GERMANY'S BLACK LETTER.
of Text) Cmd In Print-
Ins In the Fatherland.
"It Is remarkable th*t so practical a
people as the Germans should continue
to use their blind black letter," says
Jerome Hart. "The German text is
ugly, and when printed from small
type on dingy paper with high speed
presses, as is the case with most daily
newspapers, it is difficult to decipher.
XWer since the days of Cadmus alpha
bets have been designed to convey ideas,
and those alphabets which transfer
thought with the most quickness, clear
ness and precision are the best. Con
sidered from these standpoints the Ger
man aipbabet is one of the worst. That
it is a failure is shown unconsciously
in many ways. Advertisers, for exam
ple, have no sentiment about them.
They want to reach the reader and
reach him quickly. Therefore nearly
ail the difiplay advertisements in Ger
man newspapers are printed in Latin
"So, too, with the commercial and
financial pages. Stockbrokers and mer
chants have no time to waste in de
ciphering badly printed German text.
Therefore the commercial page in the
German dailies is now nearly always
set up in Roman type. Circus adver
tisements, theater placards and adver
tising posters generally, the names of
streets on the corner signs, the letter
ing on cars and omnibuses, even tem
porary signs, such as 'No Thorough
fare' or 'Street Closed,' you nearly al
ways see in Latin characters.
"Another proof of the inferiority of
the German text is the fact that nearly
all German scientific works are printed
in Roman. This has been the case for
years, but It has had little effect on
the printing of books of a general na
ture. Bismarck did much to retard" this
Deeded improvement, for he clung stub
bornly to the German text and fre
quently sent back' books which were
printed In Roman, refusing to read
them rNew Orleans Times-Democrat.
FLOUR IN CHINA.
Hfc*M It In Hade of Almoat Every
thing Except Wheat.
The Chinese cook stuck the end of an
ivory chops tick into a small brown bis
"Taste, sir," he said.
The biscuit was warm, crisp, rich it
was light, well salted, nutritious—a
biscuit, in a word, of peculiar excel
"This biscuit, sir, is made of flour of
lentils," said the Chinaman. "You
know lentils? Little green pellets
slightly flattened like split peas. Len
tils are considered the most nutritious
of all the foods of the earth. This one
lentil biscuit, sir, is equal in nourish
ing power to a pound and a half of
He took from a tin a little cake.
"Again taste," he said.
Ttie little cake was rich .and good.
"It is made, sir, of the flour of alm
onds," said the cook—"fresh, sweet
almonds ground into a white powder
between two millstones. Such a flour
Is a flnar thing than your flour of
Then he lifted a great lid. and re
vealed soma thirty or forty compart
ments, one filled with a pink flour, an
other with a yellow one, a third with a
brown one, a fourth with a white, a
fifth with a pale green, a sixth with a
blue, and so on.
"All these are Chinese flours," he
said. "In China, sir, we make over
fifty kinds of flour. We make flour out
of potatoes, out of sweet potatoes, out
vs of peas, out of cocoanuts, out of millet
out of pulse, out of oats, out of ba
nanas—the fact is, sir, we make flour in
China out of everything but wheat, for
in China, sir, we eat no bread, and
therefore the coarse, dry, tasteless flour
•#f wheat is useless to us."—Philadel
phia Bu iletlcv r' y%
The Giant'* St«ircaa«,
One of the most widely known geo
logical curiosities in the vicinity of
Cork is ii series of knobs or knots pro
jecting from the face of a cliff.. There
are sixteen of these hugp projections
all together, all regularly set ty the
face of the cliff, one above the other,
forming a series of such uniformity as
to give It the general appearance of a
•talrway. Since time out of memory
ttoto queer ascent and its projecting
"steps" have been known as the Gi
D«*M Bralnard and Tale.
