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A. W. EISELEIN, Pub lisher. 'ROUNDUP. - - MONTANA. Martian Ufa. Whatever its actual age, any Ilfs now existent on Mars must be in the land stage of its development, on the "whole a much higher one than tho marine, writes Percival Lowell in the Century. But, more than this, it should probably have gone much fur ther if it exist at all, for in its evolv ing of terra flrma. Mars has far out stripped the earth. Mars' surface is now all land. Its forms of life must be not only terrestrial as against aquatic, but even a3 opposed to terra queous ones. They must have reached not simply the stage of land dwelling where the possibilities are greater for those able to embrace them, but that further point of pinching poverty "where brain is needed to survive at all. The struggle for existence in their planet's decrepitude and decay would tend to evolve intelligence to cope with circumstances growing mo mentarily more and more adverse. But, furthermore, the solidarity that the conditions prescribed would con duce to a breadth of understanding sufficient to utilize it. Inter-communi cation over the whole globe is made not only possible, but obligatory. This would lead to the easier spread ing over it of some dominant creature —especially were this being of an ad vanced order of intellect—able to rise above its bodily limitations to ameli oration of the conditions through ex ercise of mind. What absence of .seas would thus entail, absence of mountains would further. These two obstacles to distribution removed, life there would tend the quicker to reach n highly organized stage. Thus Mar tian conditions themselves make for Intelligence. One who merely skims the news ol the day can hardly help being im pressed by the frequency of accidents due to the clothing of women and chil dren catching fire from kitchen ranges or oil stoves. In a large proportion of such cases, the accident results fa al ly. Not only does such an accident -seldom happen to men or boys, but it rarely happened t> women in »id tin es, even when cooking was dene by open fires. Tho reason is the sup planting of woolen clothing by cotton and linen. It is not to be expected, of course, that there will be a reversion to the older custom in this respect, but It would be a perfectly feasible thing for women to provide themselves and their children, if they are to be about the fire, with some sort of a fire proofed apron or outer wrapper, eas ily put on or off. The leaving of ■mall children alone in rooms with un . guarded fires is another matter. So many deaths of young children have resulted from this cause in England that a bill fixing penalties for it has been introduced in the house of com mons. The history of Armenia is not cheer ful reading. With the exception of oc casional brief periods, the Armenians have been almost continually under some foreign rule. Assyrians, Baby lonians, Medes, Persians, Macedoni ans, Romans, Parthians, Saracens ■Mongols and Turks have each in turn dominated tho country, and of all these successive foreign yokes, tho present one, that of the Turks, has been the longest and the heaviest. The highest activities of the Armenian people to-day are not to be found >n Armenia proper, but rather in the mart3 of prominent cities the world over. This is especially noticeable in Constantinople, Smyrna and other cities of the Levant,- where the marked aptitude of the Armenian in business enables him practically to ^dominate the commercial situation. 'One example is the Oriental rug trade, which is practically controlled by Ar menians, not only in the east itself, But also iu many western countries. A judge down in Kings county. New "York, has issued what may be an ef fective mandamus against Black Handers. He received a letter threat ening his life, the writer evidently be ing one who had taken umbrage at the. court's dealing with criminals. There upon the judge applied for and re ceived a permit to carry a revolver. As the judge is a crack shot and the winner of a number of medals for ■barpsbootlng he thinks he can hold bis own with anyone who has murder ons designs against bim. A little more of the same sort of determina tion might tend to decrease greatly -the cowardly Black Hand business. We welcome the story of the enor mous meteor that fell into the Atlan tic ocean a few days ago, nanRwly mi ssing a ship la Its descent. It is a pleasing variation from the conven tional sea serpent story that usually -appears aoout this time of year. Some of the new spring hats for women have most of their brims be hind. This fact gives one some idea of how helpless a man will he when his wife asks him it her bat is on straight. | THE PAINTING 8EA80N. Good results in painting at the least cost depend largely upon the material chosen. Paint is a simple compound and the Ingredients can be easily test ed. The solid part or pigment should be Whits Lend. The liquid part should be Linseed Oil. Those best in formed on painting always buy these ingredients separately and have their painter mix them fresh for each job. Before the mixing the tost is made. Place a pea-sized bit of White Lead on a piece of charcoal or piece of wood. Blow the flame against it and see what it will do. If it is pure White