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VALUE OF THREATS.
HOW DESIGNING PERSONS TAKE A MEAN ADVANTAGE. WItm Are Frequently Terrorized by Their tlu»haml», While Scapegrace Sons and Wayward Brothers I'se Their Bositiotis to Kxtort Money. The threat ns n weapon of social war fare lias not vet been given its truly im portant place. The sanest persons are inclined to regard the threat as the out come of a vain and feeble mind and are prompted to laugh when the villain cries "Beware!" Much as we may de- | spise the threat, yet it is indubitable that more people are influenced and made to do what is against their wishes by this means than by actual violence. The threat wielder is naturallv punily proportioned, mentally and physically, and exercises bis power most effectually in the woman's world. Women more than men have reason to dread the threat, for man can either afford to run its dangers or proceed to immediate punishment. The woman is defenseless, and though she would frequently like to proceed to extreme, yet traditional convention keeps her within bounds. Threats are so varied that it would re quire u large volume to describe them ; all, but we will speak of the more com mon. The dissatisfied son is well known to society. He greedily seizes every occa sion to drag his name through the mire and besmirch tlie family. He is fre quently remonstrated with; prayers, tears, exhortations are in vain. Then comes tlie last injunction, "If you per sist in this last course 1 will disinherit | you." "Go ahead," replies the young reprobate: "you cut off my supplies, and I'll disgrace the whole family." One threat is sufficient to procure the means for his vile wants, and the house hold lives in abject terror lest the threat wielder put into execution his promise of further tortures. It is not only bad sons who exercise this baleful system of money getting; it is as freely employed by bad brothers and husbands. ! The pleasant and affectionate brother is probably now reading the society col- : umns of the daily and weekly papers with the utmost care. His drunken comrades once twitted him about his ' "craze." "Well." said the unblushing scoun- ! drei, "d'ye see. I have a sister who's no end way up, and when I find she's going to give a party to the nobs I drop liera line and say I'm coming. It fetches the stuff, it does." This heartless scheme to filch from her money to cover her dis grace found a peculiar charm for thebe sotted minds of his companions. The threat was more potent than the per formance, for if the good lady had had the moral courage to send for an officer and declare the fellow a lunatic site would have been saved from his now never ending persecution. How many women suffer from the threat of their devoted husbands? And how many wives slave themselves to death through threats from theii spouse«? The threat cannot be successfully wielded by men whose mentality lacks intuition. To a man whose intuitions are good, and who reads human nature easily, the threat is a powerful weapon. It really requires a man who can analyze emotion and passion to reach the acme of perfection as a threat wielder. The vulgar threatener loses his charm, hut the accomplished villain can so torture his victim or victims that tue pangs en dured by the patrons of the auto da fe were exquisite pleasures in comparison. Apparently the kindest and most sub servient husbands can, by judiciously handling of the threat, drive their wives almost to desperation at a social func tion, and none hut them know of the secret punishment. To employ the threat so that it pesters every fiber of your victim's body the tenderest points in your opponent's armor must be known. That once being discovered it is marvelous what ramifications the threat can take. The merest glance can become a threat, and the person is as completely under the glamour of this delicate inquisition as the diminutive mouse in the claws of a powerful cat. The most successful threat is not to the woman herself, for a woman's pa tience and pluck under such circum stances can be provokingly humiliating, and there is no man who feels exactly a hero when the person he has sworn to honor and protect will regard him with humid eyes and meekly say, "As you like, dearest." Women, as a general rule, love martyr dom, and there are some so peculiarly constituted as to derive the severest en joyment from the contemplation that their liege lords were harboring in their minds some hideous schemes of venge ance against them. But where this would fail the threat of the amiable in dividual to do something to himself would be eminently successful. Women above all tilings feel disgrace, and the anguish at the loss of an unamiable hus band by being Hit over the bead with a bungstarter is trivial when compared to the sorrow for the manner of his death. It would not be for the flight of her hus band's soul the tears were slied, but for the disgraceful circumstances attending the departure. • The fact that it was not a respectable demise for which she could be properly consoled would be the only bitter remembrance of her sweet widow hood.