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The Butte inter mountain. [volume] (Butte, Mont.) 1901-1912, May 23, 1901, Image 10

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Many popular but erroneous opinion
concerning- the inherent rights of men
ami worn,n to partake of the lethal juic,
of the grape and stili conduct their af
fairs without i npertinent interference by
others were corrected in a momentous
decision handed down by the New York
City surrogate.
In brtcf. that profound jurist made it
clear that a man's liberty or property
may not be taken from him even if he
has been intoxicated for forty years
unless it is proved that drink has cloud
ed his intellect- The matter was dis
cussed widely in the Tenderloin and there
was talk of seeking injunctions restrain
ing the police from interfering with men
and women in the i msuit of happiness or
ablivion until an expert alienist had been
called in.
The deeis on was so radical in nature
and upset so many prospective suits for
the recovery of property based upon the
muddled condition of the testators that
lawyers in and out of the court talked of
it continually'.
The case was tfiat of Mrs. Elizabeth
Reicherts, who applied for letters of ad
ministration on the death of her hus
band. Her children opposed the appli
cation, charging her with improvidence
and habitual drunkenness. They learned
that occasional lapses from sobriety do
not constitute habitual drunkenness and
by no means incapacitate any one in the
eyes of the law.
Mrs. Reicherts, it was shown, had been
seen in suspicious proximity to a flagon
as far back as ISST, and at intervals
since. The Surrogate decided that such
evidence proved nothing. As his report
was read many low spirited men who
heard it straightened up and assumed de
fiant expressions. Not a few made copies
of the important document to carry home
to their wives and thus settle disputes
cf long standing.
Said the Surrogate in part: "It is a
common thing for men of prominence
and reliability to drink when they' see
"A Daniel come to judgment," said a
lawyer whose nose would light him be
tween pot houses.'
"Nor," the decision ran, "do their ac
tions in this regard prevent them from
fulfilling positions of trust and responsi
"I should hope not," said the lawyer
"It is only whin their habits of drink
are carried so far as to cloud the brain
and weaken their respect for honesty
and integrity that the courts are called
upon to take cognizance of their use of
liquor. Courts have always been lenient
with those having the liquor habit. Thus
a man may make a valid will though an
habitual drunkaid, and though he be at
the very time of Us execution under the
influence of drink, provided only that his
brain a? not so claiided us to prevent a
knowledge by him of his act. The in
toxication must be habitual-"
The lawyers present, except those op
posing Mrs. Reicherts, agreed that the
Surrogate was Indeed a broadminded
man and a stanch friend of all who
drink and carry the cargo with dignity
and decorum.
Some Proposed Reforms.
A Texas legislator proposes that a
man shall be justified in killing any one
who slanders his wife or any' of his fe
male relatives; a Nebraska legislator
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New House i
On 30x97 lot, Caledonia street, between Jackson and £
Franklin streets.
$ 1 , 350.00
Will buy this bargain on easy payments.
15 West Broadway. 3flG6, LOdRS ^
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I Bath Brushes
A Good one ..........25c
A Better one .........50c
Still Better one.... 75C
Very Best........ $1.00
The 75c brush has a goid curved, long handle to reach the
fca:k thoroughly and easily. These brushes are really good 3
bargains. « %
South Main St., One Door Below Dark, Butte |
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I West Side Addition Ï
* Will be ready for the market in a few days. This addi
* tion is immediately west of the Volunteer addition, for
5* merly known as Sarsfield Lode Mining Claim. Lots will
$ range from $ioo up.
Over 5chatz!ein's.
R.oom 5, Mantel Block
17 m
Here Is a photograph showing Pr evident McKinley and his wife as they looked twenty years ago. It was taken
cn the couple's first visit to 'Frisco. Compare this interesting picture with recent prints of the President and his
wife. It demonstrates how public life can age a man. *
proposes to have the state loan money to
farmers at six per cent interest, secured
by a lien on their growing crops; a Ne
vada representative want sthe state to
help develop mining property; at Albany
a statesman proposed to regulate by law
the numbar of oysters which each stew
1 sto contain—not exempting church so
cials—and another has introduced a bill
to say how large or small book and news
paper type shall be and how much it shall
be "leaded."
In Nebraska the farmer and scientists
are organizing a grand gras.shopper hunt.
It will be the first time that anything
of the kind on so large a scale has been
attempted. It is not intended that oil
stated days the neighbors shall meet,
encircle a given territory and, driving
the grasshoppers before them into a con
stantly narrowing arear, beat them to
death, as in the wolf hunt old days. This
is to be a scientific experiment.
Prof. Lawrence Bruner, w'ho is regard
ed as the greatest authority on grasshop
pers in the world, and was employed by
the Argentine Republic some years, ago.
to rid that country of devastating locusts,
is to be the leader of the hunt, and he
is, now sending out circulars explain
ing his mode of attack.
There are twenty species of grasshop
pers in the United States, and Nebras
ka is afflicted with nine of these. Each
belongs to a breed that multiplies ex
eeeedingly and does great damage to
vegetation, 'i he four most numerous
species are the two-lined, the differential,
the red-legged and the lesser migratory.
The two first named are, when full
grown, an inch and a half from forehead
to tip of wing, and the others only a
trifle more than an inch, with bodies In
The hatching is all done in the earth.
The female seeks a favorble spot and
lays her eggs. One female will lay 10«
eggs in a season. Usually only a single
generation of these insects is raised in
a year. It is calculated that under fav
•ahle conditions the number is increased
fifty times each year.
