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Stories of the Queer Happen ings and Doings of the Strange People of This Funny World. A PAGE OE Good Handing for Montana's Men, Women, and Children Containing Many Interesting FEATURES Chicken Stealing As a Fine Art. Dissertation on Raising Your Own and Your Neighbors' Fowls—The Brilliant Scheme of Butte Boys to Feast on Stolen Barnyard Treasures. There are several ways of raising or acquiring chickens. One is to let your wife superintend the operation in theh good old way—buying a spotted hen, a dozen high priced eggs, hunting tip a bar rel in a dark corner of the woodshed and carrying choice victuals on a platter to her henship for three weeks, getting the hands well picked in the meantims. but Mifl Dii sustained by the unfaltering hope that a tine lot of broilers would reward her toil— and then have eleven loud popping eggs to cast out into the alley, for the eager small boy to pelt his unwelcome neigh bor. But the chicken that does live is a daisy; a hen, of course, one that herself will sit in her own good time, and you wouldn't dare kill a hen. If it were a rooster you could kill him and get a good ! : I ' j * WWV^- 7 * «• Grand Opera House $ DICK P. SITTON, Manager. Sunday and Monday ^ May 19 and 20 % — x** Clyde Fitch's Great Play of the fr Period, of the American Revolution, S Nathan Hale t i vj Entire Original Production, with i Howard Kyle And company % Exactly as seen during the long j 0 $ and memorable engagements at ^ £ the Knickerbocker Theater, New w York, and Powers' Theater, Chi i t w Sale of Seats Opens Saturday, W & May rS at 10 a. m. Prices, $1.50 and $ 1 . 00 . i 1 ' I j : I (&'VVV < S 5 'VVVWW% •'VWWV^VWW® \ New House ^ On 30x97 lot, Caledonia street, between Jackson and ^ Franklin streets. J $1,350.00 ^ Will buy this bargain on easv payments. THE THOMPSON CO. »«sur 15 West Broadway. 3flC6, LOâflS f #w%*www*we%wvw www# SYRINGE AND ATOMIZER SALE | 85c Fountain Syringes. Sale price ................................. 60c $1.00 Fountain Syringes. Sale prie ce ................................. 75c $1.25 Fountain Syringes. Sale prie ce ................................. 90c $1.75 Fountain Syringes. Sale price .....................................$1-25 $1.75 Fountain Syringes. Sale price .....................................$1.40 $2.00 Fountain Syringes. Sale price .....................................$1.40 $1.00 Bulb Syringes. Sale pricce ................................. 70c $1.50 Bulb Syringes. Sale price ................................. ....$1-10 $2.00 Bulb Syringes. Sale price ........ $1.40 AT© MIXERS $1.00 ............................. 65c $1.50...........................$1.10 $1.25 .......................... 90c $2 00 .........................$1.40 EAGLE PHARMACY South Main St., One Door Below Parte, Butta square meal. What a wise providence it is that decrees for all these solitary chicks to be hens and thus perpetuate their kind-one at a time Then there is another way of getting chickens—have a dozen country cous ins who sponge from you a dozen meals each when they come to town, and then finally bring you au ancient fowl as partial recompense. The fact that the bird has lasted si long is ample proof that it was a good one, and you are ex pected to be grateful for this selection of the best. Young chicken is too effi miate, too little nourishment too eph emeral, anyway, to make a really substantial diet. But this way of ae quring a fowl to grace the Sunday table is not recommended without re serve. It is good only to make the best of the cousins who might otherwise make you no return whatever. Or one may buy his chickens. This has at least the merit of practicability. Blueblood and long personal aequain tance need not enter into one's deal ir.gs with what he puts on his table. The chicken may have come from Kan sas, or Texas, or where not—so much the better. It is embarrassing sotne tmes to stare into the open face of a roasted chicken, one that ha« been brought up in the family, while dishing out the dressing with a long spoon. Better huv a strange" and he don? with it: the only drawback is the matter of price. Beauties of Stealing. But by the process of elimination one comes to the best of all methods— stealing. It costs you nothing but the trouble, and that may be a matter of ißr AM mm H tr m WU; sport as well. It is far easier to steal a chicken than to play a game of foot- ; ball, and you can eat the chicken, while 1 the goose egg one is likely to get in the game is not at all palatable. It takes less time than to dig a prospect hole a hundred feet deep and then find nothing but more of the same kind of rock. It is safer than buying mining shales: more genteel than killing peo- | file, and more filling than a social pink I tea. In fact there is nothing like it. ! Chicken stealing stands on a plane of its own. There are different ways of acquiring one's neighbors chickens. You can black your face, roll your eyes and have a license to steal all the chickens of the neighborhood