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AkGONY OF A FIRST TRIP pI earaim e and See.eations of is Ac jit Who Took the Place of a Pro esital Aeronaut in an Emergency. I.e Dash Through Spacs. dI oaie went up in a ballooen and agae own in a parachute. Something -wrong, and all the money in the Sdubled would not induce me to *e the experiment again. one grows strangely accustomed to dangers as an acrobat, and when it Nos suggested that I should earn $25 m as many minutes ijy taking the place it a parachutist who had fallen ill at iye last minute I jumpeo at the chance. It was at a large cqjutry fair. The Ikughing crowd had probably never em a balloon go up. As the great ,k bag gradually swepled a silence A* upon the onlookers. The sick parachutist's manager pat- 4 Met me on the back and said it was nagney easily earned. I agree~ -then. IKeep cool," he said, "and, whatever do, don't look down except to your distance from the earth. see that tower? It is about a t..usand yards away. When you are Sat distance up pull the check string Uad shut your eyes." A dull murmur rose as the ropes were east off and I felt my feet leave the ground. The upward movement was gentle, amd a great cheer came up to me until the band drowned It. I hardly heard the cheering or the band. The involuntary murmur still Yang in my ears. Perhaps my nerves were upset, possibly it was Intuition, bat from the moment I was drawn up arom the ground I felt the conviction that grim trouble lay ahead. Ignoring the oft repeated instruc M.ons, I looked down. How slowly the balloon went up! Could It be possible that I had not gone more than a hun deed yards? The giant overhead be came a living thing, Intent on tortur Aug the puny mortal who had trusted bi life to it. I knew I dared not leap before I was high enough, for the par achute takes 100 feet sometimes to open. I shut my eyes and tried to count to W time, but the figures became julu b1ed, and I looked down again. A awallow skimmed past underneath. War below there was a sea of upturned tlees, and the music floated up dis Iectly. The balloon seemed to have stopped rising, and for an eternity 1 lled to gauge the height. Again the band stopped, and I was $a a silent world. The crowd of breathless specks far beneath was get ling full value for its money. The erly noise I heard was the beating of ;te blood through my head. I was i.raid. It was the first real fear I had ieer felt in my work. When the supreme moment came I I pulled the string without realizing what I was doing. What years I lived in those next few seconds. An appalling nausea and a wild desire to live came with the fret terrible rush, and my heart stood still as I looked eagerly aloft. The sopes of the parachute had twisted. and I was falling to instant death. Grasping the ropes in a clutch of steel, 1 shook them frantically. Half the huge parachute bellied out with a moise like a pistol shot, and the speed of the fall was lessened with a jar. Again I shook the death trap. The sopes were sliding at a snail's pace, and bit by bit the parachute was open ing. Still I fell far too fast. I could mot breathe, and my hands seemed to be refusing to hold on. Bang! The last fold had opened out. and I was saved. Dizzy and numb with fear, I held on tightly, wonder Ing whether I should faint before I touched the ground. That, and that only, was my thought as I sailed through the space. I had almost lost onsciousness when my feet touched the ground gently. And then I col. lapsed.-Buffalo Times. A Drawback. "My!" exclaimed little Billy as he gazed at the lithograph. "I'd like to be a giraffe. Just think how easily you could 'rubber' over the baseball fence." "That's all right." replied Tommy, "but there is another time when you wouldn't want to have a neck like a giraffe." "When is that':" "Why, in the mornings when your ma begins to scrub your neck with soap and water."-Chicago News. Objectionable. "I don't see why Goxodley should be so unpopular with you all. He never speaks ill of any one." "No, but be's one of those very smug fellows who can say 'Oh. yes. Jones seemed very happy when I saw him last,' and say It in such a way as to give the impression that Jones wasp horlbly drunk."--Philadelphia Press. A Spoiled Compliment. IAttle Elmer-Marmma says you are a -e*uck of a doctor. i'ompous M. D. S_'eatly pleased)-Indeed! How did ,- come to say that? Little Elmer -O,, .he didn't any it just that way. jbut t heard her tell papa you were a qsahe.