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Pan American Exposition Trip.
This Coupon, when property mied in wltt count as one vote if sent to the Inter Mountain office, Butte, before 8 p. m., TUESDAY, MAY 21,1901, Piame ____ A ddress "Put Me Off, At Buffalo!" Headers of the Inter Mountain will doubtless be pleased to learn that an other of the famous voting contests so popular last year begins with today's Issue of the paper. The contests of last year were highly exciting, entirely friendly and the results were satisfac tory to all who took part either as can didates or as partizans of those who made such enterprising efforts to win the prize. That the contest begun today will be equally well received and fully as satisfactory there cannot be the slightest doubt. Last year's contests were hummers and no mistake. When Miss Alice Mc Andrews won the trip to Alaska it seemed that the whole state rejoiced at her good fortune. The candidates were confined to residents of Butte and Ana conda but the voting was not. Ballots came pouring in from all over the state. Clever schemes were devised to secure votes and work up enthusiasm and some of the amusing features of the contest were perfectly side-splitting in their mirthprovAiing qualities. It was lots of fun. Today a contest begins that will take five young ladies of the state of Mon tana on a trip to the Pan-American ex position at Buffalo as guests of the Inter Mountain. How they will be provided for on the trip may be learned by ask ing any one of the half-score of young ladies who were taken through the Yel lowstone Park last year or by recalling the care and thoughtfulness displayed when Miss McAndrews departed for far off Alaska. Assuredly the Inter Moun tain will do the honors of the trip in style and the five young ladies from Montana will not lack for the good things that come to the sightseers who visit the wonderful fair. The contest will last from today until June 25th. At nine o'clock on the even ing of June 25 the last coupon must be in and as soon as the counting can be finished the announcement of the win ners will be made and arrangements for the trip completed. Next to the presi dent's swing around the circle the trip of the five Montana girls to Buffalo will attract attention over the state's wide area this summer. Of course they will all go together; it will be a merry crowd. Girls who are popular enough to win in a voting contest never are lacking in apreciation of a good time. For the purposes of the contest Uv state has been divided into four dis tricts. Butte is one of them and by far (Special to Inter Mountain.) San Francisco, May 14.—While there is no confirmation of the rumored changes in the president's itinerary, many well informed people believe that the route will be materially shortened. Mr. McKinley's solicitude for his wife might even cause a complete abandon ment of the visit to the extreme north western states, including Montana, un less a radical improvement occurs in lier condition. Possibly the party will \ îsit Portland, and thence southeast over the Oregon Short Line, thus avoiding the changeable spring weather along the Northern Pacific. An official close to the president told the Inter Mountain representative that tlie trip would be made as planned, but some side excursions would have to be cut out unless Mrs. McKinley's health is JUDGE KNOWLES REVERSED BY THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS The circuit court of appeals for the Montana district has. in part, reversed the order of Judge Knowles, made sev e:al months ago. declaring Samuel Nixon, Samuel M. Nixon, Lemuel W. Nixon, James F. Lott and Fanny Lott involuntary bankrupts. The reversal which applies only to Lemuel W. Nixon and Fanny Lott, carries with it the costs of the case which has been hang ing fire in the federal court for the past two years. In view or the fact that the United States marshal, acting under in structions from the federal court, took possession of and sold all the goods al leged to be owned by the Nixons and Lotts and contained in the Silver City Mercantile company's store, a compli cated case is made of the affair. The history of the Nixon trouble dates back to the first months in 1890 when Samuel Nixon left Butte for parts un known. Mr. Nixon had purchased an Immense stork of goods from eastern firms and brought it to Butte. He con ducted a store under the name of the Mercantile comrany and it was alleged by Young Brothers of Seattle and various other creditors who joined them in their petition to the federal court, that Mr. Nixon was a partner in the Silver City Mercantile company together with Samuel W. Nixon, Lemuel W. Nixon. James