HE HAD A BAD HABIT.
lad It Made Him a Poor Inmurance
Risk In Kentucky.
The manager of a life insurance com
pmny had the floor.
"Life insurance companies, " he was
saying. "are as particular about the
people they already'have on their lists
as they are about getting them on in
the beginning. They are rich. of course.
but they are no more anxious to take
in a man who will die of disease within
the first year or two than they are to
take in a perfectly healthy man and
have him hazard his life by taking per
sonal risks in dangerous pursuits or by
travel in unhealthy countries.
"I remember a funny instance that
occurred once while I was living in
New England. One of our $10,000 men
had a way of calling a man a liar in the
most careless and indiscriminate man
ner and with only the merest or no
provocation. One day he was in our
office and casually mentioned the fact
that he was going to make a trip to
- " w nen r inquirea tne managez
" 'Next week.'
" 'On business or pleasure ?'
"'Going to buy a pair of horses.'
"'Um-er-er!' hesitated the man
ager. 'Before you start I wish you
would stop in and see me."
" 'What for? Want me to buy a
horse for you ?,
" 'No: I want to arrange about your
" 'What do you want to arrange
about it ? Isn't it all right?'
" 'Yes. as long as you stay in this
country. But if you go down to Ken
tucky we'll have to advance the rate
until you come back.'
" 'Well, what in --,' began the
policy holder hotly. when the manager
" 'Don't fly the track, my dear fel
low.' he said gently. 'It's all right here
and the rate is satisfactory to us: but.
by Jove. we can't give you the same
rate and let you go to Kentucky and
call men liars like you do in this sec
tion. Not much! We haven't got $10,
000 policies to give away like that, and
you oughtn't to expect it.' "-Wash
AN HONEST ARTIST.
He Would Not Paint a Lie Even For
There was no love lost between the
Emperor Louis Napoleon and his cousin.
Prince Napoleon. whom the Parisians
called "Plon Plon. " The prince used to
make abusive speeches against the em
peror, which people were only too ready
tc repeat to him: 'Let him alone.
Louis Napoleon would reply 'He is
too well known No one would turn me
out to place him on the throne."
The emperor was correct, for no one
said a good word about "Plon Plon. "
He was commonly believed to have
shown the white feather in the Crimea
and never exposed himself where the
lead was falling. An English lady. who
in her young days mingled with French
society, tells in her "Foreign Courts
and Foreign Homes" a story as discred
itable to Prince Napoleon as it is hon
orable to a French artist.
w nile the artist was painting the
historical picture of the battle of the
Alma, which the emperor had ordered,
Prince Napoleon called at the painter's
studio to make known to him the facts.
On leaving he said he wished the prom.
inent figure in the battle to be himsell
mounted on his white charger. He sent
the horse to the artist so that he could
paint its exact portrait. When the pic
ture was finished and invitations were
sent out for a "private view," the
white charger was seen, a prominent
fgure in the battle, but without a rider.
On hearing of this terrible omission
the prince sent an aid-de-camp to ask
the reason. The honest artist said the
horse should remain if the prince wish
ed, but no rider would be on it. "Tell
the prince I have never yet painted a
lie." The hint was taken. The prince
ordered the horse to be rubbed out.
The Business of a Theater.
A prosperous theater in the city of
New York may in a favorable season
do a business of more than $250,000
and keep in employment 150 persons.
There are 37 theaters, including the va
riety houses, in active operation in the
boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.,
while the borough of Brooklyn adds a
score or more. Everything which affects
business in general affects the theater
A man will reduce his expenditures
for tickets to places of amusement long
before he thinks of cutting down his
supply of cigars, for the cigar belongs
to that class of luxuries which subtly
become necessaries, while the theater
habit, as any observant manager will
tell you. requires constant cultivation.
The management of a theater is there
fore an occupation requiring business
sagacity in a greater degree than it
calls for artistic taste. -W. J. Hender
son in Scribner's.
Proud of Her Work.
He looked with forced admiration at
the slippers-forced because he already
had half a dozen pairs.
