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HTSH SCHOOL, NOTES,
Editor in Chief____Lydia Anderson 1907 SUB EDITORS: Hazel Belden ....................1908 Mabel Bell ........................1909 Fern Peck .........................1910 Th* different high schools in Mon tana have organized a league for the purpose of improving in debate among the 9>igh schools in the state. For convenience the state Is divided into Tour debating districts. Mr. Crane is director over the third district, com posed of the high schools at Big Timber, Livingston, Bozeman, Virginia City, Townsend and Lewistown. He has received word from Livingston that they will have a team ready by the last of January, so our high school is now trying to organize a team for the purpose of meeting Livingston. We will have a preliminary debate the 25th of January for the purpose of securing a mark on general delivery. The papers will then be sent to some judges to be marked on that and com position. Then the three marks will be averaged together and the three* receiving the highest marks will con stitute the team to compete with Liv ingston. The pupils who entered were given, the privilege of ehosing which ever side they wished to speak upon. The subject is that of government ownership of railroads. Those who will speak on the affirmative are: Harold White, Eva Wanneho, Keith Cald well and Ethel Walton. Those who will support tin negative are: Barlow Cheadle, Carl von Tolu-1, Ralph Bach and I.ydla Anderson Everybody is in vited to attend the debate, the proceeds of which will be school benefit. Ad mission 23 cents. s- * * * Mr. W. A. Hedges will give a ]• cture at the high school building January 11, on "Personal Recollection of Mon tana.'' Admission 23c. School bene fit. * * * * Before leaving school for the Xmas holidays, everyone who had spilled ink on the floor around their desk, had to get it cleaned off. The chem istry class began to think that sand papering was to laborious a task, so they made a mixture of oxalic acid and ammonia, which did the work rapidly. Teacher: What was during Mary's reign, regretted ? Pupil: Phillip. lost for England which she much The English history class had fin ised the required amount of work an-d reviewed it, so on Friday they read selections from Shakespeare's play, Bench Work in Wood. Some few of illustrations as to the mariners of the times. •iistoiiis and The fourth year English class have finished Bacon's essays. They find them to he full of figurative language, epigrams and Biblical and classical allusions. Eva Wanneho and Maggie Woods have charge of the library this week. The senior algebra class have fin ished permutations and combinations, «.nd are ready to take up continued fractions. The shop class have ehven pupils and they are divided into two classes, the one working Mondays and Thurs ays, the other Tu- sdays and Fridays. They are under the direction of Professor Crane and are studying Goss Bench AVrok in AVood. Some few of them are on the first exercise, which teaches the use ,,f the try square, chalk line, T bevel, scribtr and guage. The second exereist illustarted the use of the chisel and guage. This class is a good addition to the school work for the boys and as it takes a great deal of Prof. Crane's tim- it should he ap preciated and good work done. The A'irgil class second book. are reading Ti chemistry class class find the i iments under carbon very inter esting:. In one they passed ink and Indigo through Bone Black and after the filtering process the color was re moved, and the substance became as clear as water. « * * * The words merry Christmas and a happy new year were heard ringing FOR SALE BY PHILLIPS DRUG CO. so* on E»s:y Settle from one to another on Friday. In the German room the above words were written n the black-board In German. * • • • The second year English class have writen essays imitating Irving's style. The following one was written by Maggie Woods. » * * * CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS. There is nothing more interesting to my mind than to trace back some of the old holiday customs. It gives almost every detail of Christmas en tertainment a new significance. One of the most charming customs though not generally followed by us is that of burning the Yule log. This is cut on Candlemas day according to the custom of the Druids. Four men in quaint costumes drag it in to the fire place on a platform decorated with green boughs, singing an ancient Christmas ballad of their ancestors. At sunset the lug is lighted from a brand which has been carefully saved from the year before. There are many old superstitions connected with this re! - mony. People used to believe that if the Yule