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\:()ýL V71. BENTON, MONTANA THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1882. NO. 49.
Ir.afesi;ontil Itrds. , h ! . ] W. IL. HtiNT, JR. BUCK & HUNT, ,cr} :ntlld ot Ollnnselors at Law. l yT I~lENTON, - - MONTANA. :- . it I , w I i,'/i. len I etoiiveyvancinrg and . V u , - ii, l'cr -mlpi.tn, T'ree Claims ,3J. J DONNELLY. Sti;torney at Law, ;.nr,:'t Attention Given to Collections. 3. A. KANOUSE, a. torney and Counsellor at Law I'imC' R:N'I'fON, ITI. T., iI' F C' A li JUSlTTICE OF TIlE P'CA ("'. , r;I 1 a t l l`4 letwoeen Balker and St. SMASENA BULLARD, A, TEI'TA_, 1MV_ T t! priat altd Make Collectionts in all p rtis of the Territory. SHOBER AND LOWRY, .ttorr'nys at Law and Collecting Agents .,,.,,, S;T t near \Wood Street. IHELENA, M:. T. T'. B. SETTLE ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, l,.tT' IE',r N ON, MONTANA. \, , I Ir ý, tic: in all the courlt oif the Territory. p P i". i v i;ile(. Al.s 1 attendst to tle F.," ,,;, ndc , l ' l u : 1 Patents, and the general 4 l l;irt. n i, lri'k lmilling olos. ite court house. .iel ,1tf JOHN W. TATTAN, A' ITOTE[ AT LAW, Fort Benton, Montana i n hui :ni teli . t itte. mining proplerty of vr ,l,.I;ý .I" n"'; i, . \ 1I: illurnism h a bstracts of titles 1' '!A i i 1 1 : I" lit ltl1 oiicollunty. (CoiltulliSSiOtns o V' nl t 4in l;." a Specialty. I ( iiV tlrk' Otlice., (Court house l' . (sepl2dwtI) 1u: Irreti triio ly the highlhest imarket ,' . f'ur Montman Woil, di(livtred at the <lillr'rlnt ahili)ilg." 1ointsll i i the 'I'err' tory. ;r. W. '. 1 i rie.1e, (,f Boston, will be Isbi,(,itil wit n e in wool buying, and "till -ivf his ,riso.nal attention to the 'lvlins .- in \VCtcI' i Montanta. Letters t: ill raln him if mailcd to hnim at Helena. M ) IpSttlic t" ihil.ess will be Fort Benton. iali.t :n I'ARIS GIBSON. T. (1Zl.lINS, .1. H. HUIRSHFIEI t'ias. E. D 'E, A. IIERSHtFFIELD, L"ort Benton. 1Helena. BANK OF NORT1ERN MONTANA We Transact a General Banking Business. egel; '·~rient accounts with merenants, stockmen 411 otl:cr, s.ubect to be drawn against by check without notice. WL BUY NOTES AND PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS tMake loans of money secured .y personal en dorsement. Wehuy and sell exchange on the commercial centres -of the United States. We will give Special Attention to, the Business of Northern and Central Montana, will make such loans to stock men anta far.. ers as are suited to their requirements. Lodal Securities a hecialit, c',l!l,.t.ions and all other business entrusted to wi, ll receive prompt and careful attention. COLLNlNS, IJEKR & CO. RElI(',OND ( ,Ii .N . F.ORT IiENTON. M. T. z.__ ...--------- PETER SMITH, CA RP ENTE , JOHINERIh AND Boat B3uilder, Slain Street, near St. John, ]F( t~lT IENTON, : MONTANA SI oa1t abuuilding a specialty. .i. ------ i A FINE JACK For sale. The Finely Bre: MIaltese Jack, 'IIPIPE CANOE, hight years old, hrie made the past four seasons at my :Fl ,I;ý'. le :hhows fine colts-tiniformly bays or isf,~o'k in color, is an excellent foal-getter, very 'ntlle dislipoition, andI will be sold cheap. theing largely engalged in the breeding of Perch 'ruii-Nolrlll ihorses, alld wishing to confinuemy .ii ntieclv to that branch of business. is my only r''asn for tdisposing of the Jack. JAS. MA ULD) [N. Dillon, eave-rhead county, Montana. CHARLES SHERIDAN, JOB & EXPRESS WAGON, rort Benton, M.T. A CHINESE MAZEPPA. A Chinaian's Wild Ride on a Texas Steer. On Wednesday of last week there occu'r red a thrilling tragedy at Brooklyn, inl Ar izona. On that (lay, within about four miles of the above named town, there were three cow-boys. Their jingling spurs, their long-horned and brightly-mounted saddles, on which were coiled like long, lithe, limber snakes, rawhide riatas, the predominence of bright color displayed in saddle blanket and clothing, the gleam of highly polished pistol and knife, and the rude, active health and vivacity of horses and riders, made them a picture pleasant to look upon, when such an inspection could be made with safety. They were known to their associates as Jake McCray, Bill Folansbee and TomI Dilworth, but whether these names were conferred o.i them at the baptismal font was a matter of considerable doubt and conjecture. They had been carousing in town and were on their way back to their rendezvous. Sud denly a Chluaman appeared, laden with baskets, and with a dog trot slowly ap pIroached them, and his little pig-like eyes showed that he had an instinctive fear of the horsemen. This was an