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Steel Cut Coffee 40e.... .. ooc CORVALLIS MONTANA Lincoln's Religion. I have never united myself to any church, because 1 have found difficulty ib giving my assent without mental reservation to the long complicated statements of Christian doctrine which characterize their articles of belief and confessions of faith. Whenever any church will inscribe over its altar as its sole ipialitieatiou for member ship the Saviour's condensed statement of the substance of both law and gos pel. "Thou slialt love the Lord thy Ood with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself." that church will I join with all my heart and all rnv soul.—Abraham Lincoln. vjueer menas. On board the Union Castle R. M. S. Gotli on a voyage from the Cape to Tenerife was a little monkey belong ing to one of the stewards. It was very fond of sitting on the back of a tortoise, another ship's pet, while the latter crawled about the deck. A1 though rather ill tempered and snap pish with people, the monkey was al ways friendly with the tortoise, which made no objection to being used ns her steed —Wide World Magazine LANDES SHEPHERDS. French Peasants Who Are Experts In Walking on Stilts. There is u vast district lu France where the entire community goes about and transacts its business on stilts. This district Is called "Les Landes." The inhabitants, who are among the poorest peasants in France, gain their subsistence by fishing, by such little agriculture as is possible and by keep ing cows and sheep. The shepherds make use of their stilts for two put poses first, because walking is quite impossible on account of tlie sage and undergrowth of brush, and, second, because the height of their stilts gives them a greater range of vision. The stilts generally are about six or seven foot high. Near the top there is a support for the foot, which has a strong stirrup and strap, and stiil nearer the top a hand of leather fas tens tile stilt (irmly to the leg just be low the knee Some stilts, especially those made for fancy walking and for tricks, are even higher than seven feet, and the man who uses these and lie must be an expert can travel as fast as ten miles an hour The lower end of this kind of stilt is capped with a sheep bone to prevent its split! ing. Some of these Landes shepherds are wonderfully clever in the management i of their slilts. ' They run races, step ; or jump over brooks, clear fences and walls and are able to keep their bnl j mice and equilibrium while stooping 1 to the ground to pick up pebbles or lo ; gather wild (lowers They fall prone j upon their faces and assume their perpendicular without an effort and i in a single moment alter they hav tiias prostrated themselves. Technical World Magazine "Is there any method that will en able a man to understand a woman7' . queried tin* iiiimceii: youth. ! "The only way to understand a wo tiinn," replied the home grown philoso plier, "is uni to try. Under these cir cumstances she will reveal herself »nonor or later " Chicago News. No Chance of That. Tlie beggar accepted gratefully a nickel from the professional humorist "Thank you. sir," he said, his voice vibrant with deep feeling. "Oil, thank you, sir, and may you live to be as old as your jokes!"—Washington Post. Of Course. Reporter—Professor, what language ilo you suppose the people nearest the north pole speak? The Professor— What a question! Polish, of course.— Chicago Tribune. THE ATMOSPHERE. Without It There Would Exist a Queer State of Affairs. Without the atmosphere, besides the inconvenience to breathing, a great many peculiar tilings would be observ ed that would seem very extraordi nary to us. The tain would rise straight up in tlie morning into a sky as black as ebony, traverse a black sky and sink down to rest at night into a black bed. No beautiful glories of the sunset and sunrise would ap pear, no blueness of the heavens be seen, no red sun gradually growing brighter, but one that would rise as a fiery orb and remain tints all day. No twilight and no daybreak could cheer us, for there would be nothing to dif fuse the light. Unless the sun shone directly on a thing we could not see it. Thus our houses would have to be made of some transparent substance or else be artificially lighted in the daytime. No soothing shades would appear in the landscape, but everything would stand out boldly and clearly, every object casting dense black shadows that would render invisible any one enter ing them. No voice or music could he heard, for there would be no medium to carry it. No birds or insects could flit about in the trees and above us. for there would be nothing to enable them to utilize their wing motion. No clouds would be seen in the intensely black sky, and no thunderstorms or high winds would be possible. No vegetation could exist, and no animal could live. In fact, this old earth would be as dead as Hector as far as activity was concerned. Yet this is the exact condition of affairs on the moon, which has no at mosphere and consequently suffers ev ery one of these disadvantages. It is rather interesting to contem plate the successive events on the earth if the atmosphere should be quickly removed. The first tiling that