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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S METHOD
CATCHES BOTH DEPOSITORS AND BANKERS. Helena, June 6.—As the result of a new ruling by Attorney-General D. M. Kelly yesterday on the method of as sessing banks, the state and counties will receive many thousand dollars more in taxes, and bankers and de positors will be prevented from dodg ing assessors. The new ruling will have the effect of getting a line on the cash deposits of the banks, and therefore on the possessors of this money all over the state. Banks are required, under oath, to furnish the names of depositors to the assessors, who upon acquiring this knowledge, will assess the own ers of the money. In case the banks refuse to furnish the names of their depositors, all of the moneys on hand will be assessed against the bank, so the assessor has them going and coming. Deposits Never Were Assessed. I In the past this has not been the 1 rule of assessing banking institutions. ! They have been assessed on their cap-j ital stock and surplus, which is not | the proper method, according to the; attorney general. The deposits have never been assessed, which has given both the banks and the depositors a chance to dodge the tax assessors. As a result of the old method of assessing banks, thousands of dollars have escaped assessment, which will be impossible under the new ruling, which will materially increase the amount of taxes coming into the state and county coffers. Mr. Kelly says the proper method is: First to list all real estate; sec ond, personal property, fixtures, etc.; third, moneys on hand; fourth, solvent; credits, which includes loans and dis counts, and cash due from other banks and bankers. Must Disclose Creditors. From the amount of solvent credits may be deducted the debts of the bank, which would include all moneys owing by the bank to its depositors or other persons, such debts being de- 1 fined in Section 2501 of the Revised Codes, provided, however, that: "No deduction must be made in any case unless the party (the bank) claiming such deduction, discloses to the assessor, under oath, the name or names of the personse to whom such party is indebted, and the amount of such indebtedness to each, and also that such indebtedness is not barred by the statute of limitations." MAGIC OF THE INDIGESTIBLE. Bezoars Esteemed for Remedial and Protective Qualities. Chicago Inter Ocean: In accordance with the ancient idea of ascribing to everything of mysterious or obscure origin occult, often marvelous proper Walk Over Shoes for Men "MTOW is the time to buy them. Why wear high shoes during the warm weather when a pair of Oxfords is so much more comfortable? We have Oxfords in gun metals, tans, patent leathers and glazed kid. Button and blucher styles, all widths, A to E E, at $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00. Fad Shoe & Clothing Company Lewistown, Montana 800 Acres Adjacent to the town of Winifred at $30.00 per acre In this 800-acre tract we have another combination grain and stock farm that is a certain money maker and a good invest ment. This tract adjoins the townsite of Winifred, the terminal town on the extension of the C„ M. & St. P. Ry. down Dog creek. There are not more than 125 acres of land on the entire tract that can not be cultivated, and this being well grassed and lying close to the creek, would afford excellent pasture. The balance of the land is almost equally divided between bench and valley land. Two hundred acres of the valley land can easily be irrigated if desired and will produce immense crops of alfalfa, timothy and garden products. This property was formerly a part of a large stocit ranch and was famed for the excellent crops of hay which it produces. Dog creek traverses the tract, furnishing ample water supply for all purposes. Con sidering the location and the fact that, with the coming of the railroad, land values are bound to increase rapidly, this is a bargain at the price of $10.00. We can give very easy terms if desired. THE COOK-REYNOLDS CO. LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ties, the bezoar, not infrequently found in the stomachs of the herbivor ous and ruminant quadrupeds, goats and antelopes particularly, has been credited with qualities that imparted to it a great value among credulous and semi-civilized peoples, especially in ancient times. Having, as a rule, for its nucleus some indigestible substance, taken in to the stomach with the food, as a measure of protection and to render it harmless, it was gradually coated with a concretion of mineral sub stance, just as the oyster, coating au intrusive particle with nacreous mat ter, produces the much-admired and costly pearl. Sometimes the coating consists of superphosphate of lime and sometimes of phosphate of am monia or magnesia. In many instances the hair carried into the stomach in the course of the licking process by means of which these animals cleanse their coat, would be incorporated with the min eral deposit and felted into a mass of great solidity, the bulk being at the same time greatly increased, so that these accumulations often reached a diameter of several inches. In the stomachs of slaughtered beeves such masses are quite common. These, however, were not the be zoars that were esteemed for their remedial or protective properties, j The latter were compact concretions of mineral matter, sometimes radial in structure, sometimes composed of concentric layers and of stonelike hardness. They are classed as occi dental, oriental and German. It was in the Orient—the land of mystery— that the bezoar enjoyed the widest esteem for its supposed medicinal vir-j tues. The possession of such a