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Helena, Montana, Thursday, July 9, 1885. No. 34 <TV UJrchlii Ujcralii. FISK, a ( FISK 0 W FISK. t J Puhlittht /< und Proprietor *. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana --- O - Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY °HEK A LD: in MhrMM* hi - , lf< nth«, m adn ........... 2 00 I nr« < Month», m advinrr MU Wlii'n not |mM for in advance the rate will t«e Knur Dollars per yearl Postage. in all mu'«, l'rr|aiil. DAILY HERALD: ( 'll v ■'U ln« rit«er* .delivered bjr ca.Tifr.il Via mont h One Year. Iiy mail, in a«lvan«*- 112 ill -it Month». Ii) nn.il, lin ««Ivan» ........ 6 Hi ] ree Month«, t>> mail, in advance ...... 3 00 •«-All communication« should l«c H<l<lre«»edIo KISK HPOS.. Pul>li.«tiern, i'elena, Montana i.iian. Tlie follow in« exquisite |«« m Iiy William I'itt Palmer. »>• «mir year« ai(o pronounced by the moat eminent European critic» lo la- the tineal production of flic «aine Icniftli in our Hiiguac«' From l>:« «niickencd « omb of the primal gloom The fun rolled black and Imre. I'ill Ijimir him a vest for In« Kthiop lircaat of (In thrcail of ray golden hair ; *.nd - lieu the I road lent of tin- firmament A row on it« airy «par«. I pencil« • I the hue of the niati iile*- blue. And spangled it round with atiir*. I pitinted the flower« of the Kden tmwer« And their leave« of living green. And in.ue were tin- djrea in the »inle«« eye« (If Krlen'« virgin <|iieen And w lien the fiend « art in the trustful heart Mail fanlenerl it* mortal *|m*II, hi the silver/ «phere of the lir«l-liorii t«-ar To the tremiding earth I fell. AS lien the wave« that buret o'er a worldaocUferd, Their work of w rath had eped. And the Ark'« lone few, tried and true, ( ame forth among the dead ; With the wondrous gleam« of my bridal la-ani« I i-ade their terror eeaae. A* I wrote on tie* r--ll of the storm'« dark scroll Hod'» covenant of penes. I.ikc a pall at i«*»l on a «cnnele«« lircast Night « funeral shadows slept— Where shepherd swains on the Itethleheiu plain« Their lonely vigils kept. When I flashed on their sight the heralds bright of IleavenV redeeming plan, A« they ch-.i.ied the morn of a Savior lairn— ley ' joy ' i-> the out« a«t man Kipial favor I show lofty and low. On the just and unjust deseer id , K eu the Idind. who««* vain spheres rolls in dark ness and team. Feel my «mile the best smile of a friend ; N.iy, tlie flower of the waste by my love I» em I »races! As the rose in the garden of king«; At the ehry«alis bief of the worm I ap pe a r . And loi (be gay Ima.-rlly wing». The ilMoialr morn, like a mourner forlorn. Conceals all the pride of her charms. Till I hid the bright hours eliase the night from her flower«. And lead the young lady to her arm« : Ami w lien the gay ro« er *e«*k* Eve for hi« lover, And sink« to her btUmy repos**. 1 wrap the soft ri-st hjr the /.ephyr-fatmed West, In I U rta I ns of amlier and ruse. From my sentinel strep by the night brooded deepl I g»*e with mislumbering eye. When the cynosure «tar of the mariner I« blotted from out the sky. And guided by me flireugh the mereile«« sea. Though R|«-d by the hurri«*ane's wings. Ilia rsunpaMtonleas dark, lone, weltering liark, lo the haven-home safely he brings, 1 waken the flower« in their dew spangled laiwers. The birds in their ehamtiers of green. And mountains and plain glow with twauiy again. A« thev Imsk m their matinal «been. Oh: if such the glad worth of my preseme to earth. Though fitful and fleeting the while. What glories must rest on the home of the blest. Ever bright w ith the Deity'» smile. Tl TOK AND TKI ANT. v ye k etched anything ■**' queatioo««! Tint othy Hl«*ek hud stealthi'y crawled loa lioy* at the creek, > had kept from his school for over a w eek ilhout any very' good reason t; \ ye ketched anything-' The truant grew red. faintly replied, w ithout rataing his head •Mile is too short and my worm* arc all dead. _,, id if» rather too soon in the season ur pole *« too short, eh* I'll cut you a rod I which you'll ketch something. Ehphalel Todd. I will cause you to walU around here on tlie sod a very pecooliyer manner! , 11 , drew out his knife and he «even'd a limb . ,_ . I ta peris I just right ami was limber ami «lim— .. choice w liieh tie made was a credit to him— inn *-«lucal loi lal tanner. U> ami behold ! the truant arose waded the stream, w hich was deep. I »up ihe'T.pposite bank. with hia thumb to hi* I KMT, ■ said, in a manner hard-hearted : cave you your rod. and tlie whole of tlie »reek. fish a» you may, Mr. Timothy Bleek, II handy ketch me if you angle a week . id he kicked up bin heelaand departed *♦ I.OYC'N ATTRIBUTE«. Love was primeval tt I tli I it the breaet» of infltiiten, Ha« been all time; ami to the race Of man It» glow mg germ consigned . lia« burned, ami shedding radiance On the lonely path* of life Revealed the gem» of human mind. Love i» reflective. And in the depth* of other heart» l«ove «tarts to see iu image fair As. |M-enug in the »-rystal mere. The wild fawn meet» it» pictured form. But trembling, timid at the sight. Half turns to go, hut linger« near. Love I» refining. A» in».