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Lok, Goo Down to the Ferry. F' 00l" B-er B'ar and the Trav 1e. QOut of a serious Di lemuno. #W t.ll. Whitk Ie the Hammy and Wh.kh Is the Celt-HiBl Great Luok. fWritten for Te RHmUNA IyrDnUanDur.1 NE NIGHT WHEN THE LITTLE boy ran out to Uncle Remus's house, he heard the old man talking with some of the other negroes aboutan accident Sat Armour's Ferry. The "fiat," as the ferry boat was dalled, had broken the rope need to tow it across the Oconee, and had drifted down the river. Two mules, hitched to a wagon, jumped overboard and were drowned. "Ah, Lordl" exolaimed Uncle Remus, when the negroes had gone, "ef ole Brer B'ar had been do f'yman, I lay dey wouldn't or bin noae or dat kinder gwines on." "Uncle Johnny Roach, is the ferryman now" remarked the little boy, by the way of saying something. "Dat man is ole, non." said Uncle Remus; "he ole an' shaky. He ben dar I dunner how long. He gray en trimbly. 'Twant dat away wid Brer B'ar. He was young 'n strong. en he ain't had gray hair in his head. Folks use ter come 'long dat away on giai~i a ser'm punce des ter see 'im r'ar back on his footes en snatch dat ar flat 'croes de river. I tell you, mon, dem wa. gay times." Here Uncle Remus panaed and looked steadily into the fire-nlace and sighed. The impression he left on the little boy was that he himeelf had crossed at the ferry while Brother Bear was in charge. But where was the story? The younester looked at at the old man intently, and waited pa tiently. "Brer B'ar wos a mighty fine fe'yman." said Uncle Remus after a while, taklng off his spectacles and rubbing them gently on his knee. "Dey ain't no two ways'bout dat. But dey wuz one time when he got outdone. I donner what time or de day nor what day er de, mont,' but 'twuz some're 'twixt two sun-ups. Brer B'ar waz settin' In 'the shade wishin' dat some un 'ud come 'long en drap a sev'm punce in his pocket. He 'a des 'bout ter doze off when he hear somebody holler: "Man 'crose de river, say, 'Hello!' "Brer B'ar raise up on 'low, 'How you like for somebody ter call you 'Hello!' "Man holler back, 'come put me 'cross.' "Brer B'ar 'spon.' 'Ah-yi!' "De man war ridin' a g. ay mar', en de Gray mar' had a gray colt wid 'er. Bier B'ar wung de flat on t'er side, en whiles she waz a swiagin' he 'uz countin' his money "Oh, de rope is long; ketch a holt, ketch a holtl Oh, the rope is long, ketch a holt A dime fer de mar', a dime fer de man, En a thrip for de little gray colt! "De fiat, he swung 'roan,' she did, en Brer B'ar, be sang out-'Ride in Mister, en make vo' se'l at home.' "Right den en dar," continued Uncle Remus, leaning back in his chair and lift ing his eyebrows-"right den on dar de trouble begun. Nobody wa'n't ter blame; S.ho8od. wa'n't de 'casion un it. Hit des come dry to, des like de measles did when you had um." "What trouble was it, Uncle Remus?" the little boy asked. "wnaa Ironose was *i, UOnse flemuor the little boy asked. "Hit des broke out byhiteown lone se'f," responded the old man, solemnly. "De man. he cluck ter do mar' en try ter ride 'er in de flat, but de mar' she hilt 'or head down and sorter snort, on 'fuse ter budge. De man try ter coax 'or, but she won't be coaxed. Den he put whip en spur, but she whirl'roun' on 'fuse ter go in de flat. She'd go up. she'd go down, she'd go any whar en eve'v whar'ceptin' in de flat. Den de man lit on tried ter lead 'ey. but de mar' drug 'im 'bout over de san' like he ain't weigh mo'n two poun' on a half. Brer B'ar try ter he'p, but 'taint do no good. De colt seed dat his mammy wuz skeer'd en he 'gun ter whicker en sqeal on run 'roun' like a pig wid hot embers on