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GATHERING the nut harvest.
tho An Antamn IiuluHtry Amnn Farmers of (he AUeffhauies. [Port Jervis, N. J , Cor. New York Tribune.] An industry of considerable import ance among 1 lie farmers of this part of the country : ,♦# this season is that of nut gatliering. Îmo are chestnuts, hick ory nuts, bl*ek walnuts, hazlenuts and butternuts ; and they have commercial value respectively in the order named In about two weeks more chestnuts will begin to come into the markets. The first installment will consist of but a few quarts. They will probably come from the farm of Widow Cndde back, near here, and will probably bring 25 or 30 cents a quart. The price lor early chestnuts varies from $5 to $8 per bushel—depending somewhat on their quality as well as upon the pros pects of a large or small crop. At present tho/o is a great uncertainty as to what this crop will amount to. The burrs were plentiful and were filling bicer'y until checked by the drouth and the protracted cold, but tho nut does not seem to be filling well now. And so the cbuncott are that tbs crop will not be a very large nor good one ; in which case the price ]>er bushel is not likely to fall much below $4. When these nut* are plentiful the price sometimes falls h» $2 and very rarely to $1.50 per bushel There is a popular belief that tho chestnut burrs do not burst until touched by a sharp frost. This error is so easily dissipated by a little obser vation that one is surprised to hear farmers calculating upon an early har vest of nuts following an early frost. The burrs crack only upon maturing. There have already been several heavy frosts hereabouts, but the nut, not yet being ripened, has not fallen to the ground, and it will be nearly two weeks ere any will be brought into the markets. Hickory nuts will he very plentiful this year. They have bee.i scarce for tome years, and the prices have ranged from $2 to $3 per bushel. The first nuts this year will bring probably $2 a a bushel in the local markets, and after that they will rapidly decline in price, so that it is not unlikely that they can be purchased for 50 cents a bushel by the middle of November. These nuts will come into market about October 1. Black walnuts are also comparatively plentiful this year, although becoming more scarce every year. The producer rarely gets over 75 cents a bushel for these lints, and the average price is from 20 to 50 centä, although they are occasionally a drug in the market at 10 j cents. ßuttornuts are not as plentiful as in | former years, but as they possess only a i trifling mercantile value, no account is made of their scarcity. They rarely bring over 10 or 15 cents a bushel, but they possess a pleasant taste, and are to be found in the larder of every well-reg ulated farm house for winter use. The liazlenut (Corylns Americana) is plentiful this year. This nut is but a trifle smaller than the European filbert (Corylns Avcllana), is nearly as deli ciousj but possesses a tougher shell. It lias no standard commercial value, though it sometimes brings 50 cents and even $1 a bushel among those who desire the nuts for winter use. In Sullivan and Delaware counties beechnuts are occasionally plentiful. They are shaped like buckwheat ker nels. and are very sw eet-flavored. While having no commercial value, they are highly prized by the inhabitants, many of whom gather and eat them during the winter. When these nuts are abundant gray squirrels and pigeons are usually plentiful, and that proves to be the case this year in reference to squir refis, which hunters are bagging by the huadxed. Swiss Salaries an'* Incomes. [Exchange.] Large fortunes are rare in Switzer land, and the salaries of public fnnetu aries are very modest. The president of the confederation receives for his ser vices only $3,000 a year; few judges re ceive more than $1,250, and there is probably no bank manager