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Issued Btey Evening, lExcept Sunday. _DDRBSS ALL MAIL TO INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. a6 West Granite Street. Butte, Mont. --II S'UBSCRIPTION RATES. Per Year, by ,mail. in adance...... $7.5' By Carrier, per month.............. 75 TELEPHONE NL'UMERS. Editorrial Rooms ..........428-(3 rings) Business Office............ 428-( ring) 7The Blette Ihter Mouantain has branh offices at Anaconda. Missoula, Rflo.zeman and Liv'ingston,, where subscription and advertising rates will be furnished upon application. The Inter Mountain can be found at Ihe follorcng out-of-toiawn news stands ---Last ern Newes Company. Scat:le, 'Wasth.; Shanks & Smith, lotel Northern, Seattle, Wash.; Salt Lake Newts Stand, Salt Lake. Utah : T'wenaty-fourth Street News Stand, Twraenty-fourth Street. Ogden, Utah;, Itar kalow liros., Salt Lake, Utah . L. e. .Lee, Palace Hotel. San Irancsco; P'ortland IHotel., Portland, Ore.; 'Postoftice Netas Stand. Chicago. Ill. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, tso3. SNOWFALL IN MONTANA. The recent report of the Montana weather bureau abounds with vital in formation and statistics touching the stock, crop and mining interests of Mon tana. The information is compiled from aSo letters from correspondents, stationed throughout the state, and covers every important and desirable agriculturist, stockgrowing and mining point in our •46.00,, sluare miles of territory. According to the report tile agricultural sections of the state were in fair soil con dition to receive the first snowfalls of the season. The ranges of stockgrowing areas of the state were ill their normal state, and took kindly to the snowfalls of the last months of the year. The west side, or ntineral regions of the state, were the most favora:lly prepared, by rains and succes sive freezing to receive the early winter snowfalls. The hills and mountains of the msiinilg areas of the state were never inl better condition to receive and husband the l)ecember snows. In Silver Bow and Iteaverhead counties, onl the eastern slope of the main divide, there is more stnow up to ar.: itncluding the Jist (lay of December, at practieally all pointis. than for three years. past, and somewhat more than:t is usual for thei season. Though windts were light the driftinlg was not general. lHow ever. at scattecil points drifts from 8 to 2n feet in depth are reported. (it the western side of the main divide there is all itnlensfe amount of snow. It is drifted in depthls as great as ;o feet. but they are pnot solid throughout. 'Ihe sniow is very deelp in the Flathead forest reserve. A bureau correslpondent, referring to it, says The North Fork of the flathead, th: Whitefish aod Stillwater rivers drain a vast country which is under fromn 4 to, Jo feet of solid snow: the snlow began to fall at the heads of these streamt itt Septem ber; on the South Fork of the Flathead (it tie lewis and Cltarke forest reserve r the snow is also very deep; I look for very highi water in the spring." I, the reltmainder of the valley and on the west slope of the Kotenai imountaits there is more snow than for to years. Bitter Root. Hell Gate and Mlissoula rivers, in Ravalli countty, on the west slope of the Rockies, there is about anll average amount of snoiw. iOn the east slope of thie Ihitter Itoit moun tains, correspondents are all of the opinion that the fall is above the average; the snow is drifted and the drifts are quite solid. The snow is very heavy out the Big Blackfoot and drifted to the depth of as feet or more In the mountains of l)eer L.odlg, Powell and (;rauite counties the fall has been light, below the average. In lower Mis soula county the suow is drifted in the mountains to a depth of to feet. Un the whole the mountain ranges in the western part of the state is good, an excellent flow of water for mining purposes being reasonably assured. As far as the grass ranges are concerned mluch or all depends upon the spring rains. The outlook for the stock interests compare very favorably with previous averages. The placer miin ing interests appear in good shape. A plentiful flow of water is already assured with the snow deep and more or less solid Ifled. On the whole the snowfall this seasoin up to December 31 past, is very favorable as far as the stockraisinlg and titinig interests of the state are inlvolved. THE SUFFERING POOR. "Tlhirty thutsand miserable peasants are atarvinl to death ill Sweden."- .ccent Telegram. Details are unllecessary. 