opportunity for cruel sport which the cow-boys could not let pass, and Jake McCray said to his companions: "Boys, let's have a China HMazeppa. I'll lasso the Chinaman, an' yous ketch a steer, an' we'll tie John on an' run him through the streets of the town." To this cool proposition Billy and Tommy joyfully assented. In a few sec on(ds McCray's riata was describing circles in the air, and Aih Sin, dropping his bur den, fled for dear life; but after a few bounds the unerring riata encircled the limbs of the Mongol, and he was jerked and thrown ten feet in the air by the bounding horse of the cow-boy. In the meantime Billy Folausbee and Tom Dil worth had pursued a huge Texan steer, and Bill had thrown his riata on the ani nimal's horns, while Tom, by a deft under hand throw of the rawhide, had encoiled the animal's hind legs, and thrown him prlostrate on the ground. There lie lay paunting and bellowing out defiance at his captors, although in their expert hands he was as powerless as an infant. Billy and his companion shouted to Jake McCray to bring over the prisoner, and added paren thetically: "Be kerful and don't kill the darn critter, as there won't be any sport in giving a dead Chinaman a ride." Jake McCray was careful, but not as consider ate as he might have been, for, when lihe arrived where the steer was truggling, the Chinaman had lost the best part of his blouse, and about half the cuticle from one sideof his body. They fastened the riata to the horns, and the trained animals held the steer fully as well as though the riders were in the saddle. The trembling China man made piteous appeals to his captors, aid even fished out four $20 pieces from some recess in his clothing, and offered them as a bribe for liberty. The money was appropriated, but the longed-for free domn was denied. They laid the prisoner, breast down, upon the steer and pulled his hands well down on the shoulders and tied them together. I'hen hislegs were pulled apart and secured firmly on either side of the animal's loins, and the Chinaman was tied so firmly on the back of thie animal that hlie looked, as MIcCray expressed it, as "though he had growed there. The fast enings were then removed firom the steer. With blood in his eye, and shaking his great breadth of horn defiantly at his tor mentors, he charged successively first at one horseman, then at another, while Ah Sin was yelling alternately "Police !" and "iurder!" in broken English and Chinese at thie top of his voice. His captors made the air fairly ring with devilish merriment. Final4y the "'fiery, untamed" steer was headed for town, and then began a race which beggars description. Over gully and ditch he went, making stupendous bounds each time these obstructions were encountered, and each bound being acu rately recorded by the Mongolian, Ior lie fairly rent the air with his screams, and the length of the cry was regulated by the distance covered by the steer in a jump. The cow-boys were more than delighted with the success of their scheme. The steer would endeavor to. turn, but his remorse less tormentors headed him at every point; when endeavors to make these turns would develop abnormal bursts of speed, long drawn out wails would issue from the un happy Mongol; and when the animal set tled down to an ordinary run the cry would sink down low, and thus, like the music of an ZEolian harp, would the moans rise and fall. The wild, frenzied bovine approached a gully fully eighteen feet in width, and, with a fierce snort and bound, the steer gathered himself in one supreme effort and cleared it by a scratch. Jake McCray's horse, following a little to the right, and at a narrow place, also suc cessfully jumped across the dry chasm. But Bill Folansbee and Tom Dilworth, fol lowing immediately behind the Chinese Mazeppa, both came to grief and were landed, horse and foot, in the bottom of the ditch. Tonm recovered first and hur ried his'horse along the bottom for a quar terof a mile, and finally clambered out; but Folansbee lay stunned in the bottom while his companions continued the mad chase. The steer was turned at midday in to the main street of the town. All the dogs in the place chased the frenzied ani mal and barked in chorus; horses broke from their fastenings, and behind came McCray and Dilworth, shouting like wild Apaches. The frenzied animal with his human burden, followed, everywhere by shouts, barks and indescribable din, shot through street and alley, was headed into square and plaza, and finally succeeded in - . ,. , -, , -' going through