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.1'. HAISER, JOHN CURTIN,
A. M. OLTER, R. s9.:=AMILTON,
JNO. If. MING, C. P. HIGGINS,
f NAVILL STUVART, I. DAVIS,
T'- . J i E KILEIN JMIDT.
St. Jbobn street near Mian,
Fort Beaton, - : Montana.
' I1BEW LAUNlfDRY.
[e. Kati Armasirog hasr ed thaa Bentn
L Landa, a4d ,# ,elow pr.'rar4 to ageclte landry7
work iatt5uted 'a her care with satnas and din.
sate. Parttcetar atentlon paid to family washing.
K ATi UIMSIRTIONG
mml ! --qlll t| -m • -
eeds, Livery and Sale Stable,
HORSES BOARDED BY THE DAY
Day and Night Herd.
SADDLE HORSES, LIGHT
AND HEAVY TURNOUTS
urnished on short notice and at rea
MJfIK AND BUTTER RANCH!
I asn now propared so furnish
to families andothere. When required, I will fur
nish families with milkfrom one cow.
FAIR DEALING IS. MY MOTTOU-!
Fort IBenton, M1. T.
!ER1AK OF AY U10181.
LEE ISABEL, Proprietor.
tAINN St., FORT BENTON, M. T.
The Best, 4A'.of
3 CBO lIASSA,
FORT BENTON, M. T.
, U. LIQUOR~S A.D SEGARS
iO ` .' SmS BRAN IS
GENEVA, N. r.,
- . 'T. SMITE, Pro•p'.,
:ive Hundred Aor i aIi:ultivation
PRUT, ORN: A, AL TREES,
aosES, UBid S, &C.
. A. GOODHU.E, Gen'I Agent,
I am p.rbpared to fill ALL bills
for lumber, shingles or lath at
reasonable rates at my saw mill
on Lyons Creek, inear the PricklY
SPear Cdanyon0 Address,
R. S. ELLS,
aire of James Fergus,
,i i.`: ;]:": "Fort Benton Road.
Notice o1i Firal Entry.
An! tal.! I reupporatir Juditre fal
b A Be~attle. hea Thurd Judicil
BIton.tana, on Metnday
o, 18SO, viz: Jmes
ti ha e uarer of
E quarterafsectou w 2t . 21 N. oi
o a trcts. ~ti: WIfiana Rowe, Rob*
Vaugbn.o a ,o-i-teitu :-banty, M. T. and .loe
31 MucRight and T. (. ?aowr of Lowis arnd
. J 8 MRReiser
An 1Episodu e of tih 'Ceneus.
"Probably. the meanest piece of cold
blooded deceptiomn ever practised on aj
woman, says the San' Francisco Post, oc
curred out in Western Addition, the oth-
er day. It seems that the belle of that
important suburb of our municipality is
a miss Susan SmifTey, and whom a vigor
ous rumor, kept in circulation by her less
favored sisterhood, credited with being a
desperate flirt--in facet, what Rilly Rice,
the minstrel, used to call at "false-hearted
crokay." At 'all events her a hectio'si
were of sufficiently indefinite a quality to
cause her two istost favored visitors to look
upon each other with most vindictive feel- I
ings common to hated rivals. These gen
tlemen, wh3iare respectively a city hall
clerk, with eye-glasses, and freckles,
nanied Pliff, and a red-headed dry-goods.
manipulator, ?alled Diggs --occupied the
intervals devoted to gloomily sitting each
other out three evenings a week, in fruit
less tttte.ipts to dlscovv r whicill of tie two
was really tho oontirlg matll, !n1 the nmatri
monial race, so to speak.
Last Thursdity Bot, r iss Smitfiy,
.in respo.s to btsi.ti .1ke il.ri, admit
.tedt :middle-aged .piti ty 'ith hlack beard,
and ~e 1arinng ituagt 41'and a long-tailed
u"I am tak ngthe census, minum, he
i5sid opening flat book on the piano, and
getting out ao ae blanks ; '"nut look sharp,
please, and answer to the necessary q ues
Miss SmSittey trembles a little, as women
always do, for some reason, when talking
to a governn ent officer, and said she'd
"Lem' me see- your name's Smiffev, I
believe ; first name?
