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I ~ Ppetry..
SENTIMENT. Mtl,, r.11 i i&land perffunwl, strAyad ~il a Inli ental maiad, I ii inrp ii" wVent * " i, . oi l a y.ftlv", aidI f.` _,,ý mF:,;! nt thin fia Ii)! rie~e!t, f Iia·- · :'` I Lýl'\ \"ltt 1% ha t .s east lie m nt."' A MISTAKE. " I a hut with water and crust, f I , e i .frgive us, cindere, ashtes, dust." 1 h heard that Eustace St. Jame-, ,i lis wealth-" This much of . ,·: ,:l,.ra'.i.+n of a couple was heaid by j ,,un man passing them. It was , li hislf, but he smiled and said S,:h.r. l Why was this ? !: :.: ames, at an early age an i ,r.:,. hia, on account of his wealth, be - r:, i a society, He had multi ,;- ... ':or friends, who "loved him .: e," though always willing " c:h: : r af:lfections to his fine din S" i n , usin c and rare flowers. An i. e1;, ,i illmJud College, educated in h,:..:; . t professor of music lovingly , i Jae,' he had also skiummed ' . th gy for the sake of knowl .. 1V, having no compulsion to S. eial nmethod of sweating , ii!t Eunice Ilildreth at a party ;i brate his safe return from S:::::-i, and had sought her society i:,th, had at last accepted himn. Th :(g'-nenat was free from the customar. - ,rugh~-ss-not beca use they had kid ip ,,,-,,ýi their souls lest pa:sin should atsurpri. iem into an earneneses, but hb'c, t,,wir love was not a sickly senti m.reia t h, brught up on moonlight r-iE(., frotm the bottle of excessive sus ctibi.t. It is never the cause of love :,:,t its caurrlc does not run smooth. The r,~ ,'ianess springs from obstinancy, pride ,rv uuitv, and makes an ash heap of the huilti hart; an ash-heap awaiting the (u-=;i va-; itherer of eternity-Time, with hi, eart and barrel. But, to proceed: the kL,-t .eye of the lover noticed. one iweak >,,t--a morbid fear of fashionable r, ulre, which, like mad dog, maddens Iail it bits. Would she, like the "nut brown mintyd" dare opinion for his sake ? i W\Iou he, like the author, be able at the ieud of his experience to say "IHire may yo see, that woman b3 Ili love meke knydle and stable. Late never man reprove them then O(r call them variably." 4, x " ie casth of1 '73 came, spreading dis w ayv crrywhere, for, beneath it, banks crumllead everywhere into any kind of rdust c:Xept guid dust. Lancaster & Co, where it was known that Mr. Eustice had depusitecd his wealth, suspended. Men, wotman and children gathered around the maJ. ; curses, screams and prayers rent h,, air, while one poor little newsboy, leaing his head against the iron gate, od loud. For many weary days he iad stiintd himself in food and clothing ihat he might educate himself-and now 11 wias lost. His papers, fallen from his agt. .. atr, had been trampled under iot by the anxious crowd,, but he was fnconscious of all things save his loss. 'he crowed ebbed and swelled through e w, ary hours of the day-but where v:s E';+tice St. James ? WVith a hammer and nails-frightfully .lhiat for so lofty an employment-his ootnman was tacking the ominous sign 1.pen the street door : "For rent or for ale." In the parlor, grey headed Mr. Cook, the auctioneer, was offering the costly Iriflks that adorned the room. Rough gooking men sprawled at ease upon the legant sofas; gaudily dressed fashioua lcs poked their parasol tips at copies of aphael and Michael Angelo ; Jew brok rm rubbed their Israelitish nasel organs, !d, with unruffled patience, offered as Iany cents for an article as it had origi aliy cost dollars, while to cap the climax, he clerk upset the ink-bottle, and to.. the itctise wrath of Mr. Cook, its dark con ents poured across his, coat-tails, down po.i the splendid carpet, the ink, like an n.orat man, making its mark. At last "e "What'll-you-bid ? Going--going going--gone " was still, the sale was v'er, and Eustice was no longer the :n·a 'r of "one valuable set of pictures, Mt eanwhile the rumor was spread that wits ruined. The first fair-weather ~msd he met was Blythe Skinpennie, .!, who bestowed upon him a super ii nod. The hand-squeezing and joý0c0v4sational hugging, so lavishly given f r",. were entirely omitted. The father f this y,)nug man had made a fortune : "f hides, and Eustice could not help nilinjg ,when the thought struck him. at the hide instinct of the father had eseended to the son, his friendship being uly skin-deep. Other friends, who had fte, ,tuclk their legs undei- his mahog iny, now, when he approached, were in insd:ly interested in deciphering hiero lyhhics. 