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RULE OF THE ROAD.
A London Policeman Explained the Matter Very Clearly. "The first day in England," says an American traveler, "my heart jumped Into my throat several times. Riding on top of a bus. the driver would al ways turn toward the left when we were about to pass another vehicle, and, although 1 knew that that was the English custom, 1 held on tight and got shivers anticipating a collision every time. One morning I stepped Op to a policeman at King's Cross to get my bearings, and, as he was dis posed to be talkative, I kept him com pany. "Among other things, I asked him Whether there was any rule requiring pedestrians to keep to the left. No, he told me; It was only for the roadway that the rule held. "I then asked him why It was that In England they always turned to the left, whereas in all other countries the rule was to turn to the right. " 'Oh, it's very Important to keep to the left,' he said seriously. I knew It was very important to observe the rule of the road, but why turn to the left? " 'Well,' he said, 'I'll show you. Now you come here,' and he led me to the middle of the roadway. 'You see,' he continued, 'how the traffic moves along the two sides of the road?' "Yes, I saw, and a pretty sight It was, too—a string of all sorts of con veyances coming toward us on our right and another moving away from us on the left as far as the eye could see. " 'Well, now'—and he was very Im pressive—'suppose you were driving along in the middle here and another kerrige was coming the other w'y, and suppose you turned to the right, don't you see you would be getting in the w'y of all those vehicles?' "Yes, I saw that. "'Well, that's why we always turn to the left.' "I learned afterward that the 'bobby' expected a tip for all the information he had given me."—Youth's Compan ion. A ROYAL DESPOT. Wurttemberg Prince Who Sold His Subjects Like Cattle. Cruel and despotic were some of the petty princes who ruled the father land before the Napoleonic wars swept them away. Charles Eugene of Wurt temburg, born in 1728, died in 1793 and during his sixty-five years of life tormented his parents, his wives and his subjects. His first consort, Fred ericka of Reyreuth, was worthy of him. When entering Wurttemberg soon after their marriage the girls threw masses of flowers in front of them. "What do those dogs want?" the princess asked her husband. They were always quarreling and never spoke to each other without snarling. The prince was always short of money and sold (1,000 of his subjects to Eng land to raise the wind. He took the poor wretches from the fields, clapped a uniform on them and sent them to their destination as if they were cattle. Once he called all the young men of a certain district before him and made the following speech; "My brave boys, do you want to go to fight in the ranks of the English heroes against the sav ages of the continent?" No reply was made for the moment. Then a number of the youths stepped forward, and one of them said, "We do not want to be sold like sheep." The prince prompt ly gave orders for two of them to be seized, put against a wall and shot at once. Then while the blood was run ning from the mutilated bodies of the two unfortunates the prince by divine right said: "Run away. You see I do not want to impose my will on you. I think of your welfare like a father does of his children. You want to fight by the side of the valorous Eng lish." All consented. Schiller heard his father tell this story, and he himself related it In a scene of one of his plays Phil May's Drawings. The late Phil May was popularly supposed to be the "lightning artist" par excellence of England. It is quite true that he could draw many wonder ful things "straight off." But when a subject had been chosen for a Punch illustration many drawings were made from a model or models who first had to be discovered. By a process of se lection each drawing of the subject bore fewer lines. When the drawing was published most of those who look ed at it thought that it had been done with a few rapid strokes of the pen, whereas It probably represented a week's hard work.—London News. Bank of England Watchers. When you enter the Bank of Eng land by any door four pairs of eyes watch you. though you are unaware of this fact. Situated close to the doors are hiding places in which are four guardians of the bank. You can not see them, but they can watch yon with the aid of reflecting mirrors in which they can see your entrance and exit and every movement from the time you enter the portals of wealth to the moment you leave them. Her Version. Mr. Highbrow—It was Michelet, T believe, who observed that "woman is the salt of man's life." Miss Keen— Quite true. Young men aren't half ao fresh after they get married.