in the couu trv with a salary of more than twice that amount. A man with au income of $2,500 is considered very well off indeed, and to have $5,000 a year is to be "pass ing rich." It is related of Thaddens Stevens that shortly after his removal to Lancaster in 1842 he heard of the sad prostration of an old friend in York, a lawyer, who, pressed by hard necessity, had diverted to his own use $300 due to a certain widow client, hoping soon to regain his financial footing and repav her. But "unmerciful disaster, followed fast and fol owed faster, * until the poor fellow's mental distress was actually lulling him. Mr. Stevens hunted up the client, paid lier from his own pocket the $3*00, obtained her re ceipt. and went to see his friend. ' Halloa! old fellow", he exclaimed, on entering his office, "you must wake up. Don't be down-hearted. Say, don't you suppose you've really gone and paid that woman and tuen forgot all about it ?" A despairing shake Of the bowed head was the only ropy. "Well, I b? - Revo you did, and Pm coing to look through your papers and see if I can't find the receipt." Then ho proceeded to ransack some pigeon-holes, and a moment later exclaimed : "Well, if you're not the biggest fool I ever heard of! Look here, old man. Wliat is this V** So saying he showed the receipt to his astonish' d friend, who thereupon recov ered his »-pints, uik. happily. Lis busi ness fortunes rlso. Afterward lie repaid M*\ Stevens, and tho latter never was able to find out Lo.v his generosity had bten delated THIS SPACE IS RESERVED FOR THE APOLLO SPRINGS 7 LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. A. LANDT, Prop. CURRAN & LENIHAN, -dealers in Groceries and Provisions AND ALL KINDS OF GRAIN-FEED. Sole Agents for the Cele brated Fargo Best Flour. CORNER OF MAIN AND LEWIS ST.. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA to a j | i This spa^e Rcscivcd for P. FLANNERY. PARMER'S Sals Association. mhe above association is formed for the purpose JL of sell ini; at public auction all kinds of il Ü M HARNESS. SADDLES AND II Agricultural Implemnets, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, ETC. ENTRY FEES: Single horse.....&l - 50 Team............ 2.50 Cattle............ 1.00 Wagon .......... 1.50 Buggies ......... 1.50 Sapdies.......... 50 Harness.......$ 50 Hogs......... 1.00 Sheep....... 25 Farming fpm.. 50 H ou scool d goods 10 per cent. Other goods 5 per cent. The Sale will take place at Billy Miles' Livery Stable on SATURDAY, APR. 26. .Allentries must be made between 9 and 11:30 a. m. on day of sale. Sale to commence at 1 p. m. A. L. LOVE, President, RICHARD T. DABNEY, Secy. S. L. HOLLIDAY, Treasurer. Lower Main Street FEED CORRAL, Billy Miles, Frop. BALED IIAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS fur sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable ST. LOUIS BEER HALL! CHAS. MOORE, Trop. Beer by the glass, qnart or keg. All kinds of cheese and sausage lunches. — ALSO — GAMBLING HOUSE, Where nothing but square lowed. dealing is al - o 0 V* g m r-t ** © b* OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. BlacMMtg and Wagon mating. ALL WORK WARRANTED! Special Attention Given to oeing. Shop on B Street. P.'T, PADDEN & CO, R. C. Griffith, FOR B LACKSMITHING. He makes a specialty of h *rse shoeing. LaBarre's wagon shop one dour east of b.icksimth shop. Job work of all kinds neatlv and promptly done. Shop at the lower end of Alain Street. MILWAUKEE Ecer EEa.ll 1 J. KICHER, Proprietor. Main Street. Livingston. FRESH BEER Always on tap. Also all kinds of Cheese and Sausage Lunches. GOING EAST —OR— GOING. WEST No matter which, the t By. IS YOUR LINE, As it will take you in either direction between ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, DULUTH, G LYNDON, MOORHEAD, FARGO, CASSLETON, VALLEY CITY, JAMESTON. MINNE WAUKAN, (DEVIL'S LAKE,) MILNOR, LA MOURE, BISMARCK, MAN DAN, GLENDIVE, BILLINGS, LIV