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tOriginal.) "hen my father, who had been a wealthy man, died Insolvent 14s w ere like persons thrown into ieip water without having learned to Iad it not been for my mother and *r1ag. I would have got on well usgh. I was young and strong and perfectly willing to work. But they ma. t live. Mother was too old to do anything for herself, and, as to my ala -is,. lt .was before the admission to .ti varlous fields which are now open to women. I secured an agency for the sale of sewing machines. One day I- went home and found the family all Velag turned out of the little cottage to w.t-h we had been reduced for non payment of rent. I had sold that day a machine for which .I had collected the money. I paid the rent with it. There are cases where the penalty for dishonesty seems very harsh. That S4had appropriated the sewing ma- i chine funds soon became known to my employere. I was given twenty-lour oturs to make good the deficiency or rsumit to arrest. There was no way in the world to save myself. Of a naturally sensitive disposition, to go behind bars was more than I could en durea. I resolved on suicide. I owned a revolver which I had pur chased in the halcyon days. I had a few cents necessary to buy cartridges. Following a plan usual to suicides for the purpose of lessening as much as possible the shock to those who love them, I went to a hotel, registered and asked for a room. The hour was for 6 o'clock in the evening, but it was in December and as dark as midnight. !Fe clerk assigned me to a room, and I was shown to it by a bell boy. It was in a wing of the hotel at the end of a dimly lighted hall. My conductor found the door unlocked and opened it. I antered and shut the door behind me. Ui was in absolute darkness, which was Iwhat I preferred-that is, if a man about to die has any preferences. My knee rubbed against a chair. I took hold of it and sat down with my face to its back, and dropped my head a. my hands. My mind of course was ion my misfortunes. Had I not been juffering from a partial temporary in anity I might have seen the folly of ,my course. It would have been better for me to disappear. Then I might sEtill be of use to my mother and sis !ters. This did not occur to me. My mind had become saturated with one subject-arrest, handcuffs, prison bars. I am a believer in the power of purely temporary physical conditions to force one into crime, and such condition I suffered from. Presently I straightened up, put my hand to a hip pocket and took out my revolver. There was no necessity for a light. I could do what I intended through the sense of touch. Indeed, I did not care, as some suicides have done, to shoot myself standing before a mirror. I dreaded to see the hor rible expression that was on my face. I slowly raised the revolver, my finger em the trigger, intending to place the manzle against my temple. Just as I felt the cold steel a hand grasped my wrist. Doubtless nothing could have oc eurred better calculated to bring me to my senses. The spell in which my mind had been caught was suddenly broken. Surprise was the first sensa tion, curiosity the second. Neither had anything to do with the monomania that had possessed me. I had sud dnly been transferred into a free thinking man. I noticed first that the band about my wrist was small and soft. It must be a woman's. But what was a woman doing in that room, and how did she know that I had raised a pistol to my head? She might have heard me come .in and sit down, but it would have required light to de test noiseless motion. Not for a mo ment did I fancy that some one from the dead had come to save me. The hand was warm, human, and I felt human currents passing from its owner to me. What has required a whole paragraph to tell flashec through me in an instant. "Who are you?" I asked. "OtPe whom God has doubtless sent to save you from a crime," came the reply in a low musical voice. "I will strike a light" "Please don't. I am under the care *f an oculist. He has placed me in darkness preparatory to an operation. I have been here all day without a ray ef light entering my eyes, for. In addi tion to the room being darkened, my eyes have been bandaged. Hearing some one enter, I lifted the bandage. Having been so long in perfect dark ness, my sight is very strong. I have seen you, though dimly, from the first uand can see you now. Hadn't I better ring for some one to take you away?" "No; I will go alone. There is no fear that I will act as I intended. You have relieved the mental strain under which I sutffered." I gave her a brief account of the causes that had led up to my intended suicide. She exacted a promise from me to go to her father and tell him the story, including my adventure with her, giving me a ring as a token. I left her and kept my promise. I was given a check to pay my Indebtedness, with anot' er for temporary require ments. On going out I discovered at the office that I had been taken to the wrong room. When I saw the lady who had saved me I saw an attractive girl of twenty. "We became close friends. Indeed, she and all her family were extremely kind to tmy mother and sisters. Her father gave me a desk to his eounting room, and I am now tea fair way to pros erlr,.