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VOL VII. BENTON, MONTANA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1882, NO. 35.
pejcial Dispatchen to the Record.
Sentenced by Judge Cox.
W.Ysmsi; Trox, February 2.--Judge Cox
Ia: entenced Guiteau to be hanged June
Fire at Huston.
;.ti VES'rox, January 31.-All the wires
ij:,lig out of the city are prostrated at
iln' t,sn by the fire in the building occupi
, , by t he post o1llce, Fox's book store and
\v<.trn Union Company. No further
rar ,ars obtainable.
Exports of Gold.
N.:w \YORK, January 31.-The Evenin7
p,,.,r says the amount of gold which will
b, expolrte(l from this country as the re
;iIt of the financial troubles in foreign
irki(ts is variously estimated at from live
,to went'y million dollars. There is no pro
tit in the exporting market, which is equi
valent to saying that gold is the cheapest
commodity we can ship.
A Legal Thief.
JACKSON, Mich., Jan., 31.-The $12,
v00 worth of silk stolen from Camp Mer
rill and the camp at Jackson last Wednes
day night have been found lodged in the
otice of J. M. Welch, a lawyer, situated a
lfw feet from where they were stolen. A
fellow named Thomas, who had an office
with Welch, so0d three pieces of silk last
Satnrdav at Albion, which were identified.
This set the officers to work and they
'capltured the goods. Thomas has fled.
Welcht is in jail.
LoNDON, January 31.-The Times pub
lithes the letter of Gladstone replying to
the corresplondent who urged the release
of imprisoned suspects. The Prime Minis
ter says the first duty of the Government
is to law and order. It can not consistent
ly release these individuals until they
lose their power or renounce their inten
tion of pursuing their course of disturb
I):uBLiN, January 31.-In the land court
here a colnditional order was granted in be
talf of the landlady named Stackpool for
an attachment against E. Dwyer Grey for
,ionitempt of court in commenting in the
F/rr,1nns' Journat l on cases pending for
decision in the Limerick land court.
Ci':.AGO, January 31.-A special from
S' Petersburg says while a fleet of fishing
vessels were engoged at the mouth of the
Volga, near Astrakan, a hurricane, which
c:utn up very su(ldenly, broke the ice and
idestroyed all the boats. Six hundred fish
ermian perished. The storm to-day did
mnct damage at Moscow, besider, unroof
ing the new exhibition building.
\A.SHINGTOE, January 31.--WVindom,
front the comlnittee on foreign relations,
rp'lorted a resolution requesting the Presi
dent to tl'ransmit all correspondence be
\\ween the [unitced States and the diplo
Inatit agents accredited to the republics of
Mexico anud Guatemala since January 1,
1881, Il any113 other information in his pos
session in reference to the foreign rela
tions of the United States with each and
both of said countries and their relations
with each other. The resolution was
WVASulNGTON, January 31.-The sub
commiittee. of the House committee on
vWays and Means reported to the full com
mittee the bill known as the Kasson bill,
which l)rovides for a commission of nine
,ivili:ans, to be known as tariff commission
and recommended to be favorably reported
I( hie House as soon as practicable.
\W ASIIN(TroN, Jan,, 31.-Vest's amend
tent to Sherman's refunding bill was re
jected, 32 to 28. Plumb voted for it, all the
Ith(er Reprtublicans aud four Democrats
voted against it. This will probably kill
\V ASIII(NTox, Jan., 31.-Senator Miller
presented a bill to-day to prevent the un
lawful occupation of public lands.
WXAsuIv.TOx, Jan., 31.-The Secretary
of the Navy ieceived thie following this
S., PETERSBURG, Jan., 31, 1882.
7o Huntl, IWashington: Danerhower with
nine men awaits orders at Irkutzk.
In reply Secretary Hunt telegraphed for
Il)anerhower and party to return to the
United( Statess s soon as piacticab!e and
for Melville and party to continue the
search after DeLong and his party as long
as there are the slightest hopes of success.