'the simtple an nounlceument tells the whole story. Thirty thousand hutant beings, il this day and geieration, resildents of a civilized nation, with a history reaching back to the earliest days, feeding like wild alimals upon the bark of forest trees to preserve their lives, tells a tale of humanl woe and sulltering hard to believe! The failure of crops are given as the cause of the disaster. It is said means are being provided to relieve them, The residents of America, a land, ligura tively speaking. overflowing with milk and boney, where the poorest, if industrious, anay provide himself with the necessaries of life, can scarcely conceive that a people can lie reduced to the extremity reached by nrut a few of the peasants of Sweden. One is at a loss to cotmprehend why a people should continue to inhabit such a country I With the great \Vest and Northwest abouiding with homes for the poor and needy and industrious, he wonders why the overworked and sullering of every clime di not avail themselves of the op portuittiy held out to them. One wonders, and tlhee wonders again, why the exodus from foreigt lands is cotmposed, so largely, of the abject poor, and of the lame and of the halt and of the blind. A word ceplains the situation. Foreign nation.s are not everse to losing burdens, hetice they aid the departure of dependents while int duceteicts to rentain are held out to the strong, active, young and healthy. \Vhat a fine field our immigration laws afford tor rsdictl revision. VWalt and suffering have not yet entered th douitin of this great \VWest, but none es say when certain localities may endure tlbe astiltg of poverty. Bit so loug as pee ijaee yIelds to our health giving, life giv. ing mountain ozone and gaunt famine ia fattened by contact with our plethoric wheat bins and fat range steers, the West, like a young giant, will parcel out homes to the needy and oppressed of every nation from Sweden to the Mediterranean, and from Siberian Russia to the Atlantic. The "land of the free and the home of the brave" has the latch string of its outer doors ever hanging within the reach of the deserving poor of every clime. 'The meeting of the ntayors hilds fair to result to the advantage of some of Mon tana's municipalities. l.egislative commit tees are entrusted with the formulating and drafting of bills designed to cover and to regulate the points discussed. There is much red tape to lie wound and unwound before the measures can be cleared from the circumlocution office and be ().k'd by the people at the general election'. The measures will not be enforced until after tile spring elections, thus relieving them of the charge that they were the olTspring of partisanism. The woman suffrage bill got i. a had tangle while before the senate the other day. The presiding officer, it seems, also Rot badly tangled up in casting his vote. The record shows that the bill was knocked out in the first round, but critics hold it is still in good shape to run the gauntlet of future opposition. The hill certainly should hav ereceived some consideration mrom sen atorial hands. It was the expression of noble, honest women, and deserved the best thoughts of sober, serious gentlemen. Sheridan is coming to the front in fine form. Iteautifully located in a healthy locality, surrounded by a fine agricultural country. flanked by promising mines, with excellent railroad transportation facilities at its door and now taking steps to secure a hank, Sheridan is entitled to a front rank in the onward procession of inland towns. The upper house of the state legislature is reported in an easy-going mood and not disposed to rush matters just at this junc ture. I.ate opening of sessions, early re ceases and long time adjolurnments seem to harmonize with the humor of that august Iody. The gentlemen comptrising it seemnt unconscious they are up against the serious side of life. The shooting of Editor GCnzales by I.ieutelnant (;overnor Tillman of South (';arli:na is but another expression of uncurled partisan hate, which too often liinds voice in this enliglhtened (lay and geteration. itllman woiuld mee'ct shoirt ct.relllo , y at tie handI:li ,f , conº)ll ol li tilce; hc may e 'c:p'e with his life, if for. tule favor him. It i not mithe pIoitio n l but tlhe disposition of a mi1n that developls tIhe "'lhos." (One never tindo the "lhoss" in the clomrade and anist:lnit. I'residenlt R(osevelt exercises ,i, ILusi ii it over his assistlIants and cutl.,elors. W\\'inllll suttragists are still int the ring anid will have a hearing. The senate re cn.si.leredI its action on their bill aind referredl it to the judiciary commlnlittee. IThat is -luite right. All is well that c dlis Sc1. In rebating the duty on coal thie upper hlou. (f ocongres simply harmonIized the present cndliti.on of thintgs with tile xi genciec of the situation. Ileroic remedies muntt bie applied to des)perate