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";iou nOld Scoundrel."
It wa. a Pullman "dleeper" between
Albany and Buffalo. Among the passen
gers were a little middle-aged couple evi- a
dently on their firsti journey, and a sour- 'I
faced old maid, dessieated in her general t
effect, who was traveling alone. The 1
couple had an lipper birth, and the "mlnaid
en well stricken in years," the upper birtl:
ilrlan adjoiinilg secition. In the same eat
were a couple of frolicsome youths, ready
for any sort of mischief. Bed time calnlm
and all hands retired. But the husbandi
cotiii not, hrl'ep. Whether it was because
of h;le l.,i.t Ii ol tIhe car, ithe noise, or tlhe
i . \t "h of' t !he uit' lion, he couhl ltot, tell. ,
lbut try :s lye would he could not sleep. 1
At inb1 h it oe .rredi to hi Ithat lie wa;
thirsty. he inmre he thought of it the
mlre thiity ht' go. So he called the pir
ter, who g.t' the ladder a:d helped him ,
dolrwn. No. while' he' w;i gone for watel
oneof !i h "i'h " ,-tpld outi of bed and
,-i'if d the ]idler so it rveuted agtuinst the
ber.tl iin xvhichli ti,: aitrient maid was sleep
inig, :tuil 110i' r'turneil'i to his bld to nllot
the r!-t!lt. In :lillomllent or tuwo the lbus
ullld retirneid ;tin c:rept quiii'tly up thii
step-, alxioulsi lto make as little noise as
p=i1le,I so a- not to wake his wife. The
o.icpa;iut of tlhe ber th tis rltdely intrude,
npoil, iaoke witil a 'tart :an1 screatnmed.
The liushl:li sllupp,,liig it to be his easity
frightli ne'd wifb, tried to reassure her, anli
said: "It is only te.'" "Only you, youll
old siouniilr'".' said the venerable maiden.
"I'll teach you a lesson," and with that
she seized hili by his few remaining locks
andum sulreamed for help. Then he howled
with pain. Hlis wife awakened by the
noiseiiii, di-coveredi1 wheilre her husband was,
aill raiuse: her vo-te iin lamentation, heap
inlg i'epro'i'he5 upon her faitlesse spouse.
"Tihet passegers all got ulp and demrandedi
an exllaliitionl of the colnlliiotion, aindl fore
lost .:Iamong theIm was the wretch which
,.ý . . . I ntD e tl (tOwn
fromll his perih-l-lad slhnll k taway to bed,
where lie was soundly lectured for unlfaith
ITh." I)etsrioration of Ghosts.
There can no longer be any doubt that
the breed ofghosts is running down and out.
There was a time within the memory of
mnany g railndmothe when a ghost hadl
sOlme style about hint, as well as consider
able individualiity. If he wished to mani
fest himseilf he would stalk inl skeleton
form into a crowded room and 1 clank a
chiain that had the rinlg of tre mnetal iabout
it, or he woul] dash with gleaming eye
sou;lts or grinning j:taws, through a town
at lead of night, on a white horse, which
snorted real fIi1 iiisteard of breath. Somle
tines ht \ioild choke misers to death.
scare drlillkards into sobriety, and in other
way:e show himself to be worth talking -
iolsr. " Xen he hali aItliy coillluiinic.itioll
to nicke he h did it by word, of mouth, and in
fim-. vigor-ous English
tli "iow are t he inighly fallen! Nobodyc
ase a ihost now-i-dary except at t thea-e
tre. Instead of talking, ghosts rap idioti- 1
eally upon tables to express their mea:uing,
aind even then it requlilres somle one equally I
idiotic to deterltine what they mean.
W lhrnthe lHrlctld Antioiincedl that a e
ha;n:ited house had been discovered, and
ion ltraten Islanld, too, hlope for a season
revived, for Ioth the story and the hlocality
had a fine flavor of antiquity. But, alas!
The Staten Island ghosts seemed to be as
f'eble: minded and impish as their innue
dialc Iredecessors. They dropped a basket
of eigs at-the preacher'ss house, just as a
iahtl:ie-fiicedl Iparticipator in a donation as
party might have done; they shook up a be
bed stead s which was shaky enough al- inl
ready; they turned a dead Person's hair to oi
.lutm color; jst as many iny senate hair-dye nu
dces; tley .aished lights about in a house
w\\her nobod(y lived, and consequently no
iights were needed. Worse still they Ni
were vicious;, they ;broke lamp-chimneyv isn
by the half dozen, whclhlI is something that 5cr
the lamp chimney of the day is aimply compe art
tent to tdo for itself aithoutt spiritual aissis
tan(., and they dragged blankets from
bsauty's sle;eping formn-an act the dhts
tardly inature of which readily snggests it
self to minds of every tla:l 'itv
.s.. tr ta. tllslfe aitittlIon of fresh
blood is provided,the race of ghosts will soon Ana
tbc ext.inct. Even iftihe breed were crossed I. A
with notiriing better than a mule it would
he vastly iftnproved, for it would then at orC
least have a little vigor about it, without
langer df losing tihe long ears which are Ti
ow tlie distitinctive feature of the ghosts ieat
tih.inasej-,s and all who believe inl them. reil
So Said. .
