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% IIHB Volume xxi. Helena, Montana, Thursday, July 28, 1887. <f l|.c iîîfcMy Kjcraltl. R. E FISK D. W. FISK. A. J. FISK. Publishers and Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana - O - Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: One Year. (In ndvance).............................S3 00 Hii Months, (In advance)............................... 1 7R Three Months, (in advance).......................... 1 OU When not paid for in advance the ra'e will be Four Dollars per year^ Postage, in all eases, Prepalo. DAILY HERALD: t ; y « • il .aeribers.deli vered by carrier Si .00a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. £'j 00 «ti Months, by mail, (in advance)............... 5 00 ; rec Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 90 If not J aid in advance, £1- per unnuiu. f 4 ~.\ 11 commun itions should lie addressed to FISK BROS., Publishero, Helena, Montana. WELCOME TO TUE KOKIN. We welcome thee, dear robin. For thou wert none full long ; We welcome thee, dear robin. With thy joyous, gushing song, I at tell me, dearest robin, 1 pray thee, tell me true, What made you leave the Southern llowi And Southern skies so blue? What made you come, dear birdie. Hack to this same old tree, Where you built your nest last summer ? • an it tie you remember roe? Or is it (I beg your pardon. We will have our faults, you know , I- it that you remember the strawberries You ate here months ago ? j! so. we will tiear no malice. But will thank you for your song. For you have been a wanderer From your native land -o long. We'll try to forget your failing. «inee we all have our faults. y«iu know And will try to forget the strawberries You ate here months ago. CO-OPERATIVE PASTRY POETRY. WHERE FREEDOM FROLICS. When the billows spray over the decks, The conventional limits of seeks Go wild on a yacht, Count for little or nacht, And pruderies cease to perplecks. AYhen the sails are all filled 'tis a sign For a freedom of spirit divign, Then maiden and man Grow wild as they can, Provided the weather is flgn. Then they tipple the sparkling champagne, And laugh at the billowy magne, AYhen the style from their clothes The wanton wind blothes, They laugh with a frisky disdagne. Oh, it's fun to break loose on a yacht AYhen the lines and the sails are all tacht, AYhen nature turns loose, lYay what is the use For folks to behave as they oucht? —Texas Siftings, Little, but, Oh, My! At night, by unseen hands, 'Tis written on the wall ; Upon my mind it stands * In letters fat and tall: * 'Tis howled upon the blast And muttered in the shower; E It startles me aghast . Each minute of the hour. « „ It haunts the page I read. It rings within my ears, 'Tis pictured on the deep And painted on the spheres; It disenchants my dreams. And follows where I go. And now it's rung on every tongue— Mv lady'settle ''No!" —A. AV. I)« Haw in Philadelphia Times. Afghanistanology. . From Candahar Comes news of war— The Ghizais licked Abdurrahman Khan; They fought like mad , - At jt.llalabad, ' 1 4 Till the old ameer got up and ran. V On Ghuzni's plain There is a reign ?L'-~ Of terror, and through Badakshan I The tribes are wild— To draw it mild, TLe devil's Lose in Afghanistan! —Cincinnati Timcs-Star. —-- ~ ' rsic«» Happy Again. The buttercups nod to the breezes of morn. The hillsides with daisies are hoary, * They say dandelions the meadows adorn, Ainl bloometli the sweet morning glory. The wild bee is humming in sweet rural nooks, Wliere waveth the red tufted clover, the husband goes round with delight in hit look«, For the lays of house cleaning are over. —Boston Courier. Excuses Exhausted. Ye been a swimmin'? Oh, no, mother, I dassent without your consent. ~y hair wet? Oh yes, that Tom Sother, lie pumped on me, by accident. Bow'd my coat get that muddy dirt? Oh, that's from playin' in the ditch, what i Me got on Tom Sother 's shirt ? You've got me now, ma ! Git the switch 1 —Boston Beacon. •A young man on board a yacht Said: "I am so awfully bacht, i would like to take a beer, but it makes me feel queer, Vor I always do take such a lacht." Fair Phyllis made a pretty cake, To please her pupa's palate; lier parent put it on a stake, And used it for a mallet. —Philadelphia News. And then she made a big mince pie, In manner new and novel; Tier father Reized it with a sigh, And used it for a shovel. —New Y'ork Morning Journal. And then she stirred a pan of dough, And made a mess of biscuit; And passed them to her sweetheart, though Jle thought he wouldn't risk it. —Marblehead Folio. She took some yeast, some flour and lard. And, true to duty's call. She baked them in a lump so hard It made a good baseball. —Richmond Baton. Some cookies next day she deftly made, All sugared round the edges; lier pa, in the wood splitting trade, Found they made stunning wedges. —Fall River Advance. Sweet Fbyllis made a loaf next night, With wonder working skill; Her pa filled it with dynamite And fired!