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5 Nothing Like It! Good Music Stone's Music House, Fargo, North Dakota. You can have it if you own a Bush & Gerts Piano. In the leading musical institution of the United States, the New England Conservatory of Boston, they have one hun dred and twenty-one Bush & Gerts pianos in use. This alone is a good criterion of their superiority over the other many makes R. B. Kilbourn of Bottineau handles all of our makes. Over twenty-five of the lead ing citizens of Bottineau and vicinity have our pianos in their homes and everyone has a good word to say for them. Drop in and examine them and get prices. Pianos and organs of many different makes Kilbourrfs Drug and Music Store Agents N. B. Big stock of organs just received. e LeadingDrugStore is the title that properly describes our insti tution. We carry the best of everything, .Just now we want to call special attention to oiu* big slock of fine Wall Papers. The nicest line in the city. Come in and look them over We are headquarters for Pure Drugs, Fine Stationery, Choice Cigars and all Druggist's Sundries. E S I I O N S O E Y E A E J.S. MacKay& Company WEST SIDE OF MAIN STREET Bottineau, Morth Dakota I —THE- 1 and Lunch "Room /J Ig the place to stop when you are in Bottineau if you want a good and users of w lunch—a good steak-or the best Sunday dinner 2 served in the city. a W. P. McMillan, Prop. To Stenographers We liave a full line of TYPEWRITER TYPEWRITERS^ I Cafe Bottineau, N, D. *5 SUPPLIES. Call and see us when i- need of anything in this line. SIMS' DRUG STORE. T. SIMS, Proprietor. THE SONG OF THE PAVEMENT. They took a little gravel, And they took a little tar, With various ingredients Imported from afar. They hammered it and rolled it, And when they went away, They said they had a pavement That would last for many a day. But they came with picks and smote it To lay a water main And then they called the workmen To put it back again. To run a railway cable They took it up some more And then they put it back again Just where it was before. They took it up for conduits To run the telephone, And then they put it back again, As hard as any stone. They took it up for wires To feed the "ectric light, 'And then they put it back again, Which was no more than right. Oh. the pavement's full of furrows There are patches everywhere You'd like to ride upon It, But it's seldom that you dare. It's a very handsome pavement, A credit to the town They're always diggin' of it up, Or puttin' of it down. —Chicago Inter Ocean. Getting a "Bargain HOW MYRTLE AND MR. SKIBUNQ MANAGED YRTLE did not C* think anything lAk particular about the young mau the first time she saw him. That was when she went to get some sam ples of mixed suit ing for a skirt. He was pleasant and and that was all she could have said. S o e e k s however, are not e a s a n w e n girls come around bothering them to take down a dozen or more rolls of goods from their shelves and snip a little cor ner from each, with only the most for lorn hope of a sale. Of course they don't say anything, but they sorto' look, and they are sharp and snippy, like their shears. This young man was so nice that Myrtle ought not to have for gotten him. But she did. So much so that she actually went to that very self-same identical store and counter and clerk within three days and asked for samples of the same mixed suitings. You see Myrtle did ivt get the goods of a skirt every day in the week. A skirt with her was an event of first-class importance. "Did you lose the others I gave you?" asked the young man, smiling. Then Myrtle looked closer at him and remembered. She blushed in her confu sion as she toW him that she had for gotten about getting samples from this particular srtore, and then she laughed and the clerk laughed, too. "It's no wonder I get mixed up, though she said. "I believe I've been to fifty stores if I've been to one." "Making a crazy quilt?" suggested the young man—not impertinently, but with an air of sympathetic interest. "No," answered Myrtle. "I want it for a skirt." "Then let me give you a tip," said tha young man, confidentially. "If you ain't in a rush, just wait till next Friday. That brown plaid'll be marked down to 49, and it's the best value at 65 of any thing we've got." "Let me look at it," said Myrtle. "I've got samples at home. I hate to trouble you so much, though." "It ain't no trouble." said this polite yfeung clerk. "It's a pleasure." He dropped the brown plaid lightly on