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An Easy Way Oat of It.
Here is an interesting account by Dr. C. (J. Abbot of the cunning way in which a little bird rebuilt its nest in order to avoid hatching an intruder's egg: . , , "A pretty little fly-catcher, which had taken much pains to build her ne »fc, was in trouble about her own pearly eggs, and through no fault of her own. An impudent cow-bird (Molothru# pecoris of naturalists), too lazy to mak e a nest for herself, or to look uj? £tn old one, or, indeed, to hatch her own eggs, had slyly dropped an egg into the fly catcher'» nest, and then gone oil', quite indifferent as to what became of it. "What the first thoughts of the fly catcher were w hen she saw the in trusive egg. Iam at a loss to conjecture; but the nest itself tells us that the bird was not easily outwitted, ai:d also that the conclusion it finally reached was to get rid of the noxious egg by mak: »g practically a new nest out of the old one. "Now, this fly-catcher, which orni thologists know r as the white-eyed v.reo ( Vireo noveboracencia ), builds a rather fragile, hanging nest, u ually out of fine twigs and strips of thi j bark, all nicely interlaced, but sometimes em ploying also large pieces of newspaper. The nest is suspended to the delicate twigs that grow on the very ends of long, wavy branches. To compensate, therefore, for the considerable motion to which it is subjected wJ en the wi 'd blows, the nest is made very deep, an 1 quite small at the top. So dee}) is it, in fact, that usually w r e cannot detect the sitting bird, unless the nest is looked upon from above. "In the instance of the nest hero described, this great depth of the orig inal structure came nicely into play, for the outcome of the bird's thong its was that to build a new floor to the nest, wlyle it would necessitate leaving two of her own eggs unhalche i, w ould »,lace the unwieldy egg of the interloper down in the basement also, and would thus leave her free to rear her own fam lv, unmolested, on the second floor. This she cunningly accomplished by first placing a stout twig just above the eggs, and then interweaving suitable soft ma terials with the sides of the nest, allow ing their weight to rest upon the twig extending from side to side and project ing beyond them.— St. Nicholas. The English Gentleman. Somehow in England, as nowhere else on earth, a man who is not a "g n tleman" cannot pass muster as one. The standard is everywhere present in En gland. The English gentleman is unique. His bearing is unmistakable. Th<-re is a nameless air about him that stamps him as a gentleman before lie speal The English gentleman is reserved, quiet, speaks in a low r voice, se 7 dmi dogmatizes and when he does it is in epigrams. He a' ways dresses suitabi y ; never violates the propr: ties or b grudges the amenities of life. Under no conceivable conditiyu of temptation does lie ever "swagger." Death wore to him more desirable than tin sus picion of being unreal or a humbug. Beaconsfield had literary instinct in his veins. He had the manners of a ge t tleman from the first. So it was that the aristocracy of England ace-. j.ted him as their leader. He was the great est political genius of this century.— Loudon Correspondent e. R. C. Griffith, FOR BLACKSMITHING. lie makt'8 a specialty of horse shociusr. Wairon shop in connection, and job work of all kinds neatly and promptly done. Shop at the lower end of 31 ainStreet. ^ NPERSON & BORLAND, B L A C K S 3! IT D. Job work and general l»lacksmlthiug done promptly and to order. Wagon and Carriage shop in connection. I> 6treet, Livingston, 3T. T. , C F. H. LORI NG, ^Proprietor of the GrIILiT EDGES SAMPLE ROOMS. CHOICEST WIES. LIQUORS and CIGARS. Princely furnished parlor room in connection. MAIN STREET, - LIVINGSTON. J. A. Wolcott, Propr. Clark Street, - . Old Town. glOPEN DAY AND NIGHT. The Table is Supplied with the Best the Market Affords. Metropolitan