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UarnunTs Great Show Destroyed by
Fire. Bbidgepokt, Conn., November 20.— The main building of Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" was destroyed by fire this evening. About 10:30 an alarm was sounded and in less than thirty minutes the building, which was 600 by 200 feet and two stories in hight, was entirely consumed. The fire originated from the exploding of a lantern carried by the watchman in the horse building, set ting fire to the hay and straw. Before the first alarm could be sounded the whole building was enveloped in fiâmes and no one dared approach it, being tearful of the crazed animals. Three elephants were burned and 36 broke from their fastenings and dashed through the sides of the burn ing structure, roaring and trumpeting in a terrific manner. Six elephants and a large African hip popotamus rushed about the streets, pre senting a sickening appearance. Their sides were burned and great pieces of flesh a foot square fell off. Thirty elephants and a large lion started across the country towards Fairfield and Easton. Great ex citement has seized many of the residents and they barred the windows and doors of their houses. In the horse room were all the ring animals, train btallions, ponies, etc., and all were burned. In the call room were birds, monkeys, rhinoceroses, hyenas, tigars and lions, and the managerie, which also fell a prey to the liâmes. A great deal of valuable tents and other property also burned. The total loss is estimated at £700,000, with but £100,000 insurance. DISASTROUS FIRE. Many Scores of Homeless People. St. Loris, November 20.—A disasterous fire is reported from Granby, Mo., a thriv ing town in the lead region ot Newton county. It started late yesterday after noon. and owing to the extreme dryness prevailing in that section on account of the proloned drought the wooden build ings of which the town was composed burned like tinder Every effort was made to stop the progress of the conflagration. Men and buckets were sent from Neosha. but there was not enough water in the town to enable them to do much. The last reports early this morning stated that over one hundred buildings were consumed, including all the business portion of the town and scores of lamilies were homeless. It was thought at the time that the entire village would go. It is thought the loss would reach £200,000. OCEAN HORRORS. Collision in the British Channel and a Number of Lives Lost. I London, November 20.—The Dutch steamer W. A. Schölten, Captain Taft, which left Iiotterdam yesterday for New York, was sunk by a collision with the steamer Kosa Mary, of Hartlepool, at 11 o'clock last night, ten miles oft' Dover. The Schölten carried a complement of 230 passengers and crew. The steamer Ebro, of Sunderland, resecued ninety of the crew and passengers, and landed them at the Sailors' Home, Dovor. One hundred and forty are missing. One passenger and a child of the party brought to Dover were found dead from exposure. It is hoped that passing vessels have rescued the miss ing ones. The W. A. Scholten's masts are visible from Dover pier. Boats have left Dover, bound in all di rections, for the purpose of saving life and property if possible. The Eosa Mary is anchored off Eamsgate, with her bows stove. London, November 20.— 5 p. m.—Up to this hour twenty-two bodies from the Schölten have laned at Dover. The Schöl ten left Rotterdam on Saturday morning. At the time of the accident a dense fog occurred. The Schölten was struck on her port bow by the Eosa Mary. Directly after the shock the Schölten s passengers, all of whom had retired for the night, rushed on deck in their night gowns. The boats were promptly ordered lowered, but it was found that only two were avail able. Three others were useless and were not lowered. The water rushed swiftly through the hole in the bow and a terrible scene ensued. The panic-stricken passen gers uttered piercing shrieks, and many fell upon their knees and prayed aloud. Little children clung to their mothers, who themselves were shrieking with terror. The officers were cool and self-possessed, and remained on the bridge to the last. Several persons procured life belts and leaped into the sea. Within twenty min utes of the shock the Schölten was en gulfed. All those who had put on life belts floated and were rescued by boats from the steamship Ebro which cruised around until four o'clock in the morning. Manv of the rescued last wives, husbands, brothers and sisters. The survivors were supplied with clothes, and everything