—the loaf's there still. —St. Paul Herald. Not yet content that she'd done enough, Some beefsteak next she fried. It came from Henderson, of course 'twas tough. She tackled a pieee and—died. —Henderson Gold Leaf. j j GOVERNOR'S ISLAND. THE SEAT OF THE MILITARY AU THORITIES OF NEW YORK. A Visit Paid :.> Castle William, tlie Tumble Down Tort on the I-Je—YIiii tary Prisoners Who Have Committed Small Offenses—Keticence «if Soldiers. [Special Correspondence ] New York, July 11. L ■ -C «mV- *J *R «VI a* '* «35 jk r ■ f T least one interesting summer excursion can oo made from hero with out expense, for the little government steamer bobbing up and down at the Battery will carry one thence to Governor's Island without charge. " The distance is only 1,000 yards, but the attraction is, in a measure, an exclusive one, for the ? government boat is the only one Ç that is allowed to landen that sa cred soil, sixty two acres in all, ad 7mirably adapted for 1,000 utilitarian purposes, but now devoted to the use of the military' department of the Atlantic and of the New York arsenal in storing useless and dismounted cannon, shot, powder, etc., to keeping up a dilapidated and useless fort and an alleged castle on the northwest, which as seen from passing boats seems formidable indeed, but which on investigation shows to be a rickety and tumble down affair which any modern ironclad could raze in short order. Castle William is a standing monu ment to the man who invented the word "biuff." Fort Columbus is a more formidable work j at the center of the island, occupied by about j 100 men, two batteries of artillery, who ! "play soldier" to their hearts content. That to be stationed on Governor's Island is t lie dream of half the military men of the country is evidence that the surroundings are pleasant and the duties light, but that the military station w hieh commands the port of the me tropolis is not a more formidable defense and ! less beautiful play ground w ill be the first J cause of wonderment to the tourist visiting j the spot. But everything is lieautiful; even the short j j ride in the bobbing little steamer is deligbt j ful, affording a glorious view of shipping, water front, the great bridge and the spires and towers of the surrounding cities. Near the landing are imposing piles of ball and shot, black and suggestive rows of dismal looking guns, sentries pacing back and forth about the buildings in bright uniforms. Gen. Schofield's residence is the most conspicuous of several buildings on the left, almost shut from view by the mass of vines, shrubbery and trees about it. Paved and shaded roadways lead through the grounds. The bustle of commerce has nothing to represent it, nor is there anything to suggest a place frequented by pleasure seekers. Only three persons went over in the little steamer with me, and five or six were with me on the return trip, several of them clerks who live in the city. The occasional soldiers or bandmen one meets look curiously on the visitor and seem to like to gossip if not in view of comrades, but are reticent in the extreme if on duty or in squads. At the grim old castle a sentry paces back and forth before the door. "Can one go in?" I asked. "Only to the door." "Are military offenders confined within?" "Yes." "How many?*' "I don't know." "What are their offensesf" "I don't know." We were allowed a peep at the crumbling old amphitheatre within, a queer old rookery, with galleries around it from which the prisoners enter their cells. So far as I can learn the present prisoners are only minor offenders—serving out terms for drunken ness, desertion, etc. Eleven or twelve thou sand Confederate prisoners were kept here at one time when the rebellion was in progress. It must have been an odious pen for, although the sun streams down into the amphitheatre and the air is good within the walls, yet it is hard to surmise where so many men could be decently hived. In the moat of Fort Columbus several prisoners were mowing down the luxuriant grass under armed guards who were badger ing each other and laughing heartily as we approached, but who separated at once as I walked up to the party and were at once in tently engaged in the laudable work of watching every movement of their charges. Not to l>e put off I pursued one of them. "Are these men prisoners?" I asked. "Yes." "For any serious offense ?" "No." "What did they do?" "I don't know." "Would they try to escape if you were to leave them?" _ ___.