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MURPY, NEE & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in aceries, Wines and Liquorm CIGARS8 ANDI TOBAte0, >.i::;¢ and Ilcat.ng Stoves, Shtecp Tolacco, Wool Sacks and Wool Twine, Tents and Wagon Covers, Stockmeen's, AMiers', Freighters' and Farmers' Supplies. -- t, Shoes, I-l ats, Caps, Queens ware arnl Furniture. We ko;:ep large and complete lines of all the above mentioned gnods, and all kinds of House urnishinig Goods, and Farmers, Freighters, Miners and Families will do well to cail and examine our goods and get our latest prices before laying in their supplies. Do a general S;:orage and Commisssion business. . Consignments solicited, and goods forwarded promptly. SC U"UTTLI W 0g, Cortland Platform Spring Wagons and Buggies, PORTER IRON ROOFINGC STORAGE AND COMMISSION, Only Fir-Proof Storage WarLlo.<se in Fort Benton, Robes, Skins and Fiurs Bought and od1 1IIRIPHIY, NEEL E& 00. Car, Front and Benton Streets, FORT BETOI, L. T. Wý -C _1dT11V'1Z1 De) Fr T J. . UTH RIE Dealer in Front S:reet, one door above Murphy, Neel & Co.'s New Store, a .pfp F&)iT 7-.EN'fTONy, 1f T. Bread, Cakes and Pastry TOBACCO, CIGARETTES, IN EVERY VARIETY. ut, T iletiOrders promptly filled and delivered to any part of the And a full line of Town. We make a Specialty of SMOKERS' ARTICLES, WEDDING CAKE NOTIONS, ETC., ETC. And Party Orders,. H. J. WACKERLIN. T. C. POWER & BRO. H. J. Waclkerlin & Co. WHOLESALE .AND RETAIL DEALERS IN HARDWARE, BAR IRON, WAGON TIMBERS HORSE SHOES AND NAILS, Tinware, Stoves, Queenswaire, Classware, Tin Roofing, and Sheet Iron Coods of Every Description. ,t iOur Wagon Timbers are of the Best Seasoned Hard Woods, and consist of all woods ued in building and re pairing Wagons, Carriages and Buggies. Our stock of Queensware is the largest and most complete ever brought to ontana, and comprises every artic,e required by hotels and families. PLAIN AND FANCY TOILET, DINNER AND TEA. SETS, Cut Glass Bar Tumblers, Plain and Fancy Goblets. CHARTER OAK COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, THE CELEBRATED GARLAND BASE BURNER , And the popular Argailia Soft Coal Base Burners THE BEST AND ONLY BUCCESSFUL BASE BURNERS IN USE. We have a complete stock of Tin: Gooods inludng 'In rooiGUtsa aed a. kinds of Roofg, Re arin; .tc. ss of will contract to do all at reasonable prinees. tie drý e to ei p oe f the lare and ed I Nshmnnts oO .tUi d kAn tfontanTa and will par oan o r ep ene A SILENT VOICE. Slowly the evening bells ring out their call, Slowly the deepening twilight shadows fall O'er dreamy earth and sky; The cricket chirps in solemn changeless tone, Filling my heart with sadness as alone In weariness I sigh, Sweet are the voices that the twilight brings, Dearer the sadness that to memory clings, For happy thoughts come too Of golden dreams of youth too bright to last, Sweet visions of an unforgotten past, When love's dear song was new. Love's pleading voice will come to me no more, Save in sweet echoes from the silent shore Where cherished memories dwell, Or in the breezes that around me blow, Breathing in accents sad, though soft and low, The painful word, farewell! QUIEN BSABE, -Gas is now being made from turf in South America. -The river Nile has only a fall of 6 inches in its last 1,000 miles. -The French are constructing enormous billoone, for war purposes. -The Ukiah (Cal) Pre.ss says that Dr.Clan son, of that place, recommends common bak ing soda applied to the wound as a sate cure for rattlesnake bites. -A French savant concludes that diamonds are of plutonic origin, and derived from or ganic matter under the influence of great pressure and high temperature. -An Italian physician believes he has dis covered that the cause of ill health results from the nerves getting out tune or harmony. He can tune them to any pitch and degree of harmony. -Excavations for drainage in Cirencester, opposite the old church, are revealing large masses and cores of ancient walling, and a great amount of Roman and medixval relics, chiefly coins and fictiiia. They will proba bly be deposited in the town museum. -It is estimated that, during the last five years, 200,000 miles of railroads have been constructed, the distribution being about 28,000 miles in the United Kingdom, 100,000 miles in America, 20,000 in Russia, 26,000 in France, 15,000 in Austria, and 11,000 in India. -Near Dorpat, in the Russian Baltic Pro