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••\V<iist thing in the world for weak
The young woman looked up from the
iigiizine in her lap and smiled at her
iy bearded mentor on the opposite eide
the street car. She smiled with her
Jo face—dimpled chili, red checks,
11 lips; even the eyes behind the cou
x glasses of her pince nez t winkled.
'•Thunk you," she said, shutting the
uk softly. "I know it. I Was merely
uncing at.the pictures."
Then she turned her amused glance
ward the front pari of the car. and met
e eyes of the driver staring straight at
His face lighted up when her glance
kis. and with his rough glove he
ittetl the left side of his coat, as though
shielded something which concerned
The ear was one of those little wheeled
locally known us the "Pound Gap
b-tails." which ply between Cincinnati,
, and its Kentucky suburb, Newport.
driver, sole autocrat, dividing his
e among the mules, his passengers and
• small boys who everywhere mark bob
I ears for their own. was muffled to the
with in an old oilskin coat, lndted at the
aW with a, leather strap. His t ap was j
died down to shield his face from the i
in. into t,he teeth of which he was
reed to drive, and when he entered the ,
ir to collect the tares his heavy e,»whale j
^»ts completed a grotesque picture, which ,
ould have attracted attention even in
astle Garden. Evidently he cured less
r style than for comfort.
"What is the fare to Newport?"
"Ten cents, please." I
I started at the musical voice, and i
»ked at the man closely.
Wh-a-t?" I said, "not Ferguson, of !
"Same, party, dear boy, same party." ;
He laughed in the honest, whole-souled ;
ay that 1 knew so well, rang the bell of i
punch twice, smiled at the pretty girl, j
ho seemed to enjoy my surprise, anil !
hen clattered out to his place tit the
rake, where I presently joined him.
This is rough. Ferguson, deneed
tigli—$12 ii week and seventeen hours !
day! Can't you do better than this?" !
"Classical occupation, dear boy. One I
the children of Greek mythology, you ;
ill remember, aspired to drive a car—his ;
ther's car. but while his route was it,
itle dryer than mine"
"It was not necessary for hint to make
guy of himself in cowhide boots. That !
girl inside is laughing at you."
"I know it. Site always does when she ;
tides with me."
He 1« Killed through the glass door of the
car, and again patted the side of his coat ,
when he met the young woman's eye.
The gesture seemed to please her.
"Another ease of tlie maiden and the
coachman," remarked Ferguson as he
slowed up to take on a passenger. Evi
dently he lmd lost none of hiss high spirits
since he lmd drifted out of journalism into
street cur service, "lint seriously now,
don't you know her?"
"No, I cannot say that 1 do,"' 1 said,
"That's Virginia. "
1 looked again at the girl. She wt s us
charming u specimen of young woman
hood as is often met with even in the cttl
btrwl parts of Kentucky. The infantile
cheeks autl dimpled chin toned down the
severity of her eyeglasses, and from the
hrown plume in her hat to the narrow toe
of her shoe she was what is popularly
known ns "stylish." Du Mainicr might
have copied her pose for i hut of one of
his high-bred women.
"Yes. sir. that's Virginia. You have
laughed at my verses to her for three
years, «ml jf v .e drop all the passengers
Mote the end of the route is reached 1
nil! take you inside anil present you.
®he knows you by name already. I
hnve talked with Iter about you a hun
dretl times. She likes that little story of
.Vonrs. 'The Cruise of the Mermaid.' im
mensely. and always looks up your ioi
'nnu the tirst thing in The Clarion."
Then lie seemed to drift into another
•me of thought.
"Yes, sir. it is rough," he said: "eight
men hours a day, seven days in the week,
j»t°o many hours for a man to work:
ont, thank Cod, 1 am done! This is my
J*® tri P- i have something here"—he
tapped the left side of his oilskin coat
«gain—"which 1ms put me on my feet.
Virginia and I hail several blocks, alone,
^mher. this morning, und site knows.
