THE OLDEST MAN IN AMERICA
I Attribute my « ,
Extreme Old 1
Age to the Use '-fill
9 9 täÜÜtö
Escaped the Terrors of
Many Winters By
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
Saw 22 Presidents elected.
Pe-ru-na has protected him
from all sudden changes.
Veteran of four wars.
Shod a horse when 99 years
Always conquered the grip with
Witness In a land suit at the
agi of HO years.
Believes Pe-ru-na the greatest
remedy of the age for catarrhal
Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna Almanac for 1907 .
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.
'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. ^
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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
••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
"/ 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."
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.
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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
"I do not devise, or give or bequeath
anything to an of the children of Mrs.
Anna Bradley," is the language of the
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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- '
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
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
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
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.
Montana Elevator Co.,
CATLIN HEREFORDSrHERD BULLS
DES MOINES 3rd
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.
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.
Fail to Do
In almost every house there is
• room that the heat from the
other stoves or furnace fells to
reach. It may be e room on
__ the "weather" aide, or one having no heat
^connection. It may be e cold hallway. No mat
ter in what part of the house—whether room or
hallway—it can soon be made snug and cosy with e
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Unlike ordinary oil heaters the Perfection gives satisfaction
always. First and foremost it is absolutely safe—yon cannot
turn the wick too high or too low. Gives intense heat without
smoke or amell because equipped with smokeless device.
Can be easily carried from room to room. As easy
to operate as a lamp. Ornamental as well as naefnL
Made in two finishes—nickel and japan. Brass oil fount
beautifully embossed. Holds 4 quarts of oil and burns 9
hours. There'srealsatisfaction in a Perfection Oil Heater.
Bvery beater warranted. 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
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!
White Sulphur 5prings,
LAND AND LIVE STOCK
(Agents lor Central Montana)
ELKHORM LIVERY, FEED AMD SALE STABLE
. _ _ , .
J E ' P 'NKLEY, Proprietor
Th* bMt et
doubla and single
riga and aaddla
of the public ao
EAST OF THS
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.
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