would probably happen is that every animal, insect, fish, bird and plant would suffer a violent explosion, for each contains air at a pressure of fif teen pounds to tlie square inch on the outside, which is balanced by an equal pressure on the inside and would rush outward on tlie lirst pressure being removed. This can be shown by plac ing the hand over an air pump and gradually exhausting the air. The part exposed will gradually swell. Another illustration is when a tornado sweeps round a house, taking the outside air away for an instant. If the house is closed the windows and doors will be blown outward with enormous force, and sometimes the sides themselves of the house are blown in all directions. —Chicago Record-Hera Id. ACCIDENTAL NONSENSE. Things "That Amused Lear, the English Artist and Writer. It is not surprising Unit the gifted inventor of such classic* imaginative nonsense as "The .I umblies" and "The Owl and t lie» I'ussy Cat" took a keen delight in the real nonsense or real life whenever tie chanced to encoun ter it. During a doleful stay in a dreary little mining village where it rained all tin* time and he was not well and could not accomplish the work lie had set his heart on doing the late Edward Lear, although a good and decorous churchgoer, found his source of cheer in the parish clerk "Oil, beloved clerk!" he wrote grate fully to a friend. "lie reads the psalms enough to make you go Into fits. He said last Sunday, 'As white as an old salmon,' instead of 'White as snow in Salmon,' 'a lion' for 'alien to my mother's children' and 'they are not guinea pigs' instead of "guilt less.' Fact, hut 1 grieve to say he's turned out for tin* same and will nev er more please my foolish ears." Even funnier was the erratic* Eng lislt of a foreigner which once enliv ened for him (he prolonged formalities of an official dinner. "Sitting next to the captain of an Austrian frigate at Sir II. Sterle's on Thursday evening," lie recorded, "the German officer said to a subaltern— the conversation was about the good looks of women—T do think t lie Eng lishwoman conserve her aperient gal ship (girlhood) longer than all the wo men, even as far as her antics' (antiq uity, age). "The subaltern withered with con fusion till I ventured to interpret 'The Englishwoman preserves her ap pearance of youth longer than all wo men. even If she be old.' ''—Youth's Companion. Enough For Him. When tlie physician arrived at the designated house he found that his pa tient was a decrepit negro, who sat up in bed and inquired: "How much yo' charge, doctah?" "Two dollars a visit, which includes my time, experience, advice and the medicine." "A poor old coon like me don't need all dem extras. Just gib me 10 cents' wo'th o' you' cough med'eiue, and dat's enough fo' me."—Judge. Too Harsh. "Wretched woman! You took ad vantage of my hospitality to steal my husband!" "Pardon me, but is it exactly steal ing where a guest, wishing a souveuir of au agreeable visit, carries away with her some trifling thing which her hostess gives every token of cariug little for?"—Life A Consultation. j Gladys—Well, what did Miss Dr j Cleverton say was the cause of your ! extreme paleness? Grace—Well, she ; has described to me a hat and waist that will go beautifully with it.—Har per's Bazar. \ m - , . SNAPSHOT OF JAMES J. JEFFRIES AND HIS WIFE. ,1 iin Jeffries, the undefeated champion heavyweight pugilist, made his match with Johnson for their fight, which is to take place some time next spring, over tlie protest of liis wife. Mrs. Jeffries argued that her husband hud money enough to keep them in reasonable luxury for the remainder of their lives, and she was loath to allow him to again enter the prize ring. Now, however, since big Jim has made the match, she is encouraging him in his training and declares she has no doubt that her husband will win. A VICTIM OF WORRY. Th» Man Who Is Always Expecting Gome Kind of Trouble. There is always a cloud on his face because lie is constantly expecting that something unfavorable is going to hap pen. There is going to bo a Klump in business, or lie Is going to have a loss, or somebody is trying to undermine him, or lie Is worried about his health, or fears his children will be sick or go wrong or be killed. In other words, although he has achieved quite a remarkable success, yet ho has never really had a happy day ui his life. All his life this man has been chasing rainbows, thinking if he could only get a little farther on, a little higher up, lie would be happy, but lie is just as far from it as when a boy. I believe this condition has all come from the habit of unhappiness which he formed during his hard boyhood and which lie lias never been aille to overcome. He has learned to look for tronlile, to expect it, and he gets it. 1 have been his guest many a time. He lias a beautiful home, a very charming wife, a most delightful fam ily, but there is always the same cloud on his lace, tin* same expression of anxiety, of unhappiness, of forebod ing. A little properly directed training in his boyhood would have changed his whole career, and ho would have been a happy, joyous, harmonious man in stead of being discordant and unhappy. There is everything in starting right. What is put into tlie first of life is put into tlie whole of life.