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Volume xxi.
Helena, Montana, Thursday, July 28, 1887.
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FISK BROS., Publishero,
Helena, Montana.
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.
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
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.
A Visit Paid :.> Castle William, tlie
Tumble Down Tort on the I-Je—YIiii
tary Prisoners Who Have Committed
Small Offenses—Keticence «if Soldiers.
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New York, July 11.

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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
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?"
"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.
"For any serious offense ?"
"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?"
"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
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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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
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,
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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
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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.
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
A Bi
uze Statue of a Brave General on
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
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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.
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 \\
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.
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.

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.

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