The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.) 1890-1901, March 10, 1893, Image 1

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I *»+■ V- - ►T Vi v*TOL..S. .CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1893. NO. 44. 'S'-. > g p i e o F B S S i o i s r JAG O S ITY. ‘./•J a m e s s u l , q r ô y e j , ATTORNEY AT LAW, - QflOTEAU, - - - - MONT. ? « i m /— m \C2 ZL T T 3 V « W T > ...I ■ i J w , A ttorney & counselor . • / ST LSW. » ““r\V\.r“~- ' - - - ir --- -J - ■-« —-r- ’ - *S/H. DRAKE, M.D. : -^PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, 1 \ OCfion ov«r Vallty R,atauraat. CHOTEAD,- - MONTANA. . »» ____________ ____ ______ ____ __ _______ . - : W A M S U S Y . ’ â z Stei’gQAft. CHOTEAU. . . . . . . . MONT. • J , H . D A Y . t . IBBI0ATION AND LAND SURVEY- IN® A BPEIALTY. SATISFAC- . . TlOiJ GUARANTEED.. G hoteau , - . M ontana . • C hoteau L odge N o 3 4 j l : S c A., 3 s jl . Holds its regular communications on tbe lstatvd 3d S aturdays of each month. All visiting brethren-corriiatly wolcotned. Dn. S. H-. P eake , W. M. I3ÌJLS R E M O V E D TO FORT BENTON, - MONT. aro B K b r ’o . r r c r F F , Aaijmrij&ad to . practice boloxs. tha JDs- partm e n t of the Interior, the Land Office, and the Pension and other - Bureaus. ,. ♦* PENSION OLAIMS SPECIALLY ATTENDED TO. Oor. Main and St. John gts., Fort Beaton. \ ........................... i i » ■ ‘i . , ............. . ....... . ■rttfc. • A; G- W A R N E R , NOTARY PUBLIC, U . S . COM MISSIONS», AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE . FILINGS A FINAL PROOFS ON PUB* I.. LIC LANDS, v CHOTEAU, MONT. •,TKTik£.TEa:. J jS T O a T , 2 s r o t a , x 3 7 - a P n T o H © ’. DEED®. M.OBTGAQES end a’l kinds of legal iuetromentadravn up. Subscriptions received for all News­ papers a ml Periodicals a t publisher’s cates. CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. E. £ . GARRETT. A- C. WARNER. ’-•'GARRETT & WARNER. fiO»VETA»C®Bs, R E A L B b TATSS, INSURANCE CHOTEAU, MONT. ; \'OTr I E 3 S t C L A I B , ' ' 1 3 6 f ROT AND COLD BATHS. •• - » Mils ' Street, Opposite Choieaft House Little drops of toddy Little grains of spice Don’t they malty a body Feel so awful nice. Why should the papers say, avoid A drink’s seductive wiles And leave his pleasures uaenjoyed When even n a ture smiles. Aan wants b u t little hero below The very thought is sad; But when he wants a drink He wants it awful bad. MOBAXr.' When the wine is in the bottle Then the bloom is on the rose, By and bv the bottle’s ompfcy And tbe bloom is on the nose.—Ex. “ P r o p o s a l” S tatistics. À gentleman apparently of some leisure and withal tasla for the curious, has compilded a list of roétbods in which heroes and heroines in fiotion behave at the -r critical moment of “popping the question.” Taking a hundred cases ot pro posais accepted, and referring separately to the behavious of the nymphs and the swains, he finds that in eighty one cases the gen- , timan declares he cannot live Without the ladv, in seventy two he holds the lady’s hand, and in sixty seven he kisses her on the lips; two kiss her hand in the courtly style; one eccentric kisses his inamorato on the lop of the bead, and one unlucky wight kisses her on the tip oi the nose— by mistake. Fourteen have lumps in the throat, and an equal num­ ber have qualms; nine say “Thank Heaven!” aloud, and seven are deliriously happy. Of the s ladies, eighty seven know that something is coming; eighty-one sink into the arms of the gentlemen, and one into the arms of chair; seventy-two have eyes full of Iove; one sneezes, but as she is a chit of a thing under sixteen, this must not be taken as a precedent; only three refer the gentlemeu to “papa”; a dozen hide their faces in iheir hands, but to counterbalance this excess of m.odesly, eleven clasp thrir.arms round the gentlemen’s ne<k-; one lady, aged forty five, struggles not t_o be .kissed, and one, a widow, says, “Yes, but don’t be a fool.” In the case oi the “rejected ad dressés,” out of fifty cases thirty one gentlemen rush madly away; seventeen swear that ‘life is of no value; fifteen clear lumps out of their throats; and thirteen, more practical than any, say they .will go home. Half a-dozen threaten to commit suicide; aiad four say they will go to sea; three tear hiar—their own; one puls his hands in his pockets; one pounds a stone wall with his fist, and one careful soul brushes the dust from the knees of his trousers. Of the ladies, fifty-one rise to their feet; twenty six promises to be friend?; two laugh in scornful derision; one asks if his mother knows; one promises to pray for him; and one tells him he is acting like a donkey. . . ■—. ---- ►♦i --------- B a d g e r i n g a W itness. The old practice of badgering witnesses has almost disappeared from many courts, but in a West­ ern Kansas town it is still kept up, sometime, however, to the disad vantage of the cross examiner LawyerS. is well-known for his uncomely habits. He cuts his hair about four limes a vear, and the rest of the time looks decided Iv ragged about about?