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SOCIETY FOLKS DO THE "OVERLAND MINSTRELS" AND HAVE A BANG UP TIME-THE BOYS SPRING SOME GOOD GAGS AND A FEW THAT ORIGINATED IN THE ARK.
TmE ^VAL-K, I N T~H IS COON vvas NERVOUS : tVENT OF -VENING * r, a MISTER' STEPHENS anp his 'ladv trcnd* sang ABOUT A POLL AH ■fllbTER* BOGAN PARSEC» OUT SOME 'OLD ONES The Grand Opera house last night re« sembled an animated beehive for over an hou before the curtain rose for near ly everyone in the audience knew some one of the Overland Minstrels, then »bout to make their debut, and wanted to discuss his respective possibilities in the coon line. People generally seemed to think they were going to get their money's worth, and they did, in fine voices, good ensemble work, catchy cho ruses and up to date end men. When the curtain rose the company, all but the end men, were "discovered" seated in tiers with a big coon forming the top of the pyramid. The costumes were regulation full dress with yellow lapels, collars and cuffs, and black ties. The opening chorus "Here Come The Coons," was well received and then 'Charlie Lane, he of the sedate school board in his role of interloctor, intro duced the end men. Bones— T. B. Stephens (Bert Stephens disguised with initials) D'Gay Stivers and Bogan, the endiest end men, were garbed in danger red suits; Rafferty and Stivers wore pure white and Freund and Lee that disconcerting shade of blue negros af fect. Their hose were fearfully and won derfully made, Stivers must heve hid his painted: no loom could turn out any thing like it. While all the end men were resplen dent with diamonds, Stivers resembled a Kimberly clean-up and he spent his spare time dusting them with a hand kerchief. Every man on the stage wore a gorgeous rose. And white gloves, save the end men who wore black gloves to give a better background for their dia mond rings. Stivers had his hair gath ered into an artistic knot on top of his head, a la Bridget. The interlocutor was distinguished from the others, not by his kingly bearing alone, 'but by red trimmings instead of yellow. And while the others were seated in common chairs ho was throned on a gilt willow affair. TEXAS WELCOME LONE STAR STATE RECEIVES THE CHIEF EXECli TIVE. ROADBEDS OF GAY FLOWERS Military Honors at Houston—Cowboy Rangers and Jefferson Davis Guards —Armies of Horsemen Come in From Every Direction to Join in the Great Presidential Parade. Houston, Texas, May 3.—The presi dential special was skimming over the flat broad plains of Texas when the president and his party awoke this morning. Houston was reached at S:15 an 1 the party was welcomed by G ernor Sayers who had come from the state capitol at Austin for that pur pose. The arrival of the train was heralded with a salute of a volley from a battery on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou. Alt business had been suspended in Hous ton and the surrounding country seemed to hive itself into the city. An elaborate programme was crowded into less than two hours. The Houston light guard, which acted as guard of honor for Jef ferson Davis on his visit ln 1S67 and a company of cowboy rangers escorted the party in carriages through the deco rated city. For several blocks the pa rade moved between lines of school chil dren who waved flags and strewed the president's path with flowers. Before a big, enthusiastic audience at the audi torium, Mr. McKinley was formally welcomed by the governor and made a happy speech. Members of the cabinet spoke briefly. At the conclusion of the speeches a touching incident occurred. A feeble old lady came forward and presented Mr. McKinley with a small silk flag of the Lone Star state. She was the widow of Anson Jones, the la t president of the re public of Texas. The wood of the staff was from tne eld capitol building at Col umbia. While at Houston the president shook hands with an old army comrade. J. IJ. Fellows, who was a sergeant in the Third Ohio when the president was a pri vate in the same regiment. Mr. Fellows was exceedingly proud of the fact that ho had at one time outranked the chief magistrate. Treasury Takes in Move Ronds. Washington, May 3.—Secretary Gage b ught $60,000 short term 4s at $113.6123. The secretary also bought $50,000 short Is a: $112.6150, deliverable tomorrow. Annie Made a Bad Break. Annie Scott, a siren from below the flead line, was arraigned before Judge Sullivan at the matinee performance in the city police court yesterday afternoon and made a sensational charge against an officer of the city force. She said he had atjked her to divide the proceeds ot a robbèry and she refused to do so and she wa? arrested and taken to jail. I ectators disbelieved the ITii the attempt to create ell flat. The woman lives Galena street. As an interlocutor, Mr. Lane was im mense and created much of the fun. And how delighted the many teachers present were as they beheld him singing and dancing. He can never wear his dignified clothes with them again. That First Solo. The first solo was by Harry Doering» assisted by a picked quartette. His se lection, "Asleep in the deep," gave him an opportunity to show tlAt he is a real basso profundo. For