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France and Its Colonies Aid in Mak
ing Exhibition a Success--43
Acres Are Used.
Seventy-Six Buildings in Grounds
and Lagoons Add to Beauty of
the Surroundings.
Millions of dollars are being spent in
preparations for the Franco-British ex
position, to be held in north London.
London, Paris, the British colonies and
the French dependencies, are aiding in
the exhibition. Its object is twofold
to cement the existing friendship be
tween Great Britain and France and to
stand as a monument to the peace of
The location of the fair is at Shep
herd's Bush, a suburb of North London,
but so situated that it is easy of access
by train, tube, or car from almost any
point of the great metropolis. It cov
ers an area o~ 143 acres. The famous
international exhibition, of- 1841 occu
pied only twenty-one acres, apd the re
cent exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland,
sixty-nine acres. In all, there will be
twenty huge palaces which will be ded
icated to science, art and industry of
the two nations-Britain and France
for on no account will any other coun
try be allowed to exhibit. Then there
are fifty-eixF other fine buildings.
The buildings are spacious and artis
tic structures, of steel, iron, concrete
and plaster. Wood is conspicuous by
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edlcees will be fireproof.
The giant of the palaces is the ma
chinery hall. It is the largest building
ever erected at any exhibition. It cov
ers an .rea 'of six, acres, and consists
of a tan building running northeast
and southwest, joined together at the
south end by a building of similar con
atruction, the whole resembling in de
sign the letter "u."
One of the most advanced structures
Is the palace of woman's work. Anoth
er structure that is nearing completion
is the Fine Arts palace. The hanging
space for pictures in this edifice is two
and a half times greater than that at
the British Royal Academy.
Stadium Like Reme's.
A striking feature is the great stadi
um, bult after the design of the fa
mous Coliseum at Rome. Here will be
held the quadrennial Olympic games
in which it is hoed all the civilized
countries of the world will meet.
Upward of 9,000 representative ath
letes will take part in the varied con
tests, and the curves of the running
track have been so delicately calcu
lated that a runner will be able to get
round a corner at full speed. Besides
athletic games of every description,
great angling and fly-casting tourna
ments will be held, and a week in Octo
ber will be devoted to games of Rugby
and association football, laerosse and
hockey, while in the stadium the Aero
Club will conduct a number of flying
machine contests and competitions. The
attractions will be practically unlim
Statietielana of the Cemasu Bureau
Record Its Deelihei and Fall
Ten years age even persons with
cork legs rode bicycles, says the Lounl
ville Oourier-Journal. Not only did
hot polk)l buy "wheels" on the install
ment plan and tear down street and
boulevard and pike and path in mad
pursuit of pleasurer but society strad
diled the 'bike" and did feats that evi
denced hitherto unsuspected grit and
brawn. The fat rode to reduce, the
lean to build up, the old to get young
and the young to get muscle. For r.m
reason or another every one gripped
the handlebar with both hands, pawed
at the pedals with both feet and rede
with all of his-or her-heart and soJl
and strength. Not to ride was to pies
something like seven-eighths of life and
live the other eighth in solitude. Where
is the wheel of yesterday? Early in
the morning, when all men are abed
save those who are forced by hard
taskmasters to be upon their way to
work, the bicycle is seen threading its
way to mill and factory. Throughout
the day and night it may be seen con
veying the messenger boy upon his
leisurely way. There is an occasional
"old-timer" who still wheels for health
and pleasure-a lonely figure upon a
highway made noisy if not musical by
the honk of the motor car. Toe sta
tisticians of the census bureau tell a
melancholy tale of the decline and fall
of the bicycle as a pleasure vehicle.
In: 1900 the bicycle industry paid
$10,000,000 in wages and salaries,
bought $17,000,000 worth of materials
and employed 20,000 Americans. Since
then the business has slumped until
gbout 250,000 machines a year are
manufactured now, as against 1,200,000
in 1900. The 1,200,000 persons who
bought bicycles in 1900 are not motor
ing. Most of them are walking or rid
ing upon street cars. From the stand
point of the consumer nothing has fill
ed the gap caused by the death of the
bicycle craze. And yet bicyclists were
never offered such opportunities for
I good sport as they are to-day.
