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üriN ''**-»**; Volume xxiii. /' Helena, Montana, Thursday, November 7, 1889. No. 49 #v R. E. FISK D. W. FISK A. J. FISK. Publishers and Proprietors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana -o-- Rates ot Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: One Year, (in nilvnuce).............................83 00 Fix Months, (In advance)............................... 1 75 Three Months, (in advance)........................... 1 00 When not paid for In advance the rate will be Four Dollars per yeari Postage, In all cases Prepaid. DATLY HERALD: City Subscribers, delivered by carrier 81.00 a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. 89 00 Six Months, by mail, (in advance)............... 5 00 Three Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 50 if not paie in advance, 812 per annum. 'Entered at the Postotlice at Helena as second class matter.] «CA11 communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. SWEET FKIENDSH1P. Who is it makes himself a bore, By asking questions o'er and o'er, Uutll you wish he was no more? A "friend." Who always tells and is elate, That you are both from the same State, Who hang to you like grin 1 old fate? A "friend," Who spoils your quiet Sunday rest, And tells stale jokes with fearful zest, And is ofl'ensive at his best? A "friend." W T ho borrows your last cent of cash, And-then goes off and cuts a dash. While you economize on hash? A "friend." Who is it takes the most delight. If e'er you feel misfortune's plight, Who is the first to give a slight? A "friend." Who into your affairs will pry, Presuming to ask how and why, And for whose presence you ne'er sigh? A "friend," Who wonders if you can afford, To dress so well and pay such board And if 'tis of your own accord? A "friend." Who snubs you if you wear old clothes. But when your new ones you expose, Who quickly his acquaintance shows? A "friend," Who is it dates to criticise, And tell you what he would advise, And whom you Heartily despise? A "friend." Who tells a secret just to you, Then goes and tells the neighbors, too Because 'tis scandal sweet and new ? A "friend," Who flatters you with well laid plan, And does you favor if he can. Who talks about it quicker than A "friend?" Who says the meanest things of yo3, And tells long tales that are not true, Who gives your faults the blackest hue ? A "friend?" Who is it that all this offends? The one for whom this prayer ascends, O, Lord, deliver me from friends Like these. But none of this is meant for you, Unless your foot will fit the shoe , If so, you must admit 'tis true Of "friends." A POET TO HIS PEN. Good bye, old friend, we've been together Thro' sun and storm this many a year, And which is dearer—tell me whether The smile you gave me or the tear. We smiled sometimes, the world unknowing How much it missed in many a jest, Twixt you and me, the laughter showing Made life take on an added zest. And if sometimes our tears were blended O'er justice wronged or love laid low, We knew bifore the story ended The sc. rowing heart with hope would glow. We pictured life in varying LshionE We painted beauty's roseate cheek, We captured ever master passion, And tried to make the captive speak. c~-» We loved with love in fond pursuing,' We trilled beneath the lover's kiss, And tills, perchance, was our unduing, Fo loth were we a joy to miss. The field of fact was sharpened stubble, To cut and bruise our unused feet; We liked to shun the paths of trouble; And feel the pulse of pleasure beat. But ah ! with faith the tireless master, We drank full oft the draught of pain, And oft o'erwhelmcd in fresh disaster. We sighed for peace, but sighed in vain. We felt our souls grow sore and languish, Beneath the blast of sorrow s breath, And prostrate lay in utter anguish. Before the feet of frowning death. Aad thus the scenes were ever shifting, We lived them all, old friend and true, But felt the shadows round us lifting When you and I could dream and do. We looked upon the height believing We might obtain its vernal crown, But you and I, oldif/iend, are grieving, Compelled to lay that sweet hope down. A halt is called, there's no unheeding, The hand that clasps you nerveless When shall we meet? All, cease your pleading, That time, alas, God only knows. TOMUY'S MISHAP. Tomme felt so proud and happy, When he staried for his ride, Mounted on his little donkey With his dogg e at liis side, And the whip that grandpa gave him With a whistle at the end, And a penny in his pocket. At the village shop to spend. Sow look at him ! clinging tightly, To his donkey iu such fright; As for me I can't help thinking, That it only serves him *te ht : Why did he keep whipping Rjbbie, Just because his whip was new . Till at last poor Robbie s patience Failed him, and he angry grew. And he started at a K*lj°P To the nearest water s brink. Tommy thought at first he only Wanted just to get a drink. But he sees now that he s angry, Fo he tries to throw him in; Tommy's trying to Pavent '"S' And 1 wonder which will win. SIGNS OF A BOY. K gun in