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TUE GlA1NT't! HOME.
Where Captain and Mrs. Bates Fint Plenty of Room and Comfort. Captain and Mrs. Bates, the giant couple, are, in a certain sense, the most prominent people in Ohio. They are pretty sure to bt prominent wherever they are. The Captair once went in bathing off the Jersey coast, and be says the fishermen put out in boats tc harpoon him, because they thought he was a whale. But this may be a fish story. They certainly form the highest geographia;al points in the neighborhood of their home at Seville, Ohio. Mrs. Bates is a trifle the high. er, but, as height is touchy point with giants she, out of delicate feeling for the Captain, rarely refers to this tact, or else arributes it to her coiffure. Their home at Seville is the place for which they long when they are on their travels. It is not surprising that per sons nearly eight feet tall, and broaw in pro portion, do not find a berth in a sleeping car conveniently roomy or feel quite safe at table d note on cane bottom chairs. There fore it is that their spirits rise when home ward bound. As they pass through the door of the railroad car at their home station they stoop for the last time before they again go traveling. A coach drawn by eight stout Norman horses is in waiting. It is about as broad as the roadway, and the wheels are about as large as those on the ponderous wa gons used to haul granite or marble shafts. When they are comfortably seated the coach man cracks his whip, and the vehicle goes lumbering along toward the giants' house, a little way out of the town. Other drivers on the road, seeing the giants' equipage coming, take down the itnce rails and drive into the adjoining fields until the enormous vehicle has passed. An immense stone building looms up and soon the carriage is pulled up in front of the entrance. If an ordinary sized person ' with the giants they kindly give him a boost or two up the steps. Tuea they pass stately and erect through a hall ten feet high. The head of a person of medium height would about reach to the door knob. They enter a spacious hall, and go from there to a parlor with doors also tea feet high, and windows in proportion. The chairs are so large that ordinary mortals have to climb into them as babies have to climb into their high chairs. In the sitting room the piano is the only piece of furniture of ordinary size; but it is mounted on blocks about three feet high, so that the key board is up in the air. Thus the giant couple manage to escape annoyance from visitors with musical proclivities. In this room are two huge rocking chairs. In one of them the Captain deposits his 478 pounds, and placidly contemplates his wife sewing the seatns of many yards of silk fof a new dress with regulation train. On the table is a large album containing photographs of hundreds of fellow curiosities-bearded women, two-headed ani four. legged women, giants, dwarfs, living skeletons, and the like all of whom the couple know intimately. Next to this room, in which they take their meals, is their bedroom. The bedroom which is the smallest of the rooms, contains a bed ten feet long, and broad in proportion. There is also a bureau, with a glass'as large as the wall of an ordinary room. All the furniture is of mahogany and highly tinished4 the giants having spared no expense.. Visi tors' quarters are up stairs, where the rooms and furniture are of ordinary size, as is also the dinner service, for the giants are not large eaters. The farm comprises 160 acres of cultivated land, and the Captain takes great pleasure in busying himself around the place. He is re spected in the neighborhood, and noted for his cour:csy and hospitality. The Greas L~itti Jay Gould. The country is full of doings of this great little man. Personally he is one of the poorest specimens of the genus homo one would see in a day's journey on the streets of a large city. He is not much over five feet two inches in height, and weighs about 100 pounds. He is a sickly man, always taking medicine. He is unimpressive in man ner and has a daozed, shamed look, as though he dreaded criticism.