Where there was one mile of good
roadway in and about the parks and
approaching the country roads ten
years ago there are ten to-day. Ten
years ago a good bicycle cost $100. A
abetter one may be bought to-day for
$35. Both bicycling and the ownership
of a bicycle present simpler problems
thafi were presented to the cyclist in
the days when "everybody" rode.
That the bicycle craze was a craze
j is Jnd;sputable. Many persons rode to
excess. Many of the physically unfit,
so physicians assert, rode despite their
unfitness. More time and money and
nerve force were wasted upon the
sport than, in strict economy, should
have been devoted to it. But in the
main bicycling was a wholesome,
healthful form of recreation when it
a was expensive and arduous. It is just
as healthful since it has become inex
pensive and less wearing.. Its revival
a would be beneficial not only to manu
r faCturers and wage earners but also to
countless men and women who do not
get out into the country because they
have neither horses nor motor cars
and who need the fresh air and the ex
ercise that bicycling once gave them.
Beerda Cared feor by Farmer Used
foer the Bex Incleming Casket.
The wish of Ember Mason, a farmer,
made fifty years ago and carefully fos
tered through the long years following,
that he be buried in a coffin made from
a walnut tree which he had grown
himself, is only to be partly granted.
Mason died lafjt night at his home near
Leeds, says the Kansas City Star.
Fifty years ago Mason found a young
walnut tree, particularly straight and
pretty, while he was clearing some
ground on his farm. He was a man
of queer ideas and he decided to let
that tree grow for the particular pur
pose of providing wood for his coffin.
The tree grew in the center of a mead
ow from which all the other trees had
been cleared. Fearing, however, that it
might be struck by lightning and de
stroyed, and it was already grown large
enough for the purpose for which he in
tended it, Mr. Mason about three years
ago had it cut down and sawed up into
lumber. The "butt cut," from which
he took the lumber for his cofln,
squared fourteen inches. The boards
were placed in Mr. Mason's barn and
were carefully kept.
Last night Mason died, after an Ill
ness that had lasted for several years,
but to-morrow, by the decision of the
family, these boards which he cut from
the walnut tree will be used, not for
the coffn, but for the box in which the
casket will be inclosed.
A queer man was Ember Mason, who
was 91 at the time of his death, and
he took great delight in caring for his
coffin tree and later from the boards
cut therefrom.
"I reckon I'll take these boards to
town an' have 'em made up pretty
soon," he said to a visitor several years
"'m gtiin' out putty fast o' late an'
I might need that coffin most any time."
But "those boards" were never taken
to town. The old man became weaker
every day and never found the oppor
tualty. er fifty-six years, with the
es eption of four years in the Chfil
War, Mr. Mason lived in his home, a
quaint, old-styled structure on a hill
overlooking the valley of the Blue Riv
er. He was born in Tenneee and
aed to remark often that he was a
"Hiikr ' ackmo" D:emoegat, a Rebel
in the OIvll War and besldes all that a
"hardshell Baptist."
"An' they didn't lick us in th' Olii
War," he used to say. "We Jes' got
plum wO' out a killin' them Nortliern
For tlhe last several years of his life
Mr. Mason gave up work in the fields,
but he kept several hives of bees, by
which he used to sit all day watching
over them.
Cobbler Studies as He Pegs and
Develops Unique "Ology."
"Ologists" have for years been tell
ing people's dispositions.,by the bumps
on their heads, the lines on their hands,
the contour of their faces, their hand
writing and a dozen or more other
methods. Now a new "elegy" has come
into the fieId, called "shoeology"; and
by it the cobbler to whom you take your
shoes can tell whether you are "square"
or "crooked," level-headed or rattle
brained, shiftless or painstaking, fickle
minded or stubborn and so on ad ipfini
tum, says the Columbus Dispatch.
