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Montana's Largest Grocery, Dec. 31
45 and 47 W. Park. 'Phone 68
Last Day of the Year
We Keep Open Uutll 10 O'Clock
CLOfED ALL DAY TOMORROW
Oranges, Nuts, Etc.
our W.1'ashington navel itanges are very
fine, wert arnd juicy ntl, per dotrln.. .54.
The very finest~ inmported IFotd date,,
pound ........................... .......15iP
Italian ctIe-.t lllll ake i nice I d rr ti ig ir
chicken or ttrkey, pound ........... ...25
Presh rolslted penltut, quartl ............ S
Extra fancy large Ilrazil nitti. puti i.d .17"T
(.ranberries, extra quailyi ; quartI, ac;
(ancy cranberriet. u ti art ............ ..... ( 4*(
Fancy celery, talk. ;t r atind.........
A 171c cin of small (efutger tri.ngl. t
bean,, for................... 12 1 2
tihlden wan bean., vetry ttni. ,tltd pack.
tendt r and ftie flato\r, . r ll. r 1.. 121 21
Canned pear, as t ,en i, a nyhudy could
ask f,,r; can, rue andl ............12 1 2
Fancy I'1tlh 'I'mth t . ;it ...... ..... 10(.
A 311c can icelitu p.lte r t.d riiw.
Iberries. for ............. ..... ..... . 2 5 I
dliced ipeache for dt'.ttt, rtady tit 'bt,
creamll; lpound ican, 1.i. poundlll cnllli
A ire tpackage of the in ra l tl rltlng
iuctwttidaut l r ii let. h ly %%i1) pui
lchl.e of i ts can of iiii)y it i pi
Tillman's Poultry Seasoning
liedeem noe r purchase slips amoiltinl
to $5"... tulted Il e trlllll r Il toii ,. tfr onlle
of titlr ".\ihneriian lien i IRoses" nu.ll (tlr.
Iliglhet griade latrg (Cihlllllli i t I deIl
raisins; pound package, regular 1:1. ;
speviel, per p"'1kaage ................10 I
(Reatr oif our Itkeity IhI'pait in t t.)
The \ery tinll t poultry of the .aI ;lol.
.xtta tancey dry picuked t ukt -. It, ..25(
Spring duckr and gcssc, tIund .......194
Spring chickens and hen-, ipound. 17(
('rime rib roat treef. p,,uttd ......... 10(
Icnf ilt t roast, p u ld ...................
Iib or brisket boil, piunlid ..............
Slrthoutr teaki, 5 pounds .............. 25.....
Juicy round lste!k. 3 pound........... . 25
I'ritlle leg m uttoniri., l .............. 10
Shoulder mutton chlop.. 5 ,,unid .25.
ib lllor loin muttInl ch. , poundl sl.l L25
Salt spareribs, I. poiud ........... ll.00
Sat tringiuer. 4: tor .. ............75C
Small attwet pIckl'd hae.., piunld ....165C
The Hardware Store that Leads.
Watch Us and See. .4 1. .4
A Week of
For New Year's
DINNIRt SETIS- -Three rpatterns brutiiul
bemli tp ltilill, i liou tpict stets, w lrlth
e. oo , for .......................... $15.00
('othrenfeldt's FIrench China, -hli itn New
York by Wanuamakter at $.1.5o;
for .............................. $22.50
FAN('Y ('llhNA Everything left in
fancy clina at unc-third off.
Toys at One-Half Off
Sleds at Bost
Iliisell's ('yco Ilearing Carpet
Henderson Bros. lidw. Co.
Greatest Stove House
in Butto. . . ..
53 W. Park, Bet. Luley's and gooth's
42 West Broadway, Butto
Pays Highest Cash Price for
Second Hand Goods.
Our all steel Quick Meal Range is th,
only thing of the kind ill his market. II
you don't like it you can get your money
The largest stock of second-hand house.
bold good. In Montana.
$5 Per Ton
Gait Coal Co.
OFFICE 814 UTAH AVE,.
HUNDREDS OF DEAD
CLOG THE MORGUE
TOTAL FATALITIES IN CHICAGO
FIRE ESTIMATED AT FROM
500 TO 700.
MANY AWAIT IDENTIFICATION
Maddened Mourners Besiege Under
taking Establishments, Seeking
Lost Ones Among Dead.
