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A SrONTANKOUS DUO. The voice had a strange charm—enfee-: bled, broken, as if growing aged, ir never theless reached jny fifth story in caressing modulations anil an exquisite sweetness of tone. 1 did not see the singer: but I imagined him to be old and melancholy. He accom panied himself upon a guitar, whose low notes rendered still more sad the Lament | of Mignon. That matinal romance floated into my room together with a merry beam of -ini- ! light. When ne had finished the tirst couplet, the mau pit used: l waited to hear; the inevitable recital of ids misfortunes. But he said nothing, and sat is lied himself with simply tuning his guitar: Ite was certainly an extraordinary mendicant, i who snug really well, and trusted himself, Without the least plea, to public gener osity. 1 felt desirous to see tills original char-j net er, and to satisfy myself whether my j surmise had been correct, and whether! the physiognomy of the man bore any re lation to the physiognomy of his voice. Between the slats of the Venetian blinds ; 1 caught sight of him- tricked out in « ; frock-coat of a pitiable green color, bis face all crevased with wrinkles: distance made him look even more iliin and frail than he really was; he could not have been less than 50 years of age; long white locks ; fell, like snow, from beneath his bat upon his lient shoulders; from above, 1 • mild see his thin lingers twanging the strings „ft be guitar, aud the tendons oi bis wrist seemed like cords moving under the yellow skin. He intoned tin* second couplet of the 1 romance: all the chattering and all the laughter were hushed at once hi every ; stcry of the building. lu the limpiditv of i the morning air the voice rose up. vibrant j as with ihe keeping-back of tears and the restrains! of heart-throbs; it floated up [ from the black depth of the court, as a J thin curl of incense ascends from t in.- abar.i even to tin-vault of the church. Iv.en i such is the sound in a sweet plaint, com- | ing from the interior of a distant sand u- j ary. ! Just opposite nu- the fastening of a win dow squeaked; and iu the stone frame work of tile aperture, fastened by a elimii ing convolvulus, the face of an old woman appeared; behind my Venetian blind, w il h otit fear of being seen, I could watch ibis singular creature, whom I had already passed ou the stairway several times. Her weary face was lighted up with a smile, with the Hash of teeth still pretty, anil the sparkle of two gray eyes, still bright with j mischief. Her hair, white, curled, vapory looking, stood out hushily about her fore head; she looked like one of these alle gorical representations of Winter imagined by the painters of the eighteenth century, in which the snow is made as pretty as an April meadow, and in which the north wind blows witli the tepidness of spring. She leaned out dreamily, listened to lie termination of the song, and dropped her obolus to tlie singer. Tlie musician had deposited his guitar in a corner of the yard; lie bent down thankfully under tlie rain of coppers; lie went on all fours,—showing thaï his spine was still supple—carelessly plunging bis lingers into the gutter-water, and stowing away, in the pocket of his tattered mantle, the offerings of the poor. Then, when lie had picked up and opened all the many-colored little paper packets, which hail fallen iirouud him with a me tallic chink—feeling pleased with his re ceipt, he rose up, lifted his face toward the upper windows, and bowed his thanks, not all awkwardly. My old neighlior con tinued to ga/.e in the yard, with a some what iudilferpiit uir, when her eyes sud denly met those of the musician. I saw her baud clutch the liar ou which she leaned: she lient forward over the void, as if she was about to throw herself down—a sudden ilusli made her face all pink—her lips quivering, hud opened, and seemed about to utter a word, when the guitar sang again under the lingers of the mu sician. To gratify the public iu return fortheh attention aud generosity, the man was go lug to regale us with u second piece, of liia repertory. Tlie guitar muttered a sombre prelude, then the singe - intoned a song of the tavern keeper Gir.it iu the Pre-au.v Clercs: "The meeting of