- yir —, "No." ~x,„ ~ ** "You are sure tlu*y wouldn't?" "Yes." "Then why do you guard themf ~ % The fellow's eyes didn't twinkle a bit as he said "I don't know," and moved off. Gen. Schofield's house has a wide piazza in front, approached by stairs. The door was partially ajar, showing part of a wide, hospitable hall, Avith oiled floor and tDer skin rug. There is no bell, and I V*» < COMMANDER'S HOUSE. knocked vigorously without response, then pounded—still no response—finally tapping with my cane. A girl on the lawn taking in washing then started on the run. calling vo ! J j j ciferoLV-iy to a second girl within the house, who finally conducted us to the general in a cheerful room in the left wing. Gen. Scho field is apparently informal and engaging, rubicund, stout, with gray hair and white side whiskers. "We could have carried away all your possessions," I said, when he inci dentally spoke of the delay. "They would not have made you wealthy," be replied. The general chatted easily about varioua things, but did not desire to say anything exhaustive aLout military offenders and their punishment. Examination of the revised statutes would be Lest for that. "All the prisoners here." lie said, • liavo committed minor offenses." '•How many have you?" "I don't know." Prisoners here are from any part of the army in this section, the general informed us. The largest military prison is Fort Leaven worth, and a third place is at San Francisco, but for crimes soldiers are sent to the peni tentiaries. Brooklj'n is about the same distance from Governor's Island that New York is. but the former is not favored with any mode of reaching the military stronghold without crossing to New York. The Indian name for Governor's Island was Pagganek, afterward called Hutten Island by the earl}' settlers, from the huts that were located here by the Dutch colonists. In some way it became a plot of ground for the use of the successive gov ernors, hence its present name. In ITT.*» for tifications were begun, but they were of little consequence. The British garrisoned the island under Gen. Howe. Governor Clinton leased it in 1TS4, and a hotel and ra -e course was built upon it. In 1794 £30,000 was de voted to improving the fortifications, and at one time the students of Columbia college worked in a body on the fortifications. In 1S0G Fort Joy was replaced by ihe present fortification, Fort Columbus. In 1 SI 1 Ca-i'c William was completed. That it should bo succeeded in turn by something modern mul substantial there is no doubt. Clakkxc e « 'liAiiwn TWO FRENCH RACERS. Mnii:ir«|ue ami Tenebreuse, Winners of Two Great Gallic Matches. [Special Correspondence.] New York, July 11.—Lovers of the race horse will certainly take pleasure in the pict ures here presented of the French horse and mare which have lately carried off the honors at Paris and Chantilly. Both are runners, for the French, like the EnglL-h pay muck less attention to trotting than the Americans. 4 - V iis»* •i. >y*iu -■>'■■liz ' ' jj MONARQUE. Monarque and Tenebreuse ("Monarch" and "Darkness") are both from the stable of M. P. Aumont, both bays, bred in the Victot stud, in the valley of the Auge. At the Derby of Chantilly, Monarque led, and a fortnight later the mare Tenebreuse won tho grand prize at the Paris races. Both were ridden by English jockeys, the horse by Hartley and the mare by Woodburn, who had been hastily summoned from England. Tene breuse gained an easy victory at Paris, though among her competitors were Merry Hampton and The Baron, who had won prizes at the British Derby. The latter came in second at Paris. Monarque ran his first race in a long heat at Deauville, when but two yeai s old, and showed a slight "halt," which the French jockeys pronounced fatal to his chances as a runner, but did not hinder him in the short heat at Chantilly. The elegant form and free action of Tene breuse excited the enthusiasm of all the sportsmen at tho grand race, and she is re garded as the pride of