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The church was still, the sermon losng. The air, ýleavy with scent of hay, stole in the door Fhrown open wide, round which the brier fair [mlntered in rosy fragrance. On the floor r he crimsoned sunbeams lay, and one soft glow, !'nrowu by thepictured pane, fell dim around !r golden curty head, bung sleepy low, :.baby angel with a halo crowned. k childish voice begins, "See pwetty light!" : Chen mother's whisper; "Hush, for God is here; £his is God's house, my darling." Then the bright Blue eyes look questioning, until the clear Sweet voice says plaintively, while drowsy blink Iho littlp nrha-"God talks too much. I fink !" SENATORIAL ORATORS. A Description of the Methode of Some of our Distinguished Senators. David Davis, perhaps, more than any other senator, indulges in manuscript, pre paring even a five minute speech with great care. This is his inflexible rule; and has been since he entered public life. After he delivers his speeches, or rather reads them, he hands his manuscript to Mr. Murphy, the senate stenographer, who sends it to the government printing office. The composi tors never have any. anathemas for the Judge's writing, which is large, distinct, and full of character. Edmunds never uses notes, and once a speech is out of his mouth, he doesn't bother his head about it. During all the years he has been in the senate, he has not revised a single speech. He turns everything in his mind before hand, and never rises to address the senate without having weighed in the scales of his great mind what he intends say-, ing. Ben Hill will speak for three hours with out a scrap of paper. The only preparation he makes is marking references and passa ges in this book or that I have seen him time and again thunder away for two hours. without stopping even for a glass of water. He revises his speeches, however; makes ad-' ditions and corrections in'a clear hand, much like that of a college boy, and gives the printers little trouble with his proof. Hill has an astounding memory, and no man in public life, except Edmunds, has such im perturbability. The only man who could well worry Hill or excite his wrath in debate was the late Matt Carpenter. How it tickled Corpenter to put some adroit question at the Georgian and get him confused !-a 'hard thing to do at any time, but Carpenter often succeeded. And it was more the result of an irresistible propensity for fun than any thing else, for never was man who had less m lice than Matt Carpenter. He had a heart as big as a mountain. He was exceedingly particular about his speech es when they were upon legal questioipp. Af ter he got the proof from the foreman of the Record he would hack it to pieces, send the corrected proof back, get the second, and treat it in a like manner. His writing was characteristic, hard to read-a rollicking, harum-scarum sort of a fist-and a study to the printers. He used to say: "The short est road is the best road when you're in a hurry; and though; he could write a fine, full round hand, he dashed off everything at lightning speed. Another senator who, like Edmunds, never revised his speech was Thurman. Occasion ally he spoke from munuscript, but the sten ographer took down every word he said, as the old gentleman would forget his manu script and drift into extemporary eloquence. Thurman, though never a graceful speaker was always forcible. He was, beyond all doubt, the ablest of the Democrats, and their leader frun.the time he entered the senate. Bayard works hard at his speeches, and though he writes them out atd follows his manuscript closely, he revises after proof is taken. He makes few changes; however, but holds the proof very often until 2 o'clock in the morning, as he spends his evenings generally in social circles. He is a good pen man, writing a mediam sized running hand. Lamar is a great reviser, cuts proof into tatters, writes a horrible hand, and tries the soul of a printer. Occasionally he goes down to the government printing office to :look after his speeches, which, when pub. lished, are vastly different from the steno grapher's report of them. Senator Conkling seldom made a correction of his utterances in the senate chamber. He is perhaps the best extemporaneous speaker in the United States, and even his remarks in running debate are splendid indices of great ability. During the extra session of the Forty.-sixth oQs~gDrt he delivered a speech -. tb, army appropriation bill without ote, papers, or book, or reference of any kind. When the Vice-President announced "the senator from New York," up rose the stately .form of Roscoe Conkling.: Never b-e forei or since had senator such an audience. He spoke for foar hQurs. Before the ad ournment of the, senate 150,000 copies of speechlhad been subseribed for. Of all the senators, Conkling: writes the bisthand-large, easy, graceful, anulegible. 