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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, November 16, 1891, Morning, Image 3

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Som On eIWorth One
:ft `H Took S Normal Bo':olo Po
Nitito Nino Mantra
tor 9SO
gesovaltioae thire Stas ladi r tlermi
Amorsdumetrt a loath C'ove,: e,N.
qltehgitn's Dowpfalli
[Written for TlntW laursA IaD tsnasaT4N
days of boyhoodl-that period when
the direful consciousness of our inca
pacity is not yet ameliorated by the cow
ardice which will not let us be honest with
ourselves - I was intimately acquainted
with South Cove, Me.
We have both grown since then. The
town has grown smaller and I have groqwn
thinner; the town has grown poorer, and I
have gone in, debt; the town has grown
more beautiful with age, and I have grovin
a mustache which conceals a pgrtlon,otemy,
countenance. Thus we sympathize with
each other, and the town whispers its don
fidences to me as an old friend. I propose
to make the customary betrayal of that
South Cove is typical of a thousand
towns. This sketch of its development
would fit the other nine hundred and
ninety-nine as well, and therefore I am the
better pleased because. in saying disagree
able things about South Cove I make my
self offensive to a great many other people
.HM PnRzE INTToiquoTroN.
besides my own immediate friends and rel
atives. This is the true vocation of the
writer, as any person in that profession
can learn by interviewing those whose
characters, woven by him into fiction, have
been recognized by the originals.
The storm center of this narrative hovers
over the head of a young man named Wil
lard C. Martin. He graduated from Yale
lest spring, and spent the summer (and his
few remaining dollars) in choosing a pro
fessiol. As journalism, medicine and the
law were overcrowded, he declared, early in
July, to earn his bread by being a good hus
band to some woman wqrth not less than a
million in her own right.. On the let of
Atiigurt be out the estimate down to $75,000.
Three weeks later, as all signs seemed to
point to a hard winter. hI decided to ao
cent an instructor's position in the Normal
school at South Cove with a salary of $425
a year.
The moral code of South Cove has always
been peculiar. For instance, it is held sin
ful there to go upon the water on Sunday,
while driving, which directly violates the
commandment is regarded as an innocent
pastims. Driving involves work for the
orses at least, but going upon the water
is different. The young people who indulge
in that pastime simply drift up the river
and then drift back again. It's no work to
keep a pretty girl from falling overboard.
Dramatic performances used to be wicked
because a play was essentially sinful; but
we could have acted "Camille" in the
orthodox church vestry by calling it a
Some of these peculiarities impressed
themselves early on the mind of Willard C.
Martin. Although many of the old absur
dities have been entirely outgrown in the
town, they have all survived in the school.
If anybody laid the jack of spades on Prin
cipal Robinson's desk he would probably
say, "Trike his card back to the devil and
say that I am not at home." He prides him
self on a repartee.
Although Willard's orthodoxy was
vouched for by several people who had
known his grandfather, he is in reality a
young man of distinctly liberal ideas. Some
of the practices of the school amused him.
It must be remembered that the scholars
range in age from fifteen years to bald
headed and toothless. T'he vigorous rules
of the institution succeed wonderfully in
guarding the morale of the ancient maidens
and sedate farmers from the interior vil-.
lages, but they fail in a no less interesting i
and instructive manner with such of the
younger fry as are disposed to be giddy.
Dancing is held to be a most pernicious
invention of the enemy. However, some
thinu of the sort is seen to be necessary to
promote sociability among the pupils. The
bashfl and retiring nature of these rustices
baffles description. Home humane device
is essential or they would go through
whole terms in utter indifference of each
other's existence. So the teachero get up
what are known as "acquaintance sodia
sles" at the beginning of the school year.
Prizes are offered for the greatest number
of intrpductions. If Ward MoAllister a
could see one of these sociables he would
say that perdition was too good for the ver- 5
on who invented it. The usual procedure 8
n the matter of an introduction is not a
taught as a part of the course at the South
Cove normal school. The airl who won the 1
prize at the sociable this all introduced
mnther girl to twenty-seven men, includ
ing in aged colored ''person" who assistes
the janitor in taking care of the furnace.
