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A "Retainer" Explained.
The following anecd >te is related of Daniel Webster: When Webster was at the zenith of his career, one clay a gentleman waited upon him to engage liiin for the defense in an importent ease it law—the amount at stake in the suit being $80,000. Having stated the case from his point of view, Mr. Web uter said he was willing to lake it; but the client could not tell exactly u 'hon tlie case would ccme on- "V < ry well," said Webster, "if you retain me for the defense, I will hold myself in readmes«, and will not engage for the T la ntiil. The gentleman asked wlat there* a i ing fee w r ould be. W A thousand uo, lavs." "A thousand dollars 1" ex claimed the gentleman. "Yes. Only think, for a moment, wnat I engage to do, sir. I do not only hold myself at your service in the matter, perhaps for a month or more, but I .debar mvseli from accepting any oiler, uo matter how large, from the plaint iff." The applicant was satisfied with this * ex planation, wrote out a check for the amount, and gave it to the great ex pounder, who, after he had put it iutr his pocket, said : "I will now give you a bit of advice, gratis. If yon can compromise this business upon fair •terms with the plaintiff yon had buter do so. ; ' The client acknowledged uii thanks and took his leave. In a few •days after the gentleman called upon jyir. Webster again and told him tlu-.t i. compromise had been effected, ana tue matter was satisfactorily settled. Mr. Webster duly congratulated his v.sitov ou the result, and would have turne to other business, but the visitor aceim o to have something further on lii miad. "Of course," he ventured, after a pause, "I shall not require your serv ices. Mr. "Webster." "C rtaiidy not, sir." "And—and liow about the c : l ,0'À: I paid you?" faintly a deed t be get îtïe man, who was not quite roe. o; cue î to paying so largo a sum fo; ; serv "C which were never to be rcude i 'Av. "Oh, ah!" responded Da- i d, wii • • y •• blat d smile; "you don't seem to uu i'or stand. It is very simple. T hat W; •S li retaining fee—called in law ; \ refv : !V'V. By virtue of the contract I al so I e g me a retainer. AY hat should I retain , G not my fee?" The gentleman went away, it is s aol thoroughly instructed, if not ou te s. a ißfic'l, with this practical iliu. i ira do u 0. a "retainer." Mississippi 'Skecicrs » The railroad station at Y Iis usa '•PP* Citv is located among the j fines, a .t the way the mosquitos were bi' bit g J i ore, even in April, was enough to kor s > a mule moving. After s.while we g-. t ro talking about tho insects, and i ask< iJ a native of the coimtrv: "Are they thicker than t" lis 1:1 the summer ?" "Thicker! Why, in July there's a mil lion to one!" " And larger ?" "Larger! Why, sir, one of the regu lar 'skecters of this section could carry twenty of these on Ids back a; d sc:Ii fiy high !* I thought I\I down him at onee, and so continued: "Now, sir, answer me trutuiuTv. D you believe that six of your l>iggcs' mosquitos could kill a mule if lie was tied up out here ?" He looked at me iu'amazemeut for t. minute, and then went to the door am; beckoned in the man sitting on a bo. and watching tho horses. When tin man came in, the native said: "William, you remember that air roan mule o' yours ?" "I reckon." "In perfect health, wasn't he?" "He was." "Could run like a deer, and kick like a saw-log ?" "He could?" "Ard he was all alone in a ten-acre lot, William?" "He was." "And two of them mud swamp 'skeet ers got arter him one morning, and run him down and killed him, and devoured both hams and sucked every drop of blood in his body? William, speak up ! r "Stranger, if they didn't then I hope to be chewed to lags!" said William, and lie said it exactly like a man who wouldn't have allowed there were two 'skecters if he hadn't been earnestly convinced of the fact. He walked out doors, and a deep silence fell upon us two, broken only after a long interval by the native saying : # "I've alius kinder suspected that them skeeters had assistance from a hos«s-f!y, but I can't prove it. I kinder think the boss-fly held him down till the mur der was committed !"