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'- ... ot.. .. .0 • ea n m thh" ................ .......... 80 S nr. ......................... 40 ". ni , s tr.. . ....... ............. . 40 to. h ltP h ...r...... . wmn. t Isit L ... .............. *....... 0 . . . .............................. 40 5 . i , Cd I inh: 1 year....... ....... 15 Ifr Yi eut e.V.is given at office. Terms, ..........................$5.00 per Year OF ' usact a General Banking Business, ...rrant accinIs with merchants, stogk men eli'1 omii.ir, ,uobject to be drawn again;t Sy Fr, Y iiNTiEEST on TIME DEPOSITS V', :uu elt l FTxchauge on the commercial center of the [Tuited States. Vi \l l l, (AI l'E SPECIAL ATTENTION TO ( I1E 'VNEN.SS F NORTHERiN AD) CENTRAL l'MNTANA, : wi ° .i.k *nch loans to stock men and farmers Sar suited to their requirements. r l ec urities a Specialty. ' "'iw ,icurd all other lbusiness entruated to us wil r' pro.'" !'o1rcnpt and careful attention. (.TCL.INiS, DiiE I & CO.. "" T.ET, FORT BENTON, M. T. Y iist National ot B I3 enton; . .t CoxItAD, President . ;. I.t,.L, Vice-President \. LUKE, Cashier T[ xFTIANSACT A GENERAL BANKING ",il issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers, r[ :e',,ble in all parts of tLoe United States, CaItadas W.li. nulrope,. ;:v a thie hbihest rate s, Gold Dust, Coin. Gold ai, 1 Sver Bullion and Loal Securities. K,, currcut accounts with merchants, stockmen, fr, iW:t'r and others subject to sight drafts. %Vai pay ,pecial attention to collections, and all oil.e )'.eines entrusted to our care. Will pay itereut , n time deposits, and discount ret, ' or ba:lnkable paper. '\ill make advances to merchants, sock dealers and ,ithis, au are united to their requiremUnt5. Wsill ,ive freight rates on wool to all Eastern cities, t:il mike liberal advatces on same at a low rate of W. G, CONRAD, Directors. JOS. S. HILL, ,J NO. IIUNSBERGER Rt. A. LUKE, JNO . W. TATTAN, ATTORNEY AT LA N, FOIrT BENTON,- - MONTANA. Will huy and sell real estate and mining property of every description. Will turnsh abstracts of titles of real estate in Choteau County. Commissionm and ter;m, re.eonable. c(onveyencing a Specialty: 0.llpe. at County C .'a ,Office, Coourt House kd Wing. J. A, KANOUSE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, j FoRT BENTON, MONTANA. NO)TARY PUBLIC AND JUSTICE of the PEACE, Main St., bet. Baker and St John, H. P, ROLFE, A T EY and COU!NELOR AT LAW (A -ociated with Sanders & Cullen.) U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyer. 'J'en year's experience in government surveyiog. The hIjt instrniuenits used. Cdflections, insurance, mining,, homestead and all laudclaims attended to M AX. WATERMAN, ATTORINEY AT LAW, .Fa. BENTON, MIONTAIA. VTi'l practice in all the courts of the Territory. Spe cial attention given to criminal practice. W. B. SET' LU. W. s. STEVENSO N SETTLE & STEVENSON, Atto naes ainl Coslors at Law, BENTON, MONTANA. W'ill practice in all courts of the Territory. tollec i,,!s promiptly attended to; also the securing of pat mnt anld pensions, in connection with a general i ra"tice. rPý'Oflice in brp·k building opposite Conrt House. ARTHUR G HATCH,. At orney at Law -AND-. NOTARY PUBLIC. W ITra Scihtan SIoRNes, : : . T. caFS pecial attention given to collections, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE -.-AND-- 1EAL ESTATE AGENCY. F! ret-Class Comuaninl possesInlr 'aesete of TOR TENN MILLION' DOLLARS. Beprmented by H. P.ROL.-L JOHIN W. DEWEY, Civil Engineer, ARCHITEOT -AND- U nited States Dep.Mineral Surveyo 4ENrTON, MONTANIA. DR. GOODRICI, ReSIDENT DENTIST IN now fully prepared to exzoute8 dental worJ iu a thoroughly workmanlike manner, and a reasonable rates. Remember, hiairoomi ar at the Ohoteau House. IH E Banton, Montananey, RE Vol. Benton, M\ontafa, W.ednesday, ObJobe1 , . NEW AND FRESH GOODS I Just received and in transit greatly exceed former purchases, in low prices, quality and quantity. T. C. P . BR Will present during the season the finest lines of Stock for the Retail and Jobbing Trade in Ever brought to Benton. It is complete in every department, and close buyers will And it to their interest to give it careful exampination. we make a specially of fancy groceries rt ' ,Ities, as wel'l s carry the staple ,m.ne the wholesale'market demanded