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C' ,i 1 ft |f# w, •»•*. vg.&s> S§i$S#E sSu 4pyi|f ?ia •^^ty 5® Sfifrt* r»*» V" -»c*Uv J? a '4* I T«E S^srsfi Spot Cash +94*rsH& i,,'f P-.T y2* IS NOW COMPLETE -H ErHAS- Size, Variety, Quality andlPrice That would grace the Counters of any store in South^Dakota. JEWELRY DEPARTMENT Is replete with all the Novelties of the Season, as well as Staples, such as Simson, Hall. & Miller's make of Sterling Silver, like Tea, Coffee, Berry and Orange Spoons, in sets and many special pieces. Also Rogers' 7' Bros, ware in great variety. A full line of Rogers Bros. Nickel Silver goods. Beautiful Tea and Copper sets. A complete line of La- %'4*[ dies' and Men's Watches," Chains, Rings, Brooches, Charms and Novelties IN FINE? GH!Nf\ My stock is most complete a large line of Haviland Ware by single Piece or 100 Piece Sets. Then there are the many rich, beauti ful and artistic articles in Dressing Cases, Manicure Sets, Glove Boxes, Collar andTJuif Boxes, Toilet Cases, Albums, Smoking Sets, j. Beautiful Vases from Austoia, Fine Pictures. Games of all Kinds, Sleds, Rocking Horses, and a complete line of Toys. Then I have a in of fei' .SvskS LADIES NEGK-WEf\ri«-?s In the State. Ladies' and Children's* Furs. Choice Fruits, Fine Candies, Nuts of all kinds in the shell or shelled. All these goods and many others at very low prices. See this GREfVT HOLIDAY STOCKS In all its Great and Beautiful Variety before' it begins to fade away, under the magic im pulse of Low Prices .., v: 1^1 §||lt x^ijl Iff ar f&M, if jr $ I IS Sftargairr JPousel DESIGNING HEAD. IiitpreNtinic Toiisorial Operation by the Fiimoun Wlilnller. "Amazing!" the favorite ejinulation of the brilliant and eccentric artist, James MacXeill Whistler, is the word which seems best to fit the curious combination of personal peculiarities— mischievous wit, tricksy jests, gay quarrels, harmless vanities and remark able artistic performance—revealed in Mr. Mortimer Menpes' recent reoiSec tions of his "Master." The eccentrici ties of Whistler's character were matched by those of his appearance, for he never dressed like anybody else, and he had, just over his left eye, a single lock of white hair amid a mass of black enris. His own interest in his -appearance was great, for lie re garded the composition of costume and coiffure with the same seriousness which would have bestowed upon the eon.position of a picture, and in deed the result was unmistakably pic turesque. "Customers ceased to be interested In their own hair," says Mr. Menpes of Whistler's .entrance into a barber's shop. "Operators stopped their manip ulations every one turned lo watch Whistler, who himself was supremely unconscious. His hair was first trim med, but left rather long, Whistler meanwhile directing the cutting of every lock as he watched the barber the. glass. He, poor fellow, only too conscious of the delicacy of .his task, shook and trembled, as he manipulated the scissors. The clipping completed, Whistler waved the operators imperi ously on one side, and we observed for some time the rear view of his dapper little figure, stepping backward and forward, surveying himself in the glass. Suddenly he put his head into a basin of water, and then, half drying his hair, shook it into matted wet curls. With a comb he carefully picked out the white lock, wrapped it in a towel and walked about for five minutes, pinching it dry, with the rest of hit hair hanging over his face—a stage which much amused the onlookers. "Still pinching the towel, he would then beat the rest of his hair into ring lets (combing would not' have given them the right quality) until they fell into decorative waves all over his head. A loud scream would then rend the air. Whistler wanted a comb. This procured, he would comb the white lock int0"a feathery plume and with a few broad movements of his hand form the whole into a picture. Then he would look beamingly at himself in the glass and say but two words, 'Menpes. amazing!' and sail triumphantly out of the shop." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. An awkward man in society is usu ally a thoroughbred in business. The only case of overwork we know of, though many claim it, is that of the growler. A great many people tell not the way a thing is. but the way they would like to have it To win in this world you must have more confidence in yourself than you really amount to. Here is the mark of one who boards: Search him, and you will find some thing to eat in his pockets. Give father credit for one thing at least—at his place at the table there are no wads of chewing gum on the underside. When you attend a circus turning a somersault looks easy, and when you attend a lacture talking in public looks easy.—Atchison Globe. '.77 The Leaae of Life. It is the inevitable law of nature that we must die. The vital energy that is implanted in the body at birth is only meant to sustain it for a cer tain number of years. It may be hus banded or wasted, made to burn slowly or rapidly. It is like the oil in a lamp and may be burned out to little effect in a little time or carefully husbanded and preserved and thus made to last longer and burn brighter. It is a moot question whether every individual is not at birth gifted with the same amount of vital energy and of life sustaining power. The proba bility is that each is. The circum stances of the environment from the cradle to the grave determine its fu ture destiny.