Columbus has one "shoeologist."' Be
is David Cassady, a cobbler who also
owns a small shoe store. Just as a
man's handwriting or his eyes or the
way he wears his clothing betray some
characteristic part of his nature, so
does the way he wears his sloes out
also tell its story.
Why it is so, even to a certain ex
tent, Mr. Cassady doesn't pretend to
explain. The shape of the foot has
something to do with the way the shoe
wears out; the way a man walks has
a great deal more. But wky the honest
man walks one way and the d-ishoneSt
nian walks another, or why the heels of
changeable men are inclined one way
and the heels of stubborn men inalined
the other, is a question yet to be solved.
The man who wears his sole off
across the toe will steal," said Mr. Cas
"But just think of the women's
shoes that come in here worn out that
way?" said another.
"Well, what of it? Won't women
pilfer little things quicker than a man?
They take little things where a nian
wouldn't take the chance, because he
knows the value isn't enough to rsak
the chance of being caught. Look at
the shoplifters.
"Now, a man who wears his shoes
off evenly across the bottom is a pretty
level-headed sort of a chap. tHe doesn't
go off half-cocked and when he says a
thing you can pretty generally bank on
it." He thought it over before he said
"But when the shoe wears out on the
outside of the sole look out for that
man. He isn't a man of his word. Don't
extend any credit to him, because you're
liable net to get paid. He's liable to
be a pretty shltpery custoler In a
"How about these shoes?" asked an
other listener as he held up his for in
"I can't tell anything about the
soles, because you've just had them
mended. But I can tell by the counter
that you're changeable in your nature.
You're not as steadfast as you should
be. Pull your shoe off," and as it was
handed to him he said: "Now it you'll
look down on that shoe from the top,
or from the back, you'll see that the
counter is swung inward. The man
who breaks his counter down toward
the inside of his foot is changeable in
his nature. It isn't very marked in this
shoe, so you're not so bad."
"What about the man who wears his
heel off on the outside?"
"Every one does that It doesn't
mean anything in 'shoeology.' But there
are men who wear their shoes out
squarely on the back of the heel--come
down so hard they break the counters
down. All I've seen have belonged to
successful men."
"Is there any difference between the
way fat men and slim men wear out
their hoes ?"
-Not that I've noticed. They wear
them about the same as other people."
The rittiah Wree.
British bred animals, whether thee
be horses, cattle, sheep or even pigs,
are superior to all others in quality
and stamina. There is some strange
and admirable power in our soil whleh
puts a' stronger fiber and a more en
during stamp of excellence into the
live stock bred in our islands than am
found in the same breed or species in
any other part of the world.--London
The trouble with a jealous waco%
is that she cant keep the lid m
History of the Falnoua He-olne of
the Revolution.
"Moll Pitcher" was the daughter of
a l'ennsyvl-ania German family living
in the vicinity of Carlisle. She was
born in 1748, and her nejve was Mary
Ludn. g. a pure German Jame. She
was married to one John Casper Hayes,
a barber, who when the war broke out
with the mother country enlisted in
the First Pennsylvania artillery and
was afterward transferred to the Sev
enlth Pennsylvania infantry, command
ed by Col. William Irvine of Carlisle.
with whose family Mary Ludwig had
lived at service. She was permitted
to accompany her husband's regiment.
serving the battery as cook and laun
dress, and when at the battle of Mon
mouth (Freehold), N. J., her husband
was wounded at his gun she sprang for
ward, seized the rammer and took his
place to the end of the battle. After
the battle she carried water to the
wounded and hence her pet name of
".Moll Pitcher."
HIayes died after the war was over.
and she married a second husband of
the name of McCauley, and at her
grave in the old cemetery at Carlisle
there is a monument that bears this
Molly McCauley, *
* enowned in History as "Molly *
* Pitcher,"*fhe Heroine of *
SMonmouth; *
* Died January, 1833.
* Erected by the Citizens of Cumber- *
land County, July 4, 1876. *
On Washington's birthday, 1822.
when Molly was nearly seventy years
old, the Legislature of Pennsylvania
voted her a gift of $40 and a pension
of $40 per year.
