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St Paul to Chicago And each has a good'connection 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 » St. Paul Railway 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. W. B. DIXON Northwestern Passenger Agent 366 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 Fresh Fish From Salt Water W E are receivihg daily, besides oysters, clams, lobsters, etc., and all the delicious tidbits that the epicure likes to tickle his palate with we are preparing to his order whenever he likes to drop in for a meal to delight his dainty appetite. Ev erything that is good and toothsome that our mar kets can aiford is served in an appetizing manner at the SILVER MOON CAFE. G. F. HIRSCH & SON, Props. Main Street Lewistown, Montana Absolutaly the Best Coal in the county Delivered to any part of the city in any quantity BLACK < DIAMOND COAL > COMPANY Bring in Trial Order Telephone No. 9 Office corner 4th and Main ARCHIE HARRIGAIN, Manager DAVID IIILGER E. O. BUSENBURG 'J tiilger d Busenburg The Pioneer Real Estate and Live Stock Commission Agents Land Office Attorneys Conveyancing and Life, Accident and Fire In surance Agency. LAND SCRIP FOR SALE Phone 81 LEWISTOWN, MONTANA J 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. W. KEARNEY , Prop. Finest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars Always on Hand JVG TRADE A SPECIALTY If you are pleased with our work, tell others, if not, tell us. Red's Place THE POPULAR BARBER SHOP Bath Rooms in Connection Vancleave's BUS and DRAY LINE Always at the disposal of the public. Piano Moving a Specialty Telephone 50 WM. JENKINS BARBER All barbers employed are First Class Workmen. Hot and Cold Baths in connec tion........................ Main St. Lewistown, Mont. ===== GO TO . ........... St. Louis ...VIA... The North-Western Line and Chicago Four Fine Fast Trains Daily Minneapolis and St. Paul to Chicago Direct Connections at Chicago witli 12 Trains for St. Louis...... Stop-OOer Allotted at Chicago For rates and other information regarding World's Fair, address A. M. FENTON, General Agent, Helena, Mont. -ok T. W. TEASDALE, Gen. Pass. Agt., St. Paul, Minn. Bids Wanted. Sealed bids for the stone work and excavation for the new flouring mill will be received up to March 18, 1905, at the office of the .ludith Basin Mill ing Co., Lewistown, Montana. Plans and specifications may be seen at the office of the company at the mill. A certified check of 10 per sent of the bid must accompany all bids. Bids will be opened at 4 p, m.. March 20, at the office of the company. The company reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Judith Basin Milling Company. The Sleep of Plants. The leaves of the common clover give a good example of what Linnaeus call ed the sleep qf plants. At sunset the two side leaflets of each set of three bend forward until their edges nearly meet, when tlje middle leaflet droops downward to touch them and completes the picture of repose. Sqm? of Jlie penu family assume ns perfect postures of rest. The wlstnrlu hangs the end and central leaflet of each cluster directly downward, point ing to the enrth, while the side lenflets drop in double rows, back to hack. The leaves of the scarlet runner 'have a similar habit. The willow foliage twists Into a position that Is almost vertical, and the leaves of the vine are raised slightly at their edges and de pressed toward the center. All such sleeping foliage Is singularly rigid nnd retains the position which it has assumed. This persistence Is due to the presence of water in the tissues of the leaves. At dawn of day the plants awaken, and their leaves re lume tlielr ordinary attitude. The Tower of 1'lsa. The famous leaning tower of Pisa is a campanile or bell tower. The build ing, which Is cylindrical In form, is 107 feet high and fifty feet In diameter, made entirely of white marble. It is called the leaning tower from the fact that it inclines some thirty feet from the perpendicular, and it is not general ly known that tills inclination, which gives the tower such a remarkable ap pearance was not intentional. At the time it was about half done the error in measurement was perceived. It was guarded against by the use of extra braces in the further construction of the building and an adaptation of the. stone in the highest portion. There are seven hells on the top of the tower, the largest of which weighs 2,000 pounds, and these ure so placed as to counteract as far as possible the lean ing of the tower Itself. Girin dm Wooers. "Where did the idea come from that fcoys are the wooers? Do any little hoys have the early education In love that is given to little girls? When a little girl starts to school here are some of the things the big girls teach her the first year: When she eats an apple she is taught to count the seeds, while she thinks of some little hoy and repeats u rhyme. In the spring the little girls gather daisies and pick off the petals one by one while they think of some little hoy and say another rhyme. When a little girl sees the first star In the evening she repeats another verse. When grown people take wedding cake home it is never the hoys who ask for a piece to dream on and see whom they will marry. It is the girls.—Atchi son Globe. Order In I'ovver. What comfort, what strength, what economy, there is in order—material or der, intellectual order, moral order. To know where one is going and what one wishes—this is order: To keep one's word and one's engagements. Again order: To have everything ready under one's hands, to he able to dispose of all one's forces and to have all one's means of whatever kind under com mand. Still order: To discipline one's habits, one's efforts, one's wishes, to organize one's life, to distribute one's time, to take the measure of one's du ties and make one's rights respected, to employ one's capital and resources, one's tulent and one's chances profita bly. Order is power.