud the smoke stack and top mast alone are visible. The steamer J. S. Lowell also has on board several of the Tallapoosa crew. Captain Reed, of the schooner J. S. Lowell, states that he was passing through the sound last night with a strong south west wind, und all sails set. He was going at the rate of nine knots an hour. The night was clear but dark. When two miles away the lookout reported "a light ahead." Shortly alter it was seen to lie a red light and 1 said, speaking to the wheelsman, "Red, larboard. Keep her straight. I stood near the wheel during all the time. Seeing that the steamer was doing nothing to avoid us 1 ordered the helm down, but before it could be done, and liefore my vessel had altered her course at all, the two vessels struck each other—their stems seemiDgly coming together exactly. Oar \ easel's stem glanced by the Tallapoosa s and penetrated her hull. After the vessels stopped the steamer swung around, along side the Lowell, ami her crew might have jumped on board, but it was not then known what was the condition of either vessel. After getting my family into the boat I 4lxamined nty vessel and found that she was leaking quife badly, although not in immediate danger of sinking. The Tallapoosa drifted ttway from us and sank within a few minutes. As she went down those who could do so tôok to the rigging and were taken off later. The schponei Mary A. Wood came along and assisted in saving the crew, and later the steamer Gate City was signalled and came to our assist ance. After all saved had been transferred to her she steamed away to Woodshall. Captain Reed says: ''It was the mast careless piece of work I ever saw. The night was clear : the lights of the Lowell were burning all right and were perfectly visible a long distance." The names of the missing from the Talla poosa are, Assistant Surgeon Clarence E„ Black and George A. Foster, landsman. Some of Secretary Chandler's personal effects were on the vessel when she sank. President Arthur. New York, August 20.—President Ar thur to-day received the following callers : Secretaries Frelinghnysen, Chandler and Folger, Assistant Treasurer Acton, Lieut. Emery, Assistant Postmaster Hatton, and ex-Collector Murphy. New York, August 21. — President Arthur this morning received at the 5th Avenue Hotel the officers of the Greely re lief expedition, including Commander Schley, Commander Coffin, Lieutenant Emery, Chief Engineer Melville, and a dozen others. Secretaries Chandler and Lincoln and Gen. Butler, who had called to see the President, were present. Secre tory Chandler informed Command« Schley that the President had decided to appoint him chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in place of Commodore Earl English, who commands the European squadron. With the office of chief of the bureau in the navy department goes the rank of Commodore. New York, August 22.— President Ar thur's visitors to-day were Secretary's Lin coln and Chandler. Congressman Hughes, of Tennessee, and A. G. Mallory, of Texas. The President expects to leave for Newpoit to-morrow night, stopping at New London. The Arctic Dead, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 21.— Miss Dora Buck yesterday mailed papers estab lishing her relationship to Private Henry, and authorizing the coronor to take up his remains. Portsmouth, August 21.—In answer to the criticisms of his course in not crossing to Littleton Island, Greely says: "The tide between Cape Sabine and Littleton Island ran like a mill race, was full of ice, rendering any attempt to cross exceedingly dangerous and well nigh impossible. New York, August 21— The Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of War hav ing been in consultation to-day at the Navy Yard at Brooklyn with Commander Schley concerning the Greely Relief Ex pedition, from them the following state ment relative to the recent reports of the treatment of the bodies of the dead of the Greely party is derived : From revelations made by exposing some of the bodies, inferences have been drawn that incisions had been made in all the bodies, and that portions of flesh had been used for food or for bait 1'or catch ing shrimps, the following authentic ex tract from Commander Schley's report, now being prepared for the Secretary of the Navy, shows that a portion of the remains had been so treated, but that those of Lockwood, Sergeant Israel, Sergeant Linn, Private Schneider, Sergeant Cross, and Es quimaux Christiansen, were absolutely whole and untouched : "In preparing the dead bodies for trans portation in alcohol to St. Johns, it was found that tne bodies of six of them, Lieut. Keslingbury, Sergeant Jewell, Privates Whistler, Henry and Ellis, and Sergeant Ralston, had been^ cut and fleshy parts re moved to a greater or less extent, but all of the other bodies were intact." New York, August 21.