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Planola Was Made so Everyone Could Use the Piano Is it not strange that ANY ONE should deliy Investgatiat an instru ment which makes the p:-no so useful sad is eapable of giving so much genu. Ine enjoymont? All visitvrs are welcome whether curiosity or an intention to purchase erompts the visit. The Pianola can be purchased on monthly paylents. Sold only by MONTANA IUSIC CO. asp North Mala Stroet PianOs You Know Sherman COAL Of the best quality And honest weight L] sts longer and absolutely guaranteed WOOD Of the same grade and Of honest measure. Dry as a bone. S. J. MONROE •..lity lem... 47 E. Iradway, Plhne 276 Fargey Lumber Co. All Kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber Estimates from plans cheerfully given. Sgp. clal attention to mill work of all kinds We solicit your trade.".$t Telephone 547. Office and Yards, Irom Street, East of Ariona ISt., Butte. Not as Bad as They Might Bo. (Wao shinston Star.] "Do you have any highwaymen out herge" asked the timid tourist. "Yes," answered Broncho Bob, who was reading the papers that had come in by the weekly, mail. "But cheer up. They're juit amateurL. We haven't any trusts yet." Mint ame tlte Pstierw BELIEVE GANG IS IN MONTANA NOW Police Think Merry Coterie of Thugs and Cut-Throats Are Due in This City. WERE OPERATING DOWN IN THE CITIES ON THE COAST Similarity of Methods of Crimes Com mitted Here Recently Leads to the Belief That the Bad Men Have Migrated to the Treasure State, and a Raid May Be Expected at Any Time. The Butte police are of the opinion that a number of well-known burglars and highwnynmen are now in Montana and are expected in this city at any time. The similarity of recent crimes in this state to a series of outrages in Seattle and Spokane and the fact that many no torious thieves and ex-convicts were re cently driven out of the latter cities, lead to this belief. The method which these men have fol lowed is unique. A number of houses were entered. Invariably these had been watched, the thieves learning that the places contained money or jewelry and that only women or children were at home at the time. The burglars, as a rule, wore masks and terrorized those they found at the point of revolvers. In most cases they bound and gagged them. Then they looted the rooms and made off in safety with their plunder. Number of Daring Holdups. This was done a number of times in Seattle. At the same time a number of daring holdups were executed. The police seemed helpless for the time. The city council offered $3oo reward for the body of a burglar or highwayman. Finally a daylight raid on saloons resulted in sev eral patrol wagon loads of alleged crim inals, many of whose faces are known to every police department in the West. They were given suspended sentences and thus driven from the Sound City. This happened a couple of weeks ago. A day or two later a similar crime was committed here in Butte. A woman's apartments in a rooming house were en tered, and while one of the masked men held up the frightened woman his com panion looted the room. The fact that these men worked in Butte just when they would have been able to reach this city after the others had been driven from the sound, and the fact that their methods were similar to those used in Seattle are both regarded by local officers as decidedly suspicious indications. Thinks They Are Here Now. "I wouldn't be surprised," said Barney McGillic, "if these criminals hanging about here now were the same as those working in Seattle. If these are the same ones who have been plying their trade in Seat tle they are probably making a tour of the