the parlor, a kite in the ball* j,„u In the kitchen a bo k and atet andabalh On the sideboard a ship, on the bo ,j t q g . And a hat for which ownership none would dis And out on the porch gallantly prancing no OTSk^lSSrjSSi «ut there on the » B "2Ä& SÄ rSlT" *" hnipted as sl> aim as s* 11 "- . v,nnse Make it easy to see t here ■ a boy in th e hous TI1E NATIONAL EMBLEM. France lias her lily. And England her rose, And everybody knows Where the shamrock grows, Scotland has her thistle, Flowering on the hill. But the American emblem Is the one dollar bill. /=•/*£$£ /V- * CARLOS !.. The New Sovereign of Portugal. Carlos I. was born September 28, 1863» the son of Lnis I. and Queen Pia, young est daughter of KiDg Vittorio Emannele, of Italy. Accordingly, the present King of Italy is his uncle. Moreover, by the marriage of his royal grandmother, Queen Maria II., to Prince Ferdinand, of Saxe Cobnrg, he is a member of the family of German sovereigns. He is unlike his father, physically, beiDg light in com plexion. whereas Lnis I. had a swarthy skin. The late King had quiet, scholarly tastes; Carlos is ambitious and is anxions to become prominent in European politics. He is said to resemble his mother more than his father. On May 22, 1887, he was married to Marie Amalie, daughter of Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, Comte de Paris. Vi k RICHARD H. STORKS, Head of the American Board of For eign Missions. The learned divine of whom we print a fine likeness, the Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D. D., L. L. D., of Brooklyn, New York, is president of the body known in short as the American Board, recently in session in New York city. He is eminent as a theo logian and pulpit orator, and for the ability and dignity with which he has acquitted himself on public occasions of national in terest. Dr. Storrs was born in Braintree, Mass., August 21, 1821. In 1839 he gradu ated at Amherst College, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1845. He was called to the pastorate of the Harvard church, Brookline, the same year, and in 1846 assumed the pastorate of the Church of the Pilgiims, Brooklyn, which he still fills. His church is a fine specimen of church architecture, and is often referred to as a model of artistic elegance and taste. Dr. Storrs' published works include " The Constitntion of the Human Soul," " Report on the English Revised Version of the Ed ble," and a great number of occasional eft mons, orations and addresses. a* & m W. D. O'BRIEN. Captain ot the Victorious Bride grooms. We give a portrait of W. D. O'Brien, cap tain of the Brooklyn team, which has won the championship honors of the American Association. This eminent player, who is best known as 'Darby," is a western man. He was born in Peoria, 111., September 1, 1863. His boyhood was promising of supremacy in base ball, and he was quite young when he began bis professional career as a member of the Peoria Reds, with whom he played in 1882. He rested the next seasoD, bat was the successful cap tain of the Keokuk, la., club, in 1884. The ensniDg two years he played ball for the Denver, Col., clnb, and was captain both seasons. In 1887 he was engaged for the Metropolitans of New York. Before long he was one of the star players of the American Association. When Brooklyn bought the Metropolitans, O'Brien was transferred to the purchasers. His clever est work is in the left field, but he is also a fine batter and base rnnner. THE COLORED ORATOR. Some of the Particulars of Clement Morgan's Life at Harvard. Clement Garnett Morgan, the colored student who is to he class-day orator at Harvard, is a credit to Harvard in every sense of the word, says a New York World dispatch from Boston. No young mar? at Harvard has manners more polished; none maintains a better personal appearance ft w, if any, use finer English, and when it comes to intelligence the colored ex-barber, ex-waiter, son of an emancipated slave, is voted one of Harvard's best scholars. That Morgan's name does not appear among the winners of scholarships is explained by the fact that for a considerable part of his col lege course he varied his hours of study with hours of honest toil to gain money for his support. The campas is ringing with praises of the courageous action of the young men of the senior class, and, save tor a narrow-minded lew, the gradu ates uesr Boston applaud the action vigor ously. Ever since Morgan entered Harvard in the lall of 1886, he has lived with colored friends in Catnb; ldgeport. Latterly he has lived at 139 Columbia street in aneatframe house occupied by his colored friends, the Banks family. The house is situated iu what is called an unfashionable neighbor - hcod at a distance ot about a mile and a half Irom Harvard. Here is his study in a comfortable room in the upper story, with a well-tilled bookcase in the corner. The Banks family is one of the best known to the colored popnlation of Cambridgeport, and through them young Morgan made the acquaintance of snch prominent colored men as Judge liufiiD, the Baileys and the Baldwins. AMONG HIS OWN