the counter and deftly tumbled it open then spread the fabric over his "LET ME GIVE YOU A TIP." hand, displaying its texture. "There isn't any cotton in this," he said. "I'd tell you if there was Honest," he add ed, as Myrtle smiled. There was much earnestness in his tone. "Would you like to look at it in the light?" Myrtle assented and he took the roll of cloth to the window. Myrtle felt quite embarrassed he was taking so mucl1 pains, and for so little. "I think it'i real pretty," she said. "I guess I'll tak« it, if you don't think it will be gone b3 Friday." "I'll see that it ain't," said the clerk "It matches your eyes," he remarked, ai he started back for the counter. "1*1 look for you on Friday." On Friday Myrtle went back to th store. Tiie young man was waiting or another customer, but he saw her as she approached and he seemed glad to see her. Another young man bustled up and smilingly asked if he could show her anything, but she shook her head and denied him. She thought his man ner was "fresh." "I've been looking for you all morn ing," said Myrtle's clerk, radirntly, when he had disposed of his customer. "I was afraid you wasn't coming." "I couldn't miss that bargain," said Myrtle. "You must have a good mem ory for faces. Think of you remember ing about giving me those samples!" "Anybody'd have a good memory for some faces," said the clerk. "I'd have remembered yours if it had been ten years from now." He did not look at her as he said this. Perhaps he thought he might be consid ered "fresh." But it did not strike Myr tle that way. She noticed that he was wearing a knitted silk tie and wondered if he had bought it ready made or if some girl had bought it for him. He had blue eyes and hair that was almost yellow, and his skin showed a healthier pink than that of many young men bemml the counters of stores. That, also, Myrtle remarked. It was impossible not to ad mire his dexterity in measuring and cutting that skirt length. And certainly Myrtle was not cheated in the meas ure. "If there's anything wrong with that you bring it back," said the young man as he handed her the parcel and her change. "Ask for me. My name's Skibling—Harry Skibling. You will, •^on't you?" "Yes, indeed," answered Myrtle. There were no more skirts to be pur chased and the material proved entirely satisfactory, so there was no occasion to take it back and ask for Mr. Harry Skibling. Myrtle saw the young man not infrequently, however, on her way to the notion department, or the ribbon de partment or to some other of the de partments. He saw her. too, and never failed to smile as she passed and to look wistfully after her. It seemed to hira ages before she stopped. "I don't really want to buy anything." she said, "but I did want to look at that gray broadcloth." "It doesn't matter whether you want to buy anything or not." said Mr. Skib .ling. "I'll show you all the goods I've got and be tickled to death. Say, don't you want to come in to-morrow? There's a sale on and I may find another bargain for you. Why don't you stop once in awhile?" "I am stopping, ain't I?" asked Myr tle. "I wish you'd had that suiting I sold you sent," said Mr. Skibling, with seeming irrevelance. "Why on earth?" asked Myrtle, won deringly. "Because I'd know your name and where you live if you had," said Mr. Skibling, with desperate boldness. Myrtle picked up a corner of the gray broadcloth and examined it intently. Mr. Skibling looked decidedly uncom fortable. "I didn't mean to get too gay," he stammefrei!. Myrtle looked up with a smile. "I'd just as soon tell you as not." she said. It was perhaps three months later that Myrtle entered the store and walked tc the dress goods counter without the least hepitation. Mr. Skibling was waiting on another customer, but though the other clerk was disengaged he made no offer to wait on her. Nor did the floor walker attempt to reprove him for his inattention to business, but passed on with a glance and an indulgent smile. "Hello, Myrtle," said Mr. Skibling, presently. "I've got another bargain for you to-day." He stooped and brought from be neath the counter a roll of soft, shim mering stuff and spread it out be fore her. "Oo-oo-oo!" ex claimed the girl, her eyes big with admiration." Ain't that lovely, though?" o w a n y y a s smiled Do you »iean— Oh, MYRTLE. Skibling. Mr. no I'm going to attend to that myself, Mr. Skibling." "Harry, please," said Mr. Skibling. firmly, tapping the stuff with his scis sors. "How many yards? This i3 something