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VOL VIII. BENTON, MONTANA SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1883. NO. 41
......_ _ _ _ N O..41. CITY ORDINANCES. Ordinance No. 7 Concerning domestic animals running at large. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Fort Benton. Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of every person owning or keeping domestic ani m:als of any kin i within the limits of the city, to provide for the keeping and con trol of the same and prevetct their doing damage to person or property. Any per son, who contrary to the provisions of this ordinance shall allow any kind of domestic animal belonging to him or her to trespass upon the premises of anothar, in addition to an action for damages for such trespass, shall on conviction be deemed guilty of a º misdemeanor, and be fined not exceeding t twenty-five dollars and costs. ec. 2. 'The City Marshal of the city of Fort bli;n, as pound keeper of said city, shall p! ovide a pound of suitable charac ter, at t he expense of the city, for the im lpou!ning of any animal found doing dam age to any person or found trespassing up on the premises of any person within the city limits, and when any such animal so foundt, has been impounded by the Mar shal or policemen, it shall be the duty of said pcund-keeper to notify the owner thereof and at the same time to file a com plaint against the owner. At the trial of such action evidence may be given of the amount of damnla e dnmo by said animal, and the ma:gistrate, in addition to the fine 1 imposed for vi,l:tltion of this ordinance, may assess they damages done to any pri vate party and may issue execution for the amounrlt of tine and costs, as well as suchl In damages, anld unless the owner of said ani- d meal shall at once pay the same, the im- tl pounded animal may be sohl by the Mar- to shal on execution at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, notice of such d sale having been given at least three days prior thereto by notices posted in three ft public places of the city, and the proceeds p of such sale shall be applied to the pay- as went of such fine. costs and damages. st Sec. 3. If no owner can be found after s1 reasonable search and inquiry, for any M such impounded animal, the pound-keeper st may file a complaint against the unknown 1, owner of the animal, giving a brief de- o; scription of the same, and on the trial fr thereo', any person having suffered dam- at age by reason of the same, may give evi- bt dence thereof, and the magistrate may en- 0r ter judgment against such unknown own a er for the amount of costs and damages proven, and issue execution against the cu same, on which the said animal may be ar sold as provided in the preceding section, and the proceeds shall be applied to the sh payment of such costs, charges and dam- dc ages and the surplus, if any, in on to the city treasury. is Bec. 4. Any person who shall obstruct na or attempt to recover from the marshal or tt, policeman engaged in driving to pound (l any animal liable to be impounded, or who wi shall break open or attempt to break open, th or assist or encourage others to break open an the city pound, or shall in any way at- i tempt to remove any animal therefrom un lawfully, shall be deemed guilty of a mis- do demeIanor, anlI upon conviction may be lai fined not less thtn five dollars nor more thani one huindre I dollars. pe Sec. 5. Any person appearing and i claiming any animnal taken for violation of this ordinance and proving title to the satisfaction of the marshal or policeman, col before pry complaint has been filed or ac tion begun, may have thile same delivered ow to such owner upon payment of the cost of impounding, and a minimum tine of three dltlars to the offleer, to be paid by hint fortlhwith into the city treasury. Sec. It shall be the duty of the pound keeper to see that every impounded anI mal has sufficient and proper food and water, also, shelter and other care when needed. For any violation of the provis lons, or either of them, of this section, the poullnd-keeper, besides.pecuniary responsi bility to the owner of the animal, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and up- of on conllviction may be finled not exceedinlg fo twenty-five dollarld. ert Sec. 7. For taking up and impounding cas any animal running at large or doing cre damage contrary to the provisions of this see ordinance, the officer performing the ser- val vice shall be entitled to a fee of one dollar, tiot and for the care and feed of such animal be fifty cents per day. ma Passed and anproved April 21st, 1883. ma "WILLIAM G. CONRAD, Mayor. cs Attest: HonRACE R. Bcrc, Clerk. an the he Ordinance No. 8. Concerning Hogs. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Fort Benton: Sec. 1. That if, after the passage of this ordinance, any person, shall, within the limits of this city, keep any pig or hog in a pen or sty, situated at a distance of less than three hundred yards from any resi dence or place of business or habitatlfn other than the premises occupied by him self or herself, such person shall be deem ed guilty of maintaining a nuisance and upon conviction thereof shall be fined Rot less than five dollars nor more than twen ty-five dollars, together with costs of suit; and for every day that such person shall maintain such a nuisance after notice, ver bal or written, from the City Marshal or policeman to abate the same he or she shall be deemed guilty of a separate of fense punishable with like fine and costs. Adopted and approved April 21st, 1883. WIazuu G. CONaAD, Mayor. Attest: fHolcz R. Burc, Clerk. Ordinance No. 9. - 0 To prevent the use of Opium. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of Fort Benton : Sec. That after the passage of this or dinance it shall not be lawful for any per it son within the limits of this city, to smoke or otherwise use opium in any form or ie preparation to produce intoxication. And any person who shall within the limits of y the city of Fort Benton hereafter keep any - house, room, or other place, where opium e in any form .or manner is used for such - purposes, or who shall sell, give, or dis g pose of opium, or any preparation thereof for such purposes, or who shall entice, s persuade, or in any way induce or encour c age any person to use opium in any form s for himself or herself for the purpose of n intoxication, except upon the prescription ; of a regular licensed and practicing pihysi a cian, shall he (leemedt guilty of a misde meanor, and upon conviction shall be fined, not less than live dollars nor more than f one hundred dollars and costs of suit. Adopted and approved April 21st, 1883. VILLIUAM G. CosnAD, Mayor. . Attest: Itoa.cle R. BUCK, Clerk. Ordinance No. 10. Concerning Dogs. Be it ordained by the city council of the cit1 of Fort Benton: r Section 1. That the owner of every doe or slut within the limits of the city of Fort Benton is hereby required to register suet animal with the Mar-hal and provide the same with a collar, on which shall be the name of the owner and the number of the registry. Every (log or slut runnuoinig th( streets without such registry aind collar, or without ; respoisible owner acconpa nying, shall be tonsi(leed aund is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it is made the duty of the City Marshal and policemen to abate such nuisance. Sec. 2. The City Marshal shall keep the (log registry, and shall provide himself with all proper and necessary books there for. IIe shall also be pound-keeper, and provide a suitable dog pound. Every per son registering a dog shall pay therefor th, sum of two dollars and for every slut the sum of five dollars. The Marshal shall be entitled to the sum of 25 cents for every ani rial registered by him under this ordinance. The balance of the Money received by the Marshal from registration fees, after paying for any and all expenses herein authoriked, shall be paid over to the City Treasurer at the end of each quarter, to be by him kept in a separate account as a dog fund, against which orders for any costs or expenses in curred under this ordinance may be drawn and no other. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Mar shal or policemen to kill or impound every dog running the streets of this city with out a responsible owner, or unless the same is registered or has on a collar giving the name of the owner and number of regis try; thirty days are hereby given from the (late this ordinance shall go into * ffect, within which the owners of' dogs within the city may register the same, and before any animal shall be liable to be killed or impounded under its provisions. Sec. 4. If the. owner of any registered dog or slut shall allow the same to run at large il the streets of the city, or if the owner of any fierce, dangerous, or ill-ten. pered dog shall at any time allow such a': imal to be on the public streets of this city, except under his full and immediate con trot, such owner shall be deemed to have committed a misdemeanor, and on convic tion may be fined not exceeding $25. The owner of every registered dog shall at all times be fully liable for any pecuniary damage caused by such animal. Sec. 5. After the expiration of the time limited in this ordinance for registering (logs, it Is hereby made the duty of the Marshal and policemen to kill or impound all dogs found on the streets of the city, save such as are registered, or such as may belong to persons living outside of the city and be accompanying their masters. Sec. 6. Any dog having any appearance of being mad, or any unregistered dog found doing any damage to person or prop erty shall