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By Stephen Fisk.
As we were walking down Chambers
street, New York, the other day, my friend
burst into a laugh and called my attention
to a substantial looking truck, with thia
sign on its side :
"Well,'' said I, "what is there to laugh
at in that?"
"Don't you see," replied my friend, "how
unfairly Jack is treated on that sign ? If
it had been 'Bob's and Jack's,' it would
have been just to both, though rather
familiar. If it had been 'Robert's and
John's,' both partners would have been
named with equal respect, though the
share of John in the property might have
been left donbtfnl. Bnt 'Robert's and
John's' would have been the proper sign,
and I think I'll stop and argue the matter
with the man in charge."
"Mind your own business," I advised,
and then added, "the sign is all right."
"I tell you it's all wrong, and very dis
respectful to Jack ! Why do yon say it's
right ? What do yon know about it ? '
"I know both the partners. Dine with
me on Christmas Day and I'll introduce
yon to them and let you see them settle
their annual accounts."
"Agreed ! And then I can present my
arguments to Roberts personally."
"Yes, if you hive any. Now, come
along. Let's take the Elevated."
"Bo my friend came to dinner at Christ
map, and, after the ladies and children had
left the table, and we were enjoying our
coffee aud cigars, he reminded me of my
promise to introduce him to the truck pro
"But, of course," he observed, helping
himself to the cigar I had picked out for
myself, "that was only a device to get me
to come on. I ought to have stopped and
had it out with Roberts."
"Have it out with Jack," said I; "there
he is, at your service," and I pointed to the
hearthrug, where reposed a small old York
shire terrier, as broad as he was long, one
eye clawed out in a tight with a cat, and
lazily blinking the other eye as he heard
his name mentioned.
"What !" exclaimed my friend, "is Jack
a dog ?"
"As yon see. And a very good dog, too,"
I ccntiuned, as Jack waddled close to me
to have his handsome head patted. "And
the wealthiest old dog on four legs in all
New York, if it were not for his Christm ;s
"Then," said my friend, looking from me
to the dog, "there is a story attached to that
truck? Go ahead? This is just the night
for a story."
"Once upon a time," I began.
"No, no!" interrupted my friend. "Tell
me the true story. A dog a partner in the
truck business? I am really interested."
"Well, then," I resumed, a little more
than three years ago I was called down
from my wr iting to inspeci a dog which my
wife and baby wanted to boy. In this very
room I was introduced to Jack, then in the
prime of life, much smaller and thinner
than now—in fact, he seemed half starved.
His owner was a tall, gaunt, red-headed,
respectable Irishman, with that suggestion
of the stable which comes from association
with horses. Jack was on the floor, half
frigbtened, his eyes fixed npon his master,
endnring with silent patience the pain my
baby boy was innocently inflicting upon
him by pulling his long hair and calling
him 'Yak! Yak !' It was a pretty sight; but
hard npon the dog. The moment I admired
the picture I knew the dog would have to
be bought.
"See how the darling boy takes to him,"
whispered my wife. That settled it.
"He's used to childer," said the man,"and
niver bites, no matter how they pull him
about." That clinched it.
"How much?" I asked.
"My mi-sus said I was to get ten dollars
for him," answered the man; "but I've tried
a dozm houses and 1 just told your missus
I'd take just what you said he was
worth "
"Is he thoroughbred?" I inquired, pre
tending to hesitate, although 1 knew that
ten dollars were gone.
"I dunno, sir," replied the man; " but if
he ain't he ought to be. He's a good nn for
rats, cats and childer. I got him off a
coachman on the Avenue in a trade and I
reared him myself."
"The boy likes him," whispered my wife,
tonching my elbow. The boy had made a
pillow of shaggy Jack and was already half
asleep. I know when delays are useless. My
hand was in my pocket.
"Hert'a your ten dollars," said I to the
man; give me your name and address in
case there is any trouble about the dog.
"There'll be no trouble," said the man,
taking the money and a glass I pushed
towards him. "Here's yonr health, ma'am,
and yours, sir, a:.d long life to Jack. Sor
ry's the day I have to part with him."
Then he gave me his name, Roberts; his
residence, a tenement house in one of the
Fortieth streets,and wentaway, leaving the
dog, who did not stir from under the head
of the sleepirg baby.
The next day Jack also went away. He
had refused to eat anything ; had watched
the basement door, aud as soon as the care
less servant left it open, had vanished.
The boy cried for him. My wife appealed
to me to offer a reward in the papers, notify
the police—do something. I did nothing.
