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'if lir In Need of Young Surgeons. `here is a great demand in the navy t young medical offlcers. The need of ,ausistant surgeons in the medical corps Is very great, there being at the pres ent time twenty-seven vacancies in 'that grade. Surgeon General Rixey is ,trying to attract young medical men into this service. Hie is now in the ':outh inspecting a hospital at Pensa cola. He intends addressing several medical colleges and calling to the at tention of the students the desirability of a naval career. Not long ago he de livered an address at the Jefferson Medical college, in which he dwelt up on the opportunities for young medical graduates in the navy. The work to be performed by the medical corps in the navy is growing every year. The authorized strength of the navy now is about 38,000 and within the next six years will probably reach 50,000. The enlistments and re enlistments require the constant at tendance of surgeons to make physical examinations, and besides this routine work there are fourti naval hos pitals, with naval stationk. navy yards and receiving ships, where je services of members of the medico' corps are needed. Applicants for admission into this branch of the service must be between twenty-one and thirty years of age. physically sound, of good high school education and master of their profes sion to a degree that would insure a successful career in civil life.-Philt delphia Press. Artistic wail raper. The artistic side of the manufacture of wall paper, says the Wall Paper News, is the development of a very recent period. In this development different manufacturers and designers have had a hand. Some of these are living today and deserve all honor for their labbrs. If any one man has had more to do with this work than any other that man was William Morris, When William Morris first entered uipon his work, there was very little that was artistic in wall paper. When he finishedmhis work, wall paper was a thing of beauty and a joy forever. The period in which Morris worked lay between the years 1856 and 1896. Thus the inMuence of William Morris was so recent as to be almost present with us today, and it is not too much to say that not a line of wall paper is manu factured in this country or in England that does not show marked traces of his taste and originality. A Navy Boy on the Navy. Victor G. Foree, one of the Kansas City boys who are now serving in Un cle Sam's navy. Is at home for a thirty days' furlough after completing e cruise around the world. He is now serving on board the battleship Wis. consin. He is immensely pleased Witlh his chosen profession. "I wouldn't trade places with any boy in Kansas City," he said the other day. "We get the finest treatment im aginable, and any fellow who will be have himself is given every possible chance for advancement. In addition to the technical training that we gel the general education given on board the training ship is as good as you would get at many a college. We are given an especially stiff course in mathematics, as all that is needed in the study of navigation."--Kansas City Journal. Buried Treasure. In 1830 Willard Burson made his her mit honme in what was known as Rock Creek township. Ind. White settlers moved into the locality, and Burson. not wanting neighbors, shouldered hi. flintlock gun and with his wife and children disappeared into the wilder ness. A middle aged man came to the place a few days ago and identified himself as Burson's son. He went quietly at midnight to where the old dead sycamore tree lay and commenced digging. The farmers living near and who saw him at work say he uncov ered a large box and then drove rapid ly away, disappearing as his father had sixty-seven years ago. Several English gold coins were found on the ground next morning, where they had fallen from the rotten box. The Queen and Her Cows. The kings of Bavaria have long de rived a profit from certain breweries in Munich, and now Queen Wilhelmina of Holland is making money by selling milk and butter. Her first step in this direction was when she induced her husband, Prince Henry, to buy several cows, which were placed on the rich land adjoining the castle of Loo. The cows prospered exceedingly, and the queen was so pleased with the success of the experiment that she instructed the manager of her estates to visit sev eral stock farms and to purchase thirty of the best cows that could be obtained in lolland. This has been done, and milk and butter of excellent quality are now being sold from the royal farm. Located by an Egg. Miss. Nancy Smith, who is employed In a department store at Paoli, Ind., placed her name and address on an egg which was