INGSTON, Yellowstcao Rational Fart. Helena, IM. T., DEER LODGE, BETTE CITY, MISSOULA, SPOKANE FALLS, WALLA WALLA, THE DALLES," Portland, Or., Olympia, New Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, 15. C., all points in British Columbia, and Alaska, Salem, Albany, and Ilosebrrg, Or. pppipTnliop That the Northern Pacific Railroad RüIiiGillUOl runs the only Emigrant Sleepers, The only Day Coaches, the only Pullman Sleepers and the only Dining cars between St. Paul and Portland, Oregon. Elepant Ilorton Chair Cars arc ru». between Duluth und Brainerd. Full information-in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained tree bv addressing CHAS. si. FEE, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn. — THE — Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway is the short line from St. Paul and Minneapolis, via La Crosse and Mil waukee, to CHICAGO and all points in the eastern States and Canada. IT IS TIIE ONLY LINE Under one management between St. Paul and Chicago, and is the finest equipped railway in the Northwest. IT IS THE ONLY LINE Running Pullman Sleeping ears. Palace Smoking cars and the finest Dining cars iu the world, via the famous P.IVEIt BANK ROUTE, Along tlie shores of Lake Pepin and the beautiful Mississippi river to Milwaukee and Chicago. Its trains connect with those of the northern fines in Union Depot at St. Paul. NO CHANGE OF CARS Of any class between St Paul and Chi cago. For through tickets, time tables, and full informationaipply to any coupon sicket «gent in the northwest. S. S. Merrill, A. V. H, Carpenter, General Manager. Genl Pass. Agt T. Clark, G. H. HE AFFORD. Genl Supt. Asst Genl Pass. Agt Milwaukee. Wis. W. H. Dixon, General Northwestern Pas senger Agent, St/ Paul* Minn . the grand all to CEO. W. METCALF & CO., Feed and Sale Stables, CORNER MAIN AND CLARK STREETS. FINEST "TURNOUTS" IN THE CITY, Tourists and Travelers carried to or from the remotest points with safety and dispatch Horses, Mules, Harness and Wagons bought and sold. SEED OATS, Baled Blew, Stock boarded by the day or week. Spectal attention given to Gentlemen Drivers. Terms as reasonable as any in the city. Call and see ns. ■■ JL.___ I ___? I. OESCHEL & BRO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, Giothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Slices, Tobacco and All Kinds of Smokers'^Articles. JOBBERS IN Wines, Liquors and Cigars. AGEMTS FOR Ph. Best Keg and Bottle Beer, Western Cigar Co., Detroit, Mich., Calm & Bergman, Merchant Tailors, Wilson Bros., Chicago Shirt Makers. LIVINGSTON and MILES CITY. FRANK WHITE'S GAMING HALL! AMD S PLE EOOHS. The ONLY first-class estab lishment of the kind in the city. The Best Cigars and Liquors in the W est, [iviih court eous attendants to wait upon visitors • ! -AT N. EBERT'S Wood Yard, Back of the Metropolitan Hotel. Wood Sawed and Split any Size you , may wish and Delivered. N. EBERT. The Revere House, .j . ? * r • , . ' t » . jf . . :!|W lli :• ' * / • * 4 / * IP. H. Mloriteigiie. Prop. NEW MANAGEMENT AND REFURNISHED. Clean Beds, Dining Room Always Neat and Tidy, and Tables Supplied with Wholesome Food. BAR IN C0JVJVECT10N WI1H HOUSE. :GAT THE GATE OF WONDERLAND! The House Par Excellence. The Livingston Hotel LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. The Largest and Most Commodious, accommodating double the number of guests of any other hotel in the town. An excellent cuisine; the table sup plied with all the luxuries of the season. Parlors and Rooms fitted up with all the comforts of a home, with polite and courteous attendants. Special at tention given to Tourists and Travelers, and information freely given relative to the innumerable wonders, and different routes through the Great National Park. A Free Bus attends the arrival and departure of all Trains. Choice Wines. Liquors and Cigars at the Bar in connection with the House J. IP. 3STOEAYIST,; Bro-or TERMS rea!>oxai;le. 4