In the evening Roberts brought back the
dog and advised that he be tied up until
he got used to his new owers.
Jack was tied op for a couple of days.
Then he was released at the boy's inter
cession. Then he ran away again. Then
I was again urged to do something. I did
it_in langnage so forcible that it caused a
calm in the household. I declared that
the dog was a nuisance; that I hoped he
had gone to Canada, like other absconders,
and would stay there ; that I would pay
Roberts something extra to keep him for
ever. But what is the use of language
when the woman you love looks at yon
with her dear heart in her eyes? lent
short my eloquent oration and announced
that, if Roberts did not turn np with Jack
before bedtime I would attend to the run
away in the morning. . ,, ..
" Why don't you go after him. said the
little woman, following up her victory, as
her sex always will "Mr. Roberts may be
too bn-y to come round with the dog so
"Busy? Sj am— all right ; I'll go in an
h °" Taxe the boy with yon for a walk,"
continued my wife as if
ring an immense favor npon me, andas
it's Chrismas Eve, and Mr. Roberts spok
of his children, would yon m1 ^
this bundle of things that oar boy doesn t
Tt wÄfllting to find that she knew
I would vield and had the bundle ready.
Bnt I pride myself upon ® Qrre "J®" i ,f
gracefully, and so I thanked her hf®rtBj
for being so kind to a poor on who had
taken my ten dollars and sold o >a dog
that wouldn't stay sold. My Mtire
the mark. She believed I meant it-or
made me believe that she believed I "«"J
it-gave me a good-bye kiss and started
me off at once, with a big bandle in one
hand and my boy's brown mittens (which
had to ba polled on once every block) in
the other. I hate to carry a bundle in the
street, and my temper was not improved
when the boy insisted npon relieving me
of it and dropped it in the mad.
Roberts lived in two rooms on the fourth
story of a tenement bouse. Mrs. Roberts,
a tidy woman, with a face like a rus a et
apple, opened the door. She bad a child
in her arms. Another child came toddling
from an inner room and made frinds with
my boy. The apartment was as neat as a
new pin; bnt too cold for the season. In
front of the stove, as if he bad been bag
ging it to keep it warm, stood Jack. He
recognized ns with a sharp bark and a wag
of his tail, and then the hypocrite began
to lick my boy's face, as if be were glad to
see ns, and ran from one child to the other,
by way of introducing them.
"I was going to send my man back with
the dog as soon as be came in," said Mrs.
Roberts. I explained that my wife bad
sent her man after the dog, to save Mrs.
Roberts' man the trouble, and that my
wife's man bad also brought this little
handle—it seemed bigger in the streets—
and then there was a scene!
The handle was opened. Mrs. Roberts
cried. The children danced about. Jack
barked. Blessings alternated with tears
and screams of delight with shoots of won
der. Feeling bewildered and superfluous,
but wishing that my darling could see how
much happiness she had caused, i was
meditatiug whether I had not better wait
outside on the landing nntil the uproar
subsided, when Roberts came in with a
look on bis face that told of ill-lack nobly
"Mike, dear," said Mrs. Roberts, with
tears in her eyes and her voice, "see what
the good lady has sent ns," and she held
np some cast-off clothing and her children
showed their hands fall of old broken toys.
"God in heaven bless her," said Roberts,
taking off bis hat.
"Amen," said I, for reasons of my own.
I am not benevolent, the world having
hardened my heart against poor people
years ago, and my wife having exclusive
ebarge of the charitable department of oar
menage; but I am logical, jand it seemed to
me absurd that the Roberts family should
make such a fass over a few old clothes
and toys. Besides, the room was chilly,
aod my boy might ask for a drink of milk.
So I sent Roberts to the corner grocery for
some coal and something for sapper, and,
in half an hour, he and I were seated be
fore a stove with some warmth in it, and
had a brief talk, while Mrs. Roberts and
the children amused each other in the in
ner room, with the door open so that they,
too, mig A enjoy the grateful heat.
Roberts told a .simple, straightforward
story. He had owned a horse and a truck,
and had been doing well, but the coach
man ot a VVall street financier had killed
the horse by driving the carnage pole into
it. Tneu Roberts had hired a horse by the
month aud continued his truck, but his
profits were less, and in an evil day he
had been induced to bring a suit against
the Wall street financier lor damages. The
suit had .1 ragged on; Roberts had wasted
much time in attending court; the lawyer
nad required considerable money; business
bad fallen off; one of the children had been
ill—in short, the old story that misfortunes
never come siDgly.