TII E GREAT NEW YORKII FIRE.
Many Lives Lost--Much Suffering.
NE:w YoRK, Febraury 1.-Among the
('cc'ulpants of the burned building were the
SciUftific American, the Scottish American
.I(Jarnal, the Turf, Field and Farm,Thomp
&sn' Bank Note and Commercial Reporter,
the advertising agents: S. M Pettingill &
Co., J. F. Phillips & Co., Chas. Meyer &
Co., J. Walter Thompson, Levi A. Des
brow and Leander II. Coult.
The top floors of the burned buildings
Were occupied by various manufacturers
and by weekly newspapers which employ
ed women as compositors. A woman and
two men are said to have been seen at a
window on Nassau street and then disap
pear in the flames.
The following statement regarding the
origin of the fire is by one of the occupants
of the building: "I was passing down the
rear of Nassau street, stairs of 37 Park
Row. and, when near the foot of the stairs,
the flames burst through the new elevator
shaft from the basement. Nothing had
occurred indicating an explosion up to
that moment. The flames rushed up the
shaft like a lightning flash, and almost as
quickly up the stairway in a terrible tor
rent of fire with dense black smoke,which
almost instantly cut off all possibility of
egress. Passing back through the build
ing, I gave the alarm, I came out on the
Park Row side. The engine room adjoins
the bottom of the elevator shaft, And the
fire must have begun there and gained im
petus before any alarm was given. I fear
that the rapidity with which the flames and
smoke filled the narrow stairways cut off
escape for many occupants of the upper
stories. An old gentleman with white
hair got out of the fourth story window
on the Beckman street side. He stood on
the sill for fully five minutes, holding on
to the narrow piece with his hands. The
tlames were approaching him, but lie saw
no chance of escape. The firemen raised
a ladder, but it only reached to the story
below him. The crowd in the street got a
tarpaulin and a score of willing hands
faced the dangers of the falling debris and
cinders, and a shout went up that was
plainly heard by the old gentleman:
'Jump! jump for your life! We will save
you!' But he looked at the sixty feet of
distance below him and could not muster
up courage enough to make the attempt.
He turned forward facing the street, and
with his hands behind him, he stood like a
statue braving death. Meantime two brave
men got a short ladder and held it up to
him and steadied it while he slowly climb
ed down. Just as he reached the long
ladder, the flames burst through the win
(low where he had stood, but he reached
the sidewalk in safety amid the cheers of
When the flames did break out they
raged with extravagant fury. They leap
ed from the bottom to the top of the build
ing like a flash and rolled upward in great
Another occupant said: "I was in the
office this morning when I smelled smoke.
I went into the hall and saw a heavy vol
ume of smoke coming up the hoist-way.
I went back into the office and said to two
men who were in the office : 'The building
is on fire, and you had better get out as
quick as you can,' and grabbed up my
overcoat and hat and ran into the hall;
and then the flames were rushing up the
elevator shaft, and also up the 'well hole'
in the centre of the building. I ran down.
the stairway on the Park Row side of the
building, for the flames were all about the
stairs on Nassau street, and it was impos
sible to escape in that direction. I am
certain that I was the last man down the
stairs, for I turned about at the doorway
and looked back, and the whole entrance
of the building was apparently in flames.
The two men whom I left in the office were
named Stell and Brown, and a man who
gained the roof and escaped by way of the
Times building shouted to his rescuers:
'Other human beings were perishing
Carlos White, of the Pacific Newspaper
Publishing Company, had an office on the
tourth floor of the burned building. lie
said : "You can see I have been pretty
close to flames, as my hair, beard and eye
brows are singed, but I easily found that
after my escape from the building, the fire
was not altogether a surprise to me. In
fact, an hour or two before it broke out I
spoke to a workman in the building and
told him something of that sort was about
to happen; there was something wrong
with the heating apparatus, although I
can't say just what it was. At all events
the walls about the closets were so hot that
I knew there was evidently danger of
some kind when I put hands upon them."