Hat s what we are so gay nlxmt. Von
'■»'member that Diamond Dollar?' "
Did I remember it? It. was that "Din
' ou jJ Dollar" that cost Ferguson his desk
Jr \* le Gazette. Not more than two
di°' U I ago * le was as dapper, well
e.'sed and apparently as successful u
tn* n i a * tbere w a s in the Cincinnati repor
laifrateruity. His duty was the cover
tho news along the river fronts of
Pj" Kentneky towns facing and above
"inati, nnd, being a graceful writer,
he managed to get in « column or two nf
Spec ' al lanxtcv «» miscellaneous
Mtbjects each week, every column of such
matter being a clean addition of $0 to In's
not princely sdarv.
It was !i o'clock one Thursday night
tr ,the' U 'l? ph(HR ' "'Ws
, r , U . ^^Raili s office that the
,l greyhound Was burning at 1er
ilb ? Ve Newport. "
vrgtisuti and help b inn
much ;is possible before !•>
and, if it promises "
! ' " pi onuses good matter after that,
" 11 1 ' * .i} 1 '* 8, " t ' " dress i hem up. ''
o'clock 1 was again at the
pfflci* with the skeleton article. The tire
had taken place early in the afternoon.
1 lives and VOh.OOii worth of property
were lost. Hmd seen nothing of JYnra
Dut while I wa» making a hasty oral
report to tins effect lerguson strolled into
Ihe office. He was at peace with himself
und flu* world, and his stiff, white collar
lifted itself immaculately above bis black
fie and unruffled shirt front.
"Nothing moving," he said, airily, as
he placed the day s report on the editor's
desk. "Kvcrythiug 1 lead along the river
"Xo lights tun- fires?" asked
editor in his blandest tones.
"Nothing; but here is n little special
that will look well in the Sunday supple
ment. I have been up at the library look
ing up points for it all afternoon. ' With
a. scare head—first line. 'The Diamond
Dollar! —;t will prove as good matter as
actual news, ami---"
"There is no actual news, then?"
"Nothing of importance."
13y this lime the telegraph man, the
managing editor, half of the local force,
and even one or two of the brevier writers,
had driii' .1 into the city room, where they
Honied about aimlessly, waiting for tie
explosion that was to lift the uniVmuiati
Ferguson. But. suspecting nothing, li,
font inned life panegyric on the diamond
"Unless yon call this pice.' of special
matter news, there is none. i:m i; will
be news: to most of the readers, it deals
with the subject of rare coins, giving the
date and the vainc of all United Slates
pmnhtni . ThcnTis
mint;,,,,. ,,f ikoi wide
' ~ '
coins worth morethun their face value.
There are hundreds of pieces in daily cir
culation for which collectors would' give
twenty times their value as bullion. This
article will serve to tell the people what
dates of coins are in demand, so liait they
may watch the money that passes through
tliefr hands and sell the rare coins at a
one dollar, of the
hielt is worth tfi.lUO.
For the past few seconds the city editor
i, ai | | H , e „ rapidly writing upon a slip of i
pap(1 , ti!1(1 , u . ro ho interrupted the eutlm
siaM k-remarks about the valuable dollar.
"Yott know the rule of the office, Mr.
Ferguson." bo said, in an icy tone; "no
man with us gets a chance ro be grossly
scooped twice. Von have failed to catch
one of the most sensational lires of the
year, although you hail twelve hours in
which to do it. Here is an order on tlie
counting room for your money up to
Satniilny night. You have my best
wishes for your lnlure. (food night!"
That was how he lost Ids desk on The
Gazette, and. breezy writer that be was,
in three mouths he had found it necessary
to take up the lines of a street ear driver's
life or starve.
"You remember that diamond dollar?"
he said again, after answering the sharp
clang of the hell above Ills head by bring
ing the ear to a stop long enough for the
gray-bearded talker to alight: "well,
curiously enough, 1 lmve found one of
them. I should never have known its
value had I not collected the data for
that unfortunate article of mine: and-"
"Do you mean me to understand that
you lmve found a dollar of H*ttM. actually
" Precisely so, dear hoy. Drivers handle
a great deal of silver, and among the
money in my pocket last night 1 I'm inti
lie had unbuckled his licit, unbuttoned
Ids coat, and with some difficulty brought
out in his gloved lingers a worn silver
dollar, wit hont the milled edges which
characterize the late Issues of the coin,
He was singularly excited. He looked at
the piece of silver as a doomed man might
look at an unexpected reprieve, it means
another start in life, a chance to build up
wealth and reputation on a journal of bis
own: it meant a wife: it gave him Vir
ginia. His hand trembled slightly with
j the tumult of hi- thoughts. One of the
j j.-ir's front wheels struck a stone, jumped
the track, and for a few seconds the
vehicle jolted violently over the cobble
Ferguson's face suddenly turned lo the
! color of ashes. He leaped over the dash
j board surrounding the platform, groped
i in the mud under the ear wheels, and
1 then, with his lips set tightly together,
; handed me a battered and lient piece of
i ft was the diamond dollar.