in the Territory. Our purchases this season as the largest ever. made for Montana, and are especially neavy in C Goods, Fancy Groceries, Cigars and Tobaccos. WAGONS AND RGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS I All the styles of wagons and ca riage's used in Montana, of the very best make and mate rials, from the heaviest freight wagon to the light carriage or pbseton. We are the Largest Dealers in the Territory In every variety of FARMERN 'LAC1HNE OR IMPLEMENT including threshing.macaines, reapers and mruwers, hay rakes, R"slky plows, beam plows, wind mills, and all the tools and machinery used in modern farming, And Can SeE. Cheaper Than Any other House. Ladd's Tobacco and Hill's Extra Tobacco Sheep lip We are making a specialty of sheep dip and recommend the above as the cheapest, safest and most effective. Also other dips, of which sheep men can get what they want cheaper than anywhere else. C .e- AL A E RCHANbISE, Consisting of Clithing, boots and shoes, and every article required in the Indian and fur trade, a large supply of the best grades. The most diversified stock in Bent on.., Everything a Stockman, Farmer, Mitter or. Mechanic Wants, at the Very Lowest Rates. -We pay the Highe. Prices for Hides, Furs and Peltries. T. C. POWER & BRO. 188,. p ESTABLISHED 18.76 er et lt, R. RO SENCoRANS, or - :MIANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN,- r SADDLERY S 1HARDWARE. t Black tnake Whips, Hobbleas, OkGlfornla Lashes, Halters, C urry Combs, Rdling Bridles, orsea Brushes, aide Sa L, , Mexican Spurs, Horse Itlanketer 1 - Block Stirrups, arcies Slipper stirrups, Horse Collars, - Iron Bound Stirrups H, oarness seap, Platted Bridle 'Reins, fe . p Eags, Picket Swivels, I Whip stalks,y Gloves and MiLttens, Tentse' Tinwar ts ue lasware T CRooflo Shilseet ron oao & 's id a es arittul&. Coru Front and Bond Stsus, Tort i BenIton, Montblet. ~- -__ H. J. WACKERLIN rT. C. 'OWERR&L BRO. Hiia a f Ckerlin& BACo WT OLESALN OND RETAIL WBALRS IN - HORSE' IHOES ANI) NAIS, T~inwar stoves; 9uenhswaire, Classware, Tire :Roof ng,- ad E iwar Sheet Iron Coeds of Every Descrlpt~flon. Our Wagon Timbers are of the $est-Searonod H-Ird Woods. and>conslst of all woo' is used lu-buiid and re - pairing Wagons. Carriges and Buggies. Ocr-std-e of Queensware is the 1a'$ t atuaad most complete ever brought to Montama, and compuies every artic e required by hotel sand famlies.. PLAIN AND FANCYY T0ILET' DINNEDR kND `TE SETS,, Cut Glases Bar Tunblers ; , P la~in -and Fo:ncy Gotblet. SiCH&lRTVER OAKLOtIO IONND HEATING STOVESI or THE -CEO BRA ED GARLAND- BABE EBURNER A And the popullr. TRE BE5T AND. ONIY SUCCE,8SFUL BA$3 BUiLN3RS I S USL - We haent" complete stook et .Tin Gto~ods, leaiir6g Tlixroofti Gutters si' ?JpuPi. .sail W1i n t'iattU e I at At reasonable prices. We pro~ie tkcheap nbooof tile larsest sad beesat.eupplhd eab hlishmente of the kind'. 1nr Montan and wlill spar ce'o pa dna c, epne. GIVE ENTIRE STI8FACTI TO-TQAUR PAT BE NOT AFRAID TO PBAyY. Be not afraid to pray-to pray is right, Pray if thou canst with hope; but ever pray, Though hope be weak or sick with long delay; Pray in the darkness if there be no light. Far is the time remote from human sight, When war and discord on the earth sh.tl cease Yet every prayer for. universal peace Awaits the blessed.time to expedite. Whatever is good to wish, ask that of heaven, Though it be what thou canes not hope to see; Pray to be perfect, though material leaven Forbid the spirit so on earth to be; But if for any wish thou darest not pray, Then pray to God to cast that wish away. 1TONNET. Why art thou silent ? Is thy love a plant Of such'weak fibre that the treacherousair Of absence withers what was once so fair? Is there no debt to pay, no boon td grant? Yet have my thougitsfortklee been vigilant Bound to th' servi. With unceasing care, The mind's least g roas wish'a medicanut :" , For nonughbu7w erfhy happiness could spare: Speak !.