"You don't mean to tell me that
they are all your own work? What a
talented little wife I'm going to havel'
And she smiled, though the plain
truth was that she had bought the up
pers. paid a man to sole them and then
managed to sew the bows on crooked
after her mother had made them. Yet
she was very proud and really wonder
ed how she had managed to accomplish
so much. -Detroit Journal
"Yes,' said the yellow dog, "I be
lieve after death we enter into another
sphere of action I think I'll be a golf
'How do you figure that out ?"
u I'td theU black and tan.
"Ob. 'll be in the links. "-Philadel
SHE GOT HIM BACK.
How the Dog's Mistress Retained Her
When Mrs. Marie Nevins Blailme u,:,
married to Dr. W. T. Bull, her lpc:
e spaniel, Lion was hanished. After h l
e couple had been married a year B u:s
S Bull persuaded her husband to lh t !.1,
I return for a week, promisiu to i.ue
" him in the stable.
e Three days of Lion's visit had p-: .en
when as Dr. Bull was taking oil' iLi
overcoat in his office there came a rap it
I the inner door. It was so faint that at
first he did not notice it. Then when it
was repeated he said. "Come in." No
one came, but the rapping went on. He
opened the door, and there stood Lion.
i He had been knocking the door with a
1 little wooden box he held in his mouth,
3 addressed to Dr. Bull. The doctor took
the box, and Lion, too polite to intrude,
turned and walked in a dignified man
nor back up stairs. The doctor opened
the box and read the tiny note contain
ed therein, smiled and threw it in the
The next day Lion knocked and left
another note. The third time he came
there was a reply for him. The doctor
said, "Lion, wait." He took the box,
abstracted the note, put one of his own
in its place, and handing the box back
to the dog gave him a pat and sent him
up stairs. Here is a copy of Lion's notes
I and the reply they finally elicited:
DEAR DOcTOR-I am enjoying my visit to my
mistress very much. It was very kind of you
to invite me here, and I have tried to behave
the best I know how. It will be hard to leave
my mistress again. I wish you would like me
a little bit. Llow.
The letter which Lion carried back
to his mistress read:
Lio--You are such a respectable, well bred
fellow that your visit is extended indefinitely
W. T. B.
& Description of a Spell of Humidity
on the Wabash.
"Talking about rainy weather," said
the westerner, "I remember once out
in Indianapolis meeting a farmer who
took the most cheerful view of damp
nessof anybody I ever saw. Iasked him
if they had bad much rain down on the
Wabash that spring.
" ' Well, it has been a little damp,' he
answered. 'The day before I left home
I had to hang up 24 of my ducks. They
had got so water soaked that they
couldn't swim any longer. I planted
my corn in two feet of water, and I
don't expect over 30 bushels to the acre.
My wheat is looking pretty well, but
the sturgeon and catfish have damaged
it considerably. There was about 15
minutes' sunshine one day, and I
thought I would plant my potatoes, so
I loaded them on a scow and anchored
the scow in three feet of water, when it
began to rain again.
"'I wanted to go down on the bottom
lands next the Wabash to see if the
grass was growing for my hay crop, but
my wife said that as we didn't haveany
diving bell she'd rather I wouldn't. I
should feel kind of discouraged with all
the rain, but I've spent my odd hours
of leisure time-and the even ones, too,
on account of staying in out of the wet
-building us an ark. If it will only
rain another week or two until 1 get
her ready to sail, I'm going to take my
family out to Missouri by water for a
trip to visit our folks that moved off
out there because they didn't know
enough to stay in a place where they
were comfortable.' "-Boston Tran
A commercial traveler on his trip
galled upon a well known chemist. He
was nervous as he put his hand in his
pocket and handed out a card.
"I represent that concern," said the
"You are fortunate," replied the
The commercial traveler was encour
aged and said:
"I think so, sir, and the chemist who
trades with us is even more so. My firm
has the finest line of cosmetics in the
"I shouldn't have thought it," slow
ly responded the man of medicines.
"Her complexion looks natural."
And he handed back the photograph
which the young man had given him
by mistake. He took it and left without
waiting to make any farewell remarks.
Worship of the Tiger.
The carcass of the tiger was carried
to the adjacent village, where a hen
was decapitated in front of it by the
Goods as an offering to the tiger god,
while all the women assembled and did
obeisance to the monster, bringing also
their children, and placing each a small
coin on the tiger's body or in front of
its jaws; for these primitive people
look on the tiger as their god, and small
marvel seeing what a wondrous crea
ture he is, with matchless symmetry
of form and mighty strength, before
Which man seems an insignificant pup
pet.-"Tropics and Snows," by Burton.
