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Re pairing Jewelry Made to Order Elegant Stock of F^itte Jewelry = Always on Hand " = ...EXPERT OPTICAL WORK... WAGNER G- SVTTER 5 Daily Trains St. Paul to Ghicago And each has a goodjconnection for St. Louis, also for New York and all Eastern points, They leave St. Paul at 8.30 a. m., 4.00 p. m. 7.20 p. m., 8.35 p. m., 11.00 p. m., via the Chicago , Milwaukee l St, Paul Raittfay Three of these are electric lighted; all of them thoroughly equipped. The Fast Mail goes at 7.20 p. m. The Pioneer Limited at 8.35 p. m. IV. B. DIXON Northwestern Passenger Agent 36S Robert St., St. Paul Write for Rates to St. Louis REMEMBER W HEN you are thinking or repairing your house that The Big Red Shed is there with the goods at the very lowest prices, and can fill your wants on short notice. ::::::::::: : ; The Big Red Shed MONTANA LUMBER CO., Telephone 77 First National Bank Cornet* PiftH Ave. and Main LEWISTOWN, MONT. Capital $100,000.00 Surplus and Profits 40,000.00 Assets over..........$500,000.00 Individual Stockholders responsibility over 500,000.00 TOTAL OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Tho I* irst National Hank, which succeeded the .Tudith Iiasiti itnuk, \vas\>r*inii izod May 27, 1904. Practically, the entire capital Is held in Fergus County and rep resents its varied business interests. It is noticeable that a number of the youiurer business me n of an energetic and progressive spirit are represented in the management of tiie bank among the officers and directors. It has been their aim to conduct a strictly banking business, using conservatism in making loans, and giving particular attention to details, and the interests of customers. They point with pride to the phenomenal growth of busi ness which evidences the popularity of this growing institution. WE SOLICIT YOVR BANKING PATRONAGE Officers and Directors: Herman Otten, Pres. David Hilgeu, Vice Pres. A. H. Lehman G. O. Siiafeu John Laux G. M. Stone N. M. McCauley Geo. J. Bach, W. b. Miner, Cashier Ass't. Cashier. Money to Lend We are now prepared to receive applications for ..Ten Year Loans.. = UPON --. Improved Ranch Property In any amount. Reasonable interest rates and prepayment privileges . . . WRIGHT BROS. Real Estate, Loans, Abstracts of Title, General Insurance..... Telephone No. 30. Opposite P. O. LEWISTOWN, - MONTANA Ccwistown meat $ Provision Co. ..Wholesale and Retail Meats.. The company is again owned and managed by John Borgh, who solicits his old cus tomers and a share of the patronage of all. Main Street, - Opposite Day House Shamrock Buffet J. IV. KEARNEY, Prop. finest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars Always on Hand JVG TRADE A SPECIALTY A PERSIAN TRAGEDY. Sublime Courage by Which Prince.. Salome Escaped Her Master. James Baker, a well known traveler and writer, tells a curious story of u war 100 years ago. The Persian shah was besieging Titlls. and the husband of the Princess Salome hud been slain In the siege. When the I'ersians en tered and sacked the town Salome tried to save her young son, but he was torn from her arms and hacked in pieces before her eyes. Her own life was spared and she was borne to the camp outside the walls of Tltlis to the abnh. He sold her to Djafar Bek, who •hut her up In u castle—a part of which still remains— neur where now is the lovely tropical botanical garden of Tiflls. Charmed by her beauty, he ask ed her to become his wife. She re fused and begged her purchaser to slay her. The Persian gave her a night to reconsider the matter and on tho next day he lay reclining ou a great cushion under a tree on that hot, sun ny hillside and awaited her answer. Presently she nppearod before him, veiled In a long, pure white robe, calm and stately, her face deathly pale. She advauced, her armed Jailers following her. The Persian waved his followers aside and asked the princess. "You con sent to be my wife?" "Yes," was tho solemn answer. "I consent to love you, for ufter tho death of my husband and son it is my destiny; there is no Other fate for me. "In Georgia," said the princess, "there are certain families that possess strange powers and dark secrets. My mother foretold I should be the wife of a Djafar, and from my mother 1, too, receive these