the Orion saloon, breaking up two flourishing poker gamnes, making his entrance through the front door a:rd his exit at the back. Ils Nemesees, McCray and Dilworth, as though playing "follow my leader," spurred their foaming and re ll('itant steeds through the same passage; and, although the proprietor protested with a six-shooter, they, too, made their exit with safety. ip the street, with re newed vigor, ftew the unwilling NMazeppa and the wild beast, the latter running amuck now and endeavoring to pierce ev ery living thing he encountered with Isis long, sharp horns. Suddlenly, when in front of the court house, the steer stumbled and fell. D)eputy Sheriff Charles Smith took advantage of this, and with a few quick cuts of his bowie knife released the Mongolian Mazeppa from his perilous perch. The released Chinaman threw himself under the protection of the olficer of the law. The harried steer, seeing his mount ed persecutors atpproatching, struggled to his feet and darted away. Toni T)ilworth, when lie discovered his iprisonrc free, loosened his riata and shouted to McCray te catch the steer, and he would capture the Chinaman. Swinging his lasso around lie charged up and loudly called on the deputy sheriff to stand aside. The officer of the law drewhis pistol, while the Mon golian crouched and trembled behind him, and shouted defiantly. "Touch hin at your peril." Without a second's hesitation the riata was thrown, and encircled the offcer and Chinanlan, but before the line was tightened by the luicek-turning horse the crack of a Smith's pistol was heardl, and Dilworth fell dead from his saddle. The horse frightened by the falling body, bounded away, and the two or three turns taken around the horn I held the riata firmly, and the brave oflicer and abused Chuinaman were dragged, bumped, and jolted through the main street. The dogs m;tade matters worse by their barking, andlthe citizens endeavored to intercept the mad career of the riderless horse. Finally, after dragging them a mile the riata broke. They were picked up but so badly were they bruised and torn that it was hard to tell which was Catu c:casian or which Mongoliai. NleC.ray see ing fromi the outcoumie of the a ffair that there would be trouble, hiunted up) Fu)loums bee, informe r d him of the fatal termina tion, and both tied in fear for their lives. Offiuers are in pursuit, but as yet they have iiot teen arrested.--b'nu Fracico .E; c(itzt7Ltg,· BUILDING A IHEN COOP. SpooIpendyke has a Large QtIaiitbl ty of Holes, Assorted Sizes. "'.y dear," said Mr. Spoopendyke, as he appeared before his wife with a broad gril on his face, "sa my m dear, I've bought some chickens so we can have fresh laid eggs. Look !" and he held out a couple of pair of fowls tied by the legs, for Mrs. Spoopendyke's contemplation. "Well, upon my word !" exclaimed Mrs. Spoopendyke. "Of all things ! chickens. Ever since we've been married I've want ed chickens!" and she approached the bird cautiously and with a look of misgiv ing that belied her words. "Where can we keep them ?" "In a coop, Mrs. Spoopendyke, in a coop!" retorted her husband, laying the chickens on the bed while he devested him self of his coat and vest. "We might keep 'em up the chimney or in the clock,-but we probably won't. We'll just keep 'em in a hen coop, and I've got the laths and nails down stairs to build it with.. Come down in the yard," and Mr. Spoopendyke grabbed his new acquisition by the legs and started off, followed by his wife. "Do you kl, w how to build a coop?" asked Mrs. Spoopendyke, as she watched her husband dig a post hole in the corner she had reserved for a geranium bed. "It I don't, you probably do," snorted Mr. Spoopendyke, kicking away at the spade uitil he loosened his leg. "Now I put this post here and that one there. Then the two fences make the rest, and I only lath up these two--dod gast the post!" he concluded, as it toppled over on his ear. "Can't you hold it up? What're you sit ting around there like a cork in a jug for? Hold it up, will ye?" Mrs. Spoopeudyke grasped the post firm ly with both hands and held it at an angle of thirty degrees. "Now hold it perfectly still while I dig the other hole," and Mr. Spoopendyke hacked away at the ground again and set his second post. "I see what you mean," giggled Mrs. Spoopendyke. "You slat it up from one post to the other and then put the chickens in. My! how nice that will be!" Mr. Spoopendyke glared at her a mo ment and then began putting up his laths, standing between the post and the tence corner and wlistling is,he -worked. "Now," said he, as hlie finished, "what do you think of that?" Mrs. Spoopendyke examined the job critically. "It's a perfectp alace!" she exclaimed. "But say, dear, how are you going to get out?" "Yah-h-h !" roared Mr. Spoopendyke, bounding into the air. "Why didn't ye tell me? What'd ye want to let me build myself in like a dod gasted mummy for? Ain't ye got any sense at all anywhere? Why didn't ye watch what I was doing?" and Mr. Spoopendyke grinned horribly through the slats. "I supposed you were going to build a hole in it," faltered Mrs. Spoopendyke. "So I am !' yelled Mr.