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"No, sfr," said a man who had been arraigned before a cohrt, having been arrested on aoconnt of drunkenness, "I never intended to get drank again." "I suppose not," replied the Judge. I don't suppose that any man intends to make a beast of himselL No usa, sir, in trying to offer excuses. There is no excuse for drunkenness. Don't say that yon met a convivial party, and could not get away. * Don't say that you drank to drown sorrow. Don't say anything, sir, but quietly submit to the fine which I shall impose upon you." "Judge, were you ever drunk." 1 "That makes no difference. You can't znove me to sympathy in that way." "If you had ever been a drinking man, I would bet you $10 that you would not fine me after hearing my tea timony." "I was once a drunkard," the Judge replied, "and I'll take the bet." "All right. Some time ago I took a solemn oath that I would never drink again. I was firm; I could not be in fluenced. A gentleman presented me with a flask of very fine whisky, and I took it home, but never drank a drop of it. I bought a quart of brandy, and did not taste it. I withstood all of these temptations, and during the time my determination grew stronger, but finally I fell." "You have lost the bet," exclaimed the Judge, "and I shall fine you." "Hold on ! I withstood, you under* stand, temptation, but just as I con cluded that I was perfectly safe, I found a bottle of whisky where some fellow had hidden it. Now, sir, I want to know if there is a man in this court room who could refrain from drinking when he finds a bottle?" The Judge trembled. "I want to know, your Honor, if there is a man anywhere who could suddenly slip up on a bottle and not drink?" The Judge shook. "A man may even be sent from a country dance after a fiddle-string and come back sober, but when he gets back and finds a bottle sitting in the corner of the fence, covered by an up right piece of bark and an old back band, won't he drink ?" The Judge quaked. "This is my excuse, your Honor, and I hope you will take a sensible view of the matter." "Young manjf said the Judge, in a tremulous voice, "let me tell you that your excuse overcomes me. When I was a young man, I joined the temper ance cause and soon became known as onefof its lèaders in Arkansaw. I made thrilling speeches, and brought many a man to the altar of sobriety. I had nev er tasted a drop of the vile stuff, having been born its enemy, and my influence was great. One night, while going t keep an appointment, my stirrup leath er broke and, while trying to secure a «trip of hickory bark in the woods, I found a bottle near a tree. I took it up and looked at it.' I was surprised to find myself so close to the enemy. I don't know why, but I turned up the bottle and took a long pull. I pitched my horse and pulled again and again. About an hour afterward I walked into the church swinging a stirrnp and yell ing like a panther. I cut a baldheaded man on the summit of the cranium. Fired by deviltry, I rolled the log steps away from the door, climbed in at the window and drove the congregation out. People tumbled over each other in a shameful manner, and baldheads gleamed in the moonlight. After this I reformed, and did not take another drink until about three weeks ago, when T found another bottle. It was alcohol, but I gulped it down ; I couldn't help it. You have won the bet. Here's your $10 ."