ke killed forthwith. In other cases the proper officers may, in their dis cretion, impound any dog or slut that may seem to have any intrinsic or commercial value, found running the streets in viola tion of this ordinance. If no owner can be found within three days, for su'h ani mal, after diligent inquiry, the Marshal may sell the same to the highest bidder for cash. If there should be no bidder such animal shall be killed. If within the time the owner appears and claims such animal he or she shall pay all costs and charges, and if a resident of the city, shall be re quired to register such animal before it is surrendered. See. 7. For every dog killed by an officer under the provisions of this ordinance there shall be paid the sum offiuty cts., upon due proof, in an order drawn on the dog tund I in the City Treasury, which amount shall include the cost of removal. For every log impounded the officer doing the busi ,ess shall be ecnitled to the sum of fifty :ents, and for each day keeping in pound beenty-five cents, to be paid by the claim mnt or out of the proceeds of the sale o0 iuch animal, but not otherwise. Passed and approved April 21, 1883. WILLIuA G. CON.aD, Mayor Attest: HORACE R. BucK Clerk. Ordinasoe No. 1i. An ordinance to provide for the eon'tre, tion of sidewalks, gutters and sewers in the City of Fort Benton. Be it Ordained by the City Council of th. Cityof FdrtBentos: Sec. 1. That It ishesby si di d of the City Engineer and Surveyor to es tablish the grades of all streets, alleys, sidewalks, gutters and sewers in the City ity of Fort Benton by the order of the City Council and subject to its approval, and r- to preserve in his office a map or profile of ,r- all grades so established by him. ke Sec. 2. That the City Council may, by or an order entered upon its minutes, at any nd regular or adjourned meeting, order the of grading of any street or alley, or the con ny struction of any sidewalk, gutter or sewer, m in accordance with the grade and plan ch made by the City Engineer and Surveyor s- therefor, and direct the Committee on of Streets to notify the owners, (or their e, agents or attorneys) of all lots or parts of ir- lots affected by such improvements, at min their own cost, in case where the property of is chargeable with the costs of such im )n provements. Such notice shall be given ,i- in writing, and if the work of grading, e- laying sidewalks, making gutters or sew ,1 ers, is not begun within fifteen days from LI the date of the service of such notice and completed in such time as the Commit 3. tee on Streets and Mayor shall six, or if r. not begun at the time fixed, then it shall be the 'duty of *the Committee on Streets to let the improvements to the lowest responsible bidder, wiho shall give a bond to be approved by the Mayor, in double the sum of the bid, to run in the name of the City of Fort Benton. the time ty for the completion of the work to be fixed in the bond. g Sec. 3. That the Committee on Streets rt shall advertise the letting of all contracts for improving the street3 and alleys, and " for the making of sidewalks, gutters and e sewers, for one week in two daily papers e published in the City of Fort Benton, and shall open and award the bids in the pres ence of such bidders as choose to be pies lent, and of the Mayor, at twelve o'clock mn., on the sixth day of publication. e Sec. 4. These i nprovemeuts shall be ) made under direction of the Committee on Streets, and in accordance with the grades Sand plans furnished by the City Engineer and Surveyor, and shall be approved by him before accepted an I paid for. Sec. 5. Upon the completion of every contract provi,!ed for by this ordinance, it shall be the duty of the Committee on streets to make out a bill or account in the name of the City of Fort Benton, against the owner of the property chargeable with the improvement so made, and present it I to said owner, his agent or attorney for payment. The account shall include the costs of advertising as well as of the cost of the improvement made, and shall be sworn to by a member of the Committee on SStreets. If not paid on demand, it shall forthwith beflied with the City Collector and Treasurer, who shall enter it as a tax charge against the name of the owner of the property on the assessment roll upon whose property the improvement has been made, and it shall be a lien against said property, into whosoever hands it may pass. The penalty for non-payment shall be fifteen per cent. on the account so filed, and legal interest shall be paid thereon when collected, and said sums shall be collected as other taxes are collected. Sec. 6. When such improvement taxes are collected by the City Collector, he shall pay the account for advertising and the costs of the improvements, with the interest collected thereon, to the owner thereof or his order. The