org Dowrb ty· in Parachute.
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
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.
"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
"That's all right." replied Tommy,
"but there is another time when you
wouldn't want to have a neck like a
"When is that':"
"Why, in the mornings when your
ma begins to scrub your neck with
soap and water."-Chicago News.
"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
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
A SERPENT STORY.
Terrifying Experience With a Deadly 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'. t `"; you enjoy seeing your boy play
a '" should my I do," answered Farm
I. e ()QratmessI. "It makes me right
[email protected] 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.
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
Dated, " 1908.
p, trator of the es
tate f Albert Klecker,
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
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
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 ($5,000)
must accompany such bid and will be
suubject to forfeiture by said eity In
the event such purchaser fails to
promptly and fully complete his pur
E. F. BURKE,
,t 4-t. daeoyr.
CATIIOLIC-St. Jude Thaddeus church.
Communion Mass Sunday, 8 a. im. Uigh Mass
10 a. m. Sunday-school 3p. m. Evening De
votion 8 D. m. Daily Mass 7;30 a. m.
METHODIST - Mornlng Service at " 11
o'clock. Evealuog eivice at 8 o'clock. EI
worth League services at 7 o'clock. Sunday
school at 12 m. Prayer meeting Wednesday
EPISCOPAL--$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.
you would keep cletin'try thie L
Special Attention Given to Ladies Sham
Poding and Face Massage
J_ p. H4 C r__KETT, Pmo __.__
HOW' DOES THIS
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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.
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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.
Agent for Montana Brewing Co.
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I am now prepared to fill orders
for.the best made common brick
in the State ofMontana.
To Dealers in Brick
In order to show you t Sei
iuality of onr product we will
upon request, send you a bar
Secia qato rel of brick free of all charges
and you are under ao obliga
tion to buy.
l C lI or write to
Oliver St. Germaine
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