—Amlel's Journal. Sunflower Seed Eater**. A traveler says that one of the first things which struck him on his arrival in Itussla was the enormous quantity of sunflower seed consumed in that country. The seeds, which are olea ginous nnd have nu agreeable taste, are constantly chewed by the people. The outer husk is detached with the teeth and spat out. These husks are seen scattered about 011 pavements and garden walks, in railway carriages, tramway cars and cabs, on the floors of restaurants and private rooms. On days of public festivity the ground everywhere is covered with them. At every street corner a brisk trade .s done in the seeds by old women. Read tlie Democrat for the news. SOOTHING A HORSE. The Anftnvnl'a E«»y Introduction to a Steam Street Holler. In one of the broad uptown thorough fares a few days ago a mounted pa trolman encountered a steam roller In action, and the horse was terribly frightened. It reared and balked and then made angles across the street, first one way and then the other, until the policeman jumped off and tried coaxing. Leading his mount step by step In the direction of the roller, which had come to a standstill, lie pet ted the animal nnd talked to it, urging it forward. "A fine horse like you to he afraid of a steam roller," said the policeman. The horse pricked up Its ears and ven tured ahead another step or two. "Come, now; come along. You can't he a policeman and he afraid of a lilt of iron. Now come on, good hoy." The horse made a few more steps for ward. "Como on," continued the policeman. "Now, then, he good. The department enn't afford to be giving $300 apiece for horses that haven't any nerve. Come on, now." Coaxing It along In this way with In finite patience, the officer after several minutes got the animal up to the roller. The horse daintily put forward one foot nnd tapped the front of the iron wheel, waited a moment and, finding that the machine did not kick or run, reared contemptuously and tapped the object with both feet, then wheeled and wnlk ed quietly away. The policeman re mounted. and It Is safe to say that horse will never bother about a steam roller ngnln.— New York Post. HISTORY OF SHOES. In No Article of Attire Itnve More Vagaries Been Shown. Shoes or tlielr equivalent are of n certainty even more ancient than gloves, for they were a necessity of lo comotion. while the other wns but a luxury. Sometimes tjjey were made of skins, sometimes of papyrus, ns in Egypt. Often they were glided nnd decked with Jewels, and the most ex pert artists of the day were employed to decorate the foot coverings of wealthy patricians, consuls, emperors and their favorites. In no article of at tire have more vagaries been shown. Today a lady who desires to he consid ered in the height of fashion wears shoes pointed as much as possible, hut In the time of Queen Mary tin* taste was all the other way, and It was found necessary to Issue a royal procla mation prohibiting shoes with toes wider than six Inches. But perhaps the most extraordinary development In the way of footgear were the "choplncs" In troduced by the ladles of Venice to make themselves taller tliini they really were. The articles were really a kind of stilts made of wood and leather and sometimes reached the absurd height of twelve Inches. Even a trained acro bat would have difficulty In walking on such things, and ordinary women had such trouble with them that when they attempted a promenade they required the assistance of a servant at each side ami another behind to keep them from falling.—From Kedfern's "Iloyal and Historic Shoes." Tliailili-UN Stevens' Wit. When Thaddeus Stevens had taken to his bed for the last time a visitor told him he was looking well. "Oh, John," was the quick reply, "it is not my appearance, hut my disappearance, that troubles me!" One day a mem ber of the house of representatives who wus noted for his uncertain course on all questions and who confessed that he never Investigated a point under discussion without finding himself a neutral asked for leave of absence. "Mr. Speaker," said Stevens, "I do not rise to object, but to suggest that tlie honorable member need not ask this favor, for he can easily pair off with himself!" Involution of the Slmtf, The earliest known skates were those roughly shaped from the canon bone of a horse or cow, and Scandinavian ar chaeologists claim an antiquity of 1,000 years for these. The wearer of these rude skates obtained speed not by a stroke of the foot, hut by pushing him self along with a piked staff. Skates made entirely of wood were next intro duced. These wore followed by wood en ones shod with flat strips of Iron. Then were gradually developed blndeil skates, and finally experts evolved the Fen type, Norwegian racer and figure skates of the present day.—London Standard. Offering No Challenges. "Do you claim that the world owes you a living?" "No," answered Meandering Mike. "De man dat goes around claimin' makes hlssclf unpopular. I'm satisfied to git my livin' whether It's owin' to me or not."—Washington Star. IIIm Shorthand. Employer (to new clerk)—You don't seem to keep pace with my dictation. Why don't you write shorthand? I be lieve you told me that you knew short hand. rierk—So I do, but It takes me longer than ordinary writing. Lacking; the Motive Power. "I wonder why the cur doesn't start!" exclaimed an Impatient passenger. "There are not enough people on board yet to make the cargo," replied another who understood the situation. On n Plate. He—I'd like to take your photograph. Edle. Really, you're sweet enough to eat! She—I set*, and that's why you want to put me on a plate.