?"Middle naine P"
"Havei't gyt any, ali',
"Come noi , young woman, no prevar
cation. Are rou sure you haven't got a
middle name momewhere, and: are you try
ing to conceal It ?'
"No, sir, Indeed I haven't," said the
young lady, turning pale ; "I wouldn't
"You'd be Iter not, mum. The penalty
is twenty-five years at hard labor."
'" racloua me !"
i,,.yd m".m . Now, thgn, let's see,
, what's next Ah, yes--,t- T often mar
"Not once yt."
"Ahum ! Going to be, I spose ? Been
asked, eh ?'."
"O, yes, several times,"
"Call it six times," said the census man
making an entry.
"What's na'xt ? Ah, yes--is your back
hair false ?"
"'M-mnust I answer that ?"
"Of course you must. Don't fool with
the United States geverntmnent, mum.
"Well, it'? sorter-that is kinder--"
"That'll do : we'll do it mixed. Teeth
"Yes sir "'' with muClh emphasis.
"Don't get excited. Let's see-i'll put
your age down as twenty-five. The Uni
ted States never allows us to take a wom
an's age on oath. They will lie ; cal.t.
help it. 'I ~ess."
"It's just- eighteen. I don't care wheth
er the government likes it or not," said
the citizeness, snaiippishly.
"Of course, of course ; they all say that.
SPay attention please. What Size corset ?"
I 'Must answer, mum. "Remember the
ienalty. How many iiinches arould the
"Well, if you must know, sixteen.
But I tihink It's just a shame."
"No remarks, if you please. Ahem !
SWe'tIll call it nineteen. T'hey generally.
throw off iabout three inches, I find. Size
of shoe ?"
I WTo'-bunt I can wear one and a'-"
"I'll return vou as No. 4. That's aboiut
I what a tlhreer' always says. Any bleaux?"
) "W-w-what ?"
"I say, any beaux-? And-be very care
fill Iboutl youi a.nswertf!.-, mum. The
~hiqoathiytf~ie5 e s ery part iu
w'ith the ext census, yo see. Now how
: manyl. siwetheart.":.' -
,Well ofcourse th( • are some gen
tlemein ednn· g here-and"
"f·O rourse therear. . I'e ?got you down
In .the i"d'aook.' space as a 'A. A. I. I.
handsome.' So of course, you have plen
ty of adurii.ers. All the government re
quires, however, is the principal ones."
""Well," said tihe young lady, some
what molif.e.d, " there is Jinimmy Pliff, and
Tom Diggs, andi-"
"Hold up right there: IWhich of'tem
do you intend to imayi.~t said the enu
niratoi g populaltioniiernestly.
S"O;, itlher of: thiemn There's-ahem
.there's a splendlid geistleman named Scud
berry. Charlite Sctie r.y-perhaps you
~ow htimn?. He ihas big brown whiskers,
and beatitifil eurly hai8r, and-"
s'rAnd do. these--these othei gentlmen-i
Pliffand Dlggs-konow of the existence
Sof this-thlis fcllowScudberry ?" "
"0, no! IIm too smart for that. I just
tag them along to biuy ice-creamri and cara
rmels,andtake.me.to the .theatre.- It'sthe
biggest fun ! Charlie knoWs all aboifrit
you see, and calls hinmself the-the-O,
yes, the dark horse!"
"0, he does, doi hld?;."rared the cen
sus man, jerking off his wig and goggles,
ind re~i g tie enraged featurec of Mr.
Thom. ':biga: ".i wish him joy of his
bargain, and aii~ give him just six months
Sto geta divorce from the most two-faced
little caton the Pacific coast!" And he
b.anged thedoor like a pile-driver behind
Stime as he stalked out.