* the ears. He was making a witness describe a barn that figured in his last case. “How long had this barn been built«” “Oh,. I don’t know. About a year, mebby—about nine months, pVaps.” “Butjust how long? Tell the jury how lon^it has been built.” “Well, I don’t know, exactly— quite a while.” “Now, Mr. B., you pass for an intelligent farmer, and yet you can’t tell how. old this barn is, and you hove lived on the farm for 10 years. Oan you tell how old your own house is? Oome—now tell us how old your own house is if you think you know.” . Quick as lightning the old farmer replied; “Ye want to kxiowHow old my house is, do ye? “Well, its just about as old as you be, and needs shinglin’ about-as bad!” . In the roar that followed, the witness . stepped down and was not called back.—Chicago Post. ■ ♦- - ------- — ------- Judge* E. Rockwood Hoar, re- maiking on President Lincoln’s drv humor, savs ’hat on one ecoa- sion a delgatioi. of colored men had awaited upon M.. Lincoln, and were evideutlv at a loss to know just what to say. The president waited awhile and then remarked: “Well. all who are here seem to be present.” This self evident proposition broke the ice and re­ moved the-spell from the African jaw. - In a.n article on “The Tragic Side of Alpine Life,” in one of the current magazines, a famous epitaph is quoted thus; “ Here permheri the honored and virtu­ ous maiden, G. V. This tablet was erected by her only son.” W A S H ING T O N’S A P R O N . I t w a s W r o u g h t by Mmo. L a fay- <.tte am i Slum b e rs of lia r F a m ily . Washington and Lafayette were warm personal friends, as well as brothers m arms and in the groat Masonic fraternity. On many a hard fought field La-fuyette proved his friendship for Washington, and as a testimonial of his brother­ ly love for him he presented him a Ratin embroidered Masonic apron wrought by Mine. Lafayette, and members of her family. The apron is still in existence and is. the properly of Mount Nebo lodge. No. 91, tSliepherdstown, W. Va. The apron is of white satin fringed with black silk, with the following emblems beautifully wrought in gold and silver tissue: At the top is the cable tow in fes­ toon, then the gavel, s-quaic and compasses, and over those, also forming compasses with iheir staiis, the Fiencli and American Hags. Where the ilagblalls inter­ sect are the skull and the orors- bones, with the pilgrim’s sword, and entwined among these is a sprig of acacia. Now some of the black silk fringe is missing, but . the satin and the embrodery are wc 11 preser-v.ed. The apron was often worn by General Washington, and it re­ mained in the family as au heir­ loom until it was presented to Mount Nebo lodge by Bro Thomas. Hammond, who married a Miss Washington, and who was initiat­ ed into the lodge in 1815. B e tr a y e d by au I£cLo. Perhaps the most interesting echo, paitly because ofits history, is that of the Cathedral of Uir- genti, in Sicily, where the slightest whisper is borne with perfect dis­ tinctness from the great western door to the oornice behind- the high altar. The fact that a faint whisper could thus be carried 250 feet was discovered accidentally by a man .who overheard the con­ fession of a fair si.u.ner, the con­ fessional being just at the . most unfor’unate . place. The secret was kept jealously guarded by the discoverer and *a few intimate friends whom heconfidedit, while escapes of the most private na­ ture become public property iu the most mysterious way. Finally one listener had his curiosity more than setisfied bv hearing'hi* wife’s confession to the priest; and raised such a row that the secret became known, and the location of the confessional was changed, to a more secure part of the edifice,

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