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THE MADISONIAN, • • THE MADISONIAN. StTURDAY. l,r1ti 1.. 1S71. OFFICE. Two doors West crofts Wells, Far - in t_ -• TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One Year fin advance) „Six Months s Three Months ADVERTISING RATES. THE MADISON IAN , as an advertising me an n a, is equal to any paper in Montana. I, .-:'; ; IT I It i . 711 I 'al i 10. io ... .. ; itr . .....• t • :oo. ;••• .... ro 1 ..,\ .. --, fl , :\:` . ..---- --- illeh _ . ... !.` :'; : 1 3:\1 $7 $8 $10 $15,atS$25 rt Inches 5 s 9; 10 12 -so 30! 40 3 Inches 7 9 11! 12 15, 25: 371 55 4 Inches s II 12 14 171 30' 451 70 s Inches lii 12 15 Is 24! :k41 651 90 i3 Inches Is s t 30 :14 40 1 551 90i 140 15 inches t, 3 0, 40; 50! 551 &II 751150; zo The above settle of prices is for ordinary sin- ele-column. display adverti4ing. Solid and tabular advertisentents will be charged at the ra te ;or space occupied. --•-4101111 LOCAL NOTICES, Fifteen cents per line for ffrat, and ten cents per line for each additional insertion. --•.0.411• CARDS, sew -half inch, se for one insertion ; $3 for ts - o insertions; $S per quarter; $16 per year. :sr - r• The faregoing schedule of prices will be strictly adhered to. All advertisements counted in Nonpareil measure. Of every tle4cription, executed in the best neate-t style. and on reasonable terms. NEWSPAPER DECISIONS. 1. Any one who takes a paper regularly from the P4est o tlice—w he t her directed to his name or a nother's, or whether he has subscribed or not —i4 responsible for the payment. S. If a person orders his paper discontinued, litnutst pay - all arrearages, or the publisher may continue to send it until payment is made, and collect the whole amount, whether the pa- per is taken from the °dice or not. 3. The courts have decided that refusing to take the newspapers or periodicals from the eostollice, or removing and leaving them un- called for, is priaa facia evidence of intention- al fraud. PROFESSIONAL. G. F. COWAN, Ittorney alizi t ointselor rit Law. PAnderalleres mantana Territory. liE it Y F. 11 - 11.1,1131 S, Atty & Counselor at Law, VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. OFFICE oTer the Post Officer. J. E. CALLAWAY, Attorne:4- and Coun- selor :at VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. OFFICE, adjoinine . the office of the Secre- tary of the Territ,rv E. W. r( oi.r. . K. TOOL. TOOLE & TOOLE. Attoril('.11'S at 1a - w. HELENA, MONTANA. Will practice in all the Cottrt.4 of Montana. ,1011.N T. SBOBER. T. J. LOWERY. SHOSER & LOW' Era, ..1.1 1 t)t - n1. - ys and emtn- 13 • ••.: 1.14 HELENA. M. M. T. Will practic‘.. in all the Courts of Montana. SAMUEL WORD, Attorney at Law. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. JAMES G. SPRATT, Attorney and Conn— selor at Law. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. Will practice in all the Courts of Montana. W. F. SANDERS, .Attorney at1(1 Coun- selor at I ,a is. HELENA, M. T. Will practice in all Courts of Record in Montana. C. W. TURNER, ) lk CITY. M. T. 4- F'1'1( '1.7: Adjoining Colonel Call away's. WM. F. K I KWOOD, ilorne 3 - at Law VIRGINIA CITY. Can he found at Judge Spratt's office or Pro- bate Court Rooms. W.I1 practice in all the Courts of the Territory. GEORGE CALLAWAY. M. D. Physician ant Suereon. s - VIRGINIA CITY, M NTANA. OFFICE. at the Law Office of J. E. Calls- %l ay F.sq. until further notice. _ I. C. SMITH, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. Office at the Old Le Beau Stand, Wallace !•;reet. where he can be tim ad night or day E. T. YAGER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. practice in all branches. *Mice one door above the City Drug Store. H. B. BARKLEY. M. D. P i:ysician 8. Surgeon. RADERSBURG, M. T. 1a.1 twent . y-one . %ears' experience in professien—tour years of that time s , r-ssn in the ronle,lerate army lie is pre- I , :tnscto perferm all kinds of surgery IN FEMALE COMPLAINTS. his expe- l's-la's i n o t s urpa s sed hy any physician in the crritory. TO TIIOSIF.WHO HAVE VENEREAL 4 : 0 31PILAINTs.-0,1h,rrhea. if called upon wiinIn live /Lays after the first appearance, he % - ;11 oure in seventv-two hours. In syphilis, ne will care in iivt.• day s. treatment is different from any physi- san in this Territory. Ile is prepared for Cleansing, Ex2rfaeting, and Filling Teeth. D. F. 0 G DEN. L. D. S., Wallace Street Virginia City.M.T. Dr. L. W. FRARY. 14 N r r I r 1. 1 OFFICE First Doo.I Below C:.•eseent Hotel, 'lIR11t (ITV. VOL. 1. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1874. 1 -- \C)1E'FILIC. IN MEMORIAM. [There have been few more beautiful poems than this written. It was on real lug it ;hat George Prentice said: \One might almost Wish to die if he knew that so beautiful a tr b - me as this would be written to his memory.''] On the bosom of a river, Where the sun unloosed his quiver And the starlight gleamed forever, Sailed a vessel light and free; Morning dew -drops hung like manna, On the bright folds of her banner, An the the zephyrs rose to fan her, Softly to the radiant sea. At her prow a pilot beaming In the flush of youth stood dreaming; And he was in glorious seeming Like an angel from above. Through his hair the bseezes sported, And as on the wave he floated, Oft that pilot, angel -throated, Warbled lays of hope and love. Through those locks so blithely flow img, Buds of laurel bloom were blowing, And his hands soon were throwing Music from a lyre of gold. Swiftly down the stream he glided; Soft the purple wave divided Anil A rainitow arch dis ided On his canvas' snowy fold. Anxious hearts with fend devotion Watched him sailing to the ocean, Prayed that never wild commotion