included in a shipment to a Hoboken (N. J.) firm. Nothing more was thought of the matter until re :ently the young woman received a let ter from a young man in Hoboken whose father had bought the egg of a lgoal grocer. The natme being the same • his own, he wrote telling how the S.e was found. It transpired that the w oman and her Jersey corre twere first cousins and .tha- . and tP father of the Jersey wOs brithews who were separated aiet kpow nothing of PEOPLE OF THE DAY She Weds a Poor Soldier. The Earl of Rosebery's eldest daugh ter, Lady Sibyl Primrose, was mar rled( at Epsom recently to Lieutenant C. J. C. Grant .of the Coldstream guards. The wedding was quiet, only relatives and intimate friends of the family being present. Nevertheless the bride was attended by eight brides maids. Lord Rosebbry gave away his daughter. Quite a flutter was occa LADY BIBYI PRIMROSE. stoned in London society circles by the announcement errly in the year of the engagement between Lady Sibyl and Lieutenant Grant. While Charles Grant is a young officer who has al ready made a good military record and is the son of Lieutenant General Sir Robert Grant, he is comparatively poor. Hence the surprise when the en gagement was made public. However, there will be no lack of funds in Lieu tenant Grant's household, as his bride is a very rich woman in her own right. Reed as a Talker. William Allen White of Emporia, Kan., took luncheon with Thomas B. Reed at the Century club, New York, the day President McKinley died. "Aft er a simple meal had been put away," Mr. White relates, "Reed pushed back his chair and began to talk. For three long hours he discoursed most beauti fully upon life, its uncertainty, its real rewards and its checks and balances, upon fame and its accidents and its emptiness, upon death and immortali ty and God and all his ways and works. It was a kind of funeral oration the like of which few men are privileged to hear. At the end of it all the big man threw back his head and looked up at the great oak rafters of the room for a long while and then let his hands fall heavily on the short arms of the chair as he sighed: 'Hi, ho! What does it all mean? Where is it going? Who are we? What is this unfathomed mys tery we call life? God knows! I don't.' "-Kansas City Star. Boyish Zangwill. Zangwill for a man of such subtly intellectual parts can on occasion de scend to the most boyish frivolity. The daughter of a certain rabbi was told that she was to sit next to him at a dinner party. For days beforehand she trembled with mingled anticipatory delight and dread and sought to sharp en her wits by dwelling on every learned subject, possible or impossible, which she thought he might be likely to talk about. Imagine her amaze ment when as soon as dinner was be gun Zangwill drew a small india rub ber doll from his' pocket and began telling fortunes with it, talking the whole time nothing but the most irre sponsible nonsense. She said after ward that she felt very much like the girl who was taken in to dinner by Ten nyson and hung with trembling rap ture on the inspired words which were to fall from his lips. "I like my mut ton in chunks." said Tennyson. Mayor of World's Fair City. When President Roosevelt reaches St. Louis for the special 'purpose of dedicating the world's fair grounds and buildings on April 30, he will be ten dered the freedom of the city by the mayor, Rolla Wells. Mr. Wells was elected mayor by the Democrats on a reform platform two years ago and has still two years to serve. He is a large BOLLA W ELLS. steel manufacturer and is quite wealthy. His father was formerly an extensive owner of street railway prop erty, and Mayor Wells was brought up in that business. Several years ago he invested his capital in the steel indus try and has thrived thereat. Mayor Wells is popular with all classes of citizens, and his administration has so far been very successful. As mayor of the Mound City during tlhe Louisi ana Purchase exposition he will prob ably come prominently before the hvole country. NEW SHORT STORIES Mr. Reed's s 5aweution. A territorial delegate from the-south west who occupied hotel rooms close to those of Mr. Reed during the latter's last year in congress was well liked by the late speaker for his sterling rough diamond qualities. This terri torial delegate sidestepped and bucked for several years before he could be brought to the wearing of evening clothes. He wasn't opposed to tl:' .ri:se: suit on principle, like a certain young statesman from Texas, but whenn his friends suggested the desiranility of evening togs to hlia line always told theml that he was afraid lie would feel like a fool in the things. Mr. Reed and this territorial dele gate were