City Collector and Tresurer shall keep a separate account of all moneys received and paid out as pro vided in this ordinance, which shall be called the '"City Improvement Fund." Sec. 7. Nothing in this ordinance shall prevent or prohibit the owners of real property from making the improvements mentioned herein, when required so to do, under the direction of the Committee on Streers. Passed and approved April 21st 1883. i WILLAM G. CONRAD, Mayor. Attest: HORACE R. BUCK, City Clerk. c How l'hey Kept up the Fight. d Mobile (Ala.) Register: It was in the Y good old times of Mobile, when the Whig Y and Democratic papers were thundering at one another and the public was anxiously e looking for gore. The able editors, in the g meantime, used to meet surreptitiously every night and have a quiet game of r cards. One day the Democratic editor got sick and couldn't "go for" his hated con Y temporary. He therefore dropped him a i note, advising him to write the article him - self. This the Whig editor at once did, and I " p;tched into his own paper and himself in - fine style, to the extent of a column or more. Thus was the great controversy r kept up and the public bamboozled. t e Now that the laugh over "Plon Plon" .1 Napoleon has passed over, it is perhaps c worth while to remember that Louis Na- c poleon was ridiculed far more vigorously, s and even more justly, after his laughable failures at Strasburg-when a Lieutenant r dragged him off his horse and stripped off e the trappings of Napoleon Bonaparte I e which he wore-and at Boulogne, where, I in his confusion, he fired at his own party 1 1 and then ran for his boats. But notwith- t r standing ridicule and repeated failure, he e at last sat upon the throne of Franee as c V Emperor. i A girl named Hernals was found lying insensible near a Vienna hospital a few 1 days ago. She was breathing, but to all appearance dead. On being taken to the hospital, the doctors pronounced the case to be one of poisoning. When brought to herself aga&in, she declared that after the sparing snee of iom new rouge a ititnge t sensation came over her, and she told her mother she must go out fork litt air. On reaching the hospital sbe falnted, ag was foundea in' that tFpndcton. T blnag examined, was fouind to contain sev. ;eral poeisonous ongredlts, =ndo dotd has been the eanras * M y 4&$ s- A Talk with a lude. ty At high noon a youth emerged from the y Brunswick and stood for a moment in the td brilliant blaze of the April sun listlessly buttoning his gloves. Ile was languid, sombre, and inert. Up and down Fifth avenue stages rum y bled and roared, and carriages whirled. e The doors of the hotel slammed incessant ly, brightly dressed women tripped by, r, men strode bri-kly to and fro, laughing n nurse maids led groups of frolicsome chil °r dren toward the.Park, and even the cab rn men whistled and sang as they went about their work. It was a cheerful scene. The youth did not seem interested in at anything. Men who passed glanced at him somewhat contemptuously, or with palpable sneers; women looked admi-.. ringly. He was narroW chested, and his legs were lank and wavering. On his head m was a bell-crowned English beaver, with a mourning band two inches wide, and iar und his neck he wore a collar of pre 1posterous height. A drab covert coat, such as Englishmen wear when riding to a '`meet," was buttoned closely about his e far from robust figure. The garment was so short that the ends of his spike-tailed coat fell far below it, producing a weird and eerie effect. His trousers were so tight that the uneven contour of his legs t inspired pity, and his feet were squeezed into long and narrow shoes. Over his I breast dangled a single glass, and he wore 1 English dogskin gloves, the color of ripe t brick dust. He held a silver-tipped cane ( under his arm, and stood with one foot a far in advance of the other. His hat was t tipped back on his head, his hair brushed a forward at the sides, and he displayed 1 evideneps of a rapid moustache. But the I most noticeable thing about him was the expression of his face. HI meant to ap- c pear haughty. Instead, he looked ihso- e lent. r He was a dude. p Presently another youth swung around t: the corner. He was the counterpart of the 2 firt, and their attire was precisely simi- 5 C lar, even to the brick-dust gloves. They k approached each other solemnly, and then I the new-comer drawled i d "How are you, my brave boy?" It "Eh? Oh, I cawn't say as I'm too a brisk, don't chew know? I'm freakish I to-(loy." u "You look a bit queer." it "Yaas. I've been in the eating house si here trying to worry down a bit of a chop ft with some shandygaff. How are you ?" "Oh, I'm fine, you know. I took a tub ei this mawging, thon tooled me new cart up li the avenue, and had a good appetolt for n breakfast." tc "Rathah decent fun." "Yaas." b "See you at de club later." Upon which the new-comer, with a face a expressive of great exhaustion, ambled ri away. The first 5routh still stood tn front m of the hotel and gazed indifferently about c( him. For a long time he stood there, m while the Sun reporter remained in the al background regarding him with reveren- K tial awe, and reflecting that the dude was b4 the only thing in all the world that had t1 not been interviewed. A little time passed fo and then-- w "I beg your pardon," said the reporter. m "'Ow?" asked the youth slowly. fo "I beg your pardon." u "Oh," said'the youth, and after glanc- b3 ing casually at the reporter he continued fi, placidly, "I don't remember to have met th yOU." "No," said the reporter thoughtfully, D while the youth gazed upon him with im- St mense contempt, "but I wish to ask you m a question or two about a matter of great ed importance."' to "Oh, you don't say! Rather an artful o idea. I'm sure. What did you wish to foi ask about?" "The dude." The youth started, glanced sharply at the reporter for an instant, and then re sumed the air of indifference as he said, th "Well?" po "There is a widespread rumor down co town that a cat chased a dude up Fifth th avenue yesterday at sundown." "Oh, I say!" said the youth with a tran- W quil smile. "It's quite too bad, don't chew know, to put it upon the-er--aw- gi' dude, y'know, loike that. The dude's not ag hawf as bad as painted ! Chased by a cat wi -Haw" of -Haw I" O "No truth it. it at all ?"' " "Whoy, I'd lay a quid to a bob any I time that it's a pure guy," said the youth, with some animation; "and I'll tell you what," he continued, "the-aw--dude, f don't chew know, is wretchedly misun- d derstood." "What is a dude?" P "A dude," answered the you h, slowly, I "is a gentleman. A cad can never be a dude. He must not be in trade, but must have money. I dare say there are dudes S who have very little money, but then they a have blood, y'know But the point of the v thing is that the dude is the embodiment- v er-of the-ah-triumph of the gentleman over the cad. You take what was once v known as a swell, or a fop, or a dandy, and y it was never more absolutely necessary for s+ him to be a gentleman. The pet, particu- 3 lar god of swellodm was Beau Brummel, it don't chew know, and yet he was not a r gentleman according to our English accep- b tation of the term;. Still, he snubbed the a Prince of Wales." 8 *"WondtieLnot have been quite as effec- f tive as a dude?" "By no means," said the youth hastily. i "Don't chew see? He .ws gorgeous and - overdreesed; "hile wre--er-thb is, the'. a daue-4bi acme of tprpriety and od f taste. wo ld C .pu1isd .ul-i dervs, orael nboa, and: un I 1tuy,°jle wejire a m` jewelry other than a ring, and invariably dresses in dark and quiet colors." "Is there any fun in being a dude ?" "To the vulgaw a dude is not impress ive. The gorgeous swell took the eye. The women worshipped him for the richness of his dress and the waitahs in eating houses were overpowered; but the dude is essentially negative. He is not a specta cle; he is a quiet, self-contained gentle man. He is refined, and he is distin guished from common people by his man ners. In England we have a landed aris tocracy; in America" the aristocrats are popularly known as dudes, y'know. A fellah dressed properly and walking quiet ly on the Strand or in Pell hell is known simply as an English gentlenman; but when he appears ini the same attire on Fifth av'noo he at once becomes a dude." "MIay I ask how long you have been away from England ?" "I-aw--cawn't say; the fact is, I have nevah been in England." "Ah ! good day," accenting the "good." "Good doy," accenting the "doy." A BUTCHER'S TROUBLES. is The Fancies of 1!ls. Diogenes, a Pec. uliar Customer. d o "A Butcher" thus relates his experience s to a New York contemporary: d About 10 months ago a well-dressed is lady came into my shop, and, introducing e herself as Mrs. Diogenes, said she had been e buying goods in my line from Mr. Smith, e down the street. Ile had charged her ex ot orbitantly for inferior stuff: he had given a her light weight and too large a proportion d of bone, until she could endure it no d longer, and now she was in search of an e honest butcher. e I was delighted at the prospect of a new - custortfar. I made my best bow and assur - ed Mrs. Diogenes that she had found the right place, and that I would endeavor to please her in every respect. She inquired 3 the price of porterhouse steak. I told her e 22 cents a pound. She remarked that Mr. - Smith only charged her 21. Although I V knew that he dealt in inferior stock, yet I hastened to reduce my priee to his stan dard. I received an order for steak and a large piece of liver for the cat, the latter > article, of course, being furnished -gratis. I Her hired girl informed my boy while