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THE CLAIMS OF GREECE.
The claims of Greece! The claims of Greece! No doubt Miss Sappho loved and sung; But how can Europe keep the peace, The wily Greek and Turk among; Eternal summer may be there, But noise of war is in the air. The nations look on Marathon, And wonder sometimes wiii there be A fight like that which erst went on Between the mountains and the sea, Where Turk and Greek may find a grave, If neither party will behave. A Bismarck sat with furrowed brow And scanned the Treaty of Berlin; Quoth he, "There'll be a fearful row. My interference must begin; We'll arbitrate, he spoke, when lo! Both Greece and Turkey answered "no!" "Trust not for freedom to the Franks" Was Byron's sage remark to Greece, He bid the Hellenes close their ranks, Their only hope for full release. They've taken his counsel, it would seem, Yet surely 'tis an idle dream. "Fill high the bowl with Samian wine," Whatever Samian wine may be, And still let Grecian temples shine, Be Greece inviolate and free; But ne'er shall European peace Be broken for the claims of Greece. FASHION, FRIPPERY AND. FOLLY. Chinchilla is regaining public favor. Brown satin is mixed with pink, and jet. A dress for bridesmaids is of two shades of pale blue satin. Skating jackets for ladies have military braid upon the fronts. "It is only after long reflection'.that I go to an entertainment with any young man," said the maiden to her mirror. The women of Calcutta are described as very beautiful, but they fail rapidly after reaching the age of maturity. Whenever young ladies learn to stick a pin in their apron strings that it won't scratch a fellow's wrist there will be more marriages. Wrap up your children warm this cold weather. If they persist in going out with out their wraps, rap them when they come back. Labouchere suggests that ladies whom na ture has not favored with fleshiness should adopt loose rather than tight fitting garments and subdued rather than gaudy colors. A little 7-year-old girl said: "Uncle Horace eight and seven make fifteen, don't they ?" "Yes." "Then," said she, "it's only eight years before I shall have a beau, and oh, I dread it!" A distinction-Vere de Vere Poore: "There's that lucky dog, Newwed, who's just married a million !" Tom Tinchaser : "Never marry for money, my boy; but if ever you meet a nice girl with plenty of tin, try to love her." The Burlington Iiawkeye says: "The Ute women buy garters to wear round their necks." We suppose, then, that they buy necklaces to wear-we pause, because we dlare not pursue that course of reasoniug fur ther. A Galveston widow is about to marry her fifth husband. Her pastor rebuked her for contemplating matrimony so soon again. "Well, I just want you to understand, if the Lord keeps on taking them, I will too," was the spirited reply. A young lady slipped on the ice and lay there recklessly waiting to be rescued. A clerk in a hoisery store, who was standing near the scene of the disaster, viewed the spectacle with professional curiosity a mo ment or two, and then exclaimed: "Pretty, very pretty, but they only cost thirty-six cents a pair." Young men who threaten to kill themselves unless certain ladies marry them, and suc ceed by this cowardly trick in leading their adored ones to the altar, will be disgusted to 1 learn that a recent decision pronounces such marriages forced and consequently invalid. Still, the world would be better off if the la dies refused in the first place and let the love lorn idiots kill themselves: When interviewed by the gallant and in dustrious reporter as to whether she regretted leaving the White House, Mrs. Hayes did not respond in the vague slang of the time: "Well, I should just blush to murmur." She merely said, with becoming frankness: "Yes, I do. It is very homelike, and we have enjoyed it very much indeed." There can be no two opinions on that point. Madam says it will be very pleasant for herself and her husband to welcome the Garfields to the White House. As to their contemplating a trip abroad, that was all nonsense. The New Soclety Reporter. Well, how did you get along at the party last night?" asked the city editor of