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
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
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.
Surplus and Profits 40,000.00
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 . . .
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
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
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
"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
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."
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.
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
Foolish men mistake transitory sem
blances for eternal fact and go astray
more and more.—Carlyle.
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
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"
A goodly, Ions, thick, Abraham colored
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
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.
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-,
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
"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.
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