"Wbat have you done with.your track?"
I asked.
"Bare we're livin' on it," said Roberts.
"I h re it out by the week to Dntch Jake,
and the rint keeps us alive."
"And yonr harness ?"
"Under the bed in t'other room. The
pawnshop wouldn't take it, bad luck to
My pipe was not yet smoked; my boy
was not ready to go home; I felt very com
fortable; it was Christmas Eve, and I
know that my wife would have staid under
the circumstances. So I tried to say in
my ruder way.
"Things are not so bad, Roberts. Yonr
child is well again; yon have yonr truck
and harness. All yon need is a horse.
Perhaps I can get one for yon. What does
a draught horse cost ?"
"A,horse can be at any price. Sure yon
know that."
"But I mean a good horse, that will do
yonr work."
"I know a good an I could get for two
hundred dollars; but where am I to get the
two hundred?"
"Two hundred dollars ! Are you think
ing of a trotter? Why I suppose that, for
twenty or twenty five dollars—"
"So yon coaid sir. Yon could get 'em
for five, maybe at the car stables."
"Ab, that's thore like it."
"Bat wbat good are they? They eat as
ranch or more than a good an; they can't
poll; it's wasting money to try to truck
with 'em. Sure, I kill» d'em off by the
drove bafore I found out what I am tellin'
you. If I'd got a good un at first I would
not be in this box now."
"The horse that was killed—what did
that cost yon ?"
"Three hundred, and he earned every
cint of it himself long before that spalpeen
drnv a pole into him, the worst day of my
Two hundred dollars! As I looked down
at the fire, thinking Roberts over, there
was Jack, sitting seriously beside me, as if
he were one ot the party. Perhaps it is
because I was born on Sunday that I can
understand the language of animals; but
certainly nobody could have misunder
stood what Jack said with his great dark
eyes, with his tail, that moved gently as
hecanght my thoughfnl glance with every
nerve aod mnscle and hair of his little
"Two hundred dollars! And what did
yonr truck cost?"
"Two hundred and fifty, second-hand,
an' the harness thrown in Bat I don't
want to sell it, sir. It's all we have left—
a sheet-anchor, like."
"I don't want yon to sell it." Jack
moved nearer to me, almost tonching me,
and evidently prompting what I should
say next. I considered ways and means
for a few minâtes. Then I asked:
"See here, Roberts, what would yon say
to a partnership? Yon put in your truck
and harness; yonr partner puts in two hun
dred dollars for the horse. Yon take a
dollar a day wages for driving, and deduct
expenses. Then yon and yôur partner di
vide the profits. How does it strike yon ?"
"Where'll I find a partner on thim
terms ?"
"Suppose I find yon one? How mach
will the expenses be? What does it cost
to keep a track horse ?"
"Twenty-five a month/'
"How mach is the license ?"
"1 have a license till New Years, and its
a dollar for the renewal."
"Wear and tear of wagon ?"
"Sure, a good track's all the better for
the wear and tear, and my missas gives me
all the axle grease I want."
"All right. Think it over and come to
see me to-morrow. If yon like the arrange
ment, I'll try to find you a partner. It
not, I'll stir up your lawyer, anyhow. Now,
I must go. Come along, Master Boots.
With more blessings and messages for
the missus we got away, and as I earned
my boy down the long stairs I heard the
pattering of feet behind us. It was
Jack, whom I had forgotten in the leave
taking—Jack, following ns of his own ac
cord, without any other cord to attach him
to us. I was so astonished that, in honor
of this transformation, I stopped at the cor
ner grocery, bought the plumpest Christ
mas turkey among the skinny poultry and
sent it to the Roberta family "with Jack s
We were welcomed home as if the boy
and I had been gone a year, and as if Jack
were the original prodigal dog. I told my
wife about the talk I had with Roberts,
and, as she left the room without making
any comments, I presumed that she had
pat on what she calls her "thinking cap."
Presently she returned, and placed on the
table the small diamond earrings I had
given her for her birthday present and oar
boy's money box. Jack came into the
room with her, jnmped into a chair, and
eyed the plunder as if estimating its
"What does this mean ?" I inquired.
"Do yon want me to take the diamonds
back to Wickham, empty the boy's box,
and pat the money into a partnership with
"Oar boy and I would like to help a lit
tle," said my wife.
"Well," I exclaimed, keeping my tem
per with that patience tor which I conld
give Job points. "Do you suppose that I
am going to give two hondred dollars for a
horse? Am I made of money? Do yon
want me to go into the track business? Do
yon think that the boy is cat oat for that
kind of life because he plays horse now?