if you can make friends with the dog and do not get caught too soon. You can toll them into a woodshed to lay. and then cut off their heads when they show a dispo stion to cease their profitable labors and wastl their time in setting. You can keep a trained setter that will catch the fowls without makng too much noise, and bring them home. Or you I can chase them down the back alley when the owners are not looking. Prior to that, however, it is well to have the boys start a row out in part of the house, so as to attract attention. How the Butte Boys Do It. j Or, best of all, you can be a boy' and trap 'em. No new fungled steel trap J goes—nothing but the old fashioned box trap, the kind you used to trap rabbits with back in the hedge rows of the east. Bait your trap with corn, or oats, or cabbage—anything that a fool hen wll eat. Set your ''figure 4" or stand just around the corner and pull the string. It is easy to pull the string and take a chicken ns it is to press the button of a kodak and take a picture. But don't kill your game; it will keep longer alive, or sell better, and you can hold your hand over the creature's throat to stride its cries. If anyone comes around, why you are trapping rabbits again, just as you used to. Then you can hie away to the moun tains with a few congenial spirits who have some other contributions to offer from the street display of the stores and have a jolly feast. It is much bet ter than going to school; better even than playing hooky to go fishing, for you are sure of having something to eat, as it is already caught. But If You Already Own the Birds. This is speaking mostly from the standpoint of the one who wants to get chickens, the standpoint of the al ways hungry, lawless boy. It is a dif ferent matter when the birds are al ready yours. Then it behooves one to keep an eye out in the hen yard night and day. If a boy comes up your alley with a box under his arm. don't shun him—better short him if you value your fowls. Some of the boys of West Butte, and probably other portions of the city as well, are doing a thriving business in trapping chickens, for sale or for home use. They prowl up and down hack alleys and when accosted profess to be hunting a mythical pet rabbit. It would take an at my of police to watch all the gangs that infest the city, and the best advice that can be given to chicken fanciers is, do your own watching and do it hard, and watch for the tell-tale little smokes that may ap pear up the sides of Big Butte of warm evenings, where a farmyard tragedy is being enacted. SOME ENVIRONMENT'S OF SPLENDOR AND WEALTH Tn West G anite street stands the pal- I atial home of Senator William A. Clark. | The sun th . t daily si iks teliird the west- j e.n hills lights up its gables and mina- ! rets with a tl od of soft, gold n light an t j is r. ilectel from the numerous windows with a dazz.ing raditnoe. Everybody knows ewho owns the structure, from the man of affairs to the street Arab. It would naturally be expected that so ornate a structure would have been built in an aristocratic part of the town, but such is r.ot the case. Instead of oth er mansions lifting their towering cunolas and turrets skyward in the vicinity, there are a number of small abodes which, form an incongruous spectacle In com parison with the Clark residence. go marked is the contrast that few per sons pasoing the cormr on which the spa cious home cf the senator is located do not expre-s surpr'se. The next building east of the Clark residence is a small,square, one-story af fair, the rear of which is partly covered with sod. The ground slants and as the front cf the building reus on level ground the rear naturally s.ets into the slope of the hill. It is not freshly paint ed but is kept neat and attractive in ap pearance by a frequent use of the broom and by clean window furnishings. It is directly north of the senatorial ab, de, however, that the buildings which attract so much attention are seen. On the corner of the alley stands a small cabin, with the door opening on the west and one small window on the south- It may contain two rooms, provided there is a partition in the dwelling, but there could scarcely be room for more than two apartments. To the east of the cabin and fronting on the alley are several other small frame dwellings. One is pretentious, enough to have a small porch and front steps. The others are minus these ac cessories. These small dwellings are kept neat and clean. It is not their appearance which excites comment, for a second glance would hardly be given any of them but the cabin, were they by them selves. First Doctor—I don't think it absolute ly necessary to operate. Second Doctor—But I told them that it was. "Oh, well, then, as a matter of profes sional courtesy, I, of course, shall stand by what you said.'' —Pittsburg Dispatch. Inflammation of the Lungs it used to be called. It is now called Pneumonia. If you have a cough you are in danger. If you survive Pneumonia your lungs are weakened and Con. Vimption easily