RACE Morgan has spent most of his leisure time, and his relations with the students have, except in rare icstances, not been of the in timate character of student life. This is not due to bdv hostility amoDg the students toward a colored man, but because he has had little time for makiDg friendship, so bosily engaged has he been engaged in earning money to carry him through. One of the seniors to day said that Morgan frequently came to his room and was always welcome there, for he was a perfect gentleman, and always conducted himself with propriety. The same man said that he thought Morgan held himself aloof from the class because so large a percentage of the members are southerners, and he preferred not to lay himself or them or their friends open to embarrassing compfications. Generally speaking, while Morgan's social status can not lie defined, because never sought to es tablish it, he is popular, and did he so choose he could make strong friendships. He is not a member of either of the college societies ner did he ever appear publicly in the class meetings. By disposition he is retiring. IN THE BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL, which he entered in 1884, to prepare him self for college, Morgan was one of .the most popnlar men in his class. The Latin school is a public school and there young Morgan miDgled among his fellow students far more than at Harvard. The boys all thought he was a good fellow and elected him adjutant of the battalion in the school regiment, an honor which came to the youDg colored man unsolicited. He made as fine a soldier as he did a scholar there, and : n the annual parade of the regiment through the city and review on the com mon before the Mayor and Governor, Adju tant Morgan was the observed of all ob servers. He took the regular course in the Latin school, and was graduated sixth in the class. His oratorical ability won for him the first prize at the school graduation exercises. During his connection with the Latin school Morgan supported himeelf by working alter school hours iu a barber shop. For three summer seasons he was a bell boy at the United States Hotel, Saratoga. The first money he made alter entering Harvard College was earned in a barber shop in East Cam bridge, not a mile from the seat of learn ing, and near enough to gain the patronage of his own classmates. Morgan won the friendship in Cambridge of the wealthy Misses Smith, charitably disposed ladies, who aided him in finding a place to live and study, and who, it is said, have aided him in a financial way. His mode of liv ing has been inexpensive. He has none of the vices so common to college students. IN SPITE OF HIS NARROW MEANS he drersed in good taste. When seen by the World correspondent he wore a well fitting sack suit of mixed gray goods. He is of medinm height, weighs about 155 pounds, has a smooth face, except for a luxuriant mustache and his skin is very black. His face shows mnch intelligence, and he talks in a smooth, fluent, yet for cible style, pronouncing his words with cleor articulation and punctuating his sen tences with graceful gesture. Standing erect he makes a striking fignre, his elocu tionary training having taught him how to hold himself when on his feet. His oratory is finished to a degree seldom fonnd in one so young. As a public reader he has made a great success. The last summer, in company with a classmate, W. E. B. Dubois (also colored), he made a tour of the New England seaside and mountain resorts, giving readings selected from the standard works. He carried with him let ters of introduction from President Elliot and several of the Harvard professors. It is understood he deposited in the bank^a snag snm of money, the result of his Bum mer work. Honor to Women. The sacred books of India contain the following praisewdrthy maxims: He who despises women despises his own mother. Who is cursed by women is enrsed by God. The tears of women call down the fire of heaven on those who make them flow. Evil to him who langhs at woman's sufferings. God shall langh at his prayers. It was at the prayer of a woman that the Creator pardoned man. Cursed be he who forgets it. There is no crime more odions than to persecute a woman. When women are honored the divinities are content ; but when they are not hon ored all undertakings fail. The households cursed by women to whom they have not rendered the homage due to them, find themselves weighed down with ruin and destroyed as if they had been strnck by some secret power. It it is time to appreciate all things at their trne value. V# WÊ f U ? J w JOHN Y. L. FINDLAY, Chosen as an International Umpire. The Venezuelian Claims Commission have gotten everything in working order by the selection of John V. L. Findlay, of Baltimore, Maryland, as the arbitrator or umpire selected by the two Commissioners, on the part of the United States and Venezuela respectively, as the third mem ber ot the Commission, one whose decisions or opinions will be final in case of a dis agreement between the Venezuelian Com missioner and the Commissioner on the part of the