Chicago., lDec. ,i.- \w'lhen the Rev. I.
Il'ric, of tite IHoly Naiie cnthelrail,
learned of the fire, he hitirried to the til
T'rcniito iit Iiotse, ino. w ('I1converI e illt the
Norlhwei tetii untiversity l.w scholl, iinto
'whicih iiniy vic'tims halI teen taken, to
;Illlllinil ter th 1e li.t s;l'.r: nwe'iiit t lo i 'll'eibirs
cif ithe athi lic church,. Ile wts followC el
by ishop l d iilluotii, the hig i;,st C'thol
prIelat, lixti toi .rchltl ishop u(iighc y. in
the diocese. i(f C hicago.
Iictclinig tcha they wele unai le to ait
teld the great lnumber ibilg brought ill,
I hiiip .ldilo, ainioutice'd tha.t he would
give a; g elit l bsolucltion to aill the i athe
lie, ;iicicng the victims, . iDurig the bric f
imcoe ti that the two priests, ccith up
liftted h iii.s htCeso ight i t ol e ito pardon ll
the fraillies of hii il dying servants, the
poiir irni.;llced ciiin ;id w l+l i ucn.i whI lay ini
dl l o hi oni I tflo r (ece111( l to rteali/e' that
they werte fai to fa i a cc with lih, Iast ,i -ice
in tlh,.ir livs. Many, thougth crazed with
paini. ttceased teo niai r, tl fastenc l their
iest ditlliiinig tye oni111 tilh two prici'ts,.
After th. t it.hlit.l ttii u .e.s givie.ll sie
eef th.ii, bariely able to mocve, feebly
stretched oiuli their hIm,. iimplithritcg to
theI riuc l tsc fr ie htiuil cii;i .p ;ici i n oi
word tit sympathy before Ihthy Ipased
Iitail i ( ' r clller n a*ll n i'ltrter Il . 'lh4 c llioCn,
remIllining ullllil the ldea werei rt m.ucc ed
to lh( thl gti(. c itue l lidt- niijurdil to lviriiilu
BLOCK DISTANT SAT
A HAPPY AUDIENCE
Those in Garrick Did Not Know of Fire
('hhago. Ill., Dec. .+. 1 C,.e of the lar.g
ret a lietnce.s ever s.i II itn the i Cartrick thte
ater. which is tli the .icetle street S. the
IrocjoiIis. lesc thau one Il-cck distanit. at
in tccc'tIletle ign iracci ie of tchti ;it flt tr;agetly
beiing nucte d i ,t feet I-i -i iwac . H h\\ ic the
cintltnisiiin between acti . iciie, Man;iaget r
itihubirt order-i the doors closed lud re
fised to allohw allsione to pass% in or out,
as he was ehic r int l that c cci lIcii-e
of the lire sho tdd rt alth the :mtdiet. e.
\\ ihlun I.ackay. the istair thie play now
beintg prest tedl at thle i arrick, istepped he -
forte thi curtain ndi l etlt rtainied the iti
dlience ft o vr o ive t it lijetite- with a witty
tspcih whiih kept his hearers ill elitiuial
lauglht, r. The curtainI rtse fur the next
iact ccihiet :wth y t hcycter thee an the theater
tmphltat"s kno.ini that hunshed, of live.t
,eret being i ,criiccid aiiincet next idoor.
\\'hini the li tilIe filed out of the i;ar
rick they ctctt- greetlI ait the hdoor by
huinlrelds of frantic mci cci wconni, who
an;cc ct.I vc'c n , tt h irc ice h . t,,li king for
lecllbe is of their Lfta il'ics l a td actluaint
alt nd a matieit , w ith. ItI stal ing tio what
theater they had intenhIit tic gic. There
wet. uciltyv 'c.iin o f j,,yftl r iecogncition
ianc actcnishicd ic cmbcccrs ocf the i ;irritck
audtlic ni were hugged e mc kised in fr;mt
tic i hlit l ,h t relatives.
PATHETIC SCENES IN
THE CROWDED MORGUES
Men Weep at Sight of Dead Body of a
Fair Young Girl.
