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• 1111 . 11111 . 1.1 . 1.1. _ 111 . 1111111 .... 11 _ 11111111111111 .. 11 1.1111MMI1le THE MADISONIAN. • to rn ST AY all or 7 - SATURDAY. JVNE 27, 11374. _ tit 2E, Two doors West Iron. Wells, Far - 4o to'a. ssaie• TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One Year in advenee f Eli Months Three Moaths • 4 $5Q0 250 150 ADVERTISING RATES. THE MADISONIAN, as an advertising medium, is equal to any paper in Montana. I c,c 14 1-st -% ! : 1 , 11 Inch........ Inches 3 Inches 4 Inches 6 Inches U Inches 15 Inches $3 $5 $7 $8 $10 $15 5 8 9 10 12 20 7 9 11 12 15 4 5 8 11 12 14 17 30 I 10 12 15 18 24 38 18 24 30 34 40 55 I30 40 50 , 55 61 75 $20 $25 30 40 37 45 65 90 150 55 70 90 140 250 The above scale of prices Is for ordinary sin- gle -column. display advertising. So1i and tabular advertisements will be charged at the i4teli rate ior space occupied. LOCAL NOTICES, Fifteen cents per line for ffrst, and ten cents per line for each additional insertion. •see CARDS, One-half inch, $2 for one insertion; $3 for i two insertions; $8 per quarter; $16 per year. 3' The The foregoing schedule of prices will be strictly adhered to. All advertisements counted in Nonpareil measure. .1013 iEbnirTrriNc;-; Of every description, executed in the best and neatest style, and on reasonable terms. NEWSPAPER DECISIONS. 1. Any one who takes a paper regularly from the Postoffice—whether directed to his name or another's, or whether he has subscribed or not —ia responsible for the payment. .2. If a person orders his paper discontinued, he must pay all arrearages, or the publisher inay continue to send it until payment is made, and collect the whole amount, whether the pa- per is taken from the office or not. 3. The courts have decided that refusing to take the newspapers or periodicals from the Postoftice, or removing and leaving them un- called for, is prima facia evidence of intention- al fraud. PROFESSIONAL. G.F.COWAN, Attorney and Couthelor at Law. Radersberg. Montana Territory. HENRI\ F. WILLIAMS, Att'y & Counselor at Law, VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. OFFICE over the Post Officer. I. E. CALLAWAY, Attorney and Coun- selor at Law. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. OFFICE, adjoining the office of the Secre- tary of the ferritory If.. W. TO01.1e. J K. TOOL. TOOLE &TOOLE. Atic)rneys at 11.4aw. HELENA, MONTANA. Will practice in all the Courts of Montana. :OffN T. Slionfm. T. J. LOWERY. SHOBER & LOWERY, Attorneys and coun- selors at Law. HELENA, M. T. Will practice in all the Courts of Montana. SAMUEL WORD, Attorney At Taw. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. JAMESG. SPRATT, k)vney and Coun- selor at Law. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA. Will practice in all the Courts of Montana. R. W. HILL. Attorney at Law, GILL (TIN CITY, M. T. W. F. SANDERS, Attorney and Conn- selm- at Law. HELENA, M. T. W•11 practice in all Courts of Record in Montana. oa C. W. TURNER, A E: VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. OFFICE: Adjoining colonel Callaway's. • reat 'rite IN. •Ail, ears t irs ars; tent riec - than Car . lute ins s of lee .5 10 ate, 't. or rib - Tsa r so t t 1) ; on e co n, sesi -\earl se or .d on will T ana - 130 4 WM. F. KIRKWOOD Attorney at Law., VIRGINIA CITY. Can he found at Judge spratt's office or Pro- I bate Court Rooms. Will practice in all toe ' Courts of the Territorr. VOL. 1. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY - , JUNE 27, 1874. FRANCE. The daring scheme said to be decided on by the Left or Republican wing of the French Assembly, excites fresh interest in the intense struggle between the Mac - Mahon government and the republic go- ing on in that country. The Left de- mands that the assembly shall either ter- minate the present provisional order by proclaiming a republic as a permanent 'form of government, or dissolve itself. If the assembly refuses to do either of these. it is said the Republican members will abandon their seats en masse. This would probably precipitate the crisis which is evidently destined to come - without it, at no distant day. A resignation of the members of the Left would leave the as- sembly composed entirely of monarchists and Bonapartists, with abundant causes of quarrel between the two. The Bona- partists would be outvoted on every question by the monarchists, and they, in turn, would be forced to resign. and leave the assembly in the hands of the mon- archists. Such a state of things could not last long. A monarchical assembly mak- ing :aws for a republican people would be insupportable, and a violent remedy would be found for a difficulty in which peaceful remedies are not permitted. The assembly would be bound to order new elections to fill the vacant Republican seats. and these elections would be marked by wild excitement, and, per- haps, by revolutionary disturbances. France appears to be growing more and more republican every day, and the pro- cess is accelerated and intensified by the stupid and arbitrary policy of the assem- bly in persisting in its powers long after it has exhausted its authority. SALE OF MR. SUMNER'S EFFECTS. The sale of Mr. Sunnier's effects at his late residence attracted a large number of persons who were anxious to secure mementoes of the deceased statesman. The articles which were sold were of no special intrinsic value, but consisted of ordinary household furniture. The prices obtained were generally very high, and frequently three or four times the value of desks and chairs were paid by those who secured them. The furniture of the dining room alone brought about $900. Most of this was secured by Mr. Worm - ley, the negro hotel keeper, who purpo_ ses to fit up in his establishment a Sum- ner dining room. The highest price paid for any single article was $320 for one of the old chairs formerly in use in the Rep- resentatives' Hall and occupied in the last Congress by Mr. Randall, of Penn- sylvania. The carved oak desk to match WKS bought for $85 by a &mg , iter of Sen- ator Boutwell. Fred. Douglass, C. C. Beaman, of New lork, formerly pets , ..ta, secretary to Mr. Sumner; Freeman Clarke, of New York, and H. L. Pierce, of Boston. all paid large prices for arti- cles of moderate value. Many persons who obtained souvenirs of Mr. Sunnier at moderate prices went away disappointed. The only object left in the house whieh was not for sale was a fine old musical Dutch clock in the hall way, which was reserved, and for which $3,000 is said to have been oflCred. The residence will not be sold Until autumn, when it is to be put up at auction. It is valued at $75,000.