Mid the elements might rise. And he seemed like some Apollo Charming summer winds to follow, While the water Hags' carol Trembled to his music sighs. But those purple waves enchanted, Rolled beside a city haunted By an awful spell that daunted Every comer to the shore. Night shades rank the air encumbered, And pale marble statues numbered, Where the lotas eaters slumbered, Aud awoke to life once more. Then there rushed with lightning quickness O'er his face a mortal SiCKBeSS, And the dew in learlul thickness Gathered o'er his temple fair. And there swept a dying murmur Through the lovely soutnern 6U1111ner, As the beauteous pilot corner Perished by that city there. Still rolls on that radiant river, And the sun unbinds his quiver, And the sunlight streams for ever On its bosom as before. But that vessel's rainbow banner Greets no more the gay Savanna, And the pilot's lute drops manna On tiae parple waves no more. THE I.04T PET. BY C. F. A. Oh, list! while I tell 41T the inte thit befell A pet that was dear unto me; A rat -and -tan pup— oh, bitter the cup Prepared by that \ Heathen Chinee\ Far me. The friend of the venders of tea. This young rat -and -tan Away from me ran— An act which I did not foresee; And though I did seek For over a week To find him, it was not to be You'll see, 'Twas the work of that sinful Chinee. His name was Ah-Be:— (Not the name of my pet, But aim of Chinese pedigree)— And he kept a smail shop And hail tin! best \chop\ Of tit -bits from over the sea That he Obtained from his far-fainen He had \chow -chow\ that tickles The lover of piekles, Though with me it did never agree— And things fillad with spice ..1,4\ •.s- IJCC.1 1111% W2— They look eauagn nee them—dear me, To see Such food, in the \laud of the free!\ One dly I'd a friend ho Was coming to spend The day, and take dinner with me; So I went to Ah-Bet And told him to get A rabait, and \fixitee and he Said, • • Oui,\ in a manner quite Frenchy to see. The clock had struck one; The dinner was done, And served up with steaming Bohoa; \ 'Tis excellent fare This rabbit, or hare, Whichever it may be,\ said he; (Mon anti) \You've a prize in that Heathen Chinee,\ Just then in the dish I noticed him tish For something he thought he could !ee, 'that didn't look right; And brought to the tigat A tag, with inscription: • *Toby Ah 'Twits that of my lost Javori! THE OLD CLOAK'S SECRET. A mystic wreath is hidden in thee I er before have known, Old comrade, that so long for me by true defense hast shown. On windy world, in lonely street, Through driv ing rain through stabbing sleet. Ali, what the secret spell to -night 1 hat makes thy folds so dear? Elusive fragrance, effluence bright, A brooding atmosphere Of geutleness and tenderness, Breathe round me with thy cloae caress. Thy happy secret wilt thou keep? (l)ear Heaven! if I could know!) Ah, wrap me elose, and let my seep In thy soft mystery glow! Perchance some gentler shall hit My sight, my dreams interpret it! TO TILE DI:.` , 74TIL THE PLAIN STORY OF 1 1 EN DETTA. MISSOURI From the St. Louis Globe, March S. Them is a long story connected with the death of Hugh Fox, who was mur- Acre(' near Cadet Station on Wednesday last ; a story that might have been dated at Corsica, so strongly does it smack of the Vendetta. Yesterday a Globe re- porter visited Mrs. Nellie 'I'. Fox. the widow of the murdered man, whom he found at the residence of Mrs. Edward J. Daly, No. 1102, North Sixth street. \I have been here four months,\ she explained, as the reporter stated his miss- ion. \I have been sick. My residence is at Bellefontaine, Missouri, near Cadet Station, where my husband was killed.\ - Do your suspicious fasten themselves anywhere S\ -I'll tell yen the story. My husband was forty-four years old. We were mar- ried three years ago next June, and have resided on my husband's place at Belle- fontaine. Adjoining our ground was that of a man named Robert dust, who owns quite a tract, upon which was erect- ed a grist mil!. Some time ago, in bet before our marriage, a quarrel arose be- tween Mr. Bust and my husband. A ser- vant came to my husband one day, and told him that Mr. Bust had some of his hogs penned up. Of course he went over to see about it, and he asked Mr. Bust why he had not melted the hogs out, knowing. as he did by the marks, to whom they belonged. They had some words. Mr. Bust refusing to give up the hogs tunil he was paid some money, and the upshot was my hueband let the hogs out himself. A short time after that he went to Mr. Buet's mi 1 l, surd after some words, Mr. Bust ordered him out. He re- fused to go and Mr. Bust struck him with a shovel. He did not defend himself. He was a quiet man and hated trouble, and when the blow was struck he went out quietly. \Shortly afterward he met Mr. Bust one day, who was riding with some la- dies. He ordered my husband out of the road, but my husband stood stock still and looked at him. Several times Mr. Bust ordered him out of the way, and finally the ladies seeing by the looks of the men that there would be a tight, ran off home, leaving them together. Mr. Bust jumped from his horse and com- menced throwing stones. My husband got down, and they clinched, each with one hand on the other's throat, and each with one hand in hie pocket. My hus- band drew his knife first and stabbed Mr. Bust in the throat. A Mr. Packer came along just then, separated the men and ordered my husband to give up his knife which he did, lie then went home and Mr. Bust was taken to Old 31ines, where he was cared for and laid up a week. \The night after this occurrence, my - husband was sitting in his cabin, and four or five shots were fired through the door. Fortunately my