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Famous Old Pug Dead.
New York, Jan. 6.—George Dixon,
th% famous negro pugilist, winner of
hundreds of battles and for many
years featherweight champion of the
world, died today in the alcoholic
ward of Bellevue hospital, penniless
and friendless, aged thirty-seven.
" Cubs Are Strong.
New York, Jan. 8.—"Who will win
the pennant next season?" was the
question hurled at Johnny McGraw
while the Giants' manager was en
taining a crowd of baseball fans.
''I hope we do,' was McGraw's
modest reply.
"Who will if the Giants don't?"
was the second question hurled at
the little manager, now that the con
versation had been started.
"Now, you fellows want me to
commit myself on something I have
never done since I became the lead
er of the New Yorks," was Mc
Graw's answer after a bit of a pause.
"You know we can't play baseball
and win pennants until the season is
on. The Giants for next season will
play good baseball or I am not a
judge, and if they do this, why the
other fellows have got to play some
mighty remarkable baseball to beat
"It would be arrogance on my
part to come out right here and say
that the Giants will win the title in
1908. I don't know what is going to
happen beween now and next Octob
er. All I will say now is that the
team is better than last year, and
will be stronger still before the
season opens. Now you can draw
your own conclusions. If you want
to have it that the Giants will land
the rag, why, have it that way."
Sticks By the Cubs.
Then the conversation drifted to
the Chicago Cubs, and there was a
lot of argument pro and con. Mc
Graw was a good listener until one
of the fans who could see nothing
but the Plo grounds team, no matter
how good the other fellows may be,
remarked that the Cubs were mighty
lucky to win the pennant last year.
" lam going to butt in on that line
of talk," snapped the Giants' mana
ger. "They have been a little lucky,
or, rather, the Cubs may have been
more fortunate than some of the
others of us in having fewer players
injured, but let me tell you that the
Cubs last year were about as fine a
piece of baseball machinery as ever
[mining |
Barnes-King Suit.
If Paine & Webber, the big New
York brokerage firm who took a big
bunch of the Barnes-King Develop
ment company, carry out the suit
which was started last week, all of
the devious ins and outs of the flota
tion of that company will soon be
given to the public and the stock
holders will probably have a chance
to recover some of the six hundred
thousand dollars which the promot
ers of the big company stole at the
time of the flotation and during the
first management of the affairs of
the company.
It is the opinion of scores of prac
tical mining men who are acquainted
with the general nature of the
Barnes-King mine, that the price
paid for the property, $960,000,000,
was a reasonable sum and that the
mine will soon begin to pay divi
dends on that sum. But for the
enormous steal by the men who or
ganized the new company, the affairs
of the organization would now be in
excellent shape and the stock would
have a value of at least $2.50. The
following dispatch from New York
tells of the suit which has been filed
by Paine, Weboer & Co.:
A suit has been brought by Paine,
*.ebber & Co., the Boston brokerage
firm, against H. Carroll Brown &
Co., bankers of New York, as a re
sult of differences over the affairs of
the Barnes-King Development com
pany of Montana. The suit is likely
to bring about a thorough ventilation
of the affairs of that corporation and
of the speculation in its shares early
last year.
The action is in the United States
circuit court and the bill of complaint
asks that the defendants be compel
led to repay the Boston firm $191,
oOO which the latter invested in
Barnes King Stock.
The individual defendants are H.
Carroll Itaown, Julian M. Gerard and
Percy H. Goodwin, as members of
the above-named banking firm, with
Messrs. Brown and Gerard indi
vidually and H. T. Harkness.
The plaintiffs allege that the state
ments of the stock venders were
false in that only 25,000 tons of ore
were admitted to be in sight, assay
ing $2 a ton, against the promotion
statement that 400,000 tons were in
sight, assaying $12 a ton.
Stampede in Nevada.
Searchlight, Nev., Jan. 12.—Hun
dreds of miners are flocking to the
scene of a reported new strike four
miles east of Manvel and three miles
south of the Sante Fe tracks.