—N. Y. World. GEORGE CALLAWAY, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. VIRGINIA CITY, hi NTAN A. IFFIC E. at the Law Office of J. E. Calla- way until further notice. I. C. SMITH, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. (Mee at the Old Le Beau Stand, Wallace Street, where he can be found night or da5 E. T. YAGER, M. D., Physician 'I- I Surgeon. VIRGINIA CITY, M. T. NVill iraetice in all branches. Office one door above the City Drug Store. H. B. BARXLEY, M. D. Physician & Surgeon. RADERSBURG, M. T. AS had twenty-one years' experience in in his professiou—four years of that time II surgeon in the Confederate tirmy. He is pre- pared to perform all kinds of tairgery. IN FEMALE COMPLAINTS, his expe- rieuct not surpassed by any physician in the . erritary. TO THOSE WHO HAVE VENEREAL COM PEA I NTS.--tiouorrheo, if called upou ithui the days after the first appearance, he will cure in seventy-two hours. in Syphilis, W e will cure in live daYs• y Ilia treatment is different from an eltysi- eiall in this Territory. lie is prepared . for Cleansing, Extracting, and Fining 't eet h. AN EX'FRAORDINARY STORY. A transport, with part of a regiment on board, was sailing with a gentle breeze along the coast of Spain. One of the of- ficers was leaning over the poop railing, conversing with a young lady who had inspired him with the tender passion. The fair one was in the act of handing a paper to her lover, when, overreaching herself, she fell into the sea, and, sup- ported by her clothes, drifted astern. The officer lost no time in jumping in after her, and upheld her by one arm. The sails were quickly backed. the ship lay to, and preparations were made to lower the boat, when to the dismay of all on board, a large shark appeared under the keel of the vessel, gliding towards its vic- tims. A shout of terror from the agon- ized spectators called the attention of the officer to the approaching danger. He saw the monster, at length. near him ; he made a desperate effort, plunged and splashed the water. so as to frighten the shark, which turned and dived out of sight. The current had now carried the officer and lady close to the vessel. when the shark appeared a second time, and was in the act of turning on his back to seize the helpless pair, when a private of the officer's company. who was in the hammock nett ings. jumped fearlessly overboard, with a bayonet in his hand, which he plunged into the back of the shark, which. instantly disappearing, the three were saved before he dared to make his reappearance. ANOTHER HEROIC ENGINEER. A telegram from Council Bluffs, Iowa, says that. on Friday June 12. last, as an extra stock train on the Red Oak branch of the Barlington Mis:issippi railway was nearing Farragut, Jack Evans, the engineer discovered a small child on the track, about sixty yards distant. The en- gine was reversed and the brakes applied, but the engineer knew that the train could not be stopped in time to save the child. Evans ran out upon the cow- catcher, and when the train had reached within about ten feet of the child, he made a flying leap, caught the child in his arms, and both rolled into the ditch in time to escape the train, which was running at litteen miles an hour. The child, one year old, was uninjured. The engineer sprained his ankle and was con- siderably bruised, but not seriously in- jured. \Oh Lord, sink the whole of Standish Neck !\ prayed a wrathy deacon, get- ting out of patience with his irreiigious neighbors. 'No, good Lord, Stop! I'm too . fist ! All but lot No. 50. and a road to mill.\ Lot No. 50 was this Christian's farm. THE LATEST LITERARY FOR GERY. From the San Francisco Open Letter. For some time past a poem entitled iBindley and '46\ has been going the rounds of the press, purporting to have been written by Bret Harte. Of course the average editor on seeing a poem by Bret flute grabbed his shears and cut it out to reprint. It finally reached Frank Leslie's, and was given the benefit of a full page illustration by Matt. Morgan. The poem appeared for the first time in the Open Letter, and its history is as fol- lows: Some weeks ago one of the editors of the Open Letter made the assertion that a poem written in the style of any well- known poet, no matter how absurd, would be copied clear to the Atlantic seaboard. This point ITC4., diepitted, and accordingly the poem was written in the Open Letter office as a contribution by Bret Harte, and published as such. The result was as expected. The papers were old, and we now take the opportunity of informing them that, as the joke has gone so far, they might as well know all about it. In the first place, the complete absur- dity of the poem ought to strike any- body. It represents an engineer rushing through the snow blockade without any stoker, and at last freezing to death by the very side of a blazing fire and steam up. The publication of the literary fraud had two results—first, that of proving how much the acceptation of matter de- pends upon the name it bears; secondly, that the discriminating and critical pow- ers of the average American editor are of the lowest. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. A recent ease ol a man condemned to death for murder in Auburn, has revealed the surprising fact that the extreme pen- alty of the law can 'lot be entorced in this country on an uenaturalized German. Cannot, that is to say, if he selects to shield himself under the provisions of international treaty. Charles Eggler, a German, in April, 1873. murdered Ettie Conkling, an American girl, in Cayuga county, New York He was seventeen, and his victim was fourteen years of age. Eggler admitted the killing and was sen- tenced to be hanged on the 5th of June last. After the usual squirming and le- gal twistings of his lawyer to secure new trials and a commutation of the sentence by an application to Gov. Dix—all of which failed—Eggler's counsel as a for- lorn hope pleaded the terms of the inter- national law existing between the United States and Germany. A clause in that instrument provides that subjects of Ger- rEl•aaly t•c•aiviotod of eeirno in thic 4 - 4(unitry may be taken home for punishment. Eg- t glees lawyer concluded to testlis extra- ordinary provision and ascertain what living force there was in it. He enter - viewed the German minister at Washing- ton, who agreed to send the prisoner to Germany if Gov. Dix would transfer him. This has been done, and Eggler, instead of being strangled a week ago, is halt seas over 1-y this time on his way to Baden to be re -sentenced. And will be hanged there? No ! !le was a minor when he committed the murder, and minors under the German laws are ex- empted from the death penalty, which is precisely where the joke comes in for the murderer Eggler. It occurs to us that i the same provision was introduced into all existing international treaties, the sev- eral States would be considerably the gainers, and by the same process we should be able to rid ourselves of a very disagreeable class of emigrants, particu- larly if we substitute the world shall for the word may. In our own instance, take the case of Max Klingler. That presumably daft young gentleman cost the State of Mis- souri several hundreds of dollars, which, if this saving clause of the international treaty with Germany had been known. might have been spared to the tax -pay_ ers, to say n thing of freeing ourselves forever from the support of a most pre- cocious and bloody-minded young butch- er.—Republican. TAXES IN SOUTH CAROLINA. In a long conversation on the subject with Mr. W. B. Smith, one of the largest holders of real estate in Charleston. he said that while the takes were enormous, the people did not suffer so much from them as they did from the outrageously false valuation of property. Some time ago an acquaintance of Mr. Smith bought a small piece of property, consisting of a brick house and the ground on which it was erected. The price paid was so small that when the house was pulled down the cleaned bricks sold for more than the cost of the entire property. After the house had been removed the lot of ground was sold to Mr. Trenbolm, a well-known citizen of Charleston. The price paid by hiln was $400. Soon after it came into his possession, however, it was assessed at $2,800, and, notwithstanding the fact that the ground could not to -day be sold for 6300, he is obliged to pay taxes on the amount assessed. Every eflbrt to have the valustion reduced has failed. Another instance of inlse valuation may be found in the case of the lirm of Muir St Co. of Charleston. A few months ago they accepted fora had debt of $5,000 a small house which would sell for about $2,000, and which was assessed when the trans- fer was made at about that amount. When it was discovered, however that the property had been taken for a debt of $5,000. it was immediately assessed at that figure. The new owners became in- dignant and refused to pay. An addi- tional penalty was then imposed upon them, and having no redress they were, of course, obliged to submit. We have not beard of any cars break- ing down under the accumulated load of specie donated for the benefit of the suf- ferers by the aqueous disasters of Massa- chusetts and Louisiana. - ON THE SIDE.\ Kentucky bugs have taken to chewing tobacco to an alarming extent. There's nothing uglier than the men's hat's this season—except the women's. A bread -baking match at Hartford,Conn., was undoubtedly \much a -dough about no- thing.\ And now comes the conundrum, why is a mosquito like charity? Because it begins to hum. The Chicago Tribune thinks Rochefort is a French edition of George Francis Train. Poor Train! \Clara asked Torn, \what animal drop- ped from the clouds?\ 'The rain, dear,\ was the reply. A Missouri man who swapped wives with another Missourian got a cow, a calf, thirty good steel traps, and four children to boot. When a young lady hits a gentleman over the head with her sunshade, in Kentucky, they say he was \parasoled.\ At Springfield, Ill., Miss Martha Penny has sued Nathan Antie for $5,000 for breach of promise. The odds are against her— to \Antie\ $5,000 for a Penny is rough. A Missouri paper has undertaken to dis- courage dying. It publishes marriage no- tices free, but charges heavily for obitua- ries. TA well-known San Francisco dentist is having a sign painted for his office door giv- ing his hours of business. It starts oft with —\Tooth -pulling soirees will be held,\ etc. A witty moralist says that—\many a man thinks it's virtue that keeps him from turn- ing a rascal, when it's only a full stomach. One should be careful, and not mistake pc- tatoes for principles.