Chicago., Ill.. ICrc. 3.- Cirarine Stewart.
republlica;llln nationai, l comICCIlitteemC.C an Yrorlll
Illinoii, .lpentI tile C l tlir.e nligh1t hunltinlg for
MrsN . F. I. lFoux of \\inetka, III., ali
her three c hii lren.L
Mrs. lFax is the daIghter of William
II).t, ho was pre.ident oC f ithe \\illiam
llt lCitlCeCry CoI11lilpany. one of the wC'al;th
irst eCllcetrns of the kitd in the \West.
Mrs. FoIIx was takienl home, but none of the
chilirell wire foiundl.
1Mr. StewaCrt said thie handlkerchief of
Ilot Fox, ia yeaCrs oldi, had been found in
the pocket of a suit UplI tile body of ;
boy ait Il stln'I, morgute. There is tCo
doubt tIhat It is Ithe boy. althollgh thc fea
turs cannot be identitied.
Four Tots Unaccounted For.
lThere was a paIthetice Citlce at RIoctoCCn'
mOrgcle when the lbody of .John \'ValilgeCll,
t8 )eats . 1l1 of lKen. u h.ol Wis.i,, wI .s idelC
titied. FrieC lIs of the i\' a inge family
had speln t maIy hours se arching, lat the
request of Mr. ;Iand MI . \'acllingen. ho
were injured. Tloday four of the \'iningCen
chidhren, lho are hC live I to h~'vet pier
islhed in the fire, had lnot beetC aeounCted
for. They are : iracce, .- years old;
])otty, 5 yrears oli; Mary, C3. Cand Edwarnd,
0o years old.
liOne of the sltest of thie mIny ScenCe
enacted in Tholmpsmn's restaurant, near
the theater, where Cmany of ithe dead and
injured were tCaken i:Cmediately after the
fire, was tlhe search by C ICCdy of priests and
nuCns, headled by the Rev, J. I.. Ilolliltger
of COnItonao., Mich., for Iildith Il otoI n
anld her sister, yotlCg girlsC , Chl , ill cICICI
paCy with one (fI the conCvenlt -.iter. had
Cttended thile p.tC Irformt:lce.
The boi ly of I'dthli ItlrtnlC \..w. futu l inl
thle restaurant, -anly of thICe C sC brealk
illg dowll aC ld weeping i itttrly at tlhe
tight. 'ITh e pthIer 1 r1 o rtI girl anl the
sister (ho accompancied tj I wIere nlot
MAN DOOR AND AID
These Men Say Eddie Foy Saved
Hundreds of Lives.
('hicagC, l)e. .;C,--Charles l)exter of
the loston Baseball club andi Frank IlouCie
man, the old Chicago second baseman,
with their fanil les occupied a box.
loth claim.d that but for the presence
of mind of Eddie Fuy, the deaCth Cole would
have beeln doubled.
VWhen the panic bCgal, Dexter and
Houseman made for and manlned a door,
leading into the alley on the north side of
theater. The people from the balconies
haId already commenced jumping to the
The Death Penalty
A little thing sometimes results in
death, Thus a mere scratch, insignificant
cutd or puny JCoils have paid the death
penalty. It is wise to have Bucklen's
Arnica Salve ever handy, It's the best
salve on earth and will prevent fatality,
when burns, sores, ulcers and piles threat
en, Only 35c at J. T. Finleu Drug Co,
ground floor whetic fIouelrnn and I)exter
forced open their doors and they were
compelled to lift away the niaihned and
the dead in order to permit of exits front
the ground floor.
IHouse.mn having escorted his party out,
took a position it his door and kept it
from choking up 1,y asaistinllg people
through. Finally, forced away by the
tlames. Iliusemanat got into the valley just
ill time to hear the agonized voice of a
woman fromi the window in n tipper guil
lery shriek, "('atch me." As the woman
screatnid ilshe jumped anl I louseltan,
catching her to the hest of his abil ty,
broke her fall to the grotuid anld she
walked =away unitijured.
GIRL SO BEAUTIFUL THE
DOCTORS WEEP OVER HER
( hicagoi,. Dec. ,;t.- tiver one girl in
'IThoml ,.p 's restaul ntll l the ldoctors la
hoted fr one hour. ''They loosened her
dress ;a1an two of them waved her anra,.
which they kept over her hiazdand slowly
lowered theni al tin in an aittempt to in
dure artificial respiraltion.
i:v iry lllo ent or two o11e of theml lis
itend with his st.ethescope for heart hie-tte.