--Chicago News. I }appkip 4 u)ýspetion to his servants:a insre to my study whenever o bs a 4Itpatl slaaet or a:y ea A ew In eI aby or Itat --O V Ii.'DJEXT FATH. The. Unfortunate Napoleon iii. at the glipattb at 8odan. -arah Bernhardt mentions In her me moirs that Napoleon ,IIL had two horseslhot aunder him at Sedan,. Some having threm deoubt on her statement and denied that the emperor was ever in personal danger at the time, Baron. Verly, seo of the late colonel of the cent Gardes, gives what he affirms to be the authentle account of the unhap py sovereign'a persistent attempts to court death when he saw that defeat was unavoidable. On Sept. 1, 1870, at 6 o'clock in the morning, Marshal MacMahon, veturning wounded to Se dan, met the emperor riding out to Bazeilles. Napoleon III. realized that the situation was desperate. He rode slowly out, depresspd and thoughtful, under a hall of shot- During an hour he inspected the poslttons. Bullets rained on his escorstls'aptain d'Hende court was killed a few feet away from the emperor. The latter, deliberately seeking death, alighted, ordered his es cort to remain behind an embankment and walked up to a cemetery on a height, where he stayed, for another hour, exposed to fire. He mounted again and rode to another part of the field. General de Courson and Captain de Trecesson were dangerously wound ed by his side, but not a bullet hit him. The emperor at last seemed to despair of meeting his death as he sought it and rode back to Sedan at noon. In the town itself shells fell thick, and while the emperor was riding with his escort up the Grand Rue one burst just in front of him, wounded one of the Cent Gardes and killed the horses of two aids-de-camp. Napoleon III. looked on stolidly, understanding, per haps, that it was not his fate to die in action. The story that he had two horses killed under him is, therefore, not correct. But there is no doubt that the unfortunate emperor, beaten and ill, a pathetic and tragic figure, did de liberately seek death on the field to escape the disgrace of Sedan which he foresaw.-Paris Letter. A SERPENT STORY. Terrifying Experience With a Deadly 4 Lancehead. The Paris Eclair tells a blood cur dling serpent story, the scene of which was the island of Martinique and the dramatis personae Sergeant Legrand and Private Durand and the snake a deadly lancehead. The soldier had been punished with a night in the cells for some trivial of fense, but as the night was very hot the sergeant had left the door open. In the morning at 5 o'clock Legrand went to wake his prisoner and, to his horror, beheld a lancehead snake coiled up and fast asleep on the man's breast. The sergeant did not lose his presence of mind. He stole noiselessly away, ran to the guard room and, followed by all the men on duty, returned to the cell with a bowl of milk and a tin whis tie. Placing the bowl of milk at the? entrance to the cell, the sergeant bhgan to play the "Blue Danube." It is need less to remark that the weakness of the lancehead is milk and music. The serpent, which was a six foot specil men, awoke, glided from the soldier's body toward the bowl, but it had no sooner buried its head in its beloved drink than ten cudgels descended on it with terrific force, killing it outright. The soldier Durand, who was in a swoon, was taken to hospital, where he lay for many days on the verge of madness. He finally recovered and re lated his horrible experience-how he had awoke in the middle of the night as the serpent was coiling itself on his bare breast and how he had lain there in an agony for hours, not daring to move a muscle. Durand was sent back to France as soon as he had sufficiently recovered. The only trace of his terrible experi ence, adds the Eclair, is that his hair is now snow white. Love's Young Dream. Another case of the bad boy rudely s interrupting love's young dream. A 1 Malate girl and her Romeo sat in close I proximity on the couch in the draw- 1 ing room lost to the world. They were brought back from Eden by her little brother, who, like many of his kind. makes it a practice to butt in at the wrong time. He walked into the room, planted himself in front of the young man and asked: "Was you ever tied to a fish line?" "I certainly was not," was the reply. "Well." responded the boy, "I heard pa tell ma last night that you'd make a good sinker."-Manila Gossip. As to Quotations. How many persons can unhesitating ly name the source of the familiar quotations? Many a man goes through life without reading a single play of Shakespeare, but probably no English speaking man goes through life with out quoting him. If he sneers at "a woman's reason." he quotes Shake speare; if he refers to "a trick worth twb of that," he quotes Shakespeare again. Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" l not a popular work, but one line of it-"Ask we no questions, and I will te&l you so lies"-is known and used by everybody. Mad. Him a Songstr. btr. 5tabb (in astoplshment)-Gra cdeat, Ma'ia! That tramp has been sginlug in the back yaSrl for the last iho~. Ir.. Stubb-Tes. John, it is all my fatut. Mr. Stubb-Your fault? Mrs. tubb--Indeed( it Is. I thought I was gWitg~ him a dish of betted eotmeal, amt Iaisad of that I boiled up the birt d b wistiake.