- 31NBJO 3. GYLOAOIA WON Oi A BLUFF. The War One Prsperous Merosiiant G-t 1His Start in Business. There is a prosperous merchant in (ChiCago today who owes his. success to his. donation ofd a #4000o cgan to a church at a time when he didn't have money enough to buy a hand organ. This donation was a case of blff pure and simple, but the bluff worked and resulted in the subsequent wealth of the lucky bluffer. John Smith was seeking capital to start ia business for himself, but as he had no security worth speaking of he could not borrow the money he needed. When he bad tried every person he could think of who would be likely to have the necessary cash and the inell nation to lend it and had been turned down, he conceived the idea of present t.l his church with an organ. Young Napoleon John Smith,there fore ordered his organ and allowed the future to look out for itself. The man ufacturers of ti~ organ never thought of questioning the financial standing of the philanthropist who was handing out $5,000 organs and agreed to have the Instrument set up in the church on time. Of course J. Smith was not a bud that was born to blush unseen, nor did ae hide his benefcence under a bushel. Re managed to bring in at least the Mute stops no matter what the subject of conversation. Not only did the young Napoleon advertise himself by means of the church organ, but the pleased minister and the equally pleas. ed congregation spread the news of his gift. During this time John did not allow any alfalfa to grow under his feet. On the pretense of consulting some wealthy member of the congregation about some minor details of the organ he would drop into an office and be ore he left casually would mention the subject of the company that he was forming. Most of the men that he thus saw thought t~it it would be a good thing to be associated with a man who was making so much money that he was able to hand out $5,000 without missing it, so that all were anxious to take stock in J. Smith's company. Long before the time came for the first payment on the organ Smith had gathered enough money to start his business and was doing so well he had no difficulty in borrowing the amount needed to make the payment. From that time he has made money so fast that now he could give away several $5,000 organs and pay for them as well.-Chicago Tribune. MEXICAN POLITENESS. In the State of Michoacan Chivalry is Compulsory. "If any man opines that the days of chivalry and the true knight errant spirit have gone forever, let him start forthwith on a far southward journey; not halt his steps until he brings up in the town of Morelia, which is the capital of the Mexican state of Michoacan," remarked a traveling man. "Having arrived in Morelia, he will at once see that the chivalrous spirit still survives. I was down there not long ago, and the gallantry of the men and their extreme readiness to extend courtesies to the fair sex pleased and surprised me. When I noticed the alacrity with which the native males jumped up on the crowded street car to offer their seats to the first senorita that entered. I thought to myself how much more gentlemanly are these Mexicans than many of my own coun trymen. They do not wait to see if some other man is going to get up, but each tries to beat the other in cour teously proffering his seat to the lady. "I spoke about the matter to the pro prietor of the hotel and immediately he began to laugh. "'You must understand, senor,' said the innkeeper, 'that the governor of our state issued a decree that if any man keep his seat in a street car, thereby compelling a woman to stand, he is liable to arrest and a fine. The police have been instructed to execute this order severely, and I think this has much to do with the prompt polite ness of which you speak, since none of our population wishes to become in volved with the police and to be pub licly branded as lacking in gentility.' " -Baltimore American. She Had Red Burns. The philanthropic lady was visiting a Glasgow slum and had just been ushered into a house where the good wife was engaged washing. Her en deavor was to elevate the minds of the poor, and she asked, "Have you read Burns?" In answer the good wife bared her brawny arm and displayed a large red mark, saying: "There's wan I got this morn wi' the steam o' the pot bilin' ower. But, efter a', a burn's aye red!" Must Have Had Experience. "Never mind, dear," he said reassur ingly as she raised her sweet face from his shoulder and they both saw the white blur on his coat; "it will all brush off." "Oh, Charlie," she burst out, sobbing, hiding her face again upon his whitey shoulder, "how do you know?"-Som. erville Journal. Both Ways. Woman-Now that I have fed you, are you going without doing your work? Tramp-Of couldn't wurruk on an Impty stomach, mum, an' Of nivir worruk on er full one, so there yes be' -Smart Set. Making Headway. ?Nervtonus Tr&vler (wo ,eait Zcomas*Ga -I -ow fast should you say you were tlhveling? Companion (who has been 1Ilrting with the girt arossthe way) hbW. a smle a mftwtp:-4e. LET ALL PULL TOBETHi Th Maybe That Proseative tory Will Come to the Toww. Nothing helps more to. buld utp a town conltlSrdally than the locating of a reputable, up to date manufaetxulag concer. "I~ our midst." This esrt of establishment also helps to bauld up a town socially, for it supplies empioy ment and wages to young people who otherwise might not earn si ey enough to take a part in loeal soelaf faira. Every factory, large or umil, that any town can get adds to thu vl tality of the town and community. In commenting on a proposition recently received from a firm that wants a two acre factory site In Cold Spring, N. I, with a guarantee of steady tu.lIoy meat for aSfty men, the editor, o the Sentinel in that town makes some re marks which are applicable to any other town in the United States~i "There are only two thinge neebw- unity on the part of the citisei. of Cold Spring ani a cordial welcame to the new induastrty. "So long as the citizens of Peeltaill were divided the village made so