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Th* Money Game and the Ills That Come In Its Train. The American masculine claim of absorption in his work does not in the least justify such a condition. Frenchmen support their wives and Btill find time to go shopping with them too! Englishmen do likewise and find energy left to place their sons in school; energy to watch keenly the love affairs of their daughters, unhesitatingly bidding this or that man begone; moral courage and physical vitality left after the day's work to be in fact as well as in fancy "the head of the house." They have the wisdom to leave hours for plav, for pure boy ishness of living. And all Ibis may be observed in the same middle class that with us turns the whole issue over to the wife, expecting of her all wisdom, though knowing her sheltered youth, and all vitality to run unceasingly and unaided the whole machinery of the family. No wonder our women have "nerves!" No wonder they are becoming more and more restless (one of the first evidences of strain), more and more discontented as time passes! Mas culine kindness to our women is sometimes so tangled up with self ishness that there need be no sur prise that there is some confusion regarding them. Not that our men want the money after which they are striv ing for themselves, for their pleas ures. They do not. They are al most notoriously genwous. Our rich men give, give, give, to their wives, their children, to colleges, to hospitals, to churches, until the whole world is amazed at their gen erosity. The habit and fury of work, un reasoning, illogical, quite unrelated to any need, is a masculine disease in this country, and the whole social system has for years paid the inevi table penalty. Here and there a man tries to stop in time, but finds him self obsessed by work so that he can no longer think of anything else, lie is as much a slave to it as is any opium taker to his drug and drunk ard to his potion. It is a grave danger not only to the individual, but to the whole American civiliza tion.—Anna A. Rogers in Atlantic. A Dangerous Place. When the ncwsgathcrer was ad mitted, one of the first visitors, to the old house recently bought and fitted up by the Historical society, he was able to set a full column of You Can Enjoy Country Life in the City in WEST HAMILTON ADDITION The Ideal Place to Build a Home and be Confident of Freedom, Independence and a Competence. Its Location adjoining the townsite of Hamilton gives it telephone connections, prompt mail delivery and electric lights—all the conveniences of city life—while one of the best conducted country schools of the state housed in a handsome brick structure, stand in its midst. Its Proven Soil makes it the choice of the buyer who does not wish to experiment. It is sur rounded by the largest and most profitable commercial orchards in the famous Bitter Root valley. In the Kress orchard, one mile distant, in the fall of 1907, 130 trees bore $1750 in McIntosh Red apples. A ten-acre tract in WEST HAMILTON ADDITION, planted to orchard and properly conducted, will net a yearly profit of $3000—this at only $300 per acre. It is the west bench land that is sought by orchardists who know conditions in the valley from experience. Its Scenic Beauty makes it a most inviting place of residence. The famous Blodgett canyon, visited by tourists every year, opens one mile away. The Bitter Root range of the Rocky mountains, white-hooded and majestic, form a picturesque background, while Hamilton lies just below the hill. Its Perfect Drainage makes it the most healthful part of the valley. Its Absolute Water Rights preclude the possibility of the usual trouble over mountain streams. These rights are not only old and indisputable, but a large storage reservoir is under construction which will insure an abundance of water in the dryest season. lis Freedom From Frost, due to the mountain protection, renders a crop failure practically impossible. Arrangements Have Been Made for Delivery of Lumber to Builders of Homes at Special Rates. This Land has Been Flaced on the Market on Time Payments and Easy Terms. For More Detailed Information . Call on or Write BITTER ROOT LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO.— HAMILTON, MONTANA. interesting mrormation ior tne next I issue of the paper, j "Doesn't seem to me it'll be safe I for folks to go to the old Parker I house without they take some pre cautions," said Samuel Hobart, the village wag, when he had finished the reporter's account of what he had seen. "Lem Colburn had a pretty narrer escape by what he tells in this paper." "What does he tell?" demanded i Mrs. Hobart. "I'll read it out," said her hus band and proceeded slowly: " 'On first entering the hall the visitor's eye is caught by a long sword over one side of the mantel and then drawn to the old flintlock on the other side, after which it naturally falls on the mantel itself and from that to the old brick tiled hearth.' "Now, if Lem's eyes can stand that kind o' treatment they must be pretty tough."