both invited to a club din ner, and they arranged to go to the affair together from the hotel. On the night of the club dinner about half an hour before the two men were to start the delegate, looking sheepish, hang dog and guilty way down to the ground, appeared in Mr. Reed's den. He wore an evening suit. It was a bulgy, hand me down looking outfit, but it wris an evening suit all the same, Mr. Reed's eyes twinkled when he saw the suit, but lie didn't say any thing. The delegate twitched around Mr. Reed's den nervously, rubbering at the speaker out of the corner of his eye to see what kind of a hit the dress togs were making and having horrible difficulty with his unoccupied hands. Mr. Reed, his eyes twinkling all the time, nevertheless remained mute, and his silence got the delegate's nerves all a-jingling, and, getting up and fac ing the speaker, he blurted out: "Confound it all, Tom, how do you like this suit?" "It's first rate," drawled Mr. Reed. "Why don't you buy one?" Two of a Kind. When Frank Norris, author of "The Octopus," was a Harvard freshman, he did not attend recitations as sedulous ly as the faculty desired. He had an aversion to mathematics and to one or two other drier branches of learning and was too frequently to be found in / a "I NEVER LOOK UP FROM THIR BENCH BUTU I SEE YOU IDLING THERE." pleasant weather on a certain bench under a certain elm with pipe and book. dow looked down. upon young Norris' favorite seat. One day this instructor, leaning far out, called: "Mr. Norris, I never look out of this window but I see you idling down there on that bench." Norris replied; "Well, Mr. Blank, I never look up from this bench but I see you idling there at that window." Colonel Was His Butcher. As General Plumer has just got a well merited step to a major general ship there is no reason why I should not tell this. When the general was engaged in putting down the rebellion in Matabeleland in 1896, the defense of Bulawayo was in the hands of the Bu. lawayo field force, and the commander of that force, who had taken up sol diering for the time being, was in the days of peace a butcher. The com mandant one night when going his rounds came plump against a sentry who was smoking, and then came this conversation: "What do you mean by smoking, sir?" asked the commandant sternly. "What? Me not smoke?" queried the sentry in Injured tones. "No, certainly not. Put out that pipe at once." "Look here, Brown," said the sentry confidentially, "don't you be a silly ass, or I'll go somewhere else for my ,meat."-London M. A. P. Had All the Brains Required. Sir Conan Doyle recently told a story of an English officer who was badly wounded in South Africa and the mili tary surgeon had to shave off that por tion of his brains which protruded from the skull. The officer got well, and later on in London the surgeon asked whether he knew that a portion of his brains was in a glass bottle in a laboratory'. "Oh. that does not matter now," replied the soldier; "I've got a permanent position in the war office." A Story of Bismarek. In his autobiography Kruger relates a story of Bismarck. It is the only thing he records of his visit to Berlin in 1884. Bismarck hqd stumbled on the stairs of the palace, and the old em peror said jokingly, "Prince, you are growing old." "Yes. maijesty," replied Bismarck. "It's usually the case that the horse grows old before his rider." -Chicago News. 'HINTS FOR FARMERS Agricuptural -BEdaetloa. The importance of agricultural" edu cation leads us to risk becoming tire some in our advocacy of it. We favor increased facilities for agricultural schools wherever they are inadequate. They are inadequate in Pennsylvania. The total value of the buildings and equipment for agricultural education in this state is $27,000; in Ohio, $150. 000; in New York, $1570.(00): in lowa. $175,000: in Illinois. $104.500; in Mas sachusetts. $228,00.(: Il Minnesota. $347.500, ind in t iscolusin. $3SS,0110). Statistics are unlllltcesstary. however. to any one who has seen the schools. No short courses in l'ennsylv:mlmti be cause no place to run themt! No dairy instrttctbr in a state that stands among the first in extent of Its dairy industry! During the past sixteen years agri cultural education has received a little over one-eleventh of the state's ilppro priations for education at State col lege. Are there ten industries or In terests in Pennsylvania of equal impor tance with agriculture? No, not one. Moreover, the other industries are well provided for in the various universi ties and technical ,slhools, whereas ag riculture has no other school than the one at State college. Pennsylvania has not even a state fair, as the other states above named have. Need we say more to show why the bill now be-: fore the legislature should become a law?