unwrapping the package that she had noth ing but liver to eat for a month, and that she was so tired of it and that she would feed it to the cat if they had one. At the end of the first week Mrs. Diog enes asked'for her bill,which amounted to a little more than three dollars. She asked me to throw-oeff the odd change. Wishing to get solid with my new customer, and believing that the loss might be regained by future profits I cheerfully acquiesced. I afterward found that I had established a bad precedent, and that it was the inva riable rule of Mrs. Diogenes to refuse pay ment of all odd change. Although she continued to confer her patronage upon me, my expectations of profit were not re alized. I found her extreamely careful. Knowing that the fattest beef is best, the best, she always wanted it, but insisted that the fat and bone should be cut off be fore the meat was weighed. She then wanted the fat given to her to cook the meat with, and all the bones she could get for soup. Miss Parloa might derive much useful information in regard to marketing by a visit to Mrs. Diogenes. She would find an abundant supply of soup gracing the latter's table, and made from bones which cost Mrs. Diegenes nothing. Mrs. Diogenes frequently informed me that Smith, her former butcher, never was mean about soup bones. She compensat ed me for the things that I was compelled to give her by keeping me informed free of charge, about the lowest market rates for meat in New York and Chicago. j for meat in N ew ora anu unicago. The Dime Novel Bill. The Committee on Public Education in the New York Assembly must be com posed of powerful intellects. The only n conspicuous result of the deliberations of h that body during the present session is a favorable report upon a bill in these words: It "Any person who shall sell, loan, or - give to any minor under sixteen years of t age any dime novel or book of fiction, t without first obtaining the written consent of the parent or guardian of such minor, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment or by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars." i This measure appears to have proceeded from the mighty mind of Mr. Abel God I dard, of St. Lawrence county. A schedule out to be annexed to the bill prescribing legislative definitions of adime novel and a book of fiction. Indeed, why put in dime novels at all? t The words "any book of fiction" would seem to include novels of all prices, where as a law against the sale of ten-cent stories e would not be violated by selling the same - works at nine or eleven cents apiece. · But what are the books of fiction against a which Mr. Goddard wants to guard the j youth of St. Lawrence? "Robinson Cru r soe" and "Cinderella," "Tom Brown at _ Rugby" and "David Copperfield," "Pel ham" and "The Newcomes " A mere a reprint of the parables ot our Lord would - be a book of fiction, for it was by simple e and striking stories that Christ taught some of the most impressive lesions to be - found in the Scriptures. When a man undertakes to dealby leg islation with the injurious Influences of a i form of literature which seems ccstua ally to excite criminal tenend lesltnyoutb i fail reader, he needs to bwAimi1t paae If he is such aperso4,. 4g*gaplWthati8 lawIsna do so lttle in the: r ao siage Sdy º it h bbs ltti ti the bLjt alse. y A PEER OF THE REALM. A Lah-de-dah Sort of a Chap He - Was, but a Thoroughbred for e All That. g "I got badly left in forming a hasty s opinion of the lah.de-dah Captain of an - English Ironclad," said Capt. Ormiston of - the British steamship Effective, now ly - ing at this port. "During the recent war - in Egypt I took out supplies to Alexan dria, and, after discharging received or ' ilers to go to Berwickpirt for a charter. I L knew nothing of the place, and had no - chart of the north coast aboard the steamer. None of the merchant Captains could sup I ply me, and I finally concluded to apply I to the Captain of the ironclad Invincible, that lay close alongside of us, as a last I chance. I pulled up to the gangway, and was met by one of the officers, who said I would have to wait a few moments, as the crew were going to quarters. As he spoke the boatswain's whistle was heard clear and sharp, above the hoarse calls of his mates. Immediately, as if by magic, yards began to come down and to go aloft, the blue jackets rushing to and fro on deck and of a sudden, bang! off went one of the eighty-ton guns fit to take your head off. After the men were 'piped down' I made my way up to the bridge, where I found a little light haired man trotting up and down. His hat was cocked roguishly on the side of his head; he wore long side whiskers, and an eyeglass dangled from a gold chain about his neck. As I ap proached he halted suddenly, whirled about en one foot, screwed his eyeglasses into his