husband had changed his position of his bunk, or he would have been killed. Next night the same thing happened. The bullets were fired in again ; and the next nieht it was the same. On the third night my husband, seeing they meant to kill him, ran out to see who was shooting, and he told me af- terward that it seemed to come from a tree opposite the cabin, but he could not see anything. A year afterward he was arrested on a charge of stabbing Mr. Bust, and sent to the Penitentiary. was pardoned out before he had been there a month, and then he returned to his home. \The quareel between him and Mr. Bust was renewed. Mr. Bust fenced in a portion of my husband's land, cutting him off front a spring that belonged to him. At one tune the spring was pois- oned, too. We led an unpleasant life. The quart clings and biekerings were constant, and finally my husband brought a suit to compel Mr. Bust to .give up his land. That suit came on in February, and was adjourned until April. A short time afterward Mr. Bus tft mill NV:LS burned down, and suspiciois fell upon Mr. Fox. About three weeks ago a man came to see me, and told me my husband was suspected of the burning. He told me a long story. He said that a tramp from Memphis was sleeping in a barn near the mill when it was burned, and saw a man with a large black dog leaving the barn. From his description of the man, Mr. Bust concluded it was Mr. Fox, and he sent the tramp to Mr. Fox's house to ask for work, to see if he could identify him. Mr. Fox said he had no work for Win, and atter the man left started with a load. On his way he met the man walking with Mr. Bust. Such was, substantially, the story the man told me, and when I asked his name he said it was Albert White, and his office was No. 10 Walnut street, in this city. I asked him if he was a de- tective, and he said he was, but I have since found reason to believe he was the identical tramp from Memphis, of whom he spoke. \The next (lay I received the following letter from him : .ST. Louts. February 17. \ 'MADAM—It is impossible to send the party to you as I promised. I could not tind him. I want you to write to your husband unit tell film the case if he is able to buy the witness oil I.' leave St. Louts every thing will be all right and Mr. Bust Will not be able to make a case against your husband if not then I can do no more. Religion and Principle is the only thing I can work on unless your nusband shows me some other way. I am your friend and all I can do to benent you I will do Answer to AL- BERT WHITE, \ 'No 10 Walnut street, St. Louts. The postscript reads : I am on your side contide to me although a stranger to von my motive you wilt find out after while If you can oiler me an Inducement to give this Man I will get him out of your Way. Write to me as soon as possible. Yours Truly ALBERT WHITE, No 10 Walnut street, St Louis. \I went immediatedly to No. 10 Wal- nut street, and found a bar -room there. They told me Mr. White came there sometimes, but had no office there. Then I went to the station on Chesnut street, and saw Sergeant Frangel. He said there was no detective of that name, and ad- vised me to let the matter drop. I went to the station next day. and told Sergeant Frangel I was going to look White up, and he sent Officer Donnelly with 111e. We went to the bar -room, and I went in and found 1Viiite. He walked out with me, and Officer Donnelly jollied us. He asked White why he had represented himself as a detective, and White denied it. The officer then arrested him and took him to the station. Audi while there Sergeant Frangel asked him to explain his conduct, which he refused to do be- fore me, and the sergeant asked me to sit up stairs. From wnere I was I could overhear some of the conversation, trout which I gleaned that White and a man named Louis Reinehardt were endeavor- ing to find out who burned the barn, but whether they were acting in the interest of Mr. BUSE or of the insurance compa- ny, I could not make out. Sergeant Fran - gel let the man go.\ \Did you ever hear any threats against your husband's life ?\ •- Yes. A Mr. Gough met Williata Bust, a brother of Robert, one day, and William was drunk. He said my hus- band had burned down the barn, and he (Williitui) was going to kill him for it. I There is one ninny thing, and that is the I very man who found the men tightiug several years ago. Packer, found in (- hus- band's dead body. I wish one thing,\ she confined, e1 wish you wouldahrough your paper, thank Mr. Chimney M. John- son, the conductor of the train, for his kindness in stopping and waiting for us while we were bringing up the body.\ This is her story, and comment is un- necessary. was-b-sese At Peru, Illinois, last week, four teams were running away at the same time. One of the horses took to the sidewalk, knocking down and instantly killing George Plock, a farmer of the township of Eden. Mr. P. was 67 years of age. The marriageable ladies of Piano have formed an anti -saloon -frequenter associa- i tion . , POLITICAL l'-'41{TENTS, The charter and other local elections in the West have resulted as disastrously for the Republicans as have those in the East. Whenever in Iowa and Michigan, the banner States of Radicalism, the Be - publicans have dared to make regular nominations the returns show that the straight ticket has been ignominiously defeated. No matter what ticket has been elected or what party—Democratic, Citizen's, Independent, Reform, Anti- monopoly—has made gains, the Republi- cans record is unitormly a record of de- feats and losses. Nor is the importance of these elections to be underrated. Po- litical revolutions may not begin in the wards and towns, bat when