«>nlight on tlie desert drear lb-veal« some beauty that without It* magic would remain unseen. *>- love, diffused upon the h**e. Will »uke, (»erehaiice. »omc sleeping good Where all before «coined low and mean. I Ai\<' is eternal ; A ml music, poetry und art bhall ever tell of endless love At whose awakening touch 10*7 move. A «train, a verse, and i-arven stone. Who«» germs are pent in human thought, Are is rfeet, only touched by loA'c. A »right Cl«**. Not long since a New Hampttbir* dteenian was examining an in taut sathhiI wa. "( an any little girl or boy giv® tbe finition of the word "average be ked. _ m , For some time no one answered, but tally a little girl hesitatingly replied : "It's a «hing a hen lays on. sir.' "No, that's not right" "Ye*, sir, mv liook saya so," an '* 8 ' ie >tted up to her questioner end pointed to «sentence in her reading hook: And n lays an egg every day o* an average. " " K ARK.' j , A UfiA'INi; DAY rii| 1JOQVY. • irigtiud. I The mouth of May ha* gone, and the half of u* haven t s*»tipwii an apple blossom The worl 1 has ls<en too busy moving. It ha* tieeti carrying tu g«.<«l* and chattete luck ward« and fovwar.t* to nnw Imu***«—new place«. There is something very ta»|>iiig and un ■ettling in this incessant change of home. I know that it is u<»t always ''inaA'," but "must" with the most of ti*. We are obliged to move, either to t>eiter oureelvm or per haps to evade our landlords. We may rioa# to expand into larger quarters, <>r to con tract into »maller one«. Our |»s*ket* and purse» decide the matter for u* in most case.«; but oue i< oftentimes tempted to think that U is greatly owing to that spirit of unreal which pursues ns as u nation in all « lasse« of life, that we («ounce about frutu h»»ue tu house a« we do. This fury for moving culminates it» font* anti breaks louse in ettie* and towns on the 1st of May. Even houses themselves start upon wheels at that time and truudie off t other lot*. Then tbi* 1st of May shuffle •n»l shoves pe«i|>le about from pillar to |wat, till they all suem to shake down somehow out of sight asatn till the next moving rime. I, for oue, have iu-t been through it. A storehouse has received all my belongings, «o for the prevent this one «oui ha* giveu up a visible home. The only interesting i»oiut ulsmt it to another is tie following conver sation which t«x»k place lief ween some part« of me. a« ne «at on an empty |»a<'king l«ix. tooling after our last vanload moving auav from 'he empty tanna*. 1 «aid to mv«e!f. "Th.it \ an m ikes me think of the old negro byui i we u-cd to hear in Dixey in the daw of eiiklhoisl, 'The old ark a-moveriti', a movrrin' along.' '' It used to sti us up like a war »oug when the uegroe- »bt-uted it at a camp meeting. There was a 1.ittle-ax cry m it, «lon't you remember? U'** though', that ail we own.sd was In thn* ark an«l it had to L» «I» fend«*! with one'» life. Thiise ten comin&udmente in the in» »ving had to la* looke<l to, that they didn't get broken. Tin purpose of life wa* to see that they were going straight, u«> matter what the ark met with to hinder it oil the wav. "Behold our ark a-uioverin', a-tnoveriu' •Ion r " -aid I. • AU U» us «I ho sat on that packing box were in a bod humor from excessive fatigue; sc my Mind si*ik* up very roughly an«l sai«l, "You lumbering old Body, you are not worth the bother it has been to start that 'old ai k u-inoverm', a-i.iovenn' ' This whol? fuss is a Lout you. You have more pots and f ins «ml kettles in that van than you know what to do with. "Well." said the poor Body, "if 1 linve, I put them in that van with mv own strength. I carried them. You iidn'i have much to do with it: and if 1 w asn't so tired si tor it, you sbouldu't bully me so, either." "Look here, what do you want with sc muchf 1 said my Mind. "For one Body you take up too much room. When you sit down it must he on every kiu«l of a chair—stuffed bottoms, wooden bottoms and cane seats. You have dinuer chairs, bedroom chairs, easy chairs, and they are all after every con ceivable fashion. When you lie down it must be on all kinds of lieds and sofas—by day a 'a. a bed by night, each one made of ever.- kind of springs au«lstuftiui,is. Your tables must be of all kiuds—dinner tables, tea table*, w ritiiig tables, with four legs and six legs and center legs. You drink out of all kinds of utensils, made out of every kind of metal and eartheaware, and every color and quality of glass. When you eat it mu« be off every manner of plate and platter, and even they can't be taken for granted a* all right fill you have turned them over tc see their credentials. For every limb you have some peculiar fashion of covering. And you won't have it the «ante for twe season* alike. For vour legs there is one cut. for vour arms another, and your old trunk couldn't lie parked with all the foolish vanity you cover it with. Now, there's your head. It must have ador*n different kind* of roof«. Yott are not satisfie«! with oue kind of tile. Yon must have a thatched root for summer, und a •tOV«'pipe for winter, and these are uever t'ie sauie from year toytar. And vour feet, which are uulv two, you treat o» if they w«*re as numerous as a cen tipede's. You waut so much * hoe "'g— broad nibs and pointed toes. Thev are the only part of you that shows any slajeback inde pendence, by the wav, for they reseut your pinching ami * r -*wing them into .