eye, and, in a sweet little piping voice, said: "My deah fellah, what can aw do faw f you? lie cut such a figure that I was tempted to laugh in.lhis face, but, contiell ing myself, I stated my errand. Immedi- C ately the little man had all the quarter- t masters running to find his sub-officers, and in a jiffy they returned, and touching their caps, they began to report that Mr. A. was ashore on liberty, Mr. B. had gone to Cairo, and that Mr. C. was away in the first cutter-and so on, He then turned to me and rubbing his hands, said: "y a deah fellah, Terk.wickport is a very fine place, aw assuah you, you will find no trouble in getting in; aw was there once a myself." Thinks I, what an ass this man is, and touching my hat I was about to go, when a big, sailor-looking officer appeared and informedithe `Captain that there was no chart of the British north coast aboard t the ship. Thanking the Captain for his r trouble, I went over the side and pulled aboard my own ship, "No doubt you would have agreed with me that the Captain was no sailor and a fool besides, but you would have been mis taken, as I was. The next night the In vincible went to sea with a man in the chains heaving the lead. Of a sudden the a breastrap parted and away went the man overboard. The same little Captain was on the bridge. Instantly the foppish airs were gone and the true sailor appeared. '1 Pulling the bells lie stopped the vessel, and just as he stood, oilskins and all on, went overboard to rescue his man. One of his lieutenants :and a quartermaster jumped overboard to assist their comrn- e mander. Instantly all was in an uproar. tl All hands were on deck. All the boats ci were lowered, and the four men in a few i minutes were safe ont board the Invinci- g ble. rthe leadsman was entangled in the ai line, and would certainly have drowned g but for the prompt assistance of the Cap- ci tain. In addition,. this was the fourth d man that same officer rescued from drown ing. His crew swore by him. He was a el peer of the realm, and a better officer does di not walk the deck of an English ship to- Si day. No, gentlemen, you can't always R tell the man by the cut of his jib." t s LeI ue 1man 0) Lte cuE 0r nls6 JID." Bill Nye's Advice. We have received a letter from an old I schoolmate who is about to graduate from an eastern college, in which he says he has a taste for literary work, and wants to f know if we can't find him a situation as t city editor on some live western country journal. This is not a singular occurrence and yet the possession of a "literary taste" by no means fits a man for the position of r city man on a paper-at least a country paper, where that much-abused individual is city editor, telegraph editor, proof read er, city agent if necessary, and general roustabout. If our friend could take up his residence in our coat pocket and follow our move- 1 I ments for just one day, we fancy he would 1 stifle his literary aspirations and go to saw ing wood. When we get up at 7:30, snatch a hasty meal and run down to the office, we pitch into the following duties: Run over the exchanges and boil them down; read sev eral letters from correspondents and mark them up for the compositors; write up notes gathered the previous evening; rush up town after an item: answer the tele phone and hear some one inquire why that buckwheat wasn't sent up last night; an swer letters of inquiry from people want ing to know all sorts of things about all kinds of subjects; read a few proofs, for' the inside pages; stand off two or three o: the most active bill collectors in town; i make another trip down to the telegraph office; return and laboriously unravel the t vagaries of the electric medium of convey- C ing intelligence; gossip with a few friend- ~ ly visitors; listen to one or two tedious r lectures about how to run a newspaper by people who never tried; go down town at few more times after an item-sometimes we get it and sometimes we don't; deei- t her somem-ore lgelyp.iesq go down tb, tbe train--no one on board but the King c tf the Cannibal Islands; interview him; ; itsrni toa O den and hit s u8isp while a the foreman stands over us crying "copy"; go home to dinner, stopping in some half [e dozen places to ask a friend 11 he knows anything; return and tackle the telegraph again; read a few proofs; convince a half dozen suspicious compositors that they have deviated from their copy in instances n where the proofs were marked; write a Shumorous pay local and a death notice; make a few more trips down town so as not to get left on an important item ; write a few telegraphic heads and have the fore man tell us it's almost train time and he must have those last proof-; read 'em as though printers never made errors; give the foreman hints about getting t wo adver tisements at the top of the same columnm. next to