they pene- trate thither they afford irrefragable evi- dence that demoralization and disinteg- ration are complete. The national or- ganization rests on the strength of the party in the several States; the State or- ganizations on the counties; these in turn on the towns and wards. When once disaffeetions, apathy, and mutiny begin to prevail in the primary organiza- tions the flute of the party is sealed. Ev- ery town whose loss is published in- fluences no one may say how m my other towns, encouraging the enemy and dis- heartening timid friends and the result is the loss of counties and States. The Democratic party, perfectly organized and founded on definite principles,. has survived thirteen years of defeat and is still ae effective as of yore for all purposes, while the Republican party (which as Mr. Carpenter's organ truly admitted a few clays since never was a party at all), founded for a temporary purpose on simple antipathies, passed away when its purpose was accomplished and the re- forms it aimed at were attained. Since the abolition of slavery the Republican party has, to nse the slang of the street, -travelled on its shape.\ Its plea for its perpetuation to -morrow was its useful- ness yesterday. Power attained was abused to render possible continued usurpation. 6 -Whatever is is right\ has been the motto of the leaders. The work of the party has been done front the top downwards. A little ring of monopolists and political adventurers, anxious to scarf their broken fortunes, have dictated platforms and nominated candidates, and left it to their henchmen in the custom- houses to run the States and cities, and given their postmasters charge concern- ing the rural districts. Now that the in- dividual voters are asking why it is that their streets cannot be graded or their police force superintended but by crea- tures of the central ring at Washington, there is hope—nay there is a certainty— that the days of that ring and of all the State rings with which it has maintained a corrupt alliance are numbered. These meteors and exhalations do not portend choler merely, but, if rightly taken, hal- ter.—New York World. HOW TO CHECK COUGHS, AND SNEEZES. A FATHER CHARGED WITH RE %T- ING HIS HAUGH F7r:11 TO DE t BECAICSE SHE REFIL'ED TO Gil E UP HER LOVER. A probable murder, committed in Pittstown, Nev York, has just come to the notice of the authorities, the facts of which, so tar as we can learn, are as fol- lows: A man named Mowbar, residing in the northern part of Pittstown, where he owned considerable property, had a daughter, a slender and not over strong young girl, who some time ago became acquainted with a poor but worthy young man named De Long, residing near Tom- hannock. The young couple desired to get married, but for sonic reason the fath- er of the girl opposed the match. De Long was determined, however to have his bride, and on the 30th of January went to the residence of Mr. Mowbar, as lave are informed, for the purpose of get- ting the girl and going with her to Tom- haanoek to get married. Mr. Mowbar saw the young man approaching the house, awl, probably surinizing his ob- ject, attacked the girl. Words undoubt- edly ensued, when the father in a tit of rage knocked his daughter clown and commenced betting her in a most cruel and unnaturd manner. The mother rushed in to stye her child, but could do nothing against the power of the inhu- man father, and a son, who had been con- fined to his ')ed by illness for several days preceding jumped up and went to the aesistanceof his sister. The result was that for afew moments time weight of the three pessons was upon the girl. She finally nanaged to get away, al- though so mudi injured that she could hardly walk. The next morning the girl walked to the residence of her sister, a short dis- tance from herfather's house, and there met young De Long. Determined to ac- complish her surpose, she went with him to Tomhamock, where they were married. Then she went to the resi- dence of his ptrente and remained at that place until he- death. A few days alter the marriage she complained of feeling very ill. A ehysician was sent for, but a lever had set, in, which eventually termi- nated her life. She was buried from Tomhanneek, having lived scarcely ten days after aer marriage. The attending physician stated that death was directly caused by the injuries received at the hands of lier father. Persons who saw the body after death state that it was dis- figured it a shocking manner. The neck was swollen, and appearances indi- cated that she had been choked.—Detroit paper. Dr. Brown-Sequard, in his last Boston lecture, says that there are many facts which show that morbid phenomena of respiration can be also stopped by the influence of arrest. Coughing, for in- stance, can be stopped by pressing on the nerves on the lip in the neighborhood of the nose. A pressure there may prevent couget when it is beginning. Sneezing may be stopped by the same mechanism. Pressing in the neighborhood of the ear, right in front of the ear, may stop cough- ing. It is so also of hiccough, but much less so than for sneezing or coughing. Pressing very hard on the top of the mouth inside is also a means of stopping coughing. And I may say that the will has immense power there. There was a French soldier who used to say, whenev- er he entered the wards of the hospital, \The first patient who coughs here will be deprived of his food to -day.