Lead, little drops of bright, pure metallic lead will appear, and with pa tience the White Lead can be com pletely reduced to one globule of metal lic lead. This is because pure Whits Lead is made front metallic lead. You may test dozens of other so called White Leads and not be able to reduce one of them to lead. If they will not change wholly to lead but leave a residue, It is clear that some adulterant is present. If you should have your painting done with such materials, no matter how cheap they might seem, it would be costly In the end. National Lead Company, Wood bridge Building, New York City, are sending on request a blowpipe free to any one about to have painting done, ao that the White Lead may be test ed. With it will be sent a handsomely printed booklet having as Its frontis piece the "Dutch Boy Painter," re produced from the original painting. This little painter has become noted as the guaranty of pure White Lead Losing a Tenant. A landlord in the Highlands of Scot land had a "crofter" tenant, who paid him ten shillings a year as rent for the little farm. At the end of the second year the tenant came to the landlord and said that he was not able to pay more than five shillings a year, as crops had been poor. The landlord agreed to this. At the end of the third year the tenant appeared before the landlord again and complained that things were going bo poorly with him that he was not able to pay any rent. The landlord agreed to let him remain rent free. At the end of the fourth year the tenant once more appeared before the landlord, and said: "Colonel, if you don't build me a barn I'll have to move." The Farmer's Retort. "What do you call yeour red auto mobile, mister?" drawled the old farm er at the drawbridge. "The 'Fool Killer,' " bantered the man in goggles. "I call it that because it kills all the fools who happen to cross in front of it. The old farmer cleaned his pipe with a straw and then replied, evenly: "That so, mister? Wall, Is there any chance of it blowing up and kill ing the fool Inside?" A Boy on Clergymen. Bishop Potter, at an ecclesiastical dinner In New York, read a Coopers town schoolboy's essay on "Clergy men." The essay, which created mucl amusement, was as follows: "There are 3 kinds of clergymei blshups, recters and curates. The bish ups tell the recters to work and tin curats have to do it, a curate Is a thli married man, but when he is a rectei he gets fuller and can preach longet sermons and becums a good man." Explicit. "This Is an age of steel," said the after-dinner speaker. "Permit me to suggest," interrupt cd the chairman, courteously, "that for the benefit of tho reporters pres ent you spell that last word." COFFEE EYES. It Acts Slowly But Frequently Pro duces Blindness. The curious effect of slow dally pol soning and the gradual building in ol disease as a result, is shown in num hers of cases where the eyes aro af fected by coffee. A case in point, will illustrate: A lady in Oswego, Mont., experi enced a slow but sure disease settling upon her eyes in the form of increas ing weakness and shooting pains with wavy, dancing lines of light, sc vivid that nothing else could be seen for minutes at a time. She says: "This gradual failure of sight alarmed mo and I naturally began a very earnest quest for the cause. About this time I was told that cot fee poisoning sometimes took thaï form, and while I didn't believe that coffee was the cause of my trouble, 1 concluded to quit it and see. "I took up Postum Food Coffee in spite of tho jokes of Husband whose experience with one cup at a neigh bor's was unsatisfactory. Well, I made Postum strictly according to di rections, boiling it a little longer, be cause of our high altitude. The result was charming. I have now used Pos tum in place of coffee for about 3 months and my eyes are well, never paining me or showing any weakness. I know to a certainty that the cause of the trouble was coffee and the cure was In quitting it and building up the nervous system on Postum, for that was absolutely the only change I made In diet and I took no medicine. "My nursing baby haa been kept In a perfectly healthy state since I have used Postum. "Mr.-, a friend, discarded cof fee and took on Postum to see If he could be rid of his dyspepsia and fre quent headaches. The change pro duced a most remarkable improve ment quickly ' "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. The Way of the Trangressor By J. C. Plummer (Copyright, by Daily Story 1'ub. Co.) The steamer Juliet lay in the river off San Nicola, outward bound from Rosario to London. A true specimen of the genus tramp was the Juliet. Run for dividends she was, like her crew, overworked and starved, for if the crew had little to eat, and that bad, the poor old craft had so little paint on her sides that great splotches developed as if she had a promising case of eczema. Forward of the quarter deck she was a hungry ship. Since the day she had steamed out of Cardiff for Las Palmas the crew had lived on rank beef and petrified Liverpool pantiles. At the start three potatoes had been served to each man daily, and when the men en masse petitioned for more the supply had been cut down to two, one, and finally none. "Faith," said Hennessy, "at home Father John used to prache from a