the French course. * TE N EE REUSE. Both are from the 6ame sire—Saxifrage; Monarques dam is Destinee, and New Star that of Tenebreuse. Our cuts show the ele gance of both horses and the 6tyle of the jockeys*«ho rode them to victory. American Cooks Getting Ahead. "Do you know," said a prominent hotel man the other day, "that the American cooks are rapidly supplanting the French and Ital ian chefs in the large hotels and restaurants of this country? Two or three of the big hotels in Cincinnati have American bead cooks, while in Boston the Y ankee cooks now have almost full sway. Oue reason for the previous lack of interest among Americans in this branch of industry has been the ac cepted idea that nobody but a foreigner can properly prepare a fine dish. The men who have adopted the profession in the United States have met with great success. It's a good paying occupation. A head cook in a first class hotel receives from $100 to $150 per month, with his lioard and room thrown in. The American cooks, it is now conceded, have no superio -s in preparing roast beef and beefsteak, and they will soon excel in other branches of the culinary art.—Cincinnaii Enquirer. ____ H umjbnidt's Entire Works. The Berlin Geographical society has re ceived from Dr. Wagner a unique present in the shape of a complete set of all the books, pamphlets, essays, etc., published by Alexan der von Humboldt; It would tike about thirty years to make such a collection again, even it it were at all possible.—Chicago Times. A MATTER OF DOCKS. THE GREATEST CITY OF AMERICA IN A VERY BAD WAY. Will Proper Steps He Taken to Better the C<in<liti«in of Affairs?—A Movement on Foot Looking in This Direction. New Y'ork and English Docks. The officials of the city of New York seem to be waking up to the necessity of doing something about the city's water front, though no course of action has as yet been adopted. The rapidly increasing value of , wharf property in Brooklyn and Jersey City has been one -anse for this reviving inter est. In Brooklyn the valuation lias in creased to tho amount of $30,000,000 within the past ten years, and in Jersey City and Hoboken the increase has been about $10, 000,000. It is said fifty-four steamers each month go to Brooklj'n for wharf facilities that they cannot get in New York, and many of the ocean steamers now land at the Jersey City side of North river. The Pennsylvania railroad company have recently bought a new ferry privilege at Bergen Point. Should they build a breakwater they could have a harbor for 1,000 ships, and New Y ork's water front would receive another blow. These things have brought about consideration of its water front by the people of New York. To make the wharves of New York secure, useful and fully in keeping w ith the commer cial prominence of the city, the only feasible method seems to be that tho city take control of the entire front. At present the city owns only one-third of this property, and even that has not l>een kept in good order. Three million dollars appropriated for the present year may be expended in securing private rights. Thirty million dollars has been named as the amount necessary to put the front in proper shape. New Yorkers argue that when all the shipping of importance that goes to m Brooklyn and Jer sey City really want New Y'ork landings it is most unwise to allow this shipping to drift to these places. And New Y'ork has Jackson street dock, a harbor which, if new YORK. properlj' improved, could accommodate all the shipping of the world. Almost in the shadow of Brooklyn bridge are several striking examples of water front properties that could be improved and made magnificent piers. The Jackson street dock is one of these—ft weaving, rickety combina tion of rotten timbers and plank—with totter ing posts and a thousand patches about it. It has long been condemned, but still stands, though used only by garbage scows. "A dilapidated wagon stood upon it the other day," says a New Y'ork writer, "and the planks were strewn with moldy rags spread out to dry. A scow filled with sweltering garbage lay near the shore, and some men were busy at work sifting coal elevated from barges below. A crowd of gamins, nude as Adam before the fig leaf interval, were diving from the shaky framework, most of them clambering upon the woodwork when the artist was seen making a sketch, evidently under the impression that their charms would add materially to the effect of his picture. In each direction were