«harp toed boote. The pinch is best known, as the proverb savs, to him who wears it. It can't be descfUasI Your very fingers need ani mals slaughtered for them, their »«r.n* dyw! into every color of the rainbow, and then cut into long strips to hohl them. So, whether you cat, sleep, walk or ride, you multiply the way* to do it, till enough ward robes. trunk*, boxes, drawers, bag* and cup boards < »n't lie found to hold them. Now, at this moment, you have worn your cumbrous self to a skeleton packing them up, and stowing away your various and countless lielonging*. For myself, I have begged you to tjirow ar.ay the half of all you possess, and so to free yourself from burdens, bot I only succeeded in making you fill a few ash barrels." "Well," said the Body, "what did i/o« do towards giving away anything? You looked over the books of your library ami sent more trash to the <'hristian Aaaodation than would fill a dozen a*h barrels. You couldn't part with one book worth having, you were so miserly. And what are the heai test baa in that vau now » They are your load of hooka You will never read them either. You are too rewtle-s. You haven't turn* You fly about town *«> much, and are so curious Over new w ay a You are not one-halt the reader you think you are. Those poor Christians, too! What do you think they want with boxes of «atistica and snch like f They want cheerful, agreeable book», aom« rousing good novels, such as you like to read yourself. ' Mind sat «till * it looked snubbed. A mean ness had been detected and throw n at her by her exn*|**raled Body; a ad while «he wa. gathering tip force to go at it again t ne Soul spoke up: "My tired fisters, it said, "I pray you rest. Had you been less grasping over your pu-* -«i<»u* you would now be les» rasping toward each other." The Br«lv looked at her an 1 laid: Soul, did y «ai save anything?" The Soul hesitated, and said * Ye»." "Bay I a*k wbatf" said the B<»ly. t «eut!y «be «aid: "Dust : Loti remember, <lear B««iv, when we were young?' "Much, itsleed. do 1 remember," «aid Soul jswe«*:ly* she spokt ). "I kept a few love let ters, Aihi'-h I 1 und with a sunny l»*-kof Lau in <>ur old *i *k. 1 covered them laverently up again ami wrote on the cover of tlie package, that, when you amt 1 should gc hem»* to t«e no more se« u, our chddren could (•real the «eal and sjiell <d «ileuce ami read of our true history." There was a «Hence, for they had all wan dered • IT to green fields, to laughter and t.inlliug voice*. My Miud an! Body and Soul ha 1 left the packing box, and I, the silent I »art lier, «at there alone. I »pok« the*e word* ami recalled them; "I kuow," -aid I. "that I am the only visible one of tin* finit, and have comparatively very lib tie to «ay with .w hat goes on arming you. 1 am the wall that vow all live in; ami so may seem rather matter of fact, but lor that vary reason uiy advice «omeMiiie*. as far a. it goes, is good i think it would bav» I aveu better if an auction, or a fire (with good m-uran«*ej bad swept these boardiugs from you all—from tl* sight of every one forever. There is rothmg really worth keeping * dieu once a home is broken up Old thing* look «frange in new places. Neither old association» uor old thing« can fit tli« Body or Soul as they cnee did Therefore, th. motto for this life should be, 'give a* you go.' There are tewer heart aches in it for •neaetf, and no end of heart aches can b» removed by th»- timely possession, tbe imme diate en joy ment to other* of what we have worth the giving '' "What we art we will always have imme diate ii>e f.ir," sai.l I. finishing off "Yes.'' «aid mv Soul, "ami what we are iv all that will meet us again in «-teruity; ac you are right, dear .«kin and Boue», we can carry that much atsiut .u you." "Uh, be!" said the Body, let me have a winter suit, won't youf" "And a summer one. too." *a»d 1 "You are t«»i literal D>< go to be i. "Where ?" "In our boarding house, to be sure.'' "It is too early to let ilusu the sofa l»*d.'' "Well, take to the floor, then." said I; "w» are » lead tired.' Bixky W tjrrxa Xtw * » » i k .1 bard and blossom. (Original. I Ha' my laughing violet, In your tiny calyx *et. With your winsome eye of blue Looking all uiy spirit through. While you seeui to nod and say: "Old spring port, go your way I" Teil me, toguish little sweet. Isn't there some small deceit, Onld-like, make-believe pivteii*#. In that pouting iimooetice Of indifferente that yt u show When tlie*»- rhv mer* praise you so? BkNJ. 8. PAIIKKH Hmbk Mate »KR, 1*. 