\ It was exceedingly rare that a patient coughed thee. There are many other affections asso- ciated with breathing winch can be stop- ped by the same mechanism that stops the heart's action. In spasm of the glot- tis, which is a. terrible thing iu children, as you well know, as it sometimes causes death, and also in whooping -cough, it is possible to afford relief by throwing cold water on the feet, or by tickling the soles of the feet, which produces laughter, and at the same time goes to the gray matter that is producing the spasm and arrests it almost at once. I would not say that these means arc always successful'. I would not say that we can always pre- vent cough by our ; but in many in- stances those things are possible, and if you remember that in bronchitis and pneumonia, or any other acute atlectiou of the bulge, hacking or coughing greatly increases the troubles at times, you can easily see how important it is for the pa- tient to try to avoid coughing as best as he can. TO THOSE 11110 DRAW N OTES. A man drew a note promising to pay one hundred dollars. lie used the print- ed form and did not close tin the blank devoted to dollars, and after passing it as negotiable paper, somebody inserted \and fifty\ after the one hundred and be- fore the printed word dollar. The note, thus altered, got into the hands of an in- nocent party, who presented it to the drawer, and the Supreme Court decided that the maker of the note was liable for its face, because, through negligence, he did not draw a line between the written word -dollars.\ Any testimony that the drawer might offer to establish the fact that he gave the note for one hundred dollars must go for nothing, as -there was nothing on the face of the note to show that it had been altered.\ Evidence of an alteration on the face of the note would have changed the case. Let this be a lission to all drawers of promissory notes. No one can be too careful in such matters.—Baltimore News. , ! Georgia has 31 cotton aid wooleminills. MAN THE MASTER. OF IlIS OWN IIAPPIN ESS. The definition of happiness is not easy, if we understand by it, not merely cer- tain fortunate accidents, but rather that feeling through which the interior man receives his deepest sensation of pleasure or pain; for it is very possible to suffer manv and great griefs, and yet not to feel thoroughly tmhappy in consequence; but rather to rind our moral and intellectual nature so purified and exalted thereby that he would not wish to change this feeling for any other. On the other hand, we may be in the possession of peace and enjoyment in the things granted us—we may have absolutely no grief—and yet rind w Ulan ourselves an insuperable void. To be happy, we require a constant em- ployment for the mind and the feelings— certainly a varied one, and one that shall be suitable to the general character, and so much so as to satisfy every need of ex- istence. What is needed to make life re- ally valuable and happy is a mind thor- oughly alive—rich t wadi the power of reproducing all that it gains inwardly from its own deep conununings with it- selfi or externally from its observations on men and things; or else the steady working out a series of ideas, begun ear- ly, and embracing in their course perhaps the greater portion of a life. It is my firm conviction that man has only him- self to blame if his life appears to him at any time void of interest and of pleasure. Man may make life what he pleases, and give it as much worth, both for himself and others, as he has energy for. Over his moral and intellectual being his way is complete. William Von Hum - bolt. THE HEART. From a recent review of Rev. Dr. Houghton's experiments regarding the muscular force exerted by the human heart we condense as follows: -‘The heart is composed of innumerable muscu- lar fibres arranged like two balls of twine, each with a cavity in its center, and both completely enveloped in a third ball. These fibres are, however, not continuous, as in the case of twine wound in a ball, but work independent- ly. By calculating the force exerted by these fibres, when either contracted or extended, and expressing the result in ' -foot tons\—that is, the force required i to lift a ton to the height of one foot—it appears that the daily work of the left ventricle alone, which lifts at each stroke three ounces of blood through a height of 9,924 feet, is equal to about 89,703 foot - tons. Estimating the relative power of the right ventricle to that of the left, in the proportion of five to thirteen, the to- tal daily work of both is equal to 124.208 foot -tons. Although the average weight of the heart is about 9-36 ounces, the work done t's - it in a given time exceeds that accomplished by all other muscles exercised in a boat race during the same period. Helmholz, the German physicist, proved that the heart could raise its own weight, 20,280 feet in an hour, while the best locomotive engine could only raise its own weight 2.700 feet in the same time. An active climber, with the full exercise of all the needed muscles, could only accomplish 9,000 feet in nine hours. or one -twentieth the work done by the heart. A LOVING -- Letter to a Lon= Absent Husband - 6.1 'liner. Come Home.\ [From the San Francisco Bulletin.] A letter has been received at this office from Mrs. Phebe Blanchard of West Claremont, New Hampshire. In the note in which it is inclosed, she says: \Will you be kind enough to advertise the following letter to my husband. The reason I write to you is because I don't know where he is, and my datighter told me she saw an advertisetnent in a paper saying, if any of L. P. Blanchard's rela- tives are living to answer that advertise- ment. She said the advertisement was in the Golden Era, or the person who ad- vertised was at the Golden Era Hotel. She forgot which, and forgot also his name. I a n Luther P. Blanchard's wife, and he has two children, all of us alive and well. I wish very much to see my husband, and the children Wish to see their father more than they wish for any- thing else in the worl.l. It will be twen- ty years the 4th day of next April since he left me and his two small children on West Claremont, New Hampshire, and started to go to California. I have never had a letter front hint since he left home. I sun poor. I have no money to pay for advertising, but if you will aid me to tind my husband, God will reward you.