—San Francisco Chronicle. Fun for the Monkey. A pet moukev was sitting in my grand mother's drawing room when a lady came iu and sat down. The monkey, After watching her for some time from the back of the chair on which he was perched, snatched the visitor's bonnet from her head, put it on his own, and defied all attempts to catch him and rescue the bonnet. At last, the window being open, he leaped out tqajn the lamppost, and there sat, sharing the delight of the passersbv, looking as Blucher must have looked when, years after, he api>eared on the field of Water loo in an old lady's bonnet.—Londou Spectator. | ; | ! : ' ! A Pathetic heath on Pike*» Peak. Several years ago. when the summit house on Pike's peak was u.-i 1 ns a sig nal station, the occupants of tin* lint were a telegraph operator and a com panion. Winter had set in with more than usual severity. Unexpectedly the telegraph operator was taken sick and failed so rapidly that the iirst day (if his iVmess plunged him into delirium. The companion of tin* operator was not fa miliar with telegraphy. Their provisions were growing siiort. The second night brought no relief. Tlie sight of his raving, half starved comrade grew intolerable to tjio weary nurse, who one ni-rlit went out on the mountain top. Scarcely had the door dosed behind him than reason returned to the dying operator. With the little strength that he had retained he dragged himself to his instrument and flashed over the wire, down the mountainside, that his companion had been lost oil the mountain and that he could live but a little while, lmt that they might yet be rescued if assistance started at once. Crawling back to his pallet the sender of the message died. The wanderer at length found his way back to the lint to have added to his cheerless surroundings the presence of death. At tue sight of his lifeless comrade the last ray of hope faded, and he sank unconscious beside the dead operator. With the first intimation that there was distress on the mountain top a paru of willing men, mostly miners wintering at Colorado Springs, started for the sum mit. They reached the top after a day's weary travel, and just in time to resus citate the still unconscious man. who in tlie end recovered.—Chicago Tribune. Don't Drink Wine with Itaimints. The statement made in connection with the death of Colonel Gilmore that wine and banana juice combined made a deadly poison lias caused much com ment and much more comparing of notes. That to eat bananas and drink wine immediately afterward is to court certain death, as was stated by a gentle man of some experience, is not correct, or I would have died a score of deaths from poison before this, ami the inhabit ants of the West Indian islands would have been decimated time and again, for the combination is common among those who can secure wine. It is possible that some particular wines are dangerous in combination with bananas, but the rule does not ap ply either to champagne or sherry. The suggestion, however, that bananas are injurious in connection with anything is rather a novel one to me. because there are few fruits which will preserve life and health like the banana. When properly ripened the fruit is at once de licious and nutritious.—St. Louis Globe Democrat. Few Men Die of Overwork. Dr. Pye Smith holds that there is no fear of the ordinary man using his brains too much for health, and he does not believe tliat mental labor or honest work of any kind interferes with health or shortens life a day. He maintains that excessive eating is the abuse that tends to the injury of brain woikers more than any other cause. Many active brain workers have sud denly broken down and fancied tli.it it was due to brain fatigue, when, as a matter of fact, it was due to over stuff ing their stomachs. The furnace con nection witn mental machinery became clogged up with ashes and carbon in varions shapes and forms, and as a re suit disease came, and before tlie case was fully appreciated a demoralized con dition of the nervous system was man ifested and the prosaic cause for the collapse was suppressed under the eu phemistic "mental overwork."—Pitt; burg Dispatch. Swallowing Abilities of Snake». The jaws of the chicken snake nre hung on hinges that can lie taken apart or displaced for the time being, as the case may be, and an entire Texas cot tontail rabbit can he persuaded to enter, head and all, with little effort, and the body being made of india rubberlike material and very stretchable the kick ing little animal soon finds a lodgment in the stomach. His suakeship Uten carefully resets his jaws so that his mouth assumes its normal size and blissfully reposes for the succeeding six hours. Tim powerful gastric juice does the balance, and no Texan can testify that he ever heard of a chicken snake suffering from indigestion or chronic dyspepsia. The capture and digestion of chickens, song birds, turkey eggs and rats constitute simple pastime to the chicken snake and does not call for a six hour layoff in feeding time.