state." The names of the men arrested in Seat tle, some of whom were driven from that city and may be now in Montana. are: Frank Thompson, J. D. Murphy Richard Tobin, J. T. Emerson, E. B. Williams, T. Brennon, John Pearce, Patrick Carroll, William Jackson, John Campbell, Patrick Welch, Charles Kennedy, Robert Cody, J. J. Slattery. George Armstrong, John Higgins, Thomas Ward, M. Weatwick, Thomas Eacher, George Snyder, W. F. Moore. Thomas Backus, Victor Noyki, Carl To py, Fred Atkins Ed McDonald, James Ryan, Charles Guinn, Thomas Egan and Frank Costello. NEW BUILDI1NG NEEDED FOR SCHOOL OF MINES Trustees Mean to Ask Legislature for Appropriation for Three Badly Needed Additions. The board of trustees of the State School of Mines of this city have decided to ask the legislature for an appropriation to pay for the cost of the construction of three additional buildings. The buildings de sired are a boiler house, an assaying build ing and a metallurgical plant. As soon as possible the board will prepare an estimate of the cost of the improvements and lay the matter before the legislature. It is the belief of the board that the legislature will make the appropriation when con vinced that the buildings are essential to the welfare of the school. The board has decided that the boiler house should be a building 49x3o feet and be located just west of the main build ing. The assaying building will be located west of the boiler building. The boiler will be used to furnish steam for heating purposes and power for the mechanical department of the school. It is con templated to make the assaying room 3ox6o feet and to equip it with six furnaces. In the metallurgical plant there is to be all of the latest machinery for the treatment of ores. The board also discussed the question for the maintenance of the school and the matter will be promptly laid be fore the lawmakers. MONTANA WINTER APPLES ARE THE HUGEST EVER! 'Edwards Has Some Whoppers on Ex hibition at His Office-What the Treasure State Can Do. Montana winter apples, the like of which would would be nard to beat any where in the United States, are on exhi tion in the office of C. H. Edwards, sec retary of the state board of horticulture. They will be photographed and used as an illustratldn for the coming report which Secretary Edwards will prepare. The ap ples are not picked, but are taken as a general run of what can be done in the way of fruitgrowing in this state. There is a move on foot by those inter ested in the matter to gather several ex hibits, such as the one which is contem plated by the Butte City Railroad com pany at the Columbia Gardens, and which will hereafter be kept at different places throughout the state. Farmers and all other persons who are interected in horticulture and agriculture will be asked to co-operate. COSTS ATKINSON FORTY DOLLARS FOR BEATING Pummeling He Administered to Bill Collector Must Be Paid for in Coin of the Republic. Forty dollars and costs was the amount that Mr. Robrrt C. Atkinson yesterday paid for the peasaure of having beaten a man who came to his saloon, the Mascot, to collect a bill. The evidence showed that H. Blunm stein easme to his place on January B and requested the payment of a bill for plumb. ing. There was no dispute over the c6r ..etrese of the bid, but Atkinson kept Blumstein waiting a considerable length of time before he paid him. This angered -lumetein and words followed. It is claimed that Atkinson came over the bar and administered a most unmerciful beat. ing to the bill collector, who is much the smaller man of the two, knocking out all of his front teeth and otherwise punish ing hint. A number of witnesses tried