The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.) 1890-1901, January 08, 1892, Image 1

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, NO. 35. VOL. 2. CHOTEAD, CHOTEAD COUNTY; MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY' '8, 1892. „ . F K Ó r E S S X O l S r j ^ X j . !na.o , . . . - ----------- T - <3-. 33-A.I3E1, XTT0RNEY & COUNSELOR S T LAW. *«* J. W A M S IySY . & S k i i ’gedH a . CHOTEAU. - - - - - - - MONT. «J„ -Fo M M J 8 C A E M CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEER. Addrcst: P. 0. Box 34, CHOTEAU, Mont- “W , JE3I. S ' r O X j ^ I J S , B h their & jS r HOT AND COLD BATHS. Main Street, Opposite Choteuu . House J O E C I s r CL I Authorized to practice before the De­ partment of the Interior, the Land Office, and the Pension and other Bureaus. PENSION CLAIMS SPECIALLY ATTENDED T O . Cor. Main and St. John Sts., Fort Benton. G r a n d U n in o H o t e l , CHAS.ROWE, P r o p r i e t o r . IDJLTZ- <55 HxÆTTIRJFCHI^r H. A. DAY & THOMAS W. MURPHY, GREAT FALLS, - - - - - - MONTANA OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK. JE® M b JB>]E&]I[C a r C a r p z o z e u s t t i s t , ROOM 14 COLLINS.LEPLY BLOCK, GREAT FALLS, - - - - MONT. TEETH Extracted without PAIN by the use of Vitalized Air. E ,C , G a r r e tt, -EL, C , W a r n B r , GARRETT AND WARNER REAL ESTATE AGENTS NOTARIES PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCERS Deeds, Mortgages and otlier Legal Documents executed. Public Land PlatB and Abstracts; A. C. WARNER, U. S. COMMISSIONER. LAND PROOFS AND FILINGS. Corner Main & Hamilton Street, CHOTEAU- . . . - MONT. I S T l t H . XTSTCOSr, 2ST o t a x 3 r 3?-u.\blic DEEDS. MORTGAGES and all binds* o f legal instruments drawn up. Subscriptions received for all News­ papers and Periodicals at publisher’s rates. CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. B i M m m m m REPAIRS AND CLEANS WATCHES & J E W E L B Y . C hoteau , - - - M ont . THE BOARDERS AT DINNER. The funny boarder he begun The racket, bqmg able; “ Let’s each,” he said, “ get off a, pun On something on the table.” And 1*11 commence with one you will Acknowledge is the boss, sir— This morning—as the house was still— I woke cup plate and saucer” “ Got up potato clock, sir,” said The next in turn, undaunted, “ I know egg girl who sugar her head Because her hand I wanted.” “ I’d do thesame” laughed number three, “ If you were my adorer— A nas-tea cigarette, may be, You often smoked beef-fore her.” “ It’s mocha meerschaum pie,perhaps.” Said numbor four in folly, “ When knife fork kettle lots of chaps Who loved me I ham jolly.” “ It’s hard to pickle lover when A person has stew many,” Laughed number fi ve-*• wby oil the men Are spoons—two for a penny.” “ I’d be hash-shamed of such a view,” The next one said, “ I’m guessing You mustard mire them, for you Take lots of thyme in dressing.” As fast and furious grew the fun, The p oor landlady listened, But when it came her turn to pun Her eyes with, mischief glistened. “ T o a d d to yOrur display of wit,” ^ She bowed, “ I am unable; Such brilliant minds are truly fit To grace a royal table. But just to please you I will try: I see so m e b e e t s b e fore m e , Who, every time they m e a t my eye Turn red—they must adore me.” The boarders then in silent gloom Stole one by one from out the room. —Detroit Free Press. THE SEVEN WONDERS. With the Exception of the Pyra­ mids They Have All Disap­ peared. fSt. Louis Republic.] Different authors disagree in describing the seven popular won­ ders of olden times. At present the pyramids, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Temple of Diana, the Mausoleum, the statue of Jupiter Olympus, the hanging gardens of Babylon, and thellharos, or watch tower of Alexandria, are usually reckoned as the “ Original Seven Wonders.” With the single ex­ ception of the pyramids, all the above have disappeared. One, two and three thousand years ago, according to traditions and au­ thentic history, some of them were wonders indeed. The first of the wonders, the great pyramid of Cheops, is situ­ ated seven miles from the banks of the Nile and 12 miles from Cairo, Egypt. It was built in the childhood o f the human race, long before history began. Yet it stands to day*a monument to a wonder­ ful people. The “ great pyramid of Cheops” is believed to have been built by the monarch whose