'T'hey became perfect Champol Ots, taking their lessons from signs on c Oithler side o:'the street. Thus busied, iie) wonders that they did not see our oung friend ? It was of course a mere :incident, and not an intentional slight, at their lessons began when he came sight, continued while he was passing, id ended when he was by. The ladies did not leave the poor fellow igagony. IIaving heard old soldiers VOL. IV. FORT BE NTON, M. T., FRIDAY JUNE 6; 18g--ý--- ----- - --- Silý that a lingering wound1 is m1ore' panll-, the foou nnlal returnied. ,1;19 im wiith a . . . say that a lingering wound is more pain ful than a sudden death, they, with their usual tender sympathy, cut Eustace deatd. So considerate were they that they drew their dresses more closely around them in order not to offend by touching iin. Ten months later the once petted doe ling of society was housed iin a hotel in the suburbs. The windows we - cracked and broken, the dooi- gaped upon its hinges, the fence was rotten and halt fallen in places. The trees were leafless; their slender stems were bent back and forth as the fierce winter winds swept across the lowlands along the creek. In this humble frame dwelling Eustice St. James on a cold night, sat before a handful of embers. He was thoroughly disheartenedt. ie had visited all his friends to seek aid in establishing him self in business, but sonrm were "not at home," others haid "pressing business engagements preventing, but some other time, etc., ete," while others refused point, blank. One, alone, least liked in itrmer days, a man blunt and plain of speech, Godfearingly Puritanical in his way of life, had aided him. But what, save failure, could be expect ed of a young man of no business train ing and with liberal habits ? And Eastice had lost all that Mr. Sandy had lent to hinm. Too proud to seek for aid, too ignorant of business to succeed; too un skilled to earn his bread by the labor of his hands, starvation seemed to threaten him with death. At last he thought, "I can put away coal," but a flush of false shame reddened his cheek as he thought of such degradation. His sturdy Scotch Irish blood, however, whispered : Honest labor dishonors no man, however cul tured," and his determination was made. On the next day he invested his last cent in a portentiously large shovel. Armed and equipped in this manner, he followed the first coal care passing by, and hesitatingly asked to be. allowed to put the fuel away ; but from his refined and intelligent face, perhaps suspecting him of being a thief, the lady bluntly re fused, and hired a dull, clumsy looking t negro in his stead. Were Prospero and 1 Caliban placed side by side, with shovels in their hands, Prcspero would starve while Caliban would increase in flesh. Employers dread a mechanic with thought lines on his face, but stupidity, like mud, taking any impression, is but little feared. All day tramping the streets he sought I employment, but he was refused by one because "the driver was always hired for that purpose," by others for other causes, I and it was not until three o'clock that hi:s hands found anything to do. He went s briskly to work on the wood, and al- t though the jagged splinters cut his hands l until they were raw and bleeding, still he n stuck doggedly to the task. Driving by in her phaeton, Miss Eunice i Hildreth saw something strangely famil iar in the splendidly proportioned form i which bore the wood in its massive.arms. t Handsome masculinityin -aistress has as powerful influence over tender woman's heart, not because of bekuty, oh, no! but t accidentally ; yet the peculiar thrill t which shot along her nerves was not all , pity. It was the confused recognition of a a beloved object by the soul--that indis tinct, magnetic thrill which sweeps across the heart before the brain has spoken. She bent a keen glance upon him, and at that instant the worker turned; in a n moment she recognized her betrothed f husband Joing menial labor in a public / strect wheie all might see him. Imnmediately there arose a mighty struggle in her breast. Pride, as error, ever does, hissed out in confuised sen-s tences, "You must care for self first, for l society will expatriate youiifyou recog- } nize him; beside, he never loved you' for d he