0 * May lb A SPEECH PRESERVER. Soma* X «I»iahte Hint« tu (»alors. Young and <>t«i. ! Original. I All the Look» on oratory that have ever been written omit tbe only iui|airtaiii rule for an orator to observe. Tats rule is of service to all speaker', good, bud an»l mdif ferent, and practically is worth more than all tbe rules of t^uintibau, Whateiy, Ouai-k eubws and their km. It aid* the best speaker and prevents the worst from making a fool of himself. This is the rule: Begin to study, think over or commit vout -pe n touieiiiorv at it* end, not at it» liegummg. Tbe prosperity of a »peach d» |«*nds upon ita peroration, uot it« exordium. Indeed, tc begiu »tumbling and to end flying is itself a clever trick of rhetoric, and makes au agree able climax. A speaker orten»-! begius fly ing and étais in a slough. The reasou is ob vious: he has thought out the first part of hi* speech clearly, but he tru-ts to the syren inspiration for the rest. A striking iii*tauce: Dm dug the oil excite ment years ago, 1 j«a.*»e 1 a few weeks at tbe city of Fit hole, Venango county. An elec tion wa* held while 1 was there, an I two or three thousand men gathered I « fore the mum hotel, tbe only spot wht;*t you could stand au Ik !** without fwuking evor Head and ears m mud. H-re thick planks had been laid in the »tret, ou which the sidewalk looked down from a height of five feet. The street tor a hundred yard» was »-rowded thicker thaii a sardine (mix with an oily mass ot goal natured r&prxidiiouadoes, while mil lionaire», »windlet s and iueu ot geuru th rouged tbe sidewalk In a iras» -eat smiety most men w ho c»u write then uaui^ are eager to make their mark. Tl** occasion seemed inviting to .«o generous an ambition. l>«*k! there t« l*lum McC'almotl ; lie is blinking busily how he cun stamp the general mind won hi* own seal. A moment rater he advanced to the edge of the sidewalk, and in answer to call* of "Speech!" "S|**e< h!" stretches forth an arm wbo **9 grace would make a pump bundle t*n vkma. During half a dozen sentences he holds his audience sjiellbound, but, alas! he due» uot know my rule. He has U-guu at the w rong end. lake the carnal philosojiher, he ia try ing to reason trom the known to the un known. Look ! be has got to the «-ml of his memory: b«< falters he stumbles, h<* catche« at a sentence, at a word, at a breath. A de ritrive laugh greet* the uas<eut statesman. Some one pushes him from tiebmd: he tot ters a moment on tbe edge of the «ulewalk, over he g»res, and disapj«ear* like a brick in anyil tank. Five more statesmen after Met'alinott, all of them heavy purses and big brains, rose ami fell like rockets, each in as many minutes. What would they not have given for my rule? Suddenly Todd, Barnes, Gregory and other mis» hie vous spirits call«* l out my name, ami l«-fore I could refuse I fouud my self p; >heil to the sidewalk's j «criions edge Fortunately my instinct had torewarue.1 me of danger, ami I ha«l thought over a dozen senteno- with which to eml a speech. Like Plato, and all gr«*at reasoners, I be gan with th«* unknown. I flutiudere.l about a tew minutes in tlie inhrnte. and was abt ut to be push*«l la-adloiig into tlie human flc*»l, when 1 let fly a sentence I ha«i oomniittisl to memory. Then after dallying awhile with danger,' I began the closing j«art of my speech, and end*«l like the blinding light* ung. Tue audience were di lighted, ami had I wish«*l lo grow up or rather grow down with tbe country—for of th«* five thousand then inhabitants there remain but a l«aker's doten— I might have l«*<*onie a justice of the Qua. »- ami of the uu»jTuiu • AN INITIATION. STARTLING INCIDENT IN A COLLEGE SECRET SOCIETY. Story of a Healer In Kegitlia — skeleton« Sai«l to He a Part ot the Stock — lui|>orte«t from Yin rope'* < ata«-oiulM. (New Y<vk Sun ] "The m st succaasful initiation ceremony that 1 ever saw in a college secret society was one that was popular at an Ohio school until accid«*ut happened. Then part of it was dropped. That part wa* a -keleton. " The speaker was a oealer in society r*ga lia. He continued; "We were initiating a sturdy young fel low who «aid he didn't believe in spirit* or anything siqiernatural and this is how w.» di«l it. He was stripped to the waist, one foot was bare, ami he was carefully blinl folded When we led him into the dark en-d lodge-room, where two guar«!* graspet his arm* firmly. A* they led him slowly around tbe rem » ne of them said, in a mel ancholy voice: My friend—for 1 can not yet call you brother—the journey of life i* before you. t'onsideriL Life is what «*e make it, but trial must come, ami sorrow and di-tres». L«ok well to your pathway. "That in junction was rather aggravating to a man who was bliudfohlel ami let by two strong companion* wh»# wer« guiding him to a short, smooth [Hank at an angle of forty-five dt»gr«*e«. 'Mau ri-e-i suddenly in life,'-aid the guide a* tbe victim stumbled up the plank, 'aud quickly drops into a pit fall and i* i«j*t,' aud the victim dropped from the plank to a hassock plio — 1 on «»lge. which roll«* 1 away ami let him sit «town on the floor. "He wa* picket up and led on a* tbe guide «aid: 'The pain inay be smooth for a time, but obstructions are sure to lie ncr««*s it,' and then the victim «tumbled lengthwise over a ladder »up|>orted three inches above the car|**t. while his conduc'or- moaned in unison. 'Even Avben in trouble himself he may Le <*alla»i upon to help a i rot her. and his he should do to the utm«»-t.' -aid the guide, who helped himself to Pie victim'« pocketbook. 