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Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 16, 1888. No. 38 ^lieltlcclilii Jerald. R. E. FISK D. W. FISK A. J- FISK. Publishers and Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana --—O-- Kates of Subscription. WEEKLY^HERALD: On* Year, (in advance).............................S3 00 Fix Months, (In advance)............................... 1 75 Three Months, (in advance)........................... 1 00 When not paid for in advance the ra*e will be Four Dollars per ycari Postage, In all cases, Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: fltySnbscribers.delivered by carrier 81,00a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. 89 00 Fix Months, by mail, (in advance)............... 5 00 Three Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 50 If not paid in advance, 812 per annum. [Entered at the Postoffice at Helena as second class matter.] 11 communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publisher, Helena, Montana. I For the Herald. TKIXY. You never heard o' Trixy? Well, twarn't her proper name, Hut what a person hailed to Was pretty much the same In those old days In Rocky gulch, Where little Trixy came. I'retty, and pert and tiny, Sunny and swejt, and oil, Somethin' there ain't a name for lu lier hrown eyes aglow ; I think of her ami wonder If tiie angels look just so. Simmie wasTrixy's daddy— A 'culiar kind o' cuss, Atid 'cepting that lone honor. Couldn't have been much wuss— So the next best tiling for Simmie W as «lyin', an' not much fuss. We buried him sort o' quiet On a lonesome bench-land he'ght, An' all of us forgot him V hen we covered him out of sight— Exceptin' that we misseil him From the "Miner's Home" at night. We told our little Trixy As how he'd gone away, And said 1 may God forgive us) That he'd be back some day. Then we all chipped in largely So Trixv'd come to stay. Along a barren hillside, Scorched by the summer shine And swept by winter breezes, Was Simmie's placer mine— Where the cactus and the sage brush Grew suculent and fine. Never a man but a pilgrim— And a green-eyed one, I swear. Had lit on that location— But Simmie, y'know, was queer. And had the place recorded Before he was "minus" here. So just as a precaution. We as were close around. Ail went for sake o' Trixy To prospect Simmie's ground, With never a one a notion Of anything to be found. We panned a dozen places With scarce a color to see, Till one of us struck somethin'. An' that 'ere one was me— At first I panned a dollar, The next time I got three. All through the merry summer, Till close to autumn time, We reaped the golden harvest From little Trixy's mine. And saved for her the lion's share To make her rich an' fine. And Trixy wore a golden ring On each fair Illy hand. And all around her slender zone She wore a golden band, She walked her cough dominions Hike th' quetn of fairy land. But the angel of the chilling hand Passed over camp one day, And seeing her so strangely fair lie beckoned her away— So all lie left in Rocky gulch Waa only cold and clay. So in the autumn weather When summer's bloom had fled, We gathered all together To look on Trixy dead, The hectic leaves in folded hands And blossoms on her head. The glory of the sunset Was in her sunny hair, Her wee bit face with nameless grace So pitifully fair— Am! each of us had lain him dead In place of Trixy there. We tasscled our Trixy's coffin With nuggets of yellow gold. Ami made her a golden crown to wear And a golden croîs to hold— For what was Trlxy's blith and fair Was Trixy 's pale and cold. Deep in tlia pine tree forest, Where none may e'er behold. We left our love a sleeping With all her beauteous gold— For what was Trixy's blithe and fair Was Trixy's pale and cold. L. A. OSBORNE. Missouri Valley, Mont. IIAKK1S.O.M AND JIORT-ON. To victory with Washingt-on; With Jeffers-on the same: And this proud spur won Madis-on His Presidential fame. John Adams broke the spell awhile. But ere it was too late Repented, and John Adams' s-on, John Quincy, ru.ed the state. You know what Andrew Jacks-on did, In peace or war; and who But Harris-on came forth to tip Van Buren's old canoe? Poor Johns-on limped a little ; But who could have followed well The Hinc-oln whose own glorious "on" Led through the nation's hel! ? "On," doubly on, the banner now, That leads to Washingt-on. With Harris-on and Mort-on who Can doubt that we have w-on ? — ) l 'ellingt-on, in New York Tribune. The