Why She Was Sad.
It was in a little out of the way place
in the country, and as the recent arrival
passed some asked who she was.
"S"l' is a society woman who has
been wishing for the last ten years that
she could get away from the trials and
anxieties and bores and superficiality of
society," was the answer.
"But why is she so sad?"
"Because at last she has got away
from them. "-Chicago Post.
The seeds of the Philippine bean from
the coast near Manila so closely resem
ble the quartz pebbles, among which
they fall, in shape, size and color, lus
ter, hardiness and stratification as to
be almost indistinguishable.
The first gold coin called a sovereign
was coined in the reign of Henry VIII.
The present sovereign, as current at 20
shillings, was first issued in 1617.
HIS FIRST THIMBLE.
Inventor John Lofting Made a For
tune Froam It 200 Years Ago.
"There is a rich family named Loft
ing in England." said a d;a.,r in fancy
articles. "the fortune of whose house
was founded by so apparently insignifi
cant a little thing as the thimble.
"The first thimbles seen in England
were made in London less than 200
years ago by a metal worker named
"The usefulness of the article recom
mended it at once to all who used the
needle, and Lofting acquired a large
fortune and great fame in the manufac
ture of the new accessory to the needle
"The implement was then called the
thumb bell and was worn on the thumb.
"The clumsy mode of utilizing it
was soon changed, but when and why
the name thimble was given the article
do not appear.
"Lofting's thimbles, and, in fact, all
thimbles, were made of either iron or
brass, and specimens of them extant.
many of which are preserved as heir
looms, are crude and clumsy looking
things compared with the commonest
thimbles of today. although their cost
was many times as much.
"Today gold. silver, iron, ivory.
steel, sometimes glass and even pearl
and celluloid are utilized in making
thimbles. Since art needlework became
fashionable thimbles of elaborate work
nranship and great value, to accompany
the rich and costly implements and ma
terials wealthy needleworkers affect.
have found a large sale.
"Solid gold thimbles, carved and fre
quently set with diamonds. have been
found none too good for some people.
Thimbles made to order, with the mono
gram or initials of the person for whom
they are intended set in precious stones,
are not by any means unknown. "
HE ATE THE SOAP.
Garland Would Have Swnllowed It 1(
It Had Killed Him.
The late Augustus H. Garland, who
was attorney general under President
Cleveland. was very fond of practical
jokes and during his term of service in
the senate frequently turned the laugh
on his colleagues. Senators Voorhees
and Vest, with whom he was very
friendly, finally determined to turn the
tables. Mr. Garland had a habit, like
Voorhees, of munching candy, and Vest
and Voorheet made it up between them
to take advantage of his fondness for
sweets to play their trick. They had
some tempting looking chocolate cara
n,els prepared. with the interior filled
with brown soap. These they took to
the senate chamber and Voorhees placed
them (f, his deck. The lid l:eing off
when Mr. Garland sauntered down the
aisle he noticed them at once.
"What have you there. Dan ?" he in
Voorhees looked up carelessly from
his writing and responded: "Caramels.
Garlar: needed no second invitation
and, picking up two or three, placed
one in his mouth. Steadily he chewed
away. his face betraying no sign of the
conflict within him. This alarmed
Voorhees. who went to Vest's desk and
"He's eating them, Vest I What shall
we do? The stuff will kill him surel"
Senator Vest replied that it could do
no more than make him sick. Garland
swallowed the stuff, although he was
foaming at the mouth from the soap
suds. He related the incident afterward
with great gusto and said he would
have swallowed it if it had killed him.
-New York Sun.
Strengthening Weak Eyes.
