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Doors, Mouldings SO Fence Postso Building -- - M aterial JOSEPH GUSSENHOVEN NOW is the time to order Eyour 4lutmber, as it will 3 take several months to get it. Dl Cars are scarce and ship Will Take rder for red ndressed n entsuncertin. Ifyouwill Wl kors & Unressed place your order now, we will Any Kind of Saw- saw it out and ship at the Mill Work PAINTS and OILS, GLASS first opportunity. A ll Work HAVRE. --- MONTANA. Saw and Planing Mill Lumber Yard u l at HAVRE, FORTINE, Montaina *I ~ iOCRCY CtlC~~l Tak ;~~;~F~1i~3e Orerfo Desed& ndesedu mgCYRCtgCtil entslgl un~certin. ~P·Pl/l~l/ If you w~iliFj PARCELS POST PROSPECTS. Effect of Proposed Innovation on Mail Order Business. According to a staff correspondent of the New York c:lolh, Poi'nstlaster ,lneral fMeyer intends Inext winter to p.ropose' to congress the isltl-lislh mIeut of a purcels post system such as obtains In England. Thllis illnnova tion has lIbeen advocated by imay ipor sons for years. hilu iit hals een defeat ed by the interests of Iho express companies represenlted in congress. particularly in the senate. There is now said to be conlsiderabl, opposition on account of the fear that the estab lishment of this service, wherleby par cels weighing several pounds :re to be sent through the mails lat a nominal rate, will injure local mecrehants be cause of Imakilln mail ordler trade more easy. On this plint the (;lobe's W\a.hitng ton correspondent s;ays: "'When the time comles lP.stllntster General Meyer, with the backing of the presldent, is expected it come o0t Wvitlh :!i.lliients intended to refute the idea t1!, the small storekeeper would be hurt ty vI parcels post. Ollicials who have looked Iuto the matter say that the partcels post w ,altl help the small dealer instead of hllti llug him, and that instead of being ounipelledi to keep stocks of -t'l'ai goods he could act as an agent for big lhouses oln (coilulissionl, ohtlininig his goodis qiuikly and at low translport:ition cost by mall. Of course, thlie exmples set by foreign conlltries will lie cited. It will be pointed out, undoubtedly., 1latI nearly every other civilizte couutryv lhs better facilities for carrying pIr cels by manll than this countlry. As is well knowV.l i .'ll o e l.lil All i eleven pound( package and send it through the nut.ail to almost auv pli'e outside the United States and its pos sessions. The reports on the E nglish parcels post system afford arguments which it is entirely likely the post. office department will avail itself of. There one can send a parcel weighing up to five pounds for 12 cents. and the limit is eleven pounds and the ihairge 22 cents. The latest report oil the nsub ject slhows that the last goverimuen t year the people of England sent l11, 700,000 parcels through the mails, an increase of 4.6 per cent. Moreover, this was not done at a loss, the ilofit of the English postal system teln.t $26,000,000 the last government year, in contrast with a deficit in this co nn try. Aquavit is a brandy much liked by Norwegians. It is made in the gov ernment distilleries of TrondhJem and Bergen, Norway. It is distilled largely from American corn, Russian wheat and native potatoes and, next to Santa Cruz rum, is about the strongest liquor made. VALUE OF STREET TREES. Nothing Adds So Much to a Town's Beauty. There is a pleasing unanimity of opin ion among writers and lecturers on street trees regarding their value to abutting property as well as to the community in general. Professor G. L. Stone, botanist at the Massachusetts Agricultural college, in a lecture before the Worcester County lHorticultural so ciety opened with the following appre clative words: "There is nothing" which adds so much to the beauty of a town or city as shade trees, and persons of good taste appreciate this fact. One will no lice in traveling that the villages adorn ed with a large number of beautiful shade trees are those in which have ex isted for some time considerable public spirit, refinement and culture. On the other hand, mill towns whose inhab itatts have no permanent homes are usually notable for their lack of trees and embellislunents in general. Shade trees, however, possess another value,. that of utility, and we wish to call at 4ention to this feature because it is not genera'lly al)preciated and furthermore beanuse it will appeal to the practical mani. who is little in sympathy with the beautiful in any form. The decisions of courts in the United States have in more( than one instance proved that tr-ee, possess a property value and in many v.ses from $30 to $200 or more has been awarded to the abutter for the de:truction of a single tree. It makes little difference whether a tree is local ed on the street or on private land or whether it is set out by the town or city or by the abutter, since a tree in front of a piece of property adds value to it, nud the abutter can c(lain dam agec for the destruction of such a tree. An elm tree eighteen to twenty inches in diameter, for example, may he worth $100 to $300, and one would experience little difficulty in obtaining reoomlpense for its destruction." No Stage Murders In Turkey. On one point the Turkish censor of the drama is inflexible-there shall be no murder committed on the stage. 