Rival Leaders. [Minneapolis Tribune.] Says Mills to Randall. You can't hold a candle To me as a leader, you bet ; Says Randall to Mills, It s down on the bills I'll put a light under you yet. A SIGN OF THE TIMES? THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE COURTLANDT PALMER. MR. A Christian Minister and an Agnostic Officiated and the Body was Cremated. Does Any Special Significance Attach to These Facts? The late Courtlandt Palmer was an ag nostic, a political liberal and an amateur in science, a rich man socialist, and the founder of the noted Nineteenth Century club. Robert G. Ingersoll is the much more noted orator and agnostic, whose be lief is so nearly a complete negation of all belief that he is pleased to be nicknamed "Pagan Bob." Rev. Richard Heber New ton is a noted clergyman of the Episcopal church, whose tendency of recent years has been toward latitudinarianism in be lief and extreme liberalism in association. And, finally, cremation is tho scientific disposal of the dead by incineration, a method which has so gained favor of late that almost every city now lias its crema tory. These four statements servo to in troduce the relation of an affair which vividly illustrates certain tendencies of thought in tho United States, especially in New York. *** The rich and semi-socialist agnostic bade his friends farewell with all the calmness of Socrates, took an anaesthetic and died; his body was burned at Fresh Pond, Long Island; Rev. Heber Newton officiated rolig iously forthe fam ily, and Robert G. Ingersoll, by re quest of the de ceased, delivered tho farewell ora t i o u consigning the departed to the eternal forces of nature, work as they might, and exhorting the courtlandt PALMER, mourners to tho effect that if there was small reason to hope, there was cer tainly no reason to despair. Mr. Palmer's mode of death was not a suicide, unless it may bo called so when a man prepares for a surgical operation with but one chance in a hundred that he may survive it; yet he went to his death with a calmness and firmness no Greek or Roman stoic ever ex celled, and both the oration of the great agnostic and the sermon of the minister were in harmony with the life and death of their subject and not out of harmony with each other. The whole affair is well worthy of study. S? V rj ; ' f V \ V worthy study. * # # Courtlandt Palmer was bom in New York in 1843, of an old Dutch family, as his first name indicates, and was brought up in the Dutch Reformed faith, but early became a free thinker. He was educated at Williams college and graduated at Columbia Law school. Inheriting a for tune, he gave himself to travel and study, and soon became an advanced radical on most subjects. Though wealthy, ho was much more a socialist than is the average workingman, and devoted his entire time to literary pursuits, chiefly in aid of liis radical views. He adopted the motto of Cicero, "As I am a man, everything per taining to man concerns me." He there fore ad « ocated the establishment of closer relations between the different sections of society; was an ardent supporter of schools for technical training; encouraged associations of laboring men; and to fur ther promote discussion founded, in 1§§0, the Nineteenth Century club. Â million aire, he labored in the interest of the poor; a man of distinguished connections and aristocratic associations, he boldly opposed the execution of the Chicago Anarchists; a man of singularly pure life and austere morals, ho opposed the methods of An thony Comstock; and, denying the truth of all evangelical creeds, he went to his death, with a clear mind, as peacefully as a wearied child sinks to sleep. And, strangest of all perhaps, though in such a career he antagonized many in their most cherished beliefs, he rarely incited hostil ity and still more rarely made a personal efienif.' After withdrawing from the Dutch Re formed church Mr. Palmer adopted the philosophy of Comte, and was therefore popularly called a positivist. He assisted in founding the "Society of Humanity," the Manhattan Liberal club and the Free Religious association; was president of the New York Cre mation society and the American Sec ular union, aided in setting up the liberal journal lied "Man," and n a 11 y founded ë somewhat aristocratic Nine teenth Century club, "with a view to making mental liberty fashion able. " And he succeeded. Men: and women of all shades of belief, from President McCosh to -Bobln ersoll, and