reading -matter; go to press wvithi half a column of important news still on t the hook; go down to the evenling train; t find out after the carriers have gone out with their routes, as we did last night, that some tindish compositor had set up the word "agricultural'' for "architectural," which error had been overlooked because of the rush'in reading those last poofs be fore going to press; get down on your knees and beg the forhnatn to correct it before the rest of the edition is run off which he does; go home and get supper; go back and husk half a bushel or so of exchanges, and-now that our chief is sick--dasi off a column or two of editorial and slash out some reprint for the inside; trudge home and read twenty or thirty exchanges, for news tor to-morrow's pa per, before we go to bed. Now as to qualifications: The successful city editor, to begin with, should be him self a printer; should not be afraid to tell the truth, yet not unwilling to lie for the good that may come of it; must be a man of peace, yet ready to fight when the chip falls from his shoulder; must be positive in his opinions, yet not too noisy in pro claiming them ; may speak with the tongue of a blackguard if he likes, but write with the pen of a preacher; must sit upon the upstart and lend a harld to the modest and worthy; must know a deadbeat by instinct, yet never offend the reliable by a doubt; must have a public spirit that covers the Territory, but see to it that his own fences are kept in repair; must walk in the sun shine, but must welcome the shadow when it falls upon him; must be a Solon, a here, a patriot, and, above all, a philosopher and a stoic of the modern pattern-in short and in fact, must be an epitome of those qualY. ties which make men in other callings wealthy and famous; but he must be con tent to sow that others may reap; to find reward for toil in an appreciation that is born after he is dead. When he is dead his monument is a sigh. How a man who has the world before him and all the professions to choose from can long for the title of "editor," after acquainting himself with the above facts, is left to the consideration of a world whose charity to the editor has always been cold and clammy. PRINCESS LOUISE IN OTTAWA Though She is Warmly Welcomed, Extra Police are Put on Guard at Ridean Hall. OrrAw.A, April 17.-The Governor-Gen eral and the Princess Louise were met on their arrival this afternoon by crowds of citizens, among whom were all the Min isters of the Crown and a majority of the members of the House of Commons. The anxiety to see the Princess appeared to be greater than when she first reached the city, and hearty cheers greeted her on her disembarking- A guard of honor, com posed of 100 men from the Governor-Gen eral's foot guards, was in wating, :.nd a detachment of the Dominion police under Superintendent Sherwood preserved order. Recent occurrences of a suspicious charac ter at Rideau Hall led to the greatest pre cautions being taken, and mingled among the 2,000 citizens assembled to greet the vice-regal party were fifteen special detec tives and police officers in civilian dress from the Toronto torce. Sir John Mac Donald and the Hon. Mr. Caron were early at the station, and manifested un usual interest in the arrangement of mat ters, leading many in the crowd to sup pose that some trouble was anticipated. The other Ministers of the Crown, the Mayor of the city, the Speakers of the Senate and Houseof Commons, and a ma jority of the legislators now in town, ar rived later on. On the first appearauce of the Princess three rousing cheers were given, the com pliment being acknowledged by a graceful bow. She shook hands with the Minis ters of the Crown and their ladies and many prominent citizens as she passed through the crowd. On leaving the depot theband played '"Home, Sweet Home," and boquets were thrown into the car riage. All along Elgin street the party were cheered, his Excellency, with a pleas ant smile, raising his hat in acknowledg ment. The Princess looks as though her health was fully restored. She wore an ordinary travelling suit of crimson velvet. The Princess drove hastily to Rideau Hall. Another detachment is doing spe cial duty in connection with the Govern ment House and Parliament buildings An extra guard will be placed at Rideau Hall to-night. It is said that the reason for the presence of the police and detec tives is that the Governor-General has re ceived threatening letters. Rideau Hall is closely guarded, and so are the Govern ment buildings, in which an extra force has been put, and a strict watch is kept day and night. There are no suspicious individuals in the city, and the whole thing is regarded as a scare. A seven-year-oldboy recently blew up a couple of Baltimore streets by throwing i lighted match into the sewer after igniting a catstate.