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THE OLDEST MAN IN AMERICA
I Attribute my « , Extreme Old 1 Age to the Use '-fill 9 9 täÜÜtö of Pe •ru-na. m Escaped the Terrors of Many Winters By Using Pe-ru-na. Mr. Isaac Brock, //7 Years Old Last Birthday. r ?AAC BROCK, a citizen of Mc-Len- [ nan county, Texas, has lived for 117 1 ears. For many years he resided at Bosque Falls, eighteen miles west of Waco, but now lives with his son-in law at Valley Mills, Texas. Some time ago, by request, Uncle Isaac came to Waco and sat for his picture, holding in his hand a stick cut from the grave of General Andrew Jackson. Mr. Brock is a dignified old gentleman, showing few signs of de crepitude. His family Bible is still preserved, and it shows that the date of his tiirih was written 117 years ago. Bora before the United States were formed. Saw 22 Presidents elected. Pe-ru-na has protected him from all sudden changes. Veteran of four wars. Shod a horse when 99 years old. Always conquered the grip with Pe-ru-na. Witness In a land suit at the agi of HO years. Believes Pe-ru-na the greatest remedy of the age for catarrhal troubles. Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna Almanac for 1907 . Good shoes Good shoes are shoes that are made of good leather, well put together, sold at a right price and shaped to fit the human foot. They are not good shoes if this last is not true of them. Selz Royal Blue and Perfecto shoes are all these things. That's why we are offering them to you; we know that when you have worn them once you'll wear them always. The name Selz is on the sole. Look for it and feel safe when you find it. POWER MERCANTILE CO. THE SATISFACTORY SHOE STORE, LEWiSTOWN, - MONT. DAVID HILGER. 'Phone No. 8i H. O. BUhENBURO HILGER & BUSENBURG The Pioneer Real Estate anti Live Stock Commlaeion Aq'tm Land Office Attorneys Conveyancing and Life,Accident an J Fire Insurance Agency. ^ 60 YEARS* EXPERIENCE Patents LAND SCRIP FOR SALE LEWISTOWN, X I N speaking of bie good hsaltb sad extreme old age, Mr. Brock eays : "After a man baa lived in the world as long an I bave, be ought to hm found ont a great many things by ex perience. I think I have done eo. ••One of the things I have found out to my entire aatisfaction is the proper thing ihr ailments that are due directly to the e fleets of the climate. For 117 years I have withstood the changeable rffmfr of the United States. "I have always bean a very healthy man, but, of course, subject to the af fection» which are dne to eudden changea la the elimate and tempera ture. During my long Ufa I have knowa a great many remedies for coughs, colds and diarrhoea. ••As for Dr. Hartman's remedy, Peruna, I have found It to be the best, if not the only, reliable rem edy for these affections. It hat been my standby for many years, and / attribute my good health and extreme old age to this remedy. "It exactly meets all my require ments. It protects me from the evil ef fects of sudden changes ; it keeps me in good appetite; it give* me strength; it keeps my blood la good drcnlation. I have come to rely upon it almost en tirely for the many little things for which I need medicine. "When epidemics of )a grippe first began to make their appearance in this country I was a sufferer from this disease. "/ had several long sieges with the grip. At first / did not know that Peruna was a remedy for this disease. When I heard that la grippe was epidemic catarrh, I tried Peruna tor la grippe and found It to be fust the thing. " la a later letter, Mr. Brock writes : "I am well and feeling as well as I have for year«. The only thing that bothers me is my sight. If I could sea better I could walk aU over the farm, and It would do ms good. I would not be without Peruna." Tours truly, When old age comes, It brings with it catarrhal diseases. Systemic catarrh is almost universal in old people. This explains why Peruna has become ss indispensable to many old people. Demons CoavmoMTS Ac. Aurons sending a sketch end description msj quickly ascertain our opinion fr** whether an invention Is probably patentable. Comm un lea lions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent* sent free. Oldest agency for securing patente# Patente taken throucrh Muon ft Co. reoelffi rptcial notice» without c harg e. In the Scientific American. A handsomely illustrated weekly. I .arrest dr* cuiation of any scientific journal. Terms. $3 a year : four months. |L Sold by all newsdealers. MUNN & Co.»««"**»*. New York Branch OflBc*. f*V» F Fp. Washington, Ii C. Remington typewriters for aale and Remington typewriters for sale and " for rent on easy terms at the Argue for rent on easy terns at the Argus Read the advertisements in the Ar Supply Department i Supply Department ■ g us. MURDERE D SENAT OR'S WILL. Arthur Brown Refers to Wcrran who Shot Him Down. Salt Lake, Dec. 27.