fastens itself upon you. Acker's English Remedy ■rill cure your cough and thus pre rent Pneumonia. It will heal sore lungs ; and it will positively cure Consumption. Always sold under t guarantee. Write to us for testimonials and free illustrated book on Consump tion. J»U at as« B*c and |UI a bottto. VfoS are sM aatliflad ratura th* hottl* *• foar dnlffUt, and g*t yon* money baek. W. B. Booker 4 Co., Fre,ta, Bofltlo, X. li j SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COCAINE FIENDS. "Talk about the 'fiends' who are add et ed to the use of soul and body destroy ing drugs," said a clerk in a local drug establishment. "I have had a lengthy ex perience in dealing with such persons and am thoroughly convinced in conse quence that the cocaine 'fiend,' is the most peculiar of them all. "Ordinary events cut a very small fig ure with these misguided persons so long as their supply of the baneful drug holds out. Give them enough of the article to supply their craving for a brief period and as long as it lasts every day Is Sunday to them. They're happy as lings, and, for that matter, a good deal happier than most kings. "One iemarkable thing In connection with a cocaine 'fiend' is that he betrays none cf the trepi 'aii in so commonly wit nessed on the part of slaves to other drugs. An opium 'fiend' or a man or wo man with the morphine habit will walk into a store glancing to the right and left as though an enemy was expected to pop up from behind the counter at any moment and make trouble, but a co caine 'fiend' has no fear of this kind and marches into an establishment as if the place belonged to the public. "A man came in here a day or two ago who forms a new addition to the ranks of the local cocaine tribe. He was fairly well dressed and to all appearance a gen tlemen of education and refinement \Yh n he procured the small vial filled with the d:ug the possession of which meant so much to him he gazed on it as lovingly as a mether might on her child and involuntarily caressed it before plac ing it in his pocket. "This man was only one of a large number of the cocui.te 'fiends' to be found in Butte. The existence of them all has been blasted by the drug. The habit is usually contracted as the result of us ing the cocaine for medicinal purposes. Tt grows quickly and clings tenaciously. Once acquired, the habit is seldom brok en. "Cocaine is the hydro chlorate of an alkaloid obtained fr. m cocoa. It is gen erally used hypodermically, first excit ing and then benumbing the general sen sibilities. It occasions confus! n of thought and of the senses. At first a pie::-ant sensation is s.nt throughout the vs;, m, cau in g a general sense of cheer fulness and well-being; later on comes a sense of giddiness and a feeling as if the subject were walking on a'r. "The effects of an internal dose of about two grains will last four or 11 .v hours, during which time the muscular power is increased and all sense of fa tigue lost. The appetite fails and the pangs of hunger cr.nnot be felt even If the person u c ing the drug has had noth ing to eat for a long period- On account cf its anodyne or anesthetic properties cocaine is extensively used in surgical operations, especially of the eye, ear ar.d n se. . "It is related of a cocaine 'fiend' that during the recent legislative session at Helena he entered a restaurant while under the influence of the drug and tried to :i.t a table containing a quantity of dishes and other articles. All he suc ceeded in dmng was in upsetting the ta ble ard making himself a debtor to the propr'etor of the restaurant for an ap preciable amount. He felt strong but was evidently not so strong as he felt. "The current p i' e of cocaine in the re tail market is $5-50 an ounce. However, so small a quantity is required for each hvpodei mmie injection that all the ■fiends' manage to secure money enough for their supply in some fashion or oth NEW BRITISH COINS AND STATIONERY The new English coinage bearing the title and superscription of Edward VII. has an important peculiarity which dis tinguishes it from all the issues of the late reign. The somewhat plethoric face of the new king looks to the right on a 1 the florins, sillings, half crows and other coins. Queen Victoria's august face, on the contrary, was turned toward the left. George III. looked to the right upon the shillings with which he paid the sol diers of Cornwallis, George IV. turne. 