`The-fo1lotWing letter has fallen in the
hands of the New Haven Register: "Dear
Father.-I like college firstrate, but it will
be a couple of weeks before I can feather
an oar just right. Tell mother to send me
a double-soled pair of pants. I slid for
third Case on my best ones, and they look
like a campaign banner after a gale. It's I
lucky . practised on your meersehaun be
fore I; c:une. It's awful strong tobacco
Sthey:ell here. Affectionately youF soni,
Elev'ator boy (to a woman who had rid.
idel three tiest from the bottom to the to
of iithe buildinlg)l"Well, where :do ye6
*nt to get. outs". "Well, indade,m oi
quitef suret but- leave me as. near the Grand
e'i atral Depot as yoit ca."
SStrict preacher -= ioi ask, brethren,
ih at can I do to i move y ou- hat` shall m
do to move you in this world's wicked
nest Arry-ou8d round the ratd gu
'nor that'll mbvea em .'
The miraculous in Irelaid has chang.-d
in base from the parish Chuich of Knoc k
to the Church of Mount St. Viecent, in
the sutbnrbs of Limertik. On the western
8ide of the building is a large figure, of thd
Blessed Virgiih; carved in Caen stone, and
underneath is a .window which gives light
to an oratory of Our Blessed Lady, situate
in that part of tlte-onvent. The statue is
thirty feet from the earth, a]sf in front.of
it are the play-groiund and an open fold
extending to the boundary wall, the land
thus inclosed being quite level, and includ
inug about one.acre or more Inhextent.
On the feast of Our Blessed Lady, says
the local chronicie, the weather was floo,
yet the thunder pealed with a erashbti
sound, and the lightning .fl:shed with
startling vividness. OI the evening of
that day the orphans left the coni aet to
l)iay on the grounds in friolt 4f the eew
buildings," and they were told not to be
alarmed by the thtuniler, but t oo pro toOur
Lady for succor should -they be frigihtAne;i.
With the whole faith of Our L[dy1's pro
tection, with itilh the. littles oie, like
their eldu,i are lossesse(, tlo y hty issed in
to the groundas, a:tld proceeded it their in
nocelnt auitt.tiseierts il tise tli4sal twuitler:
Souo after t the thunder rollci along the
sky, and the children at once piousy! offer
ed up their prayers forsafetFtd'the Blessed
Virgin. Then they raised their voices and
,sang the touching fit iyit W"Look Down,
Mother Mary," and while :tlte Iaettiftil
mtlstyt of ti}lt}e yoq!ug, fresh! voices was a,
cendihg, one of the children stddenly t4aR1
ed out, "0! look therew" and instantly the
eyes of two hlintired others, her eotaparn.
ions, were turned toward the behl of trees
to the north of the convent, and In the
air above them the figure of the Blessed
Virgin was beheld by all, attired in a whitq
robe, with a blue sash around her waist..
The Infant Savior was borne on the righ)
arm, and a rosary depe!e.4 f~pi her 1~4
She seemed to rest an a whito c194t, ip
held by two angels, who. , rýe Iln thljd.
hands branches of some d riptloilon CQV9
ed with foliage. Tihi ohiblt4ewa were speltl.
bound ar4d Ivollnts~riy offered prayer~ t'
the Blessed Virgin,
After they hlad gased at tile vision fu ,
about ten nlrlitites, orae Of tileI.S iYI to t he
convent to acqualnt the anntas buit befoae
the good ladies had ar.rivedat lhe spot the
Divine Apparition had gone, the Virgin
disappearing in the heavens. So much for
Sunday evening; but on Monday evening
the manifestations were still r .me lecievly,
While the children were again at play on.
of their number galled out to look at thi
Blessed Virgin, and instantjy almost faint
ed. All eyes were directed toward the
statue on the top of the building, and
above it in the air the children saw the Im
maculate Mother vested altogether in'
white, her hands raised as if-in the atti
tude of invoking or expressing a blessihig
or prayer, her eyes east downi, and a sil
very light surrounding the beatific figure.
Sonce of the children again hastened to
convent to coimmunicate what they saw,
and one of the nuus who arrived first on
the spot beheld the Virgin also. These de
tails are, of course, given by the sisters of
the convent.--N. Y. Tribune.
A Publisher's lllauled .
