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GOSSIP FOR THE GIRLS.
The moon comes up across the mountain's rim, And all the earth is glad as glad can be, And father's waiting for my love and me My love and I are waiting, too, for him. He waits for us where lurk the shadows dim; On the veranda where the tangles are Of leafage; and we note his third cigar, Secure, ourselves, from sight upon the limb Of the scrub oak that mantles us in shade Impervious to mortal eye. 0 bliss! To know the grim old watcher's starboard boot, Fresh from its maker's hand, and badly made, Presses his bunion with a painful kiss, The while he brandisheth his warlike foot! ... . - N4 4Il - --- ..... A Wineteenth Century Romance They sat alone in a deeply shaded recess of the bay window, Vio let Caryll and Adel bert Jones, while just beyond them through the flimsy lace curtains of marvelous texture and priceless worth could be seen the formE of the merry dancers as they swept languidly by in the sensuous measures of the Waltz ;: fair young faces laid trustfully against shoulder-blades, and beautiful forms encir cled by strong, manly arms tiat would glad ly~have held them from the storms that life, however fair it seems, must bring to all, Nearly a twelvemonths ago these two, sit ing in the window, had plighted their troth. Violet Caryll was the only daughter of a purse-proud millionaire, and accustomed to every luxury that money could purchase, while Adelbert Jones was only a poor book keeper, with no chance to steal anything and get ahead in the world. He had come to the soiree dansante given by Violet's father to honor her nineteenth birthday, and had wan dered with her to the bay window,, where, secure from observation, they might talk of the all-absorbing passion that bound their hearts together in the silken fetters of love. "I have been thinking of you, darling, all the day," said Violet in a low, sweet voice, the very modulation of which told better than words how her whole being was wrap ped up in the love she bore the strong-limbed young man whose eyes looked into hers with such a tender expression. "I have not been here at all, but away, away-I hardly know where. Only in the land my footsteps have lingered in all day, I never cried for love that did not come, nor felt hungered for love's own gifts, nor felt lonely, nor desolate nor afraid. Because, because beneath the turquoise skies of my mystical dreamland, in therose-laden air, love was always with me; love with strong arms and clinging kisses and deathless tcnderness. And I krew no loneliness, nor sorrow, nor heart break.,' "But you do not doubt my love, sweet heart ?" he murmnured, bending over her withloverlikie trnL:rness and kissing softly the wine-red lips that overhung the sensitive, drooping mouth."' "No," she said, looking at him with proud, love-lit eyes, while a winsome smile lent additional beauty to the fair face. '"I do not doubt you for an instant, only when I am lonely and sad, and then I think that some-one more beautiful than I may win you from me. I know I am not beautiful, Adel bert, and in my jealous moments it comes to me with a great throb-the power of beauty ever nan. Soft, pearly flesh, rounded carves, sweet red lips, velvety eyes-all the magic.and marvel of tint and texture of out ine--whea I think of this, I say, I am in Sftterdespair"-and the proud girl crushed with cruel f.rce, betwee nher white,tapering ingers, a flower pot that stood with others on the window. The noise attracted the at bention of her father, who was passing by and he pushed aside the curtains and entered "How much will a new window cost ?" said old Mr. Caryll to his agent next morn ing. "Did he take the sash with him ?" "Yes." "About $15." Two years later Violet Oaryll married a man who owned two steam barges and a tug. *But her heart was desolate and her young lore blighted. Too Awfually Utter. [Detroit Free Press.] "Well," said a .eadwood man who had just been introduced to a Brooklyn girl, and who had been asked by her if they had many of those lovely frontiersmen out his way "well, mum, we have right smart of 'em in our neck o' the woods." "And do they wear fringed legs and hunt those dear, sweet buffalo ?"' asked the girl, "The stage drivers wear fringe and sech, and when a buffaler shines out some one is pooty likely to hook on." "How shpreme ! And those gorgeous In dians in their picturesque wigwams of wam pum,:with thelr blending combinations of war paint, do you often see them ?" "Oh, once and a while we get a hack at a buck, but mostly they are on the reserva tion," replied the Deadwood m:an, staring "They does come in occasionaily, but we don't track with them." "The sweet things! And you have such sunsets out in your mbuntain fastessee, and-. :such loves of highwaymen! Do you ever see those delightful highwaymenr" "No : t often, mum.I~ :The get :in the brush,. SY, mum," stammered ithe Deadwood:ii