tex' 'Ask and ye'll recave,' but on this bloody hooker if ye ask ye git less." Of course there were shore days at Las Palmas and Rosario, but then, after the men had filled up with rum, there was no money left for edibles. What added to the discontent of the crew was that the cabin lived well, and when they saw and sniffed chicken pie, etc., going aft it made the beef nastier and the biscuit harder. At Rosario the skipper had bought ten turkeys for cabin delectation. They Were in a coop abaft the fiddly y A û i JJ "I Could Eat One of Them Feathers and All." house and were to be sacrificed when we were at sea. At these fowls the czew glared with concupiscent eyes. "I could ate one ov 'em, feathers and all," said Hennessy. "Ye might as well be contented with salt horse and stone biscuit," laughed Clark, the donkeyman; "it's all ye'll get." "Hl'm sick of the eatln' aboard this bloody ship," growfed a man. "Whist," warned Hennessy; "not a wurrd. if the old man catches a whis per about the atin' he'll cut it off alto gether." That night the steamer lay In the river with both anchors out and steam up. All vessels lie so In a river where steam at a moment's notice may bo required to save going aground. It was Clark's watch in the ngine room from eight o'clock to midnight. The second engineer had halloed down from above if all was ight and Clark, after testing the steam power, bad bailed baek that all was right and that he could go to bed. Bye-and-by a voice came down the tube: "Clark, me boy?" "Aye, aye," went back. "Whist!" It was Hennessy's voice. "Tukkey for late dinner, Clark, If ye'll be after doin' the cookin'." "What alls ye, you Irish ass?" BnappoJ Clark up the tube. 'Ye know that two av the tukkeys died last night. They w'ere found did in the coop this mornin'. The skipper ordeerd me to t'row thim overboard. I hid 'em In me bunk and we'll ate 'em to-night." 'You blooBy beast," snarled Clark, "do you take us for buzzards that we'll eat things that die natural?" "The disease that they died av, me boy, was a sail needle nateiy put troo their eyes by a man named Hennessy (lurin' the airly mornin' watch. They died daycently widout a drop of blood spilt. If ye'll cook 'em we 'll ate 'em to-night." "What's for me to do?" asked Clark, now interested. "Rape your ears open about tin o'clock," replied Hennessey; "ye may hear somethin'." Clark sat for an hour on watch be fore his engins and then he started, for two somethings had bumped down the ventilator on to the iron deck floor. Inspection revealed two well grown turkeys lying amid the coal dust, and than the donkeyman met the situation. Summoning the assistance of the dago coal passer the feathers were promptly snatched off the birds and every bit or refuse cast into the fur nace. Then the carcasses were placed in two buckets and set to boll before the furnace doors. Tbs provider of the feast was Impa tient. as Clark had several time* to reply to a whispered Inquiry down tba a to to tin be the the and fur to tba tube, "if it was riddy?" and finally an nounced that the savory stew had reached the eating point The whole crew ate of the mess, some sneaking to the engine room and carrying portions to those who could not come. Hennessy, especial ly, ate heartily. "There's pipper and there's salt in It," he said, between mouthfuls, "but the best flavor av all is gittin' ahead of the old man." The next morning the skipper was on deck before sunrise and counted the turkeys. There was a cold wind blowing and the fowls were huddled together in a droopy fashion. Capt. McTavish eyed them a mo ment, and then cried out to the stew ard, loud enough to be heard all over the ship: "I'm swindled. These turkeys have cholery and that's the reason that dago sold 'em so cheap. Don't cook any of them, steward; they're deadly poison. They'll all dee one after an ither. I'm sweendled." Then he turned fiercely on Hennes sy, who was Btandirg under the bridge. "Mon!" he cried," "Are ye sure ye did na' eat those turkeys instead of throwing 'em overboard?" Hennessy glanced at Clark, who was peeping from behind a ventilator, and both looked troubled. "I troo 'em overboard," said Hen nessy faintly. "Ye lee!" thundered Captain McTav ish, "Ye ate 'em ye parcel of carrion crows and ye'll be all dead by the night. I'll have the lives of all of ye on my head, ye puir greedy souls." Then he stalked into the cabin. "I wonder If he means it?" whis pered Clark, looking askance at the turkeys in the coop. "I dunno," replied Hennessy, "but the burruds certainly look sick." "Then ye've pizened the whole bloody crew," cried Clark, savagely. " 'Ow could I tell the burruds were sick, bein' they come aboard in the night time?" growled Hennessy. Faith, I fale sick now." The sailors stoic alarmed glances at the droopy fowls and scowled at Hen nessy. Captain McTavish reappeared on deck, accompanied by the mate, chief engineer and the steward, the latter bearing the medicine chest. "All hands aft," bellowed the mate. "Eet's a guid thing I found out what ye ha' done," said the skipper, addressing the assembled crew. "I ha' na' call to help men that steal from the sheep, but I'll na' tak the re sponsibility of the lives af all of ye. Eet's a Bair thing to use up all the medeclne on the ship, but I'll na' ha' ye dee. How do the men look to you, Meester Somere?" be Bald, addressing the mate. "They look bloomin' sick to me," he replied, wagging his head. 