One who escaped says: Two men, Stell
and Brown, whom he left behind him in
the burning building must have perished,
and from the screams and cries on the up
per floors and hallways he heard as ha ran
along he fully believes ten or a dozen wo
men and girls were caught and were un
able to escape.
Four or five hundred were in the build
ing when the fire began. Several heroic
deeds were noticed.
The building destroyed was the Potter
building. It was worth $200,000, and was
insured for $175,000.
The New York Belting and Packing Co.
lose $150,000, insured for $100,000; Willie
Wallack, stationery, loss $75,000; insured.
The destruction of patents, models, etc.,
of the Scientiflt American, foot up an ag
gregate loss of $100,000. Competentjudges
sum up the total loss, including the build
ilng, at $1,000,000. The number of losses
are prodigous and it is estimated that in
,he numerous offices in the building fullly
500 men, women and boys found employ
nment. A number of girls were employed
in the two upper stories of the building, in
which were many small printing offiees
and book binderies.
At the afternoon session addresses were
delivered by Matilda Goslyn Gage, of New
York, on the moral force of woman suff
rage, and by the Rev. FrederickJ Hinckley
of Rhode Island on "Our demand in the
light of evolution."
A Washington special states that Judge
Blatchford is now most prominently spoken
of as Justice Hunt's successor; that
Crowley does not want the Secretaryship
of the Treasury, and that Judge Folger
will remain in his present position.
A ]Remarkable Story.
Mr. T. G. Salisbury, of this city, has
received a letter from Miss Cora Lee, of
Butte, Montana, which contains informa
tion of a remarkable statement. The writer
is the daughter of Winm. C. Lee, a former
well known resident of Minneapolis. After
stating that his health is much better than
it has been for some time, she says that
about one month since her father was
awakened from his sleep one night by an
unpleasant sensation in his throat. Feel
ing in his mouth for the cause, he pulled
therefrom a live snake eight inches lQng,
and as big as his little finger. The reptile
lived for more than an hour, and when dis
turbed would show fight. Mr. Lee thinks
he took the snake into his stomach five
years ago while in the employment of the
government in the Yellowstone region.
Those who are acquainted with the writer
of this letter will notquestion the truthful
ness of the statement.--Mnnneapolis Jour
"AMII LIFE VUII'H LIVIN'?"
Prof. Artichoke Huggins Speaks
to the Lime Kiln Club.
"What I desire to say," began Brother
Gardner, as the meeting opened, "am to
de effect dat Prof. Artichoke Huggins am
in de aunty room an' ready to appear befo'
us an' deliber his celebrated lectur' on
'Am Life Wuth de Livin' Furr' De pro
fessor am a resident ot Arkansas, in which
State he has won seben silver medals fur
makin' de longest jumps on record. He
arrove heah from `Chicago las' night on a
mixed train, paid a boy two shillins to
to show him de way to my house, an' so
far as I can judge from his talk an' de way
he combs his ha'r, de man am a scholar
an' a gem'lan. Sir Isaac Walpole, you an'
Giveadam Jones will put on yer white
kids, blue neckties an' swaller-tailed coats
an' escort Prof. Huggins inter de hall."
The brothers mentioned retired to the
dressing-room and donned their state ap
parel, and after the lapse of a tew minutes
they appeared in the hall with the profes
sor between them. As he mounted the
platform and was received by Brother
Gardner, he appeared to be a man about
five feet ten inches high, prominent nose.
retiring chin, eyes about the color of boiler
iron, and dressed in faultless taste. ' After
slipping a troche into his mouth he bowed
impressively and began:
"My friends, it pleases me exceedingly
to behold such a vast sea of intellectual
faces befo' me. (Sensation ] I kin almost
imagine myself lookin' down de aisles of
de senate chamber of de United States.
[Ilore sensation.] De question: 'Am Life
Wuth Libin' Fur?' has often been axed,
an' I believe that several parties besides
me have put de same query from de ros
trum. [Cheers by Samuel Skin, who had
no idea what the word rostrum meant.]