powers to rend the fu ture." Tho Persian was impressed by her manner and her presence. She saw her power. "Give me your hand," she said. "Let me read there if I shall have long years of happiness with you." He held forth his bund. She held it until it slightly trembled lu her fingers. Then she burst forth with a cry of horror, "Oh, my master, know est thou that death awaits thee, per chance this very night?" Dpjafar Bek trembled now. "Thou wilt die by the hand of a man thou hast this day of fended." "Is it by Assu Dhoullu Bek?" he asked. "Wo quarreled today, and about you. He would have bought you." "Oh, my master," exclaimed Salome, "to save thee l must have Borne object upon which he has looked today, then I can avert tills evil and make his arms useless against: thee." "What! You can do this?" exclaimed Djafar incredulously. "Most certainly. Give me your dagger." He drew it and handed it to her. She held it up and, looking up to the blue heavens above, murmured n pruyor; then, handing it back to him said: "Now it is useless. It can slay no one." lie looked at her unbelievingly. "Try It," she exclaim ed. "Strike here!" Ho struck tho blow where her linger rested full upon her heart. The keen blade went swiftly home, and she fell ut his feet, exclulm lng, "O God, receive my soul!" Then ■he lay dead. Iron Making In Early History. Iron was used before history wus written. The stone records of Egypt and the brick books of Nineveh men tion it. Genesis (lx, 22) refers to Tu balcain us "as Instructor of every ar tificer in brass and Iron," and in Deu teronomy (lit, II) the bedstead of tho giant Og was "a bedstead of iron." The galleys of Tyre and Sldon traded In this metal. Chinese records ascrib ed to 2,000 B. C. refer to it. Horace speaks of It as superior to bronze. The bronze age came before the iron age because copper, found as a nearly pure metal, easily fuses, and with another soft metal—tin or zinc—alloys into hard bronze, while iron, found only as an ore, must have the Impurities burn ed and hammered out by greut heat and force before it can be made into a tool. Not ■ Favorite Breed. Lovers of good, plain dogs which have been allowed to grow naturally will appreciate the story of tho Eng lish peddler who went to u dealer in dogs and thus described what ho wanted: "III wants a kind of dog about so 'Igh un' so long. Hit's n kind of gry 'ound, an' ylt it ain't a gry'ound, be cause 'is tyle is shorter nor any o' these 'ere gry'ounds an' 'is nose is shorter an* 'e ain't so slim round the body. But still 'e's a kind o' gry'ouud. Do you keep such dogs?" "No," replied the dog man. "Wo drowns 'em." An Awkward Compliment. Jones is nothing If not gallant. Mrs. Brown Is exuctly the same age as her husband, hut she will not admit it. "My husband is forty," she said to some friends the other dny, "you wouldn't believe it, hut there's actu ally ten years' difference In our ages." "Impossible, dear madam," hastily Interposed Jones, anxious to say some itbiug ngreeable. "I'm sure you look every day as young as lie does." Not Serloun. Mr. Short—My dear Miss Kate, I have a very serious question I wish to ask you. Miss Long—What is It, pray? Mr. Short—Will you marry me? Miss Long (scornfully)—Do you call that se rious, Mr. Short? Why, I don't think I ever heard anything so ridiculous. Cynical. Cynicus—The propagation of the hu man race depends upon eafly mar riages. Slllicus—How do you make that out? Cynicus—Well, if a man waited until he was really old enough to get married he wouldn't.—Philadel phia Record. Foolish men mistake transitory sem blances for eternal fact and go astray more and more.—Carlyle. PROLATE SPHEROIDS. a Why You Can't Cranli an Bn Lengthwlic Between the Palma. If the lingers of the two hands are interlocked, and an egg taken length wise between the palms, it will be found impossible to crush it with the greatest force that can he exerted. If, however, the pressure is applied along the short axis of the egg, it can be crushed with ease. This is directly due to the character istic shape of the egg, which Is known as a prolate spheroid. It is clear that when pressure is exerted on the two ends the tendency is to bring them to gether and cause the spheroid to be come a perfect sphere. But the sphere so produced would