complaitnts. In succeeding himself as United States seinator from California Senator Perkins emphasizes the oft-repeated declaration that a good man cannot be kept down. Senator Perkins is a good man. A Missoula newspaper tonu has re ceivcd rotice that he is an heir to a part of $.,.,,,o,ooo and he is still in Missoula. The gentlemanl Intl ;t be a native of the state of Missouri. A poor Illinois woman has been ar , tld by the postoluice inspectors for run sting a matrimonial bureau. We should judge that she was arrested for a fraud Bandlits held up ant engineer on a switch engine in Chicago Tuesday. Doubtless it was for the five tuns of coal that the engine carried. Since the loss of Mr. Peary's toes it is sate to aslert that in his next dash for the pole lie will not get there with both feet. Qlird S. ('oler says that ha will again run for governor of New York state. .Mr. Coler is to be admired for hii great cour age. The Anaconda police are becoming active. They recently came within one of arresting a train robber. A turkey trust has been formed by New Yorkers. Those Eastern men gobble everything. No Peace Even in Midocean. [Springfield (.Mass.) Republican.] Daily newspapers with "all the news of the world" are now promise I on board the big Atlantic liners. Wireless telegraphy, of course, will supply the daily dispatches, so that the scheme appears perfectly feas ible. Whether the enterprise will be pop ular may be a question, for there are peo ple who like to escape the newspaper and the telegraph during the ocean voyage for the sake of repose. The wretched man with the brain fag will now be harder pushed than ever. The only place abso lutely secure will be overboard. KEEPING COOL. [Washinngt,, Star.] We're all a-keepin' cool today, We're all a-keepin' cool; The children run most all the way In goin' to the school For fear of freezin' on the road; An' coal so dreadful high W\e all go broke on every load Thtt we're compelled to buy. An' father's indignation gets So warm we're half afraid; , An' mother kind o' grieves an' frets; In fact, we're all dismayed. But tather's threat an' mother's frown Don't change the winter's rule; Thermometers keep goin' down At. we're keepin' cool. LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP SPECIAI. 10 T .lP INTER AfhtNTAlit. Helena, Jan. t6.-The special commlitte appointed by Speaker White to apportion the topics of the governor's message to standing committees for consideration made its report yesterday and recommend another standing committee to take up matters of boiler inspector, state examiner and employment of clerks by the various state boards. There is no standing com. mittee to which these affairs,.could prop erly be referred; hence the recommend-s. tion. Joseph M. Dixon, congressman-elect and a former member of the legislature, is a Hielena visitor. Yesterday he spent the session hours at the capitol meeting mem Joseph M. Dixon bers of the Eighth legislature and sha'- Is ing hands with poll at the Capital. tical and personal friends. "I am here, on a little private business," he said. "but I am going to take enough time to take a look at the legislature and meet a few of the members, most of whom I have a poli tical acquaintance with." Morrissey's anti-coimpany store bill was' referred to the committee on corporations yesterday. A bill by the same author to secure the payment of employes in lawful money and m;angner's bill for the payment of employes semi-monthly, were referted to the committee on labor. Duggan's two bills, repealing the gambling law and pro Anti-Company viding for local option in egambling licenses, were Store referred to the commit Bill Referred. tee on affairs of cities. Appropriation bills aggre gating nearly $6.o',u will be favorably reported in the house today. This includes about $JS,ooo for the payment of members per diem, $S,ooo for mileage, $to,ooo for ancidental expenses, and the balance for the payment of clerks, etc. Mr. I.ancaster of Ravalli presented to the house 1S yards of signatures to a petl. tion for a Sunday closing law for saloons. Some of the members felt badly over being deprived of the opportunity to read the several thousand names appended to the petition, and Mr. I)uggan was anxious to scrutinize the list, explaining to the house that he had heard one mnan who had signed the petition was not a resident of the state. The pleasure of reading the names was given to the committee on judiciary. Mayor I)avey of Rltte, who is attendin the meeting of muniripal officers in Hel ella, believes the legislature will heed the recommendations of the convention. "I believe the convention is accomplish l.g somethinig," he said at the Helenta "(.'ertainly a