I've been keeping for you— special. I'm doing this, too." "Harry," said Myrtle. "Are you dead sure that it will be a bargain at that?" —Chicago Daily News. Common Color-Blindness. The most common form of color bftnd ness is an inability to distinguish red. Last year 34 officers and would-be offi cers of the British mercantile marine failed on their color test, 23 being red blind, and the remainder unable to dis tinguish green. The 4,600 candidates for certificates were also submitted to the folm-vision tests, and 22 of them failed to distinguish the form of the object sub mitted. Just to Show the Japs. One of the large typewriter factories has just produced its first machines with a Japanese keyboard, in filling an order from the Japanese government. It is pretty safe to predict that the writing machines for that country will soon be made at home, if they are not now pro duced there. The Japanese are prepar ing to enlist in all phases of the modern industrial race. Economy. "You told him to diet himself," said the young doctor's wife. "Yes," replied the young doctor, "I told him to eat only the very plainest food and very little of that." "Do you think that will help him?A' "It will help him to pay my bill."'— Philadelphia Public Ledger^ HE WAS SLIGHTED. The bill clerk jerked bis thumb over to the mahogany lcose box next to "the oia man's" and his expression was one of contempt.. "I don't think he's so much a-muth," he said to the cashier. "1 don't know but the old man might have done about as well without going out of the office." "Naming no names," insinuated the cashier. "Naming no names," asspnted the bill clerk.' "Of course, he's got one of these James J. Hyde beards, and that may be a sure sign of financial geuius, and he s red headed. Still, I ibiuk I could raise a beard myself if 1 gave my mind to it, and 1 thought the thatch didn't cut. so much i e as what was underneath it." "There is a popular prejudice among employers in favor of brains." "I didn't ask you to be insulting." said the bill clerk, with an aggrieved air. "It's got so lately that 1 can't say anything without your indulging in personal reflections." "fco.i're too sensitive," said the cash ier. I always told you that you were, iou twist the most innocent remark i..io ..oiuething disparaging. Now all 1 una.it io say was that our new man afeLi' ..light have brains aud that our eoitemed employer's recognition of that fact might have had something to do with his appointment. That be ing the case, Johnny, it naturally fol lows that his appointment of Mr. Scavins operated against your appoint ment. 1 hope you see the logic of my observation uow. It's no reflection on yon." "If it comes to that, why didn't be recognize your massive brain?" "It's my modesty, my son. That has always stood nore or less in my way. 1 don't obtrude my brain on peoples notice." "You're dead right there," said the bill clerk. "I conceal it, in fact. If I let it get too cpnspicuous it would make trou ble for me. Merely to call attention to it would be all that would be neces sary. It would excite admiration, of course, but it would also excite envy. If I had let it manifest itself in this office aud it had gained for rue Mr. Scavins' exalted position, what would have been the consequence? It would have lost for me your friendship in stantly. You'd have got Out. your little hammer and begun knocking right away, and that would have broken my heart." "I'm no knocker," said the bill clerk. "If you'd got the job I'd have been tickled to death. You're older than I am anyway, and you've got a family. No, I wouldn't have cared if you'd got it, but to haul in a sorrel-topped, cock eyed, supercilious lobster from the out side and pass over men who've been with the firm as long as I have—and as long as you have—is too much. I heard he's a cousin of the old man's wife and she and all of her family tackled him so hard that he had to give in and provide for the duck. That's just about the way it was, too. He came to me this morning and asked me questions about the business for half an hour by the clock. That's tho way it goes. I teach him and he draws the salary. I tell you, it's pull does it. A family pull or a political pull oi some other sort of a pull. The worn a man does doesn't count. You can work till the cows come home and all that will ever come of it is the sama little old envelope at the end of the week." "Why don't you get a pull, then?" "Eh?" "Get a pull—a family pull, for in stance. The old man's