Really, of all the women that ever
"Bnt yon promised Roberts a parter with
two hundred dollars."
"I beg your pardon; I promised to try
and find him one."
"He understood yon—and so did I."
"Yon have both misunderstood me. I
never had the idea of snch a ridiculous
" Then what do yon intend?"
"Basiness ! A thing women do not com
hecd. Take back yonr diminntive dia
monds and restore the boy the pennies of
which yon have attempted to rob him."
"Please tell me."
"Why? Yon always said yon had no
head lor tusiness. Cannot I have even
one secret to myself?"
"Well,then, I intend to lend Roberts the
money at six per cent, interest, and take a
bill of sale of his track and harness for
security. Then I intend to see his lawyer;
get the address of the man who killed his
horse; compromise the case for three hun
dred dollars, and pay myself ont ot the
money. And then I intend to give him
back his dog, take back my ten dollars,
and never have anything more to do with
him aga>n. See? Now, give me a kiss for
Christmas, and we'll fill the boy's stocking
and fix up the tree for the other two
" Roberts will be disappointed when he
finds there's no partner," said my wife, sit
ting down upon my knee, as if there were
no chairs in the room.
"Will he? Then let him take Jack into
partnership," said I; "for Jack has led me
into the whole affair."
Jack barked and frisked about, as if ac
knowledging the compliment or intending
to ran away again.
"Capital !" cried my wife clapping her
little hands. "Oh, will you let me manage
it? Will you let me talk to Mr. Roberts?
Jack shall be the partner! It's a real
Christm is fairy tale! Jack, you're a part
ner !" And the dainty fignre danced about
the room, Jack, on his hind legs, barking at
her until my head ached with the din.
Well, R oberts came on Cbristmas Day to
thank the missus, and I gave her a cheque
for him and a bill of sale to sign, both
dated the day before, so as to be legal. I
found that the Wall Street financier whose
coachman had impaled Rober.s' horse lie
longed to oar clab and was a good fellow,
who, when he heard the story, remarked
that, as it was Christmas time and the
market was booming, he would hand me
five hundred dollars to settle the case,
which made Roberts happy, his lawyer
happy, reimbursed me and delighted my
More than this, when I mentioned the
matter in the club billiard room—as Bur
ras, who was the financier, insisted upon
opening a bottle of wine to green seal the
settlement—Jennings and HuDgerford and
Hand and Shoaff and Parsons and lots of
other fellows in basiness which required
trucking handed me their cards, and, with
their nsnal generosity, told me to send
Roberts down to them and they wonld find
some work for the new horse. It is the
ambition of a trackman to be regalarly
employed by first class firms, instead of
standing on a street corner waiting to be
hired, and so Roberts had a good steady
income waiting for him before his horse
was brought home arid pnt into harness.
I took the news to my wife, and Roberts
was eent tor, and I pnt the business cards
on the table, one by one, as Somerville
plays his last triumphant tramps. I was
not scolded for being late at dinner, and
Roberts, gnlping down his emotions, calmly
ignored me and said to my wife :
"My missQS 'll know how to thank ye,
ma'am. I—I can't do it"
The next day there was a negative sen
sation. Jack had not run away, though all
the street doors bad been repeatedly left
open. I left one open myself when I saw
him in the hall. He has never run away
since, and see how he has been pampered
and spoiled 1
Another sensation was positive. A truck
drove np to the door and the whole house
hold turned out to look at it. The neigh
bors were all at their windows, evidently
expecting to see ns evicted for non pay
ment of rent. Imagine my indignation at
being called down iu»t as I was trying to
write ont the plot of a play that had no
plot! There was Roberts on his track,
with his two hundred dollar horse deco
rated with ten cents' worth of flags and
ribbons, and Jack barking like a volley of
musketry on the sidewalk, and the quiet
street as disturbed as if car-tracks were
being laid through it, and on the track the
sign at which yon laughed the other day:
You can see that sign on half a dozen
tracks now. Roberts has prospered, and is
a comparatively rich man ; but Le thinks
it lucky to be Jack's partner, and won't
give np the foolish firm. Many people,
who don't know the story, a.-k for "Mr.
Jack " and many more bless both partners;
for I mnet say that Roberts is as générons
as be is successful, and whatever he gives
is in the firm's name. So Jack has a share
in all sorts of charities, and I am inclined
to believe that he has contributed liberally
to the canse of downtrodden Ireland.