1 toward the left, and as no important is sue of minted bullion occurred under William IV., Victoria once more reversed the sovereign's pose upon the die. It is said to be a tradition in the royal mint that the face of each succeeding j monarch should be turned in the oppo site direction to that pf his or her pre decessor. This is probably purely a mat ter of aesthetics, and has no practical reason. Another change in English government printing since the new king's accession has had a rather grewsome effect. It i3 the use of mourning borders around all the official stationery used in the Eng lish cieDartments. The war, postofflee, home, foreign and naval departments send out every official paper used in their million different ram ifications bordered with black. Many a correspondent who received one of these gloomy missives has antici pated reading a personal communication announcing the death of a friend, only to learn that the screed was "On His Ma jesty's Service." He—I want to know, once for all, who is master of this house. She— You'll be happier if you don't find out. FOREST RESERVE LIEN APPLICA TION. U. S. Land Office at Helena, Montana, May 8, 1901. Notice is hereby given that Peter M. Collins, whose postoffice address is Hel cra, Montana, has this day made ap plication to select under the provisions of the act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 36) the following described tract: East half southeast quarter section 19, township 4 north, range 8 west, M. M. Within the next 30 days from date hereof protests or contests against this selection on the ground that the land described, or any portion thereof, is more valuable for its mineral than for agricultural purposes, will be received and noted for report to the commissioner of the general land office. GEORGE D. GREEN, Register. Grand opening of Gregson Springs next Sunday, May 19. Dancing, swing ing, hand ball, between Butte and Ana conda. Also foot racing. Music by Mahan's orchestra. A good Unie Is as sured. SOS SOOOOQOQOOOOS SOQCOOOOOtt: The Sledge Hammer I Makes a Hit if On Chair, Table, and Folding Bed Prices E It flattens them out of all resemblance to last week's figures. Knocks them down until there is noth ing left for sensible people to do but to buy or regret not S? having done so. It's a waste of words to say more, with K such prices as these to do the talking. DINING CHAIR No. 6 is a strong, substantial chair, in golden oak finish; has eight spindles and cane or wooden seat as you prefer. Last week's price $1.50 ............................ This Sale lor $1.00 DINING CHAIR No. 38 is made with one piece posts, a six-spindle back, nicely carved, and a close wove cane seat. Last week's price was $1.75 This hale for $1.25 DINING CHAIR No. 19' has fancy rope spindles, nicely carved straight back and bolted bent wood arms. Last week's price $2.00 ................ This Sale for $1.50 DINING CHAIR No. 42 is a very desirable clia'r, with heavily carved back and well braced front, in polish finish, cane or wood seat. Last week's price was $2.50 ................ This Sale for $1.75 BABY'S HIGH CHAIR No. 16 has adjustable table and wood or cane seat. It is a pretty, convenient chair and was a ready seller last week for $2.00 ......... This Sala for $1.45 SEWING ROCKER No. 8 is a plain hard wood cha'r, in golden oak finish. Sold last week for $2.50 ................... This Sale for $1.65 LEATHER SEAT ROCKER No. 7 has high, wfTll carved back and fancy spindles of well flu* ished hard wood. Last week's ' price $4.00 '........ ............... This Sale lor $2.85 LARGE ROCKER No. 50 has heavy bent wood arms, T bolted. Is a large, extra strong chair. Last week's price $5.50 .... This Sale for $3.75 PARLOR ROCKER No. 19 is hardwood finished in golden oak or mahogany, leather seat and fancy carved back. Sold last week for $8.75 .......... This Sale for $5.75 CENTER TABLE No. 5 is finished in golden oak, has a 22-inch top and handsomely turned legs. It sold last week for $1.25 ............................ This Sale for 75c "WELCH" MANTEL BED No. 60 is solid oak, polish finish, has steel springs and sold last week for $22.00 .................. This Sale for $18.00 "WELCH" FOLDING BED No. S is made of quarter sawed oak, with panel front, has a nice beveled French plate mirror; also best double steel wire supported springs. Sold last week for $22.00 This Sale for $18.25 "WELCH" UPRIGHT FOLDING BED No. 81 is the best upright bed we ever placed on sale. It must be seen to be appreciated. The price was $30.00 last week .......... This Sale for $24.75 Brownfield-Canty Carpet Co 48 to 54 West Park Street, Butte Goods Sold on Installments Freight Paid on Mall Orders Q „«OÔOOOÏ KSOOOOOOOOOSXK JOÖOÖOCX D RUNKENNESS Drug and Cigarette Habits Cured Mo confinement, no publicity, no r.b rupt shutting oft of either liquor or opium. The only treatment adopted by the United States government for um I n national and state homes tor soldier* and sailors. The only Keeley Institute In the state. All others claiming to use Keeley reme dies are frauds and imitators. Ladies treated as privately as at their own home. For terms and literature address THIS KEELEY INSTITUTE, 164 East South First street, or Lock Box 4S0, Salt Lak* City, Utah. m She would have enjoyed his cin versation more, she said, had be taken the Keeley treatment. .✓vwvvvywvvvvyvvvvw^ IShe Connell Store Open Tonight \Jntil Ten O'ctocK. M.J.Connetl Company % Kemmerer coal holds a eood, hot firs all night. It make* no clinkers and very little ash. You might as well have the beat. It costa no more than inferior grade*. Citizen*' Coal Co., No. 4 Faut Broadway.