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eym's osat Uarnlang Gtren aeely for One in Diatrese. t lav Nest, a. Wanted to Do gtaa e-Sitah In Human Nature ll teke ae. of those drizzling, sloppy, slippery s ;when mature seems uncertain whether bwishes to freeasze or melt, and yet is t on doing something. The light snow ;. ijhe had fallen two days before had be , ee icy slush in the streets and a wet ': on the sidewalks, so that progress SPerfor slater-shrouded men like myself i jStd for the naked steaming horses on the highliy was labored and attended with solmpe ril of a tumble. SAs I dame up Main street my attention was attracted close to the corner of Web Ait by two lads of about thirteen or four °en years of age, who were evidently news .boy 'hey were compariug with each i er the contents of their respective ets as I easme abreast of them, and I o.ard one say, the taller of the two, a ver liable street urchin who wore a soggy fur sap, which gave him rather the aspect of a soused rat- '"Two dimes and eight cents, Jim. How much yer got?" I eould not quite determine from the sp'eaker's tone whether he considered the Sealt satisfactory or otherwise from the . olnt of view of trade. It was not exactly f forlorn and yet certainly not triumphant. If t was rather that of the established mer hant taking account of stock at the close ti of business hours and conscious that one 'day has to be reckoned in with those which have preceded and those which are to fol low it in order to judge of success or fail e, e Olearl , however, he considered that te day's ate was practically over. "Onl six ente Pahtly. I had no luck." answered the smaller boy, who, now that I 'lannced at him for a second time, touched Shap- by the pathosof his speech, seemed pi y small to be wrestling with the big 'world en his own account. He wore by way o an overcoat a red knitted scarf, the odl of which dangled down in front, and after exhibiting the precious result of his day's labor on his palm, he blew on his fin Saem and thrust the hand back into his side pocket to match its fellow. Still he did not look particularly cold. Indeed, I came to the conclusion that the scarf and his side pookets were his only ordinary and ao customed protection against the rigors of winter weather. I was so absorbed in observing them that I had not noticed a seedy and slightly intoxicated individual coming toward me until a guying exclamation on the part of both the boys drew my attention to him. The fellow was endeavoring with the mock dignity of inebriation to maintain his equilibrium on the sidewalk by dint of stabbing the ice with his umbrella point at 'ltical janctures. He had a lone nose and a loagmoustaoho, whichl gave him the air of a disreputable Don Quixote, for the two ends of his moustache were twisted awry and utterly out of harmony with each other. sttsenrly out or narmony win e50n other. From andeF his slouch hat, however, a pair of greenish, yellow eyes peeped out so alive with good nature and so suggestive some how of a humorous consciousness of his ova miserable absurdity that I said to my self "poor devil" with more genuine fervor than one is apt to indulge in under similar eircnmstances. But apparently for the boys he was merely a drunken man who was fair game. At least Patsy assailed him promptly, as he paused once more and held on to the eikewalk with his umbrella point for dear life, with: "Hold your base, mister. There's two out and the only Kelly's at the bat." "Steady now, Cully; wait for a passed ball." cried Jim with the exaggerated ur Sancy of a genuine base-ball coach. As is apt to be the case with persons in his plight, their besotted victim was merely sparred by these invectives to try to prove how ineorreet was the assumption that his movements were unsteady. With a smile that was still good-humored though proud he drew himself up to his tall full height after a preliminary collection of his ener gies, and with a nonchalant swing of his umbrella, as if to show he had no particu lar use for it, he lurched forward grandly and for a moment successfully. "Yet doing great business, old man," piped Jim by way of encouragement. Sparred perhaps by the little rascal's words Don Quixote flung all prudence to the winds. He made a deiant step to the front and, slipping egregiously, utterly lost his balance and pitched forward over the edge of the eurb-stone on to the slushy, flthy pavement. His hat flew one way, his umbrella, the point of which snapped in an abortive attempt on his part to stay his fall, another. These last details dawned upon me later when I was thinking the matter over. At the moment I merely saw the man shoot forward, and heard the guy ing voice of little Jim shriek, "Three out, all out." Then before I had time to think I was struggling with a brute of a herdic horse whose feet were threatening to crush the breath out of the t:rostrate stranger. Bather it was the driver who was the brute. He had come swinging round the co-ner with the utter disregard of life and limb for which the gentry know as herdid drivers are celebrated. I will do him the justise to state that I do not think he wished to kill the man if he could escape doing so then: at least, he strove to back his animal with passable enthusiasm. While I was struggling with the horse and driver I was aware that the newsboys I'atay and Jim were laboring at my side to raise their fallen victim. At last, by our joint efforts, the death-dealing herdio was treeto proceed on its way. The driver must have had a guilty conscience to judge from the strenuous fashion in which he plied the whip. We had dragged Don Quixote on to the sidewalk, from which we assisted him to rise with cousiderat,le trepidation on my part that every bone in his body was broken. But though dazed and dripping with muck he was able to stand, which proved that his underpinnings at least were still sound. What agruesomne looking object he was, to be sure! Hiie hair was replete with an intermingling of mud and blood from a a slight gash in his forehead; his moustache set -red to point up and down in its eccenltricity. He looked far more ridiculous than ever. But the humors of the situation were apparently lost upon my young assistants. 