There was not a sign of a turn on her
She cothld not have been moire thanl 16
years hold, \'iheni they forced her eyelids
apart her brow..yi es were yet Fright.
"She is too plrf(et a creature to give
uip." said one doctor, Stimlall tifter
sti,inlait was tried andl last if all nitro
plyIci riot, hIm it pro, id it-eh s. atsdl ill the
lid thlit ltl t-r in av( tip.
Labor Over a Boy.
Notii fr aways a Ittrsi' anid I tw leoorhtr.s
Ihihrid ol r a ioy. After o inituittes lie
op.ned hi ('yes.
\'ath' r dlin' to in '" he ,ie tionei
"'Takinmg ire of yonu," sa.id the doctor.
"I 1ll its vi lir imiie.,
" ain't .oing it have any one telling
my miother aLout this of mim. I'11 all right
I amit It was ta l .re. TIhat's what it was".
Grateful to God,
thie re.si.,tiurt , "My -. ister was in the
thi atilr with two cshilret, age l i andlll 7
Shve almn-t ilot it the dIor with hoth of
t1m ut l. Iwhn uth, tnt of theon disaip ,ared.
Mly -.itier t-il mei she knews that the thihl
nmiit I e sate. u itt I rni around like ia
manic for in holl ur bnfore I foundll her
llow i halppeneld. I o not know, bt sithe
ra hack into the tlhealtr and out under
the stag tlhrolutgh i Cle stage.i ellttlrutc r.
OFFICIAL ESTIMATE OF
Chicago,. I ic. .4i -At t o'clock this
;iyesterday' lire at the Ir. inlois theater
is 561. Of the i 57 ersonns known to
have ieen injured. prli; lily one-third, it
is helieved, cannot live. The missing is
rstimated at .t14, 'sut it is expected that
many of these w ill hi aceounted for, proh
albly a large tt jurity of thetIn. No ad
ditional bodies were found today in the
ruins of the theater.
PHYSICIAN FINDS BOY
WITH HEAD CUT OFF
One of the most pctculiar of the identi
fications today A;,S that of the headless
bidy of loyer Alexamd:r. 8 i ytears oht. The
latl's father. )Dr. WV. L, Alexander, 475
\ a:shington houlevard. had sleeplessly
sought his son all night long andti today, Itn
tex-ainiig the headless corpse of a child,
tli , plhysician identified his own hu y by a
Sia.th, a hirthilay lpresent frotm the father,
foundtil upon thI remnains.
Ilumidrds of lpersons with grief and
anuxiety written in their faces, thronged
about thitef i tlicer i)'Neill's office seeking
informatioiln. The pressure grew so great
that Secretary Markham, mounting ai chair,
read tiff the descriptions to the mutltitulde.
Frequenttly persons inl tlit- crowd recog
nizid thel descriptions read by the secre
tary and started in horror for the particu
lar morguie nated as the words fell fromt
the secretary's lips.
At the ntuirgtie the inadeiluacy of the
means of inslpectinlg hodies was evident.
Only a few persons at a time were allowed
to pa pus hfore the bodies and places in the
line of admission were almost as eagerly
somulht tland fought for as means of escape
twere wheni thie theater was burning.
Chicago. I cco t.--The following mcs
sage was received this morningf
"W\ashington, I). (.', Dec. 3.--Hon. Car
ter II. Ilarrison, Manyor, ('hicago: In
conmmnon ith all our people throughout
this land. I extend through you to the pen
ple of Chicago my deecpest sympathy in the
Icrrihle catastrophe which has befallen
"TI 1E)( ) d I ROiOSEVE IT."
EDDIE FOY KNOWN IN BUTTE
Idldie Foyr, who proved a hero during
the stirring scenes in the Chicago theater
horror yesterday, is no stranger in Butte.
Albout 2o years ago he played a long en
:gageneint here in vaudeville at the old
c'imiiine theater on loiter Main street, lie
has been Ihere several times since with
traveling companies. He is a middle-aged
man, plrobably about 45.
FOOTBALL PLAYER ON LIST
St. l.ouis, Mo., Dec. 3..-lHarry Kieley,
reported among the killed at Chicago,
was wesll known as a football player and
all-rund athlete, lie left St. Louis last
Wednesday with the World's Fair hockey
team for Houghton, Mich., where they
played several games.