It had slipped from his uncertain grasp,
and the sharp linages of the ear wheels
! had ground the date and figures from its
j face and bent it almost out of resemblance
! of a coin.
i Then Ferguson took up the lines agtiin,
! and from his present prospects the
people who ride behind liim will continue
to laugh at liis odd dress and associate
I him in their minds with the mules be
! drives for mouths or perhaps years to
I come. . w ,
He knows that there are halt a dozen
' morals to be extracted front this little
«tory, and has given me permission to
pubiish it.—Henry Newport, in Cincin
j \ \iklilema» in a C*' 4 ''
! Philadelphia Call__
Evidently » Skeptical Physb an.
Dr E C Spitzka. of New 1 ork. «lues
Jt believe in hydrophobia in men and
«i^ft soän will produce it in dogs as
H. D. PICKMAX, Ä. 0.,
P hy.l oinn and Surgeon,
Oir.ec m lhispitil, 1-ear of Episcopal Cliureh. Idaho
'•• i iffi.-o hours i p. m. to ]>. m. daily.
Uv*kk;u. v npjiovito Hospital.
A. !.. DAVISON, 31. D„
Physiciar. aad Surgeon, .
Otb,v on Moniana street, .* doors north ofTsutcxE.
,,f P,„dirai Kx'vri,\
> the treatment ofl-e
id Children ;
U EN'RY N. BLAKE, Associate Justice of Mon
11 tana years, Attorney and Counsellor at law
Virginia City, Montana. " [M45—]
t E. CALLAWAY. Attorney * Cocnsellor.
' Practices in all the Courts and United States
nd Oflices in the Territory All business attended
to with promptness and fidelity, Virr'Tfs Citr. M. T.
TAMES M. PAGE, U. S. Mixehai. Defcty So*
J VEYOR. Land business made a specialty.
SMITH \ MELTON.
ATTORNEYS & ( (H XSKLOKS AT LAW.
Dillo n, Mo ntRna.
Will practice In all Courts of the Territory and
attend to any matters in the Land Office
r.J. Galbraith IL ). Bcrleigh.
GALBRAITH & BURLEIGH,
Attorneysat Lia w,
Dillon, llcaverlieail Co., Montana.
Office. First door south of the Corinne Hotel. 41-tl
AMOS C. HALL.
HALL, HARRINGTON & CO.,
(successors to Raymond, Harrington & Co.)
VIRGINIA CITT, - - MONTANA.
Transact a General Banxinc, Hcsiness
Hl(Heat Market Tinte
Paid tor liol 1! Dust, l.oid :imi silv. r million, and
Territorial and l '••»:•' v s
Grugin & Gibson, Proprietors.
•»mu »table accommodation« for guest«.
■.I- run in connection with the Hotel.
NIOHOLIA, LE MHI OOPFTY, IDAHO
Mrs. Mary McEea, Proprietress.
affords on the table.
and the best the market
Regular meetings ot Steedmax Post, No. 8 , G.
A. R., are held on the second and fourtli Tuesday«
of each month at Post Rooms.
Comrades in good standing are cordially invited
OT 1 IO KLEMM, Post Com.
James D. Bishop, Adjutant.
A NCI ENT ORDER OF UNITE! i
. A WORKMEN.
Dili.ox Lodge, No. j, A. O. U. VR
meets the tirst and thirdTuesday evening »
of eaclt month, at S o'clock, in A.O.U.W
llall on Montana street. Sojourning brethren, I
good standing, are cordialb invited to attend.
CHAS. HIRSCHMAN, M. W.
L. E.Stkinchau, Recorder.
KNIGHTS OP LABOR.