The last act of an old but too constantly
repeated drama has been seell ait onle of the
New York hotels, the curtain has been
rulng down "and the earthly record finished
in miisery anrd sha:e of a once happy and
Only two or three weeks ago a seeming
ly deeply attached pair arrived here from
Eingluand. There were tell or twelve days
of-: aparent accord aind content in each
other's society, and the then supposed
hits:itmn--1a !man of fiashiotable exterior
ti ate i :,litued t ,nti ers-wenit away. lHis
way fv; lh:e he ra, s .oin, to Philadel
phil,, :a1 that hie wouid sooti returnt. lie
failed, however, .to return, and in a day or '
two his qpitpuion btcame pale and bowed
like a hlihted lilly. A week passed and n
the iiiunfortulntie wotomant saw and felt that it
she was abatloneltd. So she laid down and s
never lifted up her head again. The c
wretched truth canic outt iat ist. She hiad
hlt from her husbanid in England at the
solicittarnci of the, scoullldrel who had now N
abandonedt her. (Captain Conyers, as he is
call, l himnsellf it Itrnmed out had sailed for et
E!ucretd1 again, Iaving his victim, who
h.ai sacriliced aill 1ii6 him. ill tind penniless
ia str:o) land'. i. wtas to bIe expeoted,
ll',it , h. It~t (qlU )li i' of co11rtse the poor
tc-rtie. i- ilt,, explsie, it : mi so she died
iii Iiitter -tr ieit adt rtienwrse. It is said that li
Mie tyed wI-hre. dclyitl that her husband
Sitight fill in with her betrayer ii Eigland. A
.tri:ilig'e hut pitiful hands smoothed her I.
writcthed pillow, and supplied her needs
till ithe last, a:ti yesterday-the was laid to or
rest in Greet'nood. It may be wrong to
- ehlo poor :Mary Ilartlhy's alleged dying cio
ltityer, but it is hard to repress in reading by
of her wretched fate a hope that punish- doi
itenit in ,ome juit formn should fall upoi sen
the villian who destroyed her.
Duty First. wi
IItavo youi ever read Wthitier's beautiful o
version of the medi tval legend of the .o
ancient saintv who was praying in his cell, wi
when, suddenly,. as it answer to hisprayer A
a vidion of his crucifted Lord- appeared to
rimn? While lie e gazed enraptured upon
the visioh, the bell of the moriastry rang HI
outl he hou10'of noon. It was a call to him
to go and feed the hungry, ragged and
tin'iftlers poor hefore the lumonastry, gate.
hesitating, with eiiavy heart and r(luei tant
step, lie arose, closed the door upon the l0ng
vision, and went out to perform his duty. PEo
Whent he returnedl the vision awaited whit
hilm. wite he declaatiton: "Hadlst thou "et'
relinet kaut nushave gone; because thou retc
d-idsrgo I have remained." You wait in
your cell and you lose t'me vision, Leave Th
the vision, go to God's poor, find Christ whe
where the deciples welre wont to -flhd him
-where love called t..o.self..'eldQnyg per
vice. He thalt filu Ihlis life shalllose it; I
ihe that loseth his life for my sake shall find
it. dease looking for your life. You are
losing it by searching for it. - The
"The Sprirt.Siterawljarn." An y
There are fully 9,00i) -drumialersi in the po
Frech arnny, and tle miitairy journals
Sover there are talking about silencing the IN
9,000 sheesldis fiddlest upo which these
9,000 artits with taie 1O0 drum-ti,
-,reeite" Whit!ia stop the apirit-stirri ;g RHAl
drum Thinkl of its peuliar adaptaility ploi'
for thstoge of sprin ken, weet
ever! Wo woul witout
and nearly it the -ro1 a- Trrt a
on Who has ever read Longfellow's beauti
n- i'l "Paslmn of Life," without feelingbetter
i- and stronger impulses rise within hiim?
ir- Truly life is a most solemn thing when
al thought of earnestly and seriously in its
lie broadest sense; for
d- "Not enjoyment, and not sorrow
Isour destined end or way;
But to act, that aech to-morrow
at Finds us farther thanto-day."