—Boston Transcript. History Revised. The Professor—Wliat was It defeat ed Leonidas at Thermopylae? The Bright Student—The new rules. He held the pass too long.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. An Amateur Conjuror. During a little pedestrian trip a gen tleman came unexpectedly upon a country race course and on one por tion of the ground found a thimblerig establishment in full work. Notwith standing the remonstrance of his com panion, the gentleman, who was a bit of a madcap, insisted on watching the game. "Now, would the gent like to wager a crown he could find the pea?" re marked the expert. "Yes," was the reply. The money was on both sides depos ited. and the pedestrian, lifting up the thimble, pointed out the required pea and took the stakes. A second bet, "double or quits," end ed. to the surprise of the expert, in the same result. Then a third wager, "a pound or nothing." steadied the nerves of the loser, and the trick was accomplished with great caution. The gentleman lifted up the thimble and showed the pea. at the same time pocketing the stakes. "S'help me," etc., "I didn't put It there!" exclaimed the bewildered art ist. "No, but I always carry my own pea," rejoined the man who had come out right as he went on his way with the spoils of war.—London Tit-Bits. In Modern Egypt. Douglas Sloden's book on Egypt contains some curious anecdotes. For Instance: "My doctor was called to see an Egyptian who was In a very low state. 'What is the matter?' he asked. 'I think it is only depression. I have been a fool and lost a law case. I would not backsheesh the other man's lawyer, and he backsheeshed mine.' Later on when another Egyptian told my friend that he had won a law case my friend said, 'I suppose you back sheeshed the other man's lawyer?' The Egyptian gave a beautiful smile and said, TIow did you know?' " And again: "I was at Luxor when they were recruiting for the army. If a young man was found to be phys ically fit his relations were plunged in grief. Professional mourners were hired to squat outside the police stn tion where the recruiting took place, yelling and weeping. If, on the other hand, he was rejected as undersized or a weakling or tainted with a loath some disease, his relations and friends flew to him rejoicing and kissed him and hung on his neck." "Goes" of Whisky. Forty "goes" of whisky had been consumed by the licensed vietualer, and still he was sober—at least so he told the city coroner. "Goes" is a com mon term in this connection, but it lacks the full appropriateness to the situation of its Scottish equivalent In the story of another big drink told by Dean Ramsay. It was at a party near Arbroath, held to celebrate the recon ciliation of two farmers who had long been enemies. When the party at last broke up, at a morning hour, the pe nurious lady of the house, who had not been able to sleep a wink for anxiety, called over the stairs to the servant: "How many bottles of whisky have they used, Betty?" "I dinna ken, mem," was the answer, "but they've druneken six gang o' wa ter." To the poor girl, who had to "gang" to the well for the qualifying fluid, these were "goes" indeed.—London Chronicle. Expert Figuring. A well known actor tells a story of a ne'er-do-well in u little New Eng land town where he has often spent his summers. "I was walking down the main street one day," said he, "when I saw old Silas grinning from ear to ear. I hardly thought that he Vas that glad to see me. So after speaking to him 1 said: 'Why the smile that won't come off, Silas? What has happened to make you so happy this morning?' 'I've been a-gittin' married this momin',' was the unexpected re ply. 'Married! You?' 1 exclaimed. 'Why, Silas, what on earth have you done that for? You know you can't even support yourself as it is.' 'Waal,' said Silas, 'you see. it's this way: I ken purty near support myself, an' I kind of figured out that she could fin ish up the job.' ''—Argonaut. In a Hurry. A Chinese woman was fanning the corpse of her husband, and. being ask ed by the neighbors why she fanned a dead man in the middle of winter, she replied, "My husband's last words were, 'Wife, wait till I am cold before you marry again.' ''—Scrap Book. Don't Stand Still. Everything in nature seems to have thi» sign on it: "Move On." Nothing stands still. Every atom in the uni verse is on the move. You must either move on or get run over.