\ The following is the letter inclosed by Mrs. Blanchard. It might be retained at this office to be called for, but the man may be dead, or possibly has changed his name, and the writer evidently intended to have it published, as she adds : \If any one seeing this (the letter to her husband) knows orhas known Luther I'. Blanch- ard, please write to me, and tell me about him, whether he is living, or not. Ad- dress Phebe Blanchard, West Claremont, New Hampshire.\ The letter to the hus- band is as follows : MY DEAR HUSBAND:—If you are still alive. on the face ofthe earth, and this should happen to reach you, I beg you to come home, while you have a wife and children to welcome you. You have a son, of whom any &titer might feel proud. He spoke of you the last time I saw him, and said he would be very glad to see you. if you are alive, and can come home to us again ; and our (laughter says there ie nothing she wants so much in this world as to see her father. We have nev- er had a letter from you since you left home. Oh, my clear husband, do come home. I beg of you. while your wife and children are alive, besides other loving friends who would be very glad to see you. I our children say: \Conte home, come home, comA home, Please father, desr father, come home.\ Oh, Luther, dare I hope for so much happiness as it would give me to see you and the rest ofiny little family all togeth- er again. If you see this, do come home. From your faithful, loving wife. PlIEBE BLANCHARD. Two men in Detroit lately had a singu- lar encounter. Ed. Smith was keeping respectable company with a sister of Fred. Chabot's wife, and the maiden sis- ter lived with the married one. Smith and Chabot had a rourh-and-tumble dis- enjoy- pute about some trilling matter one day, excuse his Ivalking half way up one's train, or in the height of his and Chabot convinced Smith that he was delight carrying the greater portion of wrong by his superior knock -down argu- one's prettiest flounce half way across the ments. Smith had to go and see his lady love, and provided himself with a loaded pistol to knock at the door with. Chabot saw him coming, and went out to the gate to meet him. The owner of the premises, and the guardian of the girl told the lover that he could not enter there, and forbade him to cotne any more. Smith drew his pistol, rested it upon the top of the gate and opened a brisk fire upon Chabot. Chabot some - what taken aback backed oft from the gate and finally disappeared inside of his own door. Smith marched away to his lodgings supposing he had settled that matter. In due time a policeman came to arrest him, and he was astonished to learn that Chabot was not dead, and that he was not summoned to the inquest as he expected to be. Chabot had escaped with only one wound—a slight scratch in the thigh. The rest of the six shots had lilt his vest buttons and bounced off. • If it had not been for Chabot's buttons would be dead. 1 esaa-a-sassa San Francisco Presbyterians are mak- ing aeraegements for a monster revival. NO. 21. in black, after eome further protests, at length consented. They showed him lions'twas done, and they played several games. The gentle- man in black was delighted. Gamblers. want to know if he will play poker, fivc - cent ante, just for the fun of the thing. Gentleman in black says he can't play the game, but they explain again, and the poker commences. The gentleman in black loses every time. There are six men in the game; each one deals before gentleman in black, and time ante has been raised to a dollar. Getitleman iii black deals awkwardly, and looks at his hand. Next man to dealer bets five—goes round, and bets are raised to $100. Gent in black see S it and makes it $100 better. Gamblers look surprised, but will not be bluffed. The bet has reached $500-- $1,000. Gent in black makes it $2.000. All draw out except a Pike's Peak miner, who sees and calls him ---What have -you?\ -Weal,\ answers the gent in black, \I have—let me see—let me see weal, I have four ones.\ The gamblers, who have suspected something - before, now looked wild, :teal the light began to (lawn in the miner's mind. He leaned across the table and said in the most sarcastic tones he could command : \Oh you heave, heave yer, you go! - darned, sanctimonious son of a gun ?\ The gent got up from the table and handed one of the gamblers his card. It read --Bill Walker, New Orleans\—one of the most successful sharpers in the country. ARTIFICIAL BUTTER. There is an establishment in ..Nevl York city where artificial butter is large- ly made for home and foreign consump- tion. This butter is made from fresh beef -suet. The suet is chopped up fine and steamed in large tanks. This causes the separatioa of the fat, which rises to the top and is skimmed off. The titt is then placed in cotton bags and subjected to the pressure of powerful press. The fine yellow oil which oozes out is collect- ed and churned with sour milk for twenty minutes in a cold room, when the butter is made. It is now worked like ordinary butter on a table and salted and packed for use. It was intended to make ten or twelve tons of butter per day at these works. Other works of a similar kind are in progress of erection or in actual