his back. Dis makes a bad matter woas. "Dar day stood. De man he study en Brer B'ar he study, but 'taint do no good. Bimeby Brer B'ar look 'roun', en who should he see settin' cross-legged on a stump a-watohin' un um but ole Brer Rabbit! Dar he waz, des ez naohal oz one or deze ver dagarry-types. Fam whar he stood Brer B'ar couldn't tell whedder Brer Rabbit wuz laughin' er whedder he wuz oryin', but his face wuz mishtly wrinkler up. Brer B'ar hail 'im, but Brer Rabbit shuck his head. Brer B'ar call 'im, but Brer Rabbit shuch his head. Brer B'ar ax 'im ter come he'p 'im git de mar' in de flat, but Brer Rabbit shuck his head. Brer B'sr waz 'bout ter 'bass Brer Rabbit 'to' comp'ny, but a n'er notion struck 'im, on be tuck en wabbled off ter whar Brer Rabbit wuz set ten'. Time he got whar dey could hold er confab Brer Rabbit 'low: " 'What de name or goodness is you all tryin't ter do down dar? What kinder capers is you cuttin' up? I been settin' here watehin' you, on des dyin' er laughln' at de way you en de man en dem ereaturs been gwine on.' "Brer B'ar try ter splain, but Brer RIab bit keep a talkin' "'Go en back down dar, Brer B'ar, an joon 'roun' wid um some mo'. 'er uracious sake lemme have may fun out. Go on, tfrer B'ar-go on. Whiles I'm a-sestin' here chawin' my terbacker lemmae 'joy myse'f en git do wuf or my holiday. Go joon 'rous' some mo'.' "Den Brer B'ar up en tell Brer liabbit what de matter is on Brer Rabbit laugh en holler fit ter kill hisse'f. He low: 'bMy goodness, Brer B'ar. I had de idee dat you all been outtin' up dem capers a-purpose.' "Brer B'ar low: 'No, bless gracious! Dat man yonder want ter be put 'cross. ie des bleedz ter be put 'erose, but how 1 gwine do it, I'll never tell you.' "Brer Rabbit say, sezee, 'Well, Brer B'ar, of you let dat bodder you mo'n a minnit, you'll make me b'lieve dat you got dropsy or de head. I hear tell dat lots er folks is gittin' down wid dat kinder sickness.' "Den Brer B'ar say he speck he gut it, kaze he can't make no 'rangement for ter git dat ole mar' on de flat. Brer tabbit look at 'im right hard en sorter wrinkle up his face. He low, sezee: "Brer B'ar, hit de eoz easy ez gwine ter sleep in a swing.' "Brer B'ar say, 5ezee, Brer Rabbit, how I gwine do! Et you'll tell me dat, I'll do anything you ax me; you can't ax me nothin' I won't do.' "Brer Rabbit'low, sezee, 'well den, Brer B'ar, all you got ter do is ter shove de colt on de fisat en de mammy 'll foiler right atter.' "Ole Brer B'ar went a wabblin' back ter de river, on when he got dar he driv de colt on de fiat en de mar' follered atter same re if she'd a been born en raise on a flat. When Brer B'ar see dat he 'low-' Well!' "De man ax 'im who tol' 'im how tor do dat. Brer R'ar make answer dat 'twur Brer Rabbit, en den he went on ter tell de man 'bout what a solan creetr Brer Rabbit it-dat nobody can't fool 'is, en nobody can't outdo 'im. De man listen, on den he 'low dat he coumin' back dat away in a day er two, and he bet a pot or honey agin a dish or cream dat he kin outdo Brer Rab bit. Brer B'ar tack de bet en den dey ehuak han's for ter make it mo' bindin'. "Well, 'twant long atter dat 'to' hero come de man back, en die time he had two mar's. He wuz ridin' one on leadin' de udder, en dey wuz both des ez much alikeez two peas. Day waz do same color, de same slae, en de same gait. Brer B'ar tuck de man so roes on ter side, en den he low dat now is de time for ter settle der bet. lie 'low, N*se: "'One or doze mar's is de mammy on de udder one is de colt. Iow call up B5rer habblt, on ax'lm ter tell me which is which, m- which is de Idder, which is de mammy G MONTANA GOLB BAR MINING :, GOMPANY. - . - CAPITAL