pos sible was done to insure their comfort. Following is a list of the passengers saved and landed at Dover : Sarah Zuher man, Caroline Muller, Carl Miller, Svet Catjelime, Fred Stepney, Sarah Gold, Maria Stelser, T. Robinson, Yandam Foey brum, Johan Binkie, Reich ITomhof, Albert Henslein, Madelana Simiel, Anna Conig, C. F. Andeartte, Judi Levense, H. Pastnor, S. Wilnie, E. Sisskiy, C. S. Alpser, J. S. Ebotte, E. Suscarich, Chas. Miles, A. F. Bergsteen, G. Appleby, Pekel Schottneider, F. Wilma, Francois Reiter, I. Gerung, C. Teskle, Meyer Schatsneider, L. Strick, Bar bara Sputz* Maria Hobels, Bergen Kleis. According to the latest statement there were 210 persons on board the Schölten, leaving 132 drowned and missing. The first mate and fourth engineer has been recognized among the dead. Fatol Railroad Accident. Ed Paso, Texas, November 20.—The Times has information of the wreck of a freight train on the Mexican Central, 27 miles south of here, last night, between 10 and 11 o'clock, by which Harry Townsend, a son of Charles Townsend, of this city, and a sub-contractor of the road, was in stantly killed. Two others taken from the wreck and carried to Chihuahua are re ported dead. The remains of young Townsend reached here this afternoon and just behind them an engine and tender conveying his father. At the depot at Paso Del Norte no one was allowed to see the body, nor could the newspapers get at more than meagre tacts. It is current that the train broke in twain and threw over board from the flat cars some ties, which caused a derailment of the train, but other causes are also ascribed. The friends of Townsend and his family spent the even ing trying to get the remains across to the American side. National Grange. Lansing, Mich., November 22.—Com missioner of Agriculture, Coleman, in a long address to the National Grange this forenoon said the work of his department had nearly stamped out pleuro pneumonia and oleomargarine frauds. Each State ought to have experimental stations and distribute seeds. He was opposed to the Commissioner of Agriculture having a place in the Cabinet because the depart ment should be free from politics. The following officers were elected : Worthy Master—Pat Darden, of Missis sippi. Overseer—Jas. Draper, of Massachusetts. Lecturer—Mortimer Whitehead, of New Jersey. Steward—X. X. Charters, of Virginia. Assistant Steward— J. H. Hale, of Con necticut. Chaplain—A. J. Rose, of Texas. THANKSGIVING. To-morrow, by presidential and guber natorial proclamations, is Thanksgiving day. It is a time-honored and most ap propriate festival occasion. It had its birth among the Puritan settlers of New England in the days of their peril and poverty. If they could find cause for gratitude under their unpropitious cir cumstances and prospects, surely there is not a community on earth that should not follow their courageous and grate ful example. Well, we know that it is not always or generally the case that those who have most cause for gratitude either express or feel the most of that ennobling sentiment. In the multitude of blessings and the permanancy of their growth we, like all nations before us, are apt to forget the source from which they come. At most we only plant and water, while God alone gives the increase. Even though we forget Him, He does not forget us. Year after year we have increased cause of gratitude as a na tion. Through perils, seen and un seen, we have grown as no nation before has ever grown. Rome was over 700 years in attaining the acme of her power, and yet in the hight of her power she never ruled over so rich or extensed an empire as the United States. Rome had more slaves, but never so many citizens. England has had a thousand years to build up her empire, and with all its de fects and weaknesses it is still the great est in the world, greater and better in every respect than that of Rome ever was. Compared with other nations the United States is yet in its infancy, but it is such an infancy as the world has never before seen, and so far as humane foresight can peer into the mists of the luture our country is destined for a career that will eclipse all the glories of ages past in any quarter of the globe. It is not by war and bloodshed that we have grown great and strong. It is not from the unrequited toil of slaves that we have grown rich. It is by the favor and blessing of God upon our unsteady and imperfect efforts to do jus tice to all men. OUR NATIONAL BLESSING. First in this long catalogue should be reckoned peace at home and with all nations of the world. There is