piers evidently in a con dition little better than that of the one illus trated. On shore were old carts, piles of scrap iron, refuse and barrels, w'ell set off in the background by dilapidated buildings, an ex cellent argument for the advocates of city control of the water front." Illustrative of these arguments, it is cited that tho New Y'ork Central Railroad com pany pays a rental of $'20,000 annually for city piers which cost about $150,000. Great saving can be effected to business people, it is thought, if the front is filled up to the bulk head line at all the piers. Ashes and cellar dirt can be disposed of in that way, and the roadways so increased in breadth that truck men will not lie delayed. No docks in the world are to lo compared with those of London, Liverpool, Birken head and Manchester, England, which cover hundreds of acres. Liverpool has twenty graving docks, some of them 750 feet in length. These are surrounded w it substan tial stone quays, provided with gates, and are under police protection. TLtse, as with nearly all other docks in England, are sup port d by rates levied from the vessels resort ing to them, and for levying these rates powers are taken in the acts of par liament authorizing the construction of the respective docks. Sometimes the dock dues are imposed on vessels according to tonnage, sind in other instances the rates are so much a ton, actually landed on the dock. Generally the nues are complained of as being a heavy burden, though it is said the stock companies, by whom the docks are built, sel dom realize good returns on their investments, . A ■: 2 ' ' x —X ^ sT" -, t. sp r J t \ ,ä .; ,-r r -r >F- - MANCHESTER DOCKS. so expensive have been these improvements. The total quay space of Liverpool is nearly twenty miles, covering an area of 2G0 acres, containing fifty-four docks and basins. The Albert dock alone cost £141,000. The magnifi cent structures covering the river front there, and, as shown by our cut, at Manchester, are so vastly superior to anything at New Y 7 ork that it would be supposed new world enter prise would do something to make the differ ence less striking. The Manchester docks are of solid masonry, and although not so ex tensive as these of Liverpool, are w onderfuily complete and massive structures as compared with the best of New York's quays. Hereditary gout is a most unjust disease. The father has had all the fun and the son catches most of the pain.—New Orleans Pio ■yune. GEN. MEADE'S STATUE. lie HnnorrJ The Itero of Gettysbur in Bronze. The hero of Gettysburg is sijon to have a bronze equestrian statue, which will be the largest of the kind in this country, and will stand in Pair mount park, near Philadelphia. \Ve present a view of the statue ns it appeared supported by scaffolding just after casting. It is the work of Alexander M. t'aider, tho artist who has charge of the decora- tive work of the Philadelphia «.-it y hall, -Jfj/ «S m: p > J -fcl: v J t ■t.r ,<k GEN. MEADE'S STATUE, and from his models the molding was doae on the ~Gth of February and the casting a Jew days ago by the Henry Bonnard Bronz« company, of New York. It is classed as ol heroic size, but might well be called colossal, as it is twelve feet in height and the horse is eleven feet long. The casting was an even! of rare interest. Three skillful pien worked three months in preparing the molds from the artist's models; then 7,500 pounds of bronze were melted and poured in from large crucibles in seven minutes. This must be done quickly or the cooling will be irregular. As the metal loses some weight iu the process, the complete«l statue weighs but a little over 7,000 pounds ; it is apparent, therefore, that many portions of the shell are thin—that is, « core of sand within the modeled mold to duced the thickness of the bronze. The suc cess of the completed casting is quite a notabli event among molders. TLe statue when mounted on its granit« base, which is rectangular and five feet high, will Ik- very impressive. The general is in th« attitude of ncknowletlging a salute. He has reined bavk his horse and holds in his right hand, hanging at his side, his fatigue cap and gloves, liis uncovered head is beautifully and faithfully outlined. The fore feet of th« horse are planted together, and a slight lowering of the hi ml feet gives the effect ol spirited action. The cost of the entire statu« is $'25,000. Oueen's Jubilee Procession. The English papers giving the fii-st com plete and accurate