'they stood looking up at me with undisguised con earn, though I do not imagine that they considered themselves a whit to blame for ise disaster and presently Patsy inquired In his own choice vernacular: "Do you think the bloke's busted any thing, mister?" "I guess not; he doesn't seem much hurt. How is it, my man, can you move your arms?" The fellow, who had been slowly colltct Ing his scattered senses, glanced down from one hand to another as the result of my question and stretched apart his fingers in Inveluntary disgust at their miry aspect. Peroelving that he had escaped serious in ·ry I said: "Where do you live?" He told me in a thick, husky voice, which, though intellielble enough, showed that he was still the worse for the liquor he had wallowed. Then he began to look himself vor with a half-ashamed, half-maudlin air., gl.. i at as once or twice with a humor Se twla.kle as if to let us know that he appenoiate a joke against himself. i t faImplse was to let him go on his eas ign Whit to oblivion; my next J. STEIN IMTZ JEBWLRY GO. I-ELETNA, MVONTANA. WATCe _ B IAMONBS. STERLING* SILIERWPRB. A Complete Line of the Finest Jewelry. RARE GEMS OF MONTANA SAPPHIRES. Largest Stock and Lowest Prices in the Northwest. Largest Stock and Lowest Prices in the Northwest. ras to hail a oabmran who in a spirit of uriosity had drawn his horse up within a ew feet of ns. "Hi, there, I want you take this man to ies home and see hilo into his house. (It rap; ened to be at the other end of the it.) ""ay, what's your name? Are you carried ?" I)un Quixote nodded with a sheepish 'rip "Won't he get a wieging, though'?" mur nured Patsy, reawakening to the humors if the case. But little Jim was still toJgue ied. He was listening to me. "There's your fare and there's an extra lime for seeing him safe into his wife's rlutche s," "All right governor. I'll get him there if Stakes a leg." The object of my bounty e.farded me doubtfully for a moment as bough he were apprehensive that I was Lending him to jail or to an asylum for lypsomaniacs But my expression must iave been tolerably reassuring, for he suf 'ered me without resistance to bundle him nto the cab and shut the door. I stood 'or a second to see the vehicle well under cay, then I started to proceed up town. s 1I turned I observed little Jim in close ronfabulation with his pal, Patsy, a few eet off. He seemed to be exhibiting once nore for his comrade's edification the irecious proceeds of his day's labor, while he elder boy listened to what he was say ng with a grave, business-like air. I lodded to them not unkindly and was start ng off as eagerly as the state of the side salk would permit, when a hand was laid in my arm and a voice said: "Please aister." I turned to find Patsy with Jim at his lbow. They had run after me. "What is it, boy?" "Please, mister. Jim and I ain't got only ,his, but you're the right sort and we want o do our share." As he spoke, the urchin, looking up at me rom under his soused can, held out a :linched grimy fist and before I knew what i was about I had taken into my own palm ts contents of small change, two dimes and handful of cents. Not until I saw what hey were did I realize what had happened. "But, boys," Ibegainin my bewilderment. "I can't-I don't"-What was I going to lay? It seemed to me at the first impulse hat I should be a brute to take their moner; it the second I should be a greater brute to refuse it. A woman, as is so apt to be the case, solved the equation, rr rather she pet it onu of my pow-r to solve it. For while I was hesitating for for words, and thereby slightly blockltip the sidewalk, a large-sized woman with an armful of bundles bumped squarely into my shoulder and thereupon let all her prckages fall with a deas airing cry. She would have fallen herself had I not caught ht r. Ituarrminations-slight on my aide followed; but a man with a quick temper is apt to get a little rattled when hle is called a clumsy booby and threatened with the police. I soothed her at last anlr we parted on terms of comparative amity; unt when I was id of her and free to look for my little friends they were not to be found. 'he urerchant-like Patsy and little Jim with his red comforterlhadvaniahed. In my clenched hanw were the day's earnin.s of them both. I'oor little souls! As I went up town my heart was in my mouth and I felt that mny faith in human nature had been grandly quickened. Itonr'iT GnriNT. iSucklen's Arnica Naive. The best ealve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, nlcer., salt rheum, fever sores, tatter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guar anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money retanded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by It. S. Hale & Co. Are Yeu Suffering From back ache, inflammation of the blad der, brick dust deposit or stone in theblad der, or in fact any derangement of the kidneys or urinary organs? 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Bonded Warehouse certificate in Kentucky: (Will sell in 5-barrel lots only.) J. E. PEPPER, 1891. W. H. McBRAYER, 1890. BOND & LILLARD, 1890. MELWOOD, 1889. IN STORE, THE FINEST BRANDS OF IMPORTED Champagnes, Clarets, Rhine Wines, Sherries, Ports, Madeira, Whiskies, Cognac, Gins, Cordials, Etc. 100,000 IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS, Would solicit correspondence from Merchants or others who may want to purchase entire stock in bulk, with good will and fix tures. Prices on any and all goods given on application. The Entire 8tock Must be Disposed of. Families can find the best Liquors in the city by the bottle or gal lon, at very low prices. Orders promptly attended to and delivered to any part of the city. I. L. ISRAEL & CO., TELEPHONE 122. - - NO. 3 SOUTH MAIN STREET THE PROVIDER. BUYING all kinds of merchandise for Spot Cash, and handling it in the most economical manner possible enables us to offer inducements to buyers which no other con cern can equal. 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