* He is dark, swarthy, and his face has a Jewish cast. He was called on to speak recently at a railroad meeting in Boston, but he simpered and stammered like a schoolboy. He could only utter a few words, when he sat down con fused. Yet this little, feeble, sickly-looking fellow is one of the most daring speculators of the age, and the most wonderful manipu lators of stoclks known to the history of Wall street. He controls properties estimated to be worth $400,000,000. . Nobody, not even himself, can tell how much he is personally worth; but the disposition is always to exaga gerate the fortunes of operators. Ln addition to his gigantic railway enterprises, this man owns the telegraphic system of the country and through it has the press of the whole na tion by the throat. Made time Gilds Mad. * An Iowa editor has raised a hornet's nest about his ears and 'will probably have to leave the 8taw, all on account of &n unfor tunate accident 1n "making up" his paper. It seems there was a concert given by young ladies of the city; and the gallant young edi tor wrote it up in splendid shape. The sanme day he had visited a herd of short horn cattle owned by a farmer in the vicinfty~ and he wrote up the cattle also. The crosa-eyed foreman of the office got the two articles mixed up as follows: "The concert given last evening by sixteen of Storm Lake's most beautiful and interesting young ladies was highly appreciated. They were elegantly dressed and sang in a most charming man ner, winning the plaudits of the entire audi ence, who pronounced them the finest short horns in the country. A few of them are of a rich brown color; but the majority are spotted brown and white. Several of the heifers were fine-bodied, tight-limbed ani mals, and promise to prove good property." Tie Pleasures of Business. No human mind is contented without oc cupation. No human soul is satisfied with out an aim or purpose in life. The greatest success in life consists not in the mere accu mulation of riches, but in being able to ac quire wealth, with a disposition to apply it in such a manner that it shall be a comfort amid blessing to others-not in. the mere giv ing away of money, but in putting people in a way to labor and help themselves. There is no pleasure in oppression. There is no joy in grinding and exacting gold from the poor; but there is a great deal genuine satis faction in being able to offer steady and hon orable employment to the many willing hands that have nothing to do. When a business man has the right kind of purpose in life he enjoys his occupation, he feels a just and worthy pride in his property, he is pleased with the respect and gratitude of those whom he directs and controls in the management of his affairs, and he feels that in benefit Dg himself he is conferring favor upon others. Marriage on tahe Fiy.. Not long since a couple presented them selves to a Dooly county justice of the peace, intimating that they desired to be married as soon as possible as the girl's parents were opposed and would soon be present to stop proceedings. The justice looked at the couple, and turning to the persons who were with him first, said: "Hold on boys till I bitch this team;" then to the an xious pair: "John, you want to marry Moire ?" "Yes, sir, quick!" was the reply. "Mollie, you want to marry John ?" "That's what I'm here for, and the sooner the better." The justice then asked all parties present to rise. "Now, John, ketch hold of Mollie's hand; Mollie ketch hold of John's hand. Now you are hitched, and in the power gin me by the State of Georgy and the United States, and by the goodness of God I pronounce you man and wife; and what this court has joined let nothing bust asunder, if so let him be maranatha. Go forth, multiply, bring forth and replenish upon the faith of the earth. Amen !" Hospusality. Over beyond Strasburg I came upon a far mer sitting on a log in front of a house which I at first took to be a stable, because a mule stood with his head inside. He had an acre or two of clearing on the hillside, but he was a hard-up man and no mistake. I dismount ed to talk with him about the battlefield of Cross Keys, and after a bit he said: "Stranger, i'd invite ye to dinner, but I presume you don't relieh dodgers and bacon." Then we talked a little more about Fre mont's troops, and he said: "Stranger, i'd like to feed that boss, but my old mule has hyd to browse mighty fine to keep on his legs this fall." a Then we talked about Stonewall Jacks an and his march up that road, and the farmer branched off with: "Stranger, I would like to offer ye a drink o' suthin' warming, but the fact is I hain't seen a pint o' whisky since the war." Then I inqu1ired how far it was to Pt. Re public, and whether the bridge had been re built, and he answered me and added: "Stranger, I do feel as if I orter ask ye in to see the family, but the old woman's down with chills, Sal's off over the ridge, and the fire went out an hour ago."