\ A book -binder had a book brought him to be rebound. After the job was finished he made the following entry in his day- book: To repairing the \Way to Heaven,\ twenty-five cents. This is the weather to break in new shoes. No other pleasure in life is equal to that of pulling them off at night and putting a pair of feet., that feel like a dropsical toad with a high fever, into a bucket of cold wa- ter. It is not rank, nor birth, nor state, But the \get up and get\ That makes men great. A mother advised her daughter to oil her hair, and fainted flat away when that dam- sel replied: \Oh no, ma; it spoils the gen- tlemen's vests.\ The hotel -keepers of Georgia intend hold- ing a convention. probably at Macon,for the purpose, as they say, of adopting such measures for their self-protection as may become necessary in the event of the pas- sage of the civil rights bill. The new waistcoat has a deep pocket that completely hides a cigar, so that the man that asks for \the mate to that\ can never bring a blush to your face by discovering it after von have told him. \ 1 haven't an- other—a fellow just gave me this.\ If he isn't a hum -bug, he certainly is a bed -Bugg. His name is Elisha Bugg, and he has lain in bed up in Vermont nine years, and all the time in perfect health at that. His wile should try corrosive subli- mate, unless he prefers white of egg and quicksilver. An injmed undertaker writes in the fol- lowing plaintive strain: Thus has it always been, and often I've seen my fondest hope's negation, I ne'er invented a pateut coffin But some fool started hieremation. Old lady (to her daughter, who is anx- iou , ly watching for the boiling of the wa- ter in the tea kettle)—\A watched pot nev- er boils.\ Daughter (disposed to put on airs)—\ Does any pot boil?\ Tell me, ye winged things, That round my pillow roar, Is there no favored spot Where bed -bugs bite no more? What is the difference between a board- ing-house keeper and a cremationist? The one would turn hashes into the men—the other would turn the men into ashes. Mother, may I go out to sing? Yes, my darling daughter; Pray for those wicked sellers of gin And make them take to water! An Eastern poet gives this parting advice to the bridegroom: Be allers kind, and never say \shall And do what you can tew please her, For she's a hum -bred 'Merican gal, And the che-i-ld of hum -bred Ceasar. We do not remember to have seen any epitaph in which a man's virtues are more concisely stated than that upon the late Mr. Mink: The angels to -night, in mansions of light, Are a waltzin' round Anthony Mink: He was faithful and kind, as any you'll tiud, And gin was his favorite drink. A drunken Chinaman, feeling rich and elated at his progress in American civiliza- tion, went through the streets of San Fran- cisco crying—\ Hoop -la! hoop -la! Me all same as Melican man. Hair cut short and drunk like hell!\ One evening at a Paris saloon a group of idlers were discussing polities and people who change their opinions. \Well said one. \I've never cried—'Long live anybo- dy ! ' \ \ Quite so,\ remarked another, \but then 3 ou're a doctor.\ Mrs. Riley of Sioux City, Iowa, recently warned the saloon -keepers of that place not to sell her husbinol any more liquor, and OLD WE isEL's LAST POkER HAND. CENTRAL CITY (COL..) VISITED BY A 8900,000 CONFLAGRATION. The best poker hand we ever heard of was held by old Weasel the other night. Weasel didn't know much about poker, but be wanted to learn, and every now and then (the party was playing euchre) he would show his cards and ask if that wasn't a good hand. Once or twice he bet, but somebody always beat him, be- cause he knew so little about the game. After a while, as Weasel was dealing, and when he had thrown three cards around to each one, he stopped and looked at his three. He looked a good while. Then he got excited. \Now I know this is a good hand. I've learned something about poker in the last two hours, and I'll bet $25 on these three cards. It's just the best hand I ever saw.\ Jones had beaten Weasel on this sort of s banter already, and so he took lip his cards, lie had three aces—a pretty good hand for three cards. Nobody could have a full of fours, and his threes were the biggest in the deck. He bent a pity- ing smile on old Weasel and said : \I think I've got something pretty good here, but I couldn't bet less than $50 on and these outside issues are irregular. I bet $ 1 5 V 0 7 not playing poker, you know, \Done !\ said old Weasel; \What have you got?\ They put up their money, and then Jones showed his hand. \Here's three aces, you old mutton head ! You can't beat that with any three cards on earth. You ought to know better than to—\ \Hold on,\ cried old Weasel, throwing down the king, ten, and seven of hearts. \That's a flush, ain't it? When you've got all of suit that's a flush, I believe; and a flush always beats threes. I don't know much about poker, but it seems to me I've got the best hand out ofjail !\ Jones had forgotten about flushes. In fact, the whole party rather underrated old Weasel because he was a religious man and not supposed to know anything about cards. But they kept a very watch- ful eye on him after that, and when he spoke of poker hands they all insisted on slicking to the game they were playing. AN AUDACIOUS CRIMINAL. British justice goes untempered by mercy, and in many cases is as destitute of wisdom. We learn by a recent Eng- lish exchange, that for the daring and audacious crime of plucking dandelions on a railway embankment, a little child was imprisoned all one night, bail being ref used. \By an unusual miscarriage of justice,\ sarcastically remarks the paper from which we take the facts, \this dar- hig criminst ereene yaars was let loose on society in the morning to prey upon property.