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THE MYSTERIES OF THE SURF.
A 8outhern Visitor's Experiences and Re flections. Surf bathing is a revelation! 1 went in with a lovely and modest woman from the North, with whom I had but a short acquaintance, although I had seen a good deal of her. As we stood await ing the coming of a huge wave she clutched my arm, and poising herself on one foot, bended the other leg, and pull.d her stocking over her knee-try ing vainly to make it cover :t strip of white. She thought nothing of this, neither did I. In an instant the wave was on us, and we were riding the swell as happy a s a pair of ducks. That evening this lady went sailing with the same party that had been bath ing with her in the morning. As she stepped over the side of the boat she ex )posed about four inches of her pretty silk stockings, and her face was crinm soned with shame and mortification. Now, why this difference? It was ex actly the same limb that had been ex posed to the knee all the morning with out any thought of' confusion. As I came into the hotel corridor yesterday a young lady screamed: "Shut the door! Quick! There's so lmebiody com) ing!" She had put on her bathing suit for a trial trip in her mothers' room, and was horrified that a nman should see her in that fix. A half hour later she and I were lying on the beach, the waves pur ling over us at every throb of the sea, and she, with her shapely figure bended, was writing her name in the sand with her toes, while her merry laugh rang above the roar of the waves. But if the dressing on the beach and the unconsciousness with which the most modest of girls stand the exposure consequent upon it is remarkable, the conduct of a crowd in bathing is still more so. That is the miracle of social life, I think. The girls clad in this prankingly pretty dress-the passing pressure of the waves outlining the curves of the body-with the warm flesh glowing and throbbing beneath the sin gle garment-the girls thus attired run hlnd in hand in the water with their sweethearts, and rgmp and frolic, and are ducked and hauled out by the feet, or are clasped around the waist, or catch the fellows alx,ut the neck as a big wave comes-and yet there is not the slightest prurient suggestion, and no hint; of gallantry. I " don't believe a scandal was ever born in the surf. I cannot conceive of a sentimental atitude amid the rolling breakers. F noted at one of the resorts several days ago the handsomest woman I ever saw on the beach. She was tall and slender, but divinely fobrmed. Her pretty head was poised like a queen's upon a swan-like neck that swelled into snowy ,ust and shoulders. A bathing shirt, loosely tied about the neck and without sleeves, gave perfect play to her superb body. Black silk stockings and feet that left perfectly outlined footprints set regularly in the sand at about thirty degrees divergence. There was some thing royal in the unconscious grace and beauty of this woman as she walked into the water the cynosure of a hundred eyes. Utterly dwarfing her escort, she seemed disregardful of his presence, and when the foam was clustering about her knees, raised her gleaming arms above her head, and went like a flash into the body of an incoming breaker. Atlanta Constitution. Independent Widow Loveless. On one of these hay ranches of several hundred acres lives the widow Loveless, a remarkable woman. Less than the mnedium heigu.t of her sex, but muscular as a man, she carries on the business of hay and cattle raising. She dresses in man's attire, and there is nothing to de note her sex, save her auburn hair, which hangs in wavy ringlets over her shoulders. She rides and uses the lasso as skillfully as a vaquero, and lives alone since her husband, a loveless scapegrace, left her bed and board a year and a half ago, taking several of her best horses. She has no false delicacy about her at-. tire, but gives as a reason for wearing the breeches that she has to do a man's work, and finds it more convenient to dress like one than to wear the usual gab of her sex. She oject t to paying poll tax, though the assessor insists that she must do it if she conttiues to dress like a man.- Winnemuca `Selver State. Too Much Mother-in4aw. "Are you truly sure that we always can be ashuy ud coee. tou gether) Wi ? Dyo`i eiyb v that you can give up. a1 the wo it. 