vinces, has just been unearthed the remains of a box containing twenty Swedish coins, dating from 1576 to 1600, a number of Revel coins struck in 1539, and others, of Riga origin, manufactured in 1575. It is believed that the box must have been buried during the invasion of Dorpat by the Poles in 1603. -Behm and Wagner in their sixth issues of the "Population of the Earth," which has just appeared, estimate the total population at 1,455,923,450. Two years ago the esti mate was 1,439,000,000. Europe is assigned 315,929,000; Asia,834, 707,000; Africa, 205,000, 000; Australia and Polynesia, 4,031,300; the Polar regions, 82,G000; the United States, 48, 000,000. -Recently the English 38-ton gun, with a powder charge of O1601b. and a Palliser shell weighing ~Otbh., was tried against a wrought iron section of a ship's turret 22 inches in thickness. The muzzle velocity was 1,700 feet per second, and the result was that the section broke into three pieces. The pro jectile did not penetrate, but completely crushed one-fourth of the turret. -Bishop Eligio Cosi, at Chang-Tong, in China. has invented an alphabet of 33 letters by means of which all the sounds of the Chinese language can, it is said be represent ed. The Emperor of Austria has been so well pleased with the invention that he has presented the Bishop with a complete typo graphical apparatus, so that the new alphabet may be employed in printing. The charac ters now used by the Chinese number 30,000. -A new process of using up old steel has lately been patented. The resultant is a new metal which is said to possess extraordinary strength and ductility. The process consists of mixing up old steel with a patent com pound and subjecting the whole to an im mense furnace heat, when the particles amal gamate. Steel made on this plan has been turned out at the Hunslet Works, and sold readily for £45 per ton. The process is said to be second only in importance to Bes semer's invention, and it will be especially valuable as finding use for old Bessemer steel rails. -By means of an ingenious clock-work apparatus, Marey, the French biologist, has obtained a number of exceedingly interesting graphic illustrations of the manner in which man walks. The instrument is a vertical barrel, covered with finely ruled paper, and as the barrel is made to revolve by the gearing within it ;- a little pencil makes a mark on the paper, as the person whose walk is under investigation steps along with the registering device. A little air compresser worked by the.foot-of the walker at each step, sends a current of ,air through a flexible pipe to the instrument, and gives a more or less up and down movement to the pencil. Itd has been found that the step in going up hill is longer:than it is in descending; that the step is longer for an unburdened man than it is for a burdened one, and that the step is longer when the sole of the boot is thick and prolonged beyond Ithie toe than when it is short and flexible. When ao person ascends a hill he quickens- his pace, but diminishes 3 its length, and he does just exactly the' op posite when de ending an inclination on j the g d od e1lea thtI trans n eneal31,04 }pta tw-e jd 0o3 wih hik rjetn oýs NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDEB. Characteristles peculiar to the Roman. off~ in their civilizing influences. Nicholas was a despot of Asiatic fashion. The ruling principle of his lurious policy was terror. If Ivan the Terrible lashed, lacerated the bodies of the victims, tearing away heads and entrails slowly, that life and pain might last longer, throwing afterward the lacerated flesh in caldrons of boiling water, Nicholas could write below the peti tion of a princess who begged for her hus band a mitigation of the punishment of transportation to Siberia, "Let him go on foot;" and he could force an old man to as sist at a Court ball on the same night on which his only son began, loaded with heavy chains, his journey to the mines of the Ural Mountains, the sceplachres of the living. Like his father, Paul--like his grandfather, Peter III., Nicholas had traits of madness. Thanks to these, the nineteenth century has seen, what seemed the exclusive property of more barbarous ages, the death of nations, the death of races; has seen the Poles and the Jews destroyed, as in the times of Nebuchadnezzir, of Cyrus, of Vespasian. But if Nicholas was a despot of the Asiatic fashion, Alexander is a modern despot--one