A good story is told of :Murray, the]
London publisher, at the time when he I
had the Quarterly Review on his hands, i
and was driven with business. He re
ceived, one day, a letter dated at Chelsea,l i
and signed by Thomas Winton., proposingi
to him that he should undertake the pub
lishing of "Life of Pitt," which he had
just finished, and which would make sev- i
eral volumes. The publisher read the i
letter, written in a coarse, unkempt hand,;
and threw it aside with a "Pshaw !" Sonime
days later, being with quite an assemblage
of literary gentlemen at a dinner, Murray 1i.i
told the story of the otfer hehae d received.]1
"Why," said he laughingly, "a fellow i
hailing from Chelsea-Wintoni, his name
is--has bee, wasting: Iis time and ink on
a life of Pitt, and he had the impudence to
ask me to putiblish it!'"
SAnud did" you say he:hailed from Chel
`e? < Winton ?" said ai gentleman of the
"Can you let me see his letter?"
Murray overhaled his pockets and found
"My dear Murray," he said, "you have
made a grave blunder. Tom Wintonis at
this moment Bishop of Winchester, and
this letter is dated from his palace at Chel
"'Heavens!" gasped Murray, catehing
the letter iand looking at it; ;"I read it
'Place'" instead of 'ýPaice.' If you love
me, friends, don't :tell of this."
The gentleman had suspected the mis
take from the first, and upon seeing the
letter it was made clear to him. Then
Murray caught his hat and lirried off.
He found the good bishop at home, made
all sorts of- humble apologies and excuses
for his negligence, and was permitted to
take away with him the manuscript of a
work which ran through severalF large edi
tiois, and which proved e edingly prof
The: Detfend amu ' ObjeetionS
They ('w i ryinga assault and battery
asein itice Alley, ;the other day, or
were getting ready to, :heit the defend
"ant objected to the jury "which the con
stab!le hd gathered together. ieginni3g
at number one, the court asked :
"State your objections to the jurymarn."
"I beat him out of fifty dollars on a
horse trade, and I know how he feels,', was
"And this one?"
"He and I couldn't agree on a game of
cards one day, and about two weeks ago,
and I punched his aged bead. He hasn't
forgotten it, yoiu bet!":,
"Well, here's th ethird man ?"
"Hie has a grudge against me for licking
"his brother in-law ."
"And the fourth!"
"We have never been. good friends since
I shot six of his hens."
"And the fifth?"
"I know him of old. He sayse I stolg
S"And do you object -to ithe sixth and
I decidedly do. Itaisn't four days since
I got ready to throw hie offa wood-dock'
"Wouldn't it be safe for you to dispense1
with ajur , nd let the court try the case ?"
suggested his Honor.
"to, sir!" was the decided reply. "I
[don't say tha1i-I'vpe got anythig in partic
ular a.gainst this court,F but thi s court say
4who ba:gged his twoelpty-six game fow.l
one night last month. IT[ hve . heardd that
he had his suspicions!"
The: ease: was adjourned to secure six
ijurymen from out :ofi the eitye- Free Pres.
TaE cOD ANWD THUE L Ai.
A Fable Couwedeeai bly After the
A -odftsh was one day sa9ling arotwd
in search of some one who might be inclin
,d to a religious dispute, when he came
acrose a Clam. That was in the days
when Codfish put on a heap of airs over
the Clam tribe, and this particular fish
stuck up hid nose at that particular Clam,
and began :
Here yoi are, grubbing away on this
same old sand-bank for a living, while I
have jourueyed over a thQurind tules;in
the lst four weeks."
"I atm quite coute3t,' r.iplid. the Clain;
.'I am rather near-aighted, saow on foot,
and nature did pot intend ine to travel
far. Neither of nts make more than a
living, and I an satisfied if you are."
Yes; but you have such-an outlandish
shape," sneered the Cod. WyWb, there'e
neither hea. nor tail, nor toga nor arnt to
yout. Your eyes are saarcety to be seen,
at(dl one little grin for a cent would split
yor!i whole face open."
My tyos are plenty large enough to see
th4t no two lsub in the ocean agree,"
tartly repliedR the Clam, "and, seeing this
I have no auseo to smile. What yost say
about my form is true, but I dmiake goodi
chowder, for all that, and I hayV tio botnes
to trouble the throate of lt rtaity,"
Well, ''t tharik0ul that I wrir&t burn
i tiegnl and ead lmy day. iln sagnd banlk.