IN the course of a talk on the life of
DftyJd Bralnard at Longmeadow the
dwy ©f bis expulsion from Yale col
lege came out. Bralnard lived in the
time of the evangelist Jonathan Ed
wnrtto and "the great awakening,"
With wlilcb both men were Identified.
Bralnard entered Yale in 1739 and was
expelled ig bis junior year after being
founa guilty on the charge of having
given currency to tbe statement that a
cartels tutor bind no more religion than
Be~8o your father thought I wanted
Jll,marry you for your money? What
I£ 4m you *ar? 8he-I persuaded him
"mgEftfe yon didn't and then he said if
^TZn iril the case yo^ tiaon't any sense.
,iJ|piqMor is no jtonger invested
h.A&r a*, pathos and tomance of un
tmt ls the man of all
vfek 'lftapft to eminence tad for-
CO LOR OF THE SUN.
W'tnt Would Happen II It Were Oth
er Than What It la.
A German astronomer has published
some interesting observations on the
theoretical effects of a change in the
color of the stm. It is amazing to con
sider the possibilities if our sun were
green, .lue or red instead of what it
is. if it were blue, thei would be
only two colors in the world—blue and
black, if it were red, then everything
would be red or black. If it were yel
low, everything would be yellow or
black. Every one knows that the light
of our sun consists of six colors, and
the reason tilings are different hues is
that some swallow up five of the colors
and reflect only one. Thus we have
primoses yellow because tliey absorb
all but the yellow, roses red because
they absorb all but the red, violets
purple because they absorb every
thing but red and blue, a mixture of
which two colors forms purple.
In the event of the-sun being red.
roses, blood, red ink and all other
things that are now red would reflect
it. So also would snow, the lily and
all things that are now white, but
these would, of course, be red. Every
thing else would swallow up the red
light and appear quite black. Grass,
for instance, would be black as ink,
and so would the blue of the sky, but
the white clouds would be red. The
same kind of thing would happen if
the sun were blue. Everything now
blue or white would be blue and every
thing else black. The whole sky,
clouds and all, would be blue. The
grass this time would be blue, not
black, for it reflects both blue and
yellow. Hair would be all black, the
red of the lips would be black, and the
rest of the face would be a cloudy
blue. If the sun were green, we would
have a little variety. Things that are
now yellow would still be yellow,
things that are blue would be blue,
and things that are green would still
bes green, but there would be uo reds,
purples, orange, pinks or any of those
cheery hues that make the world look
80 bright.—New York Herald.
THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY.
An Extraordinary Work of Art of
Great Historic Value.
Few besides those who have visited
Bayeux or have especially studied the
subject have any idea of what this ex
traordinary work of art is really like
or have any authentic knowledge of its
history. It tells the story of Edward,
Harold and William and of the. con
quest of William in a series of pic
tures, s6 that its value is great as a
chronicle as well as a relic of needle
work 800 years old.
The vicissitudes of the treasure have
been many, it is a curious fact that
from 1476 until 1724 it seems to have
dropped entirely out of the world's
knowledge. it was preserved with
care among the treasures of the
Bayeux cathedral and was brought out
for eight days every summer and hung
about the nave of the cathedral. No
one but the peasants ever saw it, and
the cathedral authorities oared for it
only as a decorafion. In 1724 an- old
drawing of part of the tapestry came
into the hands of a learned antiqua
rian, who tried without success to find
the original. The Pere Montfaucon
also tried to find It and at last succeed
ed and told the world about it in his
great book "Monuments de la Monar
The church had no power to protect
such a treasure In 1724, and the ancient
length of linen with its quaint em
broidery was dragged out of the ca
thedral and used to cover one of the
military wagons belonging to the loc'al
battalion. M. le Forestier rushed to
its rescue and substituted a canvas to
cover the wagon and brought the tap
estry to his study till he was relieved
from his self appointed mission by a
commission: that undertook the protec
tion of the work of art. Now the tap
estry has been restored and may be
seen fr.amed under glass in a museum
of its own.
Breaking Egga For a Living.
