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2. Kendall, Montana, August 4, 15q.;3 DUTCH IN SOUTH AFRICA. Are Better as Farmers and Politi- cians Than the Eu.4011111, says an English Writer. The Dutch are better men on the land than the English. Mr. Rhodes affirmed it as strongly as Benjamin Kidd. Not only are tney better men but they are much cleveier writes W. T. Stead in Booklovers Aiag- azine. Dr. Gordon Sprigg, she pres- ent premier of Cape Colony, 'told me - last year that the rough Dutch farm- ers from the back country had such L natural intuitive genius for politics that after three weeks in parliament they could give points to any Britist member who had been in the house for months. Not only are they better men all round on land, not only are they abler politicians all round in the houses oi parliament, but, what is far more im- portant, they are better breeciers 01 men. The British colonist, following the example of the Frenchman and the New Englander, shrinks from the primal task of noultiplyffitand increas- ing and replenishing the earth. The Dutch cradle is never empty. If the hand that rocks the cradle sways the world, it is not less true that the race that tills the cradle will possess tip world. Hence the destiny of Soutl Africa seems tolerably certain to L. that of a federation of self-governing states, preeminently Dutch, which ve or will not be sheltered by the union jack, according to the readiness of th. imperial government to recognize that it has no authority over African- ders. ASSESSING A BRONX LOTLET. Forty -Four Square Inch.* of Ground In New York Valued at Two - Hundred Dollars. The assessors have been called upon to assess what is relatively the most valuable piece of real estate ir the entire city, says the New Yorh Commercial Advertiser, and have ap- praised it at $200. This may seen. a paradox. But $200 is full villue for the parcel—and the parcel is the Bronx. The \lotlet\ is at Go .northeast corner of Third aver.u. and One Hundred and Forty-ninth street. It is triangular in shape site. measures 6 inches on the avenue, 1, • inches on the street and 13 inches oh the northeasterly line. It, therefore, contains 40 square inches. Last May it sold for $200, or $5 a 4 square inch. That would be $720 a square foot, or at the rate-, of $1,800, NO for a full lot of 2,500 square feet. a price unequaled even in the finan- cial section of Manhattan. Prior to the adoption of the full value as sessment plan the \spot\ of land which is about big enough for a man to stand upon on one foot, was as: - messed at about $30 and the taxes were about 70 cents. The asseimors evidently read the accounts of th( sale on May 20 last year, tucked the clippings away for future use ano swooped down on the owner with an assessment on January 12 of $200. The taxes this year, therefore, will be at the $1.45 rate, $2.90. A CHILL FRANCHISE. Peculiar qualitleation• Required of Voters In a Certain Illi- nois Town. What constitutes a legal residence and entitles one to vote has been often a matter of dispute. In his \Reeolleetions\ John M. Palmer tells an amusing story of the peculiai crederOials accepted by a certau. town in the west. The town was in Illinois. One of the qualifications required of a voter was residerce in the state for six months previous to the election. On one occasion a man named Hoskins appeared for registration; but when asked how long he had lived in the state, confessed that the time Was somewhat less than six months. The registration officer. after tell- ing him he had not been !n the state long enough, hesitated a moment, then asked ifhe had \had the chills. \Yes I had one yesterday,\ sait. Hoskins, \and I feel one coating oi. now.\ \Put him down,\ said the clerk to his assistant. \The chills are as gootl as a six month's' residence!\ Mr. Hoskins's name wan thereupon., placed on the list. HATE MADE OF RICE STRAW. A New Industry About to Be Eletab- limbed by Jap eeeee la the Southern States. According to Col.. F. B. Morse, gen- eral traffic manager of the Southern Pacific railroad, the Japanese colony at Port Lavaca will establish a plant for the manufacture of matting and hats from rice straw, says the New Orleans Times -Democrat. The Japan- ese are the pioneer rice groweresif the world*, and cultivate the staple en a more scientific basis than the Ameri- can farmer. In Japan every product of the rice crop is utiiized to some pur- pose, while in the United States the planter relies . entirely upon the rice proper for his home. \The JaPanese of Port Lavaca,\ said Col. Morse, \will soon begin the manu- facture of Japanese matting and the finest of hats from rice strao, and it is only , a question, -of time till our own rice planters in Texas and Louisiana will take up,thisindustry. thus making the south the center of supply for mat- ting and straw hats'of the finest tex- ture and manufacture. ' The best mat- tings in the wbrld are 'made in Japan. while the high grades of the rice straw hats are known the world over. There are several 'kinds of grass growing along the gulf, so the Japanese tell me, that can be utilized for making. mat- ting of a good grade. They -tell me it is identical with that used in !Japan for this purpose, and -there is no reason why tilt ustroliad fityt Immune a paying industry in Louisiana and Texas.