I go verywhkre. I take it all tlhe free
ctuohae, Imalt flah ar me, anwd big
ones gan't eatch ue, ~9ee how I glide
'The Cod took a circle around to sheow
off, stood on his head, flourished his tall,
and thenaasked :
'Can any of t.he (i0m Ewmily do lalf
"As a 4m 4 befgre," qui lay repUal the
sliwa, "We W oe not 1o 4 tt for either
.ato.;. or aerB9k,. What 1.oe do I try
to 4d wsji, What 1 s't do I Ht arlfj
e#3 09dl wos-y w#v',"
At t1e ftoreSent a *ho10k, nicely bJt
ad, dropps4 dow-i betwaen them-,
"Niow, i' Y x .a ly a a litlae more
,soQth, !o5 eot0L4 t enogd i at one ,gulp
to lat yoss all day," remarked the Qlod1 ao
he eye4 the balt. ". it. 4, y71 a'..Y
stanadby sad see Ime take 14 t)St saijt.
Just steo what mouth W1 gq 4 le It
I epnli bla o t'h, sBias4 a dive fior
thi1 bi t, latdl waesi eio to wink at the
Glamu wlti his left eye wheao ie was sud
denly pulled out of the water and laided
in a goat.
"ILhink," mused the iClam, as he clok
ed his'shell, "that it is a great deaitiiedr to
be a Clam on a sand-bank than a Coda in a
fish-boat, but I'lI be `open' to ar.gument
next flood time."
Moitex--It is every thing in knowing
when to shut up.
Worse orthaua th Prao4 i. I}
in an alley of HIastings Street, just back
of a tumble down rookery, a member of
the sanitary police squad found a mhan ly
iug `under a wagon, and inquired if he
was ill. The mami pointed to the old
house, cautioned the officer to speak fow,
"I'm the husband of the young womana
you see hanging out clothes over t~ere.'
A And why are you hiding here"''
" I've been off on a spree for i whole
"Ahla! I se:;. It is the return of. the
" Wass than that, sir. The prodigal
had no wife, and he didn't steal the rent
money to get drunk on. 0, I'I catch it,
sir, if you don't intercede for me."
"But what can I do ?"
"You can slip around to the front of
.the house and say that you have news, for
her. Watch her face and. see how she
takes it. Then tell her it is about ;me.
Watch and see if she gets white around
the mouth. Tell her that you have news
1that I was drowned at the ferry dock.
Watch her tears at this point. Tell her
that I called her dear name as I wentdown
[for the last tiine.° Watc hand see if that
.Melts her. If I can get her all broken
down and overceome, -I'll bust in of her
and get :her forgiveness before she -gets
over wiping her eyes :and pullihg her
nose. Go, now, and I'll ow'e you a debt of
gratitude' all of my life. I think May will
-melt under your soft words."
The officer slipped around and told the
'wife that her husband was hiding in the
alley, and then took a position where he
could witness what folloyrwed. He, had
hardly secured it when the man came
down the alley on a gallop, followedi at a
iort distance by the wise, armed with a
hoe-handle. Therewereapowords spoken,
but the man simplyi threw up clouds of
dust-with-hia heels as he put on steam,
and as he passed the officer he somewhat
curtly observed :
:" Alh !but ye ain't worth shucks at the
1meltingbusiness !"--Def~oft Fre Press.
In the :middle ages, cats once the object
iof veneration in Egypt, were in France
looked upon as Satandc'agents, and were
tburnt alive. In Paris every St. John's
y a number of the Abhorred animals
-were heaped up in baskets and bags in the
-Place de Greve, to afford an auto-da-fe,
[the sovereign himself .petting fire g the
We have revenged ourselves on the man
Iwho lets-,his hens into our garden last
year. We have presented his wife with a
lot of plants which he will have the felic
ity of lugging down cellar every night,
while frosts last, and they will be sure to
die about spring.-Post.