SAMPLE ROOM, Main Street, Livingston. Fine Bar and Fixtures. Choicest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. FANCY DRINKS A Specialty. ----- ÎRK 6 BHEKWAS, Wot r' J ' ' ..... ' •4. ■ Mo: Lumfc«' COMPANY. OFFICERS I W. C. Edwards, Prest., St. Paul, KJitn. J. R. Hathaway, Yice-Prost., Billings. Billings. C. A. AVustum, See. and Treas. Wholesale and Retail L'ealers in 1 1 f-1 m hûr f I ÏÀ yü iÜ'WB ■ ■ LATH, SHINGLES, MOULDINGS, SASH, LOOPS, AYINDOAA'S, Building Paper,Etc. YARDS AT Billings and Livingston. F. L. MINTIE, Manager Livingston Yard. for n is in ; t MU*" DE Ali; II IN ®7l3T!r3!>w \/\7 q ce* V V eLiaiaL id » rrs ufj i in ■■s Fine Imported and Do - me Stic f\ & 'eccnd Street, LIVINGSTON, M. T. FRED W. DRAPER, PROPRIETOR OF THE Headquarters liilF Second Street, next to the* Optra House. vP K*B/ Large stock of nothing but strictly first-class LIQUORS, MES AND CIGARS lPlL. Finest Billiard and Pool Tables in file city. 1 JAMES FOWLIE, Proprietor of the Badger State Beer Hall. Finest and largest Hall in the town. MILWAUKEE BEER ON BRAUSET. Second St, LIVINGSTON MONT. -AND LUNCH COUNTER. 0. H. MOOSE, Propr. CM Street, MNfiSTON, MONTANA. Milwaukee Keg Beer Alwayn on Tap and Imported C lieese suit! Summer Saus age Sandwiches. tyGIVE ME A CALL.^2 ; F % •4. r; WILSON'S CARDEN, Near Railroad Bridge. the fatalonw Ai way» on Hi of I way» Bk ■■s - T. THE ST. ELMO Hestaurant Is the list ]dace in the city lor a first-class meal, sta ved at all hours. GARRETT & MURRAY, Proprietors. Main Street, - - Livingston I Livingston, Montana, At the Last Crossing of the Yellowstone River, AND Junction of the National Pftrh Branch R. R. With Alain Line cf N. I\ K. R. in END OF 3 EAUEOAD DIVISIONS. Railroad Company are building Shops I and Round Houses. i Good Bituminous Coal Mines west of the town. ir Clark's Fork's Mines reached from Liv ingston. National Park entered from Livingston. r For plats and information of lots in the Original Townsile and adiue.^nt to the Depot, apply to GENERAL LAN P A GENT N P R. R CO. St.. Paul. Mmn, NICKEUS, WILBUR A 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 care ful drivers furnished if desired. BÜY AND SEIL BORS'ES They are prepared to carry travelers into the Park or to any other point, ahead of all competitors. ! f : on Chirk »treat, When You Leave the Train at Ajigringston, - - Monta* ENQUIRE FOR THE FREE HACK TO Tip; s y M %■) d M V erchants' Hotel The table is supplied with everything the marke t r : ffo r( ] s * , 'ccmmodatioii of ladies, and the house throughout complete with evr* T sarv for the comfort of guests. CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND cic„ , • At the Bar in connection with tîic House. Terms Reasonable. Park Street, Opposite th e p WMMITCHELL Propriété R. :UAT THE GATE OF WONDER^ The House Par Excellence. The Livingston Hotel LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. The Largest and Most Commodious, accommodating double tlipni »i i guests of any other hotel in the town. An excellent cuisine; the mi r ! plied with all the luxuries of the season. Parlors and Rooms litter] 8 all the comforts of ii home, with polite and courteous attendants Si' V' tention given to Tourists and Travelers, and information freely to the innumerable wonders, and different routes through the brew v :l * p ai l s> 0 cuu< ft-Natio A Free Bus attends the arrival and departure of all Trains Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar in connection with the lb, REASONABLE. J. F>. ISTOEATST, Prop] Brunswick Hotel M. C. MURPHY, Propr. guest them This el écran tly appointed and carefully managed hotel is now ready for the mrrliij M 8 - 1 *\ A ( : n T l ri : ft,l,e a supplied m at the BRUNSWICK, Mam street, Livingston, Montan» I Park Street rocerie Star Grocery) IFrop- , CLABK. STREET, - . . . liVING st0J ' DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF and Fancv Groceri Choice Illioote Creamer* Hotter Cigare* Tobae«*