has never come to see you in the last ten months, though he knows you-are t wealthy enough for both," but love, as 1i ever the truth speaks, whispered simply, tl "Smile upon him." She adopted a mid- a dle course; she bowed coldly as she j whirled by. The next moment tears were streamingl- tears of shame fur her hi ignoble conduct; but it was too late for time never gives an instant back. We tl may curse him till the voice is hoarse, If till our eyes are blind, till our hair is ip gray; but the moment once gone is gone t forever, with all its golden opportunitier. i, That night a ragged figure stepped l uponthe porch of the Hildleth house, rang the bell, and when the stariing ser- d rang the hell, ant wuen the tauruag -a-C va.t asked what he wanted, said he i wished to see Miss Hildreth. 1 "To see whom ?" said the man, in crelulously. "You must be dreaming ! She does not receive the likes of you. Do you want alms?" "Tell Miss fIildreth that Eustace St. James wishes to see her." Before the astonished footman could t close the door he stepped into the ball' t sat down upon a chair and waited. Did i she love him enough to continue her en- t gagement with a common laborer? Yet i she bowed to him ! Such were the I thoughts running through his brain while the servant was gone. In a few moments i - the footman returned, this time with a u ir smile Upon his tcee. It 1. "Miss Eunice s vs walk into the par- i w lor, please ; she will be down d irectly.'" n A strange contrast it ; ws, when ustace e-ntered the d.r,:wing room. Mng- s mriiicent painti:gs looked down from the 'i s, sweet odors floated through the n half openi conservatory door, choice flow d er: nestldi i_. the costly vases on t .e ts mantel, while over all a soft, mellow 11 light was streaming through the globes of the chandelier. LUpon a velvet cov d cred chair, his clothes old and thread )t bare, sat Eustace St. .James; it was i 1 poverty face to face with wealth. b e Soon the rustle of silk was heard, but d a he had fallen into a reverie as he looked F y upon the objects of beauty around him s' s (for, imagine an angel exiled from a - heaven suddenly replaced and you find at t parallel) and was aroused only when she s called his name. She wore the gray silk 'r he had liked most in the past, his neck d lace of pearls clasped her rounded neck, n his diamond sparkled on her slender fore >f finger ; she seemed a vision of the past. h s "Why have you not come before ?" S "I feared my dismissal." For a moment nothing else was said, but they stood there looking steadily into ai c each other's eyes; then she motioned m 0 him to a chair and sank down into one tr o by his side. He broke the silence by - saying- tl: f "Eunice, can you marry me as I am, i and resign the luxury which surrounds you to face the hardships of a poor mnan's in e lifie, and the sneers of your 'ashionable t friends Y" w L trlerds *(' A blush swept across her face and left is it pale as she answered- to "We would starve !" "Can you not trust me, Eunice ?" C But she drew the diamond from her finger and tendered it in silence. He sprang to his feet, his handsome face frowning gloomingly with pain and anger ; his burning eyes were dry and tr fixed in their expression; he clutched de his breast with his sinewy hand, as if to th crush the misery of the heart beneath the of tattered jacket ; his lips were white and firmly compressed ; yet he uttered no th rebuke, -for it was that great anguish T which is voiceless in its grief. But when he turned to leave her she, C too, sprang up, crying out- th "Are you going away forever without speaking to me ? I shall always love you. Necessity alone parts us. Speak just one to little word to me. just one F" Her perfect arms were tightly clasped hi around his feck, her head was resting on hIis breast, and her hair fallen from the gold-mounted tortoise comb, feill in mas- pt ses across her shoulders. Despairing. tears flowed down her cheeks, and her bosom heaved with heavy sighs. For a 1 i ti moment, looking sadly upon lh: r, he stood there; then, gently disengaging co himself, he was gone. With one great cry bursting forth from d her tortured heart, the proud heiress of rnt the Ildreths fell heavily, her temple j : striking with a sickening thud. And, as li before, her tefirs had fallen fast, thus freely now, drop by drop, her blood pait tered