'This is in order to prevent corruption by evil example. Consequently the dramatic effe'ct of many plays is some. what marred by the manner in which prinlipals destined to be murdered are rushed off the stage and, after re ceiving the fatal thrust out of sight of the audience, stagger back from the wings to sing their death songa. Obstinate Parents. "Ihcginald.' Said the head of the family. "I have told you again ant again that you are not to pull the cat' tail." Iteginald uyel himt sadly. "You are getting very obstiunate. father." lie said reljpovingly.- London Cluobe. SILVER WEDDINGS. They Had Their Origin In the Reign of Hugues Capet. The fashion of silver weddings dates back to the reign of Hugues Capet, king of France in 987. Once as I-Iugues was arranging his uncle's affairs he found on one of the estates a servant who had grown gray in the service of his relative. He had been such a friend of his master that he was almost looked upon as one of the family. On the farm with this old man was also a serving woman who was as old as he and also unmarried and who had been the most devoted and hardwork ing of the women servants of the king's uncle. When the king heard these praises of the two, he ordered them to be brought before him and said to the woman: "Your service is great, greater than this man's, whose services were great enough, for the woman always finds work and obedience harder than a man, and therefore I will give you a reward. At your age I know of none better than a dowry and a husband. The dowry is here-this farm from this Pretty Feet Always Painful. Pretty feet are always painful feet. Shoes rarely, If ever, fit them; hence they carry their possessors haltingly, and too often they must direct them selves toward the chiropodist's. The high arched instep, the pretty foot's essential quality, is yet In a way a deformity, for it causes an abnormal tightness of the tendon governing the toes, and the toes in consequence all turn under a little, as though trying to grasp something. Turning under, the joints stand out prominently, just as the knuckles stand out when the fin gers are closed. The leather of the shoe rubs and irritates these prominent joints, and the pretty foot's pretty own er pays the penalty in many a smart, in many a jumping pain.-New Or leans Times-D)emocrat. Litter From Billboards. One more department of city gov. ernment has assailed the billboard nult sance as constituting a menace to ctivic betterment, says the Los Angeles Times. In several cities to the east ward of California street suleriutield ents have complained that the litter caused by posters Ipeelilg off causes more rubbish to form in the g.titers than any other cause. All tis is en ouraging to thoe striving to atisin ai high standard in civile henty. fto: it really looks as though we mam;y eventu ally clear ourselves of ite mllohnoxiou. presence of a:ll |illbo:trds. 'o llntch pressure is being brought o:n this class of advertisers that it is either stop or suffer hina.lci:l loss) thrl'ounh a decrease of custom. [Young Folks AUTOMATIC JUMPER. An Amusing Experiment With a Card and Glass of Water. Take an ordinary tumbler anld pour water into it until it is three-quarters full. Then carefully wipe the edge of the glass so that it may be perfectly dry before you begin your little experi ment. Place upon the top of the glass, as if you intended to protect the cou tents from dust, a playing card made of good, firm paper with the printed figure turned down toward the water. The card must he large enough to ex lend j!net over the edge of the glass all around. Let the e:oad remain on the glass for half an hour or so, and you will then THE JUMPING MANIKIN. see that the moist vapor ri.ding trol. the liquid has caused the card to S:wl or arch in the center. Then take thc card carefully by one of ifts b oelrtte and replace it on the glass wilh Ih arched side reversed. Having cout out of pllper the ligoure of a little man and inserltedt in t slit i i the top of a small vial cork, pIlace th cork c:1refully upon the oenler of int card aud wait. Prlesently the mllist rapor will make the cardl swell in 1tw opposite direction, and with ; little clap uip will fly your iianikin :11i your cork in the air. BEATEN BY A BELLOWS. How a Horn Blowing Duke Was Si lenced by a Blacksmith. Onlce iup(o a time there !' \ :i French duke who w.l. tias ;s t., x eel every othery other meler 4f the ivildiity living in his neighborholol. The duke really was the lest nin-s mnl.l, lie could tell the best sltory ;n siug the hest song, llnd he cjulii boiM\ his huntllng horn louder and olxrer than any one else. He so enjoyed winding his horn that every morning he betook himself to the highest turret of his castle and there made himself blue in the frace by his tooting. For the people who lived near by It was torture to hear this fearful din each day. Finally a count, who lived' near, hit upon a plan. He fastened a huge horn on the parapet about his castle and stationed behind it a giant blacksmith with a monster bellows. When the duke blew his horn the. next morning he was greeted by a louder blast from the count's castle. Try as he would, he couldn't make nearly so loud a sound as the horn, blown by the bellows. Imagining himself beaten by some, great rival, the duke would not be comforted. His spirit was crushed. He pined away and at last died.