to estab lish the fact that the first blow was struck by the bill collector, but Justice Harring ton refused to consider their evidence. The state's case was conducted by Assist. ant County Attorney Newton. WALKER FILES AN ANSWER Says Steele Was Not Seriously Injured by Him. Andrew J. Walker has filed in the dis trict court an answer to the complaint in the damage suit David H. Steele has commenced against him to recover $s,ooo for personal injuries, alleged to have been sustained at the hands of the defendant from a beating. Walker denies that Steele was injured physically or mentally. He claims that Steele came in to his place of business, called him vile names and made a motion as though to draw a weapon, when the defendant was compelled to use the force necessary to prevent being killed. BUTTE FLORISTS ORGANIZE O. A. C. Ohimer is Made President Other Officers. The principal florists of this city held a meeting last night for the purpose of establishing an organization of the floral interests. There were twenty persons present. A committee was selected to form a constitution and by-laws, which will be presented at the meeting held Sat. urady, January 24. The ollowin officers were last evening elected: President O. A. C. Ohlmer; vice-president, Victor Siegel; secretary, Elmer Law; treasurer, Everton Law. OTERO IS NOT CONFIDENT Governor of New Mexico Fears Omnibus Bill May Not Pass. BY ASSOCIATED PatSS. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. t6.--overnor Otero, who has just returned from Wash ington with his family, is doubtful of the _-robability of the omnibus statehood bill b-coming a law. fie opposes the proposition to unite Ari zona and New Mexico into one state, but favors the passage of the omnibus bill, which he says has the majority of votes in the senate, if it can only be brought to a vote. GOVERNMENT HAD THE RIGHT Validity of Tax Imposed Upon the Vanderbilt Estate is Sustained. DY ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York, Jan. 16.-An opinlion has been handed down in the Unated States circuit court by Judge Wheeler, sustain ing the validity of the United States tax imposed upon the Vanderbilt estate, amounting to $jts,6z8, as assessed end collected by the United States collector of internal revenue. BOERS TO FIGHT SOMALIS Contingent of Sixty Sturdy Burghers Sets Out From Natal. Durban. Natal, Jan. :6.-A contingent of sixty burghers, formed for service in Somaliland, sailed from here last evening for that place. Most of the burghers are ex-prisoners of war. The men have signed an agree. nient to serve fInr a. Pufah l's I LAST DAY OF I IGrand Auction j Tomorrow. Saturday Afternoon i at 2 O'Clock, and Evening at 7. I Your Last Chance. I COME EARLY. I Mark Ezekiels P fahl's £L4A--I-i RIVER THAMES IS FROZEN OVER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS THE HISTORIC STREAM IS SOLID ICE. BY ASSOCIATED PRt'A. 1 ,ndon, Jan. 16.-For the first time in manfl years the Thames is frozen over. At Marlow the ice is nerarly ant inch thick. 1)rift Ice has formed in solid packs ot the river at Windsor and Richmond. Intensely cold weather prevails, which las largely increased the number of un employed, as much outdoor work has been ustpended. KNIGHTS OF LABOR AND LOCAL UNIONS IN CLASH Question of Authority Between the Two Se. 's Two Hundred Men Out on o Strike at Lynn, Mass. MY ASSOC'I.TED PIt1 S. 1 )mn, Mass., Jan. Ul. - Two htundrel shuc cutters, employed in nine factor.es here, went ont a strike today. L'pwards of 3,oiu hatnds are indirectly inlvolved slid unless tile places of those who have stopped work are filled promptly, a comr plete shut downt of the factorics is threat erred. 