hI CE MISCELLANY
'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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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."
"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
"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
"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."
'HINTS FOR FARMERS
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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A standard and infallible cure for RHEUMATISM and GOUT
COLCHICI endorsed by the highest medical authorities of Europe and
CYLAT America. Dispensed only in spherical capsules, which dis.
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-*V' disagreeable symptoms. Price, I per bottle. So!l by
druggists. Be sure and get the genuine.
wx .aWr. aS M G. CO.. CLEV ULAD. oNSo, sa.le Wsee.
bold by CHAPPLE DRUG COMPANY.
H. L ARMSTRONG' M. D.,
Physician and Burgeon.
Belknap Block, Billings,. Mon
CLIFF LINDSEY, M. D.,
Physician and Surbepn.
Special attention given to Surgery
and Diseases of Women. Office-Front
Room over W. B. TenEyck's Harness
Establishment on Montana avenue.
Telephone, 120. Residenep 210 N.
Thirty-first street. Telephone No. :.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Prompt and CarRful Attention Gives
Land Scrip Bought and Sold.
Room 26. Gruwell Block.Billings, Mont.
H,. C. CRIPPEN
Rooms 7 And 8, Gruwell Buildlng,
JAMES R. GOBS.
Room 2, Belknap Block, Billings,
HENRY A. FRITH.
First National Bank Block. Billings,
F. H. HATHHORN,
First National Bank Block, Billimns
HARRY A. GROVES,
Rooms 11 and 12, Gruwell Block,
Billings, Montana. *
11 North Twenty-Eighth street.
Telephone No. 142.
Justice of the Peace, Notary Publlc,
U. 8. Commissioner.
First National Bank Block. Bllings.
Chapple Billings. Mont
Cut Flowers natis, Etc.
Bulbs and Flowering Plants for Sale.
DESIGNS MADE TO ORDER.
2907½ Montana Ave. WG Williame
Bell Phone 95F. W. 6U Williams
No Knife, consequently
No Chloroform. Address
DR. PARK HOLLAND
SR, J. LORD
Plans and Estimates Furnished
BILLINGS, - MONTANA
VAUGHAN'S OLD STAND.
A First Class Restaurant
open at all hours.
Bakery in Connection.
Jos. Parque & Co., Props
R. L. NIX, PROP.
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