numnblr of reforms ar greatly needed, and if the officers of all the important cities can agree upon the changes the assemly should consider their recommnenations. I feel that the con vention will result in much good." AMUSEMENTS Florence Roberts' Return. ()nce more, and for the last time this season,. playgoers will have an opportunity of witnlessing tile exquisite performances :it the brilliant emotional actress. Florence Roberts. who. before in the past three months, has appeared here in a repertire of great plays, which were received with open arms by the lovers of good dramatic art. The distinguished star will Jiresent "MagdIa." the famous Hermann SufTermann drama; "Zaza," the great Belasco play still talked of here, and "The Unwelcome Mrs. Ilatch," the Fiske drama, in which Miss Roberts scored such a hit recently, on next Sunday. Monday anll Tuesday evenings. In "Magda" Florence Roberts appears to have fould a role which is at once equ:al to her wondlerful dramatic ability. one which illustrates more strolgly thllan any other the untounded ta:lent and astounding versatility piossessed by this artistic genius. Star after star has attempted to place this celebrated character among her list of tri umtphs, and the student of dramatic his tory call Irobahly count upon one hand those who have itmade lasting imlpressions as "Magda." To successfully portray this character one must rise to the heights of dramatic genius, and the ambitious actress who wouldl attainl famte in this role Inlst have every attribute which betokens the thorough artist. T'lhe story of "Magda" is so well known that it is perhaps sufficient to s;y that it is a problem play written aroundl the sorrow brought to the heart of a retired G(;rman army officer, a haughty gentleman of the old school. by tie return of his waywardl daughter as a succe ' operatic star. lier confession of her s and her refutsal to marry the man w ruined her and the father of her chiltS breaks tile old illan's heart and causes his death. O(f Florence Roberts' presentation of the title role the Seattle Star says: "Florenee Roberts and her company were never seen to better advantage by the playgoers of this city than last night in the powerful Sudermann drama, 'Magda.' To say that Miss Roberts made a hit with 'Magda' would be putting it mildly. It is indeed a question whether Miss Roberts does not eclipse her success in 'Zaza,' which has always been regarded as her masterpiece." The play affords Miss Roberts excellent opportunity for the display of those beur tiful gowns for which she is noted, and.l production is inl every respect naw and pleasing. "Magda" will be the attraction on Monday evening. Of "Zaza," which will be presented on Sunday evening, little can be said that all Butte ts not already aware of. Sufficient to say that no play has made quite such an impression and scored such a distinct success as this re markable drama, which will always he re !:arded as the greatest play ever turned out by the well-known playwright, David Belasco. As given by Florence Roberts and her company it is an artistic perform ance in every detail. "Zaza," as portrayed by the clever actress, will be remembered for a long time to come, and it is extreme ly doubtful if Miss Roberts call give too many performances of this fascinating play here. On Tuesday evening the final appear ance of Miss Roberts, in "The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch," will be presented. A drama better suited to her style of work than this would be hard to imagine. In ",Mrs. Hatch" Miss Roberts has a part which might well have been written for her. It is eminently suited to her forceful art, and throughout she does splendid and weth sustained work as the unhappy Mrs. Lorg mler No. i. Manager Slocum's Benefit. Tonight a benefit will be given I.. Mort Slocum, late manager of the late Le Petit theater, at the Union Family theater. It will be seen by the following program that a pleasant evening may be enjoyed by any one attending Manager Slocum s bene fit this evening: "Fifteen Minutes in the Stopes;" char acters by Messrs. John Mt;lynn, Fred Goodland, Joe Duffy, James McGlyni. Animated Pictures, "Jack and the Bean stalk," Mr. Julius l.evy. The child won der, Little Olga Stack, vocal selection. Hindoo Trunk Mystery, Arneldo and Del Mar. The German Senator, Harry Cooper Society sketch artists, Harry Clifford and May McCoy. Dattie-King afsters-.FI .r in songs and dances. The Australian Li putians in character act. Irene Lorton and I.ulu Sutton in pleasing specialty. The fiery demon, Del Mar. The great mono loguist, Harry Clifford., The renowned eciuilibrist, Arneldo int sensational act. Illustrated songs, Miss Hilda Levy. Great