con-! cretion was believed to insure the ] protection of the owner against vari- j ous diseases. It was also regarded | as especially efficacious as an antidote to poisons, and even against the bites of tlie venomous reptiles with which tropical Asia abounds. While these virtues must be regard ed in the light of modern science as, of course, entirely imaginary, the ownership of such a protection may have proved, to some extent, an in voluntary and hypnotic aid to the suf ferer. As a consequence, considerable value was often attached to notably fine specimens of bezoars. In India, especially, their value increased enor mously in proportion to their size and choice specimens commanded very large prices. They were mounted, according to their dimensions, for display or for suspension from the person, special care being taken to leave the bezoar substance plainly visible. In many instances they were even in Europe thought worthy of being inclosed in costly and artistic settings, by which, of course, their value was enhanced to a corresponding extent. Notice of Annual Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the an nual stockholders' meeting of the Castle Butte Telephone company will be held at the Farmers' Institute room at the Courthouse in Lewistown, Montana, on Saturday, June 21, 191 ;i, at 2 o'clock p. in. HUGH GREEN, Sec'v-Treas. First publication June 10-2t (Continued from page one.) thirteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence north along boundary line between sections fourteen and thirteen, eleven and twelve, and two and one, all in township thirteen north of range fif teen east of Montana principal me ridian to the northeast corner of sec tion two in township thirteen north of range fifteen east of Montana prin cipal meridian; thence east along boundary line between townships thir teen and fourteen north to the south east corner of section thirty-four of township fourteen north of range fif teen east of Montana principal me ridian; thence north along the boun dary line between section thirty-four and thirty-five, and twenty-seven and twenty-six, of township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Mon tana principal meridian to the north east corner of section twenty-seven in township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal me ridian; thence west along boundary line between sections twenty-seven and twenty-two in township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian to the southeast corner of section twenty-one in town ship fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence north along the boundary line between sections twenty-one and twety-two, and sixteen and fifteen, in township fourteen north of range fif teen east of Montana principal me ridian to the northeast corner of sec tion sixteen in township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence west along the boundary line between sections sixteen and nine in township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Mon tana principal meridian to the south east corner of section eight in town ship fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence north along the boundary line between sections eight and nine, and five and four, in township fourteen north of range fifteen east of Montana principal meridian, sections thirty two and thirty-three, twenty-nine and twenty-eight, twenty and twenty-one, seventeen and sixteen, eight and nine, and five and four, in township fifteen north of range fifteen east of Mon tana principal meridian, of sections thirty-two and thirty-three, twentyr nine and twenty-eight, twenty and twenty-one, seventeen and sixteen, eight and nine, and five and four, all in township sixteen north of range fif teen east of Montana principal me ridian to the northeast corner of sec tion five in township sixteen north of range fifteen east of Montana prin cipal meridian; thence west along the boundary line between townships six teen and seventeen north to the south east corner of section thirty-six, town ship seventeen north of range four teen east of Montana principal me ridian; thence north along the boun dary line between ranges fourteen and fifteen east of Montana principal me ridian to the northeast corner of sec tion one of township seventeen north of range fourteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence west along boundary line between townships seventeen and eighteen north to the northeast corner of section one of township seventeen north of range thirteen east of Montana principal meridian; thence north along boun dary line between ranges thirteen and fourteen east of Montana principal meridian to place of beginning. NEW SERVICE OVER G. N. NEXT SUNDAY TRAIN LEAVES GREAT FALLS AT 6:15 A. M., ARRIVING HERE AT 11:45 A. M. On top of the new train service over the Milwaukee, giving this city a train in at. 9 a. m„ the Great Nor thern announces that beginning next Sunday it will put on another train, leaving Great Falls at 6:15 a. m. and arriving in Lewistown at 11:15 a. m. Returning, this train will leave Lew istown at 4 10 p. m. and arrive at Great Falls at 9:20 p. m. The time schedule for these trains will be as follows: Read down. Read up. 6:15 am............ Great Falls ........9:20 pm 6:26 am............ ....... Field___ -........9:05 pm 6:38 am............ ____ Gerber _____ ........ 8:55 pm 6:48 am............ ........ Swift ......... 8:45 pm 7:00 am...... .... Wayne _____ 8:35 pm 7:15 am...... Belt ............ 7:35 am......... Armington ..........8:08 pm 7:37 am........„ ..... Blythe ____ —.....7:55 pm 7:49 am.......... Raynsford .........7:45 pm 8:02 am............ . Spionkop ..........7:30 pm 8:14 am.......__ ..... Geyser ...........7:15 pm 8:25 am........... ... Merino ...... 