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atch a Vehicle'* Front Wheel.
"Watch the front •wheel," said a ven erable citizen the other day just nfter lie had witnessed a serious accident on Pennsylvania avenue, In which a man had been knocked down and run over by a wagon. j Those four words constitute a whole warning chapter, and if people in their hurry and seurry would only heed them there would be fewer broken bones, cripples and fatalities. "Do not," be cautions, "look at the horses or the driver. The animals may be turned suddenly in your direction by a quick jerk of the reins or some other cause, and the driver's gaze rarely in dicates the direction his team is going to move in. The attention of the aver age driver is usually attracted by mat ters that are happening about him— passing teams, pretty girls and the like. But watch the near front wheel and you will find it an easy matter to avoid an approaching team, even though it be a runaway. The next time you go across the avenue try the experiment of watching the front wheel and you will agree with me that it is 'a saving clause,' as they say in con gress."—Washington Star. The Odloo* Boot. If there is one thing in our civiliza tion more odious than butchery it is our footwear. It is an additional crime Of flesh eating that it condemns us to the use of its byproducts to cripple, de form, befoul and enfeeble our feet. What would our hands be like if we carried them about in leather boxes? The foot should be as presentable ns the band, as healthy, sun burned and almost as pliable. It needs the purify ing access of the air and the stimulat ing effects of the outdoor cold and heat. Instead of allowing it this freedom we abut it up in a stiff, foul, unventilated prison, where its clammy pallor sug gests vegetables that sprout in a dark cellar. We bind the toes together and doom them to atrophy until a foot is a tiling to weep over. Happy the day when there will be no more leather for boots! -Humane Review. Deaf Persians Don't Get Seasick. "Strange thing, but do you know that deaf persons never get seasick?" said an old surgeon in the employ of one of the transatlantic lines recently. "This was found out," he said, "when a whole class of deaf mutes went abroad some years ago, and, despite a particularly rough passage, none of them wanted to lie on the deck and beg somebody to heave them overboard. "That's the seasick feeling, you know. A little investigation proved that the stomach nerves are mostly controlled by those of the ear, and that deaf persons are not nearly so liable to the nausea that comes from the rolling motion of a ship as are others. "The experiment of saturating a ball of cotton with cocaine and thus dulling the hearing has been tried by ship sur geons since. It gives relief to those who dread any sort of a sea voyage; but, after all, the best way to do is to 'feed the fishes' and get over it."—Philadel phia Press. Biset'* lied Ribbon. Bizet, the author of the popular op era "Carmen," who died a month after its first production, was net at any time a lucky man. He was even dec orated through a mistake, says a writ er, "for his friends, presaging the fail ure of 'Carmen,' bombarded the minis ter before the production and begged a decoration for M. George Bizet. 'Bizet?' asked the minister. 'Who is Bizet?' 'A remarkable genius,' was the reply, 'who has nlready produced several ex traordinarily fine works. Among them the most popular is perhaps "L'Arle sienne." ' ' "L'Arlesienne?" ' interrupt ed the minister. 'Why, it Is a perfectly fascinating book. I rend it with ex treme pleasure. Tell your friends that the thing is done.' The minister was not muslcnl, but he hnd read a novel by Alphonse Daudet, and Bizet won his red ribbon." The First Siege Guns. It has been stated that It was in 1CG7, at the siege of Candia, in Crete, that siege guns were first used. This state ment is contradicted, however, by a writer, who says that Just before the siege of Constantinople a Hungarian or Wnllnchinn cannon founder named Ur ban cast in 1452 at Adrianople a can non "which remained for many years the wonder of Europe and marks an epoch in the continually increasing power of guns." Urban's cannon was dragged by sixty oxen to Constantino ple in 1453 and threw a stone ball of 1,200 pounds weight. It was fired sev en times a day and once each night. The Turks used at the siege two other cannon nearly as large and altogether had fourteen batteries, each containing four guns, along the length of the wall. It Pleased the Composer. A curious story is told as to how the Rothschilds supported Carafa, the com poser. The latter was far from rich. His principal income was derived from a snuffbox. And this -was the way of it: The snuffbox was given to the au thor of "La Prison d'Edinbourgh" by Baron James de Rothschild as a token of esteem. Carafa sold it twenty-four hours later for 75 nnpoleons to the same jeweler from whom it had been bought. This became known to Roths child, who gave it again to the musi cian ou the following year. The next day it returned to the Jeweler's. This traffic continued till the death of the banker and longer still, for his sons kept up the tradition, to the great sat isfaction of Carafa. Marking the Boot*. A great many people ou staying at an English hotel for the first time won der how