three-round boxing contest, by the Austra lian Lilliputians, "The Baby Wonder " Modern magic and expose, L. Mort, S cum. Meet me at the Pftster. HEAVY SNOW IN ROCKIES Montana Weather Man's Report The first snow bulletin issued this win ter by Montrose W. Hayes, section director of the Montana weather bureau, giving the substance of the reports made to him by 35o correspondents throughout the state, has been received in Butte. It furnishes a comprehensive summary as well as a detailed report of the amount of snow re ported in different parts of the state at the end of the year. On the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains the snowfall has been unusually heavy, in some instances snow to the depth of So feet being reported in ravines and passes. The snowfall in Flathead county, especially in the mountainous por tions, has also been very heavy. The ground west of the Rockies was quite generally saturated with rain before being frozen by the cold weather. This was not the case in the country east of the miountains. In the course of his snow bulletin, Mr. Ilayes says: "()Over all of the state to the east of the main divide rains were very light through out the fall, and in most localities the ground was dry when the snows began; in the majority of the ranges the earlier nuows did not lie, and as the the thaws were followed by freezes.before the heav ier snows began, the ground was fairly well frozen over for what may be called the first snows of the winter. On the western side of the main divide the rains during the first part of November were mnore copious than on the eastern slope and before the ground froze it was quite thoroughly saturated. "On the eastern slope of the main divide the snow was exceptionally heavy from the boundary line as far south as the Lewis and Clarke pass; storms were frequent and high winds drifted the snow in ravines to a depth of So feet in some places; these drifts are packed solid, but as no thaws have occurred they are not frozen through out. To the immediate south of the Lewis and Clarke pass the snows have not been so heavy; in the vicinity of Bald Butte, however, a large amount of snow is again encountered--packed drifts as feet in depth: about an equal fall occurred on the Missouri side of the main divide in Silver How and Beaverhead counties, but there the winds have been light and drifts are rnot general or deep. In the mountains of Madison, Gallatin and Park counties the fall has reached about an average, and in some localities it is a little lessu; it is LANSDOWNE TO TAKE CONSENSUS OF VIEWS English Business Men Are to Consider Our Treaty With the Cuban Isle. BY ASbOCIATED PRESS. L.iverpool, Jan. 16.-At a special meet ing today of the I.iverpool chamber of commerce. called to consider the proposed reciprccity treaty between the United States and Cuba, it was announced that Foreign Secretary lansdowne would re ceive important deputations from the vari nus chambers of commerce of the United Kingdomu on January za for the purpose of discussing the matter. The speaker strongly criticised the treaty as practically shutting out other nations from trading with Cuba. ABOUT PEOPLE Thomlas Morrow has gone to California, where he expects to remain during the bal ance of the winter. Ex-('oroner Samuel P. Johnson left to day for lMelrose on an outing, lie ex pects to he absent about a month. Former Associate Justice W. T. Pigott departed last night for Helena. atter spending several days in Butte. He said before leaving that he had not fully de cided where he would locate and engage in the practice of the law. Col. N. W. Flasig. who for over half a century has been a traveling salesman for William Crowley & Sons, manufacturers of needles, in Butte. He has been trav eling to Montana sincfe 1866. Alex Burrell, Jr., of Marysville arrived in Butte last night and is a guest of the Thornton. Mr. Burrell is one of the well known imtining men of the camp where the great Drumlummon mine is located. Dr. M. A. Miller of Dillon is at the Thornton. 