—Had i]^ late ex-Senator Arthur Brown fevst en his death at the hands of Mrs. Anna Brad ley he could have devised no more in genius retaliation than the imstportem revenge contained In his will. The doc ument. which was written August 21, 19"6. four months before Mr. Brown was shot down at the Raleigh hotel, in Washington, was filed today for pro bate. "I do not devise, or give or bequeath anything to an of the children of Mrs. Anna Bradley," is the language of the will. "I do not think either or any child born to Mrs. Anna M. Bradley is or are mine, but whether such child or children is or not. I expressively pro vide that neither or any of them shall receive anything of my estate. "I have never married Anna M. Bradley and never intend to. If she should pretend that any such relation ever existed between us to justify such inference, I direct my executors to contest any claims of any kind she may present, and I direcr that she re ceive nothing from my estate." The testator bequeaths all his prop erty, valued at about $:r, ooo to his two children by his first and second wife, Alice Brown and Max Brown. The children so specifically disin herited are Arthur, aged 7, and Mark, aged 3 years. The attorneys engaged by Mrs. Bradley's relatives in Salt l.ake decline to discuss th, will at this time, but there is scarcely a question that a contest will be instituted as much for the purpose of . stablishing their paternity as of securing a. mone tary consideration. CHILDREN USED AS DECOYS They Enable Parents to Swindle Ho tels Where They Live. Instead of capacious trunks the high class hotel "beat" these days is going from place to place with children of tender years as a means of inspiring the confidence of the bonifares. The fact that a "Mrs. Hamilton" was ar raigned in the Jefferson market police! court on the charge of violating the innkeepers' law at Victoria, where sh# was domiciled with two young chil dren and a maid, calls attention to the prevalence of family parties of impe cunious patrons at many of the cara vansaries. Persons connected with reporting agencies and the hotel detectives say that the custom is on the increase and that the clerks at the New York hotels are more than usually cautious. "It seems hard to understand," said Andrew Hanley, house detective of the Hotel Victoria, "why men anil women are willing to subject small children to such a life. Not long ago. while at. another hotel, I had an experience with one of the patrons who came there with his wife and two children. He had a record in at least three other hotels, where he had posed in the same way as a substantial citizen. The fact that he had his family with him would tend to make anybody careful about showing any suspicion. The presenta tion of a bill made him nervous anil he made his preparations to decamp. He had a cab in waiting a block away from the hotel one evening and he smuggled his wife and children out of the place and got as far as a restau rant in Harlem. It was late at night. After supper had been served his wife took one child and he another and they separated. Later I traced them to an apartment house and captured him after a perilous descent in a dumb waiter. He was in the box and I was on top of it, holding to the rope." Some of the children of persons who make a business of defrauding hotels are pretty and winsome and quickly became favorites not only with the clerks, but with the other patrons. They are well dressed adn carry them selves with an air of being accustom ed to the best accommodations. Even when the final embarrassment comes and the story about the tardy remit tance is told, the clerks are Inclined to be lenient and to think that there can be nothing wrong. Edgar A. Walz, head of the Nation al Hotelkeepers' Protective associa tion. referred to the fact that the bul letins had been sent out by him fre quently, warning his customers of im pecunious persons who traveled with children. Such a domestic excursion may for weeks live at the best hotels and obtain splendid money by draw ing $5 and $10 occasionally from the cashier, to be settled for when the remittance arrives. Sudden changes in fortune and the fact that the heads of many of these families are promoters or others whose incomes are irregular, has greatly in creased the number of women and children left stranded in the hotels. There are a few instances of the wife being willingly an accomplice in de frauding a house, hut often a streak of ill luck drives them to the easiest method of escape.—New York Herald. Chess is the Oldest of Games. The oldest game known to man is chess. The origin of this game, or mimic battle, as Goldsmith called It in his translation of Vida, dates back to 3000 B. C- It is rich in legendary anecdotes and its venerable nomen clature has been transmitted through all changes in language from the ear liest tongues of the Indo-European to the latest. A peculiar thing about chess, with its combination of idle amusement and extreme mental toil, is that It is the only game sanctioned by priesthoods of all beliefs. The principal piece in the game derives its name, king, from the Persian shah or ruler. Many men whose names have gone down to posterity, such as Charle magne, Tamerlane, Frederick the Great, Charles XII., Voltaire, Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin, have been de votees and students of the game. Chess is Asiatic in origin and orig inally more attention was paid to it by Asiatic students and philosophers than by men of western countries. Of late years, however, its popularity has greatly increased among western na lions and national chess tournaments are now held by experts from nearly all countries. The history of chess may be divided into three periods: The age of the primeval Indian game, extending from its origin down to the sixth century, A. D.; the age of the medieval chess from the sixth century to the sixteenth century, and the age of the modern chess from the last of the