CLUBWOMAN AMONG INJURED
Decatur, Ill., Dec. 3 i--Mrs. Frank
L.eaveinworth, prominienlt in women's club
work and an accomplished woman, was fa
tally injured in the Chicago fire.
FUNERAL OF F. L. BOWEN
TO BE HELD IN LIVINGSTON
Si'ECIt.\L TO TlE INTJ;I MOUNTAIN,
Livingston, Dec. 31.--The body of Fred
L. Bowen, the East Flathead rancher, who
accidentlly killed himself while hunting,
is expecteij to arrive here tonight, The
funeral will be held tomorrow, with in
terment in Mt. View cemetery, The serv
ices will be under the auspices of the
Modern Woodmen of the World, to which
the deceased belonged and in which he
carried $2,ooo insurance.
His widow and four small ch-ildren live
POLICE ON GUOARD Al
(hircago. Ill., Dec. 31.-- y order of
(oroner 'Treager, the theater charnel
house was today placed under a tight po.
lice guard. No person could titter with
but a written order from Chief of Po
lice O'Neill, who was notified that he
would be held responsible for keeping the
tuihling in the exact condition in which
it was left by the sweep of the flames.
Thirty patrolmen were stationed across
the front of the building and uo tnen
guarded the rear, while within were 30
more officers, the whole interior, including
the stairways and fire-bitten balconies lie
ing jealously guarded.
MAY BE BODIES UNDER
TEN FEET OF WATER
As soon as possible today an addi
tionil detail of lplicemten went through
the hurned building from top to bottom.
'There were fears that in the basement ie
neath, in io feet of muddy water, would
be follnd more victims of the smoke and
flamtes. Itig fire engintes that before had
deluged the piacre were today being utilized
to draw forth dozens of streams of thick
tmurky water from the baseiment, while ait
doze'n firemen in hip 1oots made made a
tllthorough searcth of the btnsementt for
bodlies. No, lodies, however, were fountd
in thie batsement.
Accordliing to the records of the city
building department. which were closely
scanned todlay, the buihling ordinance was
compllird with in every particular in the
Collsttrtctioni of the Ir ultlois theater.
The inspector, Edward l.aughlin., re
porteld that n, provisions of the ordinance
were violated. It was giterally cuitsid
credl to he an abtolutely fire proof struc
lure. The Irqluois was provided with I7
idtutle lire exits, tb t woi)dI was tuse'd in
their constructioni. The stairways hcre
also constructed of wood.
Coroner's Jury Empaneled.
W\ith the ;ntocunce.nltnt that oiie jury
of representative citzets " ould listen to
all the evidence regarding the tire and re
turn a ,ingle verdict fi,r all the victims,
("oroner 'frca;ger tilday promptly ciii
paneled a jury. National IRepublican Com
mitteemanlit I raemne' Stewart, Imembter of
the tfirm of W\illiam I. HIhyt & Co.. whole
sale grocers, w'as told by the coroner thitt
the death of Mrs. Iloyt's dlaughter, ilrs.
F. Morton Fox, and her three children
would be taken as a basis for the in
"If any persons are resIponsible for the
fire." said Coroner Tfreager, "they will he
prosecuted to tilhe fullest extent of the
law. The inveistigation of the fire will
lie thorough. We will leave no stone un
turnled in our efforts to fix the respon
The cioroncr's jury is as follows:
L. II. Meyer, secretary of the Kennedy
Dr. Peter Byrnes, salesman for Lyons &
Walter Clingmian, salesman for the
Toel' y Furniture company.
Joseph A. Ctumnmings, manager of
Browning, King & Co.
Gectrge W. Atkins, credit man for Mar
sJhn t\"."l Ii|e, salesman for A. II.
Revell & Co.
Kept Away From Scene.
Thlousands of the curious today tried
vainly to reach the scene of the tire. The
police, however, permitted no loitering on
either side of thie street nearby. The ex
terior of the building was the same as be
fore the fire. The giant stone head of an
Iroquois head over the grand entrance,
fitting symbol of the cruelty of the de
serted structure, stood forth from a frort
unstained by smoke or water.
Though serene without, the interior of
the theater marked it as a true whited
sepulchre. Upon the marble staircases at
the left and right within was the mess
and confusion of the grim march of the
bearers of the dead.