—r AT. Quad. Men and Soil. "Separated from the soil," said Mr. James Parton, the historian, in a recent lecture, man never yet has succeeded m thriving. At best, without it, he is a potted plant, and some of the pots are miserably small. I have visited many factories in New England, und I find that wherever the operatives have a good-sized garden, with access to pasture for a cow, the people« are healthy, contented and saving. When ev€*r this is the case, the factory popu lation is able to live without actual starvation or extreme destitution in the event of the mills being closed for even a 'long period. Whenever they are sep arated from the soil, as in some of our large and crowded cities, there is squal or, demoralization and despair." God has given man two eyes ; if he lose one he hath another. But m-jui hatii only one soul ; if he lose that, the ]Ohs can never be made up again - Chrysostom. Montana Lumber COMPANY. OFFICERS : W. C. Edwards, Prest., St. Paul, Minn. J. R. Hathaway, Vice-Prest., Billings. C. A. Wustum, Sec. and Treas., Billings. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber ! ! LATH, SHINGLES, MOULDINGS, SASH, DOORS, WINDOWS, Building Paper,Etc. YARDS AT Billings and Livingston. F. L. MINTIE, Manager Livingston Yard. J. MURRAY, DEALER IN Wines and Liquors Fine'* Imported and Do mestic CIGARS Second Street, LIVINGSTON, M. T. FRED W. DRAPER, PROPRIETOR OF THE Headquarters Second Street, next to the Opera House. Open Day & Night Large stock of nothing but strictly first-class LIQUORS, HUES AND CIGARS. g5p*Finest Billiard and Pool Tables in the city. * JAMES FOWLIE, * Proprietor of the Badger State Beer Hall. Finest and largest Hall in the town. I MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT. Second St, LIVINGSTON MONT. LUNCH COUNTER. 0. H. MOORE, Propr. m Street, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Milwaukee Keg: Beer Always on Tap ami Imported Cheese and Summer Saus age Sandwiches. t3P*GIVE ME A CALL..JC3 WILSON'S BEER GARDEN, Near Railroad Bridge. Anything jn the Catalogue of Refresh ment* Always on Hand. THE ST. ELMO Restaurant Is the best place in the city for a first-class meal, served at all hours. l GARRETT & MURRAY, Proprietors. Main Street, - - Livingston Livingston, Montana, At the Last Crossing of the Yellowstone River, AND Junction of the National Park Branch E. R. With Main Line of N. P. R. R. END OP 3 RAILROAD DIVISIONS. and Round Houses. EARLEY & HOLMES, Livery, Feed and Sale Stables. Full rigs or saddle horses to let, and care ful drivers furnished if desired. BUY AND SELL HORSES They are prepared to carry travelers into the Park or to any other point, ahead of all competitors. YtT Stables on Clark street, Livingston Railroad Company arc building Shops For plats and information of lots in the Original Townsite and adiacent to the Depot, apply to GENERAL LAN D A GENT N.P.R. R.CO. St Paul. Mmn, NICKEUS, WILBUR * NICHOLS, Jamestown. Dakota, or FRANK BUSH, Agent Land Dept. N. P. R R. Co., Livsngston, Montana. L. Taylor, Gen'l Townsite Agent. Good Bituminous Coal Mines west of the town. Clark's Fork's Mines reached from Liv ingston. National Park entered from Livingston. !5AT THE GATE Ob WONDLHL The House Par Excellence. The Livingston Hotel LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. S'S'S Tourist to the innumerable wonders, and different loults tluouji the Great X. llio Park. A Free Bus attends the arrival and departure of al! Tr.-j Choice Wines, Liquors and Ciqars at the Bar in connection with th. ^ J. IP. 3 STOX_j-A-I>T, Prcpj TERMS REASONABLE Brunswick Note M. C. MURPHY, Propr. This elegantly appointed and carefully managed hotel is now ready for the recepti fin ( guests Travelers seeking neat and comfortable rooms ana a well supplied table will iin them at the BRUNSWICK, Main street, Livingston, Montana When You Leave the Train at LiiATiiAgston., - - IMontana ENQUIRE FOR THE FREE HACK TO THE erchants' Hotel, The table is supplied with everything the market affords. Parlors for tl? accommodation of ladies, and the house tliroughout complete with everything nuT sarv for the comfort of guests. CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS At the Bar in connection with the House. Terms Reasonable. Prk Street, Opposite the Depot WMJrlIT CH EL L, Proprietor. en h <i 0 A % <1 & 'y 0 Park Street, Î H 1 rocerieS .F Merchant Tailor. Suits made in the Latest Style, and a Sure Fit always guaranteed. Also deafer in Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Etc. _ Livingston. - Montana. _ R. C. Griffith, FOR BLACKSMITHING. He makes a specialty of horse shoeing. Wa^on shop in connection, and job work of all kinds neatly and promptly done. Shop in rear of Wino na Hon*»». ^ NDKRSON & BORLAND, BLACKSMITH. •Tob work and eeneral blacksmithin? done promptly and to order. Wagon and Carriage shop in connection. v B street, Livingston, If. t. £JAFE. ICE CREAM AT ALL HOf'BS. j rifi fd The best stock of Winee, Liquors aaü *• be had in the city. A. L. FORCES. IW B ON-TON BAR. • mr p. McDonald, Pr°p» etor »Second Street, LIVINGSTON ^ ^ all kinds of mixed d* i>k Artistically Compounded r ff*** Fine Wines. Limn» and Ci3^ a;w *