- Spoopendyke, jamming his leg through the structure. "Want any more holes?" and he kicked the side thalf way across the yard. "Four ahbekens, four-holes!" he roared and the latis flew in all directions. Want any more holes?" and lie smashed the roof out with the spade. "Holes constantly on hIlmd ! If you don't see the hole you want ask for it!" and he blew out the end with terrific energy. "New goods coming in all the time! Second-handed holes a special ty!" and he banged out the other end. "P''arties wanting holes to send in the country will consult their interests by ap plying here before going elsewhere !" and lie ripped down the rest of the coop with prodigious clatter. "Want any more holes in this. particular coop ?" he roared, wrenching out the posts and slamming them across the yard. "Does this hen coop begin to convey the impression of having a hole in it?" lie demanded, stalk ing up to his wife. "Yes, dear," replied Mrs. Spoopondyke, soothingly, "I'm so glad you got out, but where can we keep the chickens now ?" "Keep 'em!" iipped Mr. Spoopendvke, with a horrible grimace, and grasping the wretched fowls by the legs, "who's going to keep 'el?'" and ie cut the lashings. "S'pose I'mi going to ruin my blusiness just to gratify every measly whim ofa dod gast ed woman ?"' and lie jerked the chickens into the air. "Never mind," cooed Mrs. Spoopen dyke, as the last bird slid over the fence and disappeared. "Chickens are a nui sance, anyway. We really didn't need any." "Why didn't you say so before I bought 'ema?" blurted Mr. Spoopendyke, as he dashed into the house. "I didn't know it," sighed Mrs. Spoop endyke, looking around on the wreck, "and, beside, I don't believe we would have had many eggs, because those chick ens were all roosters.-Brookl n Eagle. WIHAT SMOKERS SMOKE. Not Tolacco Alone, but Vanilla, Cedar Oil, Rum annd All Sorts of Drugs. iFifteen factories in New York employ chemists to "flavor" cigars. They cannot do much with the wrapper, but they can "heighuten and develop" the fillings. It is a relief to know that opium is not used, although it used to le formerly in Leg- 1 land, but stringent laws broke the prac tice, The sirbstainces used to Ilaver tobac co are lnumerous. Every manufacturer has his own formula. Van!ila is the most common. This is employe& in the form of an alcholic tincture to flavor tillings. It is said that few cigars are free from vanilla. Its e(fects are not harmful if not used to excess. The Touk ' be;: and balsam fir are used in the sale way for the same pur pose. Cedar oil is also introduced. The best imiitator of tobacco flavor is valerian. Valeriam and vanilla are the most valuable chenmic:ds now in use by tobacconists. By their use the poorest stems may be con verted into fair tobacco. Into cigarettes ellter not only vsaleriam and vanilla, but eafcardla bark. To make cigars burn am monia is used, and they are soaked in salt petre. The latter is injurious and makes young men old with dispatch. The ob ject of its use is to cause the cigar to burn freely. It has been neticed by some smokers that an intoxicating effect has been pro duced'by some cigars. This is produced by dipping the fillings in a solution of sul phuric ether and bromide of potassium. When it is known that rum is used, with vanilla and valerian, it is nothing to won der at the cigar so treated produced intoxi cation. To make tobacco, or aid in its adulteration, such other things as potato leaves, sugar, potash, tamarinds, aniseed, gum and various oils not heretofore men tioned are used to a greater or less extent. * In New York alone 826,666,000 cigars are made annually, besides 229,800,000 cigar ettes, and 25,()00 persons are employedt. Prorideice Journal. A WISE CONCLUSION. "I Lub Honey, But am Dun Wid Bees." An old colored man, living in the lower part of this county, went a few days ago to attend a prayer meeting, and as is cus tomary among the colored folks, he drove