Another dovice for securing the advan
tace of social intercourse for the pupils is
a grand march around the achdol room.
The gentlemen take partners, and some
body drumse a march on the piiano. One of
the teachers leads oiff, carrying a hand- bell. "
ehen she strikes it, every gentleman drops
ehind his partner and marches with the
eext in order. If he Utoqes't know her, he
Itks: "IJ this your dret tbrm?" and in
linetv-nine cases out of a hnd ed, he
loaesn't mnake another remark. The speco
a.le of his misery while he is trying to
hink of something to say would melt a
eart of stone.
Then there are games. There is the
'Shaker Dane," which is almost exanotly
Ike the '"Virginia reel," only it isn't sin
n.l, And there isanother gane which any.
ody whoever danced the old-fashioned
ontras would recognise as "Lady of the
A ths tri the ,new lotractor ob.
d.e't ame to theveiy patetra
0 stohatthere Wasw a good 1 in a
limne. `Iefit a ypung man of o lrf1 l die
poeition, ant deltrane of proamoung the
l ppiness of others, he proeeeded to i.tro
r e aeveral new gaRmfe ito the school.
Pono of these he called 'disappointment."
aI knawn elsewhere as the "nine-pin
quadrilll," It was an instantaneous rSau
wi.th teaehei land pupils. At the liszt
sable he introduced the flower t gaure and
aoe or two others of the german. The
'weird aed somlber march took the place of
Shwaltotlni but the new game made a bit
St~ oft tis disaidvantage.
0 lR d woe olmin very popular.
,{glSseld were held weekl,, and he devised
ewfor each. .la ingenuity in
dai.dttng uee unhallowed amusements of
socety to- the requirements of South Cove
lmorals was Worthy of a better cause. I be
pOrAtIwO A$4lonii.
lieve he would have worked in the skirt
dance before Christmas. But his greatest
trinmph proved to involve his ruin.
1 He organized what he called the Authors'
club for the young men. This association
met once a week and played a game which
I will briefly desribe. Willard selected
thirteen well-known authors, and three
works of each. They were graded accord
ing to their prominence. An author's name
or the name of one of his books was printed
on a card, the back of which was exactly
like that of every other card used. There
were, of course, fifty-two in all.
The young men sat down at tables, each
accommodating about five V'layers, The
cards were dealt one at a time till each man
had five. Then the man at the left of the
dealer put one bean on the table. The next
man, if he had a good hand, chipped in too.
Shakespeare and Hamlet beat Milton and
Paradise Lost, but Zola, Nana and the
Abbe's Temptation were better than any
two pair. The man who had all the beans
at the end of the game got a prize.
This innocent asetime attained a popu
larity quite out of proportion to the size of
the stakes. It was generally admitted that
Willard ought to have a larger salary.
Perhape he might now be enjoying it, if an
unfortunate accident had not deprived him
of even zhe meagre stipend he formerly en
joyed. There was a young man named'
Perkins in the club who liked Willard's
game so well that he played something
very similar with Deacon Bradall and a se
lect few in the back room of Riggs's drug
store. Perkins did not make a great suc
cess at first, but after enjoying the benefit
of Willard's instruction for about a month,
he began to improve, so that one night he
emerged from Riggs's sear door with all
Deacon Bradall's ready money and an I. O.
U. for seventeen cords of wood.
The next day the deacon, in an anony
mous letter to Principal Robinson, divulged
the secret that Willerds new game was
nothing but draw poker in a thin disguise.
This act of revenge led to a fearful scandal,
and a general investigation of all Willard's
amusement enterprises. An expert on the
wickedness of this world was secretly em
ployed, and his revelations turned the prin
ciple's hair gray. The effect upon thetown
was so great that nobody can suggest a
novelty of any kind now without laying
himself liable to the gravest suspicion.
Willard has been ingloriously "bounced,"
and the organizers of the sociables at the
school have fallen back on such good old
reliable games ae "Twirl the Cover" and
."Copenhagen." It is said, too, that some
of the South Cove people begin to see that
they have been beating the Old Boy rounda
stump, as the phrase goes down there. .