Amonr the thousands of bits of bril
liantly colored glass. shattered in the fight
against the flames, lay many scorched bits
of clothing and occasional fragments of
From the upper galleries the view today
seemed a reminder of a burned volcano
crater. In a saloon near the theater was
being guarded a huge pile of garments and
furs gathered up in the theater after the
fire. Five bushel baskets were filled with
purstes. gloves and handkerchiefs of the
fleeing mob of terror-stricken women. Two
barrels were needed to hold the overshoes
and shoes found.
At the Morgue.
The greatest center of excitetjent today
was not at the theater, but Rolston's
morgue, to which the dead were taken.
All the morgues were surrounded, but at
RIolston's, where more bodies were taken
than to any other, the scenes of anguish
were worse. About the doors of the place
were massed hundreds of men and, sur
rounding them like a huge fan, spreadl the
hundreds of weeping women and children.
The numerous police stationed there
could not begin to handle the crowds, and
extra details were hurried to the besieged
morgue. On a lesser scale, the same fear
ful siege was in progress at the various
E. C, Frady, president of the Stroher
Piano comnpany, today, after unceasing
search, found five of a theater party of
six, headed by his wife. Each was found
at a different morgue. One is still miss
ing. Those identified were: Mrs. Wil
liam M. Irady, Mrs. J. H. Spindler, Mrs.
Frady's sister; IBurdette Spindler, to
years old, and l.eon Frady, to years old.
Frady's mother-in-law died at St. Luke's
an hour after reaching the hospital. Mrs.
William Rise, a sister of Mr. Frady, is
Ozotonic Display, Hennessy's windows,
Grocery department, See it.
FORCE CUT DOWN BY
Livingston Train Dispatchers Transferred
to Other Points.
SeI(IAi. tO TtrE INTEIIl MOUNTAIN,.
l.ivingston, Dec. 3t.-As a result of the
divisional changes made in the Montana
and the Rocky Mountain divisions, there
has been a reduction made in the number
of train dispatchers here.
J. F. Cook and A. L. lHoldum left to
day for Spokane, where they will be em
ployed. W. L. Croaton, F, II, Crawford,
F. I. Wright and W. White have not yet
been placed, but they will probably be
given employment at other points,
J, E. DeFoe, formerly a dispatcher, has
been placed in charge of the telegraph
office in the depot. There were originally
18 dispatchers here, but the change re
duces the number to la.
The Kind You Have Always Bought has borne the signa
ture of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over 80 years. Allow no one
to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
S* Just-asuood" are but Experiments, and endanger the
health, of -hildren-Experience against Experiment.
What Is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor. Oil, Pare.
gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, M1orphine nor other narcotio
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhea and Wind
Collc. It relieves Teething Troubles. cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TH OsgNTAUN OOMPANfL. IT MUMMAW IIWylg. ANW VORM OItT.
"HBANDLEO" NEWS OF
OPERATOR DID NOT KNOW THAT
HIS WIFE WAS IN THEATER.
Chicago, Dec. .i.--Some of the most
renarkable incidents of the fire were not
known until today.
F. L. Donaldson. a loop chief for the
Western IUnion ITelegraph company,
handled a long telegraph story of the
lire and its harvest of death unaware
that his own wife was among the
missing. When he went home and found
that she had gone to the theater lie hur
riedly returned and searched for her
through the morgues and in the hospital,
but today hadil not found the least trace
of the missing woman.
Cool Boy Makes Escape.
Amotng the first persons to escape were
Joseph Graham and Dorothy Bour, two
children. They were in the parquet 15
rows from the stage.
"I saw the scenery catch fire on the
lower left hand side of the stage," said
the boy. "Eddie Foy came to the front
and told us to sit still, but we decided we
could get out and right away. Four women
fainted away near me and nearly all the
others seemed dazed and just sat still.
We got up and 'kicked the door open. I
think a lot of the others could have come
too, if they had not been so scared. We
stood outside until they brought a dead
mlan out and then we went 'home."
A list of descriptions of unidentified
dead girls was compiled today in t'he
office of Chief of Police O'Neil. The ages
of the victims ranged from 9 years to 2o.
The number of unidentified dead girls on
the list was 57. For several of the girls,
the sole means of identification given was
the color of bits of shoe laces, and gen
erally mentioned was "black." Others are
scheduled as "burned beyond description.