—Youth's Com panion. Was Some Mud. Of all the yarns that ever came down the line regarding deep mud the following should be entitled to the blue ribbon. It happened in the place where mud originated: A man was walking along the roadside one summer day and noticed a fair ly good looking hat out in the road. Reaching out with his cane, he gave it a cut and was startled to hear a voice exclaim: "Here! What the: deuce are you doing?" Then he made the astonishing discovery that the owner of the headpiece was under the hat up to his ears in mud. "Great heavens^" exclaimed the man who had hit the hat. "Is that mud as deep as that?" "Deep!" cried the victim. "Why, man alive, I'm standing on a load of hay!"—Lippincott's Magazine. Th. Dirt of Ages. A charitably disposed official of the municipal government at Wash ington tells of an interesting ex change of views between two ur chins at a dinner given to the news boys of the capital by popular sub scription. As the lads were waiting for their dessert they placed their grimy hands side by side on the table cloth. "Mine is dirtier than yours!" was the claim made by one boy. "Maybe it is," said the second newsboy, "but you don't wanter fergit you're two years older'n me." —Washington Star. A JOKE ON THE LANDLADY. The Unpardonable Crime of the Vet eran Boarder In His Youth. "I never had but one row in a boarding house," said the veteran boarder, "and that I brought on my self. "In this house we certainly did have tough steak. Where they got it I never knew. I used to think they bought the sole leather rem nants from a trunk factory there was then about four blocks from our house and cooked them for steak. "Be that as it may, the steak was tough, and one night I conceived what I then thought was a felicitous fancy. "You have seen those knives with a cutting edge on one side and saw teeth on the other? They sell 'em to housewives for cutting off slices of ham, the knife to cut and the saw to saw the bone. Well, in my youth ful foolishness I bought one of i those saw knives and took it home, and the next night we had steak for dinner I took it down and laid it beside my plate on the table, and it made a sensation. "When my piece of steak came in I tried it first with the knife side of my saw knife, but there was noth ing doing, and then I turned the knife over and tried the saw side, and I sawed and sawed and sawed away, bending down over the plate and bearing on and sawing hard, with all hands sitting around my ta ble stopping eating and looking on, and— "We were all having lots of fun, and then without any warning the landlady came in. She came in and stood alongside of me, all without my knowing, with me keeping right on sawing, and then she touched me on the shoulder, and I looked up, with the whole dining room now looking on, and then sh«$tood there and looked down at me—just looked at me, that was all—but the look she gave me was enough, a great plenty. I put down the saw. "I hoped it would end there—I had put away the saw knife for good —but it didn't. It was on a Thurs day that I performed my great feat for the amusement of my table, and on Saturday, when I paid my board for the week, the landlady coldly in formed me that my room had been rented to a boarder who would take possession of it the next morning, Sunday, and that day I had to spend looking for another boarding place, which was not at all funny. "It is difficult to find anything perfect all the way through. Tough i __ me steaK unaouoteaiy was, my room had always been kept in the pink of order, and I certainly did hate to leave it. But for such a crime as mine there could be no sus pension of sentence, for, as every boarder should know, there is one thing that no landlady will stand for. Whatever it may be, she will not stand making fun of her table." —Boston Herald. A Guest Puzzler. In one of the old castles of north ern England visitors are shown two rooms which are connected with each other by a singular mechanism. Each room is adjoined by an alcove, used as a sleeping room apartment, and the floors of the adjoining al coves turn on a pivot in the center of the partition wall. This ingen ious device was the invention of one of the ancestors of the present pro prietor, who was somewhat of a wag and found great pleasure in fright ening and mystifying his guests. When one had gone to bed in the green room and the other in the blue, the floors were turned on their pivots, and on awakening the vis itor found himself in strange quar ters, with clothes that were not his own. It is said that this fun loving lord lost a rich inheritance by dis turbing the restful moments of a wealthy aunt, who never forgave the trick her nephew played upon her. Som.thing For Nothing. Some years ago there appeared in several Taris papers an adver tisement of an obscure fruit dealer, in which he offered to give a prize of 5 francs for the largest apple sent to him. Then fish caught at the bait with marvelous rapidity, and in less than a fortnight the ad vertiser had received enough fruit to stock his store for the season. Naturally he was glad to pay 5 francs for the' largest of the lot, and just as naturally he kept all the unsuccessful specimens for sale from his shop. Besides, the adver tising resulted in a large increase in his business. Renewed the Row. Husband (after a quarrel with his wife)—Well, let us drop it. I don't care to have any words about it, and, besides, I like to talk to a sen sible person when I am talking. Wife (with a sarcastic laugh)-— You don't always do it, then. Husband—I don't? Wife—No. I sometimes hear you talking to yourself. (And then the music struck up again.)