Lucky dog ? Well, he looks fat enough to
be comfortable, and eats his leg of the
Cbristmas turkey as if he owned it. Rob
erts often turns up here, "for advice," he
say a—ga if I conld give anybody advice
abont business! Every Cbristmas—bnt
that's his ring, and here he is, loaded down,
as nsnal, like one of his own tracks.
"How are yon, Roberts ? Allow me to
introduce one ot my friends. Unload your
self and pall np a chair. That's yonr glass
—the old stuff, I suppose, eh?"
"Thim's a few trifles that my missas has
sent to yonr, missas, and my childer to
yonr childer, with their best love they
said, and a new collar for Jack—it's a
gonld one it ought to be with this run of
lack—and here's to yon sir and yonr
"Thank yon, Jack's partner," Bays my
wife with her graceful bow and a smile as
sweet as herself. ^ t _
Died at Washington.
Washington, October 26.—Alexander
Somerville, chief of the money order divi
sion of the postoffice depart aient, died yes
Ouster County's Democratic Clerk Says
He Will Hold Back the Beturns
"Until it Suits His Convenience to For
ward them to Helena."
The Territorial Canvassing Board are
srill waiting f:r returns from five counties,
of which Caster is one, and there is no pos
sible excase for their not having received
them a week ago. It has been openly
charged that several Democratic connty
clerks have been urged by the Democratic
committee to "hold back" the official re
turns as long as postible, with the object of
delaying the official canvass of the State
vote and thus postponing Statehood nntil
after they conld get the election contest in
Silver Bow county through the Democratic
court. In the case of Caster connty the
Republicans have proof of these charges,
and now comes L. C. Dear, the Democratic
clerk of that county and convicts himself
and his party oat of his own month. The
dispatch in the Independent this morning,
stating that be was holding the retnrns nn
til they conld be signe < by the county can
vassers, looks very "thin" when compared
with the following interview which we
clip from the Yellowstone Journal of Miles
City, of the 25th inst:
It is true that L. C. Dear, the Democratic
county clerk of Caster county, still holds
the election retnrns from this county, not
withstanding the connty canvassing board
have long since certified to the same, and
tney were and are in perfect readiness to be
submitted to the State board of canvassers.
Mr. S. B. Collins, chairman of the Re
publican central committee of this county,
interviewed Mr. Dear yesterday in regard
to this matter, and the following interest
ing conversation (in snbstance) was had:
"Have the official retnrns been sent to
Helena yet?" asked Mr. Collins.
"No, they have not."
"Why not ?"
"Well, there is no harry about it."
"Yes there is, too; you retard the work
of the State board of canvassers by your
delay. It is a shame and a disgrace. What
do yon hope to gain by such action ?"
"Oh, well, I guess you know what we
are doing. It may aid ns in the legisla
"I don't believe it, and let me tell yon
one thing, you Democratic county clerks
who are delaying the returns won't gain
anything for yourselves by snch proce
dure." .
"Taat may he, but we help the legisla
"How loDg do you propose to hold back
the returns ?"
"Till it suits my convenience to forward
them. I have thirty days in which to
do so."
"Then the people have to wait your
pleasure ?"
"That's about the size of it."
This evidently being " abont the size of
it," continues the Journal, there was noth
ing for Mr. Collins to do out withdraw in
disgust. The holding of these retnrns by
Mr. Dear is a high-handed outrage on the
rights and privileges of the people whose
servant he is. An ontrage instigated by
the Democratic ring at the capital, who
have instructed all the Democratic connty
clerks in the Territory to adopt this plan
of delaying the action of the State Board
of Canvassers, and where so faithful and
willing a tool as Mr. Dear has not been
fonnd, they have induced the officer to fol
low the old form of sending up the retnrns
to the Territorial Auditor, by whom they
would be returned again to the sender to
be remailed to the Territorial Secretary.
This circamlocn tory program involves a
week or ten days, and is adopted in cases
where the clerk will not come ont flat
footed and defy the people as Mr. Dear
does. This is all done with the one object
in view of preventing the State Board from
cava8siDg the returns before the mandamus
case in Siver Bow county can be heard.
The Remedy the Dead Comedian Pre
scribed for a Patient.
[New York Star.]
Comedian Bishop's death called to mind
a story he once told abont his experience
as a physician. Shortly after he bad grad
uated from a San Francisco medical col
lege a medical friend of his was called to
Sacramento on important basiness, and be
fore leaving he requested Bishop to call
on one of his patients twice a week.