But I claim to be the only pusson in dis
kentry who takes de negativ' side of dis
momenchus inquiry. In de fust place we
am bo'n. De fust ya'r of our life am spent
in cryin' wid pain and sorrow. We see
ghosts. We have bad dreams. We am
seized by de colic. Our froats am tunnels
down which dey pour soothin' syrup, par
egoric, sweet milk an' what not, an' we
wish we was dead. [Sobs by Pickles Smith
who had lately lost his grandfather.]
What comfort does any boy or gal take
up to deaigeof 15 y'ars? Not a bit. De
boys gitlicked an' de gals git spanked, an'
deyfall down stairs, have de chicken
pox, gitboxed up wid de mumps, an'
have to w'ar clothes which have bin cut
ober an' dyed. [Sensation by Giveadame
Jones as he recalled old recollections.[
"From de aige of 15 to 20," continued
the orator, after pulling down his vest,
"life am full of love and jealousy an' bad
fittin coats, an' gwine to funerals, an'
stayin' home from circuses. Jist as a
young man gits to thinkin' dat he am
happy he diskivers dat his sleeve-buttons
arm fifteen seconds behind de style, or dat
his butes am de hundredth part of an inch
too long, or dat his coat wrinkles in de
back. [Groans from Trustee Pullback,
who remembered when he was learning
the barber's trade in Richmond.]
"From 20 to 30 we git mar'd," con
tinued the Professor as a sad smile crossed
his face. "We love an' court an' hire
libery rigs an' buy candy and marry.
What am de result? [Groans from allover
the hall.] We have to pay house rent;
an' buy wood, an' go to meetin', an' git
trusted fur groceries, an' put up wid kicks
on' cuffs an' howlin' babies an' a hull
doahyard full of miseries. [Long-driawn
sighs from eighty-four members.]
"Den we grow old, an' :take 'snuff' 1an'
smoke clay pipes an' spit on de ca'pet an'
jaw the chill'en and finally die. [Tears
from Waydown Bebee.] Dat's life and
it's eand. Whar's de comfort? What
have we foun' wuth libin' for? How much
better if we had bin trees, or fence posts,
or picket fences ! Life am a mad struggle.
(Sighs.] We come uplike a sunflower an'
am cut deown. [Faint:: groan.s.i : T-day
we may win ;de lig turkey at -de raffle-to-;
morrow we may hab to pawwn our over
coat to keep de stove gwine. [Significant
winks and nods.)
"Mb friends, thankin' you fur you a air
nest an' inexplicable attenshtin, an' trust
in' dat my 4feebler remarks ' will be~~pro
ductive of o erwhel iw' profit, I retrnf
you myhelrtifelt '.sym-paties an' resoom
For half. a minute there was; a; deep
silence. Then Pickles Smith ·stood up and
waved the empty water-pail aroulnd his
head, and the enthusiasm broke, forth and
lasted eso long that six policmen gathered
on the corner and a barrel of beans was .up
set in he gi` cery b elo w.-roil `' es
TWENTY POUNDS STERLING.
There never was such a man to bet as
Staining. He was always so sure he was
right. Our mutual friend Marxwell ought
to have sailed for Brazil, but I felt con
fident I had seen him in the street, but
Staining said it was nonsense, and he bet
me £20 to is I was wrong. He had hard
ly finished speaking when Marxwell came
in. Staining pulled out of his pocket
a £20 note and handed it to me.
"There you are, old fellow. 'A fool and
his money," etc. Another illustration of
that wise adage."
"Not exactly: for you don't expect I
shall take you money !"
"Yes I do: and shall be extremely an
noyed if you refuse."
I protested, but presently lie said, in
considerable irritation :
"Then be my almoner, and give the
money away in charity."
He left presently, and as there 'are ob
jections to standing in the publio high
ways with a bank note in yonr hand and a
puzzled expression in your face, the note
was transferred to my pocket, and I went
my way wondering, when I was met full
tilt by a clergyman whom I knew.