sixteenth century to the present day. Of course, many changes in the method of play took place in the course of develop meut of the game and as it is played now it is different from the game th ancients knew. Chess has been played in nearly ev ery country. Chess boards have been found among the ruins of Pompeii and in the Roman forum one may still see the outline of a checker board rough! scratched on the stone wall by sum senatorial page of Caesar's time. In the orient both games have been play ed from time immemorial. SIGNIFICA NCE OF HEARST. Whole Body of False Doctrine Sub mitted. How little of a partisan victory is the defeat of Hearst in New York is illustrated in the returns, which indi cate the election of part of the Demo cratic state ticket, though Hughes is elected governor. The spirit of unrest which Hearst represented was most ' formidable, of course, in the larger : cities, but especially in Greater New York. The Republicans were expected to hold the state outside the metrop olis, but Hearst was counting upon j the city vote. The average pluralities lor the Democratic ticket in Greater | New York are 140,000. Hearst 's plu rality is only 75,000. Evidently he was defeated by Democratic votes. While it is a reasonable assump- \ tion that a conservative Democratic candidate for governor wouid have carried New York, at least against any ordinary cudidate of the Repub licans. It is very evident that the state, irrespective of party, has profit ed enormously oy Hearst's threaten ing candidacy, it compelled the nomi nation of Mr. Hughes who represent ed the spirit of lawful and rational re form. as opposed to the destructive spirit of revolution, and thus enabled serious citizens of al parties to unite for Hearst's defeat. But the election of Hughes is itself a recognition of the abuses which both men. in their opposite ways, have denounced, and it gives assurance of an intelligent ef fort for their correction. Mr. Hughes will be essentially an independent and non-par. isan governor, with a special mandate to guard the state against the encroachments of corporate influence, and the legislature, however com posed, will not venture to relapse in to its oitl indifference to awakened public opiniou. In other ways also the Hearst •scare" will prove of benefit. It lias brought to a locus the wild Impulses of envy, hatred and malice, of vlmlic tiveness and anarchy; it has submit ted the whole body of lalse doctrine to the considerate judgement of the people, who have repudiated tin* teach ing and rejected the teacher. Hearst lias had his day, and with his defeat Hearstism also will decline and pass away. It was not wholly an artitleal movement. On the contri.ry, Hearst has 'hut taken advantage of the pop ular protest against proved wrongs and abuses to serve his own ends. But tills protest has had its effect in oth er and better ways. The whole polit ical atmosphere lias been changed by it, and reform will come about by con siderate action that will satisfy the public conscience and remove the causes of unrest. Practically repudiated by the party they sought to debase and misuse, the Hearsts and Morans and their kind sease to be a menance. Their appeals to ignorance and passion will grad ually lose effect, and the country, re lieved of agitation, will settle down to the sober consideration of real po litical problems and wil solve them in the honest American way—as so many of them are already in the course of solution. We have been passing through a very remarkable epoch in our political history, but everything has worked out better than the most optimistic could have hoped two years ago. There are no evils so great that they cannot he cured through the healthy operation of our Democratic institutions, and while the American people retain the freedom of political action they have everywhere shown this year they can face the issues of the future in confidence and peace. When to Go Home. From the Bluffton, Ind., Banner. "When tired out, go home. When you want consolation, go home. When you want fun, go home. When you want to show others that you have reformed go home and let your fam lly get acquainted with the fact. When you want to show yourself at your best go home and do the act there. When you feel like being extra liber al go home and practice on your wife and children first. When you want to shine with extra brilliancy go home and light up the whole household." To which we would add, when you have a bad cold go home and take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and a quick cure is certain. For aale by all druggists. Ch. 8TANDARD OIL ON TRIAL. Elkin's Law Attacked in Demurrer Filed in Chicago. Chicago. Dec. 27.