F. Lott and Fanny Lott, and that each of the partners was a bankrupt. The purchasing of the goods by Sam uel Nixon was related in the petition, together with a showing that there was still due large sums of money from Nixon on the purchase price. The peti tion set forth that Samuel Nixon had transferred the goods from one store to another and failed to account to his creditors In any way. The Nixon and Lott people, with the exception of Samuel Nixon, filed their separate answers to the charges and denied that they were partners of Sam uel Nixon or that the latter had any in terest In the store at South Butte or die one In 'Walkervllle. On the con trary, they set forth, that one of these More« was the property of Fanny J. Lett, while the other was the property the most populous of all. From Butts two candidates will be selected. Clip out the coupons and vote for whoever you wish. The two receiving the highest number of votes will go to Buffalo. Then for western Montana a district, has been made up consisting of Ana conda. Deer Lodge and Missoula. The candidates voted for from these towns will all have an equal chance, and the one receiving the most votes will take the trip to the big exposition. Southern Montana is another section. Dillon. Virginia City and Bozeman will comprise this district. These three towns can fight it out among themselves. Thi candidate receiving the most votes .be fore the balloting closes at the Inter Mountain office on June 25 will join the happy party of five on the joyous jaunt to Buffalo. Billings. Livingston and Red Lodge comprise another district. Residents of these cities can carry on a battle of bal lots until the, end of the contest, an I the Inter Mountain will count th: coupons sent in and announce the win ner. Of course, the candidates and the number of votes received will be an nounced from day to day as the contest proceeds. Everybody knows how these contests are carried on. Even the chil dren who had not yet learned to read were interested in last year's coupon contest. The rame conditions will govern the contests that ruled last year's rivalry, except that instead of the contests be ing confined to one town, as they were when the Park contest was on. three towns are grouped together. This will give added interest to the contest and allow local pride to have its fling. It will be a lively race from the word go. The circulation of the inter Mountain has gone far beyond what it was a year ago, and the content beginning to-day will take on an interest suen as people of this enterprising states have never seen. Thre's something in the free air of this state that sets the biood ting ling at the mention of anything that calls for enterprise and hustling ability. The Inter Mountain's voting conter.t goes out to the people to-day in response to a popular demand. . The people want it and they will all join in the work of making it a great success. It is now up to the great public to clip the coupons and the Inter Mountain will do the rest. ; fully restored. Should her physicians ad vise against the northern journey, Mon tana may have to postpone her wel come to the nation's executive. All de pends on Mrs. McKinley's condition, whose courage may pull her through her present illness. San Francisco is wild with excitement to-day. The whole city is one mass of red, white and blue. Grand reception red, white and blue. A grand reception and municipal welcome is planned for to-night. All vessels in the harbor are to be illuminated and the principal streets will be ablaze with colored elec tric lights, and resound' with the wel coming cheers of the multitude. Cali fornia owes her present wonderful pros erity to the policy represented by her distinguished guest, and will right royal ly greet her first presidential visitor. I i nectecl with the bankruptcy proceeding claimed to be employees only of Samuel Nixon. Judge Knowles declared all of the Nixons and Lotts named in the petition to be involuntary bankrupts and ordered the United States marshal to sell t>■ goods in the three stores and turn the I proceeds into court. About $14,000 was realized from the sale of the stock and the affairs of the store wound up. The case was taken to the circuit court ! of appeals, with the result stated. It is ! not known what action will be taken j by Lemuel W. Nixon and Fanny Lott j to recover for the damage they allege i has been done them by reason of the ! closing of their business, but their at- j torneys says that the value of the goods sold, which the circuit court decided was their property, is covered by the bonds Î of the petitioners. COPPER MINING^ QUOTATIONS. Boston, Mass., May 14.