"Hulloa!" he cried. "Mr. Smith, you
and I seems to have our minds so much
occupied that we cannot take care of our
"No grave matter of mine," I said; "but
you look sad. Nothing wrong with you
"No, thank you; but I have just left a
depressing scene. A young couple, married
in haste, have come to grief. The wife
and child are ill, Relatives and friends
have receded into the remote background.
And worse than all, the husband-"
"Has become intemperate or has gone
"Neither one or the other."
"Something worse ?"
*'Yes, for to be dishonest is worse than
going mad. And it is suith a mere trifle
that is needed, apparently, to put all
straight, that I groan at my inability to
"What's v anted ?"
"Well, it's only £20."
"There's the money you require. Haste
away, and do all the good you can with
My friend looked astonished. He even
hesitated a moment.
"It is very good of you," he said,
nervously, "but really-"
"I have the power to give this away.
Good-by." And I hurried off. Then I
hastened back to him.
"May I request that you will on no ac
count mention my name?"
"As you wish it. I won't; but you
should know the objects of your bounty."
And he told me. Then we parted. I had
only gone a dozen yards when there passed
me a young man with a flushed face and
a frightened, anxious look in his eyes. He
caught lp to my friend and spoke to him.
"That is the man," I said to myself,
"whose proceedings have been dubious,
and who will, I trust, be rescued by Stain
ing's £20. Well, if the wheel should turn
and this poor man should ever be in a
position to deliver a fellow-creature from
such trouble as he himself is now in, by
the surrender of £20, I wonder whether
he'll do it? Smith, you surely know
human nature well enough to answer your
own foolish qnestion. Not he-not a bit of
This incident was soon swept from my
mind by a sudden call to go abroad, even
to the place where Miarxwell did not go
Brazil. Nothing hampered me then; I
was a young bachelor, and could start for
the antipodes at two days' notice. When
I take my wife and children--I forget the
number-for our autumnal trip, in these
later years of my life, I require weeks'
Away, then, to Brazil; away to new
life, new companions, new hopes and
fears; away to fortune and the yellow
fever ! Here occurs in my tale an interval
of twenty years (my story deals in twen
ties). I doubt whether I should have
come back had not a young English lady
one night sung in my hearing an old home
ballad, so well remembered in connection
with some loved ones who in this world
will sing no more, that a craving for my
native land mastered me at once, and in a
very short time I was on my return
On the way I had one night a frightful
dream. I fancied a terrible enemy had
me down and clutched my throat. Tighter
grew his grasp and fainter my breath. My
staring eyes scanned every feature of my
murderer. Slowly: and' painfully did I
call to -my mind the face above me; It
was Staining-but he .was reckless, des
perate. I gasped an entreaty for mercy.
"Give it to me; I want it; -I must have
it instantly-instantly!" -was the hoarse
"What-what can he mean ?'
"What !" he shrieked, in maniacal
frenzy. "My £20!" ....
I had 'tiite rorgotten about the bet and
the20,>; but the dream st me thinking of
whatrumors I had heard respecting Stain
ing since I left England-that his money
had wasted, that he had fallen in positidn
and even into poverty.
"Poor fellow'!" I thought, "there may
bie somethiig in that dream. If his pride
:will accept it' he 'shall have that money
back, and very glad I shall be to restore
Back in England, settled down in the
oldcountry. Main matters disposed of;
began to think of minor =ones, and-among
the latter thedis0oveiryof Staiaing= He
was not in the formerhaunts, and I failed
so-long to find him that I wasbeginning to
desph' whe. L one nlg itmefihnim in the
The briliant light of the ball-room may
increase the luster of a woman's eyes, but
a if you want to see a broken-down man in
a his worst aspect, survey him standing dis
t consolately under a street lamp, a drizzl
ing rain descending upon him, and he with
folded arms presenting a "picture of mute
despair. So did I behold Staining. I put
my hand upon his shoulder. He sprang
from me as though I were a wild beast.