~ I mointed my horse and handed him a cigar. That broke him up. He turned it over and over, looked up and down the road and from me to the house, and finally seized my leg and exclaimed: "Stranger, I'm poor and way down and sometimes wicked, but i'm right thar' when a man calls my hand ! I can't feed ye or warm ye, nor give ye whisky or totacker, but if ye doni't get off'n that hoes and come over to the spring and have some water with me I'll never forgive ye on airth." And we drank to his luck. Host Valuable Real Estate la ihe World. Mr. J. H. Glover has purchased the prop erty at the corner of Wall and Broad streers, New York, for $128,000. As the building covers a lot only 30 by 16 feet, this is the largest price ever paid for any property of similar dimensions in this couxitry. Register Docharty, referring to this sale, said: " You may safely state that not only in this coun try hut in any country in the world, never was so large a price paid for a building and plat of the same esiz ." Senator Frye, of Maine, is said to be the youngest looking graindfatherith Washington. H.4 Ips seven grandchildr n, and al ways likes tofiavtr themi atbot im . "I couldn't watt I any longer," heaa4the thr day, "and senit word to have one ot them sent down here froam iltie.". He c.t 4t*-f4.' vreat old -and Mrs Frey bas been constantly-busy 2 ever attie, ineA , fdalem 5s4nd jacket t sleeves. 1882. Coulson Line! Will run several of the Fastes and Best Boats on the Missouri this season. Leaving Bismarck and Benton twice a week. Rates for the East or West furnished on ap plication. The Coulson Line this year will maintain its excellent reputation for the prompt deli very of freight consigned to their line at any point on the river. For Freight or Passenger rates, apply to : D. W. MARRATTA, Gen. Supt., Bismarck, D. T. W, S. WETZEL, Agent, Benton, Mont. Cross The River AT THE Benton Ferry Upper Crossing. Our boat has been put in first-class order and we are prepared to cross the travel ing public without delay DAY OR NIGHT. The crossing of heavy freight teams and loos' sto'k a aoecliaty, the boat being supplied w tti railings and gates, and filly adapted for any kind of work. D. G. Browne & Co. MEE BROSI BENTON, - - MONTANA. All work in onr line executed withe dispatch and in workmanlike style. Frelghrers who want their wagons re. paired, or animals shod, will find it to their interest to call and see us. A general line of Blacknanmthing done in the best style of the art. MEE BROS. CoRNER MAIN AND ARNOUX STREETS. W. C. JONE S, Carpenter and Joiner GENERAL JOBBER. SawB Filed and Furniture Repaired. SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS TO ORDER. All ordera prnmptlv fillled. Shop on Franklin Street, above T. R. Collina' re~sidence. FT. BE1NTONt. - - IUVIOTAVA. MANN'S R ANCII, The co dest, most eomfortablin and best s0to~ping place on'thw~arker road. 8plendid accommnodations, -oo roomu, a weit stocked bar ink every attsutlou given to Transient Stock. tIfaeit a point to recfis j*atresqusea4ttat SULLIVAN & GOSS, Harness and Saddle MANUFACT U RER , Front Street, Benton. Mont. g5'We keep a full line of Saddlery Hardware, Collars, Whips, Blankets and Coronas. Saddle-Trees of every description. including the celebrated IRON FORK and LIVE OAK TREES. Particular attention paid to the manu facrure of TEIAS, COLORADO, CHEYENNE AND IONTANA STYLE STOCK SADDLES, Also all grades of Harness, from the Lightest to the Heaviest, suitable for Stock men, Ranchmen, Freighters and others. No Mach ne Stitched Work in our Stock I Ladies' Saddles always on hand. Highest Cash Price paid for Hides, Furs, Wool and Peltries. Prompt attention paid to orders by mail and satisfaction guaranteed. 1881. ESTABLISHED 1876 L. H. ROSENCRANS, -:MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN: SA LE HARNESS, SADDLERY2 HARDWARE. Black Snatke Whips, Hobbles, 3 California Lashes, Halters, Curry Combs, Riding Bridles,; Horse Hrush'es, Side Saddles, MexIcan Spurs, Horse 8iankets,) Block Stirrups, Surcingles,; Slipper Stirrups, Horse Collars, tret B .u td stirrups Harness Soap, Plaited Rr lie Rens., Feed Bags, Picket swivels. Whip Stalks, GEv yes aun 1Y1ittens, Tents, Harness Oil, CLnches, Mills, Leak & Co.'s G1oves ad Iittels. Cor. Front and Bond Sts., - Fort Benton, Montana. WRIGHT & EDWARDS MININ CCOMPAN'T OFFICE, FORT BENTON, MONTANA. - 0- CAPITAL, $1,000,000. 500,000 SHARES. SOwn the Wright & Edwards Mines and Mill Site Attached. -0 TRUSTEES: JoHN w. PoWER, H. L. WRtIGHI', JoscEPH S. HILL, 7. E. COLLINS 3. 3. DONNELLY. JOSEPHf S HILL, President. 3. J. DONNELLV, tsecretary. H. L. WRIGHT, Vice-President. T. E. COLLINS, Treasurer. A limited number of shares of Treasury stock is offered for sale at 50 cents per share until further advainced without n'otice. DAVIDSON & MVOFFITT, Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS, SADDLES Saddlery larciware, Etc., Etc. WOOL SACKS, TWINE, SHIEEP SHEARS, TENTS, ETC. Agent for Hill's CONCORD BUG*GY AND TEAM IIARNESS. -0 Cash Paid for Hida, T"i'rs, Peltries, Wool, E o., Etc. Repairing Neatly ..C Promptly Done. OVERLAND HOTEL Front Street, Fort IBenton. This pot alar Hotel is situated in the centre 'of the town, convenient to the buuiness houses; ano opposite the stearaboat landing. A number of New Rooms have been recently added, and nothing is left undone which will contribute to the comfort and convenience of guests. JOHN HUNSBERtGER, PROPRIETORa. ALL COACHES RUNNING INTO PORT BENOII ARRIVE ATAND DEPART PROx THIS HOTELr.