'llhe strike which was ordered biy the Knl.hts of Labor followed thi epresenta. tion of a new price list by the cutters' union of that organisation. It is averred that the action violates a contract between the manufacturers and the Boot and Shoe Workers' union. This contract, it is sahl, the Knights ol Lahor cutters also accepted, and the real issue, It is asserted. is one of authority be tween Knights of Labor and the Boot and Shoe Workers' union. JOHN HOFFMAN A BENEDICT Beaverhead Ranchman Takes Miss Violet Martin to Wife. SPECIAL TO T1Le INTIR O1'NAI.Atv. Dillonl, Jan. t6.-John Holfman, a prom Inent ranchman of this section, and ,Miss Violet Martin of Utah were married here today. lihe couple will mnake this their future hour. Reichsrath in Session. Vienna, Jan. t6.-The reichsrath reas semlled yesterday. The dilatory tactics of the Czechs, in opposition to the custolms and fiscal union between Austria anld luin gary monopolized the proceedings. Anit all night session is itl progress, the houtse hav ing resolved to wear out the olbstruc. tionits. He Will Not Accept. BY ASSOi'IAtID PFIIS. Inldianapolis, Ind., Jan. tG.--M.rti. user Levering, who was elected presidenll of the American Horse Show assOciation at Kansas City last nlight. said today that he would decline to accept. While the Lion Roars. BY ASSOCIATED PRI SS. Constantinople, Jan. 6.--In accordlance with the sanction of the sultan, onte ,it the four Russian torpedo boat destroyers tra versed the Dardanelles January t., biouindl for Sebastopol. The cenil.r stoppll all messa.es onl tle sul,irit. ROUNDING UP CHINKS County Treasurer Is After Chinese Who Have Not Paid License Tax. The Lhint" e poplulation of Ilutle w~Ill probablly havet' occasion to renietbher Itoday as a inIniiher of the well kniown tiremer" of thaIit race in Illtte were madile dlendll antl ill prlcredlllg inslitted by ( ountly Treasurer Mlather for faiilure t.' pay Ii csells.. The ilmembelltr of the ( las i'. 1o ll. t yl)' p.tiltt a i h)1 who l proteedingt. .Is ert II'r l Iiited are lalundrymenh and reltaurinl kep-. ers andl doctorsli. I'lth warrloltI for thlie r rest lof the \lnIIulhIius Wiert' taken out1 thll afternoon. The nmllel oI the ('etle.ti.ils w oi thi e treasurer charger with owing Wr Iheir Is c tases :lnll the .lnl1,11lt1 Clasimted ,1t' aIs hlluws : TomI (' tlg, lal indi ryl t,.111i $1,1: Sainl .'lll l, illln dry ianl,, $1 ; \\111 l tlh"ng. lalndllrylll llt, $1ln; II, Sin , 1.au1 ulytinan. I ; . S mil Sig,ll aian tiryll i , $I: ,lulllln I.ny. Itundryi1at,. $1,1; iU ling W ilt (h ltm t "$-t; I r. Kay Sing. $1n,; Kinu I ong iT,, tuetanrallt, $S; Qurng I iL . Igtielch.int, S. ; Vai I;ci)t, merchant . $,S. The period% for which ithe herwl, melt aimt'e, illn nearly tilt the tlaws l.lt from the latter part ot D)etctlwr tu til lilt same period in Mlarch. There is also a cha rarge agail it the ers of the Ilostotl Cafe tor non l).payment ut .t $3 litentie. Meet me at the 'haster. HOTEL ARRIVALS At the Thornton. V \I . IFl. inssl , Tipton : I. II. li a.h l P'ocatello ; George Iaviland, M inul.ta; W. It. Rodgers, Anacouida: IMrs. . S. I laire, Mrs. W. J. llradihllaw ; C. M. lmotusted,. Ii. . liensmtreD, Dillun; C. M. I.nsted, Milne apolls ; l'. S. llaire, llelena: F. W. Iuitt.um. (hicago; F. l.. Kinney, Hlelena; I. J. Callahan. Omaha: Mrs. C'. 