Bishop did as requested, and, while with
the snfferer, would sit for an hoar by his
bedside telling him fanny stories, of which
ho had a large fand. When the regular
physician returned he went to the hospital
to see bis patient. Upon asking the sick
man what Bishop had given him, the for
mer said :
4 Oh, he gave me a little of everything He
talked Dutch, Irish, French and every other
dialect, and made me laugh until the tears
rolled kown my cheeks "
"Bat what medicine did he give yon ?"
"Well, he said he forgot to bring the
medicine with him, bnt that he wonld
send it np."
"Did he?"
"Did he ? Well, I should smile," said
the patient, as he took a quart bottle of
whisky from ander his pillow.
In relating the story Bishop said : "The
worst feature about my firet case was that
the patient was jnst recovering from a
severe attack of delirinm tremens, bnt be
lieving in the Latin motto, 'Similia simili
bns enratnr,' I did the best I conld for a
Where Some Great Men Sleep.
"It is noteworthy," said Representative
George D. Wise, speaking of the recent
death of Jnlia Gardner Tyler, at Rich
mond, Va , "that the bones of two ex-presi
dents, John Tyler and James Monroe,
should rest within fifteen feet of each
other io Hollywood cemetery. Snch, how
ever, is the fact Monroe's tomb is qniie
ornate, and is on the brow of a hill over
looking the James River. Tyler's grave is
on the southern slope of the bill, and there
is neither stick nor stone to mark his last
resting place. Tyler, like his wife, died
after a brief illness, bnt at an advanced
Capt. Wise continued :
"Hollywood cemetery has within its
limits the remains of a large nnmber of
celebrities. The ashes of the eccentric and
celebrated John Randolph were removed a
few years ago from Roanoke and placed in
Hollywood. The inscription on his
tomb is:
"'Here lies John Randolph of Roa
noke.' "
"Chief Justice John Marshall was buried
in the Shockhoe Hill cemetery beside his
wife. Simple-mannered in life and unos
tentatious in his tastes, it is quite probable
that it was ander special instructions that
his burial placp is under a plain marble
slab, duly marked with his name and the
date of birth and death. There is no in
dication on the stone of the exalted posi
tion he held in the highest conrt in the
Utah Ore Producers to Hold a Meet
ing November |20th to Take
Action-----Mo ntana
Governor White is in receipt of the fol
lowing commnnicatioD, which explains
Salt Lake City, October 23.—Governor
B. F. White, Helena, M. T.: Sir—A con
vention of American ore producers, smelt
ers, refiners, dealers *nd transporte is and
those interested in the prosperity ot the
mining industry, will be held at the head
quarters of the Utah Ore Producers Asso
ciation ot Salt Lake City, Utah, on the
20th day of of November, at 10 o'clock a.
m.. for the following purposes:
First—To decide npon ways and means
to gain by united action the protection of
the great lead mining industry to which it
is by law emitLd, bnt which is withheld
from it by the recent ruling of the Treas
ury Department.
Second—To consult and determine what
united action t hall be taken by the lead
mining States and Territories with regard
to the national silver convention to be held
at St. Louis, Mo , on the 27th of November.
We are all aware that the ruling of the
Trea8nry Department, if persisted in, will
be fatal to onr industry, bnt we are also
confident that we can, by united and judi
cious action, obtain a just protection for
lead mining. To attain this end unity of
action is essential.
It is thought by some that the Silver
Convention of St. Louis offers a favorable
opportunity to present onr case in behalf
of lead and gain powerful influence for onr
canse. Others, on the contrary, feel that a
representation of the lead mining interests
at that convention wonld be ill-advised,
and possibly injurious to the lead industry.
Considering the diversity of opinion, it is
deemed best by all that those representing
that industry should meet prior to the
Silver Convention and arrive at unanimity
of opinion, that no false step may be taken,
and that the action of delegates from the
lead mining districts at that convention
may be upon well-defined lines and have
all the weight of united and organized
It is important that all delegates from
all commnnities interested in the prosper
ity of lead mining should be present at the
meeting herein called, either in person or
oy proxy. It is suggested that many dele
gates appointed to the Silver Convention
can conveniently attend this convention on
their way to St. Lonis, and where this can
not be done, meetings should be held, reso
lutions passsed expressing the wishes of
those interetted, and delegates eleced
with power to appoint proxies resident
here. A fall attendance is desirable, and
the convention will decide the nnraber of
votes to which each State and Territory is
entitled. The ruling of the Treasury De
partment, while nndeniably a disappoint
ment is not a decisive defeat. We are de
termined to continue the fight, and several
ways have been suggested and carefnliv
considered by which it can still be won.