1y How difliclt it is to act at all times so
no that each to-morrow finds us farther than
11 to-lay; for the general tendency of man
- "eers r, lbe to go backwards instead of for
h' ward. If suddenly in the clear horizon of
. our lives a elowl arises,, we are too apt to
1' look at the darls-kst side instead of keeping
a:up our spirits and bravely looking for the
Ihe ",iver lining" and hoping for the best.
- Iltow many there are who, if the breath
in of adversity touchlles them, seem to lose
'e lailth in everything and sink hopelessly into
t'A iblivion, seemingly more willing to drag
i' -out their nmiserable existance alone than to
Sa:ke up tp he struggle of life and manfully
:, xvercome the obstacles which lie in their
path. 5No, is not a great deal of this want
hi of moral courage due to the lack of sym
a pathy between mian? I think so. It is all
'o very well while the smile of fortune rests
le upon us; our friends are then plenty, aid
ed. fIn advice is freely offered; but if the bil
t- lows of fute toss us about rudely until
Lnt4i hey land ius on the island of poverty, the
r so-called friends are at that time very apt
ex. to overlook ius.
hat It is during the hours of darkness and
ekc trouble that words of comfort and cheer
leil are needetl and appreciated. And how
the little it costs those "whose lines are east in
'aI pleasant places" to give a word and smile
al- which oftentimes would' carry hope to the
se. sal hearts. Therefore, it is one of our du
le"I ties to go through life imparting as much
ire- brightness, comfort and happiness as possi
ilic to. tý"e leas tortunate than ourselveg.
th ' rg e mnanuflhcturers of exivel
ed, opes and writing paper because they are
th- forced to compete with the Government,
which sells postal cards xund envelopes at
a loss which is eventually made up by
.taxation. The Paper Trade Journal
tlhinks that the present system of fur
ait nishing envelopes through the Post-office
ut. at a loss reckoned at about thirty-three
of per cent, on the actual cost of mlinutfaxc
tad ture and distribution, is both tunfair to
r- the taxpayer, on whom the burden falls
li- unequally, and injurious and unjust to a
on great manufacturing interest. The Post
a ofice Gazette attributes much of the
ux large yearly deficit of the Post-office De
D- - partment to its traflic in stamped envel
en opes, wralppers and postal cards, and is
Sapplarently of the opinion that if the I)e
e- par'tment confined itself to what may be
h. considered its legitimate functions letters
xr could be carried all over the United
ig States for 2 cents single rate postiga.
'W ork For Girls.
In the paper collar industry netrly 10,
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e- employed. A skillful girl can c ount and
i- box nearly 18,000 collarus during a day of
,ten hours' length. Many lhundred work in
y gold leaf fiactores, where delicacy of touch
and close attention are indispensable rath
a or than hexavy labor.
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snt, INDIAN1 TRADERS,
to WHOSLEsZAE AIND RETAIL
°i DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
ledi A d Proprietors of
°E BAKER & CO.'S BONDED LINE
h- From Eastern Canada to the Northwest Territory.
WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF
A Larger Stock of Assorted Merchandise
T1*J.7od.,1' OlT USe 1108£ 7.S "IJ"y9.V
ISpecial Inducements to Cash Buyers.
T2V111 Pay tlae I-Ilest Rataes
:EC 3W 33MEB c E t E~SI
Will Contract Freight from all Eastern Cities to all Points
will INSURE Goods via the Missouri River.
ding. C. PE OT
- Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Q-ENERAL MERCHAN DISE.
FORT BENTON, M. T.
FORW RiGA AD COMMlSSIN,
We have always on hand the jiFnest assortment of mercl, c lise, and
oo r itacilijies for t, >yý:lin.. the localml -i general tirade arce suierior
on 0to thte t Oa a other house in ioni'ai .
-. Agricultural Implements of all kinds, Th
eHighest Prices Paid for
Owhing the fastest Steamers on the Upper Missouri River, and having oar .Qn
w kgon trains constantlj plying be tween the head of,navigation..and al point
in Montana and theb;orthweso Territories, we.aren enabled,.to offer nmom
satisfactory inducements to slhippers than can be obtained fror
. any. ot uer house. and will give -
.. & t Louis te llibali
We are also proprietors of the
BONDED "BLOCK "
ti'nt Traasport Freight In Bond.l
l#iopn the Seaboard t the British N* t thw ut TrTitory
We have marked down our Entire Stock of Winter Clothing,
Gents' Furuishing Goods, IHats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Va:lises, & e.. & cr
t Cost At Cost!
