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c. Written for the Democrat by C Simonson. A corner lot on Broadway, New York City, is wortb'Tnore than a lot in the latest sub-di/ision on Long Island sim ply and solely because a greater num ber of people pass the Broadway cor-j ner during the day. It not infrequent -1 "y happens that opposite sides of a street on the same block have consid erably different values, due to the same cause. Anything which adds to the traffic of a given street must, there-| fore, add to the value of the abutting! property. While conditions of acces sibility to necessary utilities, such as railway stations, hotels, banks, public buildings, etc., have doubtless a pre ponderating influence in determining the traffic of a street, it is equally true ' that no subsidiary condition has such, a vital effect as the lighting. Cincin nati has a long open square in the cen- j ter of its business section, which nat urally affords a prominent location for! business. It happens that one side of this square has been brilliantly light ed up, mostly by private, enterprise. Lighted Side of Square Most Popular! As a result, nine tenths of the pedes-; trians in the evening take that side of j the square, with the. result that it is i far more valuable as a business loca- ; tion than the opposite side. The mer-; chants on one of Newark's main busi-jing ness streets saw that the bulk of traf-i fic failed to pass them in the natural j course of business; they installed a! brilliant system of street lighting, and ! forthwith their street became the cen- j ter of attraction, and similar instances: can be cited in numerous other cities, j It would, of course, be absurd to ex pect to create a popular business | street out of a thoroughfare lying far beyond the natural limits of traffic; but there is no question that any street directly tributary to a business thor oughfare can be fully doubled in value by the installation of intense lighting. In a more general way, lighting the entire business section of a city up to the standards of modern illumination does for the city as a whole what the lighting of a particular street does for that section; it increases values by increasing the traffic, not only from the city itself, but from the surround ing country and near-by towns. That good light increases the value of resi The News of the World A Return* of th» World's Happening* London, Dec. 16.—One of the biggest private, real estate deals on record was completed today in the purchase of the Duke of Bedford's block of free hold property in the center of London for something over $50,000,000 by Harry Mallaby-Deeley, a unionist mem ber of the. house of commons. Washington, Dec. 16.—After five hours of debate, the Republican na tional committee determined tonight that it was clothed with ample power to readjust the composition of the party's national conventions, and had authority to make, reforms in conven tion rules and procedure that have been demanded by many elements since the convention of 1912, and the Democratic victory at the polls last November. Livingston, Dec. 16.—Fire, that at one time threatened the entire city of Livingston, broke out in the First State bank block, owned by W. G. Conrad of Great Falls, at 4 o'clock this morn ing and caused damages estimated at Keep Your Records At Arm's Reach in a handy "Y and E" Half Sectional Filing Cabinet, requiring a floor space of 16 -g-" x 17 ." fl Start with a small stack and add as your business grows. "Y and E" Half Sections may be made to intermem ber with " Y and E" regular width sections, by a slight hand operation, giving unlimited variety and flexibility. Get Half Section Folder. Fergus County Democrat, Inc. 8peclal Agent in Lewistown for Yawman AND F rbe Mrc.Q. ROCHE8TER, N. Y. dential streets by making them more, desirable needs no argument. Good street lighting more than any other thing, gives to a city an air of pro gressive and prosperity. "Nothing suc ceeds like success"; to appear prosper ous is the first step to being proper oua - _ . , . M* asure of Public Safety I Lighting, of course, is a business "wet from an even broader point of v J aw than this - u is - J | efficient measure of public safety and e ' en of sanitation. Before the da>s of systematic s reet lighting only those, j ventured out at night who had urgent business or ample bodyguard. City streets have become safe Just to the ex Jeut that they have been well lighted, 11 is true tliat ^ht alone would be "sufficient protection, but it is equal ly trae that pollce alone, in any rea sonable numbers, cannot afford com plet ® protection. A single, breach of public order resulting in robbery ™" rder , would mol ;e than offset the ad d > tiona l expense involved. A city in these days can certainly afford, and the citizens reasonably expect, to have ^ fullest possible degree of protec tion every hour of the day and ni e ht - Well Lighted 8treets Will Be Kept Clean, It would not be. stretching the argu ment to claim that better street light would directly add to the health fulness of the street. The power of suggestion in influencing action is no mere fancy; there, is no denying the fact that one improvement suggests another. Bitulithic pavement has pro duced clean streets, not merely be cause it is easier in itself to clean than cobblestones, but because of its much more elegant appearance; it sohwe more strikingly the offensive ness of filth and neglect. The. same reasoning applies with greater force to the lighting of a street. Not only will well lighted streets be kept clean er as a natter of mere inclination, but will be less littered and abused. There is extremey little wanton destruction or injury to property of any kind. Such cases arise mostly from thought lessness or association, and not only will good street lighting be an incen tive to keeping the streets clean and sanitary, but will farther react upon the residents themselves with a whole some influence, to cleanliness. $130,000, about 60 per cent of which is covered by insurance. Chicago, Dec. 16.