of intelligence, one whose boast is that he exercises his despotism for the good of the people, distrustful, melan choly, desirous to serve the modern spirit to the point where the modern spirit may serve him, and then to falsify it. He exer cises cruelty only when he thinks it needful, and, after having used it, he fails into pro found melancholy, which many think will terminate, as was the case with some of his ancestors, in open madness. Only in Poland, and at the time of the last insurrection, has Alexander been cruel. Through the exile of multitudes, the extermination of towns, the slaughter of women and children, in the churches interrupting with bullets the song and the prayer, substituting the smoke of powder for the smoke of incense, through all the barbarities of Mouravief, Alexander retained one great consolation-fantastic and archaic as it may appear-to think of former times, of the oppressions of the Russian by the Poles, of the aristocratic character of the latter, of their religious intolerance, of their fanatical attachment to Catholicism hostile to the Greek religion, of their Jusuiti cal tendencies, of their oppression of their serfs, the feudalism of their institutions, the disturbance which their Diets spread over Europe. And after having soothed himself with these excuses, given by all the Russian periodicals, he found it a delightful ven geanuce to emancipate arbitrarily the slaves and arbitrarily despoil their masters of their property. But history will not be grateful even for an act of justice, when it is dictated by self-interest, and converted into ferocious vengeance. Napoleoni 11. 1Duke of R~ichnsadsi. There is something exceedingly touching in the history of the unfortunate Duke, who, during his final illness, thus composed his epitaph: "Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte; born King of Rome diedtLieutenant in the Austrian Artillery. " HLandsome, accomplished, brave; the in heritor of a splendid name and dazzling 'glory; loved almost to idolatry by the coun try in which his childhood was passed; a magnificent future stretching before him -fate frowned upon his brilliant prospects, gave him a weak constitution, wretched health, bitter disappointment, and was only kind in leading him to an early grave. He breathed his last at Schonbrunn, in the cham ber once occupied by his father, and in the neighborhood of the imperial chateau where he was wont to take his solitary walks. He seems to have been completely blase from his chilhhood, and of so melancholy a temperament that scarcely anything gave him pleasure. Everything was done to cure him of his gloomy indifference, and, when all else had failed, he met, in one of his lonely ramblings, a beautiful peasant girl, with whom he fell in love at first sight. She appeared to return his affection. Her society aroused him from his lethargy and endowed him with new life. She first taught him, it is said, the nature of happiness, and by her presence the dreary emptiness of his being was delightfully filled. Peasant as she was, she was graceful, accomplished, witty, and, to his fond fancy, she was as a godess on the earth. He revealed to her all the sources of his discontent, poured into her confiding ear the sacredest of his feelings. She was the single break of blue in his clouded sky, and in that blue was: set the star of hope. One evening he was in the city, and at tended the opera. -When the ballet came on, ,among-all the: dancers suddenly flashed- a form of wondrous beauty and grace, agile as a fawn, lithe as a spirit, and: the. theatre echoed and, re-echoed, with welcome 'to the newdivinity of the dance. The pale youth flushed, and his heart beat quick. Was he dreaming, or was the sylph-like creature bounding and whirling-on the stake, his beloved Maria, 'whom he had preferred before all the ladies of the Court? He rubbed his eyes and leaned forward, his very soul burining in his face. He could not be mistaken. The lovely and guileless pmasant whom he Aiad worshiped and ad mitted to' the innermost sanctuary ,of his spirit and the. maeicieent idancer of the; operawere ret~d theS me L .bazin gasped, struggled, swooned, and amid much excitement was born to his carriage. The charming dancer whe had fascinated him was the famous Fanny Elssler, then at the beginning of her extraordinary conquests and career. She had allowed herself to be used by his relatives as a bait to ensnare the