Which one, or how many of these ways
-hall be pursued is a question to be dis
cussed and decided when onr convention
meets. It rests with us to redouble onr
Please commnnicate with ns at once
what action you will take in the matter.
Signed. The Utah Oke Pboduceb's Asso
Wm. F. James, President.
W. G. Van Hobne, Secretary.
An Empress Who Oooks.
The Empress of Austria is the best royal
housekeeper in Enrope. She is as thor
oughly acquainted with the details of the
imperial Austrian kitchen as her husband
is with the details of the imperial Austrian
government. She superintends the house
hold affairs of the big palace at the Aus
trian capital with the greatest care. She
receives personally, reads and acts upon
reports from cooks, bntlers, keepers of the
plate, and keepers of the linen. Cooking
devices which have become inconvenient
or antiquated are abolished only at her
command. New methods of preparing or
serving food are adopted only at her sug
gestion. Changes in the personnel of the
establishment are made for the most part
only in obedience to her orders. Conse
quently a person can eat, drink, sleep and
be served better in her house than in any
other in Europe.
The kitchen in which the food for the
bluest blood of Austria is cooked is a huee
room with all the arrangements at each end
for preparing fish, fowl and beast for the
table. Fifty chickens can be cooked at once
on one of the big whirling siits. Against
the side walls from floor to ceiling stand
scores upon scores of chafing dishes. In these
dishes, all of which are self-warming, the
meats are carried into the carving room,
whence they are returned to the kitchen
ready to be served. The boiling and bak
ing and fryine and carrying occupy a small
regiment of servants. Twenty-five male
cooks, in white clothe*, dress, spit, season
and stuff the meats. As many female
cooks prepare the vegetables, the paddings
and the salads. A dozen or more boys har
ry the birds, fish and joints from the
kitchen to the carving room, where long
lines of carvers slice and joint everything
laid before them.
Extinction of a Noble Beast,
Washington Post: Twenty years ago
there roamed over the plains and moan
tains of the far West nearly 8,000,000 buf
faloes. To-day there are les* than 500 of
the animals in existence. There are bnt
eighty-five head of wild buffaloes, 304
alive in captivity, and abont 200 ander the
protection of the government in Yellow
stone Park. There is also said to be abont
550 head in the British possessions, north
of Montana, but this is rumor.
Of the eighty-five head of wild buffaloes
which are known to exist, twenty-five are
in Texas, twenty in Colorado, twenty-six in
Wyoming, ten in Montana, and four in
Dakota. The statistics have been carefully
gathered by the officials of the Smithsonian
institution, and it is absolutely known that
the nnmber stated comprise all the wild
buffaloes of the world. The skeletons of
the nameroas herds a score of years ago
are bleaching on the Western plains, a
tribute to the prowess of the American
The Langhing Plant.
This carious plant grows in Arabia, and
has been given its name from the effacts
produced by eating its seeds.
The plant is of moderate size, with
bright yellow flowers, and soft, velvet seed
pods, each of which contains two or three
seeds resembling small black beans. The
natives of the district where the plant
grows dry these seeds and reduce them to
powder. A small dose of this powder has
similar effects to those arising from the in
halation of laughing gas. It causes the
most sober person to dance, shout and
langh, with the boisterous excitement of a
madman, and to rash abont cutting the
most ridiculous capers for abont an hoar.
At the expiration of this time exuadfcion
sets in, and the excited person falls asleep,
to wake after several boars with no recol
lection whatever of his antics.
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" How to redoee BiperSwwwo Flau IS poaado a bm.
•• How to develop too Baat ocieotiaeollj."
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"Theo* SpeeiOoo itoad atoa* la Ike fru ato mrntutm
udioal ocieBOO." jcuoMc Tim tt.
for Infants and Children.
' "Caitoria is so well adapted to children that
[ recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." H. A. A*chkr, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Castorin cures Colle Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promote, di
Without i
injurious medication.
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Clothing, Halters, Robes, Harness of all Styles and Prices, and Whips.
A full line of extras.
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member of the Associated Press.
This means that it ; news service
is unsurpassed. T wo of its staff
live in Washington the year
round, and are exclusively oc
cupied in its service. It has
special correspondents through
out the United States, and in
the leading capitals of Europe.
It has 331 people regularly on
its pay roll. It takes between
$5,500 and $6,000 per week to
pay them—nearly $300,000 a
year. Its expenditures aggre
gate very nearly $1,000,000 an- j
nually. All this means quality.