United States. John V. L Findlay was born December 21, 1839 He received his education at Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Findlay is a lawyer by profession and in extensive practice. He has been a State and City Director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company; was a member ef the State Legislature of Maryland; Collector of In ternal Revenue for one of the Baltimore districts, and City Solicitor for Baltimore. This useful man was elected to the Forty eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth as a Democrat. Criticising Lincoln. President Lincoln was invariably cool and self contained in face of criticism, and the following incident is a notable illustra tion of this characteristic : A committee of Western clergymen v'sited him one day, and the spokesman delivered an impressive speech, filled from beginning to end with fault-finding. The shortcomings of the ad ministration were made the subject of many keen and vigorous thrusts, and at the conclusion of the lecture the other members of the committee showed their approval by hearty applause. Mr. Lincoln's reply was a notable one. With nnnsual animation he said : "Gentle men, suppose all the property yon possess were in gold, and you had placed it in the hands of Blondin to carry across the Niagara river on a rope, bearing your all Would you shake the cable and keep shouting to him : 'Blondin, stand up a lit tle straighterl^ Blondin, stoop a little more ! Go a little faster ! Lean more to the sooth ! Now lean a little more to the north !' Would that be your behavior in each an emergency ? No; yon would hold you breath, every one of you, as well as your tongues. You would keep your hands off until he was safe on the other side. This government, gentlemen, is car rying an immense weight. Untold treas ures are in its hands. The persons man aging the Ship of State in this storm are doing the best they can. Don't worry them with needless warnings and com plaints. Keep silence, be patient, and we will get yon safe across. Good-day, gentle men, I have other duties pressing upon me that must be attended to." An Invaluable Core (or Ivy Poisoning When the patient first feels the smarting, burning sensation that invariably precedes the swelling, he should bathe the affected parts freely about four times a day with a weak solution of sugar of lead. If this is not obtainable the next best thiDg is to use a strong solation of Common saleratas. A light dose of Rochelle salts should be taken before breakfast three mornings in seces sion, and the bathing treatment kept up nntill all signs of the poisoning disappear, which usually occurs in about four days. a/, a MARIE AMALIE. Who is l^OtV Queen of Portugal. King Carlos was the Duke of Braganza, when on May 22,1887, he was married, at Lisbon, to Marie Amalie, daughter of Phil lippe Due d'Orleans, Comte de Paris. Pre vious to her marriage Amalie's life was qniet and uneventful. She was then about twenty years of age. The public had known nothing of her when Bhe was an nounced to be the bride prospective of the heir to the throne of Portugal. Her bean ty is extraordinary; she is tall, slender and graceful, with delicate features and lovely brown eyes. After the downfall of the French empire, before her removal to Lis bon, her home was chiefly in France, from which her family was banished during the reign of Napoleon III. Previously she had lived in England, where both she and her royal spouse are known and highly es teemed It is interesting to recall the fact that her lather is recognized by both the Bourbon and Orleani t parties as heir to the throne of France. STUCK TO HER PRINCIPLES. How a Garrulous Old Lady Amased Her Fellow Passengers. She was an old woman and she was en joying the beet times she had ever seen. She wasn't a bit proud either. It was the first time in her life that she had ever been in a drawing-room car, and she didn't care I who knew it. She talked loudly and in cessantly. Everybody in the car soon learned her story. Her son had gone out West and made seme money, and was now taking her to a snug little home that he had bnilt up in Wyoming. He was a stalwart, handsome fellow, and his mother's garrnlousness made him feel rather nncom fort able. He snggested once in on undertone that she should be more discreet, and not talk so mnehabont family m tters. "Great snakes !" ejecnlated the old lady, taking a header into another seething maelstrom of talk, "we ain't done nothin' to be ashamed of. Why shouldn't I talk abont family matters? When I married yonr poor father, that's been dead and buried these twenty years, poor dear— which I'll never forgive Jane Hackett for sayin' as how he wer' talked to death; no, not if Gabriel wer' to blow his trumpet this very minute aD' snmman me to judg ment. The audacious critter knowed very well it wer' spite agin' me that made her say it, 'eus she tried to catch your father an' couldn't, though the way she set her cap to do it wer' simply scandalous for to behold in a Christian country. "Well, as I wer' a sayin', before that Jane Hackett came into