-though this soft, w.rni leart, oncefreer to hold A thousand tender pleasares, thine and miis; SBe left more desolate, more dreary cold Than a foresaken bird's nest filled with snow 'Mid its own bush of leafless eglantine Speak, that my torturing doubts their end may know! AN UNEXPECTED RISE. "Istood on the porch at eveninr. When the sun wept silently down, And the June bug bright, in the starry night, Flew merrily through the town, Oh, sweet were the gentle zephyrs That blew from the balmy south, - And red were the lips and sweet the sips That I took from the pretty month. Her tiny waist was encircled By arm so strong and true, Said I, "Whose ducky are you, love ?', '"Yours," she murmured. "and whose are you ?' SOh, the. hallowed hours of that evening Oh, the cruel caprice of Fate ! Tier father, unkind, came up behind, And fired me over the gate. HE TLA --S OF OA TI0VLF10. The "boundless prairies" I.c n mn ,*1 Q i their charms when Boreas is !.ro5 i 154 ., and indulging in sucih unexp.c;:t frs.: tr a le did last week. Wt kn',w this. frms . x- f , perience and could call up sevorac wito sers to attest the fact if necessry. While t:av-l ing from Martinsdale to the Judidi Gap last week we came upon acsamp of "mule :-kin t, ners" who were vainly trying to be comfort- t able by hugging as closely as possible the h fire they had kindled by the roadside. We stopped to extract a little warmth from the camp fire when one of the boys gave vent to his pent up feelings in this strain : r "This is h-ll, aiut it ? Maybe you think it is pleasant to be caught in such a storm t with nothing. but summer clothes, but I can tell you it isn't Hang nie if I'd start out on the Fourth of uly after .this without an oov ercoat, overshoes and several palmirof blank ets I" We linew ho. it was ourself, And hence our sympathies were easily aroused. Before we left, the camp held a counsel of war and resolved to send a messenger to .the nearest store for winter supplies. At Stephens Bros.', at the Gap, we took t he precaution to add a few needed articles t o our summer outfit; and afterwards journeyeo with more comfort. One of the pleasures we a atiripated from a trip across the country from ' White Sul phur Springs to Benton was that of seeing the Judith Basin, the alleged garden spot of Montana. Well, we saw it,. but under cir cumstances not exactly calculated to throw a halo of beauty over the scene. If it had been throughout as attractive as the "Vale of Cashmere, as described by Moore., it's beauty would ertainly have been lost upon us. The stage left the Gap about three o'clock, at whidla time there were fair indi cations of better weather. But by thef ime we-got into the Basin we found ourselves in a blinding snow storrm, .and it was: isamost impossible to see more than a dozen yards ahead. N ight overtook us fifteen miles from the station and the driver urged dh his steeds as rapidly as possible to get through. But he didn't. It was impossible 'to dis tinguies the road in the darkness owing to the heavy fall of snow, and as a result we were soon lost onthe prairie. A.Ierwand ering around aWhile it was decided to follow otr track back to Smyth's ranch, a distance. " of three or four miles, and wait for daylight, which resolve was peut into execution as speedily as possible. ' There was no one at home.at the ranch, but we managed to get in and succeeded in pa4sing a cobfortable night. From the abundance of "grzb" on hand (including the greater portihn of a nicely dressed antelope), we cooked an ex S<ellent supper and breakfast- and left next maorning wrbhoiut having an opport~miity of thanking our host. The rest of the journey through the Basin was made while Ihe mer cury was ranging in the: neighborhood' o1 zero and whenithe ground was covered witt four inches of snow--sowe naturally failed re- to become "lost in admiration` of the coun fry we saw. Under other and more favors ble circumstances, doubtless, we would have been prompted to go into ecstacies over the .beauties of the Judith valley. The trip from Mann's to Benton wa made at night and lacked a good deal of be ing a pleasant one. While coming d:ow one of the several long and steepY hills tbs snake, that read a dreided ~one for freig stet th .brake prsoved to'be of no service -on th snow; and w scon found onrielves goin <own hill at a terrific 'te ofspeed. c Steemn 4hat smassh p was :immisnent the ,drive iturined his horses cff- theroa, just skismmn ti brink of a high precipice I was I celosee call, t the passengera didn ti begn C 'getscareduntil they got out and saw w~ira ~''narrow escape they had. But that w ;.. .imr *t*i wnret arnerienee