--To Make Room For
SOTR SPRINCG STK
s*. Our Skis full in Assortment, and will be kept up by Additional Shipments by Express during the Entire Winter. We
ONLY ONE PRICEi
And We dEal Honestly. Quick Sales and Small Profits is our Motto.
s, Bufalo and California Blanket Coats
Made to Order.
Our Clot g is all madoe by the Best of Tailors; and cut in the Latest Styles, Try us before buying elsewhere, and be
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BE NTON T P0 LIN E.
1 P. C. POT-ER, G-eneral 1 .,,g~,n~ger,
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C. . I Ii-_ 1 1
BENTON, HELENA and BUTTE.
The above named Steamers are three of the finest vessels on the Upper Missouri, anid are commanded by three
of the most experienced and popular Steamboat Captains (n the river.
T. C. POWER & Co., Helena, MT. T. T. C. POWER & BRO., Fort Benton, I. T.
I. P. BAKER, St. Louis, Mo. L. F. BOOTH, 415 IBroadway, N. Y.
DATE OF DEPARTURE
Steamer Butte AnDr Jongson, Master, rwilt ICa Bismalek on or iabout Apri 10. Steamer hielena, will
leave Sioux City April 10. Steamer Benton will leave St. Louis April 17. For i._,c;ght or Passage
apply to Agents, or at the oBce of the Compa:',, 193 South Water Street. Chicago, Ill m
Will ply regularly, forming a weekly line to Fort Benton.
Through Bills of Lading from New York, Chicago, Saint Louis, and all Eastern Cities. cl
1880 A.a.E iEIR LIIT 1880
RED CLOUD AND GOL. MACLEOD
The elegant and commodious Steamer Red Cloud will leave St. Louis 0on tihe 25th day of Maroh, 1879, iad
will ply between Fort Benton and Bismarck during the coming season. The Steamer Col. Macleod Fill leave
Bismarck at the opening of navigation and ply between Fort Benton and Bismarck during the season. The
Company will run four of the he.,; steamers on the Upper Missouri.
For Freight or Pssage Apply to
I. G. BAKER z OCO. Fot Denton, l. T. S. C. ASHE.[Y, Heiena, Xi. T.
E:L G. AKER & Co., 219 Olive Street, St., Louis, :Mo.
TROUGH BILLS OF LADING FROII TEE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE EAST AND CANADA,
G O TO
Si.ters ad.. : ver ea the prices
have been reduced to compete
with Eastern Markets. 1
ORDERS BY MAIL ARE PR MPTLY FILLED
L.-- L FA.F.. A"A"..E l..a...
tort 3BUntoh, - - i tana
o T ENTON - >---- - MONT
T LEI .iS T Ii- ID
ping plac inl town or
NICK WYT I-1dS-T e T
J, W. MATKIN, oT. eUnSBE CER.
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FORT 8~ThTOI - - - =NOENTTTA.IA,
Nflw oýse, Now Roams, New Fnrni iII8, A ttlllvo 1t13Trs
Excellent Accommodations for Ladies and Famiisk.
Tibe Superior accommodations and conre cint location fd tan O z-erlasd t ii5.k"it the as -t u% i? 11.1." ; p" a
AIAMONT ANA _iN
WeLiv ery, Feedoneion with our S itable
Fairba ain Strandaet Fort Benton, le. T.s.
We are prepared to furnish scentuodnations for all kinds r stok.
(O0 KA AND FEED AJIWBS ' JAý
Fairbank's Standard Platfornm S1caes. '
and wil do weighingat reasonable rates.
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TOBACCO SEGARS AD EWS DEPOT
I shall endeavor to keep in stock chliice
Domestic and Imported Seg~ rs,
Best of F-ine Cut & Plug Tobaaeco,
All the Leading Papers will be found on the Counter.
E FRONT Street.G.*3. T. PAY N
thre PIONEER HARNE$S 8HOP
FORT BENTON, MONTANA,
Corner of Bond and Front Streets.
rewill Dealer in Custom- Buggy- Tops IIarn
made Harness, etc., ness. l)asihec and
and all other arti- SYaddles neatly and
ies. cles found in a first
class establ ish -
ment. An exami- paired a t s I ort
SO nation of stock and notice 1 and bedrock
prices is respectful. prices. CGive n
ly invited. cll.
L. H. RPOSE NCRAN S
Jxo. T. MURPHY SA USL EEL, . aV. 111I1G1GINS
Dealers in Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Miner's, Ftreighter'3,
STOCKMEN'S and FARME's SUPPLIES
At Helena, Deer Lodge & Ft. Benton, M. T.
And Fort McLeod, N. W. T.
COMMISSION AND STORAGE,
FrEio. hters by Land and River,
In connection with the reliable
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