1). A. Herron of Helena is in the city. 1-. G. Merry, manager of the Montana Coal & Coke company at lorr., Park county, is in Butte, a guest of the Thorn ton. I). J. Callahan of Omaha. the western manager of the various agencies of Swift & Co., the Chicago packers and provision dealers, is a Butte visitor and is at the Tlhornton. Mrs. M. H. Parker, wife of the district judge of Jefferson county, is at the Fin lent hotel. Frank I.. Kinney, the general agent in Montana for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, arrived from Helena last night and is at the Thornton. C. S. Ilaire, a Helena architect, and Mrs. Ilaire arrived in the city yesterday after noon and registered at the Thornton. Former Representative Benjamin J. Fine of Madison county, who is interested in various mining enterprises, arrived in Ilutte last evening and is at the Butte hotel. Postmaster George Hf. Irvin left yes terday for Helena where lie will mingle with the law makers. John G. Ryan of the Daly Bank & Trust company has returned front Great Falls where he has been attending a meeting of the directors of the First National bank of which institution he is president. INDEX TO POISE. Instinct of Doing Right Is Necessary to the Ideal Life. [Cleveland Plain Dealer.] No human creature can thrive and come near perfection without giving equal heed to the instinct for doing right. And it is only as these three great instinctive forces come into something like fair accord that we begin to know contentment. Content mnent is the Index of poise in character, while discontent is an indication-nay, is the very essence of distraction. And to be distraught, to do one taing when we per ceive we ought to do another, to see the truth clearly and not have heroinm enough to follow it, to lead an inner life of turmoil -this is the beginning of death, the grad ual dissolution of character we nearly all undergo. It may be habit or con'cience or slavery to conventionality that enslaves us and undoes us at the last; it may be a faltering will and a fickle heart; it may be a dull and sleepy mind-the disaster is the same. We feel the diversity of pur pose of the warring Institutions within utts, and the goblin of discontent perches on our doorstep. Meet me at the PAster. drifted, hut the drifts are not solid. In the Crazy, Big Belt, Little Belt, Highwood and Snowy mountains the fall has been comparatively light and in some cases a little less than last year. Considering the visible supply of snow on December j1, its condition with relation to drifts, etc., the state of the grouqd when the first snow fell, the conclusion is reached that the amount of conserved water very generally exceeds that at the same time last year and in Teton and in Northern l.ewis and Clarke counties the amount will be much in excess of the average. "Over the northeastern portion of the state the ground is covered with from six to eight inches of snow, while in the southeastern section the fall has not been uniform and in some localities the ground is bare. "To the west of the main divide the amount of snow increases from south to north. In Flathead county storms have been frequent and heavy; in the Flathead forest reserve and in the northern portion of the Lewis and Clarke reserve snow be gan to fall in September and is now from four to ao feet deep, while some drifts (which are packed, but not frosen), are So feet deep; throughout the valley the fall has been considerably above the average, and it is the general opinion in that section that high water will be experienced in the spring. "On the east slope of the Bitter Root mountains the snowfall has also been copi ous, and a good flow of water will be fur nished by the snow on the west side of the main range, abdve the Lewis and Clarke pass, in Lewis and Clarke county; how ever, in Southern Missoula, throughout Powell. Granite and Deer Lodge counties, the snow on the ground is no more than is usual at this time of the year, and is less in some cases. "As stated above, this bulletin is based on reports dated December 31. On the night of January a-3 the temperature rose to a point considerably above freezing all over the state, except in the extreme east ern section, and by the 6th of January warm weather prevailed there. These conditions obtained until the nights of the 6th and 7th. From information received subsequent to December 3--which, how ever, is rather meagre-it is safe to assume that a great deal of the snow has been cut from the foothills and valleys, and at higher altitudes the freezes following the thaw will render the drifts firmer." LORD LANDSDOWNE. - WHAT HAPPENED TWENTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY Why Just Read These Extraots From the Files of the Inter Mountain of That Date and Be Made Wise. The Butte telephone exchange will soon be in opcerattlo. The thermometer registered ao degrees below zero this morning. The First National Bank of Butte has received its first batch of new bank notes and many are already in circulation. The Moulton mill is now the largest producer of high grade bullion in the dis trict. Faro and other games of chance are now doing a lively business and things are wide open. There has been a south nross-cut in tilhe bottom of the Clear Grit started and work is gueng ci, sapidly. The stork last evening visited the home of Mr. ctand Mrs. A. H1. Keith in Walker ville. The new