What is said to be an excellent lotion
for strengthening weak eyes is as fol
lows' Four teaspoonfuls of boracic pow
der and a pint of boiling water. Put
the powder in a jug and pour the water
over it. Stir until quite dissolved, then
put the solution into a bottle and keep
well corked until required. When re
quired. add a little boiling water to an
eggcupful. with or without the addi
tion of two teaspoonfuls of laurel or
elder flower water, and bathe the eyes
frequently with this, using a soft rag
or fine sponge for the purpose.-New
The slow flapping of a butterfly's
wing produces no sound. When the
movements are rapid, a noise is produc,
ed which increases with the number of
vibrations. Thus the house fly. which
produces the sound of F. vibrates its
wings 21.120 times a minute or 335
times a second, and the bee, which
makes a sound of A. as many as 26.400
Itimes or 440 times a second. A tired
bee bums on E. and, therefore, accord
ing to theory. vibrates its wings only
330 times a second.
The Whale Cure For Rheumatinm.
It is said that in Australia there is a
hotel where rheumatic patients congre
gate. Whenever a whale has been taken
the patients are rowed over to the works
in which the animal is cut up. the
whalers dig a narrow grave in the body.
and in this the patient lies for two
hours, as in a Turkish bath, the decom
posing blubber cf the whale closing
round his body and acting as a huge
poultice. This is known as the whale
cure for rheumatism
A Bill a Berry.
Crimsonbeak-Our government al
ways seems to do the right thing at the
Yeast-What has it done now ?
"Why. it has issued the new series
of $1 bills just as the first southern
strawberries have reached our mar
kets. "-Yonkers Statesman.
Fussy-I hear your minister is a my
Wuzzy-Well. you have heard wrong.
He is a Calvinist. -New York TribuMe
THE FLAG OF STARS.
r Oh, not alone 1lh enver south
Alone ti.e ste"'.trit Inr:h
Saw n ith wet "t}+ i|, , t :.hI spring skies
Our flag of s.ita :, .
cy Oh, nut ailne t .e <I "I cIsi,
se NO tl.ti t' 1Žtlit 4 i ; t',v l .,tet.
Smiled high a\,tt l mt,. hi: side by side
The niatoll'a eilh ul 'c t Ipt":er c,: '
id But north and south and east and west
The mountain and the plain,
10 The piairie and the desert,
ad Yielded their flower again.
East and west and south and north
The flower of the land.
Hearing the mother's call, went forth
ie To stand at her right hand.
We be many hands in labor,
Rut one arm for the right;
e- One blood to shed, one heart till dead,
One good sword for the tight:
We be many tongued and minded,
But one mind and one tongue
b. When once wide sent through a continent
it The nation's word has rung!
tY Then northern tongues sang Dixie'
le Beneath the ancient flag,
And the southerner dies to rebaptize
11 His own the "Yankee rag!"
Brothers-to keep for freedom's sake
r The flag of stars unfurled
t. Beneath the stars of heaven-to make
The starlight of the world!
.Grace Ellerly Channing mn Youth's Com
4t A LESSON IN COOKING.
f ow a Hobo Served L'p a Dish of
rl Roast Chicken.
ig "The first time I ran away from
to home I learned a trick or two that was
worth the while," said a well known
y business man. "I started out on several
i- unauthorized tours of adventure before
t. I reached years of discretion, but the
first is most vividly impressed upon my
memory. Three of us kids caught a
n freight train and got some 60 or 70
miles away from home before the first
º- nightfall. Then we didn't know where
n to spend the night. Several attempts to
t. quarter ourselves in empty box cars on
the side track of a little village only
resulted in our being chased away and
threatened with arrest, so we went to
the outskirts of the place and built a
fire on the bank of a little creek. Here
f we made ourselves as comfortable as
possible and one or two of us had actu
o ally dozed off for short naps when a
t regular hobo. a good specimen of the
1 real article. happened along and wanted
a to know if we had anything to eat. Of
Li course we hadn't.
s " 'Well,' he said, 'if you fellers'll
v ketch a chicken I'll show you a trick
e that'll be useful to you.
e "It didn't take us long to catch the
t chicken and bring it back. The veteran
.i member of the nomadic fraternity
r wrung its neck. jerked off its head.
I cleaned it and going down to the creek
wadded it up. feathers. feet and all. in
1 a big ball of yellow clay. This he rolled i
J into the fire and scraped the burning
I embers up around it. The clay soon,
f hardened. and we could see it amongi
the wood coals gradually becoming a
bright cherry red. When it did so, the
cook rolled it out again. let it cool a
little and then broke it open with a
stone. The feathers had stuck to the
baked clay and a clean, inviting chick- l
en was ready to be served. All the
1 moisture that in ordinary baking is lost
I had been kept in by the bricklike in- r
I closure, and the morsel that fell to my
lot was the .juiciest and sweetest I have
ever eaten. '-Cincinnati Enquirer.