it is that "boots" can return to the different rooms the footgear placed outside the bedroom doors to be cleaned. This is quite a simple matter. All he does is to take a piece of chalk, mark upon the sole of the boot the number of the room from which he takes them and then sends them down stairs all together to be cleaned. When this has been done they are sorted, taken upstairs again and deposited outside their respective doors without the occupants of the different rooms knowing that they have been removed. The Best Tonic. Ordinary sour buttermilk is a better tonic, is a better food, than was ever bottled or boxed up by the chemist or doctor. Many a farmer drives miles away to see a doctor, to get a bottle of pepsin or cod liver oil or beef extract when at the same time be is feeding to his calves good, rich, nutritious butter milk, a thousand times better for him than the stuff the doctor will give him. —Medical Talk. Even Mice Were Scarce. Brother Bill came home late and went down to the kitchen to look for a bite. He found the larder empty and started back to his room, when the front door opened to admit his brother Jim. "Anything good downstairs?" inquir ed Jim. "Lucky if you find a mouse," said Bill. To Live In Fact. Life is what we are alive to. It Is not a length, but breadth. To be alive only to appetite, pleasure, pride, money making, and not to goodness and kind ness, purity and love, history, poetry and music, flowers, stars, God and eter nal hopes, is to be all but dead.—Mal thie D. Babcock. Both of High and Mighty Way*. Miss Woodby—My great-grandmother on my mother's side was noted for her proud and imperious bearing. Miss Newitt—Indeed? Our servant girl's the same way. — Catholic Standard and Times. There are men who finally consent to go to work when they can't make living In any other way.—Philadelphia DAVID IIILGER E. O. BUSENBURG Hilger <t Busenburg The Pioneer Real Estate and Live Stock Commission Agents Land Office Attorneys Conveyancing and Life , Accident and Fire In= surance Agency. LAND SCRIP Phone 81 FOR SALE v JTANA # LEWISTOWN, MONTANA 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 Lewistown 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 Subscribe fsr the Democrat Do Not Fail To examine our CLOTHING before you purchase elsewhere. We can save you from $2.50 tO $5.00 on every suit you buy from us. We have just received a few nice and Stylish Suits from J the celebrated makers, ADLER & SONS, » New Yorlt Store LEADER IN LOW PRICES LEWISTOWN, - MONTANA Next Door to The Fair Q W.COOK Land Attorney Beal Estate Notary Public and Insurance Fiftli Ave., rear First National Bank Lewistown, - - Montana. Lewistown Coal Company, Wood and coal delivered to any part of the city. R. E. Hamilton, manager. .....- ODE DESIRE To call the attention of the public to Bank Drafts as the cheapest, simplest and safest way in which to transmit money to any point in the world. We need only one illustration of their cheapness. The charge for a postoffice money order for one hundred dollars ($100) is 30 cents, for a Bank Draft for the same amount it is 15 cents. As to their simplicity, we call attention to the fact that the pur chaser of a postoffice money order is obliged to till out blanks, giving name, address and amount before he obtains it. In purchasing a draft this is obviated and requires only half the time. Again, if a postoffice money order is lost, the delay and red tape incidental to obtaining a duplicate is very aggravating. A draft is casii throughout the United States, and a money order only at the office where it is payable. A draft is absolutely sate after it is issued, and in case of loss all that is necessary to do is to notify the Bank issuing it, and a stop payment is at once made and a dupli cate given. We give special attention to our Foreign Exchange Department, and assure our patrons that our facilities for the quick transmission of funds to any portion of the world are the best and at the lowest rates. We receive quotations on China by wire and furnish them on request. It is not necessary to come in person to purchase drafts. Send your money to us in a letter, giving us the name and address of the party you wisli to send the money to, together with the letter, and we will forward the draft in your letter without loss of time. Any fur ther information will be gladly furnished by the First 'National Bank LEWISTOWN, MONT. Corner Fifth Ave. and Main THE. Bank of Fergus County Csrncr Third Avenue and Main Street, Lewistown, Msntana CAPITAL . SURPLUS , f200,000 fSO.OOO Invites correspondence and personal interviews with those contemplating forming banking connections in this section. Receives deposits subject to check. Makes loans on approved security. Interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum paid on deposits placed for either six or twelve months. Issues Money Orders, payable at all paincipal points. Offers all facilities to patrons, and solicits business. OFFICERS* S. S. HOBSON, President P. E. WRIGHT, Cashier L. W. ELDRIDGE, Vice Pres. AUSTIN W. WARR, Ass't Cashier Do You Eat? You surely do, and you want the best that can be obtained. You Mill get it at CHRISTIE'S RESTAURANT Quick and accommodating service. All of the good things the markets afford. Located in the building formerly occupied by the Fad Shoe Store.