A correspondent' of a contemporary
who has been searching for the most
monotonous method of earning a living
decides in favor of that ot cracking
eggs. "I met a man who said he was
a biscuit manufacturer on a large scale
and. was rather inclined to boast about
the number of eggs—continental eggs—
which his firm bought in the course of
a year. Now, it seeins' that to avoid
calamity five eggs are broken into a
bowl at a time before being added to
the common stock. There are men, he
told me, who do nothing else but crack
eggs. They become so expert that a
man can dispose of 1.000 an hour, or
10,000 a day."—London Star.
"Mamma," remarked Pottle, "If I feet
married when I grow jup will I havfe a
husband like papa?"
"I suppose so. dear,* said mammal
"An' if I don't get married I'll be a
old maid. ii)ce Cousin Charlotte, won't
"I giiess you wijll, pet. Why
"Oh, "nothln'—only 1 wish I was a
boy !"-Cleveland Leader.
.- Tke BIahop'a aaitera.
An amusing story, is told of Dr. Gojre.
He was once walking in the street
when two little boys we*e attracted toy
his black episcopal gaiters. "J^ot's 'e?"
asked one in surprise- "Oh.^'e—'e's a
Scotchman in mourning." was the re
ply.-^Loadon M. A. P.
Mlstah Jcipslng—Can't "yo' gib me
hop*, Llxa? Mties Jackson—Once
an* fo' alU Mtetah Johnsing", tells yo'
I won't beno man's cuilud supplement
... -wiufog buds
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MARCUS DALY'S PLUCK.
The Story of lunn That Brnaffht
Sut'cewN and Wealth.
VMieu the outlook was the blackest
and this indomitable captain of men,
Marcus Daly, had exhausted his re
sources and his credit a fortunate ac
cident placed in his bunds a small but
suliicient sum of money to transform
inevitable defeat into certain victory.
Lloyd Tevis, the California lawyer, and
his mining partner. J. B. Haggiu. who
had been visiting their properties at
Homestake, stopped at Butte
Tliey gave liini the $20,XX), and, of
course, being astute business men, a
contract was drawn up and signed then
and there transferring to them the con
trolling interest, in the property. But
up to the date of his death Lloyd Tevis
always declared that, though he believ
ed thoroughly in Marcus Daly's integ
rity, both he and Mr. Ilaggin thought
that he was chasing a chimera, that the
theory upon the elaboration of which
Marcus Daly had spent so many sleep
less nights and all his substance was
fallacious, and that no gold-copper de
posit would ever be discovered in the
bowels of Butte mountain. Iu fine,
Haggin and Tevis let Daly have $20,000
because they liked him. They certain
ly never dreamed that Anaconda
would prove a more veritable bonanza
than the Comstock lode. As for Daly,
he had never doubted his ultimate suc
cess, and when three months after that
meeting in the hotel bedroom the main
shaft of Anaconda penetrated, as he had
always believed it would, the richest
and most extensive gold7copper deposit
in the known world he conveyed the in
telligence to his partners in California
iu this most matter of fact telegram:
"We have reached it. Corhe out and
look at it."—Public Opinion.
An Indian Lenend.
There was once a man who lived in
the forest far from the rest of his
tribe. He lost his wife and was very
lonely. After awhile he made a wood
en doll about her size, dressed it in
the clothes she used to wear and set it
up in front of the fireplace. Then he
felt better. So a year passed away.
One night he came home, and there
was his wife sitting in a chair in place
of the doll. She spoke to him, saying,
"The Great Spirit felt sorry for you, so
he let me come back to see you, but
you must never touch me, for if you
do you will kill me." They lived thus
together for a twelvemonth, but one
night he attempted to clasp her in his
arms. Behold, he was holding a wood
en doll! She did not come to life again,
and he was very unhappy ever after.
"Welsli College Yells.