\ Is it at all wonderful that the press of Evgla al are almost unani- mously in favor of the abolition of unpaid rural magistrates? A HINT TO YOUNG MEN. In 1855 a young gentleman registered this name in the largest hotel in the City of Louisville, Ky. lie had a pretty good wardrobe, such as young men usually have, including a gold watch and chain. He was in search of occupation. At the expiration of two weeks he took an in- ventory of his personal etieets : -Out of work and no business.\ He had a brief interview with the proprietor of the ho- tel. His trunk was left as security for his board bill; he hypothecated his watch for the loan of $10, and having kissed the tip end of his coral fingers to a kind and sympathetic landlord he \went diving for the bottom.\ He lound \bot- tom\ on Water street, where a steamer was being discharged of cotton by Dutch- men, negroes, and Yankees. Having purchased a heavy pair of boots, a blue shirt and overalls, he commenced rolling and piling cotton at the rate of 5 cents per bale. In three weeks he was promo- ted to the position of \marker with a salary of $45 per month, and at ex- piration of nine months he had a right to grow mellow over a sahuy of $125 per month. To -day this gentleman is one of the largest business operators in Bay street. aos-ss--aas noun' .NG ST. PETER'S TREASURY. A great deal of scandal has been made over the robbery of the suni of 135,000 francs from the treasury of St. Peter's by its Secretary. Signor Fornagi. '1'lle treasury of St. Peter's is administered by four ecclesiastics—Mgr. Vitelleschi, Mgr. Riva, Mgr. Pericole, and Mgr. Montani. When, a few weeks ago, they examined into the state of the funds, they were as- tonished to find a large sum missing. and summoned Fornart to their presence. He confessed that he had speculated with some of the money and had bought a ho- tel in the Via Frattina, which he hoped to rent out in such a way as to enable him when Mr. Riley read the notice in the to soon pay back the money he had ta- Journal he folded his tent like the Arab ken. On further examination it was (Hs - and silently stole away to some place where covered that the large amount of 135,000 he could get his regular drinks francs was gone, and in consequence the prelates said that, although they would hi their charity grant a certain time to Fornari to enable him to refund what he had taken, they must remove him from his responsible position. Instead of en- deavoring to repair the mischief he had done. Fornari's courage gave way, and he killed himself, and so all the world knows what otherwise would have been kept secret.—Catholic Review. without hindrance. A Macon negro philosopher, discussing the relations of the races, said: \You know de turkey, he roost on de fence, and de goose he roost on de ground. You pull de turkey off de fence, and he will git up again. You crop his wings. but somehow or nudder he's gwine to get back on de fence. Now you put de goose on de fence an he will fall off; he don't belong dar. De turkey am de white man. He's down now, but is gwine to get up again. De nigger is de goose. He better stay whar he belongs.\ There is a story of a traveler, who, wish- ing to reach the State of Massa- chusetts. had somehow got turned round and was trotting along very composedly in the opposite direction from the right one to that town. Meeting a farmer in the road, he drew u • and asked: How far is it to Taunton, if I keep straight on?\ \Well.\ said the farmer, with a twinkle in his intel- ligent eye, \if ye keep straight on the way ye are going now, it's about 25,000 miles; but if ye turn righk round and go t'other way, it's about half smile.\ Barnum nose how it is himself now. He recently entered into negotiation with one Mr. Tourgie, of Susquehanna Coun- ty. Pennsylvania. Tourgie's face was ornamented with a nasal organ of unusu- al size, and one of his friends wrote to Mr. Barnum that Mr. Tour e oie 'quid a nose seven inches in length.\ Barnum Immediately wrote to Tourgie to come to New York and he would pay his expen- ses. Tourgie went. Barnum took one look at him, inquired what his expenses were, and handed him the amount, with the certainty that he had been the victim of a joke. Central City, Colorado. was alino:4 en- tirely wiped out by a terrible conflagra- tion lately, the total loss being estimated at $900,000; and yet. strange to say, no one in that vicinity or at Denver had suf- ficient enterprise to telegraph even a brief announeetnent of the fact to the As- sociated Press. Full reports are given, however, in the Denver papers, from which the following statement is obtain- ed: The blaze originated in a Chinese laundry kept by Lay On (no relatiou to Macduff), where the ftmeral ceremonies of a defunct Chinee were celebrating with fire and potatoes. While perform- ing some of their mumery the building was fired, the flames were soon commu- nicated to a wagon -shop, and in a few mutes a general conflagration was in progress. For an hour the flames ate their way toward Black Hawk. inaking• clean sweep eastward. Suddenly, at noon. the wind changed, and doom- ed the city to destruction. With the change in the wind the fire started roar- ing and dancing toward Main Street, and, reaching it, leaped across, giving people barely time to escape before both sides were enveloped in flames. A stand was made at the Teller House and the Regis- ter office, both substantial buileings, which were saved by the aid of their own apparatus. The citizens fought the flames with the bravery of despair, but their efforts were futile. Only two gro- ceries and a saloon were saved, besides two hotels, the schools, churches, am! Register office. But few of the mer- chants were able to save any of' their goods. Over 120 buildings 'Were destroy- ed, including nearly 100 stores, saloons. and business -houses, embracing nearly three -fourths of the