—Port Lavaeaen. Some Definition». During the recitation of a class in reading in one of the pieces read the word "merchant" appeared. "What is a merchant?" the teacher in quired after one of the children had read the word. "A merchant is a tailor," answered one. "A merchant is a man who keeps dry goods stores," said another. "A merchant is a man what buys cheap and kin sell dear," remarked a third. At last a little boy with a triumphant air cried out. "A merchant is a man what sells goods." The teacher corrected none of these mistakes iu language.— Dr. J M. Rice in Forum. Karly Mental Development. Both common observation and the closest scientific study have made it i plain that youth is the period of sense ascendency. From this most important conclusions follow, which we cannot i ignore without paying a heavy penalty. Attention has lieeu called to the infant ! in order to show that, prior to all school j education, nature asserts herself and points tlie way in which the human j brain and mind develop. Any educa- I tion that overlooks these facts is directly against the organization we possess, and I must be more or less of a failure.—Wes lev Mills, M. D., in Popular Science Monthly. THE WflY TO CD SICHT«. JL. "Q. An 01,1 riiilos-rrirr c :.. « C., - ; ,.f III« I if lice. For sightseers I will laydown two or three rules wuica have guided me more and more At my habits of traveling, and for which I think there is good founda tion: If you will stay two or three davs in out place you will get that sort of affection for it and knowledge of its interior life, if one may use so large a phrase, which makes you always remember it with pleasure. If. on the other hand, von should spend the same three days" in going to three different places you have in each of them only the annoyance of dropping your anchor and pulling it up again, only the little trials which tie.* sarily belong to the first hours i:i an mil or a lodging house, and before these lit tle annoyances are well over you have gone on your way again. My experience is that I have very little recollection of any sort of places'where I have simply spent a night or a part of a day, and that for filling up that great fund of experience and memories the maintenance of which is tlie g»eat object of traveling it is always desirable 1 > re main for tt little while where von are well off, that you may become acquaint ed not simply with the circumstances, but with the real character of what in a certain way you may thus make a home. I hold that no man should travel with the mere idea of being amused. He has no right to walk into a town or an inn and say to the first person he m vts there, "Come and amuse me: show me what there is which is entertaining." Wherever a man goes he should carry certain tastes of his own, should have certain objects which have interested him in life, and he should inquire with regard to those objects, as this particu lar place may have an answer to give to his inquiries. And this I say with a good deal of hes itation. I know nothing in the mere crossing of the water which should change us all into critics of line art. I am always a little amazed when I go by chance into a picture gallery in Paris, in Brussels, or in Antwerp, to find there some well to do Americans whom 1 never should by any accident have found in the academy at New York or the art gallery in Boston. I cannot see why we should all lie compelled to see paintings in Europe, and in every city in Europe, when at home we do not consider the ex amination of paintings to lie our priuri pal and especial business. 1 like to see it good picture. I think as much as any body does. But I cannot understand wliy the profession of a traveler and that of a connoisseur in art should be considered, as certainly they are consid ered, as being very much the same tiling. Bo I do not believe, as I say, that a per son gains qualifications for an art critic by the accident of his crossing the ocean. To young travelers 1 am forever say ing. "Keep scrapbooks." They are even better than journals, b- which 1 mean, preserve little queer bits of ]. lined in formation which will come drifting into your hands every day. and which in after years w'.ll have a value from asso ciation which of course does not attach to them, and .>y the same token what ever is written at tin moment has a freshness nfi-rward which no recollec tion brought out on rainy days can rival. Here is tl.e idvantage of a fountain p"U or a ln-lf duzen sharpened pencils, of which yon "amiet vi ry easily lose all. 5 our jonrn il may 1 e no sort of use to anybody ■ Is- , but it will always be of value to ye'.rs 'lf.—Edward Everett Hale in Boston CoMinoiiwealth. .Finite Not Too Quickly. A mother whose temper is impulsive should never trust lit r iirst hasty judg ment in the management of iter little oties. It; the larger affairs of the neighbor hood and of st ciety the prudent person refuses to judge hastily. lie gives the benefit of the doubt wherever and when ever and to whomsc ever he can. People have a right to ask that before they are weighed in the balances and found wanting tlieir cases shall he looked at from all sides and from the most favor able point of view. It is not well to as sume that blushes and down dropped eyes always indicate guilt. Innocence falsely accused is olten ashamed to look its accuser in the face. Judge not, that ye be not judged, wa ' said by the purest lips that ever spoke on earth. The man or woman whose habit it is to indulge in snap judgments of any kind is necessarily narrow and undevel oped.