illustrations obtainable ol the elaborate jubilee ceremonies at London and elsewhere in England have just arrived in this country. The London Illustrated _ — - O tt i.J r-' CjTjS lîlHpH ■t JP - - j. • O 1 kr-fe V *s.w asrv-K 5® j§!i A im ÊÉ i * nui.» in, Wm Lihi im am - - A PASSING VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, lace. Her majesty's state carriage was pre ceded by a cavalcade of seventeen princes, nine of them her grandsons or husbands of her granddaughters, five of them her sons-in law and three her sons. The queen's state carriage was drawn by six cream colored herses. The imperial crown princess of Ger many and Princess of Wales rode ith her. A number of other notables and an escort of troops completed the procession. Inside Points. "I see," said a friend to the editor of • Dakota daily, "that you call these papers you are printing now the second edition—-how do they differ from those you were running off half an hour ago?" •'We stopped and oiled the press," the journalist reached for the lever again — Dakota Bell. PASSING WATERLOO PLACE News, among other illustrations of the Lor don ceremonies, gives a view of the royal pro cession passing the Guards memorial in Waterloo place, also a view of the processiou on the Victoria embankment, en route for Westminster abbey. If the manner of keeping the streets clear, as shown in the last illustration, is universally practiced there ii at least one marked difference between Eng lish and American processions. From the text accompanying tho illustra tions it is to be inferred citizens of this coun try cau scarcely conceive how elaborate wai the homage paid in this event to royalty in magnificent street displays, decorations o! buildings and the demonstrations of the popu IN BURNSIDE'S MEMORY. A Bi uze Statue of a Brave General on Horseback. The eque.-trian statue of Gen. Burnside was on veiled at Providence, il. I., July 4, with appropriate ceremonies and a parade of all the military organizations of tiie stab*. Among the visitors from other states Gen. Sherman was conspicuous. The statue is a worthy one—worthy of all the enthusiasm Rhode Island could muster for the occasion. It is at once simple in design, massive and very impressive in genera* effect. The staiue 4k An y m % A "YTTV V iV ; : THE BURNSIDE MONUMENT, is of bronze, one and a half times life size, and stands on a pedestal of granite sixteen feet high. The proportions are so true that, though the figure of Gen. Burnside is nearly nine feet long, it seems in harmony with the immense horse, and the beholder does not at first view realize the size of the figures. The general is. represented as upon an emi nence with his face turned to the left, at tentively watching the movements of differ ent troops, and this idea is borne out by the field glass in his hand. The skill of the artist is shown in the vivid, lifelike attitude of tho horse, which seems tremulous with repressed action, though all the feet rest upon the ground; the ears are pricked up and the nos triis dilated, as if scenting the battle. It cost about $40,(X*U which was raised by the state, the city of Providence and private dona tions. It is the production of Mr. Launt Thompson, of New Y'ork city. An interesting fact concerning the statue is revealed by an inspection of Mr. Thomp son's method of work. In early life a stu dent of medicine, he paid especial attention to anatomy, and when he abandoned medi cine for sculpture his early training came into use. In the clay modeling of the Burn side statue the man was mounted upon the horse nude, the anatomy of the form being almost as well developed as if the nude man was to lie the completed figure. Then the figure was clothed as if it was a live man, though in different order and by different means. The hat, gauntlets, boots, outer gar ments, sash, etc., were all put on separately. The horse was also treated in a similar man ner. Tho horse was cast in eight seetions, the man in six and the plinth in one. The sections pf the model of the horse for the foundry were: The head and neck to junction of the shoulders, the fore part to junction of the saddl ■, running round the saddle and fol lowing the girth, the hind part of the body, the tail and each of the four legs. The horse is 'ovetailed into the plinth, so to speak, projections in the hoofs fitting into cor responding hollows in the plinth. The sec tions of the man were the head and neck, to the junctio of the latter with the shirt