down, unt il a little pool gathered il round her pallid face. It will be days wi and months and years before this scene e shall leave the memory of those who in looked upon it. uI n . )F * . * * * 3 at A year had passed since that awful a i night, i'nd Eunice Hildreth had recovered df.ono the fall ; but the face was very pale, ic there was a troubled look in the eyes, and a faint strand of grey here and there ty told of a companionship for many days "' with remorse for that time when pride strangled love. If he would but return ! r But as day dragged on after day the feeble light of hope grew dimmer and the r darkness thicker-for he came not. st A Strange rumor was abroad: "Ens :e tice St. James has bought again his old is homestead; it is more choicely furnished , than before, and all these arrangements are made for the reception of Mrs. St. te James." This was the report-but would rshe be the chosen one i No, another in r her stead. But what did it all mean ? simply this C that Eustice St. James had two weeks be e, fore the great crash, withdrawn his de is posits from Lancaster & Co., but had e taken advantage of thedisaster to test the ' love of his betrothed and the fidelity of d his friends. e, 'i'he time of hope is past, the day of r- despair has co ie to the heart of Eunice i te Hildreth, who realizes, too late, that she has made "a mistake." - Inerease of Grasshoppers, Of late years, tie grasshoppers have i t" ben the themo of much discussion. Men of scence are beginging to think that d there may be some` connection between t 1' the destruction of f'rests and the rapid I d increase of grassho~ c rs, and in proof of t the idea point to bfie fact that insects I at most injurious do( not multiply near we woods. The locust ºf the East is bred ae !n open plains that harbor no birds to ts feed upon, the lame, th t gatlher no moisit. re t destroy the es and tht et i the full light of the sun to h st.en ate ang. Attention is caiiJed to the fact oI(n since the 'feii:.g of the forests of Aosia. u ,i:lur has the gr:as .hopper become de structive there. The remedy, of course, e ie tree-plantinag on a large scale. e/ ------ The Death Penalty. Capital punishment was abolished i. Switzerland four years ago, and since ite abolition there has been such an increase in the country in crimes of violence, es ;pecially of murder, that petitions, signed by 30,000 persons, for restoration, oft the t death penalty, have been presented to the 1 Federal Council. The Council have been 2 seriously considering the qnestion for six 0 months, and have decided that the sta a tisties of four years do not give data suf ficient for a definite and satisfactory conclusion. They have looked up the facts and figures of crime in other lands, where murder is punishable and pun ished with death, and find that violence has increased there not less than in Switzerland. In England there were 22 executions in"1877, against 4 in 1871 ; in Belgium, 92 in 1877, against 62 in 1771: and in Franece 31 in both years. I1 Den mark-, Holland, Italy, Germany and Aus tria murder has terribly augmented in the same time, and is due, in the opinion of jthe Council, to growth of misery, licen tiousness and intemperance. The last five or tea years have been especially marked by poverty, wretchedness and suffering throuzhout civilization, and where these are in usual p, portion crime I is likewise. Much of what we underst- nd to be sin is the diiet or indirect result of unhappiness in some formt.-- ew ,York City. Remarkable Escapes. The escape from death of 31. de (Chat eaubrun, during the Reign of 'Tirror, was truly renmarkble. lie was nat only can doinned, but actuallyv awaited his turn at tiee guilioiae, standia7ng sixteen in a line of twenty. The fifteenth head had fuilkni when the machine gt out o order, :ed the five had to wait until it was rejaitel. The crowd pressed forward to se,, what was going on, and as it grew da:k M. de Chateaubrun found hi:mself graduamlly thruit int, the re r ,of the, alpetns s he wi sely slipped away, and meetin.g a man simple enough or charitable enough to take h-is word that a wag had tied his hands and ran away with his hat, he had his hands set free, and managed to reachl a s.:e hiding place. A fhw days later he put himself beyond the reach. of the exe cutioner. Another remarkable escape was that of two wome:n, mother