The oyster trade.--Some idea of the ex
tent of the oyster trade maybe gained from
the fgures which the trade of Baltimore
alone presents. That eity packs moreoys
ters than any city in the world, last sea
son's catch- amotuting to 7 72 bush
els. Over 6,500 persons are employed,
and the value of last years product was
Paul having well thi'asbed; his brother,
his mamma exclai.am ed"
"You have behaved like a bretu!"
A few days after he entered the room
1strutting and sbowiug bueh- signs of proud
satisfaction that his sa nuaasked:
"Ah !" exclained ma~ier Paul, triumph
antly,"re:bee : behaving like a brute,
Young masterT. disliked above all thlngs
to go to-school. After , trying all sorts of
jexeuses, he one morngigopened the school
room door and said, "I cant come to
D spli I i t|ltl .'" Ir' a 'iltxrj-.
tha i0ree0 a11 their hbraln( h. ll dnriln
the prevelece of tornls alti( fren per't'v<'t
ly obvious aesllse. But l(,oe tel.rvLIt
Iiamongl thos. fiuniliar with the woods will.
tell you that oftentilnes the.sie hllins nteu,:m (1
just before a sever'. stonr, :a it}l tiIe ll('
aign or for-tlirnner of its approath. 'Thiii
ph|eiomelon was Witnessead by ri fim'ler o:;
Oswego town while 0on his t-;v .a t Sui t
day to attenld divine er\viet. :a t(he' 1:'.!'ip -
,in, , 'hool-houlg', Vh;o o r1 't"'ti a i; t y!',,
limb ihrlak anrd til of , f'.''u :t tr((ee" ; ;t
roadside. 'There wt :lino windl t4lil'l itg at
thie time, aIld no apparent ial:ie th.r the'
phetiOlllelOtn. lie satys tht he the iimnithe
np his timind that Ia °vere .torul \v:l cts
at hand. lie recantl .}t virctni-i:,iii
that at liannibal , a y:ar a:ol,,tll.t ri ' tlh
eamtlp-utoeting servic(,, a: large L 'h hi t,
tikll uI1poCI the e'liip-t ee'lilng titii t :it
time wh'en;, Pappily. the coltgregtaltito .wis
outside, a:nd onl a lsmtall thili wt'::s in the
tent. asleep. The child wau i Allv nit
illnjured, but not ,wen aw ke':d,. iiheri
Wtas no wind at the time; in tailt. iih ait-.
mosplwre was tinutiislly still. There w
nio apparent itlllSe for iio i;:lI of Ilh' tret.
but a heavy storm Jbollowedl soli tl afte r
as tOndtyll 'zi storlt rr 'ece'..t t ded intezisi
heat aildtquiet of the .aly Ptuifoe. The
falling of the treue at the a:pparent iy :I
most. niratctilotis esc°ape of the ullO.grcg-a
ton Woere the occasioni of llt'lI speci:lation
and!l the incident wIas ulickly seized :ill
forcibly used by ihe exhorter to illtstiratl
the profseting c(ae of Ilacven. 0
The trsrmvrr of whorm we speak 1d.so s:ayv
that for many yeirA hit lisa obhsi:tel sit-.
ila'r luildentM of fialling linlits and trees ii
the attliuese whtich so geliiltriy precelles
great Storms of r P ti n d o, (lr . T'te !ji a ,1.:
i# more than .n R d..itntarly c!ap: iuObserl'vel
of tliip fOt(1wo /'i.i(n,
' ntie of oleom'garttiiil J il ,u,'orttui-i
ty z!ereiae of 1 ttti4 2 is 7O e ortlon tlo t he
) roetdxFlZieItg 4U fo toilthe' Sutheiii Sntates
or sQ2plrtti out of tlih cofntry, to tplacei
whber the law does not interfere to pre;
vezit Its saile as he genuine p)roduct of the
dairy. Very few people, even among bult
ter ak.ers and produce dealers, have anit
idea of the extent of the manufateture. Thle
New Yorlrk Blllet(n hlits ecently pIdubllshedi
a table of the weekly pro'ulii.t of oleonllir
gxarine in the prinlcpariicfticds of the coumn
try, which shows the total amount to be at
present 2,472,0 poiund;d each week, :1)
average of 412,000 pounds for each of the
six working days of the week, usitg every
week over 5,000,000 poutids of fat. ''heuse
figur!es seem haridly credible, Kitt the Bil-,
leth siav they Lire obtained from a:Luthori
tative sources, and are below ra:thier tlhu
1 above the natual ultrlollits. Booston is credit
Cted with the iluntlllietlturel'i 2(88 ,00t
pounds weekly, and as it takes over two
biounds of ciude f at tO make ol e iOii ,tul of
the finFlsied i.t: duct, it ;hoild seem as if,
With the number of cattle at this ma:nrket;
t he c'wold ilb b, ut a rihtlli amoulnt of tht
t left cover for other pnroises, u:t'er the. man-.