property valuation of the city. All the mills and the best por- tion of the private residences remain. The burnt district will probably soon be rebuilt, and in better style than before. A bitter feeling prevails against the Chi- nese who were held responsible for the calamity, and they all left the city at once. They will not be permitted to locate there again. The total loss, as stated, is estimated at $900,000 on which there is not more than $300,000 iustt- ranee. BEAM'S ADORNMENTS—THE HE- BREW BELLES DRESS NOW AS THEY DID UNDER SOLOMON. It is an interesting fact and true to a great extent that the style of dress and ornaments of the Ilebrew ladies of the present day—and in fact the prevailing toilet of all ladies is much the same as during the time of Solomon. With all the changes anti variations 01 centuries, the gradations of chignons and crino- lines, we now find much of the simple grace and easy symmetry of ancient Greece. The Scriptures narrate a great many things about the style of dress worn in the time of Solomon, and in the 1.1w of Moses several directions are given con- cerning garments worn by the Israelites. In the Book of Judges the girls of the period are described by the Deborah as \A prey of divers colors of needle work,\ while Lemuel says, \The clothing is of silk and purple.\ In the frequent Inter- course between the Jewish and olter na- tions the ladies.:t,red of their primitive simplicity, sought the fashions of the clever Egyptians, the elegant Phceni- clans. and the luxurious Persians. Even patient Job became impatient at the dresses, and Isaiah denounces the \wo- men of the period,\ living for nothing but dress and flirtation, with the one desire to \see and be seen.\ to \see and be seen.\ The tnnica worn by the ladies in the time of Solomon was much like the po- lonaise of to -day. and the belt with fancy clasps now worn are about the same as the leather girdles and silver buckles worn of old. We also find recorded that trains were worn to dresses, and that camels' hair shawls were common. Em- broidered mantles, fastened with golden pins, are also spoken of. The hair was also oiled, dyed, and put up in coils; lit- tle curls were let hang over their fore- head, and, strange to say, the girls of Solomon's time, it is stated, used paint. Vails were worn, and sandals were made of blue and violet colored leather, with fancy latchets. Solomon as is rela- ted, said to Shnlamite: \How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, 0 prince's (laught- er!\ _Hair nets were worn, and earings of all forms and much value were very common. Bracelets on the right arm, strings of pearls and heavy gold chains around the neck, rings on the lingers, and other ornaments, were all worn by the ancient Hebrew ladies. THE FRENCH WAY OF SAVING CHICKEN FEATHERS. Cut the plume portion of the feathers from the stem by means of ordinary hand scissors. The former are placed in quantities in a coarse bag, Which, when full, is closed and subjected to a thorough kneading with the hands. At the end of five minutes the feathers, it is stated, be- come disaggregated and felted together, tormhs(r a down perfectly homogeneous and of great lightness. It is even lighter His house was searched by the police. than natural eider down, because the lat- and great excitement prevails in St. ter contains the ribs of the feathers, which give extra weight. A quantity Petersburg over the atIldr. equal to about one and six -tenths Troy ounces of this down can be obtained We have seen several miles of poetry hay - NEWS ITEMS. The three County Commissioners of Barn- well, S. C., convicted of corruption, have been sentenced respectively to ten years, nine years, and thirteen mouths in the pen- itentiary. Arthur Orton has been set to work in Newgate as a tailor. A delicate acknowl- edgment this of his ability to cut \out 01 whole cloth.\ Prison diet, moreover, is rapidly reducing him to a ninth part of his former self. The black flies collected on the track of the railroad between McAdam and Canter- bury in such numbers, the other day, that they stopped a train of ears, acting like grease, and sand had to be applied before the cars could go on. Sargeant Bates advertises for a young man from Chicago with $300, to make the tour of Europe with him, and carry the American flag. The young man from Chi- cago is to look after the flag, while the Ser- geant tetked ualre 01 the $300. Seth Green's grayling spawn at the Cale- donia (N. Y.) trout ponds are hatching sat- isfactorily, and probably in a few years the grayling will be as well known in our cold waters as the trout. It is believed that they will increase twice as rapidly as the trout, being much hardier. Two planters, named Burgett and Gri- dens, living near Cat Island, La., settled a dispute recently, with shot-guns. Burgett, after having received live shots, was finally shot through the body, hi the region of the heart, and died soon after. He is the fourth brother killed in combats with neigh- bors. Hon. H. W. Hilliard. of Georgia, writes a letter to the Atlanta Chronicle, which shows that common sense in financial questions is t:lked as freely in the South and West as anywhere else. He says it is idle to charge the President with hostility to those sec- tions of the country which require an in- crease of circulation. No proposition is sounder than this terse statement in regard to money. Five years ago Miss Gaylord, of Boston. and her sister started for Denver in their own carriage on a wonderful journey of 13,000 miles, which having accomplished, the returned to that city sale and sound. They have visited every camp, settlement, village and city in the Western Territories and on the Pacific Coast. Miss Gaylord now starts for Australia, where she will spend the next two years in a similar