pr;og res. When these divisions endedand a spirit of enterprise, construetiovi and progress was shown the recent marked progress of Peeksklill started. "Every city in the country has a similar history. Industries do not come unless they are solicited or at least made welcome. - "Cold Spring has missed getting two or three factories through lack of a united spirit on the part of her citi zens. Why not get over all thses patty jealousies and unite to help each other and to upbuild the community? We would all be the gainers from such a policy, gainers not only in money and in population, but gainers in good will, in hope, in public spirit and in all that makes for communal improvement and for individual good flowing therefrom. "Is it not high time to get rid of petty misunderstanding and factional lsm and join to bring industries arnd new residents to the town? Let the motto be: "Unite for the common good." MUNICIPAL CLEANING. Excellent Practice That Should Be Made Permanent Custom. It has become quite a fad in southern California to proclaim and observe cer tain days as cleanup days, especially In our smaller cities, our towns and villages. On these days the mayor, council, trustees, board of health or some constituted power or authority has asked the residents to clean up their yards and the streets and alleys abutting, to beautify their premises, plant and care for street trees and strive in every way to make their com munity more attractive and healthful and therefore more valuable from a realty point of view. The ~iea is a most excellent dn and should be encouraged in every way. These public workdays should be ob served in every community in our land and should be made permanent, setting aside one day each month or one day each quarter in which all should aim to make the place more livable. Mu nicipal health and beauty mean wealth both collectively and individually. Home seekers are not attracted by dirty and slovenly municipal housekeeping. Cleanliness means or is capital, and it has been observed that the greatest growth of population has been in those centers made the most healthful and attractive, and this through sealous, well directed co-operation. TOWN MADE BY GOOD ROADS. A Vliets (Mo.) Banker Says His Vil lage Is a Success Too. Good roads are so important a thing to farmers that in one town in Mis souri the farmers made a town to or der at the place where the roads ap 7 peared to be best. Railroad officials said there was no room for another town between such good places as Ver e million and Frankfort, only ten miles , apart, but the farmers insisted. So * Vliets was established, town "171a," on the road to.Kansas City, because it f was between 171 and 172. W. T. Bucks, banker and grain man of Vliets, was in Kansas City the other M morning and says that every one agrees the town is a success. "Although our population is only 100," he said, "we handle from 800,000 g to 400,000 bushels of grain every year u in two elevators, one with a capacity d of 13,000 bushels and another of 10, º- V000." _ Hospitals For Trees. "The trees of Paris will delight you,"' said the traveled man who was seeing off his friend. "Every boulevard and avenue has its two lines of trees. Shel tered from the hot sun, you walk under them in a cool green desk. That hot and dusty city doesn't easily keep its trees vigorous and fresh. It must have tree hospitals-great nurseries where, with all sorts of liquid parasite killers and all sorts of stimulating fertilisers, the run down urban trees are built up again. Continually in Paris you see faded trees being taken up and fresh trees being put down and fresh and faded trees alike in those ambulances which we call transplanters drive con tinually up and down the sunny streets:? The Fight For Niagara Falls. The American Civic association is still fighting for the preservation of Niagara falls and the natural sur roundings, for the abolition of the giant billboards that desecrate the land immediately contiguous and to prevent signs being painted upon or fastened to rocks, trees, etc., on every hand. In this noble work they should have the moral and financial support of eves pereon who belieres in the IreaeretS wUa e natut b"ew. la Mt ni Sugroa 0".O til Hevre. - Mentno. Di. A. 13. ILLIAJIR, Thusaau uid Surgeon Navas. - Ue4am: DR. J. A. Wtiowu, _....... Demist lece iu Oxford Did. Movre, - Menton, W iAwi B Ptm> , United State Gotntilsliener Notary Public. Justice of the Peso. Skilska BuiPldng. R. E. HAKXoND, Attorney and Counsellor at Law Room 1$ and Si e.Iwveah JIGD. Next to Nobel Wavre. Hacvr, - Montana. ED M. ALLrw, jutwee of the Pear Notary Public. Once oppolt. Ueemetr Bank. Havre. - Montana. HAvRE HOT.L BARBER SHoP Latest Appliances Everythlmg up-to-date. Fltut Class Work FRANK WILLBMS, Prop. Havre, - - Montana. ALxAS & McKENZIE, Physicans & Surgeons. Office in Oxford Bid. Havre, - Montana. (EO. W. VErNNM, COMMISSION BROKER, Real Estate and Live Stock a Specialty. Harlem, - - Montana. W. S. TowNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Fort Benton. - Montana. (BGE~Y & RosE, Attorneys at Law Office in Skylatead Building. Havro e. Mentaae. HENRY J. MnILI, GENERAL INSURANCE. Havre. Montaa. JAMES HOLLAND Embalmer and Funeral Director Graduate of Barnes College Sanitary Science and Embalming .. HAYRE; - - - MONTANA 1H. Earl Clack Transferring, Coal and Feed Furniture Moving a Speci alty. Pianoes moved on New Piano Truck. Safety tGuaranteed. !Phone 28 . . . . • • , .... &6e First National Bank 8L SOLIOITS YOUR BUSINESS Oapital $25,800 Surp1us $5000 W. . WN»AU , Pres. SIXON PEPIN, Yice-Pres. I. . 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