—Success Magazine. Not Dangerous. I'nt—I hear yer woife is sick, Moike? Mike—She is thot. Pat—Is it danger ous she is? Mike—Divil a bit. She's too weak to be dangerous any mon^ New York Sun. Legal Notices. Notice of Publication of Time Ap pointed for Proving Will, Etc. In the District Court of the Tenth Judicial District of the State ot Montana, in and for the County of Fergus. In the Matter of the Estate d.' William Root, Deceased.—Notice < Publication of Time Appointed f Proving Will, Etc. Pursuant to an order of said Court, made on the 25th day of January, 1909, notice is hereby given that Sat urday, the 27th day of February, 1909, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, at the Court Room of said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Lewis town, County of Fergus, has been ap pointed as the time and place for proving the will of said William Root, deceased, and for hearing the applica tion of Anthony J. Smith, for the is suance to him of letters testamentary, when and where any person interest ed may appear and contest the same. Dated this 25th day of January, 1909. Frank E. Smith, attorney for peti tioner. JOHN B. RITCH, Clerk. By M. R. RITCH, Deputy Clerk. First publication Jan. 26-5t Contest Notice. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Lewistown, Mon tana, January 5, 1909. A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed in this office by CHARLES WILLARD, I contestant, against Homestead Entry No. 4997, made April 6, 1907, for nw 1-4 sw 1-4, Sec. 5 and n 1-2 se 1-4, and sw 1-4 ne 1-4, See. 6, Tp. 12 n., R. 21 e., Montana Meridian, by John Dunbar, contestee, in which it is al leged that John Dunbar lias wholly abandoned said entry and changed his residence from the land therein described, for more than six months last past; that lie never did establish residence upon said land in a habit able house. Said parties are hereby notified to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m., on February 26, 1909, before the Register and Receiver at the United States land office in Lewistown, Fcr gus county, Montana. The said contestant having, in a proper affidavit, filed January 20, 1909. set forth facts which show that after due dilgience personal service of this notice can not be made, it is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publica tion. C. E. McKOIN, Register. First publication Jan. 26-5t Notice of Stockholders' Meeting of , the Grass Range Mercantile Com pany. Notice is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of the stock holders of the Grass Range Merean tile company will be held on Monday, the 8th day of February, 1909, at 5 o'clock p. m., at the office of tin Julith Hardware company, in the city of Lewistown, Fergus county, Mon tana, for the annual election of a board of five directors, and the trails action of such other business as may properly come before said meeting. Dated, January 11, 1909. JOHN B. RITCH, Secretary. First publication Jan. 12-4t Order to Show Cause Why An Order of Sale of Real Estate Should Not Be Made. In the District Court of the Tenth Judicial District of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Fergus. In the Matter of the Estate of Charles H. Carter, Deceased.—Order to Show Cause Why An Order of Sale of Real Estate Should Not Be Made. It appearing to this court by the petition heretofore presented and filed by Cora Carter, the adminis tratrix of the estate of Charles H. Carter, deceased, that it is necessary to sell the whole or some portion of the real estate of said decedent to pay the debts of decedent, and the ex penses and charges of administration. It is therefore ordered by this Court that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased appear before the said District Court, on Tuesday, the 9th day of February, A. D. 1909, at the hour of ten o'clock a. m. of said day at the court room of said Court at the Court House, ii the City of Lewistown, County of Fergus, State of Montana, to show cause why an order should not lx granted to said administratrix to sell the whole or so much of the said real estate as shall be necessary, and that a copy' of this order be published four successive weeks in the Fergus County Democrat, a weekly news paper of general circulation, printer' and published at Lewistown, in said county. Dated January 11, 1909. E. K. CHFADLF, District Judge. First publication Jan. 12-4t Notice to Bidders. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the trustees of School District No. 8. up to 1-Y! 15, at 7 o'clock p. m., for the erection and completion of a frame school building for said district. Plans am' specifications can be seen at the resi dence of George Flook, on Benvei creek. A certified check of 10 pc: cent, must accompany each bid. 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