'aaities and settl ri ( 4 model huband should, love? You neve wls to stay out atl night 'w t? " _tw " You will never, never sigh for some other fairer than I? You will never read :me poetry that you sent to your first love and hint that you can only love once in a lifetime? You will never call me by some other girl's name in your sleep? Ah, you will never do that, will you darling. "tWell, you just copper any one to lose that says I wlll," he whispered, throw ing his off arm around her more or less supple form and giving her one on the lips for luck. "You will always tell me everything that passes in your busy life, darling? You'll have no secrets from your own little wife? Not a single little tiny'one, you are quite sure? You will let lme read all your letters, and tell me all about your business? We shall be truly and really one in everything, shall we not, duckyo' "Well, I'm just taking all they put up old gal, that we will," he said, giving her another plump upon the lips, with a good hug thrown in by way of interest. "You will never smoke in bed, or re fuse to make calls, or dislike mother, or compel me to ask you for money, or be cross because I have a headache in the morning, or-" "See here, sis," he chipped in, as his arm relaxed his hold about her form, I should like to ask you a question be fore we splice. Just one, and then you may fire 'em in on me to the end of the last quarter." "What is it, darling?" she chirped, getting hold of his hand and putting the arm about her once more. "You'll go your last chip you'll give it to me straight?" he whispered. "You can trust me always, love," she lisped. "Well, then, on the dead level, are you a maid or a widow?" "Why you horrid thing! Of course I ---I've never been married," she sobbed. "How could you ask me such a question?" "Well, I kinder thought I dropped to too much knowledge in your questions," he replied. "When did you catch on to such wisdom, little one?" "Oh, mamma told me to ask you-" "That whip-saws me," he said; "some body else can have my chair. There's too much mother-in;law in this deal for me to play it out." And he skipped. A Card Player's Sermon. Man's life is a game of cards. First it is 'cribbage.' Next he tries to 'go it alone at a sort of 'cut, shuffle and deal' pace. Then he 'raises' the 'deuce' when his mother 'takes a hand in,' and con .trary to Hoyle, 'beats the little joker with her five.' Then with his 'dia monds' he wins the 'queen of hearts.' Tired of 'playing a lone hand' he ex presses a desire to 'assist his fair 'part ner,' 'throws out his cards' and the clergyman takea a ten dollar bill out of him' on a pair.' She 'orders him up' to build the fires. Like a 'knave' he joins the 'clubs' where he often gets 'high,' which is 'low' too. If he keeps 'straight' he is oftentimes 'flush.' He grows old 'bluff,' sees a 'deal' of trouble when at last he 'shuffles' off his mortal coil and passes in his cheeks and he is 'raked in' by a 'spade,' life's fitful 'game' is ended, and he waits the summons of Gabriel's 'trump,' which shall 'order him up.' RUBBING A HORSE BY MACHINERY. The Latest I nvension in the Street Car Barns. "Want to-see a horse groomed by ma chinery?" asked Superintendent At wood of the street ear lines. "All right, get into this carriage then," and the re porter joined Col. West, Mr. Hazard and others in a drive to the University avenue barn. President Lowry and other gentlemen were present, and the thirty horses the stables contain were being one by one subjected to the opera iion of a novel machine about to be in troduced in the stables. It is practically a duplicate of the efficient but exasperat ing instrument with which dentists drill teeth by power. It is larger and has two arms and brushes at the end. By a system of belts and pulleys, these brush es are m e to revolve at a furious rate by power supplied by the old fashioned Cr1CULAIHROWIE POWER outside the barn. Two men-one on either s4 flthen app y the brushes which j with remarkable th-ou ess an ondeul rapidity the dirtiest horse. It took just a minute and a half to run ova i g orset the bam 1 4nofeave of4dhst upon The a mlm entsi eed here A be te s e ry, but the horses overcome their preju dice and evidently enjoy their rubbing. Eight more of the machines are to be procured if satisfactory terms can be made, and they will be placed in all the barns, doing away with the services of about twenty-five employes and saving to the company upwards of $15,000 an nually.