— The remains of the eminent war correspondent McGaban arrived from Constantinople this morning. After lying-in-state in the Governor's room in the City Hall they will be forwarded to his Ohio home. NOT WHAT HE USED TO HE. Touching Story ot a Tc\a« Cowboy. "Fourteen years ago, " he said, sitting back from the drained "schooner," "1 went to Texas, and after knot king around a bit I got a job as a cowboy for a big cattle owner iu the southern part of the State. Oh, them was the times, if you hear me talk! One hundred dollars an' found, and six ponies a year to kill if you liked, and a share in all the cattle you could steal. Well, sir. there was one year there that I cleared $6,000 iu good hard cash." "What did you do with it ?" "Blew it in, of course. Mexican monte and red liquor got it all, every ceut. You see it was this wav I made the raise. We started to drive a herd of 100 head of cat tle into Colorado for sale, about 1,500 miles. Well, of course we run across stray cattle that had no brands on them. Sometimes we'd get only one and sometimes twenty. Well, we drove aud drove, killed a lresli beef every day and only eat the tenderloin. ()h. but we did live ! Well, at any rate, *ve kept drivin' and killin'and collectin' strays all tbe way till we got to Denver. It took us over three months, and when we struck Denver that herd of 100 head had become 2.OO0, and we sold them all at $15 a head, and the four of us and the man we worked for, which made five, di vided the stuff. That's how 1 made the $6,000 at a lick. We nsed to no that right straight along until about tight years ago. But then eight years ago wages com menced to lie cut down, and the first thing I knew 1 was getting $60 a month, then $50 and then $40, so I thought to myself I'd git out. You see the fellahs kept a cornin' in from the east and the south, and they crowded us out. Of course as the men became plenty the wages became scarce, until to day the cowltoy gits only $20 or $25 a mouth and no chante to make at all. There is no more big cattle drives. Y'ou know a feller when he wants to send his cattle away for sale he packs them on the cars and there's an end of it. Every thing's the same ; wages is all cut down, and there's no chance for nobody, as I said ! liefore. Why, fourteen years ago an enter prising cowboy could start out .with his broncho and whip and be able to sell a , herd of cattle 500 miles away. But now you see not only is all the cattle branded, bnt all the brands is registered, and every thing shows up on its face. And then, again, there's so many cattle associations. Yon see, these associations are gotten up up for the protection of the cattle dealers, a. 1 *they say, and they hire towbovs and do the herding for all the small tanchmeu iu the contry. That's another reason why there's no more money in the business now. A cowboy used to be somebody, but now he's only a farm hand." Cooke City Mines. (Inter-Mountnin.1 From Mr. John Nagle, who arrived in Butte last Saturday, from Cook City, Gal latin county, we learn that mining enter prises are in a fiourisbing condition in that promising section. Atout 150 men are en gaged in prospecting and new finds are constantly l>eing made. Some exceedingly fine properties are being developed. Mr. W. A. Armstrong, U. S. R. K. commissioner, recently refused $158,000 for the Daisy mine. The Homestake is bonded to Mr. Armstrong for $90,000. The Aurora mine, owned by I^am Nagle & Co., is developed : by a tunnell 110 feet in length and is show ing up finely. It is a real bonanza. Tbe ledge is thirty-two feet in width, the ore sampling, on an average, $94 50 per ton. ! This is the great mine of the district and will compare favorably in volume of ore and uniformity of pay with any other of the leading mines in the Territory. Cook City has all the elements of a prosperous mining section, and the time is not far dis tant when it will become one of the lead ing miningeenters of the great west. There are many other mines in the district of 1 known value among which is the Republic, owned by Major Eaton. The Miners' Union Picnic. !Butte Miner.) The Butte Miners' Union picnic last Sunday was a decided success. Over 1.200 people embraced the opportunity to enjoy themselves. The balloting for tbe most popular young lady resulttd in a victory lor Miss Josie Gleason, of Walkerville, who received 2,421 votes. The substantial reward was a gold watch and chain. The young ladies' race of 100 yards was won by Miss Agnes McAuliffe. The prize was a handsome jewel casket. Tbe receipts aggregated $2,250, one-half of which was from the balloting for the most populai young lady. An Expensive Time-Keeper. [Inter-Mountain.] The watch which was awarded to Miss Josie Gleason, of Walkerville, after the election at the Miners' union picnic to de termine the most popular young lady, cost the hoys $1,139.50 for the privilege of vot ing. The fair victor is thus the possessor of a valuable time-piece. Certainly no watch ever disposed of in Montana before brought such a figure. It cost Miss Glea son's admirers $605.25, Miss Maggie Hol land's $416.25. Miss Amelia Argali's $154.50, and Miss Maggie Long's $63.50. They are all very popular young ladies, and they will all he remembered by the Miners' union/ White Gaps. I Livingston Enterprise-! A heavy snow storm raged last nighi on all the higher mountain ranges al>out Liv ingston. To the southward the peaks of the Yellowstone range were completely whitened by the newly fallen snow, and the three mountains that appear to stand like a wall across the valley above the canyon looked this morning like gigantic 'cebergs. The bare, serrated Crazy range was heavily dressed in its winter covering, but the divide to the westward escaped the storm. This morning detached masses of fleecy clouds filled tbe higher valleys and hung like ruffles around tbe snow-clad peaks. The whole scene, illuminated by the sun, formed such a picture as only our mountain land can afford. Sold at Auction. Augusta, Me., August 21.—All the prop erty of the Sprague Manufacturing Com pany here was sold at auction to-day. What fifteen years ago cost fully $2,000, 000, sold for about $200,000.