-Stockman and Farmer. Curing Scours In Calves. We have had a great deal of trouble with scours or calf cholera, which usu ally occurs the second or third day. We have tried a great many different inef fective remedies, but reading an article in the Breeder's Gazette recommending rennet tablets we tried them and found them very good, especially for young lambs, writes Theodore Degen, hardt. I have saved them when they were almost dead. The best thing I have found for calves is blood meal. We have never lost a calf from scours since using it. We usually give from two tablespoonfuls to half a teacupful at a dose in boiled milk A.hree times a day,' according to the peculiarities of the case, but stop when it begins to check. Scale Insects and Fungi. So much has been written concern ing scale insects and fungi on trees that a few lines only are now contemplated to bespeak attention to the subject from those who should be interested. From one end of the country to the other trees are becoming full of scale and other insects, and this evil, togeth er with that of fungi, requires constant attention. It is not alone from nurs eries that the evils are spread. Private orchards are infested in almost or quite every state, and from these trees birds carry the insects on their feet from one tree to another. Almost all nurseries are fairly clean of insects, some of them entirely so. The inspection laws of mnost states compel yearly examina tions of the trees, and, besides this, the nurseryman's interests call for clean stock. Every one having fruit trees or bushes should be prepared to meet the foe. The best thing to do at the pres ent time is to write to the advertisers of sprayers for their pamphlets con cerning the subject. Very many that I have seen give formulas for making the various compounds, the time when spraying should be performed, the proper apparatus for the purpose and general information on the subject of great value.-Practical Farmer. 'rae earner.s Aecoufsi. In almost every community there are one or two persons who have some knowledge of bookkeeping, inventories and accounts. If indeed they may not be retired experts in this class of work. It would. pay many a farmer to hire such a person to make out for him an itemized statement of his assets and liabilitle,s so that he can start in fresh with an exact knowledge as to just where he stands. Then, even if no reg ular books are kept. a similar invento ry at the end of the year will show the farmer whether he has gained or lost. No business except farming is good enough to stand the carelessness in the matter of financial accounts such as characterizes so many farmers.-Amer ican Agriculturist. The Best Cow. The best cow for each one of us is the cow we like best to handle and be around. There is such a thing as in compatibility of temper between the man and his cow oftentimes, and this fact often marks the line between suc cess and failure. The man who loves his cows and cares for them as a man will who has this affection for his stock will most assuredly receive bet ter returns for his labor than the one who simply tolerates his dairy. The man who takes pride in the Guernsey or the Jersey or the Durham should turn his attention to that particular breed.-Dairy and Creamery. Moving Large Apple Trees. In answer to an inquiry Rural New Yorker says: Large trees can lfe moved by cutting back the tops quite severely and taking up as much of the roots as is possible. A large ball of earth should be left fastened to the roots by digging under, prying it up and sliding under a stone boat. This can then be drawn to the new location and slid into place. If the ground is allowed to freeze be fore digging out the ball, it can be moved with greater safety from crum bling. With the Bees. In working around bees do not open hives early or late in the day, or on rainy days. Select nice weather, for at such times the old bees, which are the field force, are out in search of nectar, and fewer bees are in the hive. Some think the best time to take honey off the hive is at night, when the bees are aleep, I6ut do not try it. "AUSTRIAN'S NOVEL FEAT. Trandllnm HiMs Pamiy. Around. the World In a Perambulator. With the avowed tntentio~of' dcoss ing the American continent in less than . hundred days, there arrived in New York recently on the steamer Teutonie Anton Hanslian, a plucky little Aus trian pedestrian, accompanied by his wife and daughter. 'ays the New York World. He has wheeled wife. and child in a perambulator all over Europe and is now wheeling them around the world. The route he has chosen tis ror Jer sey City to Buffalo, th*-n west to C(hi cago and on to S.n :'rnitclsco. He is a circus rider and e.