the noble company Upon tlie charming spot. ' His voice, awhile before so melancholy, now detailed with merry emphasis all tlie charms of that famous enclos where life was passed— "To celebrate with wine and love:-'' 1 listened, ravished by the correct ness of Ins method—stupefied at finding such marvelous skill la the person of that ragged and shabby mendicant. On the other side of Hie yard the old woman was also listening:-, but ! saw that great tears were streaming from her eyes —no outburst of those miserable tears which seem like ihe blood ot the soul, but a beneficent dew of weeping; and wit h her crumpled white hair, and the happy emo tion of her face, she looked really charm ing. in spite of her wrinkles. When the guitarist, compelled to sing the duo all by himself, hud come to the part of "Xicette:" "And I shall be the vill age belle"—suddenly the old woman stretched out her arms, and littered the phrase with all the force of her lungs. For the moment l was seized with a nervous laugh. -She is mad.'—she is mad"—from all tlie lower windows startled faces were strained toward her; but the old woman seemed neither to see nor to hear anything. Her lace, illuminated by emotion, shone iu tin- green-shadowed re cess of tlie window:— the light and delicate notes fell from her mouth like pearls. I do not know what unfamiliar enthusiasm seized me as 1 savored the perfume of the music-vague as that of a faded flower; a fraternal accord had suddenly become es tablished between those two voices: you would have thought,!hat after a lapse of years they were calling to each other iu order to make themselves known: they melted—one into thé other, intertwined, larressin;; and warm;— the man stopped of his own accord when Xieette's turn came in. llis eyes, looking up, where seeking where that friendly voice came from; then, mastering Ids own emotion, as wit h a quick inspiration, lie would take up the phrase himself at the right place: and t he beautiful melody rolled out, light and joy ous—leaping. intoxicated with laughter— the deep voice of the tavern-keeper: tile pretty outbursts ol Xicette. And when the last note had flown away, two cries intercrossed through the silence: ; "Mariaui!" "Kugeilie Danton! Come up! ' And tiie musician rushed up Hie stair way like the wind: The old woman was waiting for him upon the landing. He reached ir almost reeling--all pale with the intense joy that strained at his heart -and fell sobbing into the arms held out to him. Whar a long, long kiss slu- gave hint! She took the poor «. lb fellow's head tit her hands; and ; wir is a sweet heart's fondling, he- lip.i i from tlie singer's eyes to his lips, from ids forehead to his while hair. Too happy to : speak they looked each other in the face, : and at last cmthl find nothing to snv but one phrase, which they repeated over and over again: "IVlnif !—is it really thee!'" Then, as if to console each other for their mutual decrepitude, they murmured, al- : most at tlie same time: "Thou hast not aged so much after all!" ; Anil yet their embarrassed manner j seemed to give the lie to what their lips aflirmed. Then a great pain, succeeding to the lirst joy of meeting, strangled the words iu each throat; the man glanced furtively at the poor dress of the pretty old woman, and the chill poverty of the cham ber: six* on tlie other hand, could not take her eyes away from the wretched tatters of lier friend. They had sat down together beside each other, hand in linnd; anil she, at last, embarrassed by that silence, preg nant with gloomy thought, ventured to exclaim: •<Mi! What a condition I lind thee in, my poor Mariaui!" lie smiled a painful smile, anil said: "Yes; it is not brilliant! Times are baril; one must live, and I must sing iu the courts and alleys; I now sing for ü coppers the songs that folks once paid 'i louis to hear. 1 struggled a long time; 1 wore out the little voice left me upon the stages of the most obscure theatres. If tlie ascent lo glory is rapid, tile descent is almost as sudden; I fell from disillusion to disillu sion, into misery and hunger; I live now upon the bread flung to me. How we wusi our good luck while it lusts! Hut thou—wlmt hast thou become!' lias life dealt as harshly with thee as with me?" The old woman did not answer: with one «1 roll gesture she called his attention to tin* naked room, the enrtainless win dow. the narrow bed of iron, the few frail ■■hairs. "See ami judge! My lust admirer be queathed me all tiiis splendor, and a little revenue of a.tKM livres. I live on that, alone and forgotten. All! why did 1 ever leave thee? How happy we might have been! 1 loved thee so much!