a yoke of oxen. He arrived at the church at an early hour, and tied his oxen near some bee hives, and as it was too early for the bees to be out he thought there was no danger, so he left his oxen and went into the church. It was later than usual when the congregation met that morning. The sun was shining brightly, and the bees were beginning to stir, but the old man was unconscious of everything that was going on outside; nor did he realize the situation of his oxen until he was startled by a won derful noise outside. lie looked, and be hold! The bees had become enraged at such huge monsters being so near their homes, and they went for that yoke of ox en. By this time the old man had reached the scene of action, the bees had the oxen completely covered, and wheni the old man attempted to brush them off, this only add ed fresh fuel to the fire, for they left the oxen and went for the old mari, and before help could be obtained they had him al most entirely covered, so that you could hardly tell whether he was a man or a swarm of bees. Just at this period a young man came to his relief, and taking the knife from the old man, he attempted to cut the rope with which the oxen were tied, but alas ! he stayed just long enough to receive one sting, when he threw down the knife and took to his heels. The old man called for a bag and covered his head, but this only made matters worse, for the; bees became entangled in his hair and stung him so badly that he was forced to leavei his oxen and run for life. By the aid of a physician he was soon restored, and he now says: "I lub honey, but am dun wid bees."-Hlinevile (Ga.) Gnzette. H IAND COVERINGS. t n Gloves aiand Their Manufacture. t - 1 Sixteen buttons on a dainty glove would I seem to be not only unnecessary, but also - very absurd, yet to become the possessor of just such an absurdity was the height of ambition of every, fashionable lady a - year or two ago. Fashion, however, is as 1 tickle as she is arbitrary in her dictates, and at present she has decreed two but tons shall be worn and no more. The glove may reach to the elbow, if you please, but it must be fastened at the wrist with two buttons only, and the top to fall in soft wrinkles about the arm. That so much importance should be attached to the style of the glove is not at all remarkable, when it is remembered that next to a woman's affection for a "love of a bonnet," there is nothing so dear to her heart as her supply of dainty gloves. She may be pardoned for this feminine weakness, for even the sterner sex are not insensible to the charms of a shapely hand enclosed in a delicately-tinted, neatly fitting glove, and the French have it that the true mark of a lady is to be always "Bien chaussee et bien fanltee." T1IE GLOVE TRADE IN THIS COUNTRY has increased very rapidly the last few years, and is still increasing. During the year just closed there were imported no less than 673,528 dozen pairs of gloves, valued at $3,834,550. These figures in clude every variety of gloves made, and are not confined to those made especially for ladirs. France sends the largest num ber, also the finest quality. England, Ger many, and Italy each furnish a large num ber. The custom of wearing gloves is by no means a modern one. Homer speaks of Laertes wearing gloves while working in his garden. Xenophen tells of Cyrus going without his gloves, and among the sculptures found at Thebes was one repre senting embassadors from some Asiatic country bearing presents of gloves. Apart from the comfort they give and the finish they are to the toilet, there are many curi ous customs and historical incidents con nected with them which are well worth our study. IN TilE MIDDLE AGES there was a curious custom of giving a glove as a ple(lge in concluding a contract, and from this is probably derived the later one of throwing down a glove as a chal lenge, which the opposite party accepts by picking it up and throwing down his own. In some parts of Europe there was a singular custom of taking off the gloves upon entering the stables of a prince, or of a great man, or in failing to do it forfeit ing the gloves or their value to the ser vants. In hunting the same ceremony was performed at the death of the stag. In olden times they were very costly articles of dress, and were ornamented with preci ous stones and worn only by kings and church dignitaries, and only upon state occasions. It was probably the cost of them which gave rise to the custom of pre senting them or in. lieu thereof of giving what was called "glove