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BANK. HAHILTON, MONTANA. DIRECTORS. W. W. McCkackin, President. T. A. Chaffin. Vice-President. .1. F. Hahtenbbrgeh. Cashier, John A. Summers. R. A. O'Hara Oeneral Banking Business Transacted OFFICIAL DIBECTORY. STATE OFFICIALS. Governoi. Joseph K Toole. Lieutenant Govern >r. Frank Higgins. Secretary of State. > M. Hays. State Auditor. J. H. Calderh^an. State Treasurer. A. H. Barret . . Attorney General lames Donne • Buperlntendeut of Public Instructif 'V. W Welch. Chief Justice. Theodore Brantley. Assoelate Justices, W. T. Plgott and Geo. R. Holloway. Clerk of Supreme Court. H. G. Itickarts. Representative in Congress, Caldwell Ed Dnlted Stales Senators, W. A. Clark and Paris Gibson. COUNTY OFFICIALS. Dial riet Judge, Frederick C- Webster. Sheriff. Joshua Pond. County Treasurer, Harvey L. Carter. County Clerk and Recorder. C. M. Johnson. Clerk of District Court, .1. F. Cone. Assessor. Arthur Beckwith. County Attorney. W. P. Baker. Superintendent of Schools, Kitty Ostermeyer Coroner, F. M. Lockwood. Public Administrator, John Campbell. Surveyor. M. D. Kippen. County Commisslouers, Henry Grover, Geo. Sattcrlee. .1. B. Overturf. CiTY OFFICIALS. Mayor—Miles Romney. Treasurer— W. Ü. Fisk. Attorney—R. Lee McCulloch. Clerk—Richard C. Parmenter. Marshal—W. A. Strange. Night Officer— J. M. Higgins. Police Magistrate—Frank .1. Morris. Aldermen First Ward—Louis Peterson. II. S. Page. Aldermen Second Ward—Geo. H. Taylor. I 1 . L. Burns. Aldermen Third Ward—E. A.Trosdalil. J J. Howley. SOCIETIES. UAVALLT LODGE. No. 30. K. OFP., MEETS every Tuesday evening at Fonger's Hall, cor. Main and Tfiird streets. All Knights in good standing cordially invited to visit . J. M. Higgins, C. C. O. M. Johnson. K. of R. and S. HAMILTON. LODGE, NO., 48. I. O. O. F. meets every Monday night at Odd Fel lows ■ all. South Second st reet . All Brothers good standing invited to visit. C . B. Irvinfc, N. G. T. L. Adair, R. S. BITTER ROOT ENCAMPMENT. NO. 10. I.O. O. F., meets first and third Fridays at Odd Fellows liait. Visiting Brothers invited to attend. WM. UOMBOUGH, C. I'. J. T. BOARDMAN. Scribe. IONIC LODGE NO. 38. A. F. & A. M. MEETS first and third Saturdays of each mont liai Odd Fellows hall. Second street. Sojourning orethren invited to attend. O. C. COOPER. W M 3 . J. SOUTW1CK. Sec. HAMILTON LODGE NO, 20. A. O. U. W . meets every second and fourtli Thursday at Odd Fellows llall, at 8 p. m. F. J. MO!. It IS. M. W. HENRY GROVER, Rec. CHARITY LODGE. NO. 11. 1. O. O F. meets the second and Eourtli Wednesdays of each month at Odd Fellows hall. M RS. M. J. FLETCHER, N. G. MRS. ADA BURNS, Secretary. BITTFK ROOT TENT K. O. T. M. meets 2nd and 41 li Friday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall. Visiting Knights are cordially invited to at „end. J. M. REINDEAU, Commander. MARTIN TINGLEY, Record Keeper. HAMILTON CAMP NO. 5004. MODERN Woodmen of America. Meets at Odd Fellows Hall every Tuesday evening. E. F. Richards, Clerk. C. O. Coulter, V. C PINE CCNE CAMP NO. 754 WOODMEN OF the World meets every Thursday evening in Konger's hull, corner Maiu and Third streets C. C. Coulter, c. c L. J. Watson, Clerk HAMILTON FEDERAL UNION NO. 1(1«. A. L. I - , meets every Saturday except the Iasi w< ok of each mouth when it meets on Wednesday, at 8:00 jj. m. in Fonger's hall, corner Third and Main streets. Walter Warren, President. Harry South, Recording Secretaiy. EVENING STAR. No. 58. I. O. O. F. MEETS every Saturday evening in Miles' Hall. Darby. All brothers in good standing in vited to attend. Chas. Lawrence, N. G. August Solleder. Sec. CORVALLIS LODGE No. 28. A. F. & A. M. meets every second fourth Saturday evenings In Masonic hall. Corvallis. Visit ing brethern in good standing cordially in vited. R. R. Smithey, W. M. G. O. Lockwood. Sec. VICTOR SOCIETIES. Victor Lodge No. 43 A.F. &A. M.,meets first and third Saturdays at Appolonio. Wat ters & Company's hall, Victor. A cordial invitation Is extended to visiting members. T II. Hanbldge.W.M.; M. I). Fulkerson, Secretary. Ravalli Lodge No. 71 I. O.O. F., meetsevery Friday at Appolonio, Watters & Co.'s