ex- ploration journey. A PRETTY GOOD STORY. A boatman on the Mississippi River tells the following rich one: A poor chap was going down the river in a dug- out, and had been informed 01' a certain locality called nick's Bend, which was eighteen miles around, and in one place about a hundred yards across_ lie NVIIS advised to load at the !Jarrow point and dra , 2 - his craft over, hut he passed the spot going down without observing it, and paddihor on eighteen miles around, he struck it on the other side. Landing, at once, he dragged his boat across, and went gliding along dOWn with a light heart, till he came along within a few paces of the spot where he had dragged across before. Thinking it was a new cut off, he went ashore and tugged his boat over again. When he got back to the river a second time he sauntered round a little to stretch himself, and soon discovered an old newspaper. out of which he had taken his breakfast that morning. It was now about sundown, and he had paddled about thirty-six miles without any flattering progress. he scuttled his dug -out with a hatchet, built a, camp and wated till next day for a steamboat. ANTIQUITY 01' INTOXICATION. THE MADISONIAN • —Is -- PUBLISHED EVERY 4 1 iTERD - AT - Virginia City, - licentana. THOMAS DEYARMON Editor and Proprietor. Papers ordered to any address can be changed to another address option of the sucscriber. Remittance by draft. cheek, money order of registered letter may be sent at our risk. TIIE MADISONIAN i devoted to the advocacy of the principles of the Deniocrutic partv and to general and local news. INTERNATIONAL CAMP MEETING Al' ROUND LAKE. The projected International Caws Meeting, to be held on the grounds of the Rotund Lake Camp Meeting Associa- tion next July. promises to be the larg- est gathering of the kind ever held in this country. President Hillman has just returned from the Conference of I he Methodist Church. South, which iia been in session in Louisville. :111(1 witl'. there secured the hearty co-operation ot the Southern Church in the enterprise. of which he is the active manager and the head. While on his return he met the Bishop of the Northern Branch of the Church, in session at Columbus, and re- ceived like gratifying assurances of co- operation from them. The following Bishops have expressed their intentiou to be present during the July meeting-, which will commenee on the 8th and continue two weeks: Bishops Kavanaugh, Pierce. Daggett, and Wightmau. of iht Methodist Church South, together NYL - . the Rev. J. B. McFerrin, Missionary • retary. and other eminent elergy;ii,•:. from that poriion of the Colon;Hi hues (who will have charge of the i:1( ••• jug). Simpson, Peck, Ames, Havels is's- ter. Andrews and Scott of the Methodist Church North; Bishop Clinton. of thc Colored clieeeh South; Bishops M ilea and others, of the African Zion Church. and Campbell, of the African Methodist Church; also, Bishop Richardson, of Canada, who will be accompanied by several distinguished ministers.represent- ing the difierent branches of the dwell in that country. Dr. Webster and other ministers from the Methodist Protestant Church of Baltimore, Rev. Dr. Clarke, and Ex -Gov. Pierrepont, of the Non - Episcopal Church of Virginia, and Rev. Epps Tucker, of Alabama. editor of the Congregational Methodist, will be among the eminent sei 'reset) tat ives oldie church preseat.—Christian Advocate. CONTENTS 01\I'llE CALIFORNIA AQUARIUM CAR. from the leathers of an ordinary sized pullet, and it readily sells in Paris for about two dollars a pound. The down thus obtained is said to form a beautiful cloth. For about a square yard of such material a pound and a half of the down is required. The fabric is found to be almost indestructible, as in place of fraying or wearing out at folds it only seems to felt with a greater de- gree of thickness. In addition to these valuable quantities, the fabric takes dye rapidly and is thoroughly waterproof. soss-ss-sto The Reading police keep a list of la- dies who flirt in public. The abuse of fermented drinks is as old as the world. But the extension which this abuse has made, and the aggravatei character which it has assumed, have made it one of the special calamities of our age. Man does not get mellow to- day at meals only. and with liquors of a natural and geneleats character; away from the table, anti ‘N•hile fisting, he ad- ministers to himself an artificial prepara- tion which is either poison or a medicine to render hint more efficient. Modern alcoholism is quite another thing from the brutal but transient intemperance of tne past. It has all the evils of that in- temperance which the preachers forbade the Hebrews to indulge in, \caused' an- ger to riseand bringeth ruin upon many,\ and possesses. moreover, a surplusage of vices of its own and a malignity unknown to olden times. Recent medical studies have demonstrated beyond a doubt the murderous efficacy of the alcoholic poi- son. and the pernicious influence which it exercises 'mon the organization and in- telligence of man. It is, therefore, a scourge inflicted on modern times—a new scourge—a spontaneons and characteris- tic product of our civilization. \When the cat's away the mice will play.