from Julia Ward Howo to overnor George Hoadly, took part in tho discussions; and the "church ele ment," as it was called, was so well satis fied that many of its representatives insist that the free platform of the club must be maintained as a sort of memorial of the deceased. Of course, however, there hare been jars among the members of tho club, and one of them, following close upon Mr. Palmer's expressed sympathy with the Chicago Anarchists, came near disrupting the club. *** Rev. Richard neber Newton was bora in Philadelphia Oct. 81, 1840, was gradu ated from the University of Pennsylvania, and ordained a deacon in St. Paul's church, Philadelphia, before ho was 20 years old. « In 1866 ho was ordained priest, and after short terms of service elsewhere be came rector of All Souls' Protestant Epis copal church in New York city. He has been a voluminous writer, and his works in order of time, from 1872 to lbSO, plainly Bhow a steady change in his theology, lie followed the usual course: First maintain ing that there aro "degrees of inspira tion;" next, that "the Bible contains the Word of God and much more," then that the Word of God is found in many other books besides the Bible, and finally that there is no such thing as a perfectly pure revelation, but the Word of God comes 1 2T~ nEBER NEWTON. with dross or chaff,which it is our task to painfully eliminate. In 1883-83 he preach ed a series of sermons, in which he main tained that many other books were as truly inspired as the Bible, including in that list many so called Oriental scrip tures. Tins brought on him ecclesiastical censure and a church trial, and since that date his position, to the secular eye, is not far from that of the German Ration alists. This characterization might bo disputed by the reverend gentleman and his friends, and it is possible the secular eye is not trained sufficiently for tho proper distinctions; suffice it to say that in his final summary, or "Study of Gen esis," Mr. Newton maintains: That none of tho Pentateuch was com pleted till 500 years after Moses' death; the law was not given by inspiration, but was a growth, and the history back of Ezra is largely fabulous; the older patri archs were "fabulous demigods of Semitic legend." Nimrod was an allegory, Adam a simile, Abraham a composite, the lives of several sheiks condensed into one, the flood a prose poem, the tower of Babel simply a Hebrew rendition of the Babylo nian tower of Bel which they had seen in exile, and the whole Book of Genesis a loose compilation of old traditions and manuscripts so unskillfully put together that Shem outlives Abraham, though tho latter died very aged, and two contradic tory accounts aro given of tho creation. Such, as near, we repeat, as tho secular mind can comprehend it, is tho "faith" of the reverend gentleman who very appro priately joined "Pagan Bob" in such "re ligious ceremonies" as were fitting at the incineration of an agnostic. * * 4?. When the body of Courtlandt Palmer was turned to whito ashes in the crema tory at Fresh Pond, Long Island, tho wri ter made inquiry and was much aston ished to learn the extent to which faith in and practice of incineration has ex tended. Not only is there a cremation society in every great city in Christen dom, but there are hundreds of cremato ries, large and small, and many thousand bodies have been cremated. Strangest of all, perhaps, though the Catholic church docs not favor it, the practice lias gained most rapidly in Italy. One fur nace in*-Milan has consumed some 1,200 I PRESH TOND CREMATORY bodies, and in Romo, almost within the shadow of the Vatican, a largo crematory is in almost daily use. In the Unitea States the progress of the movement has astonished its warm est advocates. When Dr. Le Moyne built the first crematory at Washington, Pa., there was much talk of appealing to the law to stop him, and the first incinera tion of a corpse was published in all tho papers as a sensational item ; now there aro incinerations almost daily, and cre mation societies are so numerous that the public no longer consider them. Tho Fresh pond, Long Island, crematory, opened Dec. 4, 1885, has already con sumed 200 bodies, half of these being thoso of Germany as that peoplo generally favor tho process. ~ **4 Of Hon. Robert G. Ingersoll's remarks over tho coffin of Courtlandt P alm er it can only bo said that they were in the very highest style of pagan oratory, no had not tho inspiration which moved Pericles