—Harper's Bazar. llainfull In Australia. Australia seems to have had an un usual rainfall this year, though it does not equal that of 1890, when, according to a report just issued by the govern ment astronomer of New South Wales, the average for the whole colony was 32.75 inches, or 32.0 per cent, greater than the average of the sixteen preced ing years. Forests do not seem to have aided in cloud precipitation, for while a densely timbered region the amount was 35.80 inches, the mean of nine of the nearest stations in an open country was 38.92 inches. Elevation, however, has a marked in fluence on rainfall. At Wallagong, half a mile from the sea. at an elevation of sixty-seven feet, 38.84 inches fell while at Cordeaux river, six miles from the sea. it is 55.53 inches.—Mediter ranean Naturalist. i i ! j j I I He Flayed Second Kiddle at Home. Strong Minded Woman (to a relative, who lias called on her)—My husband has now got a position in the orchestra. He plays first fiddle. Relative—Not at home, does he? "You bet he doesn't play first fiddle at home." "That's what I thought."—Texas Sift ings. Not Mach Advantage. Little Dot—Teacher says that rubber trees grow wild in Florida. Little Dick—S'pose they do. No one ever thinks 'bout rubbers till it rains, and then it's too wet to go into the woods.—Good News. I I KIRKS D IAMON TA OAF HEALTHFUL, AGREEABLE, CLEANSING For Farmers, Miners and Mechanics. A PERFECT SOAP FOR ALKALI WATER. Cures Chafing, Chapped Hands, Wounds, Burns, Etc. A Delightful Shampoo. WHITE RUSSIAN SOAP. Specially Adapted for Use in Hard Watet Postoffice News Stand! Tie* only place in town to Fancy California Fruits. Nuts, CON F ECTION ERY. CK 1 AUS, TOBACCO, PIPES, Stationery and Books. A. CROONQUIST, Prop. FRANK IRVINE, WATCHMAKER, And Dealer in Electrical Appliance«. Livingston, • M CURE YOURSELF!' Flf troubled with Gonorrhoea^ FGleet, Whites,Spermatorrhoea» For any unnatural discharge ask" your druggist for a bottle of Big O. It cures in a few days without the aid or publicity of a fermons a l doctor. Ron-poisonous and \ guaranteed not to stricture. [The Universal American Cure, Manufactured by k The Evans Chemical Co. CINCINNATI, O. U. 9 . A ÎORTHERN PACIFIC R.R. CREAT CONTINENTAL ROUTE, Pubs*'» through Wisconsin. Minnesota. North Dykota, Munitoi'H, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and THE DINING CAR LINE. Dining « art* nr** run between Chicago, st. Paul, Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Helena, Hutte, Tacoma, Seattle mid Portland. Pullman .Sleepins; Car Route. Pullman service daily between Chicago, st. Paul, Montana and tlie Pachte Northwest: an.l between si. Paul. Minneapolis and Minnesota, North iiakota and Manitoba points. THE POPULAR LINE. Daily express trains rarrv elegant Pullman Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, Day Coaches, Pull man Tourist Sleepers and Free Colonist Steen ing Curs. Yellowstone Park Route. 'I'll** Northern Pacific If. R. in the rail line to Yellowstone Park: the Popular line to «'aliforn ia and Alaska: and it» train» pa»» through the grandest scenery of seven »täte». THHQOGH TICKETS *5*4 SASSSS Pacific R. R. to points North, Fast, South and \N est in the l nited Mate» and Canada. TIME SCHEDULE. DEPART —GOING EAST. No. 2, Local mail and express......... 3:55a, m No. 4, Through mail and express... ti top m No. 54 .Fast Freight................... h:.n » t4 .'m No. 5b C] hrongh Freight)............. 11 ;0l> p.m ^ I Local freight).................. K: 80 a.m. No. W) Hutte, ...........................P2:05a. m . DEPART — UOINÜ WEST. . H :ooam. . 8:40 p. in. 1U.25 p.m. 11:30 a.m. b: 15 a.in. 12:UB a. in. No. t, Local mail ami express. No. 3, Through " No. 58 (Fast Freight!.......... No. SB (Through Freight)... No. ST (Local Freight!.......... No. Stl(Butte Freight!........... Park Hi-aneli. Dark freight leave* 7:31 a. m.: arrives 5:50 p m I ark -laseenger leaves S:15a. lit.; arrives 8:1» p.m. Passengers with tickets are allowed to ride on freight trains 5. and 58. No other freight trains \m 11 carry passengers. For rate» maps, time tables or special infor mation apply to agent, Northern I avilie K R at Livingston, Mont., or ,, CHAS. S. FEE, General 1'assenger Agent. St. Paul, Minr LOWER MAIN STREET FEED CORRAL, -(o( BILLY MILES & BR0. proprietors. BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OA TS tor sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS Best ot care given to all Stork , care. Prices Reasonable pla ^ a lD "The wind do blow And we shall have snow" So don't delay but come early and get the nicest patterns OVERCOATS of all kinds SUITS of all kinds. FURNISHINGS of all kind, CAPS of all kinds. SHOES of all kinds. And all these DIFFERENT KINDS can bought for less money than at any other hoiT in the city. Sl DON'T FORCET WE ARE THE Popular Merchant Tailors IE MME PANTS$6.50 andup. 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