-Pioneer Press. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Cannon Farrar says the t3alvatiou army is conmposed of rowdy christains. The ease of the Detroit negro convict ed of marrying a. white girl is to be made a test of the Fifteenth Amend inent. There is a farmer in Ohio who has not sheared his sheep in five years, be cause as he claims, Providence intended the sheep to wear their wool. Sixty-one thousand acres more of Adi rondack lands have been sold to men who will strip them of their timber and spoil them for hunting and fishing. Wilhelmina Rousseau, known to all Philadelphia as a beggar, accumulated about $15,000 in five years, and has re turned to Belgium with her fortune. Buflhlo in Dakota scratch their pon derous foreheads against the telegraph poles so vigorously that much damage and inconvenience are caused to tele graph operators. A negro congregation at Austin, Tex., thought their pastor had their color in mind when he frequently spoke of `'the powers of darkness," and requested him to stop such talk or resign. In the northern part of Chester county Pa., the farmers' boys use snake skins for cart whips. They find the snakes six feet long, and their skins being pre served a while in alcohol, make excel lent whips. An order to the Russian army forbids any officer to wear eyeglasses while in uniform. The fashion for them, which has lately sprung up in the Russian army, has made four-fifths of the officers claimants of bad sight. Deacon Smith of the Mount Calvary Baptist church was fined $2 and costs at Hartford for whipping a brother Baptist who had charged him with a fondness for policy shops. "I'se a bang-up chria tain and brudder Lane's a liar." was the I deacon's defence. Few English statesmen ever visit Ire land, notwithstanding the fact that Irish affairs for the last century have occu pied a great portion of their thoughts. Lord Beaconsfield was never there, and Mr. Gladstone visited it the first time only a few years ago. Even the Indians are becoming pro hibitionists out West. Some of the red men at the Pine Ridge agency, Dakota, hlave asked the agent to post notices of fering $50 reward for evidence by which any person is convicted of furnishing liquor to Indians under the law, and the savages will themselves pay the money. A. B. Clamp, a miner at fan Benlte, Cal., left his family in New England, years ago, and went west to seek his for tune. Having prospered he sent for his wife. He was in the mine when she ar rived, and there she followed him, get ting an affectionate reception. They started to leave the mine, he going in advance, when a part of the tunnel caved in, and she was killed. 3 W. CALDWELL, Assayer, Clendenin, M. T Is prepared to pay the market price for ores.1 .J. DONNELLY, Attorney at Law. Record Building, Fort M. T. Will practice in all the Courts. Prompt attention given to all business. J NO. W. TATTA, Attorney at Law, BENTON, M. T. Office at County Clerk'i Office, Court House building. CONVEYANCING A. PEOIALTY. IAx WATanxAN U. G. MCITZIra. WATERMAN & MoINTIRE, Attorneys at Law, Will practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Spe clal attention given to criminal practice. . ENTON, M. T. - P. ROLFE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, (A m ss# tes with Bders OiaUn.) U.S. 8D. UPT'Y MtL SURVBTOR. Ten years' expeice in goa ent surveying. The best instrument d. I catrance, Min lag, romestea ad all atted to. 4 c; iiT fi"kj tJ YRDICATE HOTEL Fort' Walsh, N. W. T. 7TIfE BE ST HO JE L LV TIE ?OR 7TILWES T Cood Billiard Table. Stable and Corral Accommo dation. IV J. C.ISEE I`. Proprietor. JONES & MERRILL, Contractors and Builders, --ND-- 4GENI MRAI, JOBBERS. Bank, Store an. OMc Fittmnt a Spccialty 'lNINcp G AND ,C'R.OI SAWING. All orders promptly filled. Shop on Frakkiiit street, ,above T E. 4:olthun' recidence. II'l'. RENTO N. - - IONT'ANA WE KEEP IN STOCK THE LARGEST VARIETY OF GOODS IN THE U. C. AND CAN SELL YOUANY ARTICLE FOR PERSONALLOR FAMILY USE, IN ANY QUANTITY AT WHOLESALE PRICE. WHATEVER YOU WANT SEND FOR OUR CATA LOGUE (FREE) AND YCU W!LL FIND IT THERE MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. 