col lar; earn, hand to the junction of the gaunt lets w ith the coat sleeves; the body above and to junction v. ith the sash ; the lower part of the body and legs in two sections, each section including a leg. The reins and all flying accessories, like sword, tassels, field glasses and cases for tho same, etc., were cast in separate pieces. Gen. Sherman was the chief figure of in terest in the procession, seated in a barouche, drawn by four white horses. The Rhode Island militia was under command of its reg ular officers, the Grand Army of the Repub lic and veteran divisions under their respect ive officials, while the line generally was directed by Col. Isaac M. Rotter as chief marshal. Of the 10,000 men in line, 3,500 were veterans of the war. Governor Davis opened the exercises with a brief address; Rev. Joseph J. Woolley, of Pawtucket, of fered prayer, and then Gen. Lewis Richmond, formerly of Burnside's staff, unveiled the statue with a few appropriate words. - .«*•- Duncan F. Keuuer. lion. Duncan F. Kenner, the noted poli tician of Louisiana, died at his home in New Orleans on the 3d instant, aged 74 years. In the middle era of his life he was a power iu his state, and down to near the close of life was active and influential in business. He was born in New Orleans, his parents lieing from Virginia, read law in the office of Hon. JoLn Slidell and worked in ac tive political union with that gentle man. After being a member of several succesive legisla tures and president ... of the constitu tional conventions of 1845 and 1852, he !■ ' took ground in favor of secession and was a candi date for the con- dcncan f. kenner. vention of 1 SOI, but was defeated by a Union man. After the state seceded, however, ho was elected to the Confederate congress, in which he was chairman of the important com mittee on ways and means. Near the close of the war Jefferson Davis selected Mr. Kenner for a diplomatic mission to France and England : but he went too late to accom plish anything. After the war he re mained aloof from politics most of the time, only appearing in one great emergency. He was a man of great wealth and an setive promoter of racing and breeding fine stock. He died quite unexpectedly of a general collapse of the vital powers. •é a kT.v Circumstances Alter Cases. A boy who can't be induced to go to a store a quarter of a mile away on an errand can be hired to walk five hours on a stretch if it is only called a walking match and the proprie tor puts up a silver quarter as a prize.—De troit Free Press. Hindoo Nomenclature. The London Times notes with pleasure a magnificent gi.t to th6 city of Bomtay given by Dinshaw Manoekgee Petit We under hand that it is fully equal to the gift of Jamesetjee Jejeebhoy, but we doubt if it can surpass that of Ramdam Googoojeede Huck buckabasehit. We have forgotten, what it was. but it was a corker.—Philadelphia CalL y \\ rv V..4 V -m s HON. ANSON P. MORRILL. Career of an Kx-Gorenior of Maine YVho Has Just Died. Hon. Anson P. Morrill, who died at his home iu Augusta, Me., the other day, was in his time a man of much power and promi nence in that state; but never bad the national reputation enjoyed by his brother, the United States senator, or the well known Justin Morrill, of Vermont. Anson P. ac quired his first national reputation by his success in consoli dating the temper ance sentiment in Maine and by being the fust governor to devote his entire energies to the exe cution of the pro hibitory law. He was bom in Bel grade, Me., June 10, 1803, and w as ;-s therefore 84 years VJ old when death V/..^ came by paralysis— the "natural death" anson f. morrill. of hard working and healthy Americans. Born on a farm and receiving only a com mon school education, he early acquired a wide knowledge of Maine men and affairs, and developed great acuteness in business. He began as a merchant in his native town and advanced rapidly in the acquisition of property till he owned stock in several rail roads and manufacturing concerns, and was still active in business till a short time before his death. lie began his political life as a Democrat of the Jackson-Benton school, a believer iu hard money, revenue tariff and decentralization. He lived to become an ardent Republican, and the history of his change is like that of many thousand others—an epitome of the wonderful social and political revolutions from 1850 to 1870. After serving one term as sheriff and two in the legislature as a Demo crat, he