—but—! was a woman!" Tin* old woman's broken voice borrowed from her heart new tenderness of tone as i she mourned the happiness forever lost. | We held our happiness in our own [ hands." lie answered: "but we opened them mil let it fly away. Why did 1 love an ut her?" And both, in chorus, repeated the query "Yes, why?" They held their peace again; one migb, have thought that, they were reading, iu their memories, the blotted pages of tlie past: doubtless both saw themselves again in fancy upon tlie stage of the Opera Com ique, lie as the tavern keeper of the !*rc aux-Clercs, in his line maroon coat with yellow slashes; she, uli coquettishly pretty, in lier role of bride. Then, as now, hand in linnd 1 bey advanced to the footlights Their clear young voices gushed out in merry melody; tHe public overwhelmed them with applause: the men roared "Bravo!" the women flung their gifts upon ihe stage—flowers and ribbons. "Adieu! I must go; 1 liuve not yet earned tuy breakfast!" the guitarist suddenly ex ( laimed, rising up. The old woman hail also risen; as lie neared the door she wrapped him iu her arms. •Remain!" she said; "what is enough for one will suit for two; should we get very hungry we can sing, Remain!" He hesitated—afraid of allowing himself in understand. " Bernai n!" she said. "1 am not one of those despairing people who see nothing lie fore them but grief and pain. Life is sweet when we love; and we love, ilo we not, Mariaui?" Then, as if she had divined me hidiug there, the indiscreet witness of her unhap piness, tlie old woman shut her Window; but not so that 1 could, not long after hear •heir voices, singing in unison the cele brated ballad: "The memories of youth Are eugraven on my heart." George Danipt—Times-Ueniocrat Trans lation. The Home of tlie PI mills. Miss Jennie Flood's chamber is a coun terpart of that of Marie Antoinette, all the appointments being after the Marie An toinette style in maple with bird's-eye pau ■Hings. The mural decoration is of a cream color on all silk brocade ground. The f reize and ceiling are alike copies of the Marie Antoinette chamber. In harmony of color design the lied aud window curtains and furnit ure coverings are in embroidered •1ertrio blue. A mixed blue and dun Ax minster carpet of the best French make •overs t lie floor. Quite a contrary style and line is the apartment of Mrs. Flood. Here the low tone of color prevails in the maliogony woodwork: the dull blue carpet and tapes tries. tlie heavy dark canopy over the an tique four-poster bed and the exquisitely hand-painted tiles on the facings of the subdued but elaborately carved mantel. This is the highest type of the early French KennisKHtice. Mr. Flood's room is iu antique oak of I lie massive Knglish cut. Canvas in high relief aud hand-painted adorns the walls between wainscot and frieze, it is a beau i iful "age green of modest patterns of large foliage design. . All of these rooms have furnishing of the costliest workmanship in desks, settees, chairs, tables, etc., anil all uf entirely independent style ami execu tion.- San Francisco Alta. Owners of trout streams iu the Cats kills arc doing much toward restocking them tortlic henctii of summer boarders. to [ Alcohol a- » t'niisimiptive Cure. Professor A. B. Palmer, discussing tilt action of alcohol upon ilie lungs, declares there arc no stal istics—no recorded ob-<n - valions and comparison of numbers u, cases —which all'ord the slightest indica tion that the use of alcohol in any form or quantity (irevents consumption. The Losses of Puuisdhin I orest». Canadians are beginning to worry over their loss of forests. Iu the more thickly settled part of Ontario only 10 percent, of woodland remains, and wells must now be dug to the depth of forty or fifty feet where formerly water could be reached at six. - Chicago Herald. aie at the TRIBUNE OFFICE, —OR— Put Un to