"I did not want to run away," he said,
hoarsely; "they knew that. Go on; I'll
walk quietly enough. Why--what--can
it be- "
"Yes, it is Smith, your old companion.
Come out of this and confide in me. If you
are in trouble and money. can help you,
you shall not want." And I took his arm
and we went together.
And then I heard poor Staining's con
fession, and it amounted to this: When
he had wasted his money, he obtained a
situation in a merchant's office. The pay
was sufficient to keep him; but even now
nothing could restrain him from betting
on horse-racing. As a consequence he was
soon penniless, and worse-dishonest. He
had paid a betting debt out of a £20 note
which had been entrusted to him. Discov
ery had ensued, and though the luckless
man had explained that it was only
through a failure of another member of
the virtuous fraternity he could not re
place the money at once, he had been dis
charged, and had reason to suppose he
would be prosecuted.
"Many., many thanks," replied the poor
fellow to my offer. "You can see the firm
in the morning; but I doubt whether they
will take the money. I believe they are
bent on my ruin."
Early the next morning I was at the
office of Baydon, Blendon & Co., and,
having stated my errand, I proffered my
Mr. Bavdon was a sleek old gentleman.
There was an air of wealth and ease all
over him. He bowed complacently, and
"I can appreciate your kindness to this
poor man, and I myself would pass the
matter over at once, but my partner takes
a different view, and I cannot interfere."
"Can I see Mr. Blendon?"
"Yes, if you will call again in two
In the cab I kept muttering to myself:
"Blendon, and Robert Blendon, too? I am
sure of it. Still, if it be so, it is very
strange. I think I should know that face
again. We shall see who will be master."
Back to Messrs. Baydon, Blendon &
Co.'s office, and then in the presence of
Mr. Blendon. A!I ry axiety f.r my poor
friend faded away. I was master of the
situation. I stated my desire to pay the
amount of Staining's defalcation, and my
hope that under the extenuating circum
stances no publicity would be given to the
Mr. Blendon heard me with some impa
tience, and before replying drew a check
to "self or bearer" for £100. Having given
this to the clerk, he said to me:
"You will excuse my answering some
what shortly. It cannot be. It is not the
money we care about, but we must vindi
cate the law."
I declared I was pleased at the grandi
ose style of his speech. How beautifully
he was walking into my net! "I suggested
that in a case like this there was no impe
rative call to such a course, and that for
bearance might be shown.
"I do not see it," answered Mr. Blen
don. "You do not appear, sir, to observe
the immense importance of punishing de
linquency of this kind. I cannot take K
your money. If I were tolet this man off,
I would be ashamed of myself. I have
just overcome some foolish hesitation of
nmy partner. I am always-ffrm myself."
(Not always, Mr. Blendon-not when I
last saw you. But wait a bit. A little
further into my net, please.) "And, there
fore, however sorry I may be, sir, I must
say so. If I were myself to commit an act
of thiskind, and-"
Why did he stop? I bowed quietly, and
"You are quite right, Mr. Blendon, for
dishonesty is a terrible thing, and while
not for a moment pressing my request, I
know you will forgive my calling to re
membrance a curious case-known to my
self. Some twenty years ago a poor young
couple, not long married, had fallen into
poverty. The wife and infant were ill;
the husband was distracted; he must get
money. When his young wife and infant
child wese almost starving whatwas to tibe
done? The money was obtained-Mr. Blen
don, you know how.. But in what way.
was it repaid before mischief came, and
how was the husband saved from ruin and
degradation-saved to become a rich and
respected merchant? Whose money saved
him? That you do not know, but I will
tell you. The £20 hote which rescued the
husband rested only ten minutes before in
the pocket of this very Staining whom you
are about to prosecute. Then Staining
was as rich as you are now; 'but he was a
kind, Christian.man. Mr. Blendon,) have
a right to ask you to what character do you
I have often-th6ght "since what adr.ii'
able advantages- are a.-elear head find a
calm :temipeir. I'dviworked myself tu to a
white heat. It was only when heflirst saw
my drift that my listener. manifested any
strong emotion. Then he rose froxm,his
ichiir with= ;,ftushed- face,- bht h.eres.ilued
his seat, and by the time I had finished he
was almost calm as ahen . entered:. There
was a slight-pauseSand then he'said:
:You have acquired :some knowledge of
`an incident in my life which I am lnotcall
ed upon to discuss. Is this knowledge eon
fined to yourself?" :
"I believed it to be confined, to tmyself
and my informant and Ihave no deieroit
9Mr. Blendon bowed.