—Gentleman's Magazine. Bad Company For Him. "What have you to say for your self?" demanded the bailie of the drunlt and disorderly. "Am verra sorra, sir," returned the charge, "but a cam' up frae Glesca in bad company." "What sort of company?" "A lot o' teetotal era." "Wha^at!" roared the bailie. "You mean to say, sir/ tb^t teetotalers are bad company?" "Well/ rejoined the prisoner, "ye ken how 'twas. A had a hale mutchin o* whusky wi' me. an' a bad to drink it all to myself. London Judy. Hide Her Carton*. Wretch of a Man (at the club)-—I say. you fellows, iuy wife went off to see her mother lately, Intending to stay tor six weeks, but I brought her home In a hurry. Do you know what I did? I, sent her a paper every day with a paragraph cut out. etu^ slie was so fell of curiosity to know what local news f»» 'PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19.04 iD 4 rc ,»•#!"""" ART. Tlie Rlcnfl of Wliicli Certain Hares V'sed For Tools, Fame and fortune await the lucky in dividual who can rediscover the com bination of metal from which the Egyptians, the Aztecs and the Incus of Peru ma 'e their tools and arms, Though each of the.^e nations reached a high state of civilisation, none'of them ever discovered iron-in spite of the fact that the soii of all three coun tries was largely impregnated with it. Their substitute for it was a combina tion of- metals which had the temper, of steel. Despite the greatest efforts the secret of this composition has baf fled scientists and has become a lo-t art. The reat explorer. Humboldt., tried to discover it from an analysis of a chisel found in an ancient liira silver mine, but all that he could find out was that It appeared to be a com bination of a small portion of tin with copper.. This combination will iiot give the hardness'of steel, so it is evident that tin and copper could not have been its only component parts. Whatever might have been the nature of the me tallic combination, these ancient race. were able, so to prepare pure copper that it equaled in '.''temper, the steel produced at ill" iresent day by the most scientifically approved proc ess. With their 'bronze ami copper struments they were' able to. qua!?: and shape the hardest known stout such as' granite and porphyry, ar even cut emeralds and like substarxx A.rediscovery., of this lost art wort' revolutionize nurny trades in whj. stool at present liqlfVi the monopol' If copper could thus he tempered iur its advantage over steel would be ve great, and it would no doubt be pr fejjred to the latter, in nhmerons ihdv tries. It is a curious fact that, thon this 'lost secret still baffles modern si entists, it must have been discover: independently by the three races whii made use of it so long ago.—New Yo: Herald. THE COMMON SPARRCW. He Is Not Alwny* tlie Solflls3i V'lgn bonsl Me Is Painted. The house sparrow 'bus -bee-trenUf" a nuisance, a street gamin, a vtigftbou a thief, a robber, and this by «m»y-V. called bird lovers, yet. iu my o,, no he is one of our most inteic^tlnp nl He is lively, bright. tliviCIv nnJ bi .iA Xo one. not even his worst enou1* gainsay this. Ho is also ever rem: to help his own kit ul o?it of wi d.i culty into which they may fall One day, as 1 was walking up strn past a large mill where: dozen sparrows were collected, I saw sous', thing which has much increased n: esteem Tor the so called little strec: gamin, it was in nesting time, am: young birds hardly able to fly were quite common. As I walked on my at tention was attracted by one of these in the middle, of the roiid alone. He was sitting there and every little while giving out a little disconsolate' chirp While I was watching him a delivery can came down the street at fui: speed. The young bird was likely u. be crushed, but I was not the only o' server of its distress. As I watched about a dozen sparrows flew down am! gathered round it. I didn't know what was going to happen for the minute, but I was soon enlightened. The flock of newcomers fairly hustled the little one out of the way of the oncoming cart and into the safety of the ditch. I don't know exactly how they did it. they moved so quickly, but 1 think it was in the same way that a man is carried onward in a crowd. He helps himself a little, and the people around him sweep him forward.. The little in cident clearly showed that sparrows are not alwajs as selfish and unfeel ing as they are painted.—Amateur Sportsman. tmy/ 1, Toothbrushes. "'A:' ***& The Buffalo Commercial records •that a customer asked one of the women at the counter in a Main street drug store if he could take home some tooth brushes "on approval." The somewhat astonished young wonian answered that she did not believe that the firm wotdti allow it. "Now, possibly that strikes you as improbable." said the man in charge of the pharmacy coun ter, "but only iast week I personally sold to a woman a toothbrush. Yester day she brought it back and said it burt her mouth and asked if we would be filing to exchange it." sra® Satiiifaction, Mrs. Upmore— 'Sjou found-a house to SUit you at last, did you? Mrs... High-' mus—Yes. I found one yesterday morning, and I amused myself the rest of the day by going around among ti.o real estate agents and asking them they had an eligible flat to rent to a family with fourteen children. don't know how much fun it was to watch thenr go into conniption fits.— Chicago Tribune. Still In Service. "Can't yer do a little somethln', fefr an old soldier?" whinedTirey Tiffins." "Weil, I don't know." replied the portly, citizen. "If you can show youl" discbarge papers, I -'fyay'do.-'soinetUiug for you." .» "t hain't been discharged vet, bass. if ZWWX^'Ww v.* PIERRE lihid right prices at 131 Corner Drug RB6SSI a v." iin Selected Stock Of Dru^s, Paints, Oils and Brushes, etc., in Pierre. Your Patronage is Solicited. Wmn Garland Base Burners, Acorn Oak Heaters, Reliable §as Mastic All tbe b"6sfe of their Gas Ueatiii^ Stoves, Oil Heating"' Stoves, I Exclusive Stock vV" When you buy Footwear you will, find it much to your advantage to purchase at I E E S I E S O E S O E where he purchaser never fails to find THE ^LARGEST STOCK of BOOTS, SHOES, RUBBERS, OVER SHOES, and, in fact, anything in that line Mrs. IS?*. Hi OriiitnttoiH). Hit.o The rRiver Binder Mina Bpjberg Rust-Owen LumberiCo. I rn^ATme mR-m Enlarged ''New in Ftir'nibliin^ ^Clesti ija it's A'ptt^CtneQls¥ ^VWmctive 8unoandings. ..• SQSfrS? NO. 32. M. J. SCHUBERT Hardware, ^4 Plumbing and' Gas-fitting. r* -i Hard and Sol wiM ill W1 I S^'V'