Dyspepsia in its worst forms will yield to the
use of Carter's Little Nerve Pills aided by Carter's
Little Liver P'ilIs, 'They not only relieve present
distress bat strengthen t hestomach and digestive
Two Kinds or Stomachs.
Generally speaking, there are two kinds
of stomachs-the acid and the biliousstom
ach. Everybody has one or the other, and
each requires different food and care. Do
fruits, acid foods and drinks make you feel
bad, cause dyspepsia or colic pains nearly
every time you eat them? Then you have
an acid stomach, and it is well to avoid all
foods that have an excess of acids in them.
Your greatest remedy after a meal is bicar
bonate of soda, carbonic water or vichy.
Do fat meats, grease and other rich, fatty
substances cause nausea, vomiting and sick
ness? Then you have a bilious stomach.
Your greatest remedy is to avoid all fatty
and greasy foods as much as possible, and
eat fruits and food containing plenty of
acids. Acid drinks are the best medicines
that you can take. These two kinds of
stomachs are found on all sides, and as
soon as one begins to know that he has a
stomach he must ascertain which one he
has. Then he can doctor himself easily.
Occasionally one changes into the other in
the course of years. The acid stomach, by
the continuous use of fate and avoidance of
acids, becomes a bilions stomach, and vice
versa. Then it is well to eat equally of
both for a timle.-Yankee Blade.
If sick headache ia misery, what are (Carter's
Little Liveri'ille if they siyl positively eurs it?
People who have used them epoak frankly of their
worth. Theyairesmall and easy to lnke.
Three Very Old Moe.
Monroe county has thee citizens who
have lived under every p:'esident from
Washington to Harrison. They are Alex
ander Perkins, Cyrus Sharp. Sr.. and An
drew Zellner, they are respectively 97, 94
and 98 years. They are not all yet as old
as were several other citizens of that oonnty
at their death, Robert McGough havings
tied at 100, T'homas Battle at 98, William
Battle at Ot, John M. Chembliss at !O, and
George M. Driskell at 94. The woods are
full of them at from i75 to 90, who will
come along into notoriety when they grow
old.-Columbus, Ga., Enquirer-San.
Rtemnarkable Cabbage.
Col. Sol Hampton, of Leicester township,
sent us a cabbage stalk a few days ago
with twentS-four well-defined heads upon
it. It was a curiosity.-Asheville (N. C.)
. , Children
always ,
~- Enjoy I F
of pure Ood Liver 011 wiltti riypo
phosphltee of Lime and 8oda to
almost ae Polatoale eas ll,k.
Ohlidctenl enjoy It rather thlsn
otherwise. A MARtVllLLOUP FLESH
PRODUCER It oIs Indoed acod she
Ilttlo lada and Idaolee who take cold
easlly, may be fortified aIllnot a
coldgh that nllhlt prove serious, iY
taking S.oott's Enmulsion after their
meals during the winter season.
,Easwee e f slaubsltltuin,,a satd i.itetlo(is.
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the oo 7 and . B1al.y Block.
MOi Mny.erporp&Jqn a eap rl Hltate law sp.o4
te. Will praotlkc| in ait the state ao ti, to
4 l." dltitl States unre court ?id bore all the
. p Wisi e arnen hneA eiy In ar l oonOtion
asnth lion. A, lAOartltlu e sa ttmnne general.
Lhe Attorney and -oansotlor at Lawn.
bilt Moaonto Temple, Halena, Mont.
Attorney and Cof llor at Law.
of Will practise ina tal joets of roeoedis Ihe
ve elate. Olnc in o# itlo no, Bl7 Mot.1
Civil and Mining Inlineer.
Physician, Surgeon, Accoueher, Oculist, Aurst.
aten street. over SteiurJotx Joewry Str e.
R. CHAS. Dt Mnerlur Mineral t,
Eurgeoa Dentist,
Orrvzon HoUns-9 A.1M. to 12:30 P M. 1:80 to
t:80s P M. ,
114,roadway Helena, Montana.t
Physician and Surgeon.