-Chicatg News ora ' aeids a atwits ty , ri it9rif alriE Il1 P T' stfýf4 _ OLD CLOTHES IN AIEkA. rthe Natives Often Mak. Dreadful Mistakes With EuropeaW sAt The "04' elo 'man" I a faall figure a Ameriecan streets and -one b no means without picturesqueness but no American dealer in old clothes has es tabilshed a busines. ef psch. qetent of Interest as that of John Hyman of'Lon don, whose specialty Is to pprchase shoGy costumes and discarded military and official uniforms for dispoiba In the orient and Africa. Even the retiring lord mayors of Lon don have become almost by oflie al tra dition his customers,-and the' ocked hat, gold laced coat and knee breeches at which during one season London has gazed with awe in the famous pageant of the lord mayor's procession are likely the next season to delight ,the eyes of darkest Africa upon the proud person of a darkest African. "I have visited most of the great oriental bazars and watched our goods being purchased," says Mr. Hyman. "I have seen blacks solemnly walking arqund with waistcoats buttoned be hind instead of before and even men wearing ladies' costumes. I have seen enormously big fellows in clothes so small I could not imagine for the. life of me how they got into them or how they could get out again unless the stitching gave way." The Pzince de Joinville when off the Gabua coast once received on his shin an official visit from two chiefs; father and son, who must, one would think, have been Mr. Hyman's customers. They were known as Big Denis and Little Denis. and each owned for cere monial occasions a military uniform: That of Big Denis was a French gen eral's, which his wives managed to get him into. That of Little Denis was a hussar's, and its intricate cut, numer ous buttons, straps and buckles an painfully small size proved quite t: much for him. He sent the prince despairing message begging help, and a relief party of delighted midshipmen was sent to dress him and bring him aboard. They fulfilled their errand; but, with the mischievousness of their kind, they so tightened every fastening of his overtight attire that the poor youth was nearly bursting with combined pride and suffocation when he arrived, and it was evident he could never be got out of his unwonted finery by any method less drastic than cutting him out. Still, no manner of wearing a com plete costume ever equals in comic ef fect some of the savages' combinations of unrelated items. One venerable Af rican chieftain received his European guests with an antiquated evening shoulder cape of pink flowered salin and spangles worn about his waist as an apron, while his white wool was martially crowned by a military hel met. Still another conducted -important negotiations with an exploring party elad simply and impressively in a lady's large Gainsborough hat, a pair of cavalry boots and a necklace of glistening tin ornaments used to dec orate Christmas trees.-Youth's Com panion. The Devil's Aavocate. In connection with the Roman Cath *lic ceremony of canonizaltion there is an official called "the devil's advocate." When the church is ready to proceed with the steps preliminary to the can onization, an able man is appoinled to assail the memory of the candidate and to bring against him all possible charges, which the other side must satisfactorily dispose of. This accuser is known as the "devil's advocate," and not until he is silenced by the dis proof of his charges can the canoniza tion be accomplished. They Own the Soft Impeachment. In an address to the Canadian cl)ub in Montreal, Mr. James Bryce said: "I do not think it would be advisable for me to say much, for I have the good fortune to be a Scotchman my f self. I won't pursue the theme of what contributions Scotchmen should e be able to make to Canada's litera ture and science, for the very simple e reason which was given by a friend e of mine, who said. 'I never argue with 1. Scotehmen that they are a great na e tion-they admit it.' " Cost of Courtesy. The adage "Courtesy costs nothing" would if true offer sufficient reason to insure its observance by practically every member of the commercial corn munity, it being fairly obvious to most of us that courtesy is an excellent lubricant for the machinery in bust mesa. To be always courteous in busi ness, however, requires a very consid erable expenditure of mental effort. which very few of us are capable of sustaining at all times.-Magazine of Commerce. Bismarck's Love of Nature. Speaking of the country and the long walks he took dally, Bismarck said he loved nature, but the amount of life he saw-awed him, and it took a great deal of faith to believe that r an "all seeing eye" could notice every I living atom when one realized what it meant. "Have you ever sat on the gras and examined it closely? There le enough life in one square yard to appall you." he said.-Lady Ilandolph Cherolhl. t Proud. '. t `"; you enjoy seeing your boy play a '" should my I do," answered Farm I. e ()QratmessI. "It makes me right Smre@ to mse lim oat (here an' realze 4. that he is the young feller I was once *ale to 'whip.