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THE . STHETIO KISS..
The youth sat on the parlor lounge When all had gone to bed, Upon his breast a maiden fair Pillowed her frizzled head. The way he called her duck and dove Was mighty hard to beat; He filled her ear with foolishness, Her mou th with gumdrops sweet. The old man peeped within the door, And muttered in his beard: "That, ere young tooster spoons the worst Of all I ever heered. "He burns my coal and wastes my gas; His oheek is quite colossal; I'll fix that gay and festive youth, Or I'm a darned old fossiL" Said youth to maiden, "Have you heard Of the aesthetic kiss 1 They say it is to utter sweet, And is the height of bliss." "Du tell,.' the artless maiden cried. "Dear Charley will you show It to me, for, indeed, I am So anxious it to know." "Well, then, I must not grab your waist, Your lips must not be smacked; According to the aesthetes, that Is not the way to act. "But, slowly and deilberate, Must place one finger, so, Ben, ath your dainty little chin." The maiden murmured "Oh!'~ "Then softly o'er your ruby lips I brush my soft mustache} We close our'%yes to earthly things, Just something in this fash " There was a shriek, like thunder loud, That youth, oh ! where was he ? Ask of that gentle maiden's dad, Who laughed aloud with glee. Ask of the bulldog, gaunt and grim, Who pranced around the floor, Chewing the basement of those pants, And licked his chops for more. To burn his coal and waste his gas Came not so mucn amiss, But what the old man couldn't stand Was that aesthetic kiss. Coming Nomanations. NEw Yo=i, January 17.-The Graphic's Washington special says it is believed by Secretary Kirkwood's friends that he is to be tendered a Airt-class foreign mission when his successor is appointed. There's no doubt that the President's in tention now is to appoint Sargent Secretary of the Interior, and the delay is not owing to a hitch in the programme, but is for special reasons, they having their origin with the appointee himself. Whether Kirkwood will be 'offered the Berlin or Vienna Mission, it is not announced, but it is currently be lieved that it is one of these two, as it is said upon the authority of Senator Harrison that John C. New is to go to St. Petersburg to succeed Col. Foster. There is a good deal of gossip the last day or two since- at tention was called to many vacancies in re lation to probable changes in Diplomatic service. It is understood the Secretary of State and President have a number of names on the slate for various places, and when it has been adjusted throaghout, it is pre dicted that nominations will be sent in by which John Bader is to go to Chili to take the place of the late Gen. Killpatrick, and Pitkin, of Louisiana, is to be sent to Mexico. Geo. A. Sheridan is talked of for Consul General at Montreal, as well as a prominent Illinois politician whose name has leaked out. He is said to be a personal, friend of General Logan. Report has it too in this connection that Judge Denny, now at Shanghai, China, is to be promoted to Pekin and Mosby promoted from Hong Kong to Denny's place. Gen. Burbridge's friends are pushing him for the Belgian Mission, but with what suc cess their is no indication. There is talk also of sending Badeau back to London and giving Merritt some other place equally as good. It is understood, also, that Cramer, now in Switzerland, may be promoted to the Portuguese Mission,, and Stanton, Consul General to St. Petersburg, it is said, will be sent further south, owing to failing health in that rigorous climate. It is announced that the President has de cided to offer Chauncey I Filley a first-class Foreign appointment, but his friends say he will not accept it. It is also rumored that Gen. Arthur may find this a convenient way of disposing of Secretary Hunt, when he m1hkes up his mind to appoint a new man in the Navy Department, who it may be as soerted on pretty good authority, will be Winm. Chandler. It is believed that a change will be made Ht Havana, Hall, Consul-General there, being rather too advanced in life to fill the position much longer. It is believed that General Strother will be continued Con sol-General at the City of MexicQ. Garneiel's aPg 10' Zv Pnki t kedalss It wadtouu this per hnodet hat an mOidei occiqrre# whieo I re~i (with ne tlainay ip. tererst, p.pelading, a it did, the gret tmiged so soon to be enacted. A prominent gentle man in Clevoljbn bea ;as grsag im pressed with the circumuatntial details of an m oaglprs4 pir stfor the .ssassin atfou, of Gon. I Garfield tlbe had dtiveli et to Meator by i night to acuaint a jl a wi th lbs feot. As te 1 result of the !torview,, it wq ~rraage . that a the s aan dho knoii wn t1f4iist ons I of the adle iIo slidt Visit l. (enlerait the next day, that'o ti.i utit exam-ne and r roes question him. Pending his arrival a the pr6bability of the story and the necese sity of action were discussed. Finally, af; ter musing for awhile, Garfield said, some what sadly and impressively: "Well, if assassination is to play its part in the cam paignf and I must be the sacrifice, perhaps it is best. I think I am ready." The exam ination of the following day disclosed enough of mental wryness in the informer to eatisfy us that the plot was an ihallucina tion, and the subject was dropped.