we ha4,. Whe in the Higihwood yalley; near the ranch of Hon. Jas. Arnoux, the wheels of our vehicle broke the ice of a mud hole of gigantic pro )ortions, sinking to the hubs, and there l we emained until morning, by no means a ;leasant sojourn. We took breakfast with Air. Arnoux, who discoursed on the subject of.roads for about half an hour, and took occasion to warm up our county commis- r sioners for neglecting to improve the public highways. The next d6 we reached home, having c been just one Week making the trip from White Sulphur Springs. In pleasant weather we should think the journey would be `, most delightful one, but we beg to be excused from undertaking it again in the first snow storm of the season. A Mosquito Bite. - " in .ethereal creature, whose shell pink India cashmere I was admiring on account of the grace of its shirred drapery, says a watering-place correspondent, stopped short in a waltz pursed up her little mouth and low ered her delicate brows in an expression of gentle d;: gust, and stood still for the estima ted spac, of nine seconds. Then she smoothed her pretty face, smiled bewitchingly into the eyes ,of her partner, and resumed the dance. I surmissed that something about her undershirts had come undone, and, when she soon stopped in the same manner again, I looked down to see what would fall. Only one foot was visible below her short skirt. This was a nice one, inia sandal and-a stock Sing of a pink to match the dress; but where was the other ? It presently came down to the floor, after giving evidence of being en gaged in some mysterious employment up there out of sight, and off she-went to renew the waltz. "In goodness naine," I asked of my female companion, "what was she doing?" "Scratching a mosquito bite," was the in structive reply. She had stopped to relieve, with the toe of f one sandhl, an itching on the .oppo- l Aite knee. ] saw in the course of further ob- 1j servation- that scratching mosquito bites, no m~:.trtr wv.'.:r they were situated, was inet. de:., ' . , .,ie in this company, which wes 4 1 , , .verage in culture and general be. vi (. ', most circumspect of the gi~l would di. tI`' mselves with finger nails an., tots or rub :,-emselves, cow-fashion, again thelcornor of a doorway. How could they help it ? iaUd of the Mose. U "W'hen God formed the Garden Eden (so Il rurs the legend) and blessed all things there- h in, he strewed sweet flowers over the beau- f teous landscape, and these flowers, assemb- I ing in council, ackndwledged the rose to be the queen by right of her exquisite, beauty. White as the falling snow, piue asDhe fall ing snow, pure as the ocean pearl, fair and lovely as the spotless-cloud sailing through the blue depths of heaven was she, the queen ~t df flowers. Her home was near the fatal tree on which grew the forbidden fruit, and as Eve, our erring mother, approftched it and partook of its fruit, the rose dropped her head, and blushed for shame and trief that God's trusted child could so sin agai unst him. That crimson flush of shame remain ed upon the sorrowing rose, until the Sdvior hlad de- - scended from his heavenly home, until he had reconciled God to sinning man.: by the sacrifice of himself. Then the rose proudly lifted up her head glowing with joy and pur ity. But not every rose regained its pristine glory, for it was decreed that althorigh for given, man should not lose the me mory of. his sin. And thus it is, that we find i he roses blended, crimgson and white, growing' side by siae, the one blushing for the, fall of man, while the other is rejoicing at his rede mption. The Alngel Statue. CLEVELAPD, October 4.-The angel staue designed to be placed over the Garfield: pavil ion in Monumental Park, but not finis abed in time for the obsequies was. hoisted to its place, and to-night for the first time tb et cal cium light has shown the effect, wi rich is magical. The black roof of the pavili on abh sorbs the rays of the light, sb as to lea ve the globe with the white angel'posed. on. it in strong contrast. Its wings almost to ached over head, and the arms are extendedi as if saying; "Peace on earth, good pill t ward men." It appears as if'floating in t V air. Thousu.ds gazed on the remarkable spiecta cle in ave. Thoeibh T'unnels Were Longer-. They were