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K EcL MINE ON EVERY LOT.
Recent Developments in the KENWOOD district, comprising the Bradford, Brooke and Syndicate Additions to Helena, make the above statement almost absolutely true. But there are other features of this part of Helena that out weigh the probability of finding gold in paying quantities, and those are the freedom from smoke and dust that KENWOOD Enjoys beyond any other suburb. the direct water service, insur ing purity and freshness, the fine view, the rich soil, school facil ities, street car service, good drives and numerous other advantages. Prices are now reasonable, and the present is the time to buy. My list com prises many very choice locations. MwRL UTH, 214, 215, 216, POWER BUILDING, HELENA, MONTANA. NO SMOKE FROM THIS. Samples of the Improved Powder Brought From Europe by an Agent. It is Not That Used by the Great Powers, But of Private Manufacture. These Bave Been Pronounced Unsatisfac tory by the Europeans-A Test of Its Explosive Character. Some nine months ago the war depart ment sent a special agent abroad to get samples of the different smokeless powders used by the European powers. While the idea was good, says the New York World, the task was hopeless from the start. The war departments of France, England and Germany make their smokeless powder and no outsider can enter their faotories, much less get samples of their powders. The pro cess of manufacture is considered a state secret. Even active officers of the countries named have to apply for special permission to visit a powder mill belonging to their government. Under the circumstances it is not surpris ing that the United States agent found it impossible to get samples of the smokeless powdee nesed in the armies of France, Ena land and Germany. All he could do was to buy samples frona private powder mills. This he did, and he brought back samples of the English Maxim and Houghton, the French B. N., the German Noble and Wals rode and the Belgium Werdensn. All these have been tested by nearly every European government and found not satisfactory, in spite of th. improvements made upon them. Eaoh company assured the agent that its powder was the best and that it would like to supply the' United States government with as moon smokeless powder as the whole army could puff away. Captain Blunt, of Springfield, at the head of the board of army officers for testing the new magazine rifles to be introduced Into our army, was assigned to thoroughly tet these powders. According to Captain Blunt's report all the smokeless powders brought from Eu rope, as well as the one manufactured by the United Btates navy, is valueless for use in small firearms such as infantry rifles. The force of smokeless powd8. is much greater than that of ordinary gunpowder, because of the high explosive character of the substanoes used. Its combustion is so rapid that one grain more than the normal charge of a cartridge will cause an increase of 15,000 pounds pressure to the square inch in the breech of a gun. Unfortunately the most skillful hand cannot measure a powder charge to the nicety of a grain, more or less. The increased pressure causes an In creased velocity of the missile and as by far the largest number of cartridges will be a trifle irregular in weight the produced presenre and the actual velocity of each bullet will differ. With such material mark manship would become a farce, and an in fantry body forced to use it might as well throw rifles away and essay to hit the enq my with a baton, Only a few trials have been made to *s tablish the value of the samples of smoke lsem powder for large auns. The eight inch P. L. steel rifle, the smallest of the new American big guns at tandy Hook, was fired a couple of times with the Ger man Walarode. The result in a deasure surprised the experimenting officers. The normal charge of ordinary powder for an elht-inch rilfe is 180 pounds, the shell weghltaO 800 peads Oniy forty-fve )*' pounds of the German smokeless powder were used, and the low pressure of 30,000 pounds per square inch to the breech of the gun with the extraordinary velocity of over 2.000 feet per second was obtained. Taking into consideration that the full charge of 130 pounds of ordinary powder with a pressure of at least 35,000 pounds to the square inch would not have given more than 1,7)0 or 1,800 feet velocity it would seem that the smokeless powder has some good qualities. All these foreign powders have been care fully analyzed, but their composition re mains a secret. It has been impossible to determine the chemical bases of some of the compound ingredients, and until this is done it will be hard for our powder makers to improve upon these products. The value of smokeless powder in warfare is beyond dispute. The war department seems to realize this, and the ordnance department does at present. with its lim ited means, all it can to keep abreast with the progress of modern times. This gov ernment should follow the example of: for eign powers and establish laboratories, placing them in charge of skilled chemists, who might study