the t Brooklyn ~Eage of a new reporter whom he t had engaged the day before, and whom he I had sent to write up a social occasion. "Not very well," responded the new re- c porter, gloomily. "I don't think Brooklyn c society is the top.notch racket anyhow." "What's the matter ?" demanded the city a editor; "didn't they use you well ?" ( "I can't say they did," rejoined the new 1 reporter. "Now, I went up there last night ( and waded right into the fun. I asked for I the chairman of the party, and told him we I were laying out to swell their heads in to day's issue, and he'd better skip in and in- I troduce me to some of the high-bugs if be calculated to have his name mentioned ii the r report." z "What did he say to that ?" asked the city editor with a calm gleam in his eye. a "He wanted to know who sent me. I told him the main guy of this literary bank had fired me in there, and that when I'd got through shaking a leg I'd like some facts about the lay-out. If he couldn't give 'em, I told him, he'd better get the secretary to heel up pretty lively, or I'd give the whole outfit a deal in the paper that would make him think every hair on his head a band of music, and all playing different tunes." "And what did he say to that ?" inquired the city editor, the gleam deepening ominous ly. "Oh, he said he was a friend to the Eagle, and would do what he could for me. I told him he'd better hop right at it, and first I wanted to meet the gals. If he calculated to hold the friendship of the Eagle, I said, he didn't want to waste much funny business before he had me bumping around in the mazy. He said if I'd go up stairs and take off my hat and overcoat, he'd see me later." "Did you do it ?" asked the city editor in a constrained tone. "No. I said I wanted some grub first. So he took me down in the front kitchen and asked me if I liked boned turkey. I told him I'd take a leg and some of the breast. What do you think he gave me? Head-cheese! If he didn't you can lick me. I couldn't eat that, and so I asked him for a glass of beer and a cheese sandwich. He said he had some wine, so 1 drank a bottle and put a couple in my pockets." "What did you do then ?" interrogated the ry city editor, fingering a length of gas-pipe." "I went up to the parlor, and he said I'd to better take a description of the scene before id I danced, and he gave me the names. Here they are: Mary Monroe, red frock, white Is sack, and hair bunched; Emma Latrobe, 3r yellow dress and high-heeled slippers; Ma rion Willoughby, some kind of thin stuff, n white, and tied up with blue tape, and hair a frizzled: Jennie Murchison, black clothes ' and a feather in her hair; Ella Wexford, red hair and gray suit fiat in front and stuck out behind; Pauline. Tresley-I tell you, boss, k she was a daisy. Bigger'n a tub and dressed to the top branch. She had on a velvet out fit a mile long, and sixteen rows of teeth on - her gloves. Her hair was a dead yellow, tied d up like a bun, and had a lot of vegetables in is it. Florence Ross, green dress, flipped with velvet and hoisted up at the side with a white Le check-rein; Vinnie Hammersly, white net 't work with red streaks, walked with a limp, y and hair frescoed. That's all I got. There - was a lot of old pelicans there, but I knew you didn't care for them, and as for the men, ' I told 'em it would cost 'em a dollar apiece to d get in, and as they wouldn't put up I shaved 'em. I can state that they were a cheap lot, a who don't know any more about society than a pig does of politics, and I'll teach 'em a lesson. And, I say, we'd better give the the chairman a rub. He didn't introduce me to a solitary hen. Better say that he hasn't paid his gas bill for seven months, and that day before yesterday his accounts were found short. What do you think ?" "Got any more about the party ?" demand r ed the city editor rising slowly. r "Nothing, only that the grub wasn't fit to eat, though furnished by that popular caterer e Mr. Traphagener. I told him I'd give him a s puff. You might say too that the whole party was a dead failure on account of Y the villainous treatment to which our new L society reporter was subjected when heasked for a handful of