married in the.morning,, and immediately stepped aboard the cars for a bridal tour to San Francisco. They a ttract ed considerable attention on the way b: r their honeymoon actions; and created a gree it deal - of quiet fun -among the goodly numb er of ladies and gentlemen who 'were passe.nget. 1 In due time the cars entered the tunn el, and and all for a few moments was enveloped ia - dark-glare of the noonday sun, and'our lov ing bride and,grponm wer9 discovered- locked e in each other's arms,-atid exchanging kisees e at a rate seldom seen in public. The pas sengers took in-the situation in about a second .s and a shout weept up that neary threw the 5-. train from the track, and brought! ti. con ductor to the seen on a double-quick. .'Pass 3 it around.!" yelled a big man, who was on rs I his way west to get his wife;.' "Go back to e the tunnol," said another man to the cond :c Lg tori. iA t.he newly-made, husband settled la' i'ck: i m eat,.hewas.heard to say: "Sarab xr `:I thctn ;onels were longer. Darn arail rig ErEd copmpoy, anybow!" - o If, afte there has been an alienatkin, y(U a feel an impulse to make thefirst advance to. as ward :;peace, do it at Donce. Suchi gule i are from the saourco o al good. GarwfelA's tYanIDaES. A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. Liberty can be safe only when suffrage is illuminated by education. The granite htl!s are not so changeless and abiding as the restless sea. Great idea: travel slowly, and fora time noiselessly, as the gods whose feet were shod with wool, We no longer attribute the untimely death of infants to the sin of Adam, but to bad nursing and ignorance. Throughout the whole web of national ex istence we trace the goldeil thread of human progress toward a higher and better estate.' The fl:wers that bloom over the garden wall of party politics are the sweetest and most fragrant that bloom in the gardens of this world. Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can certify; but nine times out of ten, ,he best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself. Political parties, like poets, are born not made. No act of political mechanics, how ever wise, can manufacture to order and make a platform, and put a party on it which will live and flourish. After the fire and blood of the battle field have disappeared, nowhere does war show its destroying power so certainly and so re lentlessly as in the columns which represent the expenditures of the nation. I look forward with joy and hope to the day 'hen our brave people, one in hbrt, one in aspirations for freedom ands peace, shall see that the darlniss through which we have traveled was but a part of that stern but ben eficent discipline by which the great Dispos elof events has been leading as on, to a higher and nobler national life. The man who wants to serve his country must put himself in the line of its leading i thought, and thTrt is, the restoration of busi ness, trade, conmercs, industry, scund polit S'icsl economy, hard nmoney and honest pay 'I ment of all obligations; and the man who can ,1 add everything in the direction of the ac. i calplishlnent of any of these purposes is a p,: lc benefactor. Uive ILt Fp. So `om of appointing your lawyers to ,.tnc: ))per ,criminals, says the San Anto ia, , Tx., Heratd, received a backset the other day in our District Court. His Honor, Judge Noonan, had appointed two young lawyers to defend on old and experienced horse thief. After inspecting his counsel for some time in silence, the prisoner rose. in his place and addressed the bench: "Air them to defend me ?" "Yes,. sir,". said his Honor. "Both of 'em ?" inquired the prisoper. "Both of them," responded the Judge. "Then I plead guilty," and the poor devil *took his seat and sighed heavily. Mollle's Ram. Mollie had a little ram,- fleece as black as a riubber shoe, and everywhere that Mollie wwent he emigrated too. He went with her to church one day-the, finks hilarious grew,to see him walk demure ly,, dnto Deacon Allen's pew. IThe worthy: deacon quickly let his angry paseicns rise, and gave it an unchristian kick between the sad, brown eyes. Thisaanded rammy in the aisle, the dea con follwed fast, and raised his foot again, alas:! that:irst kick Was his last. For Mr. Sheep walked slowly back about a rod, 