log. caught fire quickly all under the roof would have good luck for a year unless a squint-eyed person entered or some one walked hare-foot ed across the floor. Mary Campbell was absent from school both Thursday and Friday on account of the illness of her mother. The ight junior to sandi i lass remained Friday taper the ink spots. ■11 was absent Friday Keith Calw afternoon. Tlie first division of mush ing the life and compositions delssolm. i siudy >f M li The zoology class has finished the study of the clam and will take up new subject after vacation. They sp- lit Friday afternoon in cleaning up and glvig recitations oil cross-sections of the clam. The second year algebra class Is re viewing the subtraction, addition, mul tiplication and division of radicals and the beginning of imaginaries. The second year English average of 90 per cent is the highest average of the English classes this month. The ancient history class is still re ?stor examination. viewing for the The Freshman algebra class had an examination Friday. Several found out it was best to work slowly and carefully. The physiology class the study of.the eye. are taking up The first year English class have finished the Lady of the Lake and have gone hack to their rhec-toric. Among ternoon Kathriut the pupils absent Friday af were Alla McDonald and AViegienda. It is a mistake to use a violent ca thartic to open the bowels. A gentle movement will accomplish the same re sults without causing distress or seri ous consequences later. DeAVitt's Lit tle Early Risers are recommended. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN One Day When There Are Neither Rich Nor Poor. If you were in Sweden Christmas eve you would hear the churc-h bells lo gin to ring at about 5 o'clock, for every body stops work then and the festivi ties begin in great earnest everywhere in the kingdom. Class destinations are forgotten and the servants are allowed to sit at table with the family. After supper comes the universal Christmas tree, for Sweden is one of Ohe early homes of this beautiful custom. On Christmas morning at 6 o'clock, while it is still dark, you would go to church, for everybody goes, unless you stayed at home to mind the lights in the house, for every home in the king dom is illuminated. There is almost sure to be a deep snow and you would go to church in a sleigh. Behind every sleigh you would see two boys standing in the runners and holding pine torches —a beautiful spectacle as a long pro cession of sleigtis glides over the snow on a forest road. These torches are stuck up in a circle around the church. A whole week is given to good cheer and hospitality. Two doys' treatment free. Ring's De spepsia Tablets for impaired digestion, impurt breath, perfect assimulation of food, Increased appetite. Do not fall to avail yourself of the above offer. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. CHRISTMAS IN WEST INDIES How the Darkies of the Antilles Celebrate the Holiday. Christmas in the AVest Indies is a very jovial, rollicking affair—at least in the estimation of the darkies. The great feature of the season is the series of masquerades or mystery plays en acted by strolling negro performers. Thi'-se are of two sorts—representa tions of Ribleal stories as that of David and Goliath—when you may see the dramatist personae claidi in such histori cally accurate garments as "bed-tick" trousers and cretonne coats of flaming pattern—and those of a purely local character. Of these last is the mon goose play, which is peculiar to St. Kitts, and tihe object of which is to wage mimic war against the destruc ive pest which is the curse of the is land. The strolling players are the chief features of the celebrations. They are quite an imposing lot of m n, with a good ear for music, and as you watch their antics you might easily imagine that, instead of being in a civ ilized British colony, you are back in the lie-art of Africa, assisting at some savage death dune or other heathen rite. SOUVENIR PLAYING CARDS. Issued by Great North- rn Railway. The Great Northern railway and Great Northern Steamship companies have issued a new edition of playing cards. They are printed on exception ally fine stock, and are better cards for tb- price asked than can he had elesewherc. The advertising, consist uf the trade mark, is worked into an oriental design and is confined en tirely to the back of the card. The Steamship card is the more elaborate of the two and is finished with gilt edges. Great Northern railway cards fifteen cents per pack. Steamship cards twenty-five cents per pack. Mailed to any address on receipt of price. A. L. CRAIG, Passenger Traffic Manager, St. Paul, Minn. First publication December