-Philadel phia North American. Taking Care of Kitty. They brushed the clothes, they bent the clothes, One sunny April day Their winter clothes, I mean--and then They packed them all away In paper boxes tied around With very strongest strings, First freely sprinkling them with some T'obacco dust and camphor gum. And when, their labor done, they took Their tea and toasted bread, "Why, where is kitty?" some one asked. And "I know," Lulu said. "She's in my dollies' biggest trunk; I brushed and heated her; There can't not any moths, I dess, Det into her nice fur. "She scratched my fingers when I put The camphor stuff about; Dive me some toast that's buttered froo." They left it all to her and flew To get poor kitty out. -Eugene Field. The Bird on the Wire. Most boys and girls have all seen birds sitting not only unharmed, but perfectly at ease, on electric wires through which a current was running strong enough to kill a man instantly. The reason is quite simple. A cur rent of electricity is fatal onl. when it runs through a living thing from one conducting body or mediuml to n-ll other. A man might sit on I lhe w Lir or hlng from it by tlli hands \vi. safety if his body were not in c(..n .t with so.lumethinig else, as. for ex:!unp!e. a pole or the earth. The ,i.1 is afe because its body is not in conll;act v\:ii anything lut the wire. Napoleon. There Is no doubt Naipoleon fell through the sheer disiness of the height lie hi (d climbed to. "The Iiue de Itn muse." says the ('omtesse ide Boiglle,. "olnve esxllained to me the na ture of hli connllection with the em Peroro in a phrase which is more or less aPilic:able to the whole nation. 'When Napoleon said. "All for France," I served with enthusiasm. \When he said, "France and I," I served with zeal. When he said. "I and France.:' I served with obedience. When lie said "I" without France, I felt the necessity of parting from him.' "--T. P.'s London Weekly. To Mend Cloth. A rent in cloth may be mended so that even the closest observation can hardly detect it if court plaster is used instead of thread. The goods should be laid upon a smooth, flat surface, and then a pin should be firmly stuck in perpendicularly so as to bring the edges together, but not to interfere with the rent, say three-quarters of an inch away from each side. Court plas ter which has been well moistened and allowed to stand a second or two so as to be sticky rather than wet should be applied. It should be rubbed and pressed, pressed and rubbed, until ev ery particle of the surface has adhered. The spot should then be pressed with a moderately hot iron, a piece of mus lin between. Finally the rent should be examined for any frayed threads. which should be clipped carefully away if discovered. When Traveling With Young Baby. For the general good of the public as well as her own comfort and that of the baby a mother should know the necessaries to take for an infant when going on a journey. One has only te notice a drawing room car or sleeper when traveling to see how frequently somebody's small child is making the passengers uncomfortable by its de spairing shrieks. To avoid this annoy ance the first consideration is food. If the journey is to be for more than several hours, prepared gruels, milk, etc., must be taken along. Even though milk could be obtained from When Sending Flowers. When sending flowers a distance, if the ends are first dipped in candle grease they will keep perfectly fresh for a week. Each stem of the large flowers, such as roses, carnations and chrysanthemums, should be taken sep arately, but violets and pansies may be bunched and dipped. When the flowers arrive at their destination the ends should be clipped before they are placed in tepid water. Lamp Suggestions. Many clever women find most beau tiful lamps for their drawing room or dining room by buying a vase of quaint design with a suitable receptacle for oil and having a burner fitted to the top at some lamp establishment. In this way one can easily find pot tery to harmonize with the furnishings of the room and have a wider range of choice than by making a selection at the lamp Shop. A Matter of Taste. 1Maijorie is very fond of raisins an:t at the tea table one night was picking them out of her cake and eating them. leaving the crumbled cake. IHer sister. thinking she would try the force of a good example, said, "I like my plums in my cake." "I don't," replied Marjorie. "I likes 'em best in my mouf."