—Illustrated Bits. There Is a selfishness <»ven in grati tude when It Is too profuse.—Cumber land. ORIENTAL JEWELRY. PERSONAL ORNAMENTS MIXED WITH ODD SUPERSTITIONS. Necklnce. Thnt Avert the Hvll By* nnil Head. That Are Potent Charnta For Felicity—I.enrt-nd of the Kaaba Stone—The Sacred Slaact King. The oriental's love of luxury, splen dor of attire and personal adornment nets as a strong Incentive to the eastern Jeweler in the production of those ex quisitely carved and multicolored crea tions over which the modern world raves nnd marvels. Nor are such deco rations mere ornaments without other Use or meaning. y The oriental Jeweler, seated upon the floor of Ids little shop, inhaling the fra grant odors of his pipe and coffee, con ceives lus design and jealously envel ops it with mysticism, adding to It the quaint charm of symbol and supersti tion. The bracelet, the earrings, the necklace, the clasp, the buckle and the button grow step by step Into a special ornament according to the rank, means, tastes and wants of tlie wearer, in evidence of class and dignity. *([> Bracelets are by orientals worn In pairs. Each hand Is provided with one, as otherwise jealousy will spring up between the manual members and evil deeds will follow. Earrings are popu lar among both sexes In certain parts of the orient. The ears are pierced ut birth. The perforations are made un necessarily large so as not to permit a residue of gossip. Then ornaments aro offered the ears as consolation. Neck laces aro worn most conspicuously to avert the evil eye and to denote dig nity and distinction. Festoon qpek lnees seem to have been In vogue from'' • time Immemorial, and not infrequently do they in him ttio whole chest of tlie wearer. In India the men often bor row their wives' necklaces to decorate themselves with. Masculine vanity of certuln sects of the Persians far ex ceinls that of women, and, aside from wearing earrings and necklaces, they almost monopolize tlie tiny seed pearls by stringing them In their beards, each hair being llterully covered with a lus trous pearl. Beads are among the earliest forms of ornaments and arc considered po tent charms for felicity, as these are often cut and sold by priests or sheiks, who maintain themselves solely hythis means. The pear shaped drop so much in vogue In Europe and America Is of decidedly oriental origin and has at tnched to It a quaint myth. Tlie Kna bii stone hi Mecca lias this peculiar shape, and, according to the theory of the Mohammedans, this stone was tho actual guardian angel who was sent to watch over Adam in Eden and was present at Ills fall. As a punishment for not having more vigilantly exe cuted Ills trust tlie angel was changed Into a stone and hurled from paradise. Most Moliiimuiedaus wear pearl shaped pendants made of wood or some pre cious stone as n reminder of Allah's wrath, and these are held among them in the same esteem as Is the cross among the ( 'liristlans. Armlets are regarded as caste marks nnd are worn only by women. Anklets have a healing power and so are worn not ns ornaments only. Little tinkling hells are often attached to these, which lend a pleasing sound to an approach ing step and serve to denote the su periority and runk of the wearer and thus la passing render due homage. An Arabian poet describes these as "the nwnkeners of dormant senses." Rings ure worn in great profusion and are made of all sorts of metals. However, they Invariably liuve ex quisitely carved or openwork shnuks. Even the stones have their symbols and are worn accordingly. In the orient no prejudice exists against opals. Signet rings were of great Importance among the earlier orientals, and even to the present day letters are rarely otherwise signed by those who send them. Thus the authenticity of ull orders and communications, even merchants' hills, depends wholly upon nil impression of a signet ring. The occupation of the seal cutter is regard ed as one of great trust and danger. Such a jhtsou is obliged to keep a reg ister of every ring seal he makes, and if one he lost or stolen from the party for whom it was cut Ids life would answer for making another just like It. The loss of a signet ring Is regarded ns a disastrous calamity, and the alarm which an oriental exhibits at the loss of the signet can only be understood by a reference to these circumstances, ns the seal cutter is always obliged to alter the real date at which the seal was cut. The only resource of a per son who lias lost Ills seal is to have another made with new date nnd to write to his correspondents to inform them that all accounts, contracts and communications to which his former signet Is affixed are null from the day un which it was lost.—Jewelers' Circu lar-Weekly. Obviating the Rules. Mrs. Flat—I always insist that my husband wear evening dress when he dint's at home. Miss Sharp—Yes, he told me that was the reason he took almost all of his meals downtown.— Detroit Free Press. Did His Best. Tlie Woman—George, tills is the an niversary of the day on which I prom ise* l to he yours. Have you forgotten it? The Brute—No, my dear, I couldn't But I've forgiven It.—Exchange. Meet but Rnrcly Now. Greene—By the way, aren't Charley Brown and May Gray keeping com pany? White—Oh, dear, no; they've been married for niore'n a year.—Bos ton Transcript. That life is long which answers life's great end.—Young.