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lady's dIrtry m uowertm
At swh a Untm I trembling I
And e*aild I utter igaup or cry,
I'd ltw hin, with a pleadintg tgh
To sre my crysiaL
Aod Uwa upon my dil whbt.
I mark with slder hands the ti
Of hia& moiunents, short and ad
q Clrkly passing.
TWhe darkness steals aw the f
When ftll the curtain of chE.
Ibemath her pil4ow. suft and wr
She gnUy lays me.
I m her eontant fried d iad i
Aid It bhr hremr or at her b1i
A happy Lttle watch I bide,
Forever ame her.
-Zyeam May Hauer.
THE DUNGEON STRAW.
He had pasned his arms ten yeas ina
m_ mwithout doing anything, stli
a land ltting himself to the habits
o1 the place. Then. as there were yet S
ear of prison life before him, he said
a-e Se morning thit t was shameful to
lead no Idle a Illre an that he must create
for himself some occupation worthy, not
o- a freeman, since be wasr prisoner, but
wethy simply of a man.
He devoted a year to relGetionto weigh
ing the different Ideas which presented
themselves, to seeking a definite aimn or
hte eaistence. To educate a spider? An
ld story, too well known. To copy P1l
l co indeed t A pure bit of plagiarIsm.
To ount with his figer the rough places
en the wall? A rdculous amusement,
melees and without appreciable resule.
"I must," said he, "aid something at
the same tie novel. useful. and defying.
I must Invent a teak which shall occupy
my time, which L shall e productive of
name good, and which shall have the
value of a protest" Another ear was
employed i e thi sereb, and at last un
emes erowned his efforts.
It was a veritable dungeon, that in
whieh4hes risoner lived, which the sau
eaneed b for one short half-hoaur daily,
and thsn by a single ray which was a
meee thread of light. The bed on which
the uhappy man stretched his aching
limhe was apile of wet straw."
"The very thin," he cried with erw.
Now I shall defy my jailers and cheat
FIkt he conasted the separate strawe
that made up his bundle. There were
1,l' straws. A meager bundle!
Then be made an experiment to afbe
out bow long it would take to dry a single
straw. ThewtoeuartNe of an hour. It
would require for them all-o the 1,a07
atrae-a total ofd9D hours l 1S mlinutes
with a half-hour of sunshine a day, 1,981
s c. ulating that the sun would
Satleast one day out of the three, it
would require 16 years, 1 month, I week,
an ddas. That was within six months
of the time of his sentence. He set to
work at once.
very day that the su shoe the prison
er carra astraw and put it in the sun
shine. busying himself thus whenever
there was sun. For the rest of the time
be kept warm under his clothes the straw
he bad been ahIo to dry.
Thus ten yearm I . The prisoner
tos on r third of the damp straw.
.al he ha stuffed in the bosmml of his
ouse the other two-thirds, which, one by
aue. he had dried.
Fiiteen yeas paused. Happiness un
epeakabe Only 126 Lamnp straws re
Eighty-four cays mor and the prisoner
scarcely could contain hinself. Proud of
his work, victor over clrcuastauaces be
cried with the voice of an avenger, with a
amockirg, rebellious laugrbh:
"Ab! ab I You coderlamned me to the
wet steaw ofa dunge. Well, weep with
r,-.! I sl.eep ., . straw, . .
S wA p I A eruel destiny was watching for
h nlglbt rwhile the prisoner dreamaul
rd the lhasrneus in store fwo him in his
wild jqa threw out his handls in speech
less exultation. upset the water-Jug, and
the water ran trlckling down his breast.
All of the straws were wet.
What to do now Y To hegiln again the
tell of Siesphur? To pass fifteen years
amore _ puttng straws to dry in the slendler
bh, the disoauragemment of it! You, the
?ortunate ones of the world, who give up
a pleasure if twenty-five step are neees
mary for its acquisition, dare you cast at
him the first stone?
But you may hbe had only a year and a
half maoe in prison.
And do you count as nothing wounded
pride, fallen hope ? Think t This nmno
would have worked fifteen years to sleen
on a bundle of dry straw, and should be
consent to quit his prison with wet straws
ellngi. to his hair ? Never! One is either
-orhy or unworthy.
