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Sir. Inman Explains an Apparent Lack of Consistency in the Narra tive. [Cor. Home Journal.] Some eighty years ago there lived in a small log house at Peltorna Point, at Pittsfield, Mass., a man by the name of Inman. My grandfather, when I was a small boy, showed me the site of the old house and told me the following story as true: Inman was too lazy to hunt much, but would hang around all day for a drink of rum and ted bear stories. At this time bears were quite plenty in this region and ôften troubled our sheep and com. One fall a nervous, quick stranger came to Col. Lanoey's tavern from Boston to kill a few bears. He stepjjed up to the bar and called for a drink (this, be it remem bered, was way back toward "the good old colony times when we were under the king," and new rum was sold openly for only 3 cents a glass), and inquired where he could go to shoot a bear. This brought Inman to the front—bears? He knew ! The very man the stranger wanted. "Will yon take a drink?' Yes, he wbulti. After telling his wondrous feats in slaughter ing bears, and taking several drinks, the stranger said: "Mr. Inman, how large a bear did you ever see?" Up to this time the admiration was mutual; the stranger had furnished the rum and dinner, and Inman the bears. "Well, sir, the biggest bear I ever see, I killed in 1801. You se ?, I had a fine piece of corn on the side of the hill, and when it got full in the miik a bear began to break it down. I watched him three nights to shoot him, but he kept away. 1 guess he knew me. Well,4>e that as it may, I took my ax and started out to make a bear trap, for when I don't fetch him one way I try another, and there was Mr. Bear breaking down my corn at a great rate. I started for him and he ran down the hill between two rows of corn, and gained on rne every minute till he came to the fence, which was seven feet high, and jumped clear over it into a great snow drift, and went into it all out of sight, and when he poked his head out of the snow I knocked him over with inv ax." "Mr. Inman, that was a queer country where you lived. Corn in the milk on'one side the fence, and a great snow drift on the other." Old Inman stopped and scratched his head, with a puzzled look, and said, very slowly, "I guess, Mister, I have got holt of parts of two stories. " "Dummy" Jewelry and Piute. [Philadelphia Press. ] "Do people ever try and 'fool'you with dummy jewelry?" the reporter inquired. "Ah." said the old man, sighing pathetic ally, "there are many wicked people in the world, and I get my share of their visits. Bogus rings come here, in shoals. When I tell those who bring them that they are made of brass, they say they weren't aware of it before, and that they bought them for the genuine article. I see plenty of brummagem coins, too. Lots of the gold guineas and for eign pieces of gold worn on watch-chains are cheap imitations, and when their owners are in difficulties they must pledge them or sell them outright to a man like me. I tell you I have to be pretty smart to meet the 'crooks.' Sometimes fashionable people dart in here, and after looking around to see that there is none within eye-shot, produce from under their mantles or from tbe insides of their overcoats teapots or fisb-slices, and bargain with me about their purchase. If any one else comes in they pretend to be buying the articles. Round about Christmas and New Year there is considerable of that sort of thing. "I once bought a pair of iron sleeve-buttons worth 20 cents for $3," lamented the old fel low with tears in his eyes, "and that was be cause they'were brought in by a pretty young lady who was so attractive that I thought I could trust her. She is about the only person that ever- came into my store that I didn't suspect some way or other, and you see what I got for it." Turning from this mournful reminiscence with a painful effort the talker said that to deal in gold did not necessarily imply posses sion of it. "The prop: ietress of a'fasluonable boarding-house on Broad street," he narrated, changing the topic, "by a good deal of logic induced her boarders to believe that her nickle-plated spoons and forks were silver. By and l»y their suspicions were aroused by the worn appearance of the articles, and they held a caucus and conspired to settle the question. They kidnapped a spoon, and a committee of two brought it to me. I pronounced