Germany's twenty-one universitite
have an enrollment of 27,000 students
under the care of 2,000 professors.
No bicd can fly backward with ou:
turning; the dragon fly, h:owever, 1al
do this, A.nd can outstrip the swallo\
in speed.
An avecage man, living for the avecr
age period of human life, may be cal
2ulated to get through about 2,5(00 miles
of reading.
The deepest hole in the world hast
been bored in Silesia. It has reached
a depth of about 7,000 feet, and pl)ssc
through eighty-three beds of coal.
A German technical journal has golti
to the trouble of estimating that the
water of the whole ocean contains it
solution over 2,000,000 tons of pulre
The ivory 1 arket at Antverp, organ
ized only a decade ago, hiis become thel
largest one in the world-larger than
the two other great markets, those of
London and LiverpooL
Attorney General Jackson of Nee\
York State, commenting on his explxri
ence when investigating embarrassed
banks, says: "I never before met si
many men who ought to be in jail."
The tiny stormy petrel is a bird of
inmmense \wTing poewer; it belongs to ev
ery sea and, although so seemingly
frail, it easily breasts furious storms.
Petrels have been observed 2,000 miles
from nearest laid.
Recent measurements of the vibra
dions of the wings of a dragon tly In
the Stuttgart University slowed that
they ranged from 10.004) to 12.000 a
second. The conmmon house fly makes
(l00 strokes of its wings a second whern
flying at its highest speed.
Sawdust Is turned into a transporta
ble fuel by the simple device of being
heated under high pressure steam until
the resinous ingredients become sticky,
when it is pressed into bricks. One man
with a two horsepower machine can
turn out 10,000 bricks a day.
The world contains at least four
mountains composed of almost solid
iron ore. One is in Mexico, one in the
United States, another In India, and a
fourth in Africa just below the Sou
dan. and there have been reports of
such a mountain existing in'Siberia.
Production of gold in the United
States fell off $1,753,401 in 1907, as
against 1900, whereas the amount of
silver produced was increased by over
1,000.000 fine ounces. Alaska's gold
production, fell off a little more than
$3,000,000,1 according to the report of
the director of the mint.
Wrong Kind of Spongea.
Mrs. Tom L. Johnson discussing the
other day the school of household sci
ence that she is helping to found In
Cleveland said:
'No Cleveland girl, after a course
in our school, would ever make the
mistake that a young bride made last
Thanksgiving. This young bride, after
serving to her husband a Thanksgiving
dinner that was so-so, said, as tNe des
sert of mince pie was brought on:
"'I intended, dear, to have some
sponge cake, too, but it has been a to
tal failure."
"'How was that?' the husband ask
ed in a disappointed tone, for he was
fond of sponge cake.
' 'The druggist,' she explained, 'sent
me the wrong kind of sponges.'.
Pittsburg Press.
"I never was so happy before," sak
the new benedict. "Marriage has made
a different man of me."
"I'm glad to hear it," said his rival,
'for your wife's sake.".
Somehow, an unmarried man seems
younger than one who is married.
Swanton's Livery
WM. J. S\WANTON, P]or.
Phone 17, Second Street. Open Day and Night
1lavie - Montana
Pioneer Meat Company
L. K. D\VLIN, Pres. F. B. BROWN. Vice Pres.
VWholesale and Retail Dealers in
Get Your Bath
Havre Steam Laundry
Leave youir Laundry and have it ready
for your next bath.
ONiMENTS. Coping
Cut Stone
4 Iron Fence
Slate Vaults
" Printed Designs and .sli nates f/urnishcd on anything
in the Monlumn ntal l ire. No job
too small, ,none too large.
Havre Monumental Works
B. E. G(i Nlm,, Proprietor.
Bai ley &_ A popular resort for
IA popular beverage, .
i P 1 1 A popular cigal for
Purnell.." A popular price.
Where All the Pol~ular People Come for an Hour's
i l
The buyer of a
expects good service-and
gets it
Remington Typewriter Co.
327 Broadway, New York.

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