51s si~nat1 rd, hOwePer, would be study l. eagy one not acquainted with it. , Voorhees ~piepare his speeches carefully .::d revises moderately. lHe is one.Qf .tbe f' w, very few, men who use manuscript in such a way that not a single oratorical grce cause he commits hih speech #ell to memdry or notwo ner~X bould tell. We rather think he does. But, with or withou manuscript, Voorheees is .a ipratori of the st scho6l,&s iands of a sphaker is enough to nerve Jones, 'of' lorida always ?hrd student, labors diligently lt a setspepch. e is pa Ouke rt1'O8j~ ~8iYl with' th epe:ch man. His Democracy is extreme, but out of politics .he islone of the best fellows the.. world over. Davis, of West Virginia, though an. old member of the senate, has made but one speech--on agriculture. It was printed ex actly as it was written. His remarks are left to the tender mercies of the stenograph er. Beck, Davis' colleague on the committee of appropriations, is the most rapid talker in either house of congress. Well for hbia that. the senate'has such a stenographer as Denis Murphy, whose hand travels over paper like lightning. We doubt if his equal could be found anywhere. Beck is an untiring work-, er has the constitution of a Kentucky race horse, and no amount of labor is too heavy for him. He is not much of a reviser, going on the principle of Pontius Pilate-quod scripsi, scripsi. He is as blunt as Joey Bag stock and as good natured as Mark Tapley. As there are "no leaves to print" in the sen ate, no senator can publish a speech without at lest reading it from manuscript. The first page of the daily Record is quite a desidera tum as the place to air the title of a speech,. and many a grave senator who would willing ly sit at the end of McGregor's table is loath to have his speech hidden in the middle of the Record. It is vain to attack Solomon's theory about variety. A Duel at NIght. One of those tragic gvents that mark the' narrow strip between civilization and bar barism occured at Chama, New Mexico,. re cently. The parties to the affair were Char lie Keiser and William Whitson, (Tex)., two southern boys, who paid the forfeit imposed by duty and pride. Tex held the position of town Marshal. Keiser was carrying a pistol, contrary to the notices posted around,-and Tex made an effort to disarm him. After trying in vain for several minutes to do this he proposed a duel at ten steps. Kelser ac cepted the challenge. It was nearly eleven o'clock p. m., but the night was clear. Tell fng Keiser to be ready, Tex stepped off ten paces, and, turning, the firing commenced. At the first firing Keiser shot Tex almost through the heart. As Tex stumbled to his knees and fell he fired four times, one ball passing through Keiser's body just above the naval. When we got to them Tex was about dead. Keiser lived half an hour. William Whitson was a native of Texas-a State that has furnished more "border heroes" than any other. Charles Keiser was from Odessa, Missouri. Both were young (neither of them more than twenty-five), both warm hearted and true as steel. Duty caused Tex to lose his life, while Keiser lost his through an unyielding pride. Both had many friends and were really 'good friends themselves. Worth Knowing. A poultice of fresh tea leaves moistened with water will cure a sty on the eyelid. For earache, dissolve assafcetida in water; warm a few drops and drop in the ear, then cork the ear with wool. The true physiological way of treating burns or scalds ~ to at once exclude the air, with cotton batting, flour, scrapped potatoes, or anything that is handiest. Use fresh water. Water that has stood in an open dish over night should not be used for cooking or drinking, as it will have ab sorbed many foul gases. Mix a little carbonate of soda with the wa ter in which flowers are immersed and it will preserve them for a fortnight. Common saltpetre is algo a very good preservative. Common tin is excellent for scouring tin, as it will not scratch the tin and will make it look like new. Apply with a piece of moistened newspaper and polish it with a dry piece. 'Wood ashes are a good substitute. Take a new flower pot, wash it clean, wrap in a wet cloth and set over butter, will keep it as hard as if on ice. Milk, if put into an earthen can, or even a tin one, will keep for a ;long time, if well wrapped in a wet cloth. To cure bunions, use pulverized saltpetre and sweet oil. Obtain at a druggist's five or six cents' worth of saltpetre; put into a bot tle with sufficient olive oil to dissolve it; shake up well, and rub the inflamed joints night and morning, and more frequently if painful. A Thief's Prayer. We recently overheard an old darkey praying over a bag of corn he had just sto len in this wise: "Oh, Lordy, God, I'se jes' been- an' stole a bushel of corn from dat mean man, John Williams' patch, damn him, and I axes your pardon. Be has got a plenty, and so has I, but he wouldn't pay me for my work ; so, good Lord, overlook this little transgress, and keep dem from findin" it out, for Iwants to steal some more, and whenI'goes to steal heme: to get some thing nice like you did dem chil'den of Isra-: lum when you stole'dem from; the bondage of Egyptiuin, and I'll be mighty glad. And,. oh, Lordy God, if dey find out dat I 'stole dis corn help me to prove 4at Tom Connally, dat black rascal sole it to me for Christ's s H. How. to. Ieep Warm. In very cold weather mnost people haive sense enough to build good fires and wear the tickethickes hing : few, however, seem to know that the physical warmth is created ii the body its4 .and all the fires or cloth ing can do is to prevent the warmth being seized too rapidly by the surrounding air. The tbest preparation for a -comfortiable day in very col weather is to eat a generous breafast ini which there shall be plenty of meat. There is far more warmth in --an tic.b of coldbnieat that in a pint of hot ot fe, although the latter 'is to thousanda of imth e principle feature of the mornmig e~. A god appetite isecessary to a d ull. omen or chd cane mdulgeon ithout in .jry Physical cleanliness, making free perspiration possible, is absolutely necessary to comfort in cold weather, and it can be at tained, in spite of freezing cold bath-rooms, by people who care enough about it to take' extra trouble with a small quantity of water in a small room. A glass of ardent liquor is a wretched preventative of cold. It will quicken the circulation for a feuw moments, and dlminish it an hgur afterwards. -The' bulk in bread of a glass of beer is more warming than the liquor, and only costs a quarter as much ; the same comparison may be made between spirits and meat. It is almost impossible for a persons who sits in doors all day to remain warm, but a few minutes out of doors, just long enough to have the system affected.enough by the cold to rouse its powers of resistance, will insure a comfortable day-thereafter if the house is fairly tight. It will be noticed that the lady who does her own'marketing and the. man who walks from his house to his place of business are the last to complain of the cold. If the above suggestions are acted upon, and supplemented by an ample noonday meal, no matter how plain, the weather's terrors will soon be forgotten. W. J. MINAR, -AND Pharmacist, FRONT STREET, IT. BENTON, - - IONTANA. DEALER IN Paints, Oils and Varnish, Keeps always on hand a full and most complete stock of fine STATIONARY, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, AND NOTIONS, FINE CIGARS, Of the Choicest and Most Popular Brands, are kep constantly in stock. , zI .-C . oJ I oi - P on - 4s . "LQ ," ,, ,,,, : 'o r C( Ule E ~23 Q~a~0 0.. JOHN I. GAMBLE, Front Street, a few doors above postoffic. PROPRIETOR OF THE STAR BAKERY Fort Benton, Montana. CONFECTIONARY CAKES AND PASTRY, Of all kinds always-onhand. We make a specialty, of turning out the BEST BREAD IN BENTON, and customers can -always rely pon getting Fresh, Bread at all. times. o RDERS *'OR oalIiat Ci a~id ratry Gook Will always receive prompt aMntiomn. AND ALL KINDS OF RUITS In Season. . Geoes Delireted Promptly. New Fernry Boat Running regularly from the foot of Bakerstreet Pirices Re sonable Owier* ,u aazor) .Y CLOSING OUT SALE -OF- Spring and Summer Ooods -AT- - Th I Largest and Most Extensive Clothing House in Montana. -o Owing to the heavy purchases of Fall and Winter Goods made by our Eastern buyers, and wishing to make room for the same, we have decided to sell our entire stock of Spring and Summer Goods Suits formerly $35s for $28. Suits formerly $30 for $28. Suits formerly $25 ror $20. Suits formerly $22 for $18. Suits formerly $20 for $17. Suits formerly $18 for $15. Suits formerly $15 for $12. And all other goods inTproportion. We mean business, and invite all to call and examine our stock and prices before purchasing elsewhere. --o We are also in receipt of a new line of Fall and Winter Samples and our Custom Department is now complete in every particular. Measures taken for Suits and Fit Guaranteed, 1,000 samples to select from, GANS & KLEIN, Fort Benton, M. T, Front St., near Benton (Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand). LO R E Y & ME NHAR DT GRAINERS PAPER AND ~ HANGERS Landscape, Ornanental, Fresco, House, Sign Banner and Scene Painting of every description. Orders solicited from every Daut of the Territory, and we insure the utmost care and dispatch in all orders through the mails. All work guaranteed First class in every particular, at prices to suit the timee. Office in Zeigler's.Niew Brick Block, HELENA, Mont. BAKER & DeLORIMER, 1, NEXT DOOR TO COUR HOUSE, IHa received their large consignment of Entirely New Goods, have now oplu and on display, in their new store, the Largest and Finest Stock of Dry Goods & Notions And everything pertaining to that trade ever brought to Benton. They will carry a large an 1 very complete assortment of LADIES', MISSES' ANBD OHILDREN'S 8H0108, Which will be offered to the public at extremely low rates. Agents for the Domestic Paper Patterns. Mr. Baker has spent the entire winter in the East, selecting these goods and his purchasesthave been made With direct reference to the Benton market. STAMP NC: TO ORDER. No pains will be spared by ursto make this the favdrite resort ofthe Ladies of Benton, and we respectfully ask a share of their patronage. Orders from the outside carefully filled. MAiN ST., BENTON. BAKER & DeLORIMER. W. E. TURNER, M. D. PHYSC.IAN AND SURCEON, -DEALER IN ,an Me oines PERFUMEY, TOILET ARTICLE8. Paints, Oils, Vi nishes,i Brushes and Glass, Oigars, Notions Gofectionery, Etc. SR f. C..,RDEN SEEDS. T..E. FINEST SE LCTED STOCKf OF WALL PAP Rc IN BENTON rout b e - Fort Beonl M. T.