1.. llickell ind sister, Missoula; D. A. Hlerrn, Alex Hiur rell, Jr., Helena; M. A. Miller, 1illonh; FI. W. Rogers, St. Iaul; (l, I.. Tr:acy, A. W. Martin andt wife. lelenta. At the Butte. II. II. Ltungmilre, city; It. J. Fiie, New Yourk; F. I.. IHlarrison, Ilelena ; F. J. Itrowne, Chicago; Mrs. George I re, Salt L.:ske;lIrank E. Waite, l.. V. Ihe'Volt, Ilen ver; I. Curtin, J. K. Tisdall, St. Paul George A. Packard, lIaker ('illt. At the Finlen. II. F. I.layden, lDetroit; II. (;. .t.e . Fargo; E. It. Judil, Itreat halls: Mrs. FrIed Powell. Mrs. E. Thomas, houlder: P. It. (los, Salt I.ak.; WV. I.. Holland, city; T. Stit;. I hicago; T. I.. lIogers, Spikaile J. b. Thnilmnnl, l.ivi.igstll ; John J. M t ,.skey, Ethel Ihtukner, I.nmseul.ll, Ky. A. S. Iteardsly, l)lion; Mrs. M. II. h.euker. Boulderr; II. '. Magill, I h .tago, ItI hlugan, Great Falls. At the Southern. Jerry Murphy, Ilonesiake Walter Jacuhis, Kendall ; II. E. Ilaydlen, IDetroit E. S. Itaker, Kalitpell: Alex I airgit.s, ltasin; Jthn Mliulcahy, Itasin; I'uiil 5 or coran, Wallace, Idaho; N. Page, Johlin Sul livan, Ilelena; IG. I. Andlerson, I)etroitt Pat tGainer, Anaconida; (harles M. Chinik. Dillon ; J. Stey, James lMartin, lhilnial: ,te(orige It. DIavenptir. Spokane; M. NI. I.aringer, Ilhelena; I'. J. ( o'gaii, S)l.lcn ,, N. m'. Meet nsu at the Vl'i.tter. YANNUTELLI IS TO BE THE NEXT POPE HIS SUCCESSION TO PAROCCHI IS SAID TO PLACE HIM IN LINE FOR CATHOLIC PAPACY. In AS itli Ilii lI'll .s, Ron.e., Jan. i6. -l ardinal .,rafino, Vii. ntrelli Iha beenI apipoinltld vice rchanerllir of thel tholic church in ticceltion. to Cardinal I'arnoehli. tllwh died yesterday. '1I hr hait, with which thie pope filled thl vacant olltali' i tcituch n.llltnrnltell ilpionl ('ardi.al \'atnnutellli i4 ntow rreartleId as the probable stucct.essor to Pope ti .e, as vice IhaicIllor of the chutrch. ii on of the hlig.1,l.t positni s in tilt paprl) . NO WORD YET FROM THE MISSING SHIP ST. LOUIS French Vessel Arrives at Havre Without News-Griscom Says She May Have Leaky Boilers. Iv" A.%.I H I 111 I RfII tO fhi* l rlocl lrlll' lA'l 11I 111t . 1.ll h it 1.r1|t1" American liner, .St. I ftiig, ha is tu re ceivedl. Vice l're.'ih.ii \\'tight I the A'lmeric:mn line, later said; "\\'e have noithing It atdl to the stateient'Il gi..t i t la-t nighI t ex. cept tiup toi the prent titme we arr ae lutely withoul t wo·a of thel St. t.uis." (CIleo ent A. t;ris.oi i of the AIir. i .italt line. said today: "It lhas leen said that tlhe St. l.oui lutia leaky Iidile. s. I ito not know that shle ha i. :hl'lre are thou..anttltd Sii mall tiibes o nhicr. thet flames play to heat thr water. If, aus solltimel's halippens, siIm.c onI these til'"e hIa-k leniagh to damp. n the lift re, it ia neIle'ts :y o pluh them up. l'hii d.es not mlail that thllere ii seriolus |anmaage', ibut it does slraa thiat yo) haave less snrtace tio bliat the water, anll sio nli staer. I do not think the St. Iouisi is n trouble, hbat that she is nut snaking very, fast time." Nothing Seen of Her. Ilavre, Jan. id.- The Frenctih lin' 'ste.al. er, l.a Lorraine. floult New York, lainualy N, wlhich arrived here last night, dli ntut siglht te steamer it. I nuis. YANKEES MAY LOAN MONEY American Capitalists Said to Be Think ina of Helping Castro Out. Ri * n' oI1I .i l iii S5. I racita;i. J.lll. Ii -l'r i.'ll (,- I ,Ill hl lS i.stuail a hi.rer' Iih opensi tl Vi.. \'ine t lhai I luthi.i Iitlri , ll. 'l tter to trl d- tlll ro'i Iulnaiil i.a. S. ulallilt, poa .it if Na-n Yoik, hlii tt. is twi i to rtai l,.ait Aaitericai rapi talisth initerstrtd Il IIt.' Iina lilgatii ii ; iaa .a i icover i lth, aclim of til allies alUKllt VeInettlet D. B. LYMAN IS NO MORE Famous Comstock Mining Man Dies in Reno, Nev. l1 A,%I t. . IA IIlli iii .I Iteno, Ne'., J:an. ti ).I). It I.. iu:i , for tli.tlhy tear- sup.rinlriiileil of the flu titui7.a Illiln-e, on l u I( liiiito.. i l ll t they -were at the iith f( thei.r productiiii, died' here ,,l pa rl t l it n t lhi l- ,rr ll.g. Meet Ime at the l'fi'.er.