TODAY'S NEWS FROM THE SMELTER GITY1
AL. STEVENS' BEAVER TRAP
Clever Invention of a Rook Creek Miner Who Does a Little
Hunting on the Side--How It Worked Beautifully and
How the Inventor Was First One to Be Caught by It.
P.('L.IAi, TO TIIE INTI:R MOLNTAI..
Anaconda, Jan. a6.-- Al. Stevens, who
lives on the main fork of Rock creek, in
Granite county, although a miner and pros.
pector, is also something of a trapper. In
a letter to a friend in this city he de
scribes the result of one of his trappln4
expeditions down the creek a few miles bie.
low Moose lake, near which his caluian i
He writes that there are some beaver on
the creek and that in addition to his daily
til of digging out of the ground the gold
nuLggets that are reported to ie so pllentitul
in that region, he was occasionally doin.g
some trapping. tie asks that the fact thiat
he is trapping a few beaver he kept a se
cret. as he understands that it is against
()n l'uesday of last week the prospector
invented a new xhaver trap that he tie
lieved would be very ettective. Like all
great inventions it was a simple anatir and
easy to arrange. An auger hole was Ihr.ed
in a log. a small fish was dro!ped in. and
then four sharp steel nails were driven
in at an angle so that the eraver could
tlhrust its paw into the hole to get the fish
easy enough. but could not withdraw it. lo
IN LIBRARY AT OLD MANILA
Would Like to Get Fifty Books From the
Anaconda, Jan. a6.-Reports from Mrs.
L. G(. Smith. who has charge of the alcove
for Montana's donation to the library at
Ilani;a, shows -that many donations are
being made. 'ihe Daughters of the Revo
lution have the matter in charge and Mrs.
Smith was asked to take charge of the
Aanconda department. It was stated by
the committee that they outld like to get
5o books from this city. and from the way
in which they are beginning to arrive it
looks as if the hopes of the ladies would
A. D). T. mesaengers--prompt, reliable.
J. F. Bradley. representing a St. Louis
drug house, is in the city.
it. J. Toomey, the well-known stock man
atdl politician. is in the city. Mr. Toomey
has a large interest on the Big Hole and
is taking an active part in the division
bill introduced by Representative Allen.
Clerk of the District Court WV. E.
Thomas spent yesterday in Butte, return
ing to his duties at the court house this
Contractor Dolan came down on the
mornintg train from Butte.
John Scannel of Georgetown is in town
front that lively and coming mining camp.
It is reported that all of the scarlet
fever patients are doing nicely and that
no new cases have been reported in re
R. A. Luke, the insurance man who has
been in the city tor the past several days,
has returned to his home in Helena.