The Welsh is a'language that looks
peculiarly fit for college yells. The
Welsh yells are fully up to the level of
those of this country. The University
of North Wales has a yell something
like this: "Bravo, bravissimo, ray, ray,
ra-o-rock! Ray-ray-ra-o-rockl Ray
ray-ray-o-rock!" Cardiff has a some
what similar yell, while at Aberyst
wyth the cry is: "Hip-hip-hur-aber!
ystwyth! With a pip and a pang and
a yip and a yan. Yak! Yak! Yak!'.'
TImson—I never fainted away but
once*,, and that was just a few days
ago. Simson—What was the cause?
Timson—My wife told me-that she had
trained herself so she could walk
through a stojre full of bargain counter
sales with h|p,.pttrse full of money and
never buy a thing.—Detroit Free Press.
Smith—You remember Muggins, who
used to bore us with his long grinded
stories? Jones—Yes. What of hiim?
Smith—He was arrested yesterday for
being, short in his accounts.—Chicago
"Anyhow you can't deny that Hewli
gufllsa self made man. He worked
his way through college."
"He' i»rtalnly did: He worked near
ly every Student in the institution."—
"Isn't: Mr. Teejus a deep thinker?"
"He most be," answered Miss Cay
.«nne. "I o^rer heard him try to say
anything without getting beyond his
"Since knowledge is but
S Ax+* 3
way home to California to take a look
at the new camp. Marcus Daly knew
Messrs. Haggiu and Tevis well, for he
had worked for them In the old Califor
nia days. He visited them at their
hotel, not the gorgeous palace of gran
ite, marble, precious onyx and mahog
any which adorns Butte today, but a
humbler wooden structure more in
keeping with the squalid surroundings
of the new camp. In Haggiu's bed
room, the only place available for a
private conversation, Daly made a
clean breast of it to his friends and
appealed to them for aid, explaining
his theory fully and citing many ad
ditional facts which had developed dur
ing his mining operations in Anaconda
that went to strengthen it.
It was thoroughly characteristic of
the man that he did uot attempt to
haggle over the terms of the loan, but
stated merely the facts and closed his
negotiations with the words: "Now,
gentlemen, that is a correct statement
of the situation of my affairs and the
condition of my mine. I must have
$20,000, and I must have it at once to
meet next Saturday's payroll and cur
rent bills and to provide for the ex
penses of operation for another six
months or so. If I do not get it I am
flat broke and will have to close up. I
have told you what I have got and
what I think and what I think I am
going to get when that shaft is down
another .'100 feet or so. Make your owu
terms, but let me have the money."
Mt sate to know^Davenant,
A Kiire 'I'llInu.
it'is said that nothing is sure except
death and taxes, but that is not alto
gether true. Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption is a sure cure for all
lung and throat troubles. Thousands
can testify to that. Mrs. C. B. Van
Metre of Shepherdtown, W.'Va., says:
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but got no relief. One bottle or Dr.
King's «ew Discovery then cured me
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Whooping Cough, Grip, l'neumonia arid
Consumption. Try it. It's guaranteed
by IVL ,1. Schubert,.Druggist. Trial
.bottles free. Regular size 50c, S1.00.
A Mean Trick.
"Does your husband tell you his busi
"Yes, but he doesn't know it. I wait
till he's asleep, and then 1. shake him a
little and ask him for money."—Chica
She (fiercely.!—Don't you ever dare to
say again that I'm driving you crazy!
He (meekly)—I won't. I must have
been that way when we were married.
—New York Press.
The t-oniity 8th Grade Examination
Will be held at the court house in Pierre
and at the school building in lilunt,
June 2, 1905.
Applicants will please be present at
8 o'clock, liring pens, pencils, tablets,
etc. IDA 1'. HATCH,
A Startling Test.