—The copper mining shares closed today as follows: Amalgamated - - - $111.12 Anaconda ------ 43.50 Parrot ------ 51.25 Boston & Montana - - 422.00 Butte & Boston - 103.00 Calumet & Hecla - - - 825.00 Tamarack ----- 325.00 Osceola ------ 85.50 Gem Concert Hall Missoula. Frank J. Pierce Prop. ««Ml Manager. First-Class Vaudeville Every Night Thousands of School Children Make Merry In Their Gladsome Celebration of Arbor Day. While it was "Arbor Day," it wa« more strictly ''Children's Day," and no adult was in it. From the moment th« cars commenced running at 8 o'clock this morning until late this afternoon 'wery one was packed, the closed cars carrying as many as 105 and the open cars 75 per sons each trip. ; The cars ran every three minute^ and, in addition to the children, many adults visited the gardens. Up to 1 o'clock ten thousand children and five thousand adults were in the Gardens. Thej chil dren swarmed everywhere, from the rail, ings of the turrets to the little lake, crowding the merry-go-round, shooting the chutes and congregating ' In such rjfihf i crowds that walks were impassible. A better behaved gathering of children could not be found anywhere, ea^t or west. Some were mischievious, of course. What small boys are not. but it was an indirect sort, of mischief, just an exuber ance of spirit that must find an oiftl^t. Little girls felt the mir it- of unrest, ful ly as much as the boys and had to be looked after just as carefuly. Dublin Gulch and Centerville sent ? contingents and they were fully up to the reputation they have established, but they were few and far between. The children were determined to' see Jus,t how far out they could climb on the balconies and how near they ,could come to falling headlong from the up per galleries and yet no accidents oc curred. Many of the children took their lunches, supplementing them with ice cream, or lemonade or a cup of coffee. Others, and how they were envied, walk ed into the cafe with a lordly air and ordered their luncheon and ate iCWlth composure, under the covetous eyiés of the less lucky ones. The ice créant. par lors and the soda stands were crowded three or four deep all day. At every angle were set stands with .'.pea nuts, candies and all sorts of allure ments, and all did a rushing business. It was a fine thing to see the waj flie big brothers and sisters looked otiV Tor the small fry. There were many^hün dreds of children who were not five Vbars old no IT ' WOMEN'S CLUBS IN HARMONY OYER RECEPTION TO THE PRESIDENT. Î The Butte Federation of City Clubs met this morning to discuss matters of importance. The meeting was a very harmonious one, and the women atten ing it decided to withdraw entirely when it came to the question of selecting a committee to receive the presidential party. The federation is supposed-to be about as representative a body of women as could be gathered. The members are either presidents or delegates of their respective clubs, but in view of the fact that one member of the Business Men's association had succeeded in creating quite a little disturbance, the federation decided to take his view iff the matter and appoint others in their places. It was decided to allow each' of the clubs—the Atlas, the West Side ^Lke speare, the Woman's and the Homer—tj elect their own delegates; the Daugh ters of the Revolution and the 'Belief Corps to also select one. Then thenfb* eration, in view of the fact thaD^Hir. T. W. Buzzo has had all the worry^ftnl trouble of making arrangements, decided that she should be one of the othér six ladies to be selected, and they efectel her despite her remonstrance. 1 It took a long time to select the Jbiher five, and many names were discussç^. It was thought only proper that Segaaor Clark should be represented, and Charles W. Clark was selected. Mrs. John Noye£ Sr., Mrs. D. J. .JBpn nessy, Mrs. P. H. Manchester and Mrs. W. S. Tallant were chosen. One or two were selected because their husbands were prominent and others because they are in every sense of the word repre sentative women of Butte. So society, Butte proper and the club women w'.'