-WaihMngton Star. -' tin ar-e he !imtnent of the man. -WWamkag. JAMES GRIFFDN. FOR CLERK OF THE COURT. I desire to announce to my fslends in Cheuteau county that I. will be a candidate before the republican. er n ty convention to be held this fall, for the office of, Clerk of the Court, sub ject, of course to the wilt of the convention. Very respectfully, JAS. W. HYNDMAN. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Albert Klecker,. deceased: Notice is hereby given by the an dersigned, administrator of the estate of Albert Klecker, deceased, to the creditors, of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with -the necessary vouchers within four (4) months af thor the first publication of this no tice, to the said administrator at Havre, MK i, in the County of Chouteau. Dated, " 1908. JA: IOLLAND, p, trator of the es tate f Albert Klecker, decea.eid. First published, July 22, 1908. FOR SALE-320 acres of Milk river valley land. All under fence, though not in one piece. All but 80 acres of it can bh irrigated upon completion of the U. S. ditch. $2.000 worth of im provements on the place. Can be had for $15.00 per acre. Write the Herald NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS. Havre, Montana, July 22, 1908. The shareholders cf the Havre Coal Mining Co., of Havre, Chout eau County, Montana, are hereby no tified that there will be a meeting of the shareholders of the said company, at 2 o'clock p. m., August 23, 1908, at the office of the said company in the city of Havre, Montana, to authorize the making of a loan of not to exceed $25,000,. at not to ex ce'ed 10 per cent per annum interest, and' to 'authorize the execution of a mortgage upon the property of the said company to secure the payment of the said loan and the interest there on. The purpose of said loan is to. pay floating indebtdeness of the raid com pony and to make such repairs and betterments of its plant as may be necessary to the largest and most economical production prior to the opening of the fall market. By order fo the board of Directors of the Havre Coal Mining Co., ef Havre, Montana. G. J. ATARS, (Seal.) , Sereary. At. the first meeting of the City Council of Havre, Montana, after July 11th, 1:108, or as soon thereafter as such matter may be conveniently tak en up, the Council of said city will sel at publi'. auction, water bonds, in the total sum of Eleven thousand dollars ($11,000.00,) dated January 1st, 1908, maturing January 1st, 1928, bearing interest at six per cent (6 per sent) per annum payable semi-annually. Any bid at said sale must be made subject to no condition whatever and e.rti1iied cheek, acceptable to the city council, payable to the city treas uter, for five thousand dollars ($5,000) must accompany such bid and will be suubject to forfeiture by said eity In the event such purchaser fails to promptly and fully complete his pur chasb. E. F. BURKE, ,t 4-t. daeoyr. he CHURCHES CATIIOLIC-St. Jude Thaddeus church. Communion Mass Sunday, 8 a. im. Uigh Mass 10 a. m. Sunday-school 3p. m. Evening De votion 8 D. m. Daily Mass 7;30 a. m. METHODIST - Mornlng Service at " 11 o'clock. Evealuog eivice at 8 o'clock. EI worth League services at 7 o'clock. Sunday school at 12 m. Prayer meeting Wednesday atsp. m. EPISCOPAL--$t. Mark's Mission. Merming service with sermon. 11 a. m. Evening service with sermon a v. m. (These serviess are held every first and second Sunday each month in Cheetnut B all.) The Rector's study will be found at Hotel Havrre. The ministra tioe of the church are at the rervice of all and at say time. Rev. Leonard J. Chr ter.. PRESBYTERIAN -Preaching at 11 a. m. Sonday-echool at 11:30 p. r.. Y. P. S.. C . at 7:9 p. am. Preaching at A i. n. Wedsiane evesair prayer meeti.g at p.i. . F.1W .Pel. JAI. H. FINTON HAVYRI, MOWN Alo x eK left side of E seek. and fearne you would keep cletin'try thie L THE PALACE BARBERD Special Attention Given to Ladies Sham Poding and Face Massage J_ p. H4 C r__KETT, Pmo __.__ HOW' DOES THIS STRIKE YOUR FANCY? The pattern of the wall paper we mean. If you don't like these Si "there are others" in innumerable and handsome designs, and in all the new greens, reds and soft tones, that give the effect of cool comfort as well as beauty. Pick and choose from whic style you Swill, you will find them all up-to S , ' .date, and resonable in price. BROADWATER, PEPIN & BROADWATER ~~1~~~~111I~~~~U1 I~------------ILI i-; of happiness around the dining table--a joint of our excellent Sbeet! It is supplied from healthy, well-fed beef and has a delie Sous flavor peculiar to itself. The same with our mutton, lamb, veal, pork and poultry of all kinds. / I We have a reputation for selling the best hams and bacon in town, and our prices are such as enable as to keep our customers from , . year to year. HAVRE MEAT MARKET W. E. WILTNER, Prop. STELEPHIONE 11. Havre, Montana The Montana Hotel and Grill T HE MIN Tj C. W. Young, Prop. 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