—London Telegraph. A Good Enough Reason. On the day before Memorial day in one of the smaller cities a mem ber of the school board visited a primary school and, after addressing the pupils, asked, "What is the holi day tomorrow?" "Decoration day!" came from all. "What do you do on Decoration | day ?" "Decorate the soldiers' graves," came in a chorus. "Why do you decorate their graves any more than others' ?" This was a poser, but finally one little fellow held up his hand. "Well, sir, why is it?" he was asked. "Because they are dead and we ain't."—Lippincott's. The Benefit of the Doubt. A young lady was spending some weeks at a Scotch country house, and just before dinner one evening two cousins of the host—one of them the great man of the family— arrived unexpectedly. Shortly be fore dinner was announced the but ler sought the young lady and said to her confidentially : "We're puttin' on yesterday's soup, an' for fear there shouldna be enough ye maun decline." "Decline soup!" exclaimed the young lady, much amused. "But, you know, John, that wouldn't be manners." "Na," said John coolly, "but they'll think ye ken nae better."— London Tit-Bits. At th* Altar. "Will you have this woman to be four lawful wedded wife ?" "That's what I 'lowed I would." "WU1 you love, honor and obey her?" "Ain't you got that switched around, parson?" said the bride groom. rt John," said the bride elect, "don't you reckon the parson knows his business? Answer the ques tion !" "Yes, sir," said the bridegroom meekly; "I reckon I'll have to."— Atlanta Constitution. Not Gratifying. Some one sent the manuscript of a story to a literary friend, with the request that he would criticise it The friend returned it with the fol lowing note : "My Dear Blank—Your book con tains much that is both new and good, but what is new is not good and what is good is not new."— Judge. Alias Summons. In the district court of the Fourth Judi cial district of the state of Montana, in and for the county of Ravalli, Valley Mercantile Company, (a corpora tion) pi alnttff. versus James Woodward, de fendant. The state of Mont-na sends greeting to the above named defendant : V ou are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this uction which is filed in the office of the clerk of this court, a copy of which is iierewith served upon you, and to hie vour onswer and serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this summons, ex clusive of the day of service : and in omsc of yyur failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the complaint. This action is brought to recover the sum of five hundred seventy and 68-100 dollars. ($570,68) .for goods, wares and merchandise, delivered at defendant's special instance aud aequest, of which no part of said sum has been paid. Wherefore, plaintiff prays judgment rgainst the said defendant for the sum of five hundred seventy and 68-100 dollars. ($570.68) and for such other relief as may seem meet in the premises. Witness my hand and the seal of said court tliis 16th day of August, 1800. I seal.] A C. BAKEK. Clerk. By BAKU Y SOUTH, Deputy Clerk. Oeorge W. Beeves. Attorney for plaintiff. 44-4t. Summons. In the district court of the Fourth Judicial district of the state of Montana, in a .d for the county of Bavulli. H. N. Launoeth, plaintiff, versus Emma Lambeth, defendant. The stale of Montana sends greeting to the above named defendant : You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in ibis action which is filed in the office of the clerk of this court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, ana to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the pluintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this summons,, exclusive of the day of service; and in casa of your failure to appear or answer, judg ment, will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the complaint. For cause of action plaintiff alleges he has resided in the slate of Montana for more, than one year last past; that plaintiff and defendant intermarried atTonkawa. Okla homa, on or about October 15th 1895, and ara now husband and wife ; That on or about the day of 1904 defendant was guilty of willful desertion, and at that time voluntarily separated herself from plaintiff with intent to desert plaintiff : That plaintiff and defendant ever since said desertion aud now are living separate and apart. Plaintiff asks judgment for dissolution of the bonds of mat rimony heretofore aud now existing between plaintiff and defendant ; together with such other relief as to the court may seem meet and equitable. Witness my hand and the seal of said court, tliis 13th day of August. 1909. Lseal] A. C BAKER, Clerk, ^K.^Lee McCulloch. Attorney for plaintiff. Alphonse Karr ana the Sea. Many years ago a youthful man of letters arrived at Etretat with a letter of introduction to Alphonse Karr. He had been particularly told of Karr's passionate love of the sea, and, finding the author of "Gene vieve" seated on the beach mending a net, he immediately began an enthusiastic outburst of common places about the grandeur of the ocean. "Monsieur," interrupted Karr, "I love the sea. We have lived togeth er for a long time. But if you have come all the way from Paris to dis gust me with it I can only say it is a wicked thing to do."