took radical ground for prohibition, anil in 1S53 ran for governor on that ticket, receiving but 11.027 votes. The next year he ran again, receiving 44,505 votes, and as there was no choice at the polls the legislature chose him for governor, and he served one year. In 1855 he was again a candidate, receiving 51,441 votes; but a combination in the legis lature chose Samuel Wells, ln 185C he took a very prominent part in organizing the Re publican party, which was victorious at every election thereafter till 1878. Gov ernor Morrill threw himself into the anti slavery fight with enthusiasm, and in 1860 was elected to congress, in which he served but one term, but that was in the memorable war congress of 1801-03, and he took a very active part in devising the fiscal policy of the gov ernment. He was among the firmest de fenders of the greenback act of Feb. 25,1SG2, and made a special tour and campaign in Maine to secure popular support for the new currency. He declined a re-election, how ever, and thereafter devoted himself to his private business, except that in 1881 he was chosen from Augusta to the legislature, in which, though 78 years old, he served with the fire and energy of youth. For many years he had been a resident of Augusta, and maintained his activity till his final illness. On June 27 he was stricken with paralysis and only partially recovered strength, though his mind remained clear till near death. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Goddard and Mrs. R. M. Mills, ar.d several grandchil dren. His illustrious brother, Hon. Lot M. Morrill, died some years ago, and both were men of great integrity and endurance, physi cal and mental. A NOTED MAN IN MAINE. Tiie Date Bien Bradbury, Whose Death Was Lately Chronicled. Hon. Bion Bradbury, the leader of the Democratic party in Maine, died at his home in Portland a few «lavs ago. And regardless of party, there is a general recognition in Maine that an honest, earnest, consistent and very useful citizen is gone. Mr. Bradbury had been prominent in the business and po litical life of his state for forty years, had held various positions of political honor and public trust, and had worked indefatigably for the success of his party. His ancestry on both sides was of old and honorable New England stock, and he in herited their best qualities in full vigor. His father, Jeremiah Brad bury. held the of fice of collector of the port at Bath, Me., under Presi dent Madison, and his mother boasted descent from old colonial and revo- BION bbadbury. lutionary families. Bion Bradbury was born at Biddeford, Me., Dec. 6, 1811, graduated at Bowdoin college in 1830, and was admitted to the practice of law at Alfred, Y'ork county, in 1834. In 1842 he was a mem ber of the legislature, and in 1844 was appointed collector of the port at Eastport, which office he held for ten years. There after he was member of the legislature and delegate to state and national conventions till the war. In 1862 he ran for the legisla ture as a War Democrat and was elected without opposition. He was at various times' candidate for governor and congress, but the Republican majority prevailed against him. From 1866 to 1880 he was almost a dictator in Democratic councils in Maine. He generally wrote the platforms, and in one instance the convention adopted his speech as a platform. But bis most famous work was in 1878-79, when he reorganized the divided Democracy of Maine, and though their vote for governor was divided, under his management they se cured the legislaturein 1879, and that bo«Iy chose Alonzo Garcelon as governor. In 1880 he succeede«! in combining the Greenback am! Democratic strength in favor of Gen. Hollis M. Plaisted, who was chosen governor. He continued active till the close of 1882, then retired from politics and soon after from bus iness. He failed rapidly thereafter and «lied of general weakness at the age of 76. f» & s P Youthful Tiger Huntlrg. "Little boy," said an old gentleman in lower Broadway, why do you cry so bitterly?" "Cause I jest lost fifty cents." "Did you drop it down a coal hole?" "Wuss'nthat. I lost it over in de bucket shop speaker! afin' in St. Paul."—Life. How They Differ. : Men are strange creatures. They will w aste an hour hunting a collar button instead of having an extra supply and letting their wife find the missing one. You never see a woman look for the pin she drops. Her husband finds it when he waiks around in his bare feet.— Philadelphia Call.