STOCK $6oo,ooo, IN SHARES OF $z. . . L. ROTWITT, President. R. V. HARVEY, Sec. and Treasm E. 0. BABCOCK, Vice-President. B. F. FORBES, Manager. S' "Z The company owns 11 quartz locations, 90 acres of placer, a 10 ,,,, stamp mill and water right, at the head of Montana, Greenhorn, Johnny's and Cement gulches, in Meagher county, in the heart of ,,,. / s the richest mining section ever discovered in Montana., These \, gulches all head on Gold Hill, where the company's claims are situ __ --' ;. !ated. The proposed Helena & Castle railroad survey locates the Sline of that road within a mile and a half of the property. Surface development wdrk has proven beyond doubt the value "h- .\.of the locations owned by the company. A mill run of 1,200 pounds by the East Helena Smelter, of ore coming from the Red Rover, at a depth of 110 feet, one of the company's claims, returned 1.28 ounces > a j. . of gold, 62.1 per cent. silica and 18.2 iron, showing it to be one of the finest concentrating propositions in the state. The deepest shaft on the property is 110 feet. .i z ji In order to develop the property it has been decided to set aside / . the mines. This stock will be sold at 12 1-2 cents a share, 33 1-3 per cent. cash, a like amount in 30 days, and the balance in 60 days. C- Only the first 100,000 shares will be sold at this price. The invest ' . b S .4 , ( ment is one of the most promising in the way of legitimate mining that has been offered the public in a long while, and the gentlemen i" ..- =% Q ~ ~connected with the company are a guarantee that its affairs will be i- . .conducted in an economical and conservative manner. Any one desiring further information is cordially invited to call at 108 Grand Street, in the Harvey Block, where samples of the ore, maps, etc., will be found. Inquiries by mail will receive prompt - , attention. L. ROTWITT, President. B. F. FORBES, Secretary. on which is de colt. En he aiut got ter look in der morf.' "Brer B'ar look at am mighty close, on den he shake his head. "Man say, 'Go fetsh me my dish or cream!" "Brer Bar look ea look, en still he shake his head. "Man say, 'Go fetch my dish er cream.'" "Brer B'ar feel mighty bad, kaze he smelt de not or doney in de man's saddle-bags, on it make his monf water. "Man keep on sayin', 'Go fetch my dish er cream!' "But Brer B'ar ain't gwine ter give up dat way. ie done made de',angeferter call Brer Rabbit when de man come back, en he went 'pon top, r de bill en holler for 'im. I tell you, now, 'twant long 'fo' Brer Rabbit hove in sight. He come a-hoppin' en a-jumpin'; he come a-rippin' en a-ra'rin'. "Brer B'ar 'low, sezee, 'Ef yon know'd what you got ter do, I lay you wouldn't be in such a hurry.' "Den he up'n tol' Brer Rabbit de whole circumstance er de case. Brer Rabbit laugh, but Brer B'ar be look sollumcolly. Brer lRabbit tuok'n tol' lrcr B'ar far te: git two bunches er grass en put uam down iront er de mar's. Dey sot in ter eatin', but one an um eat 'er bunch up fast, en star' ter satin' on t'er bunch. Den de mar' what wuz eatin' on dat bunch holt up 'er head. "Brer Rabbit 'low, sezee: 'Dat on what holdin' up her head, she de mammy. "Do man he give up. He sany dat beat his time, en uen he ax Brer Rabbit, how he can tell. Brer Rabbit 'low, aezee: De colt, bein' ez she de youngest, is got de bes' toofies. De bea' tootles eat do grass fast. Den when de mammy see de colt ain't got none, she willhl' ter 'ride wid 'er. Ef de mammy had made for de colt's bunch, ae colt would or bit at er.' "De man look 'stonimsh, but he ain't sat i'fed. He gunn Brer Br tie pot er honey, but he say he got o'er pot, en he williu' tar bet dat he kin fool Brer