uifaciitrers are suppllli&el. In spite of this
1.£ p i:itMionl, the prime of tine dairy ald
creantery butter is more tha: tififty lei'
eenit higher than it. was a year ace, and
even the lowIer grades, which wouihtl p
parently be most aiu~cted by the arttificil
article Iave risen ahlost iti the simle pro
portion.--N. . iarne,r.
A Pig in thne Bsd
Pig, in old-fashioned Scotch, was a ternm
alwaysu sed for a coarse eartheq-ware jar,
or vessel. The story. is well-known of tli
good natured chamberma:id who said to an
English lady who la1l recently arrived in
Scotland, and for the first time in her life :
" Would you like a het crock in your
bed this cold nicht, mom ?'
" Ah what ?" said the lady.
" A pig, mem. Shall I put a pig in
your bed to keep youi warn' ?"
"'Leave the room. -!n:.g woman
Your mistress shall hear bf your inso
"sNae offence, I hope, utme. It was
my mistress bade me ask, and I'm sure
she meant it in kindness."
Tho lady looked Grizzy in the face, and;
saw at a glance that. no, insult was inten
ded, but she was at a loss, to account for
the proposal. She was aware that Irishl
children sleep with pigs on the earthen
floor of their cabins, but this was some
thing far more astonishing. Her curiosi=
ty was now roused, and she sadl. in a
milder tone :
" Is it common in this country, my girl,
for ladies to have pigs in their beds ?"
" Yes, mem. And gentlemen hae them,
too, mem, when the weather's caulid,"
" But you surely would not put the pig
1between the sheets ?"
" If you please, men, it will do most
good there :. "
" Between the sheets ! It would dirty
them, girl. I could never sleep with a pig
between the sheets."
" Never.. far memi I'Ye'll sleep far
mair comfortable. " I'll steek the mouth
o't tightly, and tie It up ini a poke."
" Do you sleep with a: pig yourself, in
cold weather ?"
" No, mer, pigs, -are odly for gentle
folks that lie on feather-beds.: I sleep on
eaunf-(chaffin sacking) with my neighbor
"' Calf ? Do you sleep with a calf he
tween you ? said the Cockney lady.
" No meri ; you're joking tow," said
Grizzy ; "we lie on the tap o't."
I Astronomical Des'resw.
Young Mr. Latehours waas sitting oi the
pordh, the other night,. watching a seven
teen-year-old girl trying to lkeep awake
long enough to see the morning star rise.
-They talked astronomy. -'f wish I wast a
ta.,. ii he saidt smiling ht hik o' wn poetic
fancy. "I would ratheir yoti were comet,"
she said, dreamily.- His heart bear tunmul
tuousrly. "Abndiwhy?":he asked, tenderly,
taking heir unresisting little hands in his
own; "and why ?" lie repeated, inmperi
ously. "0," said she, with a htrooding
ieanestifess that fetWiin bisf h1like a hare s
foot oh e.oit oil-cloth, "because then you
would only come around once every lifteen
years." He didn't say aanything until he
was half way to the front gate, when he
turned around and shook hii fist at tihe
house, and, muttered b;retween his teeth
that "by the dadw, it would be a. thunder
lng sight ionger than that before he came
roaund ao gin,." But by that time the poor
I eir ws in bed and sLound aislp.