Order on Short Notice. Acknowledgements. Quartz location blanks--large or small. Water right location blanks. Bargain and sale deeds. Warranty deeds. Mortgages. Chattel mortgages. Summons—Justice's court. Executions—Justice's court. Subpii'ims—Justice's court. ■ Miitiinu—Justice's court. Affidavit of Attachment—Justice's court. Garnishees—notice of. Promissory notes—several styles. Blank shipping tags printed to order. Blank programmes and folders. Stock receipts—Botmd the long way for office use. also, tlie short way for conve nience of earn ing in the pocket. Blank tablets, for counter or pocket use, also, put up to order on short notice. Ruled cardboard, for placing under un ruled paper when writing. Letter heads, note heads, statements, etc. neatly tableted without extra charge; and blotters added at cost of putting them on. Fine blotting hoard kept in stock and cut to any desired size. Mourning note and envelopes in stock and printed to order. Everything in the prices for cash. printing line at cash ONEMLESNNAL WHISTLE Th • tondent anti moat piercingly «brill whistle or it-* tizo made. Can be heard up ^ to out* mile. The exact. t*ize of a AO fait bn* V. S. Government t IÎ1ÎÎ;* Cartridge. Murteofbu uU'*.;*«l lira«« with nickel iMi'let. In vulmthlc us» > '"i* tea in *t erm turifïin**. «port *inon ■%#'. fch<; ,.'d who -visa lo •»rru if nr louât till every o t> »• w u » sees it uaut* it. You ahonlil liuve To introduce otir ftill. expensive, ami In* creating catalogue«* gutia* knivcm noveltlea* and it «il m article*, we will tlii.« hi-tlf ntid ea:itlnguu by mail, |*>*l ■„ • l. ,r J , * l L v cent» iu «tamp». »Ad i Kt: N N I fc A ALLMAN MVU. r»5 Filbert (Street. Fhlladelabl^ F "naT npXj-A-iiisr ORNAMENTAL PRINTING ^every descriR^ 0 ^' TURNED OUTTO ORDER, 0 'X SttORT NOr/Q. (r'tÜiäÖ; -- Kor Bill Hsiiils, tetter Heads Not« Ueiul*. Stntements, Posters, Handbills, Circulars. Catalogues and Price Lists, Cards. Meal Tickets, Hunkers' Blanks, .Wedding and Ball .Stationery, and in faet everything usually turned out at a -lot, Printing Office, Villi 1-ess (i6—) U. BUIXOAOK, IMlIon. WIN fail. I Maine. more money tlun at anything else by tak ing an agency lor the best selling book out. Beginners succeed grandly. None terms free. Hallet Hook Co., Portland, 4S Scientific American ar Weekly nor M X?; ini. x .'. ATSBTS. Oftict» find îu.vt* |>r»jv .Cite Hun cl rod Th' ip apssü IIP Lv Ü Ifea Sia ua* « ^ 8sw B u Ücu sLi; £ § j OILLf Nfcï :-sU, X iy MkS. L. KUPFER, inj«, ■Scaler HOWARD, ELGIN AND WALTHAU War The N\ altliam h. speti Also earrv a large and welUei^j SOLID GOLD JEWE: <•! all descriptions. Fine and complicated Watch work solicited from ill , try. All work warranted tor u ne year. . Also carry the largest stock of all makes of SHOT (irve PISTOLS and AMMUNITION, FISHING RODS and 'rXaf _ Hunting and Sporting Goods of all kinds at Wholesale an d Retail, A. F. WRIGHT. RETAIL DEALER |\ GENERAL HER6HANSI AND Miners' Supplies Generally ! ! MAIN STREET, BAN N ACK, XOMi g S JJ Z J; 2 2 / •? r* ts p « ? > Ü 7 ZT Ä V. >11 Miayi 1 1 <1 era The First National Bank Of OII.I.ON, MONT. A ntliori zed Ca |> 1 1 al.................$!JOO,OUO Caiillal luilit in.........................30,000 Surplus and I'mllls,................ *>3,000 OIBKCIOIES: Howard Shiikkk, J'lc-siilent. IIi'.nkv Bi ri kind, Vice President, b F. Winn., Lhislfli I Ohio Ri.i.mm. Ass t Cashier, tii o. L. Situpp, Hi nrv Kmi*i»kxbk..o. Lkonakh Ei.ii:i„ |<hin C. Brkwrr, !:. I'.'l'i.RRts. Exchange Bought and Sold. Deposits received subject to check on demand. Interest allowed on time deposits. Principal Correspondents t Chase National Bank, New York. Continental National Bank, Chicago. OmahaNational Bank, Omaha, wells, Fargo St Co„ San Francisco. " CO" J : 03 DILLON Milwaukee Brick Yi " EUREKA. L-i-.-d l.ri.k . hi pureil to i|imtc pri on! i|u:lli'v Hu- t";u: to state I an it in Hi ! ii hi i O Sl.l\ ll.l.l i sijuarc ami iegillilutc ■ usine--. N «U rs aiul st •e the lurtt'.l in knoc ! .cil prives. 1 lmyy. iil.-n. 1.1 Ml. ill - <|uantiti(*s 1 or sulc. J J k'! Dillon. Mu"'»" McLEOD & HA&GERTE Brlclc < 5 b Stout MASONS, l> I I. 1.0 N . M U N TA* 1 CALL ON nut v«l » Screen Doors ? Windois 8 Ä ° ** ! .. Lower End of Montana*^^ MIXING ÜOCATIO* SIiAl * at the tribune offi«-