an encore he re peated one verse of the song. It seemed as if none of the singers were prepared for encores as one and all stayed with their original selection. I. D. Bogan was easily the star per former. If he has never been a pro fessional it is simply wonderful his ease and grace. He resembles in all his mannerism George Primrose only he can sing and Primrose can't. Bert Steph ens was close second as end man. Jack Thomas has the sweetest tenor voice in Butte and his singing of "Walt" and "Sweetheart do you Remember" brough down the house. He is a popu lar favorite and never yet has disap pointedan audience. Howard Jones has a good baritone voice and for the most part handled it well although he got off the key enough to make him flat once or twice. The quartette "The Owl and the Pus sy Cat" was omitted. Then Bert Ste phens did his little act. He sang "If 1 only had a dollar of my own" and he did a regulation minstrel dance walk around. On the chorus he was assist ed by a minature minstrel. Miss Ber nice Bacheler. This was encored mcst vigorously. "Darkies in the Park." The finale was out of sight "Darkies in the Park." The company sang c. verse and the six end men marched on bearing small flags and they marched and countermarched singing and in line with Lane whistling the refrain. Tne curtain had to go up for a repetition. JACKSONVILLE IS IN RUINS Jacksonville, Fla., May 3.—A terrible fire has, been raging here for two hours. At 2 o'clock several blocks of buildings in the business jjortion of the town had been destroyed and the flames have spread to the residence portion of the city. Over 100 houses are believed to have been burned and citizens are tearing down buildings wherever possible to pre vent the spread of flames. All neigh boring towns have been wired to send help. The wind is blowing almost a gale and at 3 o'clock the fire is beyond control. The flames already cover an area of nearly eleven blocks. At 3:15 p. m. the fire was rapidly eat ing its way toward the heart of the down town business district. The Wind sor hotel, one of the largest in the city, is in imminent danger. Aomng the man ufacturing plants destroyed is that of the Cleveland Fibre company. No loss of life has been reported. company. No loss of life has been reported. YOUTHFUL LAW VIOLATORS Policeman Gilmore marched into the city prison this afternoon, bringing a kindergarten with him. His captives were Mortie Rowe, aged ten years, and Abe Blaustein, aged eight years. The charge against them is malicious mis chief, preferred by a man named James, who alleges, that the two boys and an other named Edwin Leyden, broke a window in a building owned by him at No. 65 West Aluminum street. The boys were found by Mr. Gilmore at the Colo rado street school. They took their ar rest as coolly as veterans. DEATH OF A BU TTE PIONEER P. C. Curran, a Butte pioneer, known to almost every mining man in the state died at Phoenix. Ariz., yesterday morning of pulmonary consumption. The deceased lived in Butte for many than twenty years. He had been fore man at the Moonlight mine and shifl boss at the High Ore and Speculator. Warrant for Mulligan. This afternoon Inspector Bell before his departure from Butte procured a warrant for John Mulligan, who is being held aa a witness against William Dougherty. Dougherty was yesterday bound over in the sum of *2,000 on a charge of passing counterfeit money. Mulligan was arrested on the same charge but releaser. The inspector de cided to hold Mulligan until some suspi cious circumstances have been satisfac torily explained. COPPER MINING SHARES! (Special to Inter Mountain.) Boston, Mass.., May J.—The copper mining shares closed today as follows: Amalgamated .... $120.00 Anaconda ------ 49.75 Parrot ------ 54.50 Boston & Montana - 435.00 Butte & Boston - 114.75 Calumet & Hecla - - - 835.00 Tamarack ----- 343.00 Osceola ------ 90.00 Utah Con - - » - - 38.75 w MR LANE RECEIVED TMÊ* flowers (vcr.t» fllSTERMACKEL HELD tuR The CENTER (of THE ROOFJ ISSE WATCHED THE POOR. R. H. Ballard opened the second half with one of his perfect cello solos, Ver* nor E. Matlack accompanying. Then came something never seen on a Butte stage if anywhere, a Jew cakewalk. It was irresistably funny. The walkers were: Washington Boginsky, Hiney eas besker, Ikey Dinklebinkel, Moses Hand medown, Izzy Goodforhell, Abe Car mencita. Cleveland Dewdrop, Louis Ausgehoben, Aaron Threeballs, Count Arrahgowanoff, Solomon Fish and Jakey Simons. Charlie Lane was the star of that performance. Guy Reed and his club swinging did not materialize. D. Bogan came on and out-Wilsoned George Wil son in his clever monologue. He nar rated the experience of himself and a German friend, the latter winding up in a cannibal camp. When the chief told his followers to stick a knife in his heart and drink his blood, he objected beins stuck for the drinks. He was brought back again and again. He finally "bv request of my friends who are not here because of the price" sang a ditty en titled "It's only a little hot air.", The way he applied it to Clark and Heinze was very funny. The wind up showed the office of tt e Montana Theatrical Trust company, with Richard Sutton Rafferty in charge. TANA TOUR EX-SENATOR CARTER LAYS OUT THE PRESIDENT'S ROUTE. SCHEDULE FOR THE PARK TRIP Three Days in Wonderland—Cabinet Meetings on the Train—No Room for Glad Hand Committees to Ride on the Special Train—Dillon Will Be Favored With a Visit. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, May 3.—Former Senator Car ter arrived from the east last night and gave particulars of the president's pro gramme for his trip through Montana as follows.: "The president's train will come east over the Northern Pacific from Spokane to Helena, arriving here at 5 a. m.. May 28. They will be switched directly foi the Great Northern tracks and proceed to Great Falls, which city they will reach at 8:45 a. m. The party will breakfast on the train and be ready to take carriages or otherwise conform to the local ar rangements. "The train will leave Great Falls be tween 12 and 1 o'clock, reaching Helena at 4 o'clock or shortly after. The party will remain here until 10 p. m., when the start will be made for Yellowstone Park. They will reach Gjnnabar May 29, at 9 a. m., running slowfy so as to arrive there after breakfast. "In the park the party will visit Mam moth Hot Springs, Norris, Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon. They will leave the park on the evening of May 31, ar rivinbg at Anaconda at 4 a. m., June 1- I understand the visitors are to breakfast at the hotel there. "'Leaving Anaconda, the party will ar rive at Butte at 19 a. m.. and remain un til 3 p. m.. It is probable a short stop will be made at Dillon, en route south the evening of June 1 • During the runs be tween cities, the president and his cab inet will attend to official business, and as all the space on the train will be fuÛy occupied, it is not expected that the lo cal reception committees will be astofd to go forward to meet the president*" i. Mr. Carter requested that the ipfb gramme for the entertainment of tS e president and his party at the different towns be sent to him as early as possible, as he has been requested to forward v h *r n all to the uarty en route. , « TOPEKA CO-OPERATIVE MIN£li$> COMPANY, BUTTE, MONT. " Notice is hereby given that at a meot-i ing of the directors held on the 6th day of March. 1891, an assessment of three and ?*5-100 ($3.25) dollars per share was levied upon the capital stock of the cor poration, payable prior to April V, 1901, to LeRoy Currier. Butte. Montuna, ér H. D. Cornish, Topeka, Kansas. Any stock on which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 7th day of April will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 1st day of May, 1991, to pay the delinquent as sessment, together with all costs of ad vertising and expenses of sale. H. D. CORNISH. Secretary. Topeka, Kansas. On the walls were advertisements simi lar to: "Yeast Lynne, The Rising Young Actress, Fannie Herring." "Uncle Dick's Cabin. Four real bull frogs. Real ice by his nobs the ice man. Stu pendous electric effects. A full moon by Booze. Lewis Dinkle Binkle in his latest creation—Vere it Is." Some Noted Theater Men. Enter Daniel Frohman Lane wearing his glad rags and a genuine electric light pin. He had a hunch of favorites he wanted to have show their paces to Manager Richard Sutton Rafferty. Louis Howard came first, in a magnificent cornet solo which evoked hearty ap plause and for an encore "Annie Lau rie." Jack Curran, if he is an amateur o'an offer inducements to all comers fo' the amateur buck and wing champion ship. Then came one of the gems of the evening, the quartette of all nations. Jack Thomas was a Chinaman, I. D. Bo gan negro, Harry Doering. German, Tt. R. Wedekind, Irish. Their singing w," perfect and encore after encore was demanded. They sang a coon medley and a coon song and then "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder." The windup was the boxing match by "two Unknowns." Assistant Attorney Mackel who is six foot, and Dr. Schwartz who was a pibmy beside him. The set to Siegel's Clothing T HERE has been prompt and broad appreciation of our splendid spring display of clothing. The Siegel quality and the remarkably low prices have made an irresistible combination for men who want the best of clothes* at the least it is necessary to pay to be absolutely sure of style and quality. The Exact News Follows »ft <WK> CHgi Hen's Suits Three and four button sack suits—either square or round cut—your choice from an excellent assort ment of blue serges—the _ price .............. ........... ........ $ 10.00 Men's Suits Of fancy cheviots built to fit right around the collar, and shaped correctly over the shoulders—hardly a limit to the assortment, including military effect, and also three and four button, round or square cut sack coats—$20.00, $18.00, $15.00 -, and........................ $ 12.00 Hen's Suits The very latest men's suits of finished or unfinished worsteds and cheviots in diagonal or fancy striped effects, silk or serge lined, $25.00, «.«.**.* $2.00 and .................................. 