IS—3t Open the bowels and get the cold out of your system. Kennedy's Laxative fcontaining) Honey and Tar opens the bowels and at the same time allays the inflamation of the mucous membranes. Drives out the cold and stops the cough. Absolutely free from any opiates. Con forms to the National Pure Food and Drug Law. Pleasant to take. Sold by Phillips Drug Co. Put the Catalog in the Stovs. Tt is the season of the year when the mail order houses in th<- east deluge the dwellers in the smaller cities of the west and on the farms and ranches with catalogues soliciting their orders for Christmas presents. Just put them in the stove this year and make up your mind that the first Christmas present you make will he to your home mer chant, the man you go to when misfor tune comes and you are hard up and ask him for credit, the man you depend on 12 months in the year for faithful ho tv st service and square dealing-, the man whose interest it is to make you a satisfied customer. And in doing this you will also he making yourself a Christmas present, for you will be'help ing to buil 1 up the community in which you live and it is impossible to do that without increasing your own opprtun ity tor success. And again you will be helping yourself in all human probabil ity for you are likely to get better value for your money from your reg ular m rchant who cannot afford deceive you or cheat you in price quality than you are from a man New Aork or Chicago, who never saw you and never expects to see you, and whose main interest is in separatin on. 1 he best horses need shoeing oc casionally and the strongest built wag on will need repairs. The foregoing re marks lead up to the fact that w havs a shop in the village able to take care of all of that class of work. Everybody knows its location from the clanking of anvil heard front early morn until late at night. Of the competent workmen employed there we need say nothing. Their work speaks for itself. Goodspeed map of Fergus county and Democrat, both for $2.50. to or in iw nd 1 you Montana Hardware Co. Have just received a large assortment of valuable goods that are suitable for Christmas presents, and invite you all to come in and see them and make your selections..... Majestic Steel Ranges BisseIVs Carpet Sleepers for Women and Children Silverware Chafing Dishes Cut Gtass, Lamps Fancy Hand Painted China Japanese Ware Skates, Sleds and Fame Boards for the Boys and Girls We have more useful articles for Christmas presents than any other store in town. Watch our windows- ...... Montana Hardware Co. Phone 52 Leaders in Hardware Presciiptions Our Specialty Physicians as Avell as patients recognize onr superior facilities for filling pressriptions accurately, carefully and scientifically. Only the purest and best drugs used. Prices moderate and goods deliver ed to all parts of city. : : : : : PHILLIPS DRUG CO. ON THE CORNER .....Drugs, Patent Medicines, Stationery, Conklin's Pens.... Red's Barber Shop Under the Bank of Fergus County. The place Adhere you get the most up-to-date haircut and the smoothest shave in the city. Fine bathrooms in connection. : : : WINTER IS HERE Look over your house and see if you don't think storm sash will be a saving in coal as well as a convenirnce. Also a roll of tar paper and a few battens will keep your chicken house warm. We are headquartei s for all building material. Order via phone. .... MontanallumberCo Telephone Na. ?? Wells &-E Is Worth Contractors and Builders... Plans prepared and estimates fur nished. See or address WELLS <S- ELS WORTH LEWISTOWN, MONT. Edrtard Brassey Late register of U. S. Land Office LAND ATTORNEY Real Estate and Commission, Loans Negotiated. Inquiries Promptly Answered SETTLERS LOCATED Office In Lang Building, Next Door to Land Office. Lewistown. Montana. T. W. Warren THE CHRONOMETER WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER. - Dealer in a general line of AVatches, Clocks, Jewelery, Diamonds, Sapphires, Cut Glass. Many other things too numerous to mention. New jewelry made to order from na tive gold. Wedding rings a specialty. Old Gold and Silver bought and sold at highest market price. SIGN, BIG WATCH. Main Street, Near Fifth Avenue. U-w. COOK Land Attorney Rea lEstate Notary Public and Insurance Fifth Ave., next to Golden Rule Store LEWISTOWN, MONTANA. The MONTANA CARRIAGE SIIOF Moran & Longevin Props. The Most Modern Equipped Shop in Le\A T isto\\ 7 n. General Blacksmiths, Horse shoersand agonmakers All Avork turned out in the sho; test possible time Shop on Jareaux Street,opposite Dari Horse Livery Barn. ELKHORN LiOery Stable J. E. PINKLEY, Proprietor The best of turnouts in both double and single rigs...... Public Patronage Solicited.