nothing so demoralizing and barbarising as war. We have had much ol it, but they have not been wars of conquest or for glory. We have not only general peace, but a better assurance of continued peace than ever before, both at home and abroad. A glance at Europe shows the happy contrast that ought to call forth from every heart the most devout grati tude. Though not engaged in actual wer, there is noi a nation or country of Europe that is not suffering now many of the heaviest burdens of war. Debt and taxation have seemingly reached the maximum of endurance. With the greater dangers of war and revolution staring them in the face con tinually, all legitimate and productive industry is paralysed and robbed of its rewards. On the contrary our public and private coffers are full to overflow ing. The light taxes we pay are for public services and improvements of general utility. Next to peace, its civilizing influences and rich fruits are general morality and intelligence. Though pessimists continue to assert that society is growing immoral, we do not believe it. Society is becom ing cleaner and purer all the time. Char ity of public and private nature is abounding more and more. Even what has been termed the "dirty pool of poli tics" is becoming clarified, and corrup tion is being rebuked and punished. During the year past we have many con spicuous instances in which wealth could not purchase immunity from crime. In the matter of general education the work is advancing gradually along the whole line. The millions that are wasted in prep arations for war in other lands, we spend in educating our children. It is not in material wealth alone that we are grow ing strong and rich, but in moral and mental treasures as well. Though time and space should fail us in even the at tempt to catalogue our national blessings, we cannot omit to mention the rebuke and punishment that have been so sol emnly and resolutely meted out to that foreign exotic, anarchy. The skirts of liberty have been washed of the defile ment of unbridled and destructive license and we ought to thank God for it, though in sorrow and humility. LOCAL BLESSINGS. Leaving the larger theme almost un touched, if we recur to special blessings tin* should evoke our grateful mention, we "find an unusual harvest. Abounding and timely showers have given us of the products of the earth unstinted abundance. The drouth that so afflicted us last year and has been so widespread in other sections this year has not visit ed us. Our mines have poured forth their rich streams of wealth in increasing measure. The greatest of all our blessings, and one which of itself alone deserves a general Tiiauksgiving, is the comple tion of the Manitoba railroad, adding in innumerable ways, both directly and in directly, to our wealth and commerce. On this theme so much has been said so recently that we need not add more. But really, the more that is said only seems to suggest more to say. In this catalogue of national and local blessings, for it seems to partake of the nature of both, we may as well men tion the resignation of Sparks, who has been an incubus on the settlement of the country, harrassing every settler in his insane delusion that every one seeking to get hold of a piece of the public do main was a fraud. Montana has a greater interest in the settlement of the public domain than any State in the Union. We want the settlers and we want the harvests. We want our mines of precious aa-i useful metals and minerals worked, without which they will be as worthless to us as they were to the savages who lived here before us. And we should be oblivious of a great deliverance if we should fail to mention the repeal of the bounty law, which was gathering a weight to sink our young commonwealth in financial ruin, with little if any corresponding benefit. As a city Helena has prospered be yond all precedent. Our population has increased and we believe has im proved in many respects. Our substan tial and commodious school houses are crowded with children, and they are as well instructed as in any city of the land. Wealth has poured in upon us from every source. We have had no desolating fires and no form of pestilence has filled our homes with mourning. We have seen our noble court house finished, furnished and occupied, a source of pride and joy to every one. Besides the completion of the great Manitoba, our city has witnessed the extension of the Wicks branch to Boul der and beyond, the opening of the Marysville branch and the advancement of several other lines so that their early completion