—Tim fight of the Standard Oil company against the ten indictments against the Standard Oil ! company of Indiana which were re turned August 29, was commenced to day in the United States district court before Judge Landis. The Stand ard Oil company has entered a demur- ' rer. The attorneys for the Standard Oil company contended in support of their demurrer that section lu of the rate law passed by congress June 29, re- ' peals the Elkins law under which the government Is bringing the action against the company, and that the in dictments are not sufficiently specific because they do not comprehend all of the elements in the case. The contention that the Elkins law is repealed by the fate law and that the offenses alleged cannot therefore be punished under the former act, was contradicted by United States District Attorney Sims, who declared that section 13 of the revised statutes cov ers the case, in that it states that the repeal of the old statute does not con done prior offenses, unless the repeal ing act so specifies in particular. The trial of the packing house com panies indicted for conspiracy in re straining trade, was today continued until January 10. The reason for the postponement is that the attorneys for both the government and the pack ing houses are engaged in other trials in the United States district court. Millions of bottles of Foley's Honey and Tar have been sold without any person ever having experienced any other than beneficial results from its use for coughs, colds and lung trou bles. This is because the genuine Foley's Honey and Tar in the yel low package contains no opiates or other harmful drugs. Guard your health by refusing any but the genu ine. C. H. Williams. Fo. Gives Data Upon Alcohol. After January 1, 1907, the depart ment of agriculture will issue a bul letin giving the public a collection of the best obtainable data on the use of alcohol in small engines. This publication is to be devoted ex clusively to the purpose and inten tion of the recent act allowing the salt of alcohol without the internal revenue tax. For this purpose Professor Charles K Lucke of Columbia university has been retained by the department as expert to conduct these investigations in the laboratories of the university. The buUetin will contain all the work done on the subject both in this country and abroad, a complete bib liography, together with the results of experiments and the conclusions drawn from every source on American engines. Those who have patents on the sub ject or vaporizers, carburetters or com plete engines are invited to submit them for tests. These tests will be conducted without exposure, except the transportation of the aparatus, and the reports will be published in the bulletin. The merits of the denatured alcohol bill are to be thoroughly tested and the public given the benefit of the test. Floods the body with warm, glowing vitality, makes the nerves strong, quickens circulation restores natur al vigor, makes you feel like one born again. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents. Phillips Drug Co. Ho. Paid High for a Flagpole. Pennsylvania's new capitol had to Cash Grain Buyers We will pay CASH for— TURKEY RED MILLING WHEAT (Sacks SCOTCH FIFE MILLING WHEAT furnish- CRAIL FIFE WHEAT ed.) SPRING and FALL CLUB WHEAT BARLEY, OATS and HAY delivered on cars, Lewistown. J. T. Ballantyne. representing us will lie at the Day House in Lewis town and farmers with wh im we now have contracts and those having grn n to sell should call on him and arrange for tire ship ment of their crops as soon as possible. Moore. Montana. Montana Elevator Co., CATLIN HEREFORDSrHERD BULLS DES MOINES 3rd OSBORN a grandson of Anxiety 3rd. Des Moines 3rd is a frrand bull and the foundation builder of our herd. ■ure Imp.. Western Stamp. Osborn s a top notrher. Rood all over, well >rthv to mate with Des Moines heifers. YOUNG MAJESTIC one of the best sons of Armours Imp. Majestic aid to be the best Hereford bull in the U. S. or Knprland. Dam of Young Majestic in Larkirk, a line Imp. Cow by Happy Hampton. YOUNG STOCK FOR SALE We can fur nish Herd Headers or Range Bulls, all ages. Write *r corne andfsee stock. CATLIN LAND CSL LIVESTOCK CO., WHit* Sulphur Springs, Montana. 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If not at your dealer's write our i nearest agency for descriptive circular. Tk» TV__ jm T__makes the home bright. Ane ArfW) Lamo Islhesafestandbentlamp for all-round household v»^ use. Gives a clear, steady light. Pitted with latest Improved boner. Made of brass throughout sod nickel plated. Bvery lamp warranted. Suitable for library, dining room, pnrlor or bedroom. If not nt your dealer's write to nearest agency. CONTINENTAL OIL COMPANY M X> Avery Steam Plow-The Best Made. Steam Lift, Ten 14.inch Plows. Cuts ta feet. Avery Traction Engines, Single and Double. Threshing Separators with Self Feeder. Weigher, and Wind Stacker. All complete. The verybest. Write for catalog and prices, Address! CATLIN White Sulphur 5prings, LAND AND LIVE STOCK (Agents lor Central Montana) COMPANY Montana ELKHORM LIVERY, FEED AMD SALE STABLE . _ _ , . J E ' P 'NKLEY, Proprietor ... a Th* bMt et doubla and single riga and aaddla horses. Th« patronage of the public ao llcited. EAST OF THS BRIDGE. have a flagpole, of course, so the com missioners ordered one erected by tha contractors. The pole, about 75 feet high, went into the budget of extras that Is now under investigation, the charge for it being set down at $850. State Treasurer Berry, thinking the figure rather large, asked the Cramp company in Philadelphia at what price it could furnish and erect such a flag pole, and the answer was that $75 would be a reasonable figure. If that is a fair sample of the way the capitol was built it Isn't to be wondered at that it cost $13,000,00 when the peo ple thought it was to cost only $4,000, 000.—Savannah (Go.) News. We care not how you suffered, nor what failed to cure you, Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea makes the pun iest, weakest specimen of man or wom anhood strong and healthy. 86 cents. Phillips Drug Co. Ho.