"I will not conceal that I shall be glad
if this goes no further, and on that footing
I will say that your friend shall be freely
absolved, and I will even aid him if i can.
You must excuse my taking your £20. I
an obliged to you for coming. Good
I felt as I left him that the enemy had
well cover his retreat, and had not left me
a morsel of triumph more than he could
help. But my object was accomplished,
and I hastened to meet Staining. He was
not at the appointed place, so I went to
his lodgings. The landlady told me he
had come in early and gone to his room-
not well, she thought. She and I went
up together'and knocked more than once.
Then I went in. Poor Staining lay upon
the bed--dead. His enfeeb!ed frame had
not been able to endure the recent wear
and tear, and he was now beyond the
reach of his follies and his troubles.
A Dog Stops a Runaway Horse,
A horse attached to a cart, becoming un
manageable on upper Church street Wedn
esday, started off on a run, leaving the
owner sitting in the road where he had
fallen when the animal started. The horse
was heading down the street named and
putting on more steam with every bound
that he made, until the corner of George
street was reached. Here a large New
foundland dog suddenly appeared in the
road and rushed toward the horse's head.
The dog made repeated efforts to grasp the
bridle in his itiouth; each time falling heav
ilyto the road and narrowly escaping in
jury trom the horse's feet. But he at last
made an extraordinary spring in the air,
and, grasping the brldle firmly in his teeth,
pulled the horse's head down and put a
stop to the runaway. We could not learn
the name of the owner of the hoi'se. The
dog having done a remarkable service dis
appeared in the direction of George street.
Eye-witnesses state that it was one of the
most intelligent acts of a dumb beast that
they had ever seen.-N-ew- Brunswick (N.
J.) Fredonian, Jan. 19.
On the morningof the 30th ult. near the
Colorado smelter, in Butte, a blazing
building awakened the neighborhood at
four o'clock. Says the Inter -Mountain:
"It was supposed that a fire caused as
usual by a pure accident was raging, and
as there seemed to be no danger to city
property, but a few of our citizens visited
the scene of excitement. Those who did
go, however, came back with blanched
cheeks and the story of an appalling crime
upon their lips. With expressions of horror
it was related to eager listeners that
William Busch, who is well known in
Butte, and whose wife has lately been
keeping a boarding and lodging house
near the Colorado smelter, had set. fire: to
the tenement, shot down in cold blood his
ten-year old son, and terminated his terri
ble crime by adding to it another, that of
suicide. The ghastly tale was too true,
and ever since the perpetration of the aw
ful act, the entire population of Butte has
been discussing the affair in all its possi
Intoxication and trouble with his wife,
are the alleged provocations of Busch's
"The coroner's jury, after a long and
careful deliberation, brought in two ver
dicts, stating their belief that the boy came
to his death from pistol shots fired by the
hand of his father, and that Busch came to
his death in a manner unknown to the
jury, but believed to be by his own hands."
Oil on the Troubled Waters.
Perhaps at no point on the east coast of
Scotland do the waves come rolling in more
furiously in stormy weather than at Peter
head. Situated as it is on the most easterly
promontory, it is fully exposed to the Ger
man Ocean. As far back as the days of
Earl Mariscal it was found necessary "to
build ane bulwark at the mouth of the
haven" there, and since then many im
provements have been effected with a view
to the safety and convenience of the craft
which during the fishing season in the
north sail out from the 'harbors, there to
reap the harvest of the sea. But of all the
attempts made in this direction the latest
is in every respect the most extraordinary.