is assured. Our citizens can go in either direc tion and to almost any point desired, in or out of the Territory, now by rail, in quick time and at moderate cost, with out peril or discomfort. Such an array of blessings never be fore challenged the gratitude of a favored people. _ Something of a Liar Himself. King Humbert, of Italy, one day, after lis tening patiently to a certain court wit who had a most extravagant yarn, remarked quietly: "I can easily believe that story, be cause I have had a more curious experience myself. On one occasion I had been out hunt ing all day long and was returning home empty handed, when a thrush flew up within range of my gun, and, thinking it better than nothing, I blazed away at it, and, to my great astonishment, brought down not only the thrush, but a good sized hawk. Just at the moment when I pulled tho trigger this hawk, which was also out hunting, had swooped down upon the thrush, and in con sequence the one bullet struck both birds. But that was not all. The report of my gun had scared up a rabbit, and as lack would have it, tho hawk feel directly on cony's back, and, being only wounded, immediately at tacked the poor beast so fiercely that he, suf fering under the cruel claws, began to dig up the earth frantically with his paws, and pres ently uncovered two immense truffles. So, you see, with a single shot I bagged a fine hawk to stuff, a thrush to broil, a nice fat rabbit to stew, and two splendid truffles for tho season ing." The king is fond of telling how, in the campaigns of 1886, he had three buttons £hot from his coat by rifle balls, and bow he once owned a horse that could jump across a ditch thirty, feet wide, and how when a boy his gymnastic teacher taught him to climb a wall over 100 feet high without using a rope or anything of tho sort—Chicago Herald. Liberty In the Very Air. American—As you are a native of Canada I suppose you think that country is all right, but for my part I should hate most awfully to be a subject of a queen. Canadian—The queen is a mere figurehead ; thero is no difference at all between Canada and the United States. "Como to think, I believe you do have elections there." "I should say we did. TYe have elections and campaigns, and political parties and bosses, and ringsters, and boodlers, and" "Boodlers?" "Plenty of 'em." "Wel^welll Why, you are freemen just like us.''—Omaha World. She Knew Better Than That. "You have been very ill, haven't you, George?" she murmured softly. "I am so glad to see you again." "And I am enraptured at gazing on your face once more," he replied. "I came very near leaving you for ever. Did you know what was the matter with me?" "No, George, not exactly. I heard it was brain fever, but I didn't believe it."—Mer chant Traveler. A Dread Disease. "If high living causes gout," he said, "it is very strange that I have never had it." "Are you a high liver?" he was asked. "Very; I live on the seventh floor of • Harlem flat."—New York Sun. LITTLE LAUGHS. The once flourishing town of Solitaire, in Arizona, is now entirely deserted. The man who named the town budded better than he knew.—Norristown Herald. Mme. Patti has decided to learn to play the banjo, and if at any time within the next two months a man with disheveled hair, a wild, haunted look in his dark eyes, buttons miss ing from his pants and socks that wear a neg lected appearance, is found wandering aim lessly around solitary places in Europe, his name will probably be Nicolini.—St. Paul Globe. A bright newspaper woman in New York gained admission os a lunatic to an insane asylum and remained thero a couple of weeks taking notes, which she worked up into a graphic newspaper article. It is suspected that she deceived the physicians in charge by wearing a fashionable bustle as large as a flour barrel and having her hair banged within half an inch of her eyebrows.—Norris town Herald. Natural gas is a great boon to the people of Pittsburg, but the people there make light of it.—Norristown Herald. "I was in hopes, professor," said a hospital under surgeon, "that I would be given that leg operation in the poor ward." "No, I as signed it to Young Bawbones, but I'll give you a whack at the autopsy."—Tho Epoch. It costs something to die respectably in Omaha. On the case inclosing the body of a man sent from there to Akron, O., for burial, was the following itemized bill, to be "col lected on delivery or contents, returned:" Undertaker's bill, $60; hospital expenses, $20; physician's fee, $10; livery, $G. The bill was paid, but the rest of the family will get back to Akron in time to die there.