To save a life, Dr. T. G. Merritt, of
Mo. Mehoopany, Pa., made a startling
test resulting in a wonderful cure. He
writes, "a patient was attacked with
violent hemorrhages, caused by ulcera
tion of the stomach. I had often found
Electric Hitters excellent for acute
stomach and liver troubles so 1 pre
scribed them. The patient gained from
the lirst, and has not had an attack in
fourteen months." Electric Bitters .are
positively guaranteed for Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, Constipation and Kidney
troubles. Try them. Only
J. Schubert. Druggist.
A ilia lice to Figure.
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader The
.Northwestern is getting together ten
million dollars for railroad extension.
Let's see: how much will it cost to
build to the Hills? •...
J. A. Gulledge, of Verbena, Ala., was
I twice in the hospital from a severe case
of piles causing 24 tumors. After doc
tors and all remedies failed, Bucklen's
Arneca Salve quickly arrested further
inflammation and cured him. It con
quers aches and kills pain. 50c at M.
Mary—Sponge the pimples with warm
water. You need a blood tonic, would
advise you to take Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea. It drives away all erup
tions. 35 oents. Tea Or tablet l'orn
M. J. Schubert, druggist.
"One of Dr. King's New Life Pills
each night for two weeks has put me in
my'teens' again" writes D. II. T.urner,
.of Dempseyville, Pa. They're the best
in the world for Liver, Stomach and
Bowels. Purely vegetable. Never
grips. Only 25c at M. J. Schubert's
Wanted—A lawyer or notary public
to act as my agent for the securing of
charters under South Dakota laws.
Address at once with references and
terms. J. M.Frere, Corporation At
torney, 25 Broad St., New Y'ork.
Wanted —Men and women to handle
our high grade line of Toilet Prepara
tion and flavoring extracts. Salary and
commission LeMaire Perfume Co.
Iloorn 15, Telephone building, Aber
deen, S. D. C. F. smith, Itep.
W anted—By an old established, re
liable grocery house two experienced
salesmen to sell groceries to farmers,
families, hotels and restaurants. Lib
eral commission. State age, experience,
whether married or single, and do not
neglect to give references. Address
son KTH INC OTKW.
Now is the time to have your wall
paper cleaned and restored to its ori
ginal color, saving money, labor and
Electric Wall Paper Cleaner,
tt. J. Erving, box 348. Pierre, S. D.
Wanted—A. competent sal sniai.
represent us with a crocKeiy line. We
will make it interesting to the proper
party. Address "l'he William Brunt
Pottery Co., East Liverpool, O.
Very Low Rate* lo Niagara Falls, N. V.
Yia the Northwestern line. Kxcursion
tickets will be sold on June 17,18 and
19, with favorable return, limits, on ac
count of Nobles ot the Mystic Shrine.
Apply to agents Ohfj«tgo & Northwest
ern railroad. 6:1-615
Very low Rate* to Toronto, Ont.
Via the Northwestern Hue. Excursion
pickets Will be sold oil June 18,19, 21'
and 22, with favorable rctum litnits. on
account of Triennial Convention, Inter
national Sunday' ScIixtoV Association,'
ApplytoagehUChlcago & ISTorthwett.
Sale— 2uu yearlings and two
year old steers, 100 head of heifere, 10
head of dry cows to be delivered
April I st. P. Downs, Wiiimar, Minn
E. F. Gifford
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Get the best Daily News
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a g'ootl Monthly Maga
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liolterj* of AritiiiiiiMi'uijoii
Statv of South Dakota,
County of Mu#iios. j"8**
lii founty Court. May torm, 19W.
In tin' matter of tiio estate of .John Geftz.
Tho htate ot South Dakota souds jrrmitin
to Winifred D. Waytmi- and Alice G. DowWJ.
heirs at law and next of kin »r John Gelrz
diseased, and to all t.o vhoin Uu'se bivsents
Notice is hereby given, hat. Alice G. Deivell
lias filed with the. .Tud^e of this Court,
petition praying- for letters of administration
ot the estate of .lotin (ieltz deceased, tuid Mint
the regular administration be dispensed with
and that Friday the loth day of June,1905, atii
10 o'clock a. in. of **aid daw Iviitfr day ofH
,a regular term of this Court, to-wit: ofl'icl
May t-e« m, 1905, at the Court, House in the I
City of Pierre, in said County of [lushes, S. D,1
IUIH: „e«n set for hearing said petition, whenL
and where any person interested may appearI
and show eati.se why the said petition shoiiMl
not he granted.