cigars. Say, what have you e got for me to do to-night ?" "'Not a thing!" yelled the city editor, as he brought the gas pipe across the new repor Ster's ear. "You infernal reptile, don't you know that was one of the best houses in town s and the affair one of the finest of the season?" S "I'm going back to St. Paul," groaned the r new reporter, as he fell down stairs. "If Sthat's Brooklyn society, I'm going where they 1 have home style," and he struck off toward the northwest largely afoot. Arms Like Legs. Ultra fashionable women's arms, says a New York correspondent, now look like Slegs. The cause of this is the new styles of gloves and sleeves. Fine woolen gloves, re sembling stockings or Jersy webbing, are r worn to reach nearly to the elbow. If the arm be plump and tapering its appearance is wonderfully leg-like in such a covering; and even if it be thin it is like a leg of the scrawny sort. Then let the elbow sleeve have a white lace edge, and you have both leg and drawers complete. At a jolly evening party a girl thus gloved was induced to thrust her hands [ into a pair of child's shoes, drape her waist and shoulders in a child's dress, and, stand ing behind a table, do a marionette dance with her arms. The performance was a hit. The creature was straddle-legged, owing to the impossibility of bringing the arms close together, but that only made it the funnier. Some of the dress sleeves are cut to fit the arm so closely that they have to be buttoned or laced from the wrist to the elbow after the dress is put on. For the promenade, long [ Swede Saxe gloves are drawn over the sleeves, and no cuff or frill of lace is visible. Over the gloves, however,are worn any num ber of bangles and gold bands, like the ankles of Oriental women. Again, we have long, loose black kid gloves, a semblance of the high-top boots of the Castillian gallants with black Spanish lace at the knees or el bows. Pretty novelties in this line for girls Swho wear dresses with short sleeves, like Smisses' panties, are exitra long tinted gloves, reaching nearly to the shoulder and showing aldittle interval of bare arm most infantile and bewit cling. d Why They do not get Married. d t A well-known society man was asked why, : with his wide acquaintance, and his notable fondness for womanhood, he did not get mar 1 ried ? "Because," was the rather puzzling re a ply, "all my lady friends belong to what is k styled our best society." "Well, what of d that ?" "Just this, my dear fellow," answered the confirmed bachelor,. "I despise any man d that will marry a woman for her fortune; and I think that any man who, without a bo nanza of his own, would undertake to sup port a fashionable young woman of the period, is too big a fool to be allowed to run at large outside of an idiot asylum. I have a o vast circle of female acquaintances. They e are all girls in fashionable society, luxurious 3 ly reared, petted, spoiled, indolent, and help e less. I should consider an income of from e twenty-five to fifty thousand dollars a year. absolutely indispensable to any essay at play ing the husband to one of them. I haven't such a sum about my trowsers-pockets, and so I stay unmarried. I know I have in me ) the material to make some old la'y a model son-in-law, but I fear it is destined to be sweetness wasted on the desert air of batch elorhood. Our society girls are beautiful, ,t bright, possessed of many respectable accom r plishments, and altogether more attractive than the young women of any other land be neath the skies; but they are impractical and selfish, and I do not care to set myself up as a moral reformer even in the case of one of them. They have been taught to worship 1 money as their chief god, and I have not enough of their god to demand their adora tion." Couldn't Climb. The other day, says the Indianapalis News, John F. Wallack, superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph in this district, related a bit of his experience. It occurred during one of the night storms so frequent last summer. The violence of the wind had detached the trunk quadruplex wire, used for New YorK business, and the testing instru ment located the break at the first pole west of Lewisville. Mr. Wallack called up the operator there, and ordered that the break be fixed. "Can't go out to-night; storm is too bad," was the reply. "Storm or,no storm, the thing has to be fixed." 