-Colonel Rockwell, in the Century, A Romance of tha Jeannssee. For more than eighteen months past, says the Los Angeles Times, a beautiful and ac complished young lady in this city-the lovely and romance inspiring footstool of the angels-has been in a constant state of hope and despair. The news received the night before last from the wandering Jeannette has serit 'gladness and sorrow to many a heart, but with the young lady in question it has created the most anxious fears. Yester day, just before the San Francisco train prulled otit, a matronly old lady might have been seenhsupporting a heavily veiled young woman. They were evidently mother and daughter, fromii the tenderly and motherly manner in whidh the elderly party looked after the slightest want of her companion. A Times reporter, noticing the party, sur mised that the young lady was laboring un der some great mental sorrow. He looked towards the coach from which the ladies had just alighted, and saw that was a pri vate carriage. His curiosity was aroused. He approachod and cautiously interrogated the driver. It seems that Miss was visiting in dan Francisco during the winter of 1878-9. She met Lieut. Danenhower, of thq United army, a noble specimen of manhood. The lieutenant was smitten with the fair daughter of Los Angeles. They met often, and the sequel was soon evident in a desperate love affair. But the old saying that true love nev er ran smooth was never better illustrated than in this case. For several months there was not a happier pair in San Francisco. This earthly bliss could not last long, how ever. The lieutenant was under orders to sail with the ill-fated Jeannette. As the time drew near the sweet girl became sad and pensive, and it was a common thing for her to meet her lover with tearful eyes. She told him her fears, and pleaded with all the eloquence only know to a lovely maiden, but her lover had been ordered by his country to go to almost certain death and his honor would not permit him to breakt his word even for the being he worshiped. The sad day of separation finally arrived and the two devoted lovers parted, possibly to never meet again in this world. This is the sad story told in brief by the old coachman, who related the tale with tears in his eyes. "Yes, sir," said the old fellow, " she has been.a different girl since. They had only known one another a short time, but I don't believe two people ever loved as did this de voted couple. Why, sir, her mother said that when the lieutenant came to bid her good bye it took two of his brother officers to separate them when the moment of part ing came. She fainted almost as soon as he was out of the house. When she revived she ordered a carriage and immediately re paired to the Cliff House. As soon as she arrived there she took a stand where she could get a good view of the Golden Gate. Neither commands nor coaxing could move her until she was satisfied the vessel had passed out to sea. After returning to Los Angeles she led a retired life, having be'en convinced from the first that she would never see her lover again. She ha never failed to be up by daylight since the Jean nette sailed in order to read the telegraphic news. That, sir, has been the only thing that has interested her. When she got the Times this morning and read the news from the Jeannette this morning you might of heard her scream almost a mile off. The whole family were in bed at the time. When they reached her she was in a faint, and everyrbody thought'she was dead. But God was not kind enough to put the poor girl out of her misery. The first thing she said was : 'Mamma, take me to San Francisco at once.' She don't know what she wants, but her mother would start for the spot where the Jeannette was lost if her daughter would ask it." "How old is she ?" She was nineteen last October, but to look at her now you would thick her at least thir- ( ty." The young lady is well krnown in this city, and up to within the past two years was one ,of the brighte~st anird most beautiful of Los Angeles 'belles. Tesll e.ou stme. A reckiless Bavarian, who prided himself upon his skill ass markaman, -recently be thought himself of a crifwing proof of his unrnanIm, . He thereupon led his son, a 1.4 ofelvi n ye ars to a certain spot and o nUn.. ae tbe"ir , hiUpt.thes sbkil 1dijr~~* iNews and Novelty Depot STATIONERY AND BLANK BOOKS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, i PICTURE FRAMES AND CHROMOS, r FINE CANDIES AND NUTS t IMPORTED & DOMESTIC CIGARS, BIRD CAGES, PERAMBULATORS, TOY