Eight days and nights be writhed in
agony, wrestling with despair, striving for
a foothold in the ruin which overwhetmed
-He finished by losing his bhokl, and by
--knowledging detest. He had lost the
One evening he fell on his knees, de
DE1 O WryEI use awa u u.. uSSý'
SGod" hbe cried In his tears. "pardon
sae that I have lost oourase today. I have
suffered for thirty years. 1 have felt my
ebase waste, my skin mortify. and mnr
eyes qw dim, anld mny hair an~uI tet faill
[me. have resisted hunger thirst, cold
and .d I had a hope whch sustained
a oorta s I had an aim in mylife. Now
t is imposible to satisfy ny hope. Now
the aim is gone forever. Pardon me that
I desert my pos, that I quit the field of
battle that I Br like a cowald. I can
ear it no longer." Then in a sudden
asoess of i a biad ha cried :
"No. no, a tbo a es no I It shall
mot he said that I have lost my life for
odng. I will not dsert. I am not a
aes. No I will net sleep for a minute
an the damp straw of the dungeon.
alil detlest sUme."
saL .a pedied durin the night.
et an hreieadliestloa. Hle
ad ee arll his sbsw.-IVe M tihe Isseh
mush earpes ife aE astes a Cmmella.
AN OLD-TlIM JI.TIM
W - -.
-amterintm f am amedteem tM of
4aenf, jer to Dom, duke et V -w.,eft
In the t-m o mm y, e- a the .- -
his Na.udm. As Oeaells wo as h
wato mo Ie. reMuad -bTSae
Salms or him. "-eMG a
m *," mad the r "divide t amem
bTe egw uvoked p me I onhimm,
eaewht t Oa fpoa . a t.low
wmndld uhe mBW ml, .me tl theM.
eib ct serud see aohenr o eheml, and
fbreen we eded to blew.. GrT
would reeakre him to bmeath. He was
eas, t a man p r any Ge to patr ole on
ecept bliewol. .ellto wadeth him In a
bot, and eleerto pushed the duke Into
the water. Aid had beamn pviously
Sided, and the prin-e wa drwa as
and put to bed. The Mk. nd the bath,
and ed cr d the ar i tid. bt he
was so nraged with G lla that
be exiled the mrnS who w both a fool
a car filled with Paduan *oi, an evasion
of the edict of banishment glsa to have
beme practiced l many a Jtester. The
duke ordered him to be bbeaded, but
eaying privately thast e would only re
p fright withfright he directed te exe
cutioner not to ute te asxe, hut to let fall
a sintgle drop of water on the culprt's
aeek. GoIella was led to the araffokl;
all the useal loom preparat were
imade. He was blindfolded and made to
lay his head on the block. The execu
tioner, fronm a vial, let fall a drop of wa
lar on Gonella's neck. Them, amined shouts
of laughteflr, the jester. silent now, was
bidden to rise and thank the duke for his
eleneney. But Gonella never snoove; he
woodead-killed br hais master's Jest.
Mr. "aase e one "sh .
Prm tiet New York Tribes.
Per several p-Ia Mr. Blaine had a eol
o.ed comaehman n Augusta who was one
ot the featares in the town. He lives in
Augusta yet, and his mane is "Pred"
Brown. "Pred" can neither read nor
write, but he always looked after the fanm
ily's mail, and was never known to make
a mistake in distributing it. He was vel r
proud of this acaomplishment, alnd
ways delivered letters with a geat flour.
imh. He war a politician from bead to
ool, and in speeki of sbe republican
party would say "we' and "us." e was
a much devoted to the disemmalon of poli
tics in those days that when he war miss
ing eam his regular duties he could gam
earily he Ifoud leaning over the side
face, esmndiag good republican doc
trines with much elaecs. PerhabM his
interest in politics unitd him for e la
bor of a coac or perhaps he de
served to bold oflice, but at any rate Mr.
Bkalne secured a new coachman.
".Ped," however, was so devoted to Mr.
Blaie that he continued to mnake himeeli
a feature of Mr. Blalne's house and
roundsl. After he secured his place as
nibt watchma a the state house, acros
thsteet from Mr. Blaise's home, he
pnt the hours in the neiborood of
daight in watering the lawns of the
ouse and in looking after the shrubbery.
It was the greatest pleasurse of his life to
be allowed to do something for Mr. Blaine
or one of his family. He had an exceed
iangy high estimatio of his own import
ace, too. On election days he was abroad
bright and early, dressed In his best, and
from the opening to the closing of the
-.is he could he seen driving voters in a
from their homeb t the polling
places when the mes were lanme or ill or
in any way unable to walk. There was
such a solemn earnestness about "red's"
manner as such times that be seemed to
be carryig the burden of the election on
An Illustration of "Fred's" sublime con
fldence in Mr. Blaine is found in the way
in whlich be became a nigalt watchman in
the state house. omen of his friends ad
vised him to obtain sgnatures to a pe
tition. He bad the petito drawn up an.d
went to Mr. Blaine for the first s ture.