It consists simply of "throwing oil on the
troubled waters!' The idea is not alto
gether anew one, but. so far as we are
aware it has never. received that attention
which it would seem to deserve. Mr.
Shields, a Perth gentleman; Mr. Armit,
submarine and wreck engineer, Broughty
Ferry, 'and Mr. Yeaman, one of the late
members of Parliament for Dundee, are,
however, -now determined: to thoroughly
test its efficacy. The experiments are to
be carried out at the bar of the northern
harbor of Peterhead. He're a wooden
building has been erected on the quay
wall, in which a tank with the oil and a
force-pump will be placed. From this
tank the oil will be conveyed by iron pipes
to deep water---a distance of some two
hundred yards--and thence in a gutta
percha pipe across the harbor entrance,
The piping will be kept, stationary by
helavy blocks of metal, and it will be per
forated and fitted at inter vals with "roses"
to permit of the oil being properly dis
tributed. From the pipe 'the oil will be
forced by the: pump, and will rise to the
s;irface of the water, and form a film; and
while it is not expected that by this means
the volume of the waves imay :be very
much lessened, it is believed-that the wind
will be preventedfrotn bliakng their
cests, which it seems is one of the great
dangers teowh.h small crafts are expopsed.
Should th expieriments be rendered with
any degree of success the same thing could
How the California RepublicanL
Regard Effigy Sargent.
Sargent was made a Senator by the in
fluence of the Central Pacific Railroad
Company. That is one of the most inso
lent, arrogant, corrupt, and corrupting
corporations in the United States, and in
this State it is hated by the peopl,. with ari
intensity indescribable. He aided this
corporation in 1875 in its project to divide
and defeat the Republican party and
elect a Democratic Governor and State
ticket. He knew when he was rendering
this service to the railway that the cor
poration managers had promised the Gov
ernorship and the United States Senator
ship to the Democrats as a reward for ser
vices rendered in helping to defeat a bill
to regulate fares and freights in the in
terest of the public. But this knowledge
did not deter him from serving such a
master. There is hardly a scandalous
thing that tainted any session of Congress
while Sargeat was a member of either
House in which his name was not mixed.
He voted with the back-salary grabbers.
He upheld and defended the Credit Mo
bilier gang. He was in favor of giving
Goat Island to the railway, and was burn
ed in effigy for his persistence in that out
rage. He was repudiated by the Republi
cans of his own county, and could not now
be elected to any office in it. Of all men
who have at any time been prominent in
the party in this State, he is now the most
unpopular. To single out such a man for
the high position of chief of the most im
portant department of the Government
would be an insult to the intelligence of
the party here, and a move in the direction
of its defeat at the next election. If this
State cannot produce any better candidate
for Cabinet office than an open advocate
of polygamy, of land monopoly, and of
corporation insolence, then let the Presi
dent seek elsewhere for his Secretaries and
Marry for Love-Work for Riches.
A young man rarely saves much money
until he marries; says the Chicago Inter
Ocean. The false notions of life and the
desire for style in dress, and the efforts to
move in "tony society," which seems to
have such power over young people, are
grievous evils of our period. Look in any
city and any community for the leading
men of business, of the professions, or of
the arts, and find where they are from.
Did they "have $2,000 cash and an Income
of $1,500 or more?" It is safe to say that
nine-tenths of them were married in com
parativepoverty, and had only the broad,
firm foundation of their own brains and
energies for future prosperity laid to start
upon. When a man has his profession or
business or art well in mind and hand, if
he is sober and reasonably discreet he has
every reason to believe in future success,
and has a right to ask some good girl to
share his fortune and help him earn the
prize of the future. The thousands of good
girls in every community are ready and
capable of just such aid. The general
prosperity of the entire country makes the
opening year, 1882, a good period to begin
life. To "marry for love and work for
riches" is a good maxim for young people
to bear in mind.
Schwartz & Kelly,
Proprietors of the
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