His Absent Companions.
1 At a banquet given in Rochester two A
of the expected guests were unable to
be present. The order of seating hap
pened to be such that a particularly
jovial and companionable gentleman
sat with one of the vacant chairs on
each side of him. The empty chairs
and first course of oysters were left in
place for some time in case the expected
guests arrived. The solitary gentleman
therefore could move neither to the
right nor to the left. but amiably
beamed throughout the repast, seem
ingly none the worse for his enforced
isolation. After the banquet some one
innocently asked him"
"How did you enjoy yourself. old d
"First rate," he replied briskly
enough. "I sat next to a couple of fel
lows who weren't there. "-Rochester
The Managed Husband Is Worthless.
Helen Watterson Moody believes that
the husband who can be managed is
not worth managing. "and there is no
better principle." she adds. in The La
dies' Home Journal. "for both husband
and wife to adopt in adjusting them
selves to the new relation than that of
trying to do each by the other what
men are accustomed to call 'the square
thing.' Many a woman understands
'managing' a husband better than she
does doing the square thing by him.
and many a mIan understands and prac- a
tices doing the square thing by other
men who would be affronted if he were -
to be told that. judged by his own busi
ness standards, he habitually dealt un
fairly with his own wife.'
Mrs. Watklns' Club Inheritance.
"1 don't see.' said Ar. Mulberry.
"why you women have that Mrs. Wat
kins in your literary club. The rest of
you are bright enough, but she's as dull
as dull can be."
"It's this way, " answered Mrs Mul
berry. "Mrs. Watkins' great-grand
niother's half sister's second cousin by
marriage could trace her descent from
Chaucer. So. you see. after all, with
such literary claims, we couldn't very
well leave Mrs. Watkins out. "-Har
A Candid Suitor.
"What do you think? Papa asked
Jack if he expected to get any money
in marrying me.'
"Was Jack insulted ?'
"Insulted? He told pop that a good
home was more of an object to him
than wages. "-Detroit Free Press.
Calcined seed pearls are considered a
medicine of great potency by the Chi
nee. and beautiful art work in mother
of pearl has long been executed both in
China and Japan.
HONESTY THE BEST POLICY.
Honest goods, honest prices and
honest dealings will surely bring suc
cess. Every hour proves it. The last
days of the nineteenth century show
le nothing more clearly. We believe this
fact and our works demonstrate our be
lief. Our goods are warranted to be
exactly as represented, that is honest;
our goods are guaranteed to give per
fect satisfaction, that is honest. If any
article of jewelry of our manufacture
does not give perfect satisfaction we
will refund the money paid for such
articles; that, too, is honest.
James Wheeler of Billings, Mont.,
has a complete assortment of our goods
in his store for sale at prices that defy
competition. These goods are made
from rolled gold, gold filled or solid
gold stock, and are warranted to give
perfect satisfaction or the money will
be refunded. W. F. MAIN CO.,
Eastern Factory corner Friendship and
Eddy streets, Providence, R. I.
Western Factory (largest in the world)
under process of construction at East
Iowa City, Ia. Over 52,000 feet of
floor space. 92-f.-4
On Every Bottle
f Of Shiloh's Consumption Cure is this
guarantee: "All we ask of you is to use
two-thirds of the contents of this bottle
a faithfully, then if you can say you are
a not benefited return the bottle to your
a druggist and he may refund the price
I paid." Price 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1.00.
e Sold by Chapple Drug Co.
Coalflelds of the World.
Geologists estimate the great coal
) fields of the world in square miles as
t follows: China, 200,000; United States.
e east of the Rockies, 190,000; Canada,
65,000; India, 35,500: New South
Wales, 24,000; Russia, 20,000, and the
United Kingdom, 11,500. There are
many deposits in other countries, but
their extent is inconsiderable. Eng
land's coal area is small; still she
for years produced more than any other
country. Now the United States is
ahead. English coal veins are thin; one
only 14 inches wide has been worked
1,200 feet down. On the other hand,
i there are veins in the Pennsylvania an
t thracite region 60 feet thick and in
the bituminous regions 18 feet thick.