—Arkansaw Traveler . HOBBS & LINK, Lively, Feed and Sale Me JLnd. I ; lOorral. Parties outfitted with saddle horse», buck boards or line carriages on short notice, * Terms reason o ble. Gardiner, M. T. F. H. LORINC, Proprietor of the SAMPLE ROOMS. CHOICEST WINES, UQDORSaM CIGARS. Princely furnished parlor room in connection. MAIN STREET. - LIVINGSTON. icoB J. A. W « . w mtl ! Old Town. NICKT. DAY *.vr Ï. '^1 tA • *. » . Montana Lumber COMPANY. OFFICER8 Î W. C. Edwards, Prest, St. Paul, .Minn. * J. R. Hathaway, Vice-Prcst., 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. if a a I a J. MURRAY, DEALER IN Wines and Liquors Fine é Imported mestic and Do - CIGARS Second Street, LIVINGSTON, M. T. FRED W. DRAPER, PROPRIETOR OF THE Headquarters ■ ii Second Street, next to the Opera House. Open Day & Uight. Large stock of nothing but strictly first-class LIQUORS. WINES AND CIGARS. JagT"Finest Billiard and Pool Tables in the city. , L JAMES FOWLIE, proprietor of the State HaU. Finest and largest Hall in the town . : MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT. Second St, LIVINGSTON MONT. St Lou -AND LUNCH COUNTER. 0. E. M00EE, Propr. (M Street, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. lui Milwaukee Ke« Beer Always on Tap and Imported Cheese and Summer Saus age Sandwiches. Er GIVE ME A CALL. Jgg ILSON'S GARDEN Railroad Bridge. the S'* Refresh ;-v .,< ■ ' ... ■: i - THE ST. ELMO Restaurant Is the best place in the city lor a first-class meal, served at all hours. ^GARRETT & MURRAY, Proprietors. Main Street, - - Livingston Livingston, Montana T. in At the Last Crossing of the Yeliowstone River, AND Junction of the National Park Branch R. R. With Main Line of N. P. R. R. END OP 3 RAILROAD DIVISIONS. . Railroad Company and Round Houses. are building Shops Good Bituminous the town. Coal Mines west of Clark's Fork's Mines reached from Liv ingston. National Park entered from LivingstOD. For plats and information of lots in the Original Townsite and adjacent to the Depot, apply to GENERAL LAND AGENTN P.R. R CO. St. Paul, Minn, NICKEUS, WILBUR «& NICHOLS, Jamestown, Dakota, or FRANK BUSH, Agent Land Dept. N. P. R R'. Co. Livsngston, Montana. L. Taylor, Gen'l Townsite Agent. EARLEY & HOLMES, Livery, Feed and Sale Stables. Full rigs or saddle horses to let, and cars-* lui drivers furnished if desired. S : m T0v are prepared to car?/ travel the Park or to tty other point, »held of *p competitor*. 11 -• ' ■k* - SSr ' ... >. • . m BTJY AND SELL BOSSES g=AT THE GATE « WONDER^, The House Par Excellence. The Livingston Hoti LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. The Largest and Most Commodious, accommodating double ti )e n . guests of any other hotel in the town. An excellent cmsine; thetaiH plied with all the luxuries of the season. Pailois and Rooms fitted all the comfort#of a home, with polite and courteous> attendants. . i tension given to Tourists and Travelers, and information freely given .'lI to the innuhierable wonders, and different routes through the Great Park. ' A Free Bus attends the arrival and departure of ail Trai n ^ Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar in connection w ith ti leR J. IP. 3 STOXJ-A. 3 ST, TERMS REASONABLE. Brunswick Hotel M. C. MURPHY, Propr. This elegantly appointed and carefully managed hotel is now ready for the Ter I Travelers seeking neat and comfortable rooms and & well supplied tableful guests. Travelers seeking them at the BRUNSWICK, Main street, Livingston, Montan« When You Leave the Train at Livingston., - - IMIontanj ENQUIRE FOR THE FREE HACK TO THE Merchants' Hote The table is supplied with everything the market affords. Parlors for accommodation of ladies, and the house throughout complete with everythin* sary for the comfort of guests. ï\ CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGAIj At the Bar in connection with the House. Terms Reasonable. Park Street, Opposite the D< WM.MITCHEL L> Proprietor, (9 Pt <1 0 A 4 »1 b Park Street V % % <1 N cerieq mé * $ <s mé FOR -U R. C. Griffith, blacksmithing. KDEBSON A BOBLAND, ■ I % % t : ' 'I; t 4 - : <„ ' -r"' -/ 'I -'S*:."' • -V'V ; BLACKSMITH ? da»e shop C"* i sud 1 <The best stock ot Wines, Liquors be bad in the city. * - fobcb 8 » ^ )N-TON BAR. p. McDonald, Prop^ r Second Street, LIVINGSTON, ^ ALL KINDS OF MINER Artistically Comp° loadd- , K»s Wines, Liters «nd^ «0*» Af*&* A ICE CREAM AT ALL H0l'B s