Hemtmler —Its circulation is 220,000 a day—over |
a million a week—and it costs by mail 25 cts.
a month, four months ti.oo, — one cent a day.
Ms Pills
•Simulates the torpid liver, strength*
•ns the d i gesti ve organs, regu l a tes tho
Bowels, and are nneqnaled as an
Ik malarial districts their virtues are
widely recognised, as they possess pee*
■liar properties in f reel ng the system
from that poison. Elegantly sngas
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S romptly answered, night and day. Téléphona
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special attention to disuses of the EYE.
THROAT and CHEST. Also, All
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48 A; 50 E. Lake Street, Chicago, Ills.
rices for
ry Goods, Clothing,Harness,
Saddles, Gnus, and all goods
for personal and family use.
We sell direct to consumers,
at lowest wholesale prices.
This valuable boolc will be
mailed free to any address.
lh its favor are 1
and women all over the country to
^ 7 agentî"Beiausé the arguments
lh its favor ore «0 numerous and,®°®vlncing the*
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returned at my expense if not satisfactory. A geots
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term* and Illustrated circularwiffioutliM argn.
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Notice t o Cr editors.
Estate of HENRY M. HILL, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned.
Executor of the «state of Henry M. Hill, de
ceased, to the creditors of, and all persons
having claims against the said deceased, to ex
hibit them with the necessary vouchers, within
four months after the first publication of this
notice, to the said Executor atgbe law office of
Leslie A Craven, in the city of Helena, the same
being the place for the transaction of the busi
ness of said estate, in the county of Lewis and
Dated October 19th, 1889.
Executor of the estate of Henry M. Hill, de*
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All Blood Diseases successfully treated. Syphilitic Poison
removed from the system without mercury. New Restorative
Treatment for Loss of VITAL POWER. Parties unable to visit
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tions conil5enlial. Medicines or instrument sent by mail or ex
press secure!} nacked, no marks to indicate contents or sender.
One personal'interview preferred. Call an 1 consult us or send
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DUUIL IU men* Nervous Diseases, Impotency, Syph
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751 Market street, San Francisco.
Admission 25 cents.
Go and learn how to avoid disease
Consultation and treatment person
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,or genital weakr.ec*, and all dis-'
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Private office 211 Geary .•(tree Ccu
sultation free.
Owing to the great sue- . *
cess of the new "Cala. w|*
Electric Suspensory Belt,"
have reduced the price from I*»
to # 4 . which makes it thecheap.
& f r/Yr est FIRST-CLASS BELT ill tho
> 1 ! A 7hj?U. S. ami superior to others which are
*P" at from $10 to $:!0. Free by mail
for #4 or Til REK belts for SI O. send for circular.
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arranted BEST TRUSS MADE, «
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with red ruling for a border. The forms have
be«*' carefully prepared by a lawyer, are In con
"jrmtty with the statutes of the Territory, and
are applicable to any county in Montana.
Per do«. Per 100
Notice of Appeal................... 50
Undertaking on Appeal............. so
Aff. ord. and notice for wit.......... 75
Und. on claim and delivery.........50
Writ of attachment.................. .50
Und. on attachment................... 50
Affidavit for attachment.............50
Aff. publication summnos..........75
Ord. publication summons..........50
Deposition................................... 75
Summons for juror.«................ .35
Warrant of arrest.................... « .50
Writ of attachment.................. ,35
Und. on attachment.................... 35
Affidavit for attachment............. 50
Summons................................. .35
Summons for juror..................... 35
Bond for deed.............................. ^5
Quit claim deed........................ ^75
Warranty deed........................... J 75
Bargain and sale deed................. 75
Mortgage ................................. .75
Assignment of mortgage............75
Mechanics leln............................ 75
Notice of location (quartz)...... . .50
Deed of mining claim............... .75
Application for patent................. 50
Water Right lx>catlon.................50
Lode Representation.............. .50
Placer Location...........................50
Sheriff sale..................................30 3 00
Bounty certificate (wild animals) .50 8 OO
Certificate of Incorporation...... « .75 4 00
Bond........................................... 50 3 00
Acknowledgement*..... ... ........ .35 2 00
Chattel mortgage........... 75 4 nn
Bill of sale.............. 75 4 qq
Power of attorney............... .50 300
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amounting to 15, and twenty-five percent on
orders amounting to 910 or over.
Postage prepaid on all orders. Special forms
of any blanks made to order at low prices.
Check* and money order« to be made payable
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