the smokeless powder question thoroughly. The French semokeless powder has the ap pearance of thin sheets of glue which are cut in strips two inches long and half an inch wide. The charge is bound together with a string and thus put into the gun. The German Walsrode is cut in cubes one third of an inch square. It is dark black and under the knife acts like soap. A thin piece cut from it is almost transparent. One of the chief componenteof all smoke less powder is now nitro-cellulose, which seems to have transplanted the straw col lulose. A BOY'S MANNER. The Commercial Value of Proper Behavior in a Boy. "His manner is worth $100,000 to him!" That is what one of the chief men of the nation lately said about a boy, says the Congregationalist. "It wouldn't be worth so much to one who meant to be a farmer, or who had no opportunities, but to a young college student with ambitions it is worth at least $100,000. The boy was a distant relative of the man and had been brought up by careful parents in afar off city. Among other things he had been taught to be friendly and to think of other persons before him self. The boy was on a visit in the town where the man lived. They met on the street, and the younger, recoc nizing the elder, promptly went to his side and spoke to him in his cordial, happy, yet respectful, way. Of course the man was pleased, and knew that anybody would have been pleased. The sentence above was the outcome of it. A little later the boy came into the room, just as the rpan was strug gling into his overcoat. The boy hur ried to him, pulled it up at the collar and drew down the wrinkled coat beneath. He would have done it for any man, the haughtiest or the poorest. The boy has not been in society a great deal. He has not learned orthodox selfish ness. He positively can't be easy at the table until his neighbors are waited on. A chair is torture if be thinks anyone else is less comfortably seated. He wouldn't in terrupt to let loose the wittiest or the most timely remark ever thought of. He may learn to do so some day-after he has earnsed his hundred thousand-but it is doubtful. The expression of his klndliness may be come conformed to popular usage, modi. fled, refined, but the spirit, which prompts the expression will only row with his years. Do not misunderstand, boys. You may be truly unselfish, and yet not have this boy's prize, You may wish to do things for others and yet feel that you do not know how. Tie only way to learn is to try; to hesitate for no feeling of bashfulness or awkwardhess, but to put into direct and instantdneous practice whatever kind, help ful thoughts occur to you. 1 Wisdom's Violet Cream Is the most exquisite preparation in the world for softening 'and whitening the hands and face. It is not only a substitute for, but in every respect superior to glyuer In, sold asci, vaseline, and like prepara tlonw 'ljry it. OUR TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF CONTINUOUS BUSINESS Clarke, Conrad,& Curtin, THE LEADING DEALERS IN STOVES AND RANGES. SWe offer a very complete line S t of all kinds of leatillh avd Cookinv Stoves CRN,: jFor either Wood or Coal and at prices that will astonish 4NC~ everybody. I *ORLP COME AND SEE US. Oer nte MILNi . -AGENCY FOR GAlden Suushine Steel Ranges, s,;., Acorn line of Heaters aid Cooks, _,__'_,*_ . I Superior Stoves ad Ranges. 42 AND 44 S. MAIN ST. TELEPHONE 90. THE COOK AMALGAMATOR. THE COOK AMALGAMATOR may take the place of the ordinary mill tables and operate close up to the batteries, or it works with splendid results on the tailings from other amalgamatin; devices. It is CHEAP. DESIRABLE AND EFFICIENT, and Will save ninety-nine per cent. of all the metals which will amalgamate, no matter how fine, and the Soured quick in the tailings from other amalgamatiug apparatus. There are very many places (I Montana where the Cook Amalgamator will pay for itself every month. I Will Guarantee Satisfaction Where I Advise the Purchase. SEND FOR CIRCULAR. G. C. Swallow, Helena, Sole Agent for Montana. Having declined tIm plsma of State Mine Inspoobor, I am now prepared to examine and report on mines, and aid in buying and selling the same. I have had prt-flve years' experience in mining. G. C. SWAL.row. See Amalgamator at my Otoe from 9 to 12 ,A. M. SAT A SACRIFICE'. After an extraordinary rush upon our stock of Wines, Cigars and Liquors, after our positive announcement that we must close out, we have now on hand that must be closed out immediately Fifty-Five Barrels of Bond & Lillard Spring of 1887 Whiskies, Besides numerous other brands, that we will close out either in part, by the gallon or barrel, or the entire outfit, at PRICES THAT WILL ASTONISH YOU. Cigars, Wines and Fancy Liquors are still being offered at PRICES NEVER BEFORE HEARD OF. We wish to announce to the family trade that we are able to stock their cel lars and pantries with the most delicious Whiskies, Wines and Fancy Liquors at prices never before heard of. We still wish to impress upon the minds of the public that when we say that we must positively close out WE MEAN BUSINESS. Give us a oall. I. L. ISRAEL & CO.