—Success Maga zine. Self Control. Tlie self coutrol ot the Japanese, even in times of the utmost stress, and their courtesy, which begets quiet ness and discretion, are both brought out by a writer In St. Paul's Maga zine. "Cry. It will do you good," I said once to a poor Japanese woman who, crouching beside her dying husband, was controlling herself with an effort that would. I feared, make her 111. She laid her little slim brown Huger upon her trembling red Up und shook her head, then whispered, "It might disturb him." "Cry, It will do you good." I said the next day, when the man was dead and she seemed almost prostrate with grief and overenforced self control. "It would he most rude to make a hideous noise before the sacred dead." came the soft reply. Bread and Pipe Baker. The lecturer at the cooking school sometimes enlivened her remarks with an anecdote. "The eighteenth century baker," she said, "was a pipe cleaner as well, just as the barber a little earlier wns a surgeon. Everybody In those days smoked clay pipes, provided the same as cups or spoons by the coffee houses. Well, each morning a waiter carried his master's stock of pipes, some hun dred perhaps, to tlie nearest bakery. The baker would boll them, then dip them in liquid lime, then bake them dry. They came out of the oven as sweet and white as new."—Philadel phia Bulletin. Degrees of Hunger. "I'm simply starving!" cried the short story writer at the Hungry club. "I wish they'd begiu dinner." "I never saw you when you weren't Starving," said the poet. "I'm never as hungry as you are, though," the short story writer declar ed. "because I write prose."—New York Press. The Weaning Colt. The weaning colt should have plen ty of oats. QUICKSAND. How It Is Formed and Its Grewsom* Characteristics. To most persons the word "quick sand" gives a sensation of horror sim ilar to that produced by the thought of a snake, aud many sensational ac counts have given to quicksand al most human attributes. No ordinary observer would be able to distinguish dry quicksand from any other sand, and the average person would be un able to restore it to its "quick" prop erties even if he tried. If water is mixed with the quicksand the mass does not become mobile, and if the water is drained off the sand will be found firmly packed. Quicksand is comparatively very light, weighing about niuety-four pounds to the cubic foot, while other forms of sand run as high as 171 pounds. Quicksand when examined under the microscope will be found to have rounded corners, like river sand, as distinguished from "sharp" sand. It is quicksand that is used in hour glasses and egg glasses, partly because of its fineness and partly because it docs not eventually cloud the glass by scratching, as would the sharp sand. It is to its lightness that quicksand owes its deadly qualities, and a dem onstration of how it becomes "quick" may be given by placing a quantity in a bucket and adding water by pres sure through a hole in the bottom, al lowing the water to overflow very slowly when it has worked up through the sand. The upward current will he found to loosen tlie sand and to raise the surface very slightly, separating and lubricating the particles so that they are easily displaced. The bucket now contains genuine quicksand. The sand, owing to the support it receives from the water, has its weight, or supporting power, reduced proportionately, weighing in the water but thirty-two aud a half pounds as against ninety-four pounds when dry. Bulk for bulk, the mixture is nearly twice the weight of a man. but is too mobile to give support and too thick to swim in. in Its natural state, presenting an apparently firm surface, resembling simply damp sand. It is the most deadly man trap con ceivable. Quicksand requires in all cases an upward current which is not quick or strong enough to break through In the form of a spring. Ordinarily wa ter flowing over quicksand will not make it dangerous. It may be formed in tidal rivers and on the shores of tidal seas by the rising tide saturating a porous stratum of ground below high water mark, and when the tide falls a return current is established through the porous (saudy) ground with a suffi cient velocity to loosen the sand and make it "quick." A permanent quicksand is found where a slow current of fresh water finds its way to tlie surface of the sand bed either in the bottom of a stream or elsewhere. Quicksands that are encountered during the sinking of walls and foundations are due to the influx of water when the work gets below "spring level" or the level of the water In the ground at that par ticular spot. The sand, being deprived of the lateral su pport of the water in the excavation, is pushed iti from be hind by the water currents flowing from all sides. One of the most peculiar and grew some characteristics of quicksand is that it will soon engulf any object cast upon its surface, no matter how light that object may be. even a per fectly dry stick.—Harper's Weekly. Good Imagination. Teddy, after having a drink of pk soda water, was asked how he liked "Not very well," he replied, tastes too much as though my foot b gone asleep in my mouth."—Succi Magazine.