\ The Czar of all this Russians left the capital a few (lays ago to pay a fam- ily visit, when his brother, the Grand Duke Nicholas, took advantage of the oc- CaSi011 to raise a dist urburbanee for which he was arrested and lodged in the cala- boose. His offense is not mentioned by the cable, although it is unquestionably a serious one; for grand dukes are not jugged on trivial provocation in Russia. ing its inspiration in that dash ahead of' the emptying dam, but we give the preference to the following lines quite as much because of their heroic tone as for their illustrious poetical parentage. (It will be noticed that no quotation marks are used:) Good Collins Graves, the milkman, rode Before the dam's disaster, And as the torrent onward flowed, His steed he spurred the taster; Ah, surely, these be honest times, Since, checking bmnnau slaughter, A man of milk neglects his dimes To caution men 'gainst water. It was in Troy, and he only had an inno- cent flirtation with her, but her husband killed him as an example. [From the Rochester Democrat.] Yesterday the California aquarium car passed through this city en route to time Pacifie coast, and stopped here long enough to renew its supply of ice and procure some other articles. It was in the charge of Livingston Stone. engaged by Commissioner Baird for this trip. Seth Green and other interested parties made an examination of the ear, its ap- paratus and contents. It is a large pas- senger baggage ear, forty feet long by nine witle, with twelve wheels, an air brake and a Miller platform. At one end of the ear is a stationary fresh -water tank holding five tons of water. and, at the other end, two salt -water tanks, holding in the aggregate the sante amount of salt -water. The ice boxes are over the tanks. and there are upward of tweutv port:dile tanks between these two. In the top of the car is an :tinning maehioc for forcing air into the water in the tanks and cans. This is an ingenious coutri- lattice and works finely. supplying . the fish with all the air they need. It was stated that not a fish had died since the ear started on its long journey. The follow- ing are the varieties of fish in the various receptacles: Lobsters and oysters from Massachusetts bay; tatitors, eels, and nitt g fih s , and blue tih s frm o , I t_i o si fts t i .ki i i t a n o 7 ) : r it;t 11i ) i : : 1 1 ' ii s V . l id n'mgaiu am ii Nebraska. horn pouts from Lake Cham- plain: fresh ‘vater eels amid shad from the 11 (111-1)11 river; eat fish from Raritan river. N. J.; alewives from Mystic river, Mass. The fish are to be placed in the waters of California. alp•••.- eeemill e- t ) Ult Under this head the London MedicaT says: \Upon the average, boys at. birth weigh a little more and girls a little less than six and a halt pounds. For the first nine years the two sexes continue nearly equal in weight, but beyond that flint, males :let - Wire a decided preponderaiwe. Thus, young . Inen twenty iieersos. about 143 pounds each, which the yeueg women of twenty average 120 panels. Men reach their heaviest bulk at about thirty -11 'ie. when their average is about: 128 'ennuis. Taknor mei' and ‘N'onieti to- gether. their weight at full growth aver- ages about twenty tumult's as heavy as they were on the first day of their existence. Men range from 108 pounds to 220 pounds, and womeu from 88 to 201 pounds. The actual weight of human i!3' Iii taking the average af ages and Con- ditions. nobles, elei•gy. titikers. tailors, maidens, boys, girls, and babies are it. - chided. is very nearly 100 potinds. figures are given in avoirdupois ws: _ but the ailvovates of the superior! women might make a nice point. by tredueing the ride that. women be et] by ti•oy like other jeWels, a nd ineti avoirdupois. The figures will then sta\.t —voting Men of twenty, about it! pounds each, and so on. --- THE TOMB OF MARSHAL NEV. There is, in die city of Metz. a hair! sonic statute of Marshal Nev, and hi name certainly lives in history. But, ac- eerdher to a correspondent in Notes :111. Queries, his grave is sadly neglected. L. is in Pere lit Chaise, in the principal ave- nue, and close to that in which Beranger and Manuel, the orator, lie together, sur- rounded by the sumptuous tombs of his brother marshals, and within sight of those of Generals by and Gobert, and that of Baron [Army, the surgeon of Na- poleon 1. -He has no cenotaph or' shut - pie headstone even, to tell the passer-by who it is that lies within the lichen -cover- ed rusty -iron railing: and few there are who recognize it, unless prompted by in- dividual interest in the interpid and un- fortunate soldier, or by curiosity at the wildness of the reglected, unwred-bur ',lace. Years ago some one laid out the inclosure as a small garden. but no one since has ever tended it, and weeds have choked all but a few small wild flowers. There is now no slab or inscription such as was described as existing - in 1827, or, it there is, it is completely hidden beneath the ground and tangled priar.\ A not h- er corrrespondent says he visited Mar- shal Ney's grave in 1861, and it was just in the condition described, the mak grass growing all over the Brave.. Wales wants $200.000 for taking Ilk mamma's place at Court during the past few sears while Her Majesty was indillg- ing in widowhood. Her Majesty, how- ever. refuses to pay it, and both agree that there ought to be another appropri- ation notwithstanding the immense in- comes of both the Priace and the Queen. We think o too. For what other pur- pose do the Englkh keep up the pomp and nonsense of a Court, except as a means of spending superfluous money? Eegland get: plethoric, and a little flood letting is occasionally needed. If the royal family are not designed for that purpose, we cannot conceive what on earth they are for. Centandy they do uothtng else visibly. .ams-se-aase The more that is learned about the verdict of the military court in the ease of General Howard, the more unsatisfac- tory it becomes. How any body cf in- telligent men, in view of the admitted theft of a quarter of a millioa of dollars from the funds of the freedmen's bureau, ean find the chief of that bureau guiltless of either crime or neglect is one of those things that as Dundreary would say, fellah never can find out.\ It is aimply in outraire upon the mace of tualea.

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