in the wonderful address over the Athenians who fell in battle, yet there is a remarkable similarity between tho two addresses, and Ingersoll's is tho finer. Hç h(id Jo confess that he knew as little of the present state of what was Courtlandt Palm er as Cicero knew of those he mourned, and yet the oration is more touching than that of Cice g. ingersoll. ^o Juhus Cœsar confessed in the Roman senate that he considered death tho end of all activities, and Ingersoll only says that no one can know the contrary; yet he says it in a mournfully sweet English with which the ponderous and sonorous Latin of Cæsar cannot be com pared. Socrates, like Courtlandt Palmer, said lie could die without fear, because it was silly to fear that of which we could have no knowledge, and Ingersoll vir tually says tho same; but Plato and Xenophon could reason themselves into the faith that Socrates still lived, and our modem pagan fails even of that. His oration is indeed mournfully sweet, but it is at the best a negation; he can only tell us that we need not despair; he cannot bid us to hope. J. II. Beadle. "Theso fast trains iiave played the mischief with engineers," said a railroad man. "It is a fact that almost daily you hear of one of these royal knights of the lever suffering from a paralytic stroke. The rapid time made puts every engineer on such a strain that is is only a ques tion of a few months until the nervous system collapses. I remember seeing the statement some time ago, and I do not doubt its truth, that there is a train run ning from St. Paul to Stillwater, on the Omaha, that is called the hospital train, for every man who runs with it has either had a stroke of paralysis or has been in jured in some way or other. But in this day and age, when everything goes at lightning speed, on railroads and in busi ness alike, I suppose little heed is given to these poor fellows who drop by the wayside, in reality victims of the greed of their fellow man." — Chicago Tribune. Old Cities of Arizona. Scientists are of the opinion that the newly discovered cities of Arizona aro those sought by Cortes and the early Spanish adventurers in their expeditions after gold. The cities are seven in num ber, and give evidence of former civiliza tion and wealth.—Boston Budget. MISS ALICE L. POND. She Enjoys the Distinction of Being a "B. A." Graduate of Columbia. Miss Alice Louise Pond is the first woman graduate of Columbia college. New York, with the degree of bachelor of arts Others of her sex have studied at Columbia, but Miss Pond is the first to take the B. A. course. Miss Pond is 20 years old, and is described as "beautiful and sweet natured." She has trium phantly passed through the regular aca demic four years' course, and has emerged a full fledged bachelor of arts, though why she should not be styled maid of arts, which, with the prefix of two little letters be fore tho last word, would be prettier still, does not ap pear. Miss Pond, when very young, de veloped a taste for tho classics, and on this ac count she determined to take a full course at college. Though she finds amusement in Horace and Juvenal, in Thucydides and other literary Greeks and Romans, she doesn't scorn conic sections and tho math ematical branches. To take her degree proficiency in all these branches was nec essary. When the class of 18S8 received their diplomas the presentation of a sheepskin to Miss Alice Louise Pond, bearing the first B. A. degree ever conferred by Columbia upon a woman, caused thq. vast throng that crowded tho Academy of Music to send up a shout loud enough to wake old Horace himself and set him to grinding out odes again. 5,-» MISS ALICE L. I'OXD. THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Portraits of Tlieir Highest Officiais— Th© Great Parade. At tho recent grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Cincinnati, Gen. William Ward, the former vice supreme chancellor, was elected supreme chancellor, and G. B. Shaw was made supremo vice chancellor. Gen. Ward is a Jerseyman, having been bom at Newark, N. J., in 1824. When the war came Ward became a captain of volunteers, and when it wa9 over ho found himself a brevet brigadier general. Ho has for a long time been connected with the Knights of Pythias in prominent positions* a §. n tiw •AV "> p » q m GEN. WARD. G. R. SIIAW. KNIGHTS OF TYTHIAS^ G. B. Shaw, the supreme vice chancellor, hails from Wisconsin, and is mayor of one of her prominent lumber towns, Eau Claire. Since 