hall. Visiting brothejs cordially invited to at tend. W, R. Rickman. N. G.; Jos. Appolonio, Sec. Victor Tent No. 35 K. O. T. M.. meets first and third '1 uesdays of each month at Auno lonio. Watters & Co.s' hall. Visiting Knights always welcome. J. E. Marvin. Com.: J A Barnhill. R. K. Victor am p No. 5BP6 M.W.A..meets second and fourth Saturdays at A. W. & Co 's hall S. H. Ault, V. C. M. M. Williams, Clerk Victor Lodge No. 20 A. O, U. W.. meets sec ond and fourth Saturdays at Workman ' hall. Henry Me\ey, M. W.; Wm. Tucker.Recorder Naxmii Chapter No,'« O. E. S„ meets first and third \\ cunesdays of each month at A îîf'J? V, 0 -'? ,lul1 - Mrs Louise Watters, W. M ■ M.D. Fulkerson, Sec. Charity Lodge No. ft D. of H. meets second and fourth Saturdays at Workman hall. Mrs Recorder ' l *' : Mrs Mary E - G «r'gory, Bitter Root Hive No. 40 L. O. T. M.. meets Second ami fourth Saturday afternoons at uÄwinta,. V k. y ' A FAIRY TALE. BY ALEXANDER. RICKETTS. The king was lost in gloomy reflec :ion. His crown was pulled down over iis eyes until it rested upon his royal lose, his mustaches dropped limp and discouraged, and even his gold.!» sceptre dangled loose and disconsolate from his listless fingers. "I'll do it!'' he exclaimed, bitterly, it last. "I'll be beheaded if I don't!" He pushed his crown back deter minedly, twisted up his mustaches fiercely, and glared around defiantly. "I 11 strike, that's what I'll do," he announced, banging his golden sceptre vehemently on the onyx arm of his throne. "If every hodcarrier and ditch digger and laborer in my happy realm has a right to strike for what he wants, why can't 1. I won't stand it, and I will strike." . . At these dreadful words the queen shuddered, the little princess nearly had a convulsion, and her governess grew rigid with disapproval. As the king observed the consterna tion his awful threat produced he re lented sufficiently to explain why he felt the way he did. "It's no use," lie said, apologetically^ "I really can't go on this way any longer. It's nothing but spend, spend, spend, without a minute's let up, an*l my beloved subjects won't stop paying their taxes. They will pay 'em, nolh ing will induce 'em to stop. You'd think it was the only pleasure they have. I don't see what fun there is in paying taxes myself, but they seem to think it's the only bliss there is in life. They won't eveu swear some of 'em off, or dodge 'em, or try to avoid 'em in any way, but go right on year after year cheerfully paying 'em up in full, without any rebate even. Conse quently it keeps me lying awake nights planning and calculating, and figuring how to spend all the money. I've got an army now 11) times bigger than I have any use for, my navy is so enormous it chokes up all the har bors so nobody else can use 'em, I've built new palaces till 11: jy're planted so thick you can't breathe on account of 'em if you step out of doors; but I no sooner get the treasury empty and think f m going to have a little peace and comfort at last, and maybe a few days' holiday, than a new lot of taxes comes pouring in and swamps me again. 1 can't, and won't, and shan't stand it any longer, and I will strike. If my subjects have to pay taxes to be happy, let 'em get. somebody else lor a king, I'm through; or else turn this into a republic, and have to spend the money themselves, and serve 'em right." The queen gasped, the liltie princess screamed, and the governess was al most too shocked to speak—but that was too much to hope' for. "Sire," she demanded, fixing her eye glasses more firmly on Iter nose and ey ing hint severely, "why do not you promulgate an edict remitting ail taxis, and forbidding anyone to pay under penalty of being hung, instead of mak ing a— er— hem—of yourself?" "Because 1 can't, blast the luck!" re torted the king, impatien ly. "I tried to, but the Lord High Sprag wouldn't let me. Ho says that taxation is (ho foundation of ail governments, just as all governments are founded on taxa tion; therefore they are so interdû- 1 pendent and correlated that if you de stroy either you put an end ;:j the oth er, and the result rnukt be anarchy pure and