WAGONS, a POY CARTS AND GIGS, A Fine Stock of ball Paper, MEERSCHAUM GOODS, FINE WOOD AND BRIER PIPES, CHOICE SMOKING TOBACCOS CHOICE CHEWING TOBACCOS, VELVET CARD, PHOTO AND CABI NET FRAMES'AND EABELS, le Great Assortment. CRANE & CREEN, Front Ntreer, Bet.Bond and Benton. FORT BENTON JOHN H. GAMBLE, Front Street, a few doors above postoffic. PROPRIETOR OF THE STAR BAKERY Fort.Benton, Montana. CONFECTIONARY CAKES AND PASTRY, Of all kinds always on hand. We make a specialty of turning out the BEST BREAD IN BENTON, and customers can alwayr rely upon getting Frekh Bread at all times. QRni-W s )O'R WediB j Cakes andl Pastry Goods Will always receive prompt attention. OYSTERS, AND ALL KINDS OF FRUITS In Season. Goods Delivered Promptly. THE GREAT BURLIRGTON ROUTE ! C. B. & Q. R. R. The People's FAVORITE ROUTE, is acknowledged by the Press and Ihe traveling public, on account of its superior equipments, smooth steel laid track, iron bridges, and obliging train officials, to be the most de sirable route from And the Great Northwest to CHICACO And the East via Omaha. This iq the only line run ning the 16-wheel Pullmanl Palace Sleepin Cars.I Palace Dining Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, thronga fromn Ontaha to Chicago without Change. This popular route makes a specialty of carrying their second class and emigrant passengers on fast ex press trains, inwell ventilaetd and cusltoned coaches, equal to cars used for first class passengers on other roads. Emigrant passengers are carried through from Omaha to Chicago and St. Louis without delay. The.Chicago Bnrlington & Quincy , RB. Is the Best and quichest Route from Omaha to St. Louis and South. ern Points. Pullman Sleeping Cars are run through from Omaha to St. Louis without change, arriving in St. Louis one bodet in advance of traine by competing lines. Tickets by this popular route for sa's at all the ofices in the Northwest to Chicago and St. Louis, and to all point East and South. Ask for your tickets by the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad. All information about rates of fare, sleeping car ac co.,modationu time tables, etc. will be cheerfully iven y applying to JAEs E. W4JQD, General Passenger Agent, Chigao. T. J. POTTER Manager Chiceago. FISfHER's HALL! Front Street, Corner of St. John, FORT BENTON. The undersigned has refitted the well known stand, formerly Lilly's Ball, and has stocked the Bar with the choicest Wines and Liquor ,, And the beat brands of NIT$FES ABd MIB8.W Cl AI& And cordially Invites his old frienda and ~pstomers to visit hit at his new place. 1qipai will bl" spared to naeke this the piost popular ruboft in Bent... S >.. sJOHN FiSIp~[t. OQLN&IY. MRM S,,RETS. , ./]-I] P r rT alnli] q~l,,!!l[ ·qI~itlro. I .- ...'. .... ·~·.; !n:r, L·'~'·;:r· .·ir;~~l l rI . 8 .WET E L,, FORT BENTON, KONTANA, SWholesale and Retail Grocer AND DEALUU IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Furs and Peltries. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Our Grocery Department Embraces a Full Stock of Fancy and Staple Articles. FISH BRO'S, FREIGHT AND FARM WAGONS, McCormick Reapers and Mowers, Taylor's Hay Rakes, and a full line of Farming Implements. CUTLERY, CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. We have in store one of the best selected Stocks ever imported into the Territory, and the trading puplic will fnd it to their advantage to get our prices befo e buying elsewhere. STORAGE AND COMMISSION. Corner of Front and Bond Sts., Fort Benton. A CARD TO THE PUBLIC. -o We wish to announce to the teople of Benton, and to the general public, that our stock o Winter Goods is now complete. We extend a cordial invitation to all to call and examine our Stock and Prices. We carry the largest stock of GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, CAPT, BOOTS, SHOES, Trunks, Valises, Rubber and Gum Boots, Rubber Clothing, Arctic Shoes, Monitors, Snow Excluders, Lined Gloves and Lined Mittens of all kinds, German Socks, Shoe and Boot Packs, Wool Boots, Etc., in Benton, and make it a special point to' sell cheaper than any other House in the trade in Montana. A full line of Chinchilla, Beaver, Casimere, Worsted, California Blanket and Buffalo OVERCOATS AND ULSTERS, ing opened. We have marked them low down. They must be all sold out by the 1st of January. Our Wholesale Department is Always Complete. "Strictly Honest Treatment and One Price for All," is our motto. Orders by mail orc press will be carefully filled without delay. HIRsHBEIRG & NATHAN, Front St., Fort Benton, M. T. BAKER & DeORIMIER, WoxLESALB ANDM RRTEXL DEALURs 13 Dry Goods & Notions MAIN STREET, BENTON. w aU ia~i f.ar- ;a ;ttenti.n ., on~ 8..UO, O ,i O:K which is tleimplt in tob . W6 are now showing an elegant -Riigaelp a5ar P~)strPtr'gs. .amanslbg to Order. M sre tIkes for thn Celebrt iaU, t,. ORDERS O4 PtWLLY FILLED. -..- -r.~..l,;i;~i. -L *! -i~~~ ;rl*-l?~i1~dLtLL*.U