Sin, ometimes its pretty dern too, least wise it was the day Cobbler Duffy came down on the landslide." "An avalanche ! Do you mean an aval anche ! Oh, can there be anything more crystally utter than an avalanche !" "It was pooty tooty utter," hazarded the Deadwood man, dropping into his compan ion's style of expression. The cobbler had a-a-a crystally.shaft up the side of a butte and one day he was-was toeing around up there, and things slipped out from under him." "Oh, how radient ! How iridescent !" "Yes, mum, and he began to radiate to wards town at the rate 1000 miles and three furlongs a minit. We seen him a-a utter ing down the side of the moumnOin, ripping up trees and rocks aln: . ri alpng, and his iridescent wife fispped out of her shack and begin to raise a row." "Poor Lilly," moaned the girl, "did she stop the glorious avalanche ?" "No, nmum, not quite. Duffy fetched up againstbhis shack all standing and begin to howl like a blizzard, cause he thought he had lost his mine. But when they had tip ped the land slide one side they found the mine underneath just as they had left it. So he could work it right under his winder. That was pooty considerable too, eh ?" and. the Deadwood man never winked. "How sublime !.--How crystalhne !" "But I was going to say we sever had a sunset since.", "So star like." murmured the girl. "Yes, mestly star like. You see the land slide stands there to this day. on end, and they don't dare to turn it ,ov.er for fear of filling in the town, so we don't get any sun after 11 in the morning. "A perenial twilight ! So fearfully, terri bly, awfully utter." "Yes," murmured the Deadwood man, "It's just about as utter as you get 'em." And she sat and gazed upon him, wrapped in admiration, while he fell into a reverie and wondered at Brooklyn hospitality in not providing "sand boxes" for strangers. G'e~ip for the Girls. "Why is a Zulu belle like a prophet of of old ?" Because she has not much on'er in her own country. "What were the worst results of the civil war ?" cried the orator. "Widows !" shout ed Jones, who had married one. The true way for a woman to drive a nail is to aim the blow Eqvuare at her thumb. She would then avoid hitting her thumb, any way. "Can there be happiness where there is no love ?" solemnly queries an author in a book on marriage. Not much happinss, perhaps, but if the girli is awfully rich there can be lots of fan. Said he: "And you l.ve me better than all the world lI i' s i'. ".Y &< "V *i s tkink any more t - me ., I Io. I; $rr t .: . lion dollarn ? .u. . " ..n ...i . . rich you wou a't a to I mry me more tha n you do nw ? ' N.e, 1i were Uimply coutlin, ti %ai ail. A Bradford, Pa., girl a1t !he r cahore was the innocent c'nse of a :'ens;·aion, The fair d:ames:l appeared on ihe plwzzi of a leading hotel in a breezy muslin dress. Her tooties wvootsies were incased in low slippers. Fol lowing an absurd fashion she wore on one leg a black silk stocking and on the other a fiery red. A Bradford man, alse at the same resort, sat a few feet away. Looking at the lady and her pretty hose, he remarked in a voice audible all over the piazza : "Bet $5 on the red." Young Spurgeen was expected to die with in twenty-four hours at Crest!ine, 0., and under the circumstances Miss Grey consent ed to marry him, althouh she had never re ciprocated his affection, and had chbewRn another man to bgecome her husnband. Her amiability go.t her.into a dilemnme.; for Spurgeon has recoves ed an~d wih to hold her to the compact. To i hat she iii! n-tl agree, andl she begs him to get na dipv~..e, so; tha.t .he may marry his favored rival. In this unsatisfactory condition the matlter rests. Miss Mamie Richards, living with her father, R. . Richards, of the town of Anti go, in Langlade county, Wisconsin, i. about as plucky a young lady as there is to be found in the State. The past summer she has taught school in the big woods, walking fire miles to her charge every. morning through the dense forest where there is but a trail, and where it is nearly dark in broad daylight, and five back at home at night, ma king tea miles a day. Two or three times she has seen Wolves about her path, and once was followed nearly a quarter, of a mile by a large one, since which time she has gone armed with a revolver, but she kept right along-with her business and established r her school. The young lady is only about Sseventeen years of age. The summer hat is off the cops, No wren around the door-step hops, The farmer's yanking in his crops, The basetball player's playing stops, ] The buckwheat cake our vision tops, The clerk on wearlng dusters drops, And joy our rosy fancy props With dreamsi of sausage and porcine chops. Geo. P. Reeves & Co. iWatchmakers; lewel 's Manufacturers of All Descriptions of Jewelry, Aatd imp rters eof Pine Jewelry. Dlie~' mends, SITver Ware, Watches -4tLENA, MONTAMA. kA Four Ounce Silver StemWinding 7w