The new strike is in San Bernar
dino county, near the Nevada state
Every kind of vehicle has been
pressed into service, from automo
biles to broken down freight wagons,
transporting from Searchlight, Man
vefi Srescent and other points.
Tents are springing up over night
and a townsite has been laid out,
with a water supply, close to the
It is very important and in fact it
is absolutely necessary to health that
represented a city in the National or
any other league.
"It isn't luck when a team can go
ahead and win as consistently as did
Chicago. That is good ball playing.
So give the credit to those fellows
out west, because it is coming to
"I am going to keep pretty close
to that Chicago bunch next season.
They are the ones that must be held
down. But, then, I am saying just
what I didn't want to. But let's
wait and fight for the pennant when
the season opens.
Champions for 1907.
Following are the champions who
established records during the year
that ended January 1:
Baseball—Chicago Cubs.
Boxing—Tommy Burns.
Jockey—Walter Miller.
Owner—James R. Keene.
Trainer—James Rowe.
Race Horse—Colin.
Football—Yale team.
Billiards—George Sutton.
Pool—Thomas Hueston.
Men's Tennis—W. A. Lamed.
Woman's Tennis—Miss May Sut
Wrestling—Frank Gotch.
Autoist—Barney Oldfield.
Swimming—C. M. Daniels.
Archery—Harry Richardson.
Trotting Horse—Sanoma Girl.
Pacing Horse—Kruger.
Driver—Ed Geers.
Long Distance Runner—Albert
Shot Put—Ralph Rose.
Bowling—Furniture City, Grand
Batting—Tyrus Cobb.
All-round Athlete—Martin Sheri
Racing Is Costly.
New York, Jan. 7.—The registra
tion committee of the Jockey Club
as completed figures which show
that the annual cost of race horses
in America is practically $10,000,000.
The figures will be printed in a re
port to the national bureau of ani
mal industry, a branch of the ' de
partment of agriculture.
The report shows that last year
$8,212,500 was spent for the care of
7,500 thoroughbred horses in various
parts of the country, an average of
$3 a day for each animal. With the
percentage of purses won, paid to
trainers and the salaries of jockies
and stable hands, transportation and
other odds and ends, it is stated that
(the total will easily reach $10,000,000.
we give relief to the stomach prompt
ly at the first signs of trouble—which
are belching of gas, nausea, sour
stomach, headache, irritability and
nervousness. These are warnings
that the stomach has been mistreat
ed; it is doing too much work and it
is demanding help from you. Take
something once in a while; especially
after meals; something like KODOL
for Dyspepsia and Indigestion. It
will enable your stomach to do its
work properly. Sold by Phillips'
Drug Co. DeW.
Union Men of Goldfield Getting Up
Reply to Mine Owners.
Goldfield, Nev., Jan. 9.—The ans
wer on the part of Miners' union No.
220 to the complaint recently filed
in the federal court at Carson at the
instance of the Consolidated Mines
company,, asking that the local or
ganization of miners be enjoined
from holding meetings and from
boycotting and picketing, has been
practically completed. The document
is a voluminous one and bears ans
wer to all of the sensational allega
tions made in the original paper. It
has been prepared by Augustus Til
den, and will be taken to Carson on
ext Thursday by that attorney, who
will represent the local union at the
hearing of tlje matter to take place
before Judge Farrington on the fol
lowing day.
The answer will be supported by
various affidavits made by members
of the local union and others. It
will include a reply to the latest
moves made by the complaint, those
being the serving upon Attorney Til
den of five copies of McClure's Mag
azine, containing the autobiography
of Harry Orchard, and also a report
made by Labor Commissioner Car
rol D. Wright upon the labor dis
turbances in the state of Colorado
from 1880 to 1904, inclusive, with cor
respondence relating thereto. The
story by Orchard of his life, in which
he confesses to carrying out plans,
claiming that such originated with
Heywood, Pettibone, Moyer and oth
er leaders of the Western Federa
tion, resulting in the terrible de
struction of life and property in Col
orado, Idaho, Montana and other
sections, runs in serial form through
five numbers of McClure's, the. July,
August, September, October and No
vember issues, and these narratives
the complainant evidently intends to
offer in support of the contention
that the local union as dominated by
these leaders should be dissolved.