—Representative members of the Progressive party from every congressional district in Illinois, met here today, adopted a platform and informally agreed that Frank G. Allen, of Moline, should be the party candidate for the United States senate next year. Newcastle, Col., Dec. 16.—Twenty one mangled and burned bodies of the 37 miners entombed in the Vulcan mine of the Rocky Mountain Fuel com pany, when an explosion wrecked that property this morning, had been re covered by rescue crews late tonight. Columbus, O., Dec. 16.—Robert Al phonso Taft, son of former President Taft, carried off the honors of the class that took the state bar examination here last week. Bozeman, Dec. 16.—Charles Greene, a cattle, man of Fort Benton, was the lucky individual at the division Mon day night of the '.'Rainbow Land," among 562 contract holders. Chicago, Dec. 18.—The entire estate of William Deering, the harvester man ufacturer, estimated at from $12,000, 000 to $13,000,000, is left to his imme diate family, according to the terms of the will, which will be offered for pro bate today. Rome, Dec. 16.—Cardinal Rampella, former papal secretary of state, died tonight. Williston, N. D„ Dec. 16.—Williams county officials began a thorough in vestigation today of the lynching this morning of Cleve Culbertson, convict ed murderer of D. T. Dillon, his wife and daughter, at the Dillon farm near Ray, last October. Washington, Dec. 18.—I. D. O'Don nell, of Billings, today assumed his duties here as member of the reclama tion service board. Washington, Dec. 19.—The law pro hibiting the opening of postofflees and the delivery of mail on Sunday has added largely to the cost of the postal service, and "materially lessens its ef ficiency," according to the annual re port of Daniel C. Roper, first assistant postmaster general, made public here today. Washington, Dec. 19.—President Wil son today laid the corner stone of a new building for the Central Presby terian church to the congregation of which he belongs. Washington, Dec. 18.—Secretary Bryan and Chevalier Van Rappard, Netherlands minister, signed a treaty today providing that any question be tween the United States and The Netherlands which cannot be settled by diplomacy shall be submitted for investigation to an international com mittee of five members. Washington, Dec. 17.—A new coun terfeit $10 United States treasury note has made its appearance, the secret service says in a circular of warning just issued. The note is of very crude workmanship and is printed on ordi nary bond paper. The silk fibers of the genuine note, are Imitated with pen and ink, while the color of the seal and counter is brick red. Washington, Dec. 20.—The greatest anti-trust victory of President Wilson's administration thus far—the voluntary dissolution of the so-called telephone trust—commanded the attention of all administration officials today. Washington, Dec. 19.—President Wii son signed the Hetch-Hetchy bill grant ing a house water supply to San Fran cisco. He accompanied his signature with the statement declaring that he believed the public needs of the region were served by the bill without impair ing the usefulness of the public do main. OsOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O O O LATEST FASHIONS O O 0000000000000003*0 Flashes are as much in favor as tu nics. The barrel muff is gaining in popu larity. The corsage bouquets seem to grow larger. The chiffon waists in all shades are fashionable. There is a tendency in evening gowns to glitter. Hats are not worn quite so far down on the head. The new dances call for short skirts and full ones. Sweaters are dazzling with their vivid brilliancy of color. Street costumes of velvet grow more and more elaborate. One does not see many ostrich plumes on the smartest hats. The blouses of wash tulle are very inexpensive and durable. Negligees of chiffon, crepe de chine or net are fur trimmed. Fur stoles are of good length, with diagonal or oval-shaped endB. Many small furs are made of mole skin, ermine and chinchilla. Lingerie is fashioned of Japanese silk, crepe de chine or entirely of lace. The combination of flowers and lur in some of the hats is most charming. Some of the evening slippers show a narrow line of fur about the top. Fashion being elastic, the short sleeve is in fashion almost as much as its longer sister. Tunics of sheerest lace are bordered with skuna, mink and marten in finger widths. A charming color combination for a blouse is white, cream and delicate bisque tints. The pocketbook stocking is a novel tp. It has a little purse for bills in the top of the hem. Flesh-colored chiffon makes a very effective foundation for the transpar ent blouse. Sleeves are important to the cos tume; they may spoil or enhance the beauty of the gown. Charming frocks for young girls are fashioned of crepe de chine, soft bro cades and chameuse. The new corset presents a straight, box-like appearance and is longer than ever below the waist. Some of the smartest afternoon frocks have boltero overdraperies, edged with skunk, sable and mink. The newest gowns show draping at the waist line, being drawn up in front and tucked under the wide gir dle. Afternoon frocks have girdles which assume the lines of a vest, and they are often fastened with a jeweled but ton. For the woman who must economize, the three-piece suit is best. It is suit able for indoors, dressy affairs and for street wear. If one cannot afford fur trimmings on a jacket it matters little, as some of the great French designers are using fur cloth instead. The new high