'The disease won't come out on the men before night," put in the chief engineer, with solemnity, "then they'll curl up in a knot and die." "They will na' dee If I can help It," exclaimed Captain McTavish, "though they don't deeserve that I move ina feenger for 'em. Come aft, men, one at a time, and tak' this medeclne.' The first man to walk up and swal low a small cup of medicine was Hen nessy. Clark and the others followed him. "Howly saints," groaned Hennessy 'Batween the pizen burrude aud the midieine I fale that sick I'd as lave be did as alive." "Eet's a Christian act I have done cried the skipper as he dosed the last man. "Not a mit her 's son of ye's fit to dee and I ha' geeven ye time to repent." In a quarter of an hour the whole crew was leaning over the rails as sick as a lot of lady passengers on a liner in the first blow. That night the frugal supper of strong beef and stone biscuit went down into thoroughly cleansed stomachs. Tho turkeys were removed to place safe from hungry sailors and sail needles. As soon as the weather became warn the fowls became as gay as crickets and were all eaten in the cabin. When he left the boat In London Hennessy paused on the wharf aud shook his fist at the steamer. "Bad luck to ye, ye iron pot. If man asks inaytliing on ye he don't get It, and if he takes it he has to give it up with his own belongin'». Bad luck to ye!" I Old Boots Made Valuable. The Gaulois of Paris has been en tertaining its readers with a patent leather boot story. It seems that every six months each sewer man Paris receives a pair of heavy boots. At the end of the period these articles are worthless as fht as the original purpose is concerned, but they have actually increased in value. The eld boots are sold to the leather dressera, it is said, as the conditions under which they have been used make the leather peculiarly adapted for con version into patent leather for dress shoes. Great Stadium Completed. London bas completed the steel structure of its great stadium where the Olympic games are to be held this year. It Is designed to nccuauaqöat« 70,800 spectators. A MIND READER. Mr. Deskmann (to friend)— Excusa me a moment, will you? (goes to tele phone). Hello!—Who is it? . . . Who?—oh-h—How do you do? How are you? —Yes, I'm well—very well—We're all well, thank you—Oh, Indeed? . . . Why, that's too bad—I'm very sorry —Too bad—Oh, now, don't look on the dark side—cheer up—Things will come out right—sure to—you mustn't get despondent— That's all true, but cheer up—You're not easily scared— I don't know a woman to-day tha has more courage than you have—1 say, ou have lots of courage . . . Yes, e do need courage, we certainly do —Oh, everything will be all right. I know it will. —Let's hope for the best—Yes, try to, won't you?—Good girl—Call me up to-morrow anc let me know how things are—Don't fol get —that's right—Good-by (hangs up receiver). His Friend (sympathetically)—Some one you know in trouble? Mr. Deckmann —Why, it's my broth er's wife—but, I couldn't hear a word She said!—Puck. THE COQUETTISH HABIT. A 0 Mr. Acker—I don't like your new spring hat, my dear. Mrs. Acker—I'm not surprised. Mme De Swell said it was the sort of hat that husbands wouldn't like. Extremes. For any one to hide his light Beneath a bushel—'tis a crime: Blit that fact doesn't make it right To hunt the calcium all the time. —Washington Star. Amenities of the Fair Sex. Mrs. A.—I thought Mrs. C. was friend of yours. Mrs. B.—And so she is. Mrs. A.—Well, she isn't. She's hypocrite. Mrs. B.—How do you know that? Mrs. A.—Because she tried to get me to say something mean about you Mrs. B.—She did? How? Mrs. A.—Why, she asked me to tell her what I really thought of you.— Chicago Daily Nows. Convincing. "Don't you think," asked the eaget young author, "that my book is con vlncing?" "Oh, yes," replied the heartless critic, "It is convincing enough. It convinced me that you ought to be driving a team or doing something else of an honest nature to make living."—Chicago Record-Herald. Seeing Everything. Uncle Giles—There's one of them signs, reading: "Look out for pick pockets." Aunt Furby—Well, what of it? Uncle Giles—I'm going to hang t.bout here tili I see one of them crit tors, if I miss the train.—Royal Maga fine. Unconscious Truth. "Don't you ever go to Madame Chif fon for your gowns?" inquired one so ciety girl of another. "No. indeed!" emphatically replied the other. "If I went to that woman and she made a gown to suit my figure I'd have a fit."—Baltimore American. Tho Universal Feminine Law. 'That clever Miss Penne confided to me such high journalistic ideals, and here she has gone to work on the most sensational daily in town." *Yes, I know. Her ideals were all right, but you see. yellow is so becom ing to her."—Baltimore American. Very Likely. "I heard Bagsby and his wife were not getting on very well together. What are the present relations be tween them?" "I think they are her poor rela tions."—Baltimore American. Bragging. "Our church is getting on wonder fully well. We've just lifted the mort gage." That's nothing. 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