operation in other parts of the country. Of course the process NVill only pay where suet is plentiful and cheap, so that the cow's occupation is not yet gone. he 4r 5.S THE GAnE KNOWN Al 'Poss.:en. The St. Louis Globe says: About two years ago a Missouri -river steamboat left Fort Benton with a party of tough and well-to-do miners on board. There were also among the passengers three or four \brace men,\ and before arriving at Sioux City they had generally cleaned out the pockets of the miners. The boat stopped at Sioux City to \wood up,\ and found, among others waiting to get on board, a ministerial-loo'eing personage, with the longest and most solemn countenance on him you can well imagine. He was dressed in a suit of black, wore a white stovepipe hat. and \choker\ collar orna- mented with a black neckerchief. Well, he got aboard, and the boat started down stream. For two clays he was unnoticed by the other passengers, but one of the sports at Fist thought he saw a cnance to make something out of the sad and melancholy individual. The latter would once or twice a day step up to the bar, and with a voice that was as mild and gentle as a maid ens, ask for \a glass of soda, if you please ;\ and then he would pull a roll of bills from his pocket and take a quarter from their In- terior layers. Then he would say to the barkeeper, as if under a thousand obliga- tions, \Tilank you, sir,\ and walk aft again, as if about to commit suicide. This thing had gone far enough, and the gambler I have spoken of at last ap- proached him. \Would you like a little game of seven- up, sir ?\ \Seven-up? What is seven-up? Please tell me, my good friend.\ \Why a game of cards, you know, just to pass away the time ; let us play a game.\ --Mv (rood friend, I do not know any- thing concerning cards; I cannot play them.\ Well, come along : we'll show you how to do it.\ And the mild gentleman General Tecumseh Sherman is an odd genius, yet a great favorite with old and young. He is extravagantly fond of danc- ing, and some one wittily remarked: -He never steps lower than the back of a chair, or higher than the chandalier.\ He is thor- oughly ungraceful, but enters itto the past - time with such relish and earnest ment that one can room, or in the Lancers, for instance, per- sistently going the wrong way in the grand chain, thereby causing the most laughable confusion, and the entanglement of his lower proportions in the surrounding float- ing drapery of the ladies. His wife and daughters disapprove of rouud dancing, and he one day said to me: \ I wish we had dancing at our house—I like to see young people skooting around.\—Cincin- nati Gazette. aim—o—ow Advices received from Cincinnati state that the Price Current of that city will publish its usual annual statement of the pork packing in the West. From private reports it is ascertained that the Current puts the number of hogs killed duriug the season at 5,466,200 head, against 5,410,314 head last year. The average weight of hogs is placed at 214.97 lbs., against 2331 lbs. last year. The average yield of lard for the past season was 35.02 lbs., or about five pounds less than on the preceding year. The following is a summary of the packing in the difierent states: Ohio 906,8a4iro wa 369,275 Illinois ,857,3 4 :.1 Kans•is 0,027 Missouri 743,33C Minnesota .... 32,700 Kent tic ky 25;,'25q 5 1 Michigan 71,519 26,5771Miscellaneous 26,000 745;70;! 5,466,Trii 5,410,311 Wisconsin 333,514 Nebraska Tennessee Indiana Total Total, 167S-3 PUDI_ISitED F.UltR'il c SATURDAY. -- X I - Vitginit City, - Montana, THOMAS DEYARMON, Editor and Proprietor. Papers ordered to any address can be changed to another address atthe option of the sueseriber. Remit tanee by draft, check, money order or reiWitercd leiter may be sent at our risk. THE MADISONIAV is devoted to the advocacy of the principle's of the Democrat iki party and to general and local news. - MORE mERDERING. [From the Gayoso (Mo.) Democrat On Stint/ay evening, just about dark - several men had eb-ingrelfated• at a hiti boat on the Mississinsi river. near the tbot of Cypress Bend, ht this county. - where they took aboard a little tese nsuel benzine. One Eli I lodge lost $i(1; young man by the name of Morris wae accused of having the money. He deni- ed it. A search t was proposed. Morris commenced pulling off his coat, and with an oath said that he would not be searched. While in the act of pulling off his coat. one man attempted to catch hold of him. fell over time stove, knocked it down, and the stove fell on him and burned him considerably. Just then Hodge knocked the lamp off the counter, and fired the fatal shot at Morris. The ball entered the breast, passsing througit the body, coming out near the spinal column. and lodged in time victim's ann, which was thrown behind him while trying to pull his coat oft lie sank down, saying \by G—d I am shot.\ He expired in a few minutes afterwards. Eli Hodge mounted his mule and rode off. Ile stopped at a neighbor's house, told what he had done and left for parts un- known. Measures should be taken to secure and punish the murderer. To kill a mate merely because he is suspicioned of steal- ing it few paltry dollars, is a little more than people are called spoil to quietly suffer. After the killing the young mail was se:welled, and the money was not found upon him. The next (lay Coroner Crockett held an inquest over the body, and elicited the facts as above stated. The copper business of the United States has assumed vast proportions in the last ten years. New inventions and new uses of this metal have required a greater supply. The old mines of Lake Superior have ceased to yield as formerly, hut in Arizona exten- sive mines have recently been brought to light, supposed to have been worked by the Aztecs. It . the Apaches will keep the peace—and there seems to Le a fair pros- pect of their good behavior now—wonder- ful results must follow ll'OM the develop- ment of these copper mines.