Mayor llarrison, who heard of the dis
aster at Kansas City, announced immediate
ly on reaching Chicago today his deter
mination to issue a proclamation suggest
ing the closing down of all business on
Saturday, which will probably be the gen
eral burial day, and ask for the cessation
of all unnecessary noises on that day.
He said he also would issue a proclama
tion asking for the observance of perfect
quiet on New Year's eve, that the people
forego the usual New Year's celebration
which is usually attended by the tooting of
MAYOR SAYS CURTAIN
WAS CAUSE OF DEATHS
Asked as to his opinion regarding the
cause of the fire, the mayor gave it as his
opinion that the Iroquois was the safest
theater in Chicago and if the abestos cur
tain had not failed to work the disaster
would not have occurred. HIe lays the
cause entirely to that one fact.
With reference to placing the blame, the
mayor said that he could not make any
statement until after the coroner had made
"Some time ago," said the mayor, "I
recommended to the council that an inves
tigation should be made looking to the fire
protection to theaters. That is to say, to
see whether the theaters were complying
with the ordinance with respect to the
sprinkler system and other means for fire
protection. That recommodation was sub
mitted to the judiciary committee. The
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conlmmittee has not yet made a report and I
can do nothing until I receive their report
in the matter."
To Chief Musham of the fire department
the mayor has given instructions to have
placed in each theater in the city two
city firemen, at the expense of the theater,
to guard against any repetition of the Iro
As an expression of sympathy for the be
reaved in Chicago tile hoard of trade ad
journed an hour before the usual time.
Similar action was taken by the exchanges
at Duluth and Milwaukee.
MATT HILL IS UNDER ARREST
The arrest of Matt Hill, for whom a war
rant was issued yesterday. was effected
about I o'clock today, Officer White find
ing the man at the corner of Arizona and
Hill is charged with malicious mischief,
the cutting and destroying of clothes be
longing to Mrs. Annie Karki and her
daughter, who live at the rear of 47 Ana
Hill was at the time out on a $g5 bond
for a previous offense. He will have a
hearing Saturday before Judge Boyle.
Orton Bros. Pianos and organs.
A marriage license was issued today to
William T. Cotter of llelmsville and Miss
Annie Mead, formerly of Ishpenning,
Mich., but now of Butte.
Smoke Flor de Baltimore cigars.
Franklin D. Moore has taken out a li
cense to wed Miss Estella L. Collins, both
Dr. Schapps, Owsrey Blk. Tel. No. i6.
Walter \Wilmot, manager of the Butte
Baseball club, returned last night from
Minneapolis, where he spent Christimas
with his family.
J. G. Bates, piano tuner. Residence,
"The Dorothy." Tel. 6oo-A.
James Breen, the Sopkane mining mag
nate, arrived in town today and is at the
L. A \Valkcr, H. F. Ruger and Archi
bald (;ray went to Helena today to attend
tonight's New Year's eve smoker of the
A. B. Cook returned today from Mis
souls and is at the Butte.
J. A. Henshall of Bozeman is a Butte
J. A. Donahue of Kalispell is at the Fin
G. W. Fitzgerald, general agent for the
Rio G;rande, has returned from St. louis
where he spent Christmas with relatives.
"The fair is going to be a great
thing," said Mr. Fitzgerald today in telling
of his visit to the site of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition. "It is going to be a
good deal bigger thain I imagined. Why, it
covers 1,200oo or more acres, or twice the
size of the Chicago fair.
"The buildings are beautiful. The fair
ought to be ready for opening on schedule
time. The city of St. Louis is booming,
too. Many fine buildings have gone up
since I last visited the place."
Walker's Merchants' lunch, It:30 to
Mrs. William Reinstein and Hazel Kline
of San Francisco are visiting Butte for a
few days en route to New York. They
will be at home Saturday, January aa, at
A marriage license was issued today to
Albert H. Vorholz to wed Miss Eva Franz.
Both parties are from Butte.
Christmas shoppers will find JulIus
Fried's the best place to view the largest
assortment of smokers' articles,
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Strand, Red Book, Scribner's, lEverybody's
and Harper's nazar for for January, all the late
pop)ular books, and everything in good read
ing at the P. O. News Stand, 57 West Park.
'Pthone soooB. We deliver all over town.