1878 he has been supreme master at arms, and was at one time the youngest supreme representative. The parade was à £reai success. The day was charming, the route had been elaborately decorated, twenty-eight bands furnished music, 6,000 uniformed and 2,000 ununiformed men marched through the streets past 100,000 peoplo who had gathered to witness the imposing pageant. On the reviewing stand were Ex Snpreme Chancellor Van Valkenburg and Supreme Chancellor Howard Douglass. As the knights marched past they saluted the supreme chancellor, the mounted offi cers wheeled out of line and took positions in front of the reviewing officer. The affair was one of the most imposing spec tacles ever witnessed in Cincinnati. MR. RANDALL'S RESTING PLACE.1 Castanea, Near Wayne, Pa., and Its Ad vantages. Castanea, Mrs. Ballangee Coxe's coun try house, near Wayne, Pa., where it is hoped Mr. Randall will regain his health, is admirably situated for such a purpose. The place overlooks tho Chester valley and Valley Forge, and in the distance the highlands above Con shohocken. Tho air is pure and cool, and on the whole an in valid may be expected to have a much bet ter chance for health than in tho hot city Sri fcr SAMUEL J. RANDALL. CASTANEA. of Washington. Indeed, whenever a E rominent man in that city is prostrated y disease in tho summer season it is con sidered absolutely essential that he be re moved. President Garfield, after having been shot by Guiteau, was taken to El beron, N. J., and Gen. Sheridan, who Las been suffering with heart trouble, was taken by boat to Nonquitt, Mass., wliero he now is. It is expected that Mr. Ran dall will remain at Castanea during the summer. At a recent swell Paris wedding a new idea was started. The large plate glass window of the coupe was taken out, and in its place a network of orange blossoms Derfumed the air. a PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. PORFIRIO DIAZ, WHO WAS RECENTLY RE-ELECTED. Something About His Life History and the Political Conditions of the Mexican Re public—How Tills Eminent Ruler Ap pears—Portrait of His Wife. The career of Porfirio Diaz, who has re cently been for the third time elected president of Mexico, has been full of ad venture. Diaz was bom in the state of Oaxaca on the 14th of September, 1830, and is now, consequently, 57 years old. He is described as "tall, dark, half Indian type.-his muscular figure impressing one as the very incarnation of health and en durance. * * * Diaz was educated at tho public schools of Oaxaca, and studied law in Pueblo. In 1847, when Gens. Scott and Taylor were leading Yankee soldiers into Mexico, Diaz, who was then 17 years old, shoul dered a musket and marched against the invaders in the National guard. He be came a lieutenant and studied the art of war, and in 1852 was made a captain in the artillery. But after Santa Anna's accession to the dictatorship Diaz was disgusted, and turned his attention to the law. But vvar3 in Mexico are plenty as blackberries, and in two years Diaz was commanding a V battalion (luring a revolution, and after the flight of Santa Anna, in 1855, was appoint ed political and military chief of the district of Yxtlan, in Oax* aca. A succession of internal struggles kept Diaz in arms until the occupa tion of the French under Maximil porfirio Diaz. j an After the flight of the Mexican government from the capital he was persuaded to accept the command of the Mexican army, but only for a short time, as ho feared that his youth—he was 33 years old—would create dissatisfaction and breed discord. After the arrival of Maximilian in 1864 Diaz became one of the main stays of the re publican cause. Ho commanded a poorly equipped army of 5,000 mea, yet he held the French in check in the southeastern states; but after conquering the northern states tho invader besieged Diaz in Oaxaca, and forced him to capitulate. It was not long, however, before he was again in the field, where he continued till the withdrawal of the French. When the republic found itself badly used up after a long series of civil war, which had been followed by the French oc cupation and withdrawal, and was under going the process of reconstruction, Diaz retired to his ranch in Oaxaca. In 1867 he ran against Benito Juarez for president, but was unsuccessful. Here begins a period of continued plotting by Diaz against- the government. In 1876-71 he failed in a revolt against Juarez and fled with Gen. Golvan, the one disguised as valet