—Ex change. Husband (suffering from influenza)—Do you know why id is, by dear, thad cods al wades addag be id the head? Wife (thought fully)—Why, I believe, John, physicians hold that colds always attack the weakest spot.—The Epoch. A Late Fad. One of the latest fads among the best people is to have your family physician with you all summer. There are a number of millionaires who have inaugurated the movement, and next year the number will doubtless be as a in in at to ; A STENOGRAPHER'S STORY, How a Young Shorthand Reporter Got Ahead of the Judge Advocate. "All this talk about speed," said a short hand writer, "reminds me of a little experi ence that I had away back in 1866. I was then located in New York, and was a mere lad and comparatively new in the business. I had never been in a court room and knew absolutely nothing about the form of trials. I could write shorthand, however. There was a big murder trial going on in North Caro lina, and they sent to New York in hot haste for a stenographer. I happened to be the only one at the time available^ and Graham sent me down. **I shall never forget that experience. About the first man I came in contact with was the judge advocate. He was as gruff and sarcastic as a cross cut saw half a mile from an oil can. He looked me over in a sneering way that I shall never forget, and seemed to be sadly disappointed over the fact that there was not more of me. " 'The man whose shoes you have been sent to fill could write 200 words a minute,' be said gruffly. 'How many can you write?* " 'I don't know exactly, sir,' I stammered. "Well, I'll drop into your room in the morning before court opens and put you through your paces,' he said sarcastically. "When I got to my room I was about the worst frightened boy you ever saw. This was a nice sort of man for one who knew nothing whatever about courts to encounter. About the first thing I saw when I entered my room was an old volume of Webster's speeches. An idea at once struck me. I picked out one of these and practiced on it most all night. The consequence was that I had committed it to memory and had it right at my finger ends. All that remained was to devise some scheme to get the judge advocate to select that particular speech for the text. Bright and early the next morning he came into my room. " 'Have you got anything here that I can read to you from? he asked. " 'I don't know,' I replied, as carelessly as possible. 'Let's see. Ah, here's a book which seems to belong to the room. It's Webster's speeches. Mebbe this might do.' "I opened it carelessly at the particular speech which 1 had practiced upon and handed it to him. He examined it carefully, and all the time my heart was in my mouth. I was afraid he would turn the fpages and pick out some other speech. But he didn't. " 'I should think this would do,' he said, and proceeded to count off 200 words. "Well, at it we went, and when the 200 were written I still had fifteen seconds of the minute to spare. He timed me with one of those old stop watches, and I can see it yet. "'Hum!' he said. T guess you'll do,' and after that he seemed to think I was more of a man than I looked."—Chicago Times. Cads and Cowboys in London. The cowboys in Buffalo Bill's camp object to tbe manner in which the visiting crowd beguile an hour or two by forming groups around the doors of tbe tents and studying the inner lives of the occupants. Many of the cowboys are married and have their wives and children living with them in camp, and they do not much enjoy having the path outside their homes besieged by a staring mob, who, perhaps, under the impression that the English language is not spoken in Texas, make the loudest and freest comments on the fittings and the inhabitants of the tent. The cowboys in general are very good tempered and civil. Lately one of them of fered mild remonstrance to a thoroughly typical cad, who was making his female com panion very merry with his comments as they stood in the middle of a little mob of starers. "Why do you stand there all the time and stare and jeer like that?" the cowboy asked. "Surely you ought to have more sense." "Dare say you Yankees have come over to teach us sense," was the cad's smart reply. The cowboy looked at him calmly and said: "If you were a foot or so nearer to my size I guess I would try to knock some sense into you;" and then the young Texan giant turned and stalked back into the recesses of his tent, murmuring to some friends who were there: "If I stayed any longer where I could see these folks I might lose my temper."