'tia said ; and ere the deacon could re treat, .it stood him on his head. Tlheoongregatios then arqse and went for that" ere sheep, but several well-directed butts junat.piled them ir a heap. Then rushed they straightway for the door with curses long and loudi, while rammy struck. the hindmost' man and shot him i thrdughl the crowd. T; he minister had often heard that kindness would the fiercest beast subdue-="Aha,'' he t says, "I will try that game on you." - And so he kiniVy, gently called: "Come raimmy, rammy, ram; to see the folks abuse I grieved, and sorry am." 1 With kind and gentle words he came from that tall pulpit down, saying, ''rammgy ram, i ram, rammy,, rammy, ram, my ram-best sheepy in the town," The ram looked meek, and on he came, with "rammy, rammy, ram; rum, rammy, rammy, ram ; the nice little ram." The'ratn quite droppeil its humble air, and rose from off his feet- and -'hen the parson lit he lay between the hindmost seat. &An as he shot out the open door, and closed it with a slam, he named a California ºr to:wn, I think 'twas 'Yuba Dam." if iNo, James, Yoe Won't." A gentleman from New York, who speni a week at Mentor after Garfield was nomina. r_ tod, tells a little incident to illustrate the dif d ference between Garfield and his wife. II ,- was on the 4th of July, I think, when Gar, afield, who had bought a pair of new carriag( d horses, only half broken, started to drive liii ,e wife and another lady and my informant on L- in the sarroundin counsry. Two rowdy fel lows, knowing who Garfield was, got in thi ,i middle of the road before him andwheneve ,o he undertook to pass would trot their horsee hard and make his young horses rear up amn d: plunge., They did this :purposel .for th ,h space of two or three miles. -py friend wa 1_ 'then attrated lby' somethitg in the grip o G field, and as lie looked arodi into hi ac i he General said: jNoi,i will take At whe t Off r" He said it in a very lown voice o .hicC h thought ihis .wifdid not hear, an es'is blood 'asa psiad ': ith bi heavie -· el h ct ecarries out his purpo, PI5COPA. T. Ep1scopal Church services are held every Sunday at 11 a. m. and ' p. m. Sunday School at 9:80 p. m. Rev. 8. C. Blackiaton, Pastor. cATHOnlC. Catholic Church services wil be held at the several churches as follows:: Fort Benton-First and last Sundays of each month. Sun River-Second Sanda of each month. Fort Assinaboin and Fort Shaw (al ternately)-Thlrd Spndayof iach month. First Mass 8 a. m.; High Mass and Sermon, 10:30 a. m.; Sunday - School, 2:30 p. m.; Rvening Seryice and Lecture, T 130 p. m. Rev. H. J. Camp. S. J easily. Just then Mrs. Garfield leaned for ward and said in a quiet voice. "No, James, you won't! "Yes, I will," said he; She put her hand out upon his arm and said: "No, James, you won't!" My friend said that under that touch Garfield seemed ar rested, and in a moment he turned into a by road, and saw the fellows no more. ,.--~-~~-----------,IM -.- I Varnished Mtelons. A lady has discovered'a plan to keep wa ter melons in their natural form and flavor for an indefinite length of time. She has successfully tried it in the past seasons, and, as a consequence, has been able to treat her family to a water melon supper at Christmas time. The plan is an inexpensive and simple one, and consists in giving the melon three or four coats of varnish to exclude the air. She says they not only keep from decay, but that the flavor and sweetness are retained, and when eaten at Christmas or New Year's the fruit seems to be wonderfully improved in these particulars. A Dog Story. A dog in New Mexico returning one even ing with his sheep to the fold discovered that his master was still in the shanty, and kept very quiet. The next evening it was the same. But after penning up the sheep the dog smelled about the door, scratched, barked and even howled, for he was getting very hungry, but his master did not move. The dog, true to his appointed duty, went on with the. sheep on the third day, but that night when he drove the flock into their pen the last one to attempt to get in became a victim of the dog's appetite. This method of providing for his own wants became .a part of the faithful dog's daily duty. Every evening the last sheep to try to enter the. fold was seized by him, and served for