Mr. Blaine amzied his name to the paper
and "Fred" went away. Several days
afterward one of his friends asked himn
how his petition was getting along. "Oh,"
sakt "Fred," cheerfulaly, "it's all right.
The whole thing's fxled. I've got the
place and it's safe in ny pocket here."
He pulled out his petition withl an un
usual show of dJignity and showed it. Ther
wau Mr. Blaine's name, but no other.
"FPrd" had not looked for another, nor
thad he Iresented has petitkn. He had
gone arounaml with the paper securely hut
toumed in his pocket, serrnely emnftldent
that he was thie night watchman if ever
nuan was a night watchmasna. When he
was urged to get moe meanes he was
grieved and astonished. But he got the
ranmes, and he gnt the place.
A hCtseteae tememtaetees.
Prom the Now York ltar.
Apropos to the recent demonstration at
Gen. Mahiote's house Johln S. Wise tells
tie following story: " The night after the
election betwee. Gen. Lee and myself the
Ide.ltI at.r (al.Io lp )to myIr house aind
hulried ine with tihe honors of war. They
had a hand and played the 1eadl March'
and perhaps 'The R·ogue's Mareh.' They
had torches anal waved handkerchiefs,
and greamltl. and sung for about two
Iours. tlf course there was no violence,
for, while the city of Richmond always
gave nme a very black eye politically. it Is
an orderly city, and I believe I had as
many personal friendlt in the demnocratic
party as any naun in the city. I listened
to the racket and watched them frona my
bed, rather amused at their tesfoolery,
and went to sleep before they left. Net
day I went shooting. Instead of nmopin
around with a sick stomach and headache
after one of those cycluones I would dress
up and walk down-town smiling anid hap
py, or go shootingl. Itrain returned
abut lO p. m. I had no I would be
honored two nights in succession. The
cab containlung my dog and myself made
a grart noise on the street and I did not
hear very well. We pulled up suddenly
at the front of my house. I threw open
the door, jumped out upon the c age
block with my gun in my hand, and lo
and behold tI was in the mLdst of aboat
110 men and boys who were singing lang
John Wise on a sour apple tree.' It was
like a man and a bear meeting at a turn
In tbe road. Before I quite took in the
situation the crowd was gone. It melted
like snow. Evidently thought I had
come for business. If they had waited a
little longer maybe I would have left. As
t was their music was cut short as pie
crust. They had reachbed about the .yli
ble ap of the apple tree when I turned u
so Addnly, and that ended It."
Paesluts a T.m.utoer.
From the Toronto Orip.
tmall bog: "Say, dad, I wish you
would give me a bicycle." Old man:
"Can't aEord it. my son. Rent too high,
coal too dear. Beeldes, I don't want Pou
to break ouer meek." "Well, then, a tri
ecyle." "Can't do it. But I'U tell you
what you oan have. When winter cones
I'll try and m get ou a ane long Icle."
The roumsgtr in pa-Led.
LookLag a planmia g for Holiday Gifts
is tb weork ofthe present.
We cordisa Invite the p.sml.ary iFs
It of *lapetb an d wish to impress you
with the reotmbo t that we have no old
ls, a@shp-wo ng soods to frce on you
at high prices Oar stock is all new, and
large additioen will be made to it in the
aezt ten days.
J. MERRILL & CO.
1I nE i -. ,.=: -m I
Popular Price House.
Our Entire Stock of Ladies'.
Misses' and Children's Wraps
Now on the Market at
This includes new wraps
now coming in. We have
the most elegant
FALL AND WINTER
Buy wraps this week and
No better opportunity
ever offered to get wraps at
a saving of
25 PER CENT.
Ladies' dress goods this
week at io cents off.
We are pushing every
line of goods--offering su
perior inducements to buy
Our great stock of hosiery
and underwear is being sold
Men's goods, including
fine and medium dress suits,
overcoats, etc., all marked
Boys' every-day pants at
25 cents per pair.
Boys' school suits at $I.50
"Boss of the Road" over
alls at 50o cents.
Hats, caps, gloves, etc.,
at lower prices here than
can be found elsewhere.
See our 5o-cent tapestries,
our 25. 35 and 5o cent in
Oilcloths and Linoleums
in great variety of patterns.
An immense stock to be
See our lineof ladies' and
misses' wool hosiery at 25
cents per pair.