\ STOLEN CAMERA LENSES: - New Branca of Trade That Osman to the Pawnbroker in Wallah There Is Great Profit. \The sale of camera lenses is a -corn-' paratively new branch of the pawn- broker's trade,\ said a dealer in pho- tographic supplier, according to the New York Times, \but a large number from that source come to the trade to. be refitted with shutters and flanges. A good lens costs anywhere from $50 to $150, and is as easy to raise money on as a good watch. But you will no- tice that lenses you see in pawnbrok- ers' windows are without flanges. That is a sure sign they hav e been stolen. Very few sneak thieves know enough -to lift out the shutters and all, but they can get the lens and make away with it by a simple turn of the wrist. If a man who owned a camera were to take his naked lens tp a pawn- shop and say he owned it he would not be believed, and would have to be con- tent with the extremely small loan usually made upon a stolen lens. Pawnbrokers are willing to take chances with them, because the risk of detection is almost nit and the profits greater when they make a sale. Amateur photographers 'who know their business can pick ups good many bargains in the New York pawnshops.\ AUSTRALIAN TEA DRIB XI RS. Drink the Brew All Day Long and at a Strength That **aid $een& to Be Politeness. In the interior of Australia all the men ,drink tea. They drink it all day long, and in qteantities and at a strength that would seem to be poisonous. On Sunday morning the teamaker starts with a clean pot and a clean record. The pot is hung over the fire with a sufficiency of water in it for the day's brew, and when this has been boiled he pours into it enoUgh of the fragrant herb to pro- duce a deep, coffee -colored liquid. On Monday, without removing yes- terday's tea leaves, he repeats the process; on Tuesday da capo and on Wednesday da capo, and so on through the week. Toward the close of it the great pdg! is filled with an acrid mash of tel leaves, out of which the liquid is squeezed by the pressure a a tin cup. By this time the tea is of the color of rusty iron, incredibly bitter and disagreeable to the uneducated pal- ate. The native calls it \real good old post and rails,\ the simile .being otiviously drawn from a stiff and dangerous jump, and regards it as having been brought to perfection. SINGERS AND CROAKERS. An Indlana'Farmer Who Could Sup- ply Bass Stagers by the Doserst. The extent to which the agricultural portions of the middle west are now supplied with modern conveniences may be inferred from the story which, follows: There came a ring at the tel- ephone in a farnahouse in northern In- diana one day last summer, and the farmer himself responded, relates Youth's Companion. :. ' ileil \Hello!\ said thevoice at the other end of the wire. \Can you furnish me a bass singer for to -morrow night?\ \A bass singer? Why, yes, I reckon so,\ answered the farmer, laughing. \What do you want one for?\ \Because the one we've had up to now is sick. What would be your termsW1e 7 1 \ , I usually furnish 'em by the dozen. I won't charge you anythinr for one. How do you want him sent?\ \What are you talking about?\ \Who do you think -you're talkin' to?\ \Isn't this the Indianapolis opera hou , se o ?\ ,N This is the Barataria frog farm.\ Can't Stop Tenants. A man in Cincinnati appred - to Hie courts for an injunction to restrain the tongues of the gossips of the neighborhood. He learned from judi- cial sources that there are some things, beyond the control of the hignest hen man power. Trea- sures of the Sea. Divers recently raised from the Mediterranean, off Sicily, about thirty old guns which, they say, belonged it the Dutch and Spanish shies sunk by the French in 1676. At any rate„ nine of the guns are adorned with the ancient insignia of the Nethrilards There is greater treasure in the Sc: than out-of-date guns. and when F u 1 marine navigation has bccorre Farm one may expect exploring expeditions In the great deep which yield re- sults as rich as any which crown the efforts of explorers on land. Intern•tional Telephones. Great activity is now being dis- played in the extension of interns tiorta.1401e . ph9nes. Brusse:s and Lon- don anti mei, and Rome are liken(' • -onnected. Negotiations are now in progress between the Ilus'i,in null German governmen:s to still fiesther enlarge the area of internationai telephones by a direct line 'connect- ing St. Petersburg and Berlin. • Ylaudkereblels for Soldiers. The Russian government ,has de' creed that in future all soldiers of the empire must use harfelkerchiefs --heretofore not one soldier out of a thousand has indulged in 'this Dix ' ury—and that all the hatulkerchie;. must contain 'pictures emblematic ii soldier's life, both in battle and in time of peace.• • Gusbdat on the Ohio. Gunboats were common on the Mis- sissippi river forty, years ago. recent years the river has seldom floated ships of, the navy. Conse - quently, when the Monitor Arkansas, one of the ne*est of ile class, steamed up the river recently on its way to St. Louis, it attracted much at- tention. It astonished and del:phfed the people of Evansville. Ind., by mak- ing an excursion up the Ohio as far as that city, for not since the civil war had any ship of the navy touched at that port. Both the Mississippi and the Ohio are deep enough to float a much larger vessel than the Arkansas. Reed & Millard's Saloon .at .14 McKinley Avenue, Kende I leadquttrters for the , Choicest of Wines Liquors and Cigars .;$ Large Club Rooms Attached We lire always pleased to see old . mid new friends. H Livery and , X Feed Stable North end of McKinley Ave. R. W. DUTCHER, noprietor. Livery Rigs and Saddle Horses Good Feteilibes for boarding stock, Kendall Barber Shop ohlest established hal lier shop in e•iidall Clean Towels and First -Class Work C. E. CARLISLE, Proprietor in the Turner Block Dr. Gaylord McCoy Successor to Dr. Wienier Office in Old Miners' Union Hall, Opposite to Chronicle Office W. H. CULVER PHOTOGRAPHER Lewistown, Montana KodaksodAmateur's -Supplies For Sale DENTISTRY Dr. M. M. Hedges Office Over Judith nerd - ware Store, Lawketown. Has been in practice over thirty years and guarantees all his operations.