_ The report of the labor commis
sioner is made up of 365 pages of
printed matter,' and goes into detail
regarding Colorado's labor troubles.
It also contains much correspond
ence bearing on those matters. At
torney Tilden stated that he would
answer everything presented by the
complainant, even to the extent of
taking notice of the magazine ar
ticles and the report.
When you want the best, get De
Witt's Carbolized Witch Hazel salve.
It is good for little or big cuts, boils
or bruises, and is especially recom
mended for piles. Sold by Phillips'
Drug Co. DeW.
Chines* Food and Beds—High Walli
to Protect Against Thieves.
The Inn at Tiellng, which was similar
to the inns all over northern Manchu
ria, had a big compound surrounded
by a high mud wall with gates. The
long distance carts going down the
country with beaus and bringing back
goods are driven inside these com
pounds for safety from robbers each
night, says the South China Post, and
during the great hauling season in win
ter these inns are crowded.
The walls of the inns are of mud
plastered on a center wall made by
weaving reeds together. The windows
are mostly of oiled paper, with possi
bly one small pane of glass in the
center. The rafters are rounded tim
bers on which are spread reeds, then
a layer of coarse matting and then
packed mud. In the cities the better
Inns have brick walls and tiled roofs,
but are otherwise about the same.
It was necessary to sleep on the
"k'ang" and eat Chinese food. In
these inns the first place entered is the
kitchen, a square space with mud floors
and raised mud ovens with clay and
Iron pots. From this one passes
through a cloth hung doorway into the
inn proper. At Tiellng this was twen
ty to sixty feet, down the middle of
which was an eight foot aisle with
packed mud floor.
On each side wei'e ranged the
"k'angs," raised mud embankments,
brick faced, some thirty inches high
and six feet wide. On these are spread
mattings, and here all guests roll them
selves in their own blankets and sleep
side by side, with their feet to the
wall and their heads to the center
aisle. A fire underneath runs the
length of each "range," and a Are at
one end furnishes the hot air, which
passes through and out at a mud
chimney and warms the sleepers.
The meals are served on these
''k'angs" on little tables about a foot
high. At these inns a teapot is al
ways kept warm over a fire In a raised
mud embankment in the middle of the
main aisle.
The Way Men Act When They Lose
Their Heads and Nerve.
What lias most struck me in my
many experiences of shipwrecks has
been the strangely diverse ways in
which the passengers acquit them
selves under intense excitement and
panic, said a lifeboat man to the
Women cry, faint and cling to each
other, but are least trouble. Men ofteu
act very strangely. I remember one
man throwing into the lifeboat a heavy
trunk which he wanted to save, but
which we promptly heaved overboard.
Some men become quite panic strick
en. I've seen strong men, probably
brave enough In other cases, fighting
fiercely for the life buoys and thrust
ing the women and children aside in
frantic endeavors to leap into the boat
first; yet, strangely enough, one man
who thus disgraced himself has since
obtained the Royal Humane society's
medal for saving life at sea, thrice vol
unteering with a scratch crew in aid of
a distressed vessel.
I've known others who became so
stupefied with fright as to resist all at
tempts at rescuing them, begging to be
left to die and having to be forcibly
thrown Into the lifeboat. Some per
sons frequently become half demented,
and I've known several cases where
they have in a frenzy committed sui
cide by positively jumping headlong
into the sea and drowning themselves,
and one man to insure his sinking
filled his pockets with coal.
Some years ago another passenger,
hearing the ship had struck, went and
drowned himself in the bathroom, an
ticipating his fate, as it were.