Our Appalachian coalfields are the lar
gest known, and alone could supply the
whole world for centuries to come.
"The stingiest man I ever knew was
a fellow who in going up stairs always
slipped a step in order to save his shoe
"That's nothing! I once knew a man
who was so stingy that he wouldn't
I trim his finger nails except when he
could biirr,w a jackknife, because he
'idn't waiot to wear out his own."
How Is Your Wiffe'?
Has she lost her beauty? If so, con
stipation, indigestion, sick headache are
principal causes. Karl's Clover Root I
Tea has cured these ills for half a cen
tury. Price 25 cts. and 50 cts. Money I
refunded if results are not satisfactory.
Sold by Chapple Drug Co.
Shuart Earth Grader
AS large capacity for moving earth
and for grading same to perfect
surface for irrigation. Hundreds
i' use all over the irrigated west. For
descriptive circular and price address
The Babeoek Hardulare Co.
BILLINGS, MONT., or a
The Shuart Grader Co., Mfrs.
18-fr-6 OBERLIN, OHIO.
Besr IRNGOuTS P. H. SMITH, Pror 1
IN TOlsIN .
The truth plainly told If they only fought with WEALTH
razors in the war many a
is all the advertising colored gentleman would cannot buy you happl
have made an undying
worthy goods require. reputation as a great ness, but one of our
leader. So we lead with
DOUGLASS SHOES our assortment of new $10.00 Overcoats will
$3.00-.3.50-$4.00 and stylish goods in all
departments. bring you comfort.
ZIMMERMAN & CO. ZIMMERMAN & CO. ZIMMERMAN & CO.
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EGGS FOR H1ATCHINIG
There Are lone Better to Be Had
I Our breeding pens were se
lected and mated by I. K.
Felch, President of the Amer
ican Poultry Association.
Light Brahmas (,train),
B. P. Rocks,
Eggs $2.50 per setting
Two settings for $4.00
A limited amount of stock
for sale. Address
Riverside Poultry Co.
MODELS. On Eah Bor..
KALAMAZOO CORSET Co.
LEE EISENBERG, PROP.
First Publication March 10, 1899--6
Department of the Interior,
United States Land Office.
Bozeman, Mont., March 1, 1899.
A sutficient contest affidavit having
been filed in this office by Henry Terrell,
contestant, against homestead entry
No. 1821, made June 1, 1893, for lots 3,
4, SE% SW ,, SW?4 SE%, section 18,
township 3 N. range 22 E, by Robert B.
Stephenson, Jr., contestee, in which it
is alleged that said homestead has been
wholly abandoned by said Robert B.
Stephenson, Jr., said parties are hereby
notified to appear. respond and offer evi
dence touching said allegation at 10
o'clock a. m. on April 20, 1899, before A.
Fraser, U. S. commissioner, Billings,
Mont., and that final hearing will be
held at 10 o'clock a. m. on April 20, 1899
before the register and receiver at the
United States land office in Bozeman,
The =aid contestant having, in a
proper affidavit, filed March 1, 1899, set
forth facts which show that after due
diligence, personal service of this notice
can not be made, it is hereby ordered
and directed that such notice be given
by due and proper publication.
A. L. LOVE, Register.
First Publication March 10, 1899-1
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate of Caroline Taylor, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed administrator of the estate of
Caroline Taylor, deceased, to the cred
itors of and all persons having claims
against the said deceased, to exhibit
them, with the necessary vouchers,
within four months after the first publi
cation of this notice, to the said admin
istrator at his office in Billings in the
county of Yellowstone, state of Montana.
Dated at Billings, Mont., March 4,
1899. H. W. ROWLEY,
Administrator of the estate of Caroline
W ANTED - SEVERAL TRUSTWORTHY
persons in this state to manage our busi
ness in their own and nearby counties. It is
mainly office work conducted at home. Salary
straight $900 a year and expenses--definite, bona
fide, no more, no less salary. Monthly $75. Refer
ences. Enlosee self-addressed stamped envelope.
Herbert E. Hess, Prest., Dept. M. Chicago. 10-7-6
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