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FOR THE 80RAP BOOK.
A Few Bright Leaves From Pleasant Volumes. The marriage life is always an inspired, a vexatious, or a happy condition. The first is when two couple of no genius or taste for themselves meet together upon such settle ment as has been thought reasonable by parents and conveyancers, from an exact valuation of the land and each of both parties. In this case the young lady is no more regarded than the house and improve ments in purchase of an estate; but she goes with her fortune, rather than her fortune with her. These make up the crowd, and fill up the lumber of the human race, with out beneficence toward those below them, or respect to those above them. The vexa tious life arises from a conjunction of two people of quick taste and presentment, put together for reasons well known to their friends, in which especial care is taken to avoid what they think the chief of evils, poverty, and insure to them riches, with every evil besides. These people live in a constant constraint before company. When they are within observation they fret at each other's carriages and behaviors when alone they revile each other's conduct. The happy marriage is where two persons meet and voluntarily make choice of each other, without principally regarding or neg lecting the circumstances of fortune or beauty. These may still live, in spite of adversity or sickness; the former we may, in some measure, defend ourself from;, the other is the portion of our very make.-Sir Richard Steele. HARMLESS MIRTH. That pink of propriety, Lord .Chesterfield, thought it ungentlemanlike to laugh. It was a shocking distortion of the face. "I am sure," he wrote to his son, "that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has ever heard me laugh." We cannot help thinking that it would have been far better for him if he had occasionally given way to his feelings, and not impressed the world with the notion that he was all starch and formality, that everyting he said or did was calculated. He was the politest, best bred, most insinuating man about the court; and yet be was continually outflanked and out maneuvered by Sir Robert Walpole, who had the heartiest laugh in the kingdom. WIlliam Mathews, 'IfifLE BA1T. "'Sir," said Dr. Johnson, "let us take a walk down Fleet street." Passing toward the Strand, the burly Doctor and hisfaithftil Boswell would have encountered Temple Bar, one of the most ancient and curious institutions in London. It is a gateway of Portland stone, built in. 1670. On the east side in niches are the statues of Queen Elizabeth and King James II; on the west side, those of Charles 1, and Charles II. The gates are invariably closed when the sover eign has occasion to enter the. city through them, and are closed at no other time. But these visits of royalty are of very rare occur ance, being confined to a thanksgiving at St. Paul's for some important victory, or the opening of a public building. Queen Elizi beth passed through Temple Bar on her way to return thanks for the defeat of the Spanish Armada; Queen Anna, to return thanks for the Duke of Malborough's victories; and Queen Victoria, on her way to Cornhill.to open the Royal Exchange. The heads and limbs of rebels were formerly exposed on Temple Bar, to foster the loyalty of the sovereign's loving subjects. Some heads were thus exposed in Dr. Johnson's time. He and Goldsmith were in the Poet's Corner of Westminister Abbey one day, and the Doctor said, half to himself, in Latin, of course. "Perhaps our names will hereafter be joined with these." After pass ing from the Abbey they went, through Temple Bar, and Goldsmith pointing to the heads fastened said, "Perhaps our names will hereafter be joined with these." The vast crowd constantly streaming through the thoroughfare is best described by Mortimer Collins in a poem entitled "Through the Bar." Sometim ' s the poet with.strange romances,; Writ in his brain, walks slowly thereby; Or a country girl, who gayly glances At the marvels under that Loot-dimmed sky; Or the babble-lord of a mighty swindle, Thinking what flats some people are; To the merest atoms how fast they dwindle, As we gaze at the river through Temple Bar. Trenchant writer in leading journal, Whirled in a cab to the square of type; Preacher of horrors sempiternal: Artist equal to Claud of Coyp; Barefootea beggar and High Church rector; Daneause exquisite, brown .Jacketar; Peniless outcast, band director, Lo, how they surge through Temple Bar. FASHIONABLE PEOPLE., There is this remarkable c.ircumstances to be noted in everything associated with imny Lady Dedlock as one of.a class--as one of the leaders and representatives f her little world. 