money." AT TIlE FAIRS HELD IN ENGLAND years ago it was usual to hang out the sign of a gilt glove, signifying that all persons attending the fair should be exempt from arrest for debt or other reasons during the continuance of thle fair. In the Loadon Notes and Queriers it is held that this cus tomn originated in Chester, a place famous for its glove manufacturies; and during tihe balance of the year strangers were not allowed to trade with the city. Hanging out the sign during the fair was an invita tion for strangers and citizens to buy. At the opening of the Maiden Assize, the iUjdge presiding was always presented with a pair of white gloves, as a token of the innocence of the city. They were beauti fully embroidered and ornamented with Brussels lace, and having the arms of the city embossed in frosted silver on the back I of each glove. PRESENTING GLOVES AND SCARES at a funeral was very common in this country some years ago, and still prevails in some places. It was carried to such an extent in New England that the Legisla ture of Massachusetts passed a law, for bidding the practice under a penalty of £20. Hull, in his history of the glove trade, says that Charles IV., King of Spain, was so much under the influence of any lady who wore white kid gloves that the use of them in court was strictly prohibit ed. As an item of dress at the present time they count up in the course of the year to quite a large sum, notwithstanding the apparent cheapness per pair. A lady who is at all particular about such things must have them to match her traveling dress, her walking dress, her carriage dress, her dinner dress, and her evening dress; and as the latter must be of the most delicate tints, it is not possible to wear them more than two or three times so, if she is in the habit of going out fre quently each week during Ih, season, a pretty nice sum will have to be CHARGED TO "GLOVE MONEU." Although the lords of creation love to criticise and to laugh at these little weak nesses of women, they are not entirely above them, for the city swell is quite as fastidious about the fit and the shade of his gloves as the most fashionable belle is about hers: He does not indulge in quite as many buttons, but otherwise devotes as much thought and money to them as she does. If one is in the habit of observing such things closely, they can find quite a study of human nature in this very small article of dress. Neatness, tidiness, mod esty, extri avagance, refinement, economy, good taste, bad taste, fitness, or love of display, or each in turn indicated by the gloves. Ambitious man : "Is there any fixed rule for writing poetry ?" There is! Don't. THE SUPREME COURT SHOCKED. A Kansas Lawyer Appears Before I the August Tribunal W~ithout Collar or Necktie. t The Supreme Court of the United States is the embodiment of dignity and ponder Sous solemnity. The Justlices are hedged about by bristling points of etiquette that protect them from ordinary people. Yes terday the court observed with uneasi ness the presence of a tall, angular indi vidlual, who slouched into the court room without collar or necktie. The absence of these usual adornments was made more conspicious through the fact of his neck being very long and narrow. Later in the day he was presented to the Supreme Court by Senator Plumb, and was duly admitted to practice of Mr. Lynn of Allen County, Kansas. The newly ad mitted Kansas lawyer appeared at his pre sentation still without collar or tie. It was announced that he would make an argu ment before the court the next day in the case of the Phmnix Mutual Life Insurance Company vs. Caroline A. Dester, el al. A perplexing question at once arose in the minds of the court. Possibly Lynn, of Allen County, Kansas, might outrage the court by leaving off his collar and tie when he came to make his argument. If that was already reasonably ceitain, might he not take off his coat in the heat of his ar gunmemt, and grow excited and yell his brief into the sensitive ears of the now deeply agitated court? Justice Gary who had sternly refused a lawyer withouta col lar permission to make an argument in the Massachusetts court, where he former ly presided, was naturaly consulted in this trying emergency. It was finally agreed that the Chief Justice should check Lynn, of Allen County, Kansas, in hii mad ca reer, if he should persist in his outrage upon decorum. Just before the case was called Lynn en tered the court room accompanied by his partner. His partner, a dark, sallow-faced man, wore a collar about which