I remember another case where a
passenger hanged himself in his cabin
Just as the lifeboat arrived.—London
Looked Into the Wall.
A rather peculiar case of absent
mindedness was that related of Peter
Burrowes, an Irish lawyer. A friend
who called on Burrowes at an early
hour one morning found him shaving
with his face held close to an empty
wall. "What on earth are you assum
ing that attitude for?" he asked.
"To look in the glass," was the re
"But there's no glass there," laugh
ed the acquaintance.
"Bless you! I didn't notice that be
fore," said Burrowes, and then calling
his servant he asked him what had be
come of the mirror.
"Why, sir," said the man, "it was
broken six weeks ago."
A French Joke.
Here is a French joke that is rather
English in character: "The Marquis de
Favieres, notorious for his impeeuni
oslty, called on a man of means nam
ed Barnard and said:
"Monsieur, I am going to astonish
you. I am the Marquis de Favieres. I
do not know you, and I come to bor
row 500 louis."
"Monsieur," Barnard replied, "I am
going to astonish you much more. I
know you, and I am going to lend
them."—Lippincott's Magazine.
All by Accident Too.
George—Well, life is worth living,
after all. Jack—What's happened?
George — I went to a railway station
to see my sister ofT, and by some
chance Harry Hansom was there to
see his sister off, and in the rush and
noise and confusion we got mixed, and
I hugged his sister and he hugged
mine.—Philadelphia Inquirer.
From those I trust God guard me,
from those I mistrust I will guard my
self.—Italian Proverb.
Curious Custom of Hanging Them
Outside the Doors.
The Dangling Key Informs You the
Tenants Are Out, but Friend* Who
Call Are at Liberty to Unlock the
Door and Enter and Rest.
When the Swedes go calling, they
lock up ami theu hang the door key on
the bell or the doorknob or some other
conspicuous place. When they go visit
ing for a few weeks, bolts and bars are
slid into place, and then out goes the
key. if the house is shut up for an en
tire season or a full year, the gayly
swinging door key says "Not at homo"
to passersby.
There is no kicking your heels on the
doormat in Sweden while the bell or
knocker awakes the echoes In an emp
ty' house. Agents, peddlers, friends
and relatives all know this message of
the door key and seeing it out pass by.
As can be readily Imagined, this
strange custom has been put to good
use iu many instances when visitors
were not wanted. Instead of telling
the maid to inform callers that Mrs.
Jones is not at home the mistress says
to Jennie: "llang out the door key at 3
Velock this afternoon aiul bring it iu
at 5. I don't wish to see any one for a
few hours."
About tlie first of the month iu cer
tain districts door keys swing to the
breezes in great numbers, and collect
ors, knowing the custom and also its
misuse, scratch their heads iu perplex
ity at this not at home signal.
Many amusing stories arc told of
creditors sitting down to await the re
turn of their man while the debtor sat
on the other side of the locked door
and chuckled. There have been in
stances where a collector has taken
the key, unlocked the door aud entered
the house to be met by the owner, who
calmly laughed over his ruse. Again a
creditor has entered a house in which
he supposes the owner to be biding on
ly to find It vneant and to be caught by
the irate master, arrested and made to
pay a fine, while the debtor got an ex
tension of time on Ills bill.
These illegitimate uses of this very
old custom of not only leaving the
latchstring out, but also putting the
door key at the disposal of all who
pass, are not discovered at first glance,
and they are really very much in the
minority, for Sweden is pre-eminently
an honest laud, in and around aliout
Stockholm there Is very little need of
policemen or strong boxes, for every
man, however low down in the social
scale, seems to have due respect for
another's property.