Rabbit nex' time. erar B'ar tuk do bet. "Den do man lel' his horses dar, en tnock a little basket on weant off in de woods. He waz gone a rigut smart little whet, but bimeby, here hie comrns back. He helt de basket high so iBrer Rabbit can't see de in side, on den he hung it on a tree lim'. Den he ax Brer liabbit what de basket got in it. "Brer Rabbit study, en den he 'low, sezee: 'De sparrer kin tell you!' "De man look at 'im had en den he say, sezee, 'What kinder creeter is you. nohow?' "He tuck de basket down, he did, en bho nuff der wuz a oparer in it. lie gun Brer B'ar do t'er pot er honey, on rid off. on ez he waz gwine, he Loller back at Brer Itab bit, sezee: " 'You ar one er dome yet graveyard rab. bits, dot what you is!' "Brer Rabbit laugh, but he ain't say nothin'. lie des dip hls paw in de pot er honey en lick it oil, en he work his maout like it tas'se mighty good." "liueni Remus," said the little boy, as the old man paused, "how did Brother it abblt know there was a sparrow in the basket?" "Who sat he know it, honey?" "Didn't you say so." "'hoo, honey! freshen up vo' membranee! When de oman ax 'im what in dar, he make answer dat a sparrer kim tell 'im, kaze a oparrer flyin' roan' kin see what in de bas ket." "Well," said the little boy with a sigh, "I thought Brother Rabbit knew." "Luck tol' 'im, honey. Ole Brer labbit wus a mighty man for luck." JoET. ('HANDLERi HAiRIS.. Specimen Cases. S. H. Clifford, New Cassel, Wis., was troubled with neuralgia and rheumatism, his stomach was disordered, his liver was f affected to an alarmina degree, appetite fell away and lie was terribly reduced in flesh s and ateangth. ''hree bottles of Electric Bit trse cured him. 5 Edward Shepherd. Harrisburg, Ill., had a running more on his leg of eight years' s standing. Used three bottles ofat Electrio Bitters and seven boxes of Bucklen's Arnica SSalve and his leg is sound and well. John eSpeaker, Catawba, Ohio, had five large fevar "sies on his leg, and doctors said he was incurable. ()ne botle of Electric BIit r tare and one box of Bueklen's Arnica Salve cured him entirely. bold by R6. S. Hale do Co., druggists. ANNOUNCEMENT! Finding it impossible to secure a purchaser with sufficient capital to buy our imcmeee stock of IVINES, LIQUORS CIGARS' We have concluded to remain in business at the old stand, No. 3 South Main St., Helena, Montana Where we shall be pleased to see our old friends and patrons. We have en route the largest and finest stock of Wines, Liquors and Cigars ever brought to the State, and would particularly direct attention to the following brands: MONARCH, 1880. In free bonded warehouse in HERMITAGE, 1886. Kentucky: BOND & LILLARD, 1887. 60 bbls.W. H. McBRAYER, fall '88 GUCKENHEIMER RYE, 1887. In U. S. bonded warehouse cer NELON, 1880. tificate in Kentucky (will sell in NELSON, 6-barrel lots only): OLD CROW, 1886. J. E. PEPPER, 1891. W. H. MoBRAYER, 1887. BOND & LILLARD, 1890. J. E. PEPPER, 1887. W. H. McBRAYER, 1890. W. H. McBRAYER (FALL) 1888. 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. Just Arrived from St. Louis CARLOAD OF EXPORT PILSENER BEER Families, Attention Families can find the best Liquors in the city by the bottle or Gallon, at very low prices. Orders promptly attended to and delivered to any part of the city. I. L. ISRAEL & CO, TELEPHONE.422z. No, 8- Q&ý &.Ajl4S4s 1 WEISENHORN Carriage Manufacturing Company, Wm. Deering & Co.'s CRASS CUTTING AND HARVESTING MACHINES. a * a SANUFAOTURERJ OF AN5 DEALKER IN gse Carriages, Wagons, Carriage Material. Fine Repairing and Painting a Specialty. AGENTS FOR U*iMBERLANDB 0AL. "I.EL IEP -O " ,O. 1 1.. HELENA AVENUE, ADJOINIG STEAMBOAT BLOCK.