Dated at Pierre, South Dakota, this lOtij
dav of May, A. D. ITO.
J. K. Iheedenx!
Jucl«e of the County Court
L.an«ts by IIIIKIK-* C»
Notice is hereby ffiven Hint tin- I'Dllowin
In nil lyiiifr and bciiif,' in the f'ountv "f lliifflici
South Diikota. will bo sold nt public tuicliui
to tlio highest biildt'r at tin I'rmit ilooi- of tin
court house in the Citv of Pierre, llushf
county.Sonth Dnkotn. at'the lion- ol' 11 o'cliit
a. in Saturday, May :20. 19!'5 Said sale will I
made under direction of W. A. lviny. Count
Auditor, upon the following- terms: Out
lour til of purchUHo money in ciisli to lie
Immediately upon the acceptance ol'unybi
to the County Treasurer of Hughes Count?
The romainder in live equal annual insM
ments with interest at. 6 pel- cent, per annus
payable annually, or all cash. De-criptiono
Northeast, ii of sw !i, see 20. twp 111. ranpe«
Nortwest 'i of sec 2U. twp 111, ranfre 79
Northwest of sec 5. twp 111. ranjrc 7-1
Southwest. !.£ of aecl4, Iwp
Nolloo of Sale of Roil Untnte.
By virtue of an order, and de. rcc of tin
county court of Hujrhes county. State 0|
South Dakota made on thepetition of tlieu'l
dersifrned S. 0. Yarnell, Guardian oftlieffB
R.in and estate of Fannie Ellen licCnmWJ
Incompetent, for ail order to sell the real f*
tate of said iiwompetent. at. the March tern
A. D. 1903, of said court, to-wit: "n the 1J»
day of March. 1H05. said Guardiau sliitl..*
the 13th day of May next, between the he"'
of ton o'clock in the forenoon and four o'cw
in the afternoon of said day. soli at put),
sale, at the front door of lie ujrhes eoJi
ty court house hi the city of Pierre in*
county the real estate described as follows'
The South East Quarter (S E of Pec'l
No. S5, T. ll!i N., R. 79 W. nth'P.
Hug-hes county, South Dakota on the folio1
ing terms, to-wit: One third '-ash
approval of sale by oounty court of said
Dated this 19th day of April A. I8"5"
t. w-""U. competent.
Bur 'ett O. Thayer.
Attorney for said Guardian.
By order of the board of commissioners.
4:2H-r.:ia A. KING,
Notice to Creditor*
Estate of Heury Mathewson, dec
Notice is hereby given, by the un®1
aigned, executors of the estate of Hew
Mathewson deceased, to the credit®
of and all persons having claims aga'"
the said deceased, to exhibit themi
the necessary vouchers, withiu
ty one third due and payable one yciir WI
date of sale undono third due and 51
years from date OT sale, all at the rate of P™
cent interest from date of sale, the piircn®
to grlve approved security, and imirtpige 'j
the premises sold, to aecure the pay won'|
tlio deffered piiyrheuts purchase money.
(). Varnell. .j
Giiardiim ol' tlio Per°|
and estate of F«w.1
Ellen McOumber, I|
months after the first publication
this notice, to the said executors I
oflice of Horner '& Stewart op "ieiJ
street, in the City of
County of Hughes. Smith Dakota-^
Dated at Pierre, S. D-, May 18,
CltAWlfOBD II. ATHEWSO%
CHAHI.ES '3. HraDs, ».
Executors of the estate of Henry
th«waout deceased. 5:1
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