This is what has happened in west
ern and southwestern Nebraska, in the
alfalfa country, where no farmer is eon
tentunless he getsfo ur crops a year
of that forage plant. The hoppers are
overrunning everything and the farmers
have begged the scientists to relieve
them. The scientists say that the un
usual increase in the hoppers is due to
the fact that several seasons have been
very dry in that region, which lessens the
liability of the hopper to disease and !t
the same time kills off the parasites that
look upon hopper meat as the darky doSs
upon 'possum.
The scientists have tried several old
remedies but they haven't worked well.
Insect-destroying fungi halted the hop
pers for a time, but they seem to have
secured an antidote for some of these
fungi and the only death-dealing fungus
is that known to botanists as Empusa
gryllae. This causes an epidemic wher
ever it can be propogated.
When once attacked the hopper climbs
up the stem of some weed or other plant
and securely attaches itself by tightly
hugging the plant with its front and mid
dle legs. In this position it dies- A few
days after its death the body opens at the
joints and the dust like spores carry the
poison on the wind to be deposited where
some other hopper is making a meal on
The most popular method of fighting
the grasshoppers has been to harrow or
disk the land in which grasshopper eggs
have been deposited. This stirring of the
soil not only destroys many eggs but
also exposes the remainder to the sun or
the birds and parasites. It is also a good
thing for the alfalfa crop. Cross-disking
generally ends the grasshopper plague in
that immediate neighborhood, but it Is
necessary to go not only over cultivated
lands tut a so along irrigated ditches, old
roads and deserted breakings.
The various remedies have been tried
but still the grasshopper flourishes and
threatens the crops. And so the grand
hunt is take place. There will be no
firearms, no clubs. It will be a hunt by
The machine is called the hopper-dozer
and can be operated by hand or horse.
It is made of stovepipe iron by turning up
the sides and ends of the sl.eet about
four inches so as to make a long flat pan
about four inches in depth. This is
mounted on runners varying in height ac
cording to the requirements. On a frame
hack of the pan js stretched a piece of
cloth to prevent the insects from jump
ing over th» pan.
When ready for work the pan Is part
ly filled \v th water and then some coal
oil is added. If the ground is level no
cross pieces are necessary, but if the
pan is to te used on sloping ground it
should be made with little partitions
every six or eight inches to prevent the
oil and water from running to one end.
The height of the runners varies from
two to ten inches, depending upon the
crop to be protected and the age of the
insects to be captured.
The results are surprising. The hop
pers are simply mowed down. They
come leaping toward the strange smell
ing liquid; then they want to leap out
again, but the oil kills them. When
the dozer gets full the dead insects are
shovelled out. a little more oil added,
and the machine is started again. Bush
els of hoppers can be destroyed in a
single day. It is with these hoppers
that the hunt is to be conducted.
Th» grasshopper has all seasons for
hatching, but most of the eggs are laid
in the fall, gome live over wint r in
the form of larvae, others hibernate as
full-grown insects, but most kinds pass
the winter months In the egg state. The
young work their way from the eggs in
the pod to the surface of the ground
by a twisting or writhing motion. Al
most immediately after attaining the
surface the little hoppers shed a cover
ing envelope and set free th? antennae,
mouth parts and limbs. In a short
time they become somewhat hardened
and begin to hop about in quest of food.
When first hatched they are nearly
"hite, but soon become dark colored.
The heat of midsummer brings out
the grasshopper crop, and then It is that
the big hunt with the hopper-dozer Is to
begin. A number of these are now being
made at the agricultural experiment sta
tion In Lincoln for shipment to farmers.
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The Sledge Hammer
Makes a Hit
On Chair, Table, and Folding Bed Prices
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
having done so. It's a waste of words to say more, with
such prices as these to do the talking.
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 l'or $1.00
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 bale for $1.35
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
No. 42 Is a very desirable char,
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
^ No. 16 has adjustable table and
wood or cane seat. It is a pretty,
1 convenient chair and was a ready
1 seller last week for *2.00 .........
This Sale for $1.45
No. 8 is a plain hard wood cha'r,
in golden oak finish. Sold last
week for *2.50
This Sale for $1.65
No. 7 has high, well carved back
and fancy spindles of well fin
ished hard wood. Last week's
price *4.00 .......................
This Sale lor $2.85
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
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
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
No. 60 Is solid oak, polish finish,
has steel springs and sold last
week for *22.00 ..................
This Sale for $18.00
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
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 Ç
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She would have enjoyed his con
versation more, she said, had hs
taken the Keeley treatment.
Drug and Cigarette Habits
No confinement, no publicity, no ab
rupt shutting off of either liquor or
opium. The only treatment adopted by
the United States government for uss
In national and state homes for soldiers
and sailors.
The only Keeley Institute In the stats.
All others claiming to use Keeliy reme
dies ure frauds and imitators.
Ladies treated as privately as at their
own ho:-ie.
For terms and literature address THU
First street, or Lock Box 4M, Salt Laka
City. Utah.
Uhe Connell Store
I Ladies 9 Perfection Shoes
> Satisfactory in Wear.
> Our Perfection Street Hoot
- Especially adapted for the street, and goes nicely with your tailor- ;
^ made suit; they are plain and neat, but yet quite stylish; the uppers are;
f eut from bright plump kid, with seamless vamps and straight kid tips;
the soles are medium heavy and hand welted, just the thing to wear
when you go without Rubbers. Notice the short high Cuban heel, which \
is very stylish just now, and only
£ 3.50 Pair
Af. J. Connell Company]

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