4"Wel1, I've got no ladder." "Go out and climb the pole." This some what testily. "I can't climb the pole." "What's the reason you can't ?" Manager's temper going fast. "I'm a woman." Mr. Wallack had forgotten, in the press of business that Lewisville had a female ope rator, but when reminded of it he gave up the job and hired two boys to attend to it. LESTER'S CLIUB ROOMS Main Street, Fort Benton. ST, LOUIS BEER, Wines, Liquors & Cigars THE SULTANA 0IGAR, All in full lines, and served in the very best style.l PALAGE PARLORS Front Street, Fort Benton. ---: THE a Finest Tonsorial Parlors IN' THE NORTHP WEST. SMITH & SPALDING, Proprietors. Messrs. Smith & Spalding respectfully inform the citizens of Benton that they have recently bought out Mr. Wm. Foster, and assure the public a continuation of the uniform skill and courteous attention which is familiar to the habitunes of the place. Hot and Cold Baths. "'Eagle Bird" Saloon. WM. 'OSTER, Proprietor. (Late of the Palace Parlors.) Main Street, opp. Court House, Ft. Benton. THE FINEST KINDS OF Wines, Liquors and Cigars KEPT CONSTANTLY ON HAND. The proprietor cordially invites his old patrons to I call on him in his new departure, assuring them that they will receive careful attention and courteous treat ment. FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT • run in connection wRti the establihment, wheie Meals will be served AT ALL HOURS by prompt j, and attentive waters. PRK STABLE ýr e HARRIS & STRONG, of PROPRIETORS. In LIGHT AND HEAVY TURNOUTS 8 m Furnished on the shortest notice. The vehicles are all new and first-class, having been received late this fall, ir. and are all of the newest and latest make and design. A specialty is made of ed Saddle Horses for Ladies and Gentlemen. el 1- THE BEST OF ATTENTION SHOWN TO TRANSIENT STOCK. 1 M. A. FLANAGAN, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in DRUGS, N OT 9 N8,, Druggists' Sundries, PERFUMERY, TOILET ARTICLES, BRUSHES, PAINTS,.OILS, VARNISHES, Lamps, Chandeliers, Wall Paper, Etc., Etc. r o r----- O ,t ----1 CHOICE CICARSh ' M - e , Have constantly on hand a full assortment of School Books, and and a general variety of Stationery. e PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMIPOUNDED. JOHN H. GAMBLE, LARGENT HOUSE, Front Street, a few doors above postoffic. 8 PROPRIETOR OFq Rive ossi TIHE STAR BA ERY ON HELENA AND BENTON ROAD Fort Benton, IMontana. ('nn fe t1 ner niA FIRST-CLASS TABLE, E JIIofl V And Well Furnished Rooms Sufficient for AKES AND PASTRY, Any Requairements, at .teasonable AE AD P~STR, Rates., Of all kinds always on hand. We make a specialty of turning out the BEST BREAD IN BENTON, and customers can always rely upon getting Fresh Bread at all times. ORuDES FOR Superior Accommodations for WeOdllil Cales and Pastry Gools T Transient Custom. The Traveling Public may be assured that people with Will always receive prompt attention, families who are visiting Montana for the pur poses of business or pleasure, and who may wish to remain for a length of time, will have better attention and accommo dations than they will receive YSTE RS, elsewhere outside of AND ALL KINDS OF FRUITS IWILLIAM H. ULM, In Season. Goods Delivered Proanptly. lIfANAGER. 1880. ESTABLISHED 1877. L. iH. ROSENCRANS, Cor. Front and Bond 8ts., - Fort Benton, Montana. -: MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN: S DLE$, A N ESS -AND SADDLERY HARDWARE, Hobbles, Feed Bags, Black Snake Whips, Halters, WVhip Stalks, California Lashes, Riding Iridles, Tents, Curry Conabs, Side Saddles, Cinches, Horse Brusbes, Horse lankets . liaitd Bridle Reins, MIexican Spurs, Surcingles, Packet Swivels, Block Stirrups, Horse Collars, Gloves and vittens, Slpper Stirrups, Harness Soap, Harness O11, Iron Bounrd Stirups I do not fail to keep everything to be found in a first-class establishment. Always have on hand a good assort ment of the noted MILLS & LEAK GLOVES AND MITTENS, - :0: Repairing Neatly Done, and at Low Rates to Suit the Times