sup per and breakfast, and for dinner the next day: The ranch to which the dog belonged was in a solitary part of the Territory, and off the track of rtravel or visitation. For two years from the time of the master's death, as ascertained by date left by the let ter-the faithful sog tended the flock com mitted to his charge, and had fresh mutton for his supper every night, The flock was not decimated by this steady drain upon its resources. On the contrary, it increased in numbers, and when at the end of two years from the time of the death of the proprietor the ranch was visited and the remains of the owner were found the dog was still at his piost of duty, jealously guardiug his flock and driving them to the best past(ures every day and to the fold at night, before which he slept to keep the wild sheep-eaters of the plains at a civil distance. ...-.. -. ./.. .. SOMEL EXPENSIVE DINNEKS. Bemlunieenses of the late LorenazeD montei, the rnenaous caterer. / .+ The most expensive dinner the caterer served was the one ordered by the brilli - English adventurer, Sir Morton Petro. Thl banquet cost $20,000 for the bare dinner, the guests numbering only one hundred, .,` mostly prominent business men. The dining room was decorated with orchids, rare ferns, and the most costly of greenhouse products. The menu was embroidered in Oriental col ors on white satin. A good deal of. the wine cost twenty-five dollars a bottle, and the best musicians in the country were en gaged at any price they chose to ask. Miss Clara Louise Kellogg received $1,000 for singing two ballads and ti supurb bracelet of diamonds and rubies. Another dinner of note was given by RobertL. Cutting. It was known after wards as the "Grand Swan" dinner, because in the center of the enormous table was a r minature lake, bordered by pond lillies and I reeds, and in it swam swans and other birds. The bouquets at the table cost $20 apiece. r and the menu of white satin, with the finest y of hand painting, cost $15 each. Among a the confectionery were balloons of silk. painted to represent "Raphaels Hours" and s stuffed with sweatmeats that cost .$25 each, e and the creams were:served in souvenir bask ets of French gilt and mother of pearl. Le "For $5,000," said Mr. Delmonico, " I could giv.e fitty people a very good dinner; but many of my, best customers feel satisfied to order without stipulation. For instance l when Mr. Tweed's daughter wa#to be mar , ried he called here about two months before the day and said : ,"Now, Lorenzo, I want a tip-top supper for my daughter's wedding. I'm not going , to give any orders, and I. don't want to know what it will cost, but I'll pay the bill the next day. Give your best for 500 people. He did as he said, and handed, me a eheck' d for $80,000~"~ fn The habittes of Delmonico's for the last forty years include such noted names as Dr. d Kane, General Scott, the elder Bennett, who was fond of good living; A. T. Stewart, who gave plenty of expensive dinners, but never pertook of them himself. A bowl of chicken broth or a plain chop being served especially for him. John Jacob Astor, gen erous in viands, but close in wines; Abra it ham Lincoln used to cross his long legs un a- der the Fourteenth street table often. Grant . Johnson and 'Tilden were old frequenters. Bayard Taylor, Bryant, Emerson, Long t fellow, Whittier and Hawthorne have sought r I fresh inspiration for song and story in the ;e goblets and dishes marked with a D. Tal is mage, Beecher, Alger and Dr. Tyng have often added their little mites to the well Ut known till, Wrhile the great native and for 1- eign actors known to us have been feasted ie again and again in Delmonico's parlors. er Another feature which has made this res taurant so successful is the spqed and per e feet promptness with .which large and late d orders are filled. For example, one day the he late Jim Fisk walked in and ordered an ele a gant'hot lunch for 150 gentlemen, to be serves in the Erie building at 6 o'clock, "an mind yot have lots of flowers +and 'flligr n .things" he ended. a "ButC.olonel," said Delmonico, looking at his watch,"It four o'clocknow." "-Wel, will you do it?" "Yes,"t was the reply, "but the bill will ere a big one," 'nd at six o'clock Colonel Flak' -l gtlstsk:at down to an laborate lunch.