contain a larger volume than the original spheroid; hence when the egg is compressed lengthwise there is a tendency to in crease ils holding capacity and, ns the shell is air tight, to produce a vacuum In its Interior. Thus the whole weight of the at mosphere- some ilfteen pounds to the square inch—comes into play to pre vent the change of shape and supports the egg against any attempt to crush, it Along the short uxls, however, the, egg can easily he crushed, as the tendency is here to diminish its ca pacity, and the atmospheric pressure does not come into play. CAIN COLORED HAIR. Tallow or lied Heads or Heards Once Looked Upon an Deform It ten. Yellow or red hair was anciently in England esteemed a deformity, and a red bcurd was especially odious and an lnfnlllble token of an evil disposi tion. This foolish prejudice possibly originated In an aversion to the red haired Danish inviulers. The common tupestry representa tions of Cain and Judas, to whom red hair and beards were Invariably al lotted, probably for no bett' r reason than that tho color was thought ugly, intensified this feeling. The devil hlm self was sometimes thus represented. Drydon, lu a Ut of spleen, described bis publisher, Jacob Tonson, "with two left legs und Judus colored hair," and In the samo attack he speaks of him as "freckled fair," where red Is evi dently meant. Shakespeare's reference In the "Mer ry Wives of Windsor" to "Cain col ored" hair is in later copies "cano col ored," Just as his "Abraham colored'* In tho folio "Corlolanus" becomes "au burn," from which, indeed. It was doubtless corrupted. Hall's "Satires" speaks of— A goodly, Ions, thick, Abraham colored heard. —Liverpool Mercury. WASHING TALLIES. The Wuy They Kept Laundry Llat* In the Olden Daye. The washiug tally, dutlug back to the times of Charles I., was formed of; a piece of beech wood five aud a half' Inches long, four aud a half inches wide aud half an inch thick and cov ered with iiueu at the back aud sJdes.j In front the names of tho different ar ticles, such ns "ruffes," "hundes," "cuffes," "hootehose," "pillowberes," "handkercher," "sockes," were printed: from copperplate and protected by a sheet of horn. 1 The tally was divided into fifteen, squares, in each of which wus a dial, numbered from 0 to 12 and a circular brass indicator fastened by a small central pin so as to revolve. Each of these indicators was pierced near Its, outer edge witb a round hole, through which oue number of the dial was visi ble. By this very simple method the number of each article sent to the wash was easily shown, so that an ac curate account could bo kept.—London Standard. ? Ad 111 Fated Expedition. * At Polnte Les Monts, in the gulf of St. Lawrence, Is a lighthouse the keep er of which recently turned out of tbs sand an old style sword bearing on Its blade the dute "1711." It Is undoubted.-! ly a relic of tho ill fated expedition of' Admiral Wulker, who left England In! 1711 with 11,000 men and a large fleet! to take Quebec and Montreal. When : be got off Seven islands be was over taken by a dense fog and a great storm arose. He refused to take the advice of a French pilot, and ns a result the British ships were dashed to pieces on' the rocks off Egg islnnd, aud next* spring 000 bodies were lying there. Berlin and Notaea. Berlin is by far the quietest of the world's big cities. No railway engine! driver may blow his whistle within lte bounds, and the driver of a road ve hicle witb squeaking or rattling wheels Is promptly apprehended nnd fined*., Street hawkers are forbidden to bowl, bawl, yell or emit other strange and startling sounds, and pianos may be: played only during certain stated horns' Of the day. Sweet Revenge. Aunt Hannah—Have you told any' one of your engagement to Mr. Sweet eer? Edith—No. I haven't told a soul,! except Bessie Miller, who thought he: was golug to nsk her.—Boston Tran-, ecrlpt. Jarred Him. Mrs. Ileupeck—This paper says that, married women live longer than single ones. Mr. Henpeck—Heavens, woman! Can't you think of something pleasant to talk about! Pretty Good Sign. "How do you know that they are not married?" "Isn't he carrying all the packages?" —Detroit Free Press. Dead counselors are the more In structive, because they are heard witb patience and reverence.—Johnson.