Watch for $18. FRANK'S . NEWS DEPOT, Tobacco and Cigars, CONFECTIONERY, NUTS, CANDIES, Fruits of all Descriptions. CUTLERY, PLAYING CARDS Perfumery and Fancy Soaps. Full Line of Smokers' Articles, Seaside Libraries, Novels of all descriptions, and all the Illustrated Papers. PALACE PARLORS Front Street, Fort Benton. --: TIIE Finest Tonsorial Parlors IN THE NORTRWEST. SITI & SPALDI , ProprietOre. . Messrs. Smith & Spalding respectfully inform the citizens of Benton that they have recently bought out Mr. Wm. Foster, and assure the public a continuatiou of the uniform skill and courteous attention which is familiar to the habitues of the place. "EAGLE BIRD SALON" And Restaurant. ,IMAIN STREET, BENTON - - MONTANA. This popular resort is always found stocked with the choicest goods, purchased in the East and ship ped expressly for this house, comprising the very finest brands of WINES, B BRANDIES, Milwaukee Bottled Beer, And the fiest brands of IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS. The Bar is the finest in Benton, and you can always . get any kind of fancy drink you call for, mixed m first-class style and with the choicest - , and best variety of liquors. WM. FOSTER, PROPRIETOR. MIAX KABAKER, Dealer in TOBACCOS, CIQARS, Stationery, Sflll rareertment of pallcas of pa= peru, aevels and Fi o a2 hf. ta description al-waya on hunssid CONFECTIONERY, NUTS% , CANDIES FRUIITS, NOTIONS, ETC. ICE-COLD LEMIONADE New on hand. FRONT ST., FiOR6fT DENTON. W. C. JONES, Carpenter and Joiner GENERAL JOBBER. Saws Filed and Furniture Repaired, SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS TO ORDER. All orders promptly filled. Shop on Franklin Street, above T. E. Collins' residence. FT. BENTON, - -. IMONTANA. FRED L. KING, House, Sitn antd Ornamental Painter, 1)rders for work of all kinds promptly executed at lowest ratea. Orders by Mail will receive Prompt attention. Every kind and size of Glazed Sash lept for sale Rates givenon application. SHOP ON LOWER IMAIN STREET, Helena, M. T. RIVER BLACKSMITH SHOP Cor. Power and Franklin Streets, FT. BENTON, 1RIONTANA. Horse, Mule& OxShoeing A SPECIALTY. WAGON- REPAIRINO. Ihave employed the best wood worknen in the Terri tory, and can guarantee good work and entire satisfaction. iRUFUIS PAYNE, Proprietor. MANN'S .RAN.H, The cosiest, most comfortable and bestl stopping place on the Barker road.- Splendid accommodations, good rooms,, well stocked bar an every attention. given to ' . Transient Stock. make it apaint to reach thids picturesque d attract ive place. The Hease mso situated as to make It sa 567 i ·8iai-ii··~i I. G. BAKER, St. Louis, Mo. W. G. CONRAD, FoxTBENToM. C. E. CONRAD, FORT MACLEOD. I. G. BAKER & CO. FORT BENTON, M. T. BANKERS, FREIGHTERS, INDIAN TRADERS STEAMBOAT OWNERS. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GENERAL MERCHANDISE, We are in receipt of a Larger Stock of Assorted Merchan dise- than any other House in Montana, and offer Special Inducements to Cash Buyers. WILL PAY THE HIGHEST RATES FOR ROBES AND FURS PROPRIETORS OF BAKER & CO.'S BONDED LINE, FROM EASTERN CANADA TO THE N. W. TERRITORY. Will Contract Freight from all Eastern Cities in Canada and the United States to all points in Montana and the Northwest, WILL INSURI 0OOD8 via MISSOURI RIVER. Eastern Offloe, o., 219 Olive t,, St. Louis, Mo. 1881. ESTABLISHED 1876 L. H. ROSENCRANS, -: MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN: SADDLERY HARDWARE. mBack Sna!e Whilp, Hobbles, ] Dalioria Lashes, Halters, ury co~iss, R litding Bridles, Tron IHoud st r ups Hrnfess SeapT P~aiaied Brktlge iReins, Feed Japags, p.cket 3wivels, , IWhip Stalksn, wlvies aid Iiittens, Tents, I Iarness Ouil, Cdinches, kll, Lea & Co.'s , Gloves and Ilittl. Cor. Front and Bond Sts., - Fort Benton, Montana. KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO., Wholesale and Retail Dealer in G erries,. Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobaceo, Shelf .ardoare, Sheep Tobacco, Wootl acks and Twine, Tents and Wagon Cooers Stockmen's, Miners, Freighers' ancd Farmers' pl..sa, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes Hats, Caps and Furniture. We keep constantly on hand large and complete lines of the above named goods, and carry all kinds of Furnishihg Goods for the Farmer, Freighter and Miner. Families will do well to call and examine our goods and obtain our prices before purchasing elsewhere. We also do a General Storage and Commission business. Consignments solicited and, shipped. I We Pay the- fig est Market Rates for ROBES, BEEF HIDES AID PELTRIES. We contro1 six of the Largest Mercantile Houses in thle Territory, and our shipments are so extensive that we can give buyers far befter rates on all classes of merchandise that any other firm in Montana. Especial aitention.. is given to the Wholesale and 4obbing trade, and a S brief inspection: of our enormous Fm t. Front rtreet, Fort Benton, Montana, *1j~