Although a few of the more suspi
cious, or the foreigners who have not
been brought up in this strange cus
tom of leaving the door key out, may
lock up with bolts from the inside and
use another door for exit when they
leave home for an extended visit, the
old residents actually leave their homes
at the disposal of any who may care to
Friends who call and find the key
out feel at perfect liberty to unlock the
door, enter and rest a bit before pass
ing on. Strangers seldom misuse the
The custom started ages ago when it
was the usual thing for "holy men" or
priests to travel through Swedish vil
lages, stopping to leave their blessing
»n the households of the neighborhood.
These visits were looked forward to
with eagerness by the pious Swedes,
and it was considered an act of gross
sst discourtesy to bar the door, for
whatever reason, against a holy man.
Consequently if a family left home the
key was always put out against the ar
rival of the priest. Meat and drink
were left, and should the holy man
stop at a vacant bouse he entered, re
freshed himself, left his blessing in the
form of a candle or a bottle of holy
water or a bit of consecrated green and
passed. Thus the custom originated,
»nd, although these quaint villages
iave become towns and traveling
priests have passed away and the in
flux of other nations has modernized
3weden and brought the evil of theft
with it, the door keys still bang out as
avldence of trust and open doored hos
A thief seldom takes down one of
the keys and enters, for there Is the
uncertainty about the absence of the
residents spoken of to hold him back,
ind the knowledge that an exposed
door key may merely mean that the
>wner has stepped across to the store
and will return any minute makes
tampering with property risky busi
These facts, together with the big
»ne that Swedes are one of the most
honest people on the face of the globe,
make a custom safe there which would
ae a foolhardy tempting of misfortune
ii our "land of the free."—Los An
gles Times.
Found an Excuse.
One Easter a Methodist minister In
the south wrote to J. I'ierpont Morgan
and asked him to subscribe to the erec
tion of a new church.
"Since I am au Episcopalian," Mr.
Morgan wrote back, "I can't conscien
tiously join this Easter subscription to
the building of a Methodist church.
Before erecting your new church,
though, you are going, I understand, to
tear the old church down. For that
purpose I gladly inclose my check for
To please will always be the wish of
benevolence; to be admired, the con
stant aim of ambition.—Dr. Jobnaon.
The True Secret
of Success
It is thrift in all its phases, and, principally, thrift as ap
plied to saving. A young man may have many friends but
be will find none so steadfast, so constant, so ready to re
spond to his wants, so capable of pushing him ahead, as a
little leather-covered book, with the name of the First
National Bank on its cover. Saving is the first great
principle of all success It creates independence, it gives
young man standing, it fills him with vigor, it stimulates
him with the proper energy; in fact it brings to him the
best part of any succe s, happiness and contentment. If it
were possible to inject the quality of saving into every
b oy.we would have a great many more real men. We will
help you, we pay five per cent interest on all time deposits,
and One Dollar will start an account.
First National Bank
CAPITAL $200,000 SURPLUS $50,000
Its economy lies In Its great durability, ease of application and
minimum cost for repairs. Once on you have a roof that is
No tar to melt or crack; no paper to tear or rot; nothing to
corrode. A roof that imparts au even temperature iu all kinds of
t ?® Vi re you K *' the genuine; the market is full of imitations.
Look for the name "Ruueuoid" stamped on the under side of each
roll every four feet. Write for samples and prices.
PARAFFINE PAINT CO., San Francisco, Cal.
Phillips Drug Company
Everything in Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines, Books and Sta
tionery, Tobacco and Cigars. Conklin
Fountain Pens. : : : : :
Prescriptions carefully compounded
by registered pharmacist, day or
night. :::::::;
.The Corner Drug Store.
Main and Fourth Ave.
'Phone 75
Moore , Montana
We are now buying grain on the basis of the 55c freight rate from
Montana railroad points to eastern terminals. The 45c rate goes in
to effect again on January 7th and we are prepared to contract for
a limited amount of wheat on a basis of 6c per bushel over cur
rent market price for delivery after that date.
Moore , Montana
Has returned from the east, where he
has been taking a practicioner's course
in dentistry* The Doctor will be
pleased to see all old and new patients

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