and daugLhtr, who, traveling over a lonely road in a private conaveyance, were attacked by their driv.e: who, pulling op in a lo..ln spot, dona.td -d their jewelry, and upoi their dmur ring, tied thie pair to the vehicle and seized the trijkets. Then bethinking himself that dead women could tell no tales the ru tian drew out his kute : u !t, slipping from his hand, it fell into the ditch. He plunged his hand into the water to recover the weapon, and as Le clutched it a black snake fixed its fangs in the would-be murderer's hand; Ile -uccumbed to the poison and in ten iin utes was past hurting anybody. The women were discovered by some viillalger and released, but the corpse of the driver was left alone until the police arri ved on the scene and did official duty. Lys An Indiana Dog and a Wolf. de t McDowall Cox, who lives about four he m les from Lafayette, in Wabash Town he i ship, about two weeks ago lost a dog which he highly prized. The last that is was seen of the animal was one day ld about that length of time ago, when he ed scared up some unknown creature and its darted out of sight after it. t A day or two ago Mr. Cox accidental id lv discovered his dead body in ihe woods in and about thirty feet distant the dead body of a large wolf. The ground s . around the wolf was covered with hair torn firom his woolly coat. le Evidently the dog, after a long strug ad gle, had killed the wolf, and then, walk he ing off a distance of thirty feet or so of laid down to die. I The wolf stood about twenty-two incihes of in height when on his feet, and was more ee than twice as large as the dog. lie When Queen Victoria arrived at Ra vena, Italy, she inspected all the rooms of the Chateau and all its dependaneie . Noticing a coachman, she addressed him ve in Italian. The poor man stared before In her speachless, not lifing his eyes from at the ground. The Queen.then discovered, an to her infinity, amusement, that he was an id Englishman and did not understand one of word of what she had been sayirg to ts him. ad Avoid everything calculated to injure to others. Have no cona paeni.nship with a t-. man who injures his nei.b.' -,. JOHN IT. EVANS. JoliN SAVAGE Hotel and Restairaint. ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN EVANS SAVAGE, Proprietors. Meals at all housr of the day or night Having removed to our new house, where we have ample room to show our very large stock of goods, consisting of all kinds of Groceries, F loar, ' Prodluce, TiT e R. %' Liquors Tobacco anF reg'ar., , Bllankets, and Staple We are now prepared to sell the above, and ofler induccments to buy ers never before to Le oh;talinled in Benton. We earnestly advise every l)uver to be sure to call and examine our facilities, as well as our stock and prices, before purchasing elsewhere. We are tho LARGEST MIERCANITILE FIRMI IN MIONTANA TERRITORY, iTlvini~ branch houses nt Helena, Deer Lodge and BtAte Cities. We awill hcreafter do a general Forwarding and Commission esliness. TrLivin. the ONLY FIREPROOF BUILDING IN BENTON f'r storav'e a u"r,.ses, we offer superior i .,ltwernents to Ishippers. arties in any qp'tiion of the Territory desiring to shiip goods via Fort Benton-, will fiaI it t, thir interest to consult. ils at Renton or any of our br;ianch houses. We -i contreet for sllipmnents nf Or , Wool and flides f'roin any T'own in the TIer:itorv to :any part of the United States. W'e buy and sell ;il 1nd1s of Country Produce. Bhfialo Robes,Furs, etc. .. TNLEY. CLARK TINGLEY T I LEY BROTHERS' wEoQREI PSALE & IrETAIL VI EAT IARKET Beef, Veal, lMutton, Pork Game, Fish & Ice STOCK & BEEF CATTLE FOR SALE. We keep a first class establishment and sell at the very lowest Mj irket rates. Goods de:ivered to anypart of city free of the charge W. S. WETZEL, J. D. WEATHERWAX W. . WETZEL & CO., FORT BENTON, MONTANA TEIRRIT'Y Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, & Clothing STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES FURS & PELTRIES. wholesale Dealer in WINES, LIQUORS AND SEGARS. SHELF HARDWARE, TOOLS, CUTLERY, STOVL , TI WARSEE, CROCKERY AND GLASS VA8E, TO IOY NOTIONS, AND TOILET ARTICLES. Pir ugs, Fatent Me~icines Saints and Oils STO AGE, FOiiWARDDG &. ID s .N. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDA". t:. J',S OF SLSCBIPI.;i;N. (LI Ae lei $'.) 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