simple. There," he added under his breath, "I hope that'll squelch her. It did me." But the governess only smiled a su perior smile, fixed her eye glasses more firmly on lier nose, and began, didac tically, "Doubtless, sire—" "Oh, excuse me, but I can spare only a moment," interrupted a thin, high, musical voice, and all immediately be came conscious that an unmistakable fairy was addressing the king. "I am your fairy godmother V.'had terdew, otherwise known as the Mother of Invention," continued the voice, I "and come only to those in the d.rest 1 necessity. Your majesty finds your i money a burden? Then send your wife and family immediately to that seaside J resort recommended by j our friends as the cheapest they ever knew to spend the summer." "Thanks, thanks, thanks!" cried the king, all his gayety returning. "What'll you have to— er— that is, how can I re ward you?" But the fairly had gone. Still, the queen was smiling joyously, the little princess giggled rapturously, and only the governess sniffed superciliously.— N. Y. Times. DEAD MAN IN FOUR COFFINS. Japanese Take Extraordinary Pre cautions In Skipping Uody to ____ _ .This Country, Extraordinary precautions were ex acted by the Japanese health authori ties in the removal to New York city of the body of George H. Ferguson, an American engineer, who died in Kobe. Although Mr. Ferguson weighed onljr 140 pounds in life, when the body reached here the weight of remains and inclosure approximated 2,400 pounds. A heavy truck and a squad of men with a derrick were require d to remove the casket from an express car to an under taking establishment. After being em balmed by a local surgeon at Kobe the body was placed in a zinc lined casket, which was then placed inside an oak cof fin, which was itself inserted in a one inch Norwegian pine box lined with zinc. Several barrels of charcoal were used to envelope this, and about it was placed a two and a quarter-inch Norwegian pine casket, which was packed with four barrels of sawdust. Eight heavy irqb bands were placed around the casket. NETTLES MADE USE OF. Serve •• Food for Han and Deast and Famish Thread and Clothing. There was a time once when the common nettle was not the usually de spised weed it is now. People did not root it out of existence, but cultivated it for use as food, for clothing, and for paper manufacture, says Stray Stories. It certainly does not look inviting as a food, and yet during the Irish famine hundreds of poor people existed en tirely on it, cooking the young plant as greens. There was a method of blanch ing it by "earthing up," as is now used for sea kale. Animals, while refusing to touch the growing nettle, devour it eagerly when made into hay, and in Russia, Sweden and Holland it is mown several times a year for fodder. The common name given to the net tle in some languages means "that, with which one sews," for the f 1 «r was used as a thread several centuries ago. In Kamschatka the natives use the thread for fishing lines and cordage. In France it is used for paper. In Hindu stan and China it is woven into grass cloth, and the Scotch have prepared, spun and woven into as good linen as the flax makes. The Chinese nettle yields a fiber as soft as silk, and there is now in Dres den a "China grass" manufactory, de voted to the industry of weaving cloth from this and the common nettle. BOUND TO HAVE THEIR LIQUOR Itannans Oraanlir a IturyinK Associ ation for the Purpose of Sat isfying Their Thirst. All sorts of subterfuges have been re sorted to by the Kansas people in evad ing the prohibition law, but the most extraordinary one so far heard of is reported here, where there has beer, for some time an organization known as the German Burial association, sr; the Newtc :i Kansan. To all appe: t"nor:: this society has been enixi id only in the work of earing for t''e dt... ; it:' the fashion of burial associa; Ions-- i . ry where. The surprise of the pi opie may be appreciated, therefore, when I he sheriff swooped down on the associa tion's room?, arrested the association officials, and captured a large amount of li pa or. The chief official pic mb d guilty ' was fined $100, and the liquors were dt s roved by the order of the court, after it had been determined that the association was in reality nothing but a drinking club. The manner in which the character of the place became known to the offi cials is rather interesting. Ore of the nu mi rs of the association had broken one of its rules and the board had fined him $25. For this sum he pp e his note, bul when it fell due he failed to pay it. Thereupon the association garnisheed his wages, and, made angry by this pro ceeding, he went to the county attorney and revealed the secrets of the order. WHITE LINES IN FINGER-NAILS Germnn Mcillcnl Expert 8ay> They Are nn Indication of Degeneracy. A medical writer in the Frankfurter Zeitung gives some curious particulars about the white lines which cross fin ger nails. These are signs of disturb ance in the organism at the time they were formed. They often form during serious illness. The proportion of normally consti tuted persons who have these lines on their linger nails is from ten to 11 per cent., while 4G per cent, of criminals have them, 47 per cent, of the demi monde, 43 per cent, of idiots, and f>0 per cent, of lunatics. Sufferers from melancholia show a large percentage, but the largest percentage—75—is among those who are periodically dan gerous lunatics. The writer comes to the conclusion that these lines denote some degeneracy of the upper nervous system; that they the not purely physical, but are con nected with physical, moral, and intel lectual change. Why Nations Wear Colors. Did it ever occur to you that the bunch of colored ribbons you wear in your buttonhole—or pinned on your dress, if you are a girl—at commence ment, or at a baseball or football game, is really a flag? It tells to what class or school or college you belong, or which of these, for the time, has your interest and sympathy. And fo" somewhat sim ilar reasons do nations wear their col ors, says St. Nicholas. At first maybe it was to tell one another apart; but after a while the colors—the flag—t ame to represent the nation itself; and the way the people acted toward the na tion's flag was supposed to show the way they felt toward the nation. Rather a Queer Don. "Dagonet," in the Referee, tells a story of two little girls who were trying to explain what sort of a dog it was I hey had seen, reports Public Opinion. Said one little girl: "It was one of those fun ny dogs—you know, the ones that arc a dog and a half long and half a dog high." Said the other: "You must know the sort. It's a dog that only has four legs, but looks as if it ought to have six." It may interest "Dagonet" to hear of a fairly apt definition that a Public Opinion man once heard applied to the dachshund—"the dog with vue Louis XIV. legs." tinenos Ayres a Big City. Buenos Ayres, the capital of th. Ar gentine Republic, is the largest city in South America. It Is also the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the largest city In the western hemi sphere south of Philadelphia, says St. Nicholas. It is, moreover, the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. Its population probably exceeds DOU.ObU, and is increasing rapidly. ..The.. ■ ■ LUMBER DEPARTMENT. Mill and Wholesale Offices At Hamilton, Montana. O UR mill is one of the most complete in the West. It is fitted with modern machinery in all departments. Our planing mill and sash and door factory are complete, and we guarantee satisfaction on all classes of work, from mining tim bers to fine interior finish W E operate the only logging railroad in Montana. Our logs are delivered to the mill clean and dry. This method of loggiing makes it possible for us to fill orders for special lengths and sizes on 21 hours' notice. Special attention given to this class of work. Manufacturers of Band= LUMBER, Sashes and Doors, Cedar Shingles and Cedar Posts. Estimates Promptly Furnished on ail Classes of Building. Our Large Stock ot Seasoned Lumber Makes it Possible for us to fill Large Orders with Promptness. We are Prepared to Give Quick Service on Special Orders. Correspondence Solicited. Yard and Local Offices at Hamilton, Anaconda and Butte.