a black tape was tied. After a hurried consulta tion it was resolved to first consult the partner who wore the one collar belonging to the firm before proceeding to extreme measures. The partner was mysteriously summ6ned to the clerk's office, where the matter was submitted to him by a subor dinate of the court: "Why does your partner refrain from wearing a collar or tie? Has he taken any vow that compels him to assume such a peculiar attitude to ward society??" It was explained to the partn r that the Supreme Court was ex tremely doubtful of the propriety of per mittiiig Lynn of Allen Ceunty, to appear in the case until he had at least corrected the details of his garb. The partner ex plained that Lynn had a throat trouble, and could not wear a collar. "Oh, that is it."An explanation was made to the Chief Justice, and he smiled, glad to be rid of the disagreeable task of reprimanding the offender, and so Lynn was allowed to ap pear. The appearance of Lynn before the bar of the court made a sensation. II is general appearance of roughness, his angularity of manner and reckless ease made every one expect some absurd contretemps. He was an object well worth a sketch as he be gan his argument. His high, white fore head was surmounted by a high peak of dark hair that curled backward. His sharp nose, heavy lips, and pointed brown goatee stood out in bold relief upon a counte nance tanned by years of exposure to prairie winds and sun. His shirt was open at the throat, showing a red flannel under shirt. At the wrists the red flannel ap peared again in the place of cuffs. The ar gument was clear, shrewd, and able, but the manner of its delivery was as uncouth and peculiar as the make-up of the speak er. He sEtood with his hands in his pock ets at times, and tlhen he would bound at the Justices, snapping his bony fingers in their faces as if they were so many jury men. But the argument came to an end without accident, greatly to the relief of the Justices, who had been upon the rack of suspense for nearly twenty,-four hours. Lynn is the first man who ever made an argumentin the court without :a collar. Chicago Times. Hamimy, Rarmmy, ann, Mollie had a little ram as black as a rub ber shoe, and everywhere that Mollie went he emifirated too. He went with her to church one day the folks hilarious grew to see him walk demurely into Deacon Allen's pew. The worthy deacon quickly let his angry passions rise, and gave it an unchristian kick between the sad brew eyes. This landed rammy in the aisle; the deacon followed fast, and raised his foot again; alas ! that first kick was his last. For Mr. Sheep walked slowly back, about a rod 'tis said, and ere the deacon could retreat, it stood him on his head. The congregation then arose and went for that 'ere sheep. Several well directed butts just piled them in a heap. Then rushed they straightway for the door with curses long and loud, while ram my struck the hidmost man and shot him through the crowd. The minister had often heard that kind ness would subdue the ,fiercest beast. "Aha !" he says, "I'11 try that game on you." And so he kindly, gently called : "Come, rammy, rammy, ram; to see the folks abuse you so, I grieved and sorry am." With kimd and gentle words he came from that tallpulpit down, saying: "Ram my, rammy, rai--bust sheepy in the town." The ram quite dropped its humble air, and rose from off its feet, and when the parson lit. he was beneath the hindmost, seat. As he shot out the door and closed it with a slam, he named a Californiia town; I think- 'twas "Yuba Dam.'.?-Bu"r'"igton Hawkte ye. GEORGE W. DeLONG. Reminiscences of the Ill-Fated Arctic Explorer. The unhappy death of George W. De Long, the Arctic explorer and naval of ficer, calls up interesting reminiscences of his early hays. Vicar-General Quinn re calls him as one of his proteges so long ago as 1855, when with his mother, an Irish woman of much intelligence and culture, he attended regularly the Sunday school at St. Peter's church on Barclay street, New York. He showed remarkable bril liancy, and the vicar-general took an ex ceptional interest in him, spending many hours in his company. Their friendship ripened and endured, and from DeLong's journeys in foreign lands he brought his reverend friend many tokens of regard. John Oakey, assistant district attorney in King's county, says that he first knew De Long when the latter was about 15 years old. Oakey's office was at that time In the old Nassau building, and when, after the fall of Sumnter, he went to the war, he left iDeLong