my head, when I married your poor father, I said, says I, "We're agoin' to live together so as we won't ca.e who knows averythiDg abont ns.' An' I've lived that way ever since an' I ain't never regretted it one blessed minute. Now, there's yonr uncle Timo thy—" But here the train shot into the month of a long tunnel, and the rumbling pre vented the people in the car from hearing what were ancle Timothy's peculiarities. As the car ran into the opening the old woman was saying, "I believe in stickin'to my principles an' not being ashamed of 'em no matter where I am." Here she dropped the thread of her eon ersation for a minnt to get a drink from the ice cooler. She "drained one tumbler full and a portion of the contents of an other Then she raised the lid of the cooler preparatory to returning to it what remained in her glass. Her son frowned expostnlations and shook his head vigor ously. It served to call tha attention of everybody to what was going on. "Now, look here, James," said the old woman, "ain't I just told you this very minute that I believes in stickin' to prin ciples an' not bein' ashamed on 'em. One of my principles is'waste not, want not ' That's what kept me out of the poorlionse a good many years. I ain't goin' bai k on it now. This water is goin' back into the cooler." Back it went with a loud splash. Some people tittered, others looked shocked. With sublime indifference to the thoughts of those aronnd her, the old woman resumed her seat. When the train had run along for two hours the old woman temporarily side tracked the conversational topic that she had on hand to make this observation to her son : "Don't people never get thirsty in first class carriages? It's a mighty warm day, but I ain't seen no one take a drink ont ot that cooler since I took a drink to hours agon." James replied, somewhat irrelevantly, that he guessed he would go into the next car and smoke a cigar. It took him an hoar and a half to smoke it. Lincoln's fiootjack. [From the Chicago Times.] Among the hundreds of historical relics in the Libby Prison War Museum there are few more interesting than Abraham Lincoln's bootjack. It is interesting because of the inscrutable mystery surrounding it. The mnseum, it is true, is filled with old bricks with jack knife autographs on them, and also teeth marks, where the prisoners attempted to gnaw their way out. There are also many old ballets and handcuffs and things, and pieces of flooring with checker boards carved on them, but they fail to furnish the food for speculation that is afforded by the bootjack. It is a common, hard-wood, hand-made bootjack, with a cross-cleat nailed on the under side at the foot of the jaws, jnst like any other bootjack. It has a small tuft of short, brindled hair sticking to one of the jaw points. "When a boy Mr. Lincoln made the bootjack and always used it to pull off his boots. It is now stained with age and the nail heads are rusting in the wood. For nearly twenty-five years it has been rever ently kept in a glass case where it was never once profaned by the touch of vandal hands. It is still in the case, aDd has never been used for any purpose whatever since the days of Lincoln. Therefore it would interest the world at large to know jnst when and where it was that Mr. Lincoln threw his bootjack at the brindle cat. New York Doctor's Baggies. New York Sun : The doctors of New York have adopted a special vehicle. They now drive in carriages that are similar enough to have been manufactured from one pattern It is a buggy, with a top or hood, which is a complete protection from the weather. It differs from a light trot ting buggy, as the box is big, roomy, and comfortable, and the hood is arranged in several joints, so that a portion of it may be pushed back at a time. The wheels are almost heavy enengh for a light T cart. The doctors drive two horses, nsnally hand somely matched, well bnilt and stylish an imals, with docked tails. The coachman is usually in snug livery, with corduroys aDd varnished boots. As the horses are har nessed well to the head of a long pole, and the harness usually silver-mounted, the whole outfit is decidedly handsome and impressive. There are at least ten or twelve of them in town. They have en tirely superseded the brongham among the doctors, because, in the first place, the baggy can be driven much faster than a heavy brongham. and, in the second place, there is no slamming of doors and drafts from the windows if they are open. The doctor gets the benefit of the fresh air. going from one place to another, and, as the distances in New York are very great in the practice of the more celebrated physicists, speed is of importance. The physicians seem to have struck the right thing in vehicles, and undoubtedly the doctor's bnggy has come to stay. ü GREEN B. RAUM. The New Commissioner of Pensions. General Raum was born in Golconda, Pope county, Illinois, December 3. 