arrival is a son. ichlena went wild with excitement yes terday when the news that the Belmont mine had been sold for several millions to l.ondon people was received. The Utah & Northern Railroad company are doing a larger business than they have ever done before. Both the imports and exports are larger than ever. The Hlclena Independent scouts the idea of the alleged compact between the Utah & Northern cnd the Northern Pacific. The Itcr Mountain has secured the services of ('. E. Kester of New York City and the gentleman will shortly arrive here and take charge of the job oflfice of this paper. The streets of the city are being put into excellent shape by the road commis. saioer and soon we will have better streets than any city of our size in the country. The ladies of the city are arranging to organise a society which will have for its object the taking care of the city poor whenever Ipusaible to do so. Small I oys are wont to remain on the streets. until late hours of night and the police c.ept rtment are determined to put a stop to the practice. Score One for Johnny. [Boston Transcript.] Mamma-Johnny, did you wipe your feet on the mat when you came in? Johnny-I couldn't get my shoestrings untied; they were in a hard knot. Mamma-But what have shoestrings to do with it? Johnny-I couldn't wipe my feet without taking off my shoes, could I P Boundary Lines Wanted. [Madrid Nuestro Tiempo.] The quarrels of South American repuh.b lies with one another usually grow out of boundary lines, or, rather, the want of them. Hence, there should be a settle ment of boundary lines once for all in the interest of South Ameriean solidarity. VYour SUIT Claud OVERCOAT p. or S.URT $1.00 Ring up 'Phone 135 for Our Wagon. Tailoring and Cle ig Co. 2T BRat Oranite Street Or our monthly arrangement. We call for your suit each week, clean and press it, for $4.oo per month. NOTICE Tachell, the Under. taker, Has Moved to 199 South Main Street Pythian eastle. Tel. 33l. Re.. Phsoe `e83 LEDGERS CASH BOOKS And all kinds and sizes of Blank Books, Ty g Papers and Supplies. Ftiy Stationery. All kinds o'f Iadng matter EVANS BO.OK STORE 114 N. MAIN STr. Walker Liquor House 12 West Park HOLIDAY LIQUORLS Old Reserve Whisky, gailon........ $ oo Black Thorn...................... So Anderson Co................... 3 So WINE LIST-Finest California Musca tel, Malaga, Angelica, Tokay, Port, Sherry, at lowest prices. Blackberry brandy, Rum and everything in the Liquor line. Holiday Cigars, as and _S in a box. Montana Stables 120 South Meattta Street Telephone O37F; best boarding stables ia the city, new and firat-class rigs. Spe cial attention given to boarders. J. P. COONEY & BRO., Props. Six Million Dollars Spent by the U.P.R. R. Co. In improving what was originally the finest track in the West. RBSULT A comparatively straight and level roadbed ballasted with dustless Sher man granite, rendering possible the highest rate of speed, together with the greatest degree of safety. The magnitude of the work must be seen to be appreciated. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? .olid comfort, security and pleasure to our patrons. ARE YOU GOING EAST? If so, you cannot afiord to go via any other than this ROYAL HIGHWAY. Further information on application personally or by letter to H. O. WILSON, O. S. L., Butte, Montana. J. D. M'GRBGOB, VETERINARY SURGEO.i. Honorary graduate of the Ontario Veter Inary College of Toronto, Canada. Treats all diseases of domesticated animals ac. cording to scientific principles. Office at Marlow's stables, 1o4 South Main street. Telephone j93. All cases prompt. ly attended to. Xemmerer Coal Sold by @ITIZBNMI' 00Mb ,0. No. 4 East Broadway. BUTTE, ANACONDA & PACIFIC RAIL. WAY COMPANY PASSENGER TIME-TABLE. WESTBOUND. Leave Arrive No. Butte. Anaconda. i--B., A. & P. L. 7:ooa. . 7:5os a.m. 3-B., A. & P. L.. ro:o, a. m. lo: o a. m. 5-B., A. & P. L. s:aop.m. s:1sp.m. y-B., A. & P. L. :os p. m. 6 :oo p.m. 9-B., A. & P. L.sl:45p. m. 12:4 . m. EASTBOUND. Inave Arrive No. Art conda, Butte. s-B., A. & P. .. 4: a.m. 5:oo a. m. 4-B., A. & P. L. 8:3oa. m. 9:asa. m. 6-B., A. & P. L. t:ao a. m. . a:o p. u-. 8-B., A. & P. L. 3:o p. m. 4:15p. m. so-B., A.,& P. L. 7 :o5 p.m. 8 :oo p.m. To make conneotion with Northern Pa. cific railway, westbound, trains at Durant leave Anaconda at is :ao a. m., j :so p. m. and 7:oS p. nm. To make connection with Northern Pa cific railway, eastbound, trains at Butte leave Anaconda at s :so a. m,. pad y.o5 p.m. To make connection with Q.egPo Short Line railroad at Silver Bow, have Ave conda at s:so p. m, Tickets on sale at City Ticket office (G. N. Ry.), No. 4s North Main street, and at Passenger Station, Butte, Anaconda & Pa elfe Railway.