boots that are worn with the slit skirt have uppers of cloth or velvet matching the toilette, and are finished around the top with fur. To make a smart and economical end of a pair of low shoes, wear gaiters with them. The best colors are tan or very dark gray, according to the shade of the suit with which they are to be worn. r M unsing ^EAR UEALTH, comfort and economy aire all combined in the popular priced, perfect fitting Munsing underwear for women and children. We believe in Munsing underwear, that's why we sell it, and the reason we believe in it is because we know positively that it is honestly made, well finished, and reasonably priced. Those who wear it believe in it because they know it really fits the body, really wears long and well, really feels good to the wearer, because you can "forget you have it on.'' None of the bunchy, distressing feeling about Munsing. None of the annoyance due to imperfect qiaking, and you get a real fit, even if you are longer, broader or flatter than ordinary people. It was not chance or luck that caused us to tie up with the Munsing line. It was a decision reached after a careful test and investigation of different kinds of underwear and the wish to offer our trade only the kind which proved its worth* Ask any Munsing wearer if he or she would wear any other kind, and then get into the great Munsing family of sat isfied wearers of the best underwear at any price. Why experi ment with the unknown when the proven best is ready to hand? We have laid in a full line, including your size, at the price you fed able to pay. enmn LEWI8TOWN Greater Values for Less J (Continued from page one.) ory Doney, a half breed, in from Wild er Sunday on a charge of assault upon a rancher there. He is in the county jail. Court Notes. The cases of Fletcher Appleton and Henry M. Ryan against the Lewistown Auto company were both dismissed without prejudice last week. Ryan and Appleton came here some two years ago in connection with the, liti gation between stockholders in a big cement company operating in Park county. Leaving here, they took an auto to Hobson to catch the train and the car overturned on the way. The actions were brought to recover dam ages for personal injuries. In the receivership of the Lewistown Coal, Gas & Light Co., Belden & De Kalb have been allowed $1,000 attor neys' fees. A decree of divorce was granted Saturday in the case of Sadie Blair against James Blair, on the ground of desertion. The parties were married in Minnesota in 1910. E. K. Cheadle represented the. plaintiff. B. E. Stack has brought an action against the city to quiet title to the alley in the. rear of Mr. Stack's prop erty between Main street and Broad way and First and Second avenues. J. C. Huntoon is the plaintiff's attor ney. The out-of-doors girl wears a colored crepe de chine handkerchief tucked into the breast pocket of her coat or sweater and a bow to match at her throat. NATURE'8 WEATHER PROPHET8 Many and Varied Signs Observable in Animal and Vegetable Life. Kansas City Star: A writer in tjie Hamburger Nachrichten, who is evi dently one of those rare and favored George B. Conway, Secretary and Auditor Hdwin L. Norris, President H B. Palmer, s. D. Cook, Vice President and Treasurer Vice-Pres. and Supt. of Agencies Dr. E. D. Nash, Chief Veterinarian MONTANA LIVESTOCK & CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY Helena, Montana Will insure horses, mules and cattle against death from disease, acci dent fire and lightning. If your horse breaks his leg, or iBotherwlse injured, so that he has to be killed, we pay the loss. Will insure mares against death from foaling, colts against death from castration, and horses and cattle against loss in shipping. For rates and information write to the Home Office of the Company, at 26 West Sixth Avenue, Helena, Montana, | ners. mortals who find "tongues in trees, books in the running brooks," thus charmingly summarizes the various signs of impending rain: The idyllic calm of the hen run gives place to a scene of great excite ment, the fowls running about and waltzing in the dust • The ducks are just as lively, diving frequently. Peacocks give vent to their hard metallic cry expressive of a soul in anguiBh. Pigeons lose their consciousness of the time of the day and seem to be in doubt whether they ought not at once to seek the shelter of the dove cote. Swallows give up their aerial circling and press down toward the earth in pursuit of the insects which Jiave also dropped into lower strata. Other animals seem to know that the time of cheerful sunny warmth is departing. In a corner of the yard the cat scratches herself behind her ear and rubs her fur with a paw as if she wanted to remove some invisi ble spot. In barn and corn loft rats and mice emerge from their dark cor Flies are all agog; their quiet reflec tiveness gives place to a restless and greedy buzzing round everything and every one. Bees either stop at home in the hive or come swarming back to it in a hurry. They cease to be paci fied and go out of the way to sting an unsuspecting wayfarer if they see a storm coming. Spiders stop in the middle of the feverish weaving of their webs and hang dully and tiredly by their threads. So, too, witn,the humble denizens of the soil; worms wiggle up and stretch themselves, while toads come out of their holes in troops. In the pond the chorus of frog voices sounds louder than ever as they invoke the clouds to pour down the long-desired rain. Even under the water the coming change make itself felt. Fish rise. Twenty-four hours before the change in the weather the roach comes out of its muddy bed and swims about con tinually, making what looks like terri fied gaspB for breath, which it its name of "weather fish." The frogs, those true barometers, leave the water and show themselves.