—London News. Cure of the Opium Habit. Varied factors affect the c :re. Much de pends upon individual constitution and en vironment. Recurrence of the original dis ease must be carefully watched lest it be made the pretext for an occasional taking, which will incur large risk of confirmed re-use. Alcoholic taking greatly lessons tbe prospect of permanent recovery. The ex-opium habitue must, if be values his future good, entirely abstain from alcohol. The heroic plan of abi upt, complete disuse deserves tbe severest condemnation. No phy sician is warranted, save under circumstances peculiar and bej'ond control, in subjecting bis patient to the torturing ordeal of such with drawal. This plan has the sanction of men otherwise eminent in the profession, but I venture to suggest, with no lack of respect to them, that like a somewhat famous nautical individual, "they mean well, but they don't know." Theory is one thing, practice another, and I am quite certain were they compelled to undergo the trial there would be a rapid and radical change of opinion. I regard the plan as cruel and barbarous—utterly unworthy a healing art.— J. B. Mattison, M. D.,in The Epoch. Newport's Gilded Bachelors. The single man at Newport, unblessed with an invitation from some cottage resident, goes into quarters quite as does his ideal in London, in his chambers in Biccadilly or Half Moon street The Berkeley, the White Hall and the Casino, with others of lesser fame, have their rooms all engaged months before the season fairly opens, and here the society man puts up with valet and boxes and buckhorn bandied sticks and umbrellas and bas bis polo pony near by, gets his cafe au lait and chop at Gunther's and trusts to his desirable presence being needed to fill up a dinner table to eke out the vulgar fact that he must eat to live. He has shown up a new garment iu bis collection of necessities for Newport wear. This is an opera cloak, needed after the warmth of the ballroom, but is a contradiction to tbe white mantle of a lady. As he steps out of the glare and heat he has his man ready with a long black cash mere cloak, most voluminous .n n at: rial and folds, quite like that in which Mephistopheles slinks on the first time he appears in "Faust." It is of the finest cloth, patterned much as the old woman's garment of tbe peasantry in Ireland.—Newport Cor. Providence Journal. Dogs with the Gout. In the list of arrivals at Treport appears •Kiila, Blanca, etc., hounds of his grace the duke of Sutherland, with servants and at tendants." These aristocratic dogs, eight in number, are "ill of the gout" and are at Tre port for treatment.—Chicago Herald. Heating by Electricity. Professor Thomson fays that when the means of utilizing the power of creating quick beating by electricity shall be better understood it will be used in every workshop for welding, forging and other purposes. wjj sqoàrranarjÇ — u 'ino qotis sola s.uuoi p(o eqi equm j i^uoav inq 'qso-Q *ma 4 no jreq qitM sja^.iad 3iq maq; jo q;.iOAY t s}uao ua? emun3 'ja^situ :Aipa?iaxa 'pamrepxa 'bjois eqi oiui Stnqsnu 'pun 'pireq fjji 3 eqi paddojp Zppmb eu -qrBMepts eqi uo sqmreoooo jo jeqsnq v mbs uutn SonoP eqi j£jaaoo3 s 4 uxjaj^ paqouaj Jaqi uaq a\ tniq jjnoqu qooi jLrjunoo v q;m 's'jnoqu -ajaqj jo 0 C jo qjnoi « jo ptreq aqj Surpioq 'iBpjajsa^ enuaAB janoaijj dn SmqjusA svm 'ssajp oaiiBO mtqd v m pup 'Xpuj SunoX Y NOTES FROM NATURE. I love these gentle tenants of the wood. The timid hare, the filibustering jay. Who, flitting here and there throughout the day, Fill Kith discordant notes the solitude. The chattering squirrel, with plumes of red and gray; The woodpecker, beating off his reveille; The partridge, whirring rapidly away To denser coverts where no eye can see. And often, when beneath the silver moon, Placid and still the basking river lies, The far off wail of some belated loon Floats faintly up to purple evening skies, While swaying pines, with soft Æolian tune, Forever join in nature's symphony. —Faul H. Lear. INDIANS OF COSTA RICA. A Primitive Fandango Among the Tala inancas— Belles and Beaux. It was a clear, beautiful night, when the strains of music with which the entertain ment began summoned the belles and beaux to the dance. Beyond stood the mountains, dark and immutable. Torches lit up the scene with their wavering glow, and the stranger's finger involuntarily sought his ears to shut out sounds which his uneducated sense prevented his considering musical. The native drum was a primitive instru ment of torture, consisting of the skin of a snake stretched across sticks