in charge of it. On his return with the 7th regiment he found that Con gressman Ben Wood had the appointment of a ca(let in the naval school, then located at Newport, R. I. Learning that DeLong was eager to enter the navy he secured the appointment for him through Wood, and the young man passed a satisfactory examination; but just about to begin work a dispatch came from Gideon Wells, secre tary of the navy, saying, "Don't appoint Mr. Wood's appointee for the navy." The reason for this was that Wood had just been charged with secession principles, and his candidate was considered a dan gerous person. However, with letters of indorsement, DcLong made for Washing ton, interviewed Wells and President Lin coln and secured the confirmation of his appointment. At the academy he was dis tinguished for earnest work and rapid progress, and he left, after his graduation, with congratulations from Prof. Beecher, who seldom had a word of praise for any one. DeLong was a Roman Catholic, but this did not prevent him from marrying a Protestant, Miss Wotten, greatly to the surprise of his old friend, Vicar-General Quinn, and they were very happy together. Both were eager students of Arctic annals and it was largely DeLong's passion for adventure that led him into the folly which had already taken a way many valuable lives. His preparations for the trip were carefully made, and every one who went with him on the Jeannette had been sub jected to a careful examination. He real ized that his expedition was hazardous, but firmly believed that he would return to America safe acid sound. His brother in-law, Mr. Wotten, says: "He was al ways very unwilling to see the many re porters who came to the house and to make a great stir about the affair until it should come out successfully." As he used to say, "I don't want to go off through big part of the horn and come back through the little one." He was willing to take all the credit the world would allow him if he' came back crowned with success, but want ed to start off as quietly as possible. When he used to read about the death of other explorers he would say, "Well, that's ter rible. I hope that will not be my fate;" but he always spoke in perfect cheelful ness and confidence of his safe return." DeLong was a brave and generous man, and his surviving friends tell of how often he stuck to his command on deck when he was suffering intense pain from illness or broken bones. He was too valuable a man to die in the prime of his life, and the find ing of his frozen corpse in bleak Siberia ought to be a warning to those who are tempted to risk their lives in the search for apples which would only turn to ashes in their hands. A Little Heroine. The follbwing interesting account of a little Virginia girl's bravery, is narrated by the little Montgomery Messenger: LastFriday two gentlemen named Payne and Harrison, commercial travelers, ar rived at New River ferry. While waiting for the boat Mr. Payne drove the buggy into the water to wash it off, when the horse became unmanageable and plunged into deep water. Mr. Payne endeavored to cut the animal loose, but was thrown into the water, and having on heavy over coat and boots, was in a very critical situa tion. Lillie Bryant, daughter of the ferry man, aged 14 years, was on the other side of the river playing in a canoe. With great presence of mind she paddled at once to the iescue; Mr. Harrison, with less, made her come to the bank for him before going to the rescue of Payne; but Mr. Harrison seizing the paddle, put the boat to turning "round and round," and so Payne sank. Brave Lillie at once took command, ordered Harrison to let her pad dle her own canoe, shoved it to the spot where Payne was sinking for the last time, and called to him as he went down: "Hold up your hands." Payne's hands were thus above water when his head went un der, and the intrepid girl seized them, and with Harrison's help, drew him into the boat. Meantime Mr. Andrew Ingles had seen the alarming accident and jumped into a canoe, and arrived just in time to save the horse from drowning. All honor to the brave Lillie Bryant, the heroine of New River! Mr. Payne in his gratitude desires to educate and support the child, but Lillie is a romping girl, who delights in a fishing rod anal a canoe more than in dolls and dresses, and is unwillng It is said to exchange the wild freedom of her mountain life for the confinement of a boarding school, and esteems the music of the ripples of her loved river sweeter far than the notes of piano or harp.