1827. He received a common echool education, studied law and in 1853 was admitted to the bar. In 1856 he removed with his family to Kansas. He returned the follow ing year to Illinois and settled in Harris burg. At the beginning of the war he en tered the army as major of an Illinois regi ment and was made lienteDaDt-colonel, then colonel, and then brevet brigadier general. He was made brigadier general of volunteers February 15, 186 », which commission he resigned May 5. Raum served under General Rosecrans in the Mississippi campaign of 1862. At the bat tle of Corinth he ordered and led the charge that broke the Confedeiate left and cap tured a battery. He was with General Grant at Vicksburg, and was wounded at the battle of Missionary Ridge in Novem ber, 1863. During the Atlanta campaign he held the lne of communication from Dalton to Acworth, and from Kingston to Rome, Georgia. In 1886 he obtained a charter for the Cairo and VinceDnes Rail road Company, aided in its construction and became its first president. He was elected to Congress and served from March 4, 1867, to March 3,1869. In 1876 he was president of the Illinois Republican con vention, and in the same year he was a delegate to the national convention of that party in Cincinnati. He was appointed Commissioner of Internal revenue August 2, 1876, and retained the office until May 31, 1883. DnriDg this period he collected $850,000,000 and disbursed thirty million dollars without loss. He wrote reports of his bureau for seven successive years. General Raum is author of "The Existing Conflict Between Republican Government and Southern Oligarchy." He has prac tised law in Washington, D C. . r-X is: MW* CHARLES BRADLAUGH. The English Political Reformer. and Social Charles Bradlangh, who has just re covered from a serions illness, is a member of the English House of Commons from Northampton. "Iconoclast," as he is gen erally called, is a notable man, and his ad mirers are probably as numerous on this side of the Atlantic as on the other. He was here on a lecturing tour in 1873, when he made a decided impression wherever his eloquent voice was heard. Mr. Bradlangh is a native of Hoxton, London, and is 56 years of age. His parents were poor, and he had no schooling after his eleventh year. In 1847 and the next year he harangued crowds on the streets, t he political straggles of the period the subject of his speeches. Abont the same time he left home, where his skepti cal views were at wide variance with the old-fashioned churchliness of his father. The sunshine in his career began with his assumption of a clerkship at a lawyer's office in London, giving him leisure for literary work. He assumed the name "Iconoclast," nnder which he has contrib uted to various periodicals owned or partly owned by himself. His views are those of a republican in politics, an atheist in re ligion, and a Malthnsian in social economy. In 1880 Bradlangh was elected to Parlia ment from Northampton, when he refused to take the oath of allegiance. The Com mons would not let him affirm, inasmuch as no provision is made in the Parliamen tary Oaths Act for affirmation by others than Quakers and ilie like. Upon re election Mr. Bradlaugh changed his ground aDd offered to take the oath, but the House refused to recede it Insisting upon enter ing the House and administering the oath to himself, he was removed by the police. Afterwards, on several occasions, a similar farce was gone through. Not until the opening of the new Parliament in 1885 was the controvery settled, by Bradlaugh quiet ly taking the oath with his fellow mem bers. He has been an active and useful Commoner._ Cotton Duck Flour Barrels. A revolution in flour-barrel making is promised by a patent granted in Atlanta, Ga., for the making of barrels out of cotton dock instead of wood. The new material is impervious to water and resists fire for a long time. It weighs to the barrel abont fifteen pounds less than wood, and can be manufactured 10 per cent, cheaper. The cotton dnek barrel can be rolled op into small space and returned to the mills for freqnent use. The barrels can thus be re turned as solid goods, and thus save space. /\ A WOMAN'S TRIUMPH. Miss Garrett's Successful Management of a Big Estate. [Philadelphia Enquirer,1 Robert Garrett's recovery of mental and physical health is the first gleam of sun shine that has come to the Garrett family ior more than five years. No household with millions in its posstssion has ever been so afflicted as the Garretts. Within halt a decade Mrs. John W. Garrett has been thrown from her carriage and died of her injuries; her husband soon afterward succumbed to a malady that was aggra vated by the death of his wife ; then their eldest son, Robert Garrett, lost his mind, and while his physicians were tak ing him on a tour of the world, in the hope that this would restore his mental powers his brother, Harrison Gar rett, was drowned by the collision of his yacht with a steamer in Chesapeake Bay. But the friends of Robert Garrett have never teased to predict that he would one day be himself again and re-enter the lail road and finance field with vigor and wis dom. The prophecy may soon be realized. The increase of the Garrett capital daring the illness of Robert Garrett is an accepted