3U5.00 Men's Suits An unexcelled assortment of electric blue and navj» blue serges in the new military cut coat, also three and four button square or round cut sack suits— with or without silk lining—$25.00. $20.00 and............................... 4 >I 5*00 Our Boys' Slothing Dept. Is certainly a place worth visiting—never before in the history of this city has there been a department so com pletely equipped to meet the wants of the boys and chil dren. Mothers, you cannot afford to miss the opportun ity to rightly clothe your boys for spring and summer. Always remember, we sell nothing but dependable cloth ing, no matter how low the price. Siegel Shoes AM None so Thoroughly Satisfactory Siegel (Clothing 60 . Butte, Hont. Mail Orders Receive Prompt and Caieful Attention Window Display New Spring Hats was on regular lines. Both men were in the pink of condition and Mackel was so muscular knots cropped out all over him. The audience fairly shrieked with laugh ter at their appearance and when they loft their corners and shook hands the fun was on. Their feints, leads and ducks were amusing. Mackel was nearly knock ed out and to administer the knockout blow, Schwartz got a ladder and brac ing it against Mackel climbed up and gave him the coupe de grace. And the curtain went down in the midst of the wildest enthusiasm. While they got off some clever jokes there were some quite moldy and could be cut with good effect. The local gags were all good. Bogan said he was in Helena and wanted to get back the worst way, so he took the Great Northern. lie talked of a brakeman in a bird store and explained that he broke the crackers for the parrot. Stivers said he could get dol lars at Hennessy's for 45 and 55 cents. Asked how, said anyone would give a dol lar for 45 and 55 cents. Ray Freund got off the ark joke of the Jackass, the flood and the bale of hay. In an upper box there was a struggle and one man tried to hold another who yelled ou that his great grandfather had told that joke to his grandfather. Then they went back of the stage. One on Heinze. Stephens said he heard F. A. Heinze was going to be married. When ques tioned he said: "Well he's very fond of Minnie Healey. So are some other fel lows and it's hard to tell which will win his suit." He was told he must mean Sen ator Clark. He said he guessed he could tell Clark and Heinze apart. They got off a joke on Abe Legget. Said he fell in a well, but the doctor got no sympathy. He ought to have been attending to the sick instead of looking after a well. Raf ferty said that "Irish Swede Kelley," ot the Inter Mountain editorial chair has an article in about a Mr. Day marrying a Miss Weeks. Said he hated to see a week lost in a day but soon there'd be enough little Days to make a whole Week. Lee said he was worried about business af fairs. Said he saw a list of people that day who would never trade at Hen nessy's again. Asked where he saw it: "List of Deaths in Standard." And these are only a few samples of the Overland brand. Those Who Were There. The affair was in every sense a suc cess. It was a social affair as well as an artistic triumph. Nearly every woman was attired in light, handsome gowns and full dress suits and Tudos were plentiful. Among those, noticed were, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. Sewall Da vis, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. George L. King, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Holbrook, Dr. and Mrs. McCrimmon, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Shively, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McKee, Mrs. Ed. Hold en, Mr. and Mrs. Morley, Mr. and Mrs. John Forbis, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Forbis, Miss Walker, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cotter, Professor and Mrs. Towers, Bert Towers, Miss Minnie Molly, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Trant, Captain and Mrs. Justin Danton, Mr. and Miss Meiklejohn, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Long, Jove V. Long, John MacQinnlss, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Heslet, Dr. Hall. Miss Kooser, the Misses Horgan. MMrs. Lulu Largey, Miss Bartlett, Miss Dorothy Supernant, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sawyer, Dr. Murray, Dr. and Mrs. I. D. Freund, Mrs. A. H. Whitcher, Miss Hattie Young, Miss Jennie Losee, Miss Adah Roberts, Miss Mabel Foster, W. A. Clark Jr., Dr. Dr. Renick, Mr. Templeman, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sisley, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Christie, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Dickson, Mr and Mrs Walter Lord, Mr and Mrs. G. Oral McFarland, Mr. and Mrs. Reu ger, Mr. and Mrs. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hennessy, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. While, Mr. and Mrs Upton, Miss LaBeau, Mis3 Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Symons, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. and Mrs. G. L. Knowlton, Miss Sim, Mr and Mrs. George Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Laidlaw, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Norvell. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Passmore, Miss Stras burger, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. KKelley.