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T~H IS COON vvas
'ladv trcnd* sang
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.
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
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
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
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
"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, 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
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
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.
No loss of life has been reported.
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.
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.
(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
flowers (vcr.t»
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
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.
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
"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
"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. , «
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
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
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.
None so
(Clothing 60 .
Butte, Hont.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt and Caieful Attention
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
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.

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