'Last of ail come* lieatii. He is terrifying at be-t, but should it be your fate to int^t him alone show your-elf a man. for a crown awaits you beyond ' "The victim had b«**n 1«*1 through »louble doors, into tbe clo-et The twine that held tbe hoodwink over his eye« was loosened. The doors elosed uoiselessly, ami tlie guide and other otticera of the lodge placed their eye* at the peep-holes. For a moment th« victim sto»«l motionless; then th« hoodwink dropped off He rubbed hi* eyes with his hand, and then hi* jaw- dropped. A blue light flamed in the skull of th»- skeleton be fore him, and poured out of the eyes and through the p>-culiarly marke»! t«*cth. that were »»i»en»*<l halt an inch. Tlie air of tlie biue-lintsi closet seemed to wave and dance n- tl.-e r.^bt arm of the skeleton wa* slowly rai ed until the fl*«»hless baud rest»*d oil the young man'- shoulder. Then the tuela'icholy voice «aid: *1 am toy fate.' 'The vi< Lim dr«-w Lis liaint slowly acrom hi* I«irellea l, aud then over bis eye«, and looked again at tl e skeleton more clo*etv Then he -aid; *.\t laatT and fainted. * V* 1 -aid, |«rt of our ceremony had to be ilr»>pp»«t. The victim was not fnghten«»d, he had recogniz'd hi* father'« skeleton. ' "Do regular Lusiueiw secret societies use I keieton* m their eereinouie-f'' "Certainly. There are several orders that use them. We keep them in stock con stantly They are [sicked in half-length case-, uiaue of pine or walnut, and are shipped by express ail over the country." "8»>m< skeleton- are plain with steel ar ticulations; others hav. ail ver -plated articu lation*, and where there is likely to 1« no strain tlie hinges may he made of silver. Some of th«*«* high-priced skeleton* are care fully polished and glisten in the light of the lodge-room Fine ca*e* go with higb-pric«*l good»." "How high-priced?" "A tine skeleton, elegantly mounted, will cost as much as ftk). Une equally strong and able to stan»l the racket of tlie g«>at's at tacks may be had for ÿkt." "Makes business for the resurrectioni*tsf' "No, it d<«*« not. Tue«*e sladeton* are all imported, and are taken from the catacombs of the old country. There is no tariff to protect home industry in skeleton-, anil w-e can import them che«|ier than we could dig them here. Ttie demand is very irregular according a* an order is spreading or not. They are -hipped t*> all parts of the country impartially, and are very effective in awing a liv-li caul* late for light an l in»tractiou." Reniai kahle Me« linn irai Accuracy. INew Yor-. Sun.] An interesting compari-uin in tbe mechan ical work «>f [«st and present time* is pre sented in the claim made by Jaru««» Watt, namely, that be bad attained remarkable accuracy in lioriug a cylinder of a steam en gine an«i fitting it* pi«t«>n so clonely that "the thi»-kiie«s of a half crown couti not be introduced between them," aud the fact that standant gauge* an* now mad«- that «how errors of ]-ltk).0U0 of an inch, aud work i* puoitively exactly t > 1-äO.uuo of an inch. Such accurate work is not, however, generally necessary, except in tbe construc tion of gauges, tbe -tau lard gauge* being tbe means provided for keeping or produc ing within proper, useful and practicable bounds thousands of pieces of the same size and shape, in which oftentim«)« a certain amount of variation is allowed, both [«Ins and minus. A certain amount of loosen«?»* i» to be allowed, (or iii-tauce, in the fit of journals anl tearing*, tbe amount to be determined according to the length and sua of the > mal; but this variation is to be referre»! to some |«rticular gauge as a KtandarJ.he-ice the value of accuracy in the latter. PROOF AGAINST LYE IN ANY FORM. A Truthfnl <ia* (Hmp»ny «'«Ilector'» Y!x* Iterience In an Alkali f lat. St. Raul Herald 1 A little knot of choice spirits were assem bled in the back parlor of the gas office re cently, listening to a narrative of wild Hill thrilling a«lventures from the lips of Mr. Curry Loud«, the vivacious aud truthful collector of the company. "Well, it was ju-t as I was telling you," continuel Curry. "I was driving along from Livingstone to Miles City, in a two horse buggy and was having an elegant trip. W»-atber lovely, game plenty ami roads god. But on tlie third «lay out. just at dusk, I noticed a little marshy spot ahead, but thought nothing of it. Pretty soon I bean! th** splashing of the horses' feet iu water, but it didn't seem to be deep and 1 kept on. Then it st«»m«*d to me that th«- horse* weren't as tall as they had been aud I woodeml if tb«*v* we.e sinking: but n» », their motion wa- fr<»* and tmimpt-ied aud tbe water wasn't over tint* • inches deep, Tie-u 1 u »ticed that the buggy was get:mg pretty do-e to the ground. All of a sudden it uccmred to tu« wliat ha«i happened, i ba«l driven into an alkali overflow, and the ly«* was so strong that it had eaten off alumt two ft«-t of the horses" leg* aiitl i-ateii tLe tirei nnd ftOwi from the buggy wlns-1*, ami thev were rttti ning o i the ends ot the spoke-, hi a minute * s v fx V ;r ' a M 7 hr Ujr n "I rnfe,t off iiinint tiro fret of the hnturn' Irijn more we struck a «i*t*j» i»la« , e Tli* h»»r««*« went up to t! «*ir in- -k-t ami the bugg.