6he p supposes hei .l Ihe an inscrutable being, quite out of the reach of ordinary mortals, seeing herself in her glass, where indeed shelooks so. Yet every dim little star revolving about her, from he maid to the manager .of the Italian opepra, knows her weakness5, prejudices, follies, haughtinesses and caprices, and..lives i uponi as accurate a calculation and as nice a measure of her moral natuei as her 4ress maker takes of her physical proportions. There are deferential peopleiQ a dzen cal1 ings,' wvhomi~i~i.tD''·· my: Lady sspect of nthi· g but prostration before her, who can tell you how to manage her as if she were a baby; who do nothing but nurse her all their lives; who humbly affecting to follow with pro found sub-servience, lead her and her whole troop after them; who, in hooking one, hook all and bear them off. "If you want to address our people, sir," say Blaze and Sparkle, the jewelers-meaning by our people Lady Dedlock and the rest--"you must remember that you are not dealing with the general public; you must bit our people in their weakest place, and their weakest place, and their weakest place is such a place." "To make this article go down, gentlemen," say Sheen and Gloss, the mer cers, to their friends the manufacturers, "you must come to us, because we know where to have the fashionable people, and we can make it fashionable." "If you want to get this print upon the tables of my high connection, sir," says Mr. Sladdery, the li brarian, "or if you want to get this dwarf or giant into the houses of my connection, sir, you must leave it, if you please to me; for I have been accustomed to study the leaders of my high connection, sir; and I will tell you, without vanity, that I can turn them around my'finger," in which Mr. Sladdery, who is an honest man does not exaggerate at all. C7'arles Dickens. BOB INGERSOLL'S MESSAGE. Why a Monument was Placed Ovar Tom Corwin's Grave. "Is there a monument over Tom Corwin's grave yet ?" was Colonel Ingersoll's tele graphic reply to an invitation to lecture in Lebanon, 0., last winter. "No, sir," an swered the old gentleman who was acting as Secretary of the Lecture Association, and before he had left the telegraph office the op erator handed him a message which read,: I would not lecture in your old town for half of it. ROBERT G. INGEESOLL. Corwin's grave is on the crest of a little knoll on the east side of the town cemetery at Lebanon. The remains of his wife lie on one side of him, and those of his son on the other. Standing over them one can see miles away across rich valleys and fertile hillsides, the scene of more than one of Corwin's fam ous speeches. Back in the valley of Turtle creek is the sleepy old town of Lebanon. The Corwin family still reside in the old mansion near the cemetery. Corwin died in 1865, in Washington, and nearly every man, woman and child in Warren county flocked to his funeral when his. remains were taken home. They buried him with great pomp, and then began to talk about a monument. The family thought the county ought to erect it, and the commissioners said it was plainly the duty of the family. Nothing was done by either until Ingersoll's message fell amoig them like a.hot shot, and turned the town upside down. Corwin's son-in-law then or dered a Quincy shaft eighteen feet high, and it has just been put in place. Where Fails No Rain. In Peru, South America, rain is unknown. The coast of Peru is within the region of perpetual southwest trade windps and, though the Peruvian shores are on the verge of the great southwest border, it never rains there. The southwest trade winds in the Atlantic ocean first strike the water on the coast of Africa. Traveling northeast, they'blow ob liquely across the ocean until they reach the coast of Brazil. By this time they are laden with vapor, which they continue to bear along across the continent, depositing it as they go, supplying with it the source of the Rio de la Platte and other tributaries of the Amazons. Finally they reach the snow capped Andes, and here is wrung from them the last particle of moisture that a very low temperature can. attract. Reaching the sum mit of that range, they now tumble down as cool and dry winds.on the Pacific slope be yond. Meeting with no evaporating surface, and no temperature colder than that to which they were subjected on the mountain tops, they reach the ocean. Thus we see how the tops of the Andes become the reservoir from which are supplied the rivers of -Chili and Peru. A Vool Detective. As a rule highwayman in the mining States seldom operate upon a stage coach .with "U. S. M." on it. They know that these initials 'stand for United States Mail, and are a pledge that the whole power of the government will be used to capture them. The detectives in the Government service are quiet men, courteous in manner and gen tle in speech. Mr. Haynes tells, in his book on "New Colorado," of one whom he met who wore gold spectacles and lboked like a German professor.' Yet this man alone took two mail robbers from the North t'o Texas. At one place their friends planned a rescue. HIe quietly informed his prisoners that, while their friends would undoubtedly kill him, they might be sure that- their first motionh wouild send both of them into eternity. Not a man in the crowd moved a finger. On one occasion 4-celebrated detective was on a stage which waseattacked by two mark ed men. The first he knew was that two re-: volverswere thirust~ .i the coaclh windows with' the command "Hands up, gentle men !" ThegJlghwaymen ,had the :drp" on the passengers, which, in their vocabulary, eaxt Abe ;certainty of being able to kill be-. fore` beig harmed themselves; To his das gust the detetive as compelled to give up As the robbers left he put his hand down in the "boot" and to his delight it touched a carbine. Asking the driver to go on a littte further and then stop and wait for him, he went back alone. The two men, unsuspicious of danger, were "divvying up" the