and the other as clergyman, to Sierra de Alicia, where Djaz intended to secure the co operation of tho "Tiger of Alicia," a cele brated bandit called Losada. The bandit, however, seems to have preferred the legal authority, for he gave Diaz "the cold shoulder." Diaz gave it all up and went to New Orleans. üaying asked amnesty of Juarez the fugitive was allowed to return to Mexico on condition that he would present him self at the capital as a political prisoner. The condition was not fulfilled. Diaz went to Matamoras and again began to conspire against the government. Juarez ordered his arrest, and Diaz hurried to tho local authority to assure the government of his fidelity, oq<j at the same tißje de cline to be a candidate for president. All this, though doubtless unintelligi ble in the United States, within whose territory oniy one government besides the present one has ever been set up, was natural enough in Mexico, and Juarez rewarded Diaz by using his influence to have him appointed deputy. Protected by the privileges of this office, the deputy joined a revolution. He won over some prominent men, but they were defeated, and Diaz again sught refuge under the Stars and Stripes at Brown ville, Tex., where he remained hidden till the death of Juarez, in 1872. Lerdo, Juarez's successor, proclaimed amnesty, and Diaz returned to his state, La Candelara. He was elected deputy, but pre ferred revolt, and joined the new revolution. Be was, however, defeated at Ica mole and for the third time sought safety with Uncle Sam. He stayed at New Orleans until called by liis partisans to Oaxaca the cen- „ tral point of the WIFE OF DIAZ - revolution against Lerdo's government. While the ship in which he sailed was off the coast Diaz fancied that his presence had been discovered and that he was about to be arrested. He jumped over board and tried to swim ashore, but was picked up by a boat and taken back to the steamer. When he landed at Vera Cruz he disguised himself as a coal heaver and thus went ashore unknown. When he reached Oaxaca he was ac knowledged by the chiefs who favored his cause. Taking command of 7,000 men he marched upon Pueblo. Then it became Lerdo's time to get away. He fled to the United States, and Diaz occupied the capi taL Then came truly Mexican times. There were no less than four presidents, but Diaz was the strongest. The people became anxious for one of those brief in tervals of peace which occasionally came to Mexico in those days, and Diaz was elected president. He did not keep the promises made at his election, and was deserted by his party. He, however, organized a party of his own, composed of all the elements he could get together. This he opposed to his former adherents, subdued the revolution that had broken out, executed and banished without trial till he success fully cleared the way before him. At the expiration of his term in 1880 he could not be re-elected, so he transferred his power to the secretary of war, Gon 4 SJS \ PROHIBITION CANDIDATES. wr£ X//, W. M. Jones for Governor of New York and F. M. Lowe for Governor of Missouri. W. Martin Jones, the nominee of the Prohibition party for governor of the state of New York, is a well equipped lawyer and one of the leading Prohibitionists of western New York. He was born in Manlius, Onondaga county, July 24, 1841, but while ho was yet a small boy his parents removed to Knowlesville, Orleans county, and he received tho first rudi ments of education at the district school in that place, afterwards preparing him self for college at Albion academy? At tho outbreak of the civil war young Jones desired to enter the army, but his mother, who had already seen two of her sons depart to fight the battles of the north, prevailed upon him to re linquish his de sign. He gave up his studies soon after, however, and went to Wash ington, where lie became secretary to ex-G overnor Morgan, then sen a t o r from New York. Afterward Mr. Jones was given a position in the state depart ment. Atthe „ close of the war w ' MARTIN J0NES ' he went to New Haven with the intention of taking the course at Yale university, but circumstancss prevented and he did not graduate, although he studied for some time under private tutors. About this time Mr. Jones was ap pointed United States consul at Clifton, Out., a position he held until 1871, when he went to Rochester, where he has since resided. After studying law for three years in the office of the late Henry Sar gent he was