7:00 pm 8:37 am........._ — Dover .........6:48 pm 8:52 am......... .. Stanford 6:37 pm 9:06 am . Windham 6:20 pm 9:18 am........... Benchland 6:10 pm 9:30 am........._ .. Moccasin 5:55 pm 11:15 am Ar .....Lewistown Lv 4 : 10 pm This train will make connections at Moccasin with the train for Billings. The equipment will consist of a com bination baggage and mail car, smok ing car and first-class day coach. Sells-Floto Coming. W. E. Haynes, of the Sells-Floto shows, is in the city completing ar rangements for the appearance of his big show in Lewistown on July 7. Treatment for the Lazy. Chicago Tribune: All lovers of leisure and haters of work would bet ter stay away from Switzerland. For the man who is out of work, and doesn't make a tremendous effort to find it, is tolerated there just about one month. Then he is picked up (T Special in Rugs We offer the following sizes and qual ities in art square rugs as long as the stock lasts: 9x12 feet, best all wool 2 ply ingrain art squares, variety of pat terns, regular $12.75, special $7.00. 9x9 feet, art squares, same quality as above, regular $9.00, Special $6.00. 9x12 feet, second quality, art squares, regular $11.00 value, special $6.75. These values are unbeatable—Why not take advantage of the opportunity while it lasts. Lewistown Furniture Co. MARSH THE HOMEMAKER Now located at 109 5th Avenue south, Lewistown bodily and "lifted away," or life is made so unpleasant for him that he gets out for other parts without much delay. From recent reports the au thorities in the different towns are growing even more strict than they used to be. This is what happens to a man who says he is down and out and appeals to local authorities or private individuals for help. First, the authorities find him a job. The work is hard, and they rather make a point of having it so. If he takes it and stays at it until he can find something better, all well and good. But if he refuses he is prompt ly sent to the workhouse. These places are under police supervision, the work extremely hard and the wages four pence a day. The man is not let out, either, without the con sent and recommendation of those in charge. It might seem there would be dif ficulty determining between those who are lazy and those who are mere-; ly out of work, but every precaution is taken aainst making such mis takes. All conscientious workmen have papers given them by the town in which they work, giving refer-, ences in regard to their character and ability. Then, too, there are relief stations j In all parts of the country for the un- j employed, who are out of a job through no fault of their own. Only those are admitted who have had reg ular work during the previous three months, and who have been out of 1 work at least a week. These men are i not pampered, either. They must be on the alert for a position and accept i anything that is offered them. Once! a chronic idler has been found his pa- 1 pers are marked and he cannot ap ply for relief at any of the stations in Switzerland. DENATURED BAR FOR JACK. Sailors on Shore to Be Beguiled to Soft Drinks by Bright Lights. New York Sun: A feature of the Seamen's Church Institute, whose new twelve-story building at 25 South street will be open on May 23, will be a soda water bar, provided by Ed mund L. Bayles, who has been active in helping to raise the $1,050,000 re quired for the building. Mr. Baylies figures that the reason so many sailors drink bad whisky is because they like sociability and the bright lights of the barrooms, and that they really don't want the whisky they drink. For the sailor who has been taking too much liquor the "long boat" has been provided on the fifth floor of the building, where the weary mariner may find a safe harbor and go to sleep without being questioned. It is for the sailorman who likes the sociability of the saloon but doesn't care for whisky that the soda water bar has been provided. The plan is to make the place much like a saloon. The bar will be of mahogany, shaped like a bar over which hard drinks go. There will be a brass rail for dangling feet. The soda mixers will wear white coats and aprons, and behind them will be the shiniest mirrors. The sailorman won't know he isn't in a real barroom until he calls for a drink. If he asks for a schooner, he will get a long drink of ginger ale in a glass exactly like a beer schooner. Mrs. Irene K. Lane, secretary of the institute, has fixed up a list of drinks which will be furnished. These are some of them: The horppipe sundae. He who calls for this drink will not be dancing hornpipes after three or four of them, but will dance with glee when the mixture reaches his palate. The marlinspike cocktail, unalco holic and unstimulating, but pleasing. Hail Insurance National Union Fire Insurance Company Cash assets over $4,000,000 Losses paid immediately upon adjustment Ed. Brassey, Agent Empire Bank Building, Telephone 231 Raspberry life-preserver. The idea of this drink is that a consumer won't throw himself off the dock the morn ing after, and so the drink, in pre venting the need of life-preservers, fills the same purpose. It is not made of cork. Neptune frappe. This drink has no seaweed on its beard. A Villanelle. When I saw you last, Rose, You were only so high— How fast the time goes! Like a bud ere it blows, You just peeped at the sky, - When I saw you last, Rose. Now your petals unclose, Now your May-time is nigh— How fast the time goes! And a life—how it grows! You wer^ scarcely so shy, When I saw you last, Rose! In your bosom it shows There's a guest on the sly; How fast the time goes! Is it Cupid? Who knows! Yet you used not to sigh. When I saw you last, Rose, How fast the time goes! AUSTIN DOBSON.