tact in financial circles, notwithstanding that the family holdings of Baltimore & Ohio railroad stock have drawn no divi dends for three years. This increase is dne altogether to the sound business sense of Miss Mary Garrett, the only daughter of John W. Ganett and sister of Robert. "Il seems incredible, bat it is the truth," said a Baltimore lawyer to a Philadelphia friend recently, "that this young lady has virtually hnndled the Garrett railroad and banking interests ever since one of her brotheis was attacked with disease and the other lost his life. She is not yet thirty years of age rnd is a handsome woman of the bloude type. She obtained her busi ness training from her father, to whom she was a constant companion in his later years, and see turned it to good account when the Garrett family was actually deprived of a male head. No woman has ever had such a responsibility of this kind placed upon her as that which Miss Garrett voluntarily shoul dered, and if the whole story of her work could be told it would be a narrative of the most extraordinary business qualifica tions that any woman has ever shown. The millions ot the family have been add ed to daring her stewardship. Bhe pos sesses some three millions in her own name and she has made Robert Garrett a wealthier man than when he inherited his father's seat as president ef the Baltimore & Ohio roilroad." A REMARKABLE CAVE. The Most Wonderful Yet Found in Europe is in Austria. [Chicago Herald.] A Vienna letter describes a wonderful cave which has been discovered and opened to the public at Dot quite twenty minutes' /distance from the famous cavern of stalac tites at Adeh'herg, in Carniola. This province of Austria is very rich in grottoes and caves, bnt the one just discovered seams to be superior to all the others, and is likely to be more renowned than the Adelsberg caves, the largest and most mag nificent hitherto known in Europe. The grotto is, in the first place, better connected than the old one. Cave follows cave, with out passages or corridors in which the visitors can see nothing; and a walk through it occupies rather more than two boars. A series of lofty domes are passed through until a space, known as the ball room, is reached. Here the roof seems to be adorned with hundreds of flags. The walls are formed of myriads of diamonds, and if the "ball room" is lighted, a variety of colors, from alabaster white to deep red, seem to shine from the dags, or streamers, or cur tains. The most remarkable cave is the last one. Its roof is vaulted; its furthest wall is formed by a snow white rock of limestone, which divides the grotto from the mountain river, which rashes be hind it, and the two side walls are covered with indentations, mostly formed of single drops. The visitor may imagine himself to be in a toy shop, so various are the little figures which protrude from these wa.ls, bat his attention is drawn to a number of enor mous trees in the center of the cave, some risiug to a height of forty or fifty feet,each with numerous branches strewn with drops instead of leaves in wonderful regularity of form. Are There Thunderbolts? [William Ahrens in Indianapolis News.] In the News of last Saturday, nndei the caption "Some Popular Fallacies," there is mentioned as such " that thunderbolts are tangible realities that can be handled and preserved as cariosities." As in fact I have handled snch a cari osity, I will give you herewith the facts, which yon may publish for the benefit of some doubters, if you see tit. It was found on a farm near Charleston, Ind., under the following circumstances: The farmer and his sou were working in a field when a thunde r storm came up. As they stood ander shelter in the adjoining woods they saw the lightning strike a tree that stood singly in the field, upon which the son said: "Now we will find out whether there are thunderbolts, indeed." As soon as the rain ceased they went to the tree, found on its trunk the mark of the stroke from the top down to a big root which had a fresh split, in which the bolt stack tight, and was then worked ont. The farmer was a member of the Charles ton German Methodist Mission, and he gave it to the missionary, in whose posses sion I saw and handled it about the year 1847. It had been found not long before. It was much like the size and shape of a man's thumb, of a slate color and very hard, bat soft to the touch on account of its smooth and polished surface. No doubt lightning is but rarely charged with a bolt, bnt the fact that it sometimes is, gives reason to believe that it happens offener than is found ont. In Germany I often heard talk abont thunder bolts being kept as family relics under the superstition that lightning wonld never strike a house where it was kept. Before the Modern William's Bar. New York Sun : First Bibnlous Citizen— As the divine William says, "A man may smile and be a villain still." Second B. C.—William wouldn't have said that if he were with ns to day. First B. C.—What wonld he have said? Second B. C.—A man may smile and smile and he a whisky still. First B. C.—Set 'em up again.