name it bears, about 8,000 years B. C. Its height is 480 feet 0 inches, and its base 704 feet square. Many of the monster blocks of granite used in con­ structing it weighing thousands of tons. Tradition tells us that 100,- 000 men were employed for a pe riod of 30 years in constructing it. The Colossus of Rhodes, the second in the list o f ancient won­ ders. was a great brazen statue of Apollo, which stretched its huge legs across the harbor of Rhodes, and was so large that ships in full sail passed between. It was 105 feet high and of most exact pro­ portions. The erection of the Colossus was begun in the year 3700 B. C., but was not finished for 300 years, It was of brass, cast in sections, and was over thrown by an earthquake in the year 224 B. C. It weighed 227,- 900 pounds. The Temple of Diana is another ,of4he,seven, wonders-of the wprld wnich has entirely disappeared. It was a magnificent structure, situated on the Evantme at Ephe­ sus, and was constructed at the common cost of all Asiatic coun­ tries. The lofty domed roof was supported by 127 monster columns of Parian marble—the tribute to Diana of 127 kings. The facade oi* the temple occupied 200 feet upon theEvantine, and the walls sir, iched back 425 feet, all glit­ tering with gems and precious stones. Fourth in order of prominence was the Mausolem—the tornb of Mausolus, the first king of Caria. According to Pliny, it had a total height of 140 feet- It was erected by Artemisia, the widow of Mau­ solus, about 353 B. C. It consited of a basement 05 feet high, on wiiich stood an Ionic colonade 234. feet high, surmounted by a pyramid, rising in steps to a simi­ lar height, and upon the apex of the pyramid a colossal group of Mausolus and wife in a chariot drawn by four horses of heroic size. The Mausolem endured un­ til about the year 1404 A. D., when it was partially destroyed by an earthquake and finally torn down by the Ivnights o f St. John. The fifth wonder, the Olympian Zeus, was a statue of Jupiter Olympus, said to have been sixty feet high and chiefly composed of ivory and gold. It is usual’y lo ­ cated at Elis, but nothing certain is known of its location, or its re­ puted builder, Phidias. If possible, tradition and history have told us less-about the sixth wonder of 1 he world.-the hanging gardens of Babyloh-than they have of fifth. Herodotus does not mention them... Pliny only casually alludes. i,d their existence and the Scriptural account of the reign of Nebu'|||iidne?zar ignores the subject |{iogetlier. Popular accounts of tile hanging guldens say.that they were huge baskets ol‘ brass and .iron, 400 feet square, swung on mammoth stone arches, which were erected near the royal palace at Babylon. The seventh wonder was a com ­ bined lighthouse and watch tower, situated oil the eastern end of .the Island of Pharos,- at Alexandria, Egypt. Its construction was be­ gun by Ptolemy. Sotar .about the year 335 B. C. It was 400 feet high and cost 'a sum equal to $1.240,000 o f United States cur­ rency. ----------- ------------------- FIGS AND THISTLES. There is n o . religion in being unhappy. ; , . . ' - >. - j - - h - i - ' - » If the dévil gets a man’s ear, he is pretty sure to get both of his hands before he leaves him. The only way to get some peo pie to take a-front seat in prayer meeting is to move the pulpit. Getting started wrong makes everything else wrong. A lifo that helps others is al­ ways widening and deepening it­ self. There are men who never help the world much until they get out of it. About all that some preachers try to do with thé sword o f the spirit is to pçlish it. ; :: It is the first step toward the pit that is the longest. The, last is the shortest. There is no meaner, kind.of- sel­ fishness than that which wears the cloak of hypocrisy. The real man who loves his wife never wants to be supported by his father-in-law. * Some men join the church with the very same kind of a motive that others rob a bank. You will find ninety-mine men finding fault with somebody else’s work to where you will find one doing his own right. The world is full of people like Jonah, who would rather sit down in the shade and enjoy themselves in their own way, than to rejoice with others in the deliverance of a city.

The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.), 08 Jan. 1892, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.