it iron and prepared and signed a voucher to that effect. Next morning at breakfast the voucher, covered with a pretty scented envelope and addressed in handsome characters, was found by the landlady under her plate. - She smiled broadly and simpered, anticipating something pleasant. St.e looked as if she thought the envelope contained some tribute to her worthiness from her boarders, but when she opened it her face grew black, and she sat and glared during the rest of the meal, and," added the old man, chucking for the first time during the interview, "I believe she has been glaring evei since. It was a mean trick, wasn't it." million* in a :4n;»xvflake. (Joaquin Miller.] Some of the imaginative and wonderfully learned German scholars tell us that every snowflake is inhabited by happy little beings, who are born, hold their revels, and live their long lives of happiuess aud deligar, die aud are buried, all duriug the descent of the snowflake from the world of clouds to the solid land. I do not know whether to believe these scholars are not. Tuey are of that same school which tells you that every square foot of air possesses some twelve or fifteen million of more or less perfect little beings; and that at every ordinary breath we de stroy a million, more or les3, of these happy lives. The sigh of a healthy lover is sup posed to swallow up about 15.ÜÔ0.0JÜ. They insist that the dust which will, as all know, accumulate in the most secure and secret places is merely the remains of millions and billions of those little beings who have died of old age. All this, of coui-se, is mere speculation. But I do know that tbe snow is, in some parts of the world, very thickly inhabited. I nave seen new snow in Idaho black with little insects. They call them snow-fleas. They are lively as possible and will blacken your footprints, walk as fast as you may. They aim found ouly on the high mountains, and only in very fresh and very deep snow. They, of course, do not annoy you in any They aim iuflaitely smaller than the flea, but exactly the #ame in loco a all to to a I to I I I O r J2 £ O H r Ji CD H- 1 > i-H T.C.POWER & CO., [ BOZEMAN, MONTANA, --DEALERS IN Implements, GENERAL AGENTS FOR WALTER A. WOOD'S Ti THE OLD RELIABLE SCHÜTTLER WAGON. All sizes and kinds of John Deere Moline Pints > ■—including the— Celebrated Power Lift Sulky and Iron hing - Plow, Irrigating Ditch Plows, etc. (IE SUPERIOR SEED DRILLS ANI BROAD-CAST SEEDERS, CHICAGO SCREW PULVERIZES WITH SEEDERS—DIFFERENT SIZES. Steel Barbed Fence Wire. larrows, Feed Mills, Road Scrapers, Fair bank's Scales, Eclipse Wind Mills, Cli max burns, Flour and Grain SaLks s Fanning Mills, Shovel Plows, etc. lornestic Sewing Machines, Tom ( on nelly JBuggie , Garden Seed Lrills. Scofield & * Coop 's Buggies, Jiuckboards and Road cans, Etc., Etc., Etc. BOZEMAN, MONTANA. G. H. CARVER & CO.. re our only authorized agents at Livings n, M. T., who will cheerfully liwuisl «•es on all the above goods. Give*them a Montana Lumber COMPANY. OFFICERS .* W. C. Edwauds, Prcst., St. Paul, Minn. J. R. Hath way, Vice-Prest., Billings. F. L. M intie, Sec. and Trcas., Livingston Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber S ! LATH, SHINGLES, mouldings; t SASH, DOORS, WINDOWS Building Paper,Etc. <; ; ■ ' • RDS AT Ciilirgs and Livingston. F. L. MINTIE, Manager Livingston Yard > * a ! ANBACH MOORE, Proprietors of the Chicago Beer Hell. Fine Concert Every Night and Sunday Afternoon. Beer bv the glass, cp;art or keg. All kinds of cheese and sausage lunches. — ALSO — GAMBLING HCUSE, t Where nothing but square dealing is al lowed. GOING! EAST --OR— GOING WEST No matter which, the rn By. IS YOUR LINE, As it will take you in either direction between ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, DULUTH, G LYNDON, MOORHEAD, FARGO, CASSLETON, VALLEY CITY, JAMESTOWN. MINNE WAUKAN, (DEVIL'S LAKE,) MILNOR, LA MOURE, BISMARCK, MANDAN, GLENDIVE, BILLINGS, LIV INGSTON, Yellowstone Notional Pari Helena, MI. T.. DEEIi LODGE, BUTTE CITY, MISSOULA, SPOKANE FALLS, WALLA WALLA, THE DALLES,j Portland, Or., Olympia, . Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, B. C., all points in British Columbia, aud Alaska. Salem, Albany, and Roseburg, Or. Domoinhon That tne Northern Pacific Railroad UulUuillUul runs the only Emigrant Sleepers, The onlv Day Coaches, the only Pullman Sleepers and the only Dining cars between St. Paul and Portland, Oregon. Full information in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. S. FEE, General Passeneer Agent, St. Paul, Minn. PRIVATE BOARD AND Furnished Rooms AT Mrs. A. H. Brown's, Bartlett residence on Lower Main Street. Board fcy Day or Week. Will be ready to receive boarders on and alter Monday, May 26. G C ac a a W o h y Hot and Cold Lunch At any time during the day. Choice Liquors and Cigars always on hand. Lower Main Street FEED CORRAL, Billy Miles, Prop. BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale by the pound or • in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable R. C. Griffith, FOR BLACKSMITHING. He makes a specialty of b'-rse shoeing. LaBarre's wagon,shop une door east of blacksmith shop. Job work of all kinds neatly and promptly done. Shop at the lower end of Main Street. A. KRIEGER & CO., Piaetical UNDERTAKERS. Metalic, Eastern Rosewood and Homemade Coffins and Caskets always on hand and fur nished on short notice. Telegraphic orders promptly attended to. Undertaking estab lishment lower Main Street. Leave orders at A. KRIEGER & CO.'S, Main St. Livingston. Furniture Store. ST. LOUIS BEER, HALL! CHAS. MOORE, Prop. OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. lEcMiMi!£ 8M Wagon laMug. ALL WORK WARRANTED! , Special Attention Gjven to Horse Shoeing. Shop on B Street. P. T. PABDEH & GQ. ! JAMES CARROLL, :FeecL &an.d. Ssuls Staffele I Full Rigs and Saddle Horses'on! the Shortest Notice. J^HORSKS BOARDED BY THF DAY, WEEK OR.MONTH.JI3 Horses, Harnesses, Wagons, Baled Hay and Oats bought and sold. GenOe horses for the use of ladies to be had at u moments notice. Prices reasonable. Stable corner C and Lewis Sis., Livingston, Montana. X s . ' MERCHANT TAILOR, To all those who intend to purchase a summer suit to call at his shop see samples ami get prices before ordering elsewhere. You cannot get a better make east or west. l^pShop on "B" 8treet.,j§F$ GEO. 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 Hav, Stock boarded by the day or week. Spectal attention given to Gentlemen Drivers. Terms as reasonable asany in the city. Call and see us. ! I ORSCHEL & BRO., Wholesale and Bétail Dealers in G-EOCEEIES! Giothing, Furnishing Goods, Hs/ts, Caps, Boots, Clb-oes, Tobacco and All Kinds of Smokers' Articles. JOBBERS IN WINES. LIQUORS ANDA IGARS, AGENTS FO R Ph. Best Keg and Bottle Beer, Western Cigar Co.. Detroit, Mich., t ahn & Bergman, Merchant Tailors, Wilson Bros., Chicago Shirt Makers. LIVINGSTON and MILES CITY. EGOUGHNOUR, Proprietor of Steam Saw and Planing Mills; Also Dealer in LTTMIBEIS I I would respectfully announce to the pcosle of Lfvingston and surrounding country, tat I now have in stock"and am constantly receiving the finest stock of Eastern and Native Lumber ever kept in the Yellowsttme Valley, consisting of Lniter, Tar anil Plain Paper, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Monlflings, Brackets, Carpet Felt, Plaster Paris, Plastering Hair, Screen Doors, Pickets; In short, everything usualIv kept m a first class Lumber Yard. I have also a Planing Mill which enables me to dr« ss our Native Lumber into every concieveable shapç required by the trade. Bill stuff' for large buildings made a specialty, and prices always as low as the lowest. Yards and J K. GOUGHNOUR. office on Second Street. "Tli.e &esid.q."CL©Æt@rs it Billiard Parlor, DRAPER & MELKERN, Proprietor SECOND STREET, LIVINGSTON, M. T. Fine Bar, supplied with nothin g hut the BEST brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars, both Imported and Domestic. Private rooms in connection. Parlor Restaurant, 7 he Best Place iu the City to get a FIRST-CLASS Meal. ( ICE CEEA 1 I • •sf * Always on hand. FOULKS & KELLEY, : : PROPS. Main Street, Four doors from Postoffice. . H. FRANK, Park Street Clothier, Has just received a large stock of Ready-Made Clothing, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Cloths and Underwear, Of the best quality, and for the next 30 days special inducements will he offered. I-MERCHANT TAILORING-- Our cutting and fitting department is complete and we will guarantee satisfaction Park Street, * - - - - Livingston. The Livingston Hotel LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Tbe Largest and Most Commodious, accommodating double tbe 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 rark. 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. 3P. HSrOLJAJSr, Propr TERMES REASONABLE.