—Pioche Re- cord. A DESPERADO HANGED. Parties who left Clarksville at 10 o'clock this morning, says a special dispatch to the New York Sun of March 22, say that Sid Wallace, the Johnson County desperado, was to be hanged at 12 O'clock, and that every preparation had been made. A Ga- zette reporter was witL the condemned me a n until 11 o'clock last night, and through- out the conversasion he wore the same con- fident air which has characterized him dur- ing his long imprisonment. Ile wrote a letter to the Gazette last night, in which he says that he is murdered by his enemies through forms of law without giving him the least show. The scaffold was erected in the court- house yard in front of the jail where Wal- lace is confined. Looking at it. the prisoner asked the reporter if he did not think that was a mighty shabby affair upon which to hang him. He expressed no fear co death, Ilnd said confidently that he would . be borne away to heaven by angels. If turned loose, be said, with a couple of good revolvers, he thought he ,could get away with a good many of his enemies; but he said they were afraid to meet him. They were a pack of cowards, who had sworn away his life because they were afraid of hint. He is reported to have killed severa. men besides the one for which he was hang- ed. A larc crowd witnessed the execution GUANT'S STAN DING ARM 1'. The Government Blue Book has just been issued to the 30th of September, 1873, making a book of over one thou- sand octavo pages, in which are recorded the name of all the officers and employeee of the Government up to that period. The followieg comprises a summary of the number of the dude rent heads of de- partments, bureaus, etc. Of Executive oflivers there are ten; Legislative six hun- dred and twenty-six; Department of State, or under its authority, five Inneled and eight; Treasury Depart ment twelve thousand five hundred; War Department. including the army. thirty-four thousand; Navy Department, including the navy. twelve thousand; Interior Department IMO th011saIld seven hundred and nine; Department of Justice, melieling the Supreme and other courts of the United States, but exclusive of court em- ployees, live hundred and seventy-nine; Department of Agricult tire, ninety-three, General Postoffice, including postmast- ers si xtv-seven thousand lour huhdreil and ninety-seven; making a graml tidal of over one hundred and thirty thous:11A five hundred. This is a very respectable army at the command of our Ciesar, and will explain how easy it is to carry an election in toe interest of the Radical party. But not content with this great army of office- holder, the friends of centralization want to take government possession of the railroads and telegraphs and thus double the number of government offiee- holders. Of the above army of office holders, not less than 75.000 of them re- ceive on an average $1,009 per year, or a total of S75,000.000 alone for official sala- ries, not including - the 55,009 others who at $500 per year would absorb $27.500,000 mom, making a grand total of $102,500,- 000 in salaries. No wonder taxes are iiigh when the stealings are added to A TOO REFINED FOR TEXAS SOCIE• [Front the Jackson Miss. Whig and Treaune.] A few days ago a wagon, drawn by a yoke of long -horned Texas cattle. halted on Lafayette street. The wagon contain- ed a good-looking woman, seven child- ren, and considerable plunder. A man, a small boy, and a (log that had rim to tail were the adjuncts. The party were from Texas, and were returning - to their old home in Decatur county. An Alder- man of the city who had pai,sed many years of his life in the Lone Star State ap- proached the wagon. He said to the woman, --From Texas, I presume?\ \Yes sir.\ \Didn't you like the country?\ \No sir.\ \Didn't you like the cli- mate?\ \0 yes.\ eWan't the land good?\ \Yes.\ \How about the crops?\ \0 we made splendid crops.\ -Well. then, ma'am, what on earth is your ob- jection to Texas?\ -Why, sir,\ she repli- ed, -1 couldn't stand the society in that rough country;\ and then she turned to the small boy. her son. and cried, \Sam drive that dam dog out'en the dinner pot; don't you see he's got his nasty snout in- to the vittils.\ ---- .411 110 '4/ - \\le* MEASURING HAY'. To measure the contents of a stack of hay proceed as follows: If it is a round stack, tapering to a point from the ground, measure the width half way be- tween the ground and the peak of the stack, multiplying this width by itself. - and divide the sum by 7.854, this will give the average area of the surface cov- ered by the stack. Then multiplying_ that by the hight from the ground to the point where the width was measured. It these measurements are feet, the sum found is the cubic feet in the stack. It' the hay is timothy, orchard grass, millet or Hungarian. 400 feet will make a ton. or a cube eight feet each way. If the stack is very solid, and was cut wheu dead ripe, 350 feet will make a ton, or a cube of seven feet each way. If the hay is mixed with clover, about 700 feet. or a. cube of nine feet each way, will make a ton. It it is all clover, or light meadow grass. or red top, SOO feet will he required ts weigh a ton, unless it is pressed very hard, when some allowance must be made. These estiniates are made from notes of a great many stacks and MONvs of various kinds. and will gibe a lair rage. 4

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