Seventy new colorings in
36-inch I lenrietta cloths at
o2 cents per yard. This
week io per cent off, thus
reducing them to i8 cents.
ie per cent off on plushes
and silks this week.
See our immense stock of
ladies' and misses' aprons
New muslin underwear
New tea gowns this
Crowding blankets and
quilts. Buy perfect goods
at low prices this week.
We are getting ready for
the holiday trade. We have
several carloads of choice
novelties to make room for.
Hence our low prices
to make room.
J. R. Boyce, Jr., & Co.
CIrw 10 a mls .rw, kU, IML
J. J. JACOBS,
OF DUTf 3
OPENSTATE JULY 1 9
When. Iarel s4.ma es romads .4e1r . W.lm
Uls.: ame. lm...ak /u m N ... n -
Olm a th bd amet sad amcot ermlly up
pald hotels I the Umited kab. Tlharouhlyr
Irsemo, mad proidhld with eevatamd. e I
beils, Ar. tals, rma waterU. bahu. age.
hee. Opus Pre -Lee. all m ed m dems inw
eervice waltey Iret-dams. Umlte from.
$3.50 per Day Upwards.
mesrening to el. ma haracts o roms
DaL IIAIRBlfAUG. Magrr.
DRS. LIEBIG & CO.
\ Permanetly bL ed in
At boutheat Corner of MaiL and BDeadway.
Private Eatrance at s Broadway.
LIEBIG WORLD DISPENSARY
Medical and Surgical Institute.
Kmansas ity Ma Ran Franolaeso Cal
I-. Itbig (eo. are rep F grduate. ia med
ktnae tsr surgery and pl c practLters an
thutrlz by tlii m ot M-,- rdiforni nd_
.()MONTANA. to treat all C'hroitl e,Nervuus and I
vate diseases. (whether rc l by Imprudence,
EXIces, or l'.mitaion) .,manal W eekirs
(night lomes), Neual IkeblUty. (lms of meua
Power) Nervous Ilkrllty, (lo of nerve
rlm...l ~laes of the bhl, (yph O r
he-a, ntaet and Stricture) tCurled elu' e eCm
·uw mteid with life mamberhlp. C(harges low.
1 cmuued of ijia red. All medicineM are es
c ially pre wfor each iandividual ame, at La
tratory. o injurious or poanous cmpounuds
No time lot from bumines. Patients ate -
tan trtd by letter and expea.
sent everywhere fr frm te or bre akae.
In dise.ses of the ood Her an
Nervos syem, as well as Aver
tirarvl (Complalnt. heeumatim, rls
all other ('hroic .Usm..
Write for lustrated Deformtes,
Club ee. euratre o T
cal oper , Ear,
tmas of Women a pedelit. Repara. par
l onre o Mer ltabe dal and urpll Ias
tute A luldispelsciety of Private
AU bluod dimer. maealiy treated.
iltis Poaion removed from th syste
mercury. New Iestorative r tfor
f Vuat Power. Prsoam unable to vlus May
peal and Nervou Ise , enal Wcm
new eat bym ll aw.vr e o .n
ond ines obat-B olot 9 cae . and we wd
Oae roenrapper tri e easPe:
FRASER & CHALMERS "
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Geared and Direct Acting,
Prs.eeet .ad Danvwpmems a lre. s.. -
IMPROVED AIR COMPRESSORS,
" Wire Tramways
True Vannin Machnlas and Zsmbr Coeaentrator. Uleetri eight Pian..
Amest for Rand Rook Drills and Compressou., Otis rle atoms, Knowles'
Pumps, Root Iowewr Kinelandd Douglas Saw Mill. P.Emnangelvanla
Diamond Derl and Mf. Co. Iamgewaneat Heaees.
SHAY PATENT LOCOMOTIVES,
United SB.tes ZSerle Light Co. New Maves Macbinh Tools. Masa
-e - t
L. C. TRENT. ALT LE CI, UTAHCI
Gu j.L Wmarrax ]c Aona.
" Sole Western Agent fore
Tyler Wire Works Double Crimped Mining Cloth.
E. C. FREYSCH LAG & CO.
LEADING SHOE DEALERS.
Bart & Packard d Laird, Schober & Iltchell's
FINE SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
CLOSING OUT SALE
Desiring to close out our entire stock of Clothing aud Furnishing
Goods and handle nothing but Boots and Shoes exclusively, we wil
continue our sale of Clothing at Actual Cost until every garment is
sold. If you need a suit, a pair of pants, or an overcoat. See our
prices before you buy and save money.
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Next Door to Bank, - - - - Anaconda, Mont.
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