and beaten with a vigor rather unwelcome to the unfortunate pilgrim, considering it was his first experi ence. At a given signal the participants in the dance formed a circle of men and women alternately, the women clasping hands over the shoulders of the men. Then to the hide ous discord the dancers went through figure after figure, first in a rather slow stylo not altogether unsuggestivo of the grace sup posed to be inherent with the lithe and sin ewy dwellers in the forest; but as their spirits rose, assuming a rapid motion almost impos sible to follow with the eye. Little by little the excitement deepened, until the circle was broken and each indi vidual became a fantastic figure, leaping and shouting in a manner quite worthy of pandemonium. The light of many torches ilamed upon the dusky faces, upon the elders seated in solemn silence without the circle, upon tbe forlorn traveler, who felt that be was in very deed a poor, wretched castaway. The costumes, as be came a ball honored by the presence of the elite of society, were hi the highest style of art. man y of tho young men wearing feathers in their heads and the most approved Roman togas; the girls, as was suitable with debu tantes, being attired simply and elegantly, some in robes made by a simple incision in a canvas bag, others in toilets to which fully two yards of "fruit of the loom" cotton had been devoted, the brand forming a unique species of embroidery across the front drap ery. One maiden wore exquisite family jewels, consisting of the teeth of the moun tain tiger strung together; it is almost un necessary to add that she was the envied of her young companions and the recipient of much attention from the men ; another had heightened the already extreme beauty of her rounded cheeks by laying on a thick coating of suspiciously red paint—the real war rouge of her valiant ancestors. The belles of the ball comported themselves with a conscious dignity, not by any means a bad imitation of their cultured sisters in civilized ball rooms; and the attendance of some promising young cacique aroused the old feelings of envy known all the world over from time immemorial.—Costa Rica Cor. San Francisco Chronicle. Ladies of San Francisco. I think I have spoken about the good looks of tho San Francisco ladies, but I must once more refer to the subject. They have the healthiest, happiest faces, finest figures and best fitting dresses I have ever seen. English women have good figures—of the hour glass shape—and their tailor made gowns fit ex quisitely. New York l.idies have better figures, for they are not lac<vlquite so tightl} r , thus giving the fifth ribs a better chance, and their dresses fit well, too, but the San Fran cisco ladies carry off the palm ; they have far and away better, figures, and their dresses are better fitting than those of London or New York ladies. Dressmakers here are artists in one way at least, if nature has not given to their customers the required amount of adi pose tissue*to make them fine figures, they— the dressmakers—know how to upholster artistically in the right places, and only a careful and experienced eye can discern where nature ends and art begins. The dressmakers spend all their energies on the fit of the garment, evidently, leaving nothing for originality of design or for drap ing. A second class New York modiste will discount the best of them here when it comes to draping, and the average New York woman lias ideas of her own which she insists upon having her dressmaker carry out, even though she stand over her, club iu hand. You remember the witty Parisian who said "It isn't so much what vour clothes are as it is the way you swing 'em." The San Fran cisco ladies have a way of swinging them right stylishly. How handsome they are, too, if only they wouldn't use so much paint and powder. When will women learn that these are not necessary adjuncts to the toilet, and that they but prove a blotch on the fair work of nature?