young Duke's affections, in the hope that through her some interest in life might be awakened. The ingenuous and handsome boy pleased her, no doubt. Her vanity was gratified at the expense of his final faith. He never recovered, it is said, from this sud den and terrible shock, and she-was liberally paid. ------- wv---443P~-ar~- FLOATING FANCIE;, The Poet sings on the plain, The Trader toils in the mart; One envies the other's gain, One stares at the other's art. Yet each one reaches his goal, And thl Critic sneers as they pass, And each of the three in his soul Believes the other an Ass! -Bret iHarte The Polish legion-the bootblack brigade. Time may fly, but the spring chicken never grows old. The man who has a corner in pork should be made to squeal. Never bother a tailor long at a time. He may have pressing business to attend to. A Chicago man married his mother-in-law so that he could live with his wife in peace. Sixteen seaside dailies can suspend publica tion in one day and not jar the north pole. Chi. No man, while board-fence advertising is popular, will ever be allowed to forget that he has a liver. We presume the catfish is so called because no one was ever lucky enough to kill one with a boot-jack. A lady for the first time listening to a tele phone remarked, "Good gracious ! It sounds like one's conscience !" TIUE GIRL OF THE PERIFIOD. i have learned the fastest dances, And I've caught the baby stare, And I throw about my glances, With the very ne west air: I've been taught the Langtry giggle, Which gives so much "chic" to talk, And the Sara Bernhardt wriggle, And the Lady Lonsdale walk. -Chic. Grace (whispering)-"What lovely boots your partner's got, Mary!" Mary (ditto) - "Yes; unfortunately he shines at the wrong end. The Philadelphia young man may not be plucking the fairest flower of England by marrying. Coutts, but he secures the biggest plum. Two urchins who played "escaping from the wreck" by using their mother's holiday dough trough for a life-boat, were lashed to gether. St. Julien is expected next year to attain a speed so terrific that a track will be neces sary to prevent his running into the rear of his own sulky. Young Fred, a bashful yet.persistent swain, Was much in love with Mary Jane. One night she told him in her tenderest tone, "It is not good for man to be alone." Said Fred, "Just so, you darling httle elf; I:'ve oiten thought of that same thug myself." Then said the lass, while Fred was 11ll agog, You d bet:er buy yourself a terrier dog." There is only one man out of every 510 who can drop a lead nickel into a church con tribution box without giving himself away by swallowing a lump in his throat. Mackey, the California king, has an in come of only $25 a minute, and that's the rea son he will hunt for half an hour when he loses a nickel on the floor of a street car. A Southern paper inquires if there is any such thing as political candor. We have seen politicians call each other liars, and seem to be as candid as men possibly could be. An Ohio father got drunk in order to show his sons what a spectacle a drunken man presents. When they saw how jolly and good natured he was, the whole family, in cluding the old woman, followed suit. The following message was sent by ka dro ver to a butcher recently: " I have all hogs at yard and waiting for you. If .you want any cattle think of me. Can't come until to morrow, for they don't take any cattle on passenger trains." Was it a wailing bird of the gloom Which shrieks on the house of woe all night ? Or a shivering fiend that flew to a tomb To howl and feed till the glance of light ? 'Twas not the death-bird's cry from the wood, Nor shivering fiend that hung iu the blast: 'Twas only my night-shirt, stout and good And it flapped on the line as the storm rode past. An Awkward Compliment. The Empress Marie Louise had never been popular in Paris, as Josephine was to the last, -or had she the fine instincts which so especially distinguished the first consort of Napoleon, who wasb indeed, his better an: gel. For example: One day Napoleon, bav . ing been provoked, by her father, the Empe ror of Austria, declared to Marie Louise that he wss "an old ganahe,"' [blockheadJ] Ier Majesty asked one of her ladies-4waitin as she said the Emperor bad called herfaor by that name-the meaning of the wort Wd' the lady, not knowing what to say is ef ence to the-. fre: ' father, a ere ' that it meant a¶ era le ol nun." i