%pects to do some barebhack riding en route and to deliver lectures on his itravels to pay. for food and shelter. At :ne time of thb Paris exposition Hansllisr fashiouned tor himself an un usually strong perambulator and wheae-di his little family the entire dis tance. lie found this moile of travel ing so pieasant that he decided to tour Europe in the same manner. Two thousand dollars was put up as a prize by a European sportsmaa, and the con ditions were that Ilensittle was to visit all the principal ettls of Europe in two years, starting without Ia penny and working for his own and hit fam Ily's living. This he did se.ling sou venir postcards. on the wayF io pay ex penses. At Eli;s island he told of his adventures. "Fifty thousand postcards w..re sold on this journey. and I earned money. too, by giving exhibitions We were obliged. I must confess to take fre quent advantage of the ,bharty of kind hearted persons along the route. and, Withal, we were often hungry and cold. "In England we had to spend most of the nights out of doors and often were without food. Once'on our third day without food I saw a dog and in my desperation shot him with my re volver, impaled him on a stick and cooked him over a roaring fire of twigs. We ate him with a relish. "One hot afternoon near Budapest. my wife and child having fallen asleep in the peranmbulator, there appeared in the road a huge tiger, who glared fiercely Into, my eyes. I fired at the beast with my revolver, but missed. My wife and child awoke and shrieked so shrilly that the tiger took fright and ied." IN A SCIENTIST'S HONOR. Sove to Relnter at Washington Body bt Smithsonian Instltute's Founder. James Smithson. Englishman, who 'otndled the Smithsonian institution in Washington. died in Genoa in 1829 and was buried there, says Harper's Week ly. The cemetery wherein his bones lie has been abandoned, and the land 1p to be used as a stone quarry. All the bodies in it are to be removed. The regents of the Smithsonian propose that James Smithson's remains shall be brought to the United States and reinterred in the grounds of the insti tution which is -so noble a monument to its founder. James Smithson was the illegitimate son of Hugh Smithson. who became Duke of Northumberland. From the family of his mother, a well born woman, he inherited a fortune. le became a noted scientist with a Strong political preference for republic in institutions. lie never married and when he died left nearly all his estate 'to the United States of America to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian institution, an es tablishment for the increase ahd diffu sion of knowledge among men." The money. £104,960. was sent to the Unit ed States in 1835. and the institution was established by congress in 1846, Smithson once wrote: "The best blood ft England flows In my veins. On my father's side I am a Northumberland. on my mother's I am related to kings; but this avails me not. My name shall live in the memory of man when the titles of the Northumberlands and the Percys are extinct and forgotten." He bitched his wagon to the right star, and his forecast is well on the way toward fulfillment. His bones should come to Washington. Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, one of the regents of the Smith sonian. strongly advocates bringing them over seas and has offered to pay the expenses Qf removal. FASHIONS FOR MEN. London Decirees Many Changes In Clothing For the Summer. According to the Tailor and Cutter of London, men's fashions this spring are remarkable for the many changes that will characterize the clothes of well dressed men. The sack coats will be cut long, with a three seam back, a long vent up the center seam, a decided shaping to the igure, a long rolling front and an abo lition in many cases of the outside breast and ticket pockets and fronts. They will be finished with the corners moderately rounded away. Morning coats, or four button cut aways, are to be cut long, fitting the waist very closely, the fronts rolling low and worn fastened at the waist. Quite a number of these are being made with fiat braid edges. Frocks and summer Chesterfields are also made to roll low. Vests are cut with no collar, there being a .decided change in favor of a single breasted style. White vest slips are worn by all' the smartest men. Trousers are cut narrow in the leg and are smartly shaped. Have Schlappi tune your piano. 6 . .i *Urochet's Colchicine Salicylate Capsules. A standard and infallible cure for RHEUMATISM and GOUT COLCHICI endorsed by the highest medical authorities of Europe and CYLAT America. 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