—San Francisco Cor. Cleve land Leader. A Lively Imagination. Some years ago a newspaper man with a lively imagination went upon a trip. I think be] paid bis way, wildly improbable as that may seem to be, because either the newspaper business must bave fallen off in its emolu ments lately, or be must be lying like all who go there. There were not so many people about the place then, and it was not so easy a trip. In the party was a bright young mar ried lady, who bad also a great deal of fun in her. The two put up a job that what either of them saw in the shapes of tbe crags and peaks in the clouds, or anything else, the other was to indorse it and say "How lovelyl" or "Isn't it weird?" or something like that. The charm worked. "Do you see that rock? Isn't it the exact picture of an immense chariot? And just look if that doesn't look like a horse of gigantic proportions drawing it?" "It is. How grand it is." "Where is it?" from all tbe passengers. "There; why, don't you see it? You see it, Mrs. Sn ith, don't you?" "Very plainly. It's exactly like it." Tuen une bj' one the others would begin to recognize it, or s 'ar they did. Tbe number of those singular resemblances kept growing until the two began really to see things that could nr *■ by any possibility be distorted out of the landscape, and finally the joke got thin. —San Francisco Chronicle. Vital Farts Well Balanced. It is a curious fact that persons far from robust often outlive those of extraordinary strength and hardihood. Upon this subject The Canada Health Journal says that the vital parts of the system must be well bal anced in order to attain long life, and that excessive strength in one part is a source of danger. Hence an over developed muscular system invites dissolution, because it is a continuous strain on the less powerful or gans, and finally wears them out.—Boston Transcript. trag qjox mo^i—• eouaosamhou juaps « papmi AqnjaoBjS juaptsard eqi qoiq.w 01 'sjo;isja eqi jo euo mojj japurofaj qoinb eqi ein sa a 'siupuA\ou juqi pip sIcAqu noÀ iqSnoqi j„ „•uaanb « qiias pautp j 'ojTj Am uj etn;i isjg eqi joj '.viouq noA 'iqSm isrq Anuioj pauiuiraiua j„ :2nj -Aus Aq 11 joj uosuaj eqi paqsiuanj inepisead eqi ■sipids poo3 Afiunsnun ui iniq punoj Suiujoin Aupaniug jsiq piuqaAaio juapisejj pajisiA oq.ii tuuqiof) mojj manseims y M3AOJO SniinatHiiduioj a a a , a a fs*^ mi; ï/ianrtœe gIJL,. jï^fv ~lL 4 - ayu-p, os Cu*4tLu.. JL/Ç1 « h,.\j JUUtUCS .Jj CXa-LcL vLL,c*A-iJ^ AJLv^j. cLLa, , aa. o* Q-ytx-J-. . . iZä VT/ fP Dl. « I J m N 0 .» P r kfcLt, 4 ^ 0J aJLl|---JacW IjacLÛwo »juJJIavuJL Ju-JLa/uedJL oXU aj-Ttu cm.u öl (JLlJL ^ CU^cl XluaCX jAAfwJ (kJ. jm.jy'AZ-OUuryiJ J À Ln J-X' Laja/ ki±, C-t ylf AA. Ji O ebr d OU Cj r-e-Js' I r\J CU MaHau 1 , -AixLTLIU xa 'Jb qluui quêtai J Jezkr ul, JnjJrtLdP, f. # J.läJ /eulu/ <1/ yjcULXA. - <kiL4, . JlSw Y 0 i I.LLÆ «i ^^0 II S. C. Ashby de Co Dealers i mu 11 WAGONS, C A RIAGES, BU GGIES, ETC. We respectfully call your attention to the following list of Standard Goods : 31 if «-licit Farm aa«l Spring Wagons: Rf mlcliahcr Bros.' Fine Carriages, Bn*. järicH an«l Bnckhoar«ls : Frazier Rosil Farfs: Dc«'rlnfc Bimlcra anil Mower*! Pennsylvania Fawn Mowers : J. H. Thomas A Sons', Snlhy Hay Rnhes: Inr*t A' Bradley Snlhey an«l Gallic Plows Cnlfivators anti Harrows: Standard DGk Harrows: Planet, jr. Garden Drills. Cultivators anil Horse Hoes : Grass Seed Sowers: Victor Feed Mills : Horse Powers anil Grinding Mills: Hand-Rakes, Forks, Shovels, Spades. Mattock* and Hoe*: Porcelain Fined Pumps and Tnh. ini;: < hiea|;o Tontcne Scrapers : Colombia Wheel an«l Dratt Scrapers ; Railroad Gradln«; Plows: Rarb Wire: RailinurWire: Binding Twine; Heavy and Fight Team Harness: Single ahd Double Duggy Harness: Horse Blank«-!*, Whip* Fap Robes: Tents and Awnings): Buggy, Carriage and Wagon Covers: Ft«-.. El«-. Togther with a full line of Extras and Repairs for W agons, Carriages. Bug. gies, Binders antlall Maehiney. Or«Iers by Mail receive prompt attention. North Main Street, Helena, Montana. Spencer & Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND SADDLES. HELENA,........ MONTANA Send for Illustr»tcd Catalogue. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in 31011 - tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Established 1864. A. G. CLARKE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. C. CURTIN. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN Importers of and Jobbers and Bétail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. G. Fisher's Cincinnati Wronght Iro n Ranges fo r Hotels and Family Ose. Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shots, Nails, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, C entennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Etc., Etc. Viaitor* to the City are respectfully invite«! to «-all an«l Examine onr Gt»o«I* and price* before purchasing. ALL 0EDEES EE0EIVE PE0MPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 and 34!Main Street, ----- Helena, M. T. ATTENTION! Purchasers of CARPETS, WALL PAPER,and HOUSE FURN ISHINC GOODS, Will Save Money by awaiting the arrival of A. P. CUKTIX'S NEW STOCK. Nothing like it ever before shipped to this market.