PmbrIALoafS--Eye, Ear and Throat.
n Office: 100o'/ roadway.
O oli - A. B. HARRIS to
OIt lice Helona Block.
SRPhsidence ad 8th reo.
,be -via the--,
a C. st P. M. & 0. Ry. C. & N.. w y.
The Shortest and Best Line From St. Paul
of to Chicago-, Siux arty and Omaha.
tee -
have to run etas high rate of steed to make their
time as on other lines, because this line is shorter
Sed," avin tt. Paul at 7:0 M., mke the
trip to Chicago in 18/ hours, returning in 1I
_ r Oh e D aylight xpress." ng . Paul at
and 0 minutes, returning deine 821 hours and 45th
This the only line by which connections are-
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........ MILWAUKEE &
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Ihe -e Fast Mail Short Line from St. Paul
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and Chicago, and it is the Finest Equipped
RHalway in the Northwe st. It is the only
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shores of Lake Pepin and the beautiful
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n- St. Paul. No change of cars of any leass
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- happly to any coupon ticket agent in the
. ed," in t. Paulat 10 ., makes the
Recentrip th folwin Notice rsareturning in the
"udge S--g had been sick omly about two
hle passed ietly asway. Thus endedg the life
tofand linutes, rometurn inen hours and li
he Thia sethonlyline byunhich connections are
timely death wassured in Chicgo ith result of lineglectraing earlom
oe tothesea t and south in the orsoynin
Close ounsely one are mend at St. Poul rwit
- Northern Pie and Greasan therertetroalnp.
ed Pot rntes, maps, foldersebt.d Oregon id
P reparatory; l Business 4, Nornalh 5, AslE 6,
Ar. AlAg entruction in Common t.ranchus.
d .kecond tCio Hs r all pBuildint,
*..To Order.;.,
SOOhis NE ATLY a ULED and Pt ineteqaip
Thursday Mornig, Nov. 19, at 26 North Main Street,
$30,000 Worth of Fine Shoes and Slippers
From an eastern failure, to be closed out at wholes; al prices. From $x to $3 can be saved on
a pair of fine shoes. When you see our prices and compare them with others you will wonder
how we can sell them so low. We answer, they were
Ladies' Fine Dongola Boots, - - $1.25,$1,50, $1,75, $2,00.
Lots of Ladies' Small Sizes at Half Price,
Ladies' Slippers, - - - 10c, 25c, 50c, 5c, $1,00
Ladies' Fine Dongola Oxfords, plain or tip, - - - l5c
Misses' School Shoes, - - - - - - 75c
Misses' Fine Dongola Shoes, - - - $1,00, $1,25, $1.50
Children's Shoes, - - - 20c, 35c, 50c, 75c
Men's Fine Dress Shoes, - - - $1.50, $1,75, $2.00
Men's Working Shoes, - - - - - Any Price
A few Rubber Goods which will almost be Given Away,
In fact the whole store is a bonanza and those who study their own interests will profit thereby.
Store foi'merly occupied by Sturrock & Brown.
T - i-- _
Barney & Berry's Zast Steel Lever Skates,,all sizes, 77c Pair
Barney & Berry's Cast Steel Lever Skates, nickeled,
all sizes, - - - 980 Pair ,
Barney & Berrr's Full Nickel Plated Lever Skates,
all sizes, - - - $1.78 Pair
Barney & Berry's Full Nickel Plated Ladies' Lever
Skates, all sizes, - - - $1, 88 Pair
Barney & Berry's Full Nickel Plated American Club
Skates all sizes. - - $2.48 Pair
Handsome Varnished Sleds, for Monday only, - 48c.
Painted Sleds, for Monday only, - - - 78c.
Extra Large Painted Sleds for Monday only, - $1.10.
Just received, a superb invoice of Framed Artotypes. They
are a little late in arriving, so must go quickly.
Oak Frames, 16x20, Your Choice, - - $1.98
Oak Frames, 20x24, Your Choice, - - - $2.10
Oil Paintings, Handsome Gilt Frames, 16x20, Choice, $1.78
Oil Paintings, 22x36, Your Choice, - - - $1.98
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