227 & 229 WABASH AVENUE, CHICAGO. Cross The River AT THE Ben.ton Ferry U pper C(rossing. Our Ioat hi' hb:en pu' ii first class order and we are pre p irelra rto cross the travel ing publir without delay DAY OR NIGHT. The crossing of heavy freight teams and loose stock a specialty, the boat being supplied with railings and gates, and fully adapted for any kind of work. 0. aC. Browne & Co. New ntP! ew Mana ement! REDUCED RATES THEIlll. entia t,, i hern Eta ge Company U:i a i:. ter .July I. I-2. will run from Benton to Utica, Philbrook, Ubet, Fort Maginnis and intermediate points and M AR TI S D A-LE, Conl ne*titng With stage. for the Yellowstone and Smith River Valleys, over good roads. via Sulphur Springs and Arrow creek, the running time beinu less than half tiat of former schednle,. T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton Agents. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM. A perfect dress ing, elegantlyper fumed and harm less. Removes dandruff, restores natural color and prevents baldness 50 cents and $1 sizes at druggists. FLQOESTON COLOG E, An exquisitely frs grant perfume with exceptlionally lasting propertles. 25 and 75 smats. PARKERRS" INCER TONIC levigorallag Medicine that Never latexicates his delicious combination of Ginger. Buchu, S.drake, Stili a. and many rother of the best +egetable remedies known. cures all disorders of te bowels, stomach, liver, kidieys and lungs, &:is de 4 Beust am Smait buag Care Ever Used. If g yeoarr suffering froin.Female Complaints, Nervousness, Wakefulness, Rheumatism Dyspep. sia, age r any disease or infirmity take Pasrker Ginger Topic. It will strengthen rn and body and give You new life and vigor. PdAtr. u 'ginurions found in Ginger Tonic or fo a ,eo cure. U s Y, VRLPH I&Ott Tanua te.rer. f W Ite, Hai, Iuk ani At I" TO THE Wool Growers OF MONTAN A. We have for sale 150 Pur. Bred Merino R.M. bought from George Campbell, of Werstmintter, Vt.. and selected by us with special rfcerence to the clinm ate of Montana, they being almost entirely free Iroim folds or wrinkles, and havins oil sufficient only for healthy, sound, wool. They are almost the exact type of the Merino Sheep bred by Australian wool-growers. Seventy-five of these Rams were shipped from Ver mont last year and are now over two years old this spring. We also have for sale a few Shropshire Sheep bought from Mr. W. IL. Cochrane, of Compton, Can. ada, the largest importer of fine stock in America. These sheep are one and two years old, and some of them were prize winners in England last year. 'The Shropshire not only stands att he head of all the Enz. lish mutton sheep but they produce a heavy fleece of compact7 medium wooL These sheep are as hardy and prolific as the Southdown, and as quiet in gradzin_ as the Merino. In buying pure brad Sheep we act upon the theory that the only safe way is to deal with well-knowan breeders. We invite wool-growers to examine o.r Sheep and the testimonials of their breeders. PRICES REASONABLE. PARIS GIBSON & SON. FORT BENTON, MONTANA HARNESS SHOP Bention., Wt. T. J ,' Cheyenne Goods, Chaps, Sad dles, Spurs, Etc., Etc., A-Specialty. Repairing done lower than at any other place in the city. L. H. ROSE NCRANS, Corner Fr~ nt and H~ond streetsu, Bento. Livery, Feed and Sale STABLES, Baker Street, Near Main, Irort 1)ernton, fl- oni;tna. Day and Night Herd At Rea onable Bates. HARRIS & STRONC, PROPRIETORS. Atchison's Trading Post S.IX MILES SOUTH OF FORT 1RAGINNIN. A complete stock of General Merchandise, INDIAN GSODS, And Miners' Outfits. Having removed my stock of merchandise froma Ft. Maginnis and added a large and complete invoice of new goods. I am prepared to supply settlers, miners, and travelers with as good goods and at as low figurec as any store in this section of the country outsde of Fort Benton. JNO. S. ATCHISON. BENTON AND HELENA STAGE LINE, Makes Daily Trips Between Benton and Helena, carrying Passengers and Express Coaches leave Benton at 7o'clock every morning, except Sunday. J. M. POWERS, Manager. IB L.POWER8, Agent at Benton. SGA.NS KLEIN, Agents at Helena. Belt Creek Bridge Proposals. Oýmcz or .u CoUNtr Ca vx, CnoTzau CourT-, 3, T. P'OalaeBmxsoN July. 6,188». to build a good and uiubataptial bridge, qad f+m Minig . grang approc is thereto, at a te.t; of elt cmeek, will be at ~thi ofefe ntil no on of the let day of bp. b ands letd ai a4by r- poros Sbe ifeat areaeonsa .by t ohe A Eta ofo inis i·. ~E,4