got an unmar ried daughter, and here you are. s fine, handsome young fellow with a: unblemished character, exceptiona) ability and fascinating manners." "I'm broke just now,'* said the bil clerk, feeling in his pockets. "Per haps you wouldn't mind saying that again on Saturday night—before wit nesses." "You're no knocker," pursued the cashier. "You haven't knocked Scav ins ever since he's here. Let me tell you something, Johnny. He asked me questions about the business for the best part of an hour. He pumped Had away and Peters, too. And now I'll bet he knows more about the business than any one of us. You pull the wool out of those long ears of yours and you'll hear dry bones begin to rattle. It's too bad it wasn't me, but seeing that it isn't I'll have to make the best of it. I've got an idea that Scavins is going to give a certain permanency to the pay roll and that consoles me to some extent. If it had been you I'd be putting in the lunch hour scanning the 'Help wanted—Male' advertise ments in the papers. Scavins may be a lamentable error, but, as you inti mate, it might have been you—or me." "It's me for the want ad., anyway," said the bill clerk. "I've stood for a whole lot in this institution, but Scav ins is the end of the string. I'm going to resign." "You'll find when you've resigned that you won't te the only one," said the cashier. "Why, are you going to quit, too?" asked the bill clerk. "I mean that you won't be the on»y one resigned," explained the cashier. "We'll all try to bear it."—Chicago Daily News. Find Bones of *TIne-Foot Indian. Sewer diggers at La Crosse, Wis., unearthed a skeleton with a sto-e tomahawk lying beside it. The teetlr are one Inch long, and the leg below the knee 28 inches long. Portions of the skull found indicate that it was 15 Inches from the point of the Jaw to the top of the head. The Indian, for such it fs supposed to be, waa lictveea nine feet talL A FAMILY SAFEGUARD rrt Dr. Green arranges with the Niece of Dr. Bo» sclu-e to handle her famous Uncle's Great Throat and I«ung Cure. CJfTlie best family safeguard is a reliable household medicine that will cure croup, coughs, colds, chilly sensations, running eyes and nose, sore throat and bronchial affections—that will keep the children proof against all contagious diseases. JfSuch a medicine is Boschee's German Syrup, which has a record of 35 years in the cure of consumption, catarrh and all lung aud bronchial troubles. JThe fame of German Syrup as a con sumptive cure, since its purchase by Dr. Green from the niece of the famous Dr. Boschee, has extended to all parts of the earth. It has big sales everywhere. 10 JTwo sizes, 25c and 75c. All druggists. For sale by Thos. Sims Sheldon makes a Specialty of Fit ting Glasses Correctly. Using only the most modern instruments, which, together with knowledge obtained in three of the best optical col leges, of which he holds di plomas, and six years' prac tical experience, includ i n practice with one of the best eye surgeons in the state of Illinois, assures you of per fect satisfaction. No guess work or experimenting. Now having fitted up a sep arate office away from the gaze of the curious public, he can give you a test at any time you call. Two floor** south of Stone Hotel, 5000 Telegraphers Needed Annually, to fill the new positions created by Railroad and Telegraph Companion. We want young men and ladies of good habits to LfARN TELEGRAPHY AND B. B. ACCOUBTIBO We furnish 75 pel cent of the operators and station agents in America. Our six schools are the largest exclusive telegraph schools in the world. Established 20 years and endorsed by all leading railway officials. We execute a"$250 bond to every Htudent to furnish him or her a position paying Irom $40 to $60 a month in the states east of the Rocky Mountains, or from $75 to flOO a month in the states west of the Rockies, immediately upon graduation. Students can enter .'it any time. No vaca tions. For full particulars regard in^r any of our schools write direct to our executive office at Cincinnati O. Catalogue free. The Morse School of Telegraphy Cincinnati. Ohio Buffalo, N. Y. Atlanta, Ga. LaCrosne, Wis. Texarkana, Texas. San Francisco. Cat. WRITE FOR CIRCULAR FOR RAW FURS To iwcmillan furs wool co I N N E A O I S I N N IKI'T. an CITY DRAY LINE PROMPT ATTENTION given to 11 dray and transfer business at any hour of the day or night. Orders left at the Stone hotel will have immediate service. TRY US CARLSON & FERGUSON, Proprietor BOTTINEAU, N. p.