.l all have an equal show. If the Daughters of the Revolution 'go in a body, Mrs. Tallant will be replaced by some one else. And if they go in a body they will not elect any one to rep resent them, leaving another vacancy to In addition to the public school chil dren. NewlU's academy, the Butte Busi ness college, Bennett's school, both Pa. rochlal schools and the School of Mines were well represented. There were not so many teachers present as there were last year. It was amusing to see the way the children rushed to find the tree their school had planted last year. Every tree bears a label and how delighted the children were over the trees that had thrived. There are not many flowers In bloom at the Gardens outside of the great conservatories, but the beds of bright faced pansies were surrounded by bright-faced children all the time, ex to the still young plaining all about thei, er ones. ahe boys naturally located the zoo the first thing and hit the trail for the ani mals. They fairly gloated over them and generously divided their peanuts and candy with them. The girls were a little timid and preferred to keep at a Bafe distance. But when it came to the chutes, all were on an equal footing. They sim ply mobbed the getting on place and had to be dispersed before the boats could make a start. Approaching the Gardens the place looked like a big fair, the bright little gowns dotting the grounds, circling around and around until they looked like be filled. It is now up to the clubs to elect their delegates anil then all will 1 ;• settled. The federation decided that the time was too short to bring Ernest Seton Thompson here, and it will-be left to some other organization. The local committee having In charge the preparations for the reception of President McKinley, on his arrival in Putte, has traveled a rocky road for various reasons and the end of its troubles is not yet. First, it was the time of the arrival. The statements made by Senator Carter and the president's private secretary conflicted, and a dispatch was sent th» senator asking for a definite answer as to the exact time of the arrival. There was a long delay, but the answer finally came and then the committee went cheerfully to work to arrange for a re ception that would redound to the credit of "the greatest mining town on earth." Now there comes another hitch. Mrs. McKinley is ill and there exists grave doubt as to whether the president will be able to continue his tour at all. Even if he does, Mrs. McKinley will probably accompany the party no farther. The committee held a meeting last evening but took no steps toward adding any new features to the celebration In honor of the president's visit, until the press dispatches convey some idea as to the intention of the president with regard to continuing the tour. "My idea is that President McKinley and his party will make the entire trip as scheduled, unless the illness of Mrs. McKinley should prove more serious than is anticipated." said Postma=ter George W. Irvin this morning. "Tt is possible, nay probable, that Mrs. Mc Kinley -will be able to accompany the party any farther. She may remain in California for the benefit of her health until the tour is almost ended, and then take the train for Washington in time tig butterflies on a curiosity hunt. The boys for the most part were dressed with a view to hard knocks and scrambles though there were a few Fauntleroys, who held on to mamma all the time. The gills were nearly all 1n best bib and tucker, and conscious that they looked very well Indeed. The things some of those children ate. as far as quantity went, would have stumped an ostrich, and the mammas sat and smiled over it. Arbor Day is the day for the children and no scolding should mar their joy. If the doctor has to be summoned later on. let him be. That's what doctors are for. The children did not forget to whom they owed the day of days. Often and often one heard the name of Senator Clark and one group devoted much time to hunting for his picture. If he had been, there he would have felt amply repaid, seeing the pleasure of the thou sands of little ones. The people In charge anticipate that It will be a late hour before the return cars will bring in the last of the weary little merrymakers. But then—Arbor Day only comes once a year. Staggs' Quilt All Right. Mrs. Martha Shadwell, who received, for sale, a quilt from Thomas Staggf an inmate of the Deer Lodge penitentiary, and who was accused by the owner or appropriating it to her own use. this morning made a statement in connection with the affair. She says she is now selling tickets for' the disposal of the quilt and that as soon as they are all sold wil raffle it and remit the proceeds to Staggs, . 7 ' to rejoin her husband on his arrival there. Of course, some few changes would be necessitated in the program for the reception if Mrs. McKtnlèy fails to accompany the party farther than San Francisco. "The committee will keep a close tab on proceedings and if the president passes through Butte he will receive a royal welcome. We can really afford to go slow now and watch the papers, be cause affairs are in such shape that little more remains to be done." CUDAHY TO DOUBLE REWARD Kansas City Mo., May 14.—Edward A. 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