D illon assembly, no. 3751, k. of l.,
meet* at Dart's Hall the second and fourth
Tuesday of everv month, at 7:30 p. m.
X. O. O. IP.
'ilAXXACK LODGE, No. 3 ,
: KjSB ?. meets every Wednesday evening
at its Hall in Glendale. Sojourning
brethren, in u'ood standing, are cordially invited to
V. I isiii k. :
A. C. MOK, N. G
rjCCI DENT LODGE, No. 8, K. of P.,
i w meets in convocation every Thursday
evening in the Castle Hall, comer of
Bannnck and Montana
Ail visiting Knights
ted to attend.
Tom ( » l iiwuk. K. ..t It
arc cordially invi
N LI.Si >\. t . t
• A POLLO LODGE, NO. 15 ,
** meets everv Mondav evening, at
its Hall on the comer of Montana and
llannaek streets. Sojourning brother«,
In uood standing, are cordiallv invited to attend.
li. I. N KI.SOX, N'.G.
I . I IlKSI IIMAS, Sei
I. o. o.
viltmhiY nights of e
i, in Gii-ndaie. AH s"i"
id standing are invited t<>
W. M11.1.1.K, Seri lie.
\o. II, incuts
in li month 11
nu lling l*:il 1-i :
, l . P.
THE MONTHLY GLOBE
FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS.
,Vl will send any addre
illustrated niunthlv magii/
A splendid iliastratei
ir tor _•;
Prize department — valuable books and presents
given awav monthly. The ».loue circulates m
everv State "and Territory in tlie Union. Hie liest
magazine for the price published in tlie world.
Sainnlc comes free. Agents wanted on good com
mission. Address: POOL BROTHERS, Mechanic
F alls, Si aine, l r . S. A. U
f. U. Cnnvt Ibes.
D. L\MONT, V. 1»
W. II. Smm.mi, Se
and Gfit'l Manage
DILLON LUMBER AND GRAIN COMPANY.
Successors to CROW A KMEA1>.)
WIIOI.KSALK & It UTAH. llKAI.KUS IN
I, LATH, SHINGLES, DOORS, BLINDS,
MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, BUILDING PAPER.
VXD ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIAL.
Missoula Pine Flooring, Rustic Bevel Siding and
Finishing Lumber constantly in stock and warranted
equal to Eastern Lumber at much lower cost.
Hlack Walnut, < );tk, Maple and other imported stock constantly on hand.
Wo also make a specialty of handling Haled HAY AND GBAXN.
We are ma
ce u*. W
prices. Correspondence so
li. SMKA1), Sec'v and (»en. Manager.
CALIFORNIA FRUIT STORE.
THOMSEN & BLIVEN,
Fruits, Candies, Nuts; Figs. Dates, Currants,
Eaisins; Etc., Etc.
Also a Pull Xjtxxxo of
AGENTS FOR THE ALDKRT FISllFR 1JRFW1NG COMPANY.
Feed, Sale^Livery Stable
Teams and Outfits for Tourists and Traveling Agents for all p&l't!
the Territory, constantly on hand. j
iy 2^0 .1 Teams for Sale or Hire o& Seasonable TttVUfc, H
T. W. POINDEXTER, ^
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
DILLON. - - - MONTANA.
Keeps constantly on limit! n fresh anil complete stock of
FANCY AND STAPLE
Hardware, Tinware, Crockery,
Clothing and Gent/s Furnishing Goods,
Boots and Shoes;
Blankets, Comforts, Etc.;
WINES, LIQUORS ••' CIGARS.
Highest Cash Price Paid for Furs and
LIBERAL DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
JUST WHAT YOU Anvil, vi
Kitln r s
receipt ot* price,
if your h.ir«l\varc
► dealer does nr»t
keep them. < hvul Agents wanted.
Clieiiey Anvil & Vice Co„ Detroit Mu*
W" TURBINE WATER WHEEL
AT A BARGAIN!
One !£-inch Turbine Water Wheel, first class in
everv way, only been run a few months and as good
as when it left the Shop. The wheel is u soli j
bronze casting with steel shaft, lignum vitæ step
and boxing, both of which have screw adjustment.
Parties wishing a good wheel should see this one
before purchasing. Call on or address,
H. BHUNDAGK, Tu j dunk Office,
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