spoils in the middle of the road. This is just what the detectives had calculated upon. "TNow, you scoundrels, it's my turn," he shouted, covering them with the repeating carbine, "throw up your hands or I'll shoot you !" The robbers, at his command, stepped out side, holding up their hands while he picked up their revolvers. It was not many minutes before the astonished passengers saw the two highwaymen meekly walking down the road, with the cool detective following. They were taken in the coach, and finally lodged in jail. The hero was General Charles Adams, who subsequentty went alone among the Utes,and secured the release of the woman captives from the White River Agency. A Truly Devoted Wife. A woman in New Orleans found her hue band lying in a state of intoxication in an alley. Instead of being exasperated she gently turned him over to a comfortable position, and, running her hand into his vest pocket, she sxtracted a $20-bill and remarked: "1 reckon I've got the dead wood on that new bonnet I've been sufferin' for." She made a straight streak for the nearest millinery shop. Strong men wiped the moisture from their eyes at her heroic devo tion to a husband who had, by strong drink, brought himself so low as to neglect to pro vide his wife with the common necessaries of life. MEE BROS, BLACKS MIT HS, BENTON, - - MONTANA. All work In our line executed with dispatch and in workmanlike style. Freighters who want their wagons re paired, or animals shod, will find it to their interest to call and see us. A general Ine of Bflacksnitbing done in the best style of the art. M£EE BROI CORNER MAIN AND ARNOUIX STREETS. F. J. GAAU ILER, Dealer in a line of General M rchandise Z1ARTINS DALES 1. T, I always have on hand a full supply of goods 'demand ed by the trade, and sell them at reasonable prices. A good hotel, under the management of Mrs. Bar rows; a saloon and new stable, under the manage ment of Messrs. Shields & Lund, and a complete blacksmith shop, are run in connection with the store. Come to "Brooklyn" and see me before buy ing. FRANK J. GAUGLER, 52-1y Martinedale, M. T. , MAX KABAKER, Dealer in TOBACCOS, CIGARS, Stationery, A full assortment of all classes of pa pers, novels and books of all description always on hand. CONFECTIONERY, NUTS, CANDIES FRUITS, NOTIONS, ETC. ICE-COLD LEMONADE Now on hand. FRONT ST., FORT BENTON. New Ferry Boat Running regularly from the foot of Baker street ACROSS TE ISSOURI Prices, Reasonable. LYNCH & FLINT, Owners and IManagers. GRAiRB DENTRAL ESTAU RNT Opposite the Odurt House, AIN Y s'TREET, FORT DESNTON. ON TH.EK EROPEAN PLAI N. This house has no equal fn the Northwest. Its table is illed with every luxury which epicures may desire. The interior of ,the dtng-room is admirably arranged. Styles and prices to suiteveytaste. cEO. W. BULLETT & CO. Lessees. T1O I J. TODD- & CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in WINES, LIQUOS, CI A;RS And Tobacco. FRONT STREET, - -. - - - - - - FORT BENTON. Fine Old Sour Mash Bourbon and Mellwood Rye Whiskeys CONSTANTLY ON HAND. ALSO Imported and Domestic Brandies and Wines, St. Louis and Milwaukee Beers, Booker's, lHostetter's, Angastora and East India Bitters. Cigars and Tobaccos to suit all classes of trade.* OUR MOTTO-"GOOD QUALITY AND HONEST QUANTITY." 'ORDERS FILLED P. D. Q. W. H. BURGESS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in STAPLE ANOD FANCOY , OC Opg. The Finest and Most Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries ever brought to Benton. FINE CIGARS a SPECIALTY W. H. BURCESS, Murphy, Neel & Co.'s old stand, cor. Front and Benton Sts. $18. . $1 . $ 1 8. 18. An American Watch'in a 4-oz Silver Case, for $18 (Fuilv Warranted.) nitial l8vBIHttons l; a ntalna 1ol1, A1lays . in Stock. Agents For White's Sewing Machine. Watches, and orders sent by mail, will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaran teed in every instance. W. C. BAILEY, Helena, M. T. H. J..WACKERLIN ' T. C POWER & BRO. H, J. Vackerlin & Co WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS I' HARDW4RE, BAB IBON, WAGON TIMBERS HORSE sHOES AND NAILS, Tinwar Stoves, Queensware, Classware, Tin Roofing, and Sheet Iron Coods of. Every Description. Our Wagon Timbers are of the Best Seasoned Hard Woods. and consist of all woods used in building and re pairing Wagons, Carriages and Buggies. Our stock of Queensware is the largest and most complete ever brought to Montana, 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 Arc'ailiaa Soft Coal Base Burners, THE BEST AND ONLY SUCCESSFUL BASE BURNERS IN USE. TIN COODS. We have a complete stock of Tin Goods, including Tin roofing, Gutters and Pipes, and will contract to do at kinds of Roofing, Repairing, etc. Tin Goods of every description Made to Order on short notice and at reasonable prices. We pro ose to keap one of the largest and best supplied eatab lishments of the kind in Montana, arid will spare no pains or expense to CIVE ENTIRE SATISFACTION TO OUR PATRONS. OVERLAND HOTEL r ont Street, Fort Benton. This popular Hotel is situated in the centre of the town, convenient to the business houese, and opposite the steamboat landing. A number of New Rooms have been reently added, andnothing is lebft undone which will contribute to the comfort " :: Z ? and convenience of guests. SJOHN IEUNSBERGER, PRoPBIE TM.( "DEPART FROM TIS HOTEL.