admitted to the bar. He has since practiced law. For five years ho was worthy chief tem plar of tho State Grand lodge, and ho has given much time and attention to the welfare of the order. Until about four years ago Mr. Jones was a Republican. * • » Mr. Frank M. Lowe, the Prohibitionist candidate for governor of Missouri, is one of the youngest men who ever ran for such an im portant office. He is but 27 years old, and is the young est man on the ticket. He is a lawyer by profes sion, and a 1 * though he has practiced but a few years, has al F. m. Lowe. ready attained quite a reputation at the bar. Mr. Lowe is a native of the state of Illinois. He is a fluent and forcible speaker and a man of fine presence. He is a practical journalist, having for some years been connected with Democratic newspapers. One of the articles which came out in his paper involved him in a serious difficulty in which he was severely wounded. «Ft 187 A Novel Lake Barge. Shippers by the great lakes have often felt the need of a better barge system. Heavy merchandise, like iron or coal, needs a stronger kind of vessel than the wooden craft now in use, for whenever a storm bursts ever tho northwest one or more of these vessels are sure to be lost At Duluth recently a steel ship has been launched which, it is hoped will supply the requirement. She is Capt. Alexander's "101." The vessel is without power.it being intended that she shall be towed. Her length is 187 feet and her Learn 25 feet, with a depth of 1SJ feet. She is rounded on top, flat on the bottom an^pointed at tho ends. When loaded it is ex pected that the principal part of her will be under water. Her shape, which is that of a — cigar, is calculated CK0SS section of hull to give free play to the force of the waves, without presenting much resistance, and yet she is built especially for strength. There aro two turrets, tho one for ward and tho other aft, eight feet high and seven feet in diamater, constructed of the same material as the rest of the vessel—boiler iron. The captain's quar ters and rooms for the crew are beneath the after deck. There are hatches which are firmly secured, so that the cargo can not get wet. Not having any motive power the "101" has no chance to escape by flight during a storm. Should her tow cast her adrift, she may be left till the storm shall be over, the waves doing no damage against her steel sides, and if she goes ashore she is supposed to be too strong to break up; consequently, it will be safer for her crew to stay with her than to leave her. The cost of the vessel is $45,000, and owing to tho small crew required, and absence of repairs, her running expenses will bo very light. It is confidently expected that the lakes will soon be covered with the new fashioned craft. An Exciting Tennis Match. The most exciting tennis match of the sea son was that between the old time rivals, H. W. Slocum, Jr., and H. A. Taylor, in the finals of the Rockaway meeting. It was late in the afternoon when play was started, and at dusk each had two sets to his credit. The last set was started, and after the games be came "S all" it was too dark to continue. By mutual consent the match was decided by a toss, which gave Slocum the first prize. In the ladies' doubles, Miss Leute, Rockaway club, and Miss Smallwood, Astoria club, were successful. The final in the doubles be tween Messrs. H. W. Slocum and Foxhall Keene vs. R. L. Beeckman and C. E. Sands will be played off this week. lOOOIile Bicycle Race. The great 100-mile road race for the cham pionship of the United States is to be run Sept. 7, from Erie, Pa., to Buffalo, N. Y. The straightaway course—ninety-one miles in length—is one of the finest in tho world, passing through Ripley, Portland, Brockton and Fredonia. The road will be accurately surveyed and measured, and the route to complete the remaining nine miles to make UP the century will be announeed later on. Never put off until to-morrow what is due you today. ONE OF TIIE SIGNERS. JOSIAH EARTLETT TO HAVE A MONUMENT. It Will be Located at Amcsbury, Mass., and Is the Gift of Jacob R. Huntington. Something of Bartlett's II i story Re called. Jacob R. Huntington has presented a beautiful statue of Josiah Bartlett, signer of tho Declaration of Independence, to the town of Amcsbury, Mass., where Bartlett was born, and on the Fourth of July the statue will be put in place with very im posing ceremonies and a fine display of music, poetry and oratory. The state has appropriated $5,000 and tho town $3,000 for tho occasion. Governor Ames and his staff will occupy tho place of honor, and there will be an immense military and civic display. G. W. Osgood will be chief marshal and Moodv Boyn ton president of the day. There will be a new poem by John G. Y ----- JOSIAII BARTLETT S MONUMENT. iVhittier, an ora tion by lion. R. T. Davis, of Fall River, and proba bly an ode by Har riet Prescott Spof- 1 ford, and the oc casion will be made further re markable by tho presence of 100 descendants o f the man who is to be honored. Josiah Bartlett may seem to most readers of the present day a rather obscure hero of the revo lution, but in his time he was a man of very great prominence and influence He was born at Amesbury Nov. 21, 1729, and after obtaining a good academic edu cation studied medicine, and began to practice at Kingston, N. IL He repre sented that place in the colonial legisla ture of 1765, and in the preliminary dis cussions between Great Britain and the colonists he took a very active part on the side of liberty. After receiving a valuable appointment from tho royal governor he was deprived of it for being an uncompro mising Whig. In the meantime ho had emerged triumphantly from a professional fight, which is seldom mentioned.in his tory, though it marked an epoch. In 1754 there was a great epidemic of "angina maligna," which we might define as malignant catarrhal fever, complicated with what wo now call "malaria." Dr. Bartlett prescribed quinine as a tonic and anti-periodic ; t ho older school of physicians condemned him, and a wordy war raged for somo time, but experience fully justi fied Dr. Bartlett's course, and the practice recommended by him has since been estab lished as tho regular thing in medicine. It should bo added that at that time Peruvian bark was tho agent most em ployed instead of quinine. In 1774 he boldly advocated a prepara tion for resistance to British aggressions, and was made colonel of a regiment of militia. He was chosen ono of tho first delegates to the continental congress, was the first to vote for independence, and, after the president, tho first to sign the Declaration. Declaration. During the war ho was in defatigable in se curing arms and supplies. In 1777 ho joined the ex pedition of Stark, and was in the engagement at Bennington. I n 1779 he was made chief justice of tho common pleas, in 1784 justice of the supreme court of New Hamp shire, and in 1788 chief justice. But in the meantime he had rendered invaluable service as ono of New Hampshire's convention to con sider the newly formed constitution of the United States, and to him we are largely indebted for the fact that that state was the ninth to ratify and thus secure the new government. New Hampshire's convention met in February, 1788, and in the first test vote there was a small majority against rati fying. Then Josiah Bai-tlett, John Sulli van, John Langdon, Samuel Livermore and John Pickering entered the arena, and by pure force of truth, eloquence and ardent patriotism saved the day. The opposition asked an adjournment to cunsult their constituents; it was granted, and when the convention reassembled the constitution was adopted by a vote of 57 to 46, on Juno 21 at 1 o'clock p. m., just four days before Virginia ratified. In 1790 Dr. Bartlett was elected president of New Hampshire, and in 1793 governor under tho new constitution. He died May 19, 1795. K (p/ m v Ny J. R. nCNTIXGTON. Right to the Point. A Seventh street widower, whose wife had been tho head of the family, ordered a tombstone for her, and left it to the good taste of tho cutter to put some com forting inscription beside the name and date. When tho stone was put up he went out with tho builder to see it." It looked very handsome, and across the base were the consoling words: "Thy will be done." "Well," asked the builder, "what do you think of it?" "First rate in every way," was the pleased reply. "And the inscription; is that all right?" The widower gazed at it tenderly for a moment. "Well, I should smile," he said, "that's just tho kind of a woman she was to a dot."—Washington Critic. Clever, but Plain. Mr. Waldo—Your friend Miss Wabash is a very pleasant young lady. Miss Breezy (of Chicago)—Yes, Clara certainly is. She is a person of innate culture and refinement, and indubitably adorns the sphere in which she moves. Mr. Waldo—But she is rather plain. Miss Breezy—Y r e— es; Clara will never be hung for her beauty.—The Epoch.