- afloat. Iu another «ecoml th* boiwea a*i«l bug-v were di*integral «I and tiitugl«*«! with the alkali wau-r. anl I wa* left swimming alone. Tlier mv <-|«>:h< s cuanneocetl to <lnqi **ff. ami «.heu 1 r a.*.:« i th«* «h«»:*e I hadu't a rag left ou me.' "Why didn't tlie Ive eat you too?" n*k«*d an interestol I »«euer. "Ob. I'm pr« «>f against lye in any form." replied the veracious Mr. Couth». «' be «hitt**«l bis quhl au«l l«sl the wav out. Henry < lay a» a \YI«i»t I'layer. jCletelanii lo*«<ler.| A Story about Clav, so well autiumti<wted that it «saue* almost directly fn*ui Henry Clay'» month, relates an a»Iveutnr*- <«t hi* wit ii old Thn« kinoi tou. a not.-d h>*i« l kt«*i»*r at Louisville in Clay's day. TLrockuiortou was one of Mr. Clay*» moat intimate Ken tucky friend». Iu their-latter day* the two were almost ineeparaWe ami thev often joimd liaml* over tlie whist tald««. rhr<«*k mortou wa* a tine wli«»t player, an l nothing irritated him more than to have hi* game in terrupbsi or *poil«*d bv talking. Throck inortou gem-rally beat Clay, l*ut ( lay got ah»*ad of him at a whist party iu Louisville when lie and Throckmorton were partner». Th -slake» were nominal—a dollar a game, 1 think an I a* s*«>n as the party «at down at the table Clay liegan to tell «tories. Tlie result was that he |iai<l uo at tention to I.. » band, and through his Idun der» trick af » i r tru*k was lost. Throckamr tou [ieotest««l from tint • to tini»*. tinally say ing. "Reallv, Mr. Clav. for a man of vour ability, education aud reputation, you are tue poorest whi«t player I have ev«*;* know n. TTÛ- play co-itinn-sl in th»- «aine way. amt Throckmorton grew- more atid morv angrv. A» !a«t Clav «ail. "You are making more lus* bv your obj*«*tiug than 1 am bv mv «tori«* Now." un I h** here pulled out a $10 gold pU***e. "we w ill each lav ip 10 *« tb«* table, hikI th- man who lalk- first -hall 1<-« his in' ney." To this Throckmorton consente«!, ami the $-,*.t were Saul beside tb«* -takes of a dollar a *kie in tue middle of the table. Clav then began lo [«lay worse than ever. He I lumped Throckmorton's a«-*« and threw away hi* own suit until Thro»-kuiorion. who lor m»ui«* time had be-u gritting his l«*eth, r>»««*. ami [«tishing the money at Clay, said, "Here, lake your tritt. I am not going to let $*JU stand in the way of mv telling auv su«-ii a card-playiug idiot a* y««u are »bowing your self to he wliat I think of him." He then went over Clay rough-hod. Clay laug lie 1 as he put the two gold p:«*c**s in hi* pocket, andtb«- »mi-any laughed with him wlieu he «aid I hat he tiad been trying for year» to I «-at Mr. Throckmorton, and be wa* glad to feel that be had done so for otiee H ow They Address the ('resilient. (Washington Correspondence.] Dropping ni ou Col. Laniout tlw other day, as he was o[>eiiing the mail, he re marked . "l*n't it funny what queer ideas sonie [H-ople have about directing their letter* t-> the president. Most people think they inj-t elaborate the address to the president Lo k at the-e for instance:" Gov. Grover Cleveland, first Democratic President To his Excellency Mr. Cleveland. The Mon. Grover Cleveland, Esq. To his M. nor G. Cleveland, President t the United States. The Hou Mr. Cleveland, E-q., at Pre.i ilent's White House. Gov. Cleveland, Pre aient of tue Unite! State*. To the President Mr. Grover Cleve lau 1, Whit» ll>uii Hi* Excellency the HonoiabL President of the United Stale-. G. Cleveland, K*q , President Mr. Grover Cleveland, President Unite»! State*. Hi* Honor Judg» ( 'leveland, the l're-i dent, strictly -outklential (evideutly an ap plication tor it p»jstoflicei. To our President, Gov. Llevelau»!. Gen. Cleveland, the President »Private./ Kt. Hon. Grover Cleveland, tue Presulent. at U bile liou-e. tun ii lest Thing In the World. (Chicago Tribune. ] Mr» Sol ver I y is the wife of tbe captain of a New York militia company. She attended a review not long since at which her hus band wa* tbe commanding officer. Mrs. Sniverlv laughed all the way home, and when, after she got home, «he was asked what was tbe cause of her iuemiu«*ut, sht* re pi ,o.l : "It wa* tbe fumue-t thing in the world t<> see my hu-baud, who never dares open his mouth at home, ordering all tboae men about and they doing just what he told them to d«x" luiprot ement In Ciambltnij- Hdii«m Chicago Times ! A Sau Francisco pa|»*r note- a valuable Improvement in gumbling-bou-e<. It say*: "The m»««t popular fare bank on Kearnay street ha* the latest m <dsrn improvement. This is a trap-door in tbe floor, through which the players can letdown tbeir watch»« into the pawn -hop beneath with it leaving their seats." " Dot Greek." "Greek? Do 1 nndersbtand Greek?" said a jolly German. "Veil, I shoost can scbtntle. Vy, ven I va* a leetle poy, I alvays swiui in •to. greek m-hteadt of dot riffer." English and German bouses hav« «stab* li-h«*»l agencies in various part* of Australia to purebuse wool from the sheep ratter*. ON Tin: PICKET LINE. ADVENTURES WHICH NEVER FOUND PLACE IN OFFICIAL REPORTS. Fe«l mul t »iifetl Sleeting K.»tf Way — «li.ikitig liaint* ami Fsehauging Ne*« paper«—t ««flee- Hun grv fan fei I e r 4t>* «l».«r|*sli»ml «• rs • Inter ocean "Curhstone Crayons."J "A giMxl many of those picket-line adven ture'," -aid a gentlemun in the railway mail service, "never fouud place in the offi cial re|«>rt* or the letter» of anny eorre« [«indent*. They were in every ™»e viola tion' of instruct ions, and to have s|ioken of th« iu to superior i.flicers would have been to invite puui-bnieiit; so by a sort of free ina-unry of the picket-line some of the most startling adventures of private sol tiers never went to record. A» for my«elf. 1 wa« a little conscientious in the matter of obey ing or»ten, un i only iu one ca*e did 1 make any departure from the stri«-t line of • sol* «lier'* »tiity. It wa* while we were in front of Cliuttaii«x>ga that it Ipmiii» fashi»iuable along the picket-iiu«- to exciiauge pa[ier«. The plan wa* (or a Confederate who wauted a [ia[ier to come to tbe (rent, shake a south ern paper as u flag ot truce, and in this way invite exchange. "The pickets uu either side in that im mediate vicinity would cea«e tiring. The Union soldier would start from hi* line, and tbe («Ulfe» le rate from his line, and they would meet halt way, shake bauds, exchange paI «er-, and, if there were no officers in sight, sit down and have a chat. This ha I l*»eii kept up foi several day* when there «âme un order from headquarter* that no ni<»re panel « -hould be exchanged. But the boy*, --h— fing their tune for exchange, con iiii'Msl the practice against orders. There came a week, however, in which no relol responded b> waving, or shaking, or flutter ing of paper or handkerchief, and we knew then that order* against exchange had b**en is-ued on that side a* well a* oil ours. "But one morning quite early my partnir discovered a man on the rel»*i laie trauti cally waving a Urge [taper. He «ugg«*t*d that wesitpuway trom the reserve and go out and s**e what the man wante«L He took a paper, waved it, an»l we *tarU-»i toward tlie rebel front. Wlie.i we bad pro<-ee le 1 ab >ut half way totha point of niMt »-( tue fellow reascl to wave hi- p-i|»er. IVe were puzzle! at this, but finally concluded that he was down m a hollow and we would see him when he cant» on high ground. So w< walked on aud walk««! without warning into a group of soldier* at the reliel picket I «Kit, 'Tbe men w-*»rw ju*t lealy to take break fast, and after tbe first hurry they j»»ked u a good deal about ««ur extraordinary will lu g ne -s to get into their clutches at break fast tune. When w-e -poke of the exchange) of [«per- tbe offiier in charge inf«x*tued u* that onler* were [«o-itive agam-t ex -hange and that all his men understood it. A* tbi was the <*a*»e he took the position tliat we had coine willingly into tlieir line-, and that he could n >t allow us to return. 1 saw at once that hi* men disagree 1 wit.i hint, but tlie questciii wa- how we were to get away. * My purtuer, who bu»t been a soldier in Germany, exhibited the great«-l uoncha lance, aud he jome 1 in the joke* at our ex pen-« au»i [roposed that he make the boys •ame coffee that was coffee. The Confeder ate* had a very poor excuse for that article, and without more ado he proceeded to make a little kettle «>f coffee, the aroma <>f which ***>*ni«*d to fa-rinate the coffee hungry sharp shoorer*. When be had poured the coffee into thacups and bail ex[>atiated ou the good it would do tbe men be took up his rifle atvl said to me, 'Now let us start for our own line.' 1 followed him, and not a rebel sol dier oil that picket-lent lowered the cup of coffee from hi* lips, or looked in our dire« tion. I nevar disobeyed orders after that.* Histrihutiou of (•erinaii Carp. [Chicago Tim«*».] Only a few- year* ago thirty-five carp were brought to tuis country and plare«l in th* government [«»'id* at Washington. Some of their pregeny are now in every state and territory. They have been sent to over &V0U" pla •««. anl it is estimated that there are now JtW.OfiO (MM) carp in th« country. Most of them are still small, which accuunt* for the fact that they are not in the market The United State* commissioners have ill*' r ' u* 1 a .lit «Mjy.iw I.(MW ti*b -inre l"ri. and are pre pareil to *eud out 1SU,00J,<MW this year. Many of them have been place I in waters where fish were never known tc exist before. The experiment wa* in a large number of in-tances sue essful. Ger man carp are found to do well ill the alka line lake« and streams iu Arizona au l New Mexico, where n«» ti*ii hal previously ex i-tud. They al«o thrive in the artificial stork-pon»i« n T x i*. Cdorad»., au»l other places where fiesli t.sh are dlffic lit to ob tain. Tbe carp is singularly adaptai b» th« waters of the south, in which tidi that dc well in a cold diinata do not thrive. The (Vtrilied tl innI linlo*trv. |< tucago Times, i Tlie iwtritied w» od found in the Kocky mountain regions i» rapidly becoming util ized. ln San Francisco tb *re i* n».w a fac tory for cutting and [«/lishiiig th««se petriti cations into mant le- piecss. tile*. tai>:ets. and other arcuite «.-tarai part-f».r which marble or slab b commonly u-osL Petriflel w.mx! i* said t • bj susceptiol«* of a liner p >li*h than marble, or even onyx, the latter «•( which it i* driving from the market. Tbe raw mate rial employed cut:i *s mo tly from the for ests of p-trifie l w «.1 along th« line of tbe Atlantic & Pacifl • railway. Several other enmpanie- have al*>l>*en formed to obtain coniressions of «tiff*rent p>rti»»n( «>f tb«**«e forest-. Geologist* will r«egret the de-trnc tion ol each interesting primeval remains, and some step* ought tobe taken to pre serve certain tract* in their original state. It art]'» ( Iir 1st «- ii im; nf John Kriglit. [Brooklyn Karte.] Up"! one occasi.i't when Artemus Ward was in London, a children'« party was ar ranz-*l by the great humori-t, and to which one of 'he son* of J«>hn Bright was invit-d. The t««V returuel h une aglow with delight. "Well." «aid the English state-nian to hi» son, "lid you enjoy your elf, my boy?" "Oh. in»leed l did." exclaimed tbe little Bright, "and Mr. Ward gave ine *uch a m e name for you. papa. ' "What wa» tbatf ' inquired tu.» father. "Why, he asked me b >w that gay and fe-tiv* tu-, the governor, wa-1" replied the chill. The Hog*« Howl »n4 DcmDi [Boston Budget.! Th- idei which associate» the dog's howl with the »ppr a -h <>f death i* pr .bahly de rivet from a conception of an Aryan mytb ology, which repr«*» n*s a dog as *urumor ing the de;>art:ng » ul. Throughout all ( Aryan mytuolugy ttie soul» of the fi-ad are sup[o-ed to nie on the night wind with their h »wlmg d gv gathering into their throng the «»iul< <*t tho-e Ju*t dying a* they pa-- by H en Urn •». Hv the Wholesale. The I>»nd'iu Kchj says th»» kin; <>f Siam, for hi« ,-•*; chddren, buy* marbles by tlie t u ti«o|>* by the gross dolt* by the hun •irwd au i paregoric by the gallon. Ilic thu-Mgo Board of lia»lr. *.,«v • -'j m L t THE OLD BtTLDIXO. Wlien after the fire the chamlier of pom m«-r<*e of the old building of tbe board of trade of t ''ui« -ago was built it dul not seem I« «dt.le tl at the requ< renient* of bucine*» would for F* in-ration» outgrow it* capacity. A* i-ur erg a.'ing «hows it is a lHiil«lmg»*red itabl«- to rl «- .'.' an i i qua I l.-d in size by t>ut few of tl «- e.\i i.a' -r«* <>t ttie world. >«*t it t«aa long -iine I •« • l-nf i rnuq«-! quarters for the business of th» (' cago exchange. >g}; '%m i m iu ^ ,w 'i 1 » \\ i K'itVj n st iroj *6i I THE .NEW (IIKAl.O h< AlID OF TRADE Ht ILD LV(i. Ttie naiv building which *»< but recently d««licated is uudoiibti-tlly the tin««"' commer cial exchange in th«* country. It wa* built aliniMt entirely of granite an<l in n at a cost of fl.NMUMKI. The height of the tower I» .'til feet alone the street. It is tipi««! with a weather vane in the sha[o* ot a full-rigged *ch<Miner feet long. The main hall in tbe interior, like the exterior ot the building, is dereptive ns regards size, owing to the ma.* rivenem of it* pixqiortions; thi» hall i» It«."» bv 14-1 feet and ho feet high. Across the hall at tlie south end is u public gallery that will ms-ouiimslate .'(UO »[«-ctator*. It would be inqs«* ible. in a limite I article, to give any adequate idea of the grandeur of tlie struc ture itself, nor can any judgment l*- formed from a first «ight of the trtiitding. Like the Bnsiklyn bridge, it» immensity grows on you at ea* li repeated visit. Alai tla-n there lia* grown around the site csvupi«-! by the tsoil'd of trad«- Imilding a group of ten-otory **»ky-si ra|«*r« " that prevent one formin g bv oontraxt any .«inception of the \tt*tuess o? tbe •-enter building. The I'uUllsIier of Ttla Raw York Sun. \ THE LAT» ISA««' W. ENdl AND. Tlie death of Mr. Isaac W. England, for many years tlie publisher of Tlie New York Kuu, remove* ent* of the inash-r mind* in th« f<n inatiou of tbe great journals of tbe me tropolis. Tlie sagacity of tlie founders of The Sun, of whom Mr. England was a part ner, is evidenced by tbe fact that while The Sun has maintained ita price, size and styl« um-lianged since it came under the manage ment, iu 1*07, of Messrs. Dana, England and Cummings, ita contemporaries have fre quently made experimental «-hang*-» m tbeir price» and charges for advertising. In the ann< Min« ement of his death The Fun sai«t ; "In his death we loae tbe friend of almost a lifetime, a man of uiv-onqiierable integrity, true and faithful in all tiling». During .'to years that we have leen contin ually asws-iatod with hun, loth a» n journal ist aud a man of businew, he lias never l«en wanting tu lu» duty toward hi* principles, his friend», or the community in which b« lived. Born in England, he came to the United State- at an early age, aud no nativa of this land wa* ever more thoroughly an Ameru-an. liis h* art wa* warm, hi» intelli gence was strong, hi* devotion to his convie non* and his obligation* immovable. To toe« su< h a man from among the living seem* an irreparable misfortune, and w» bid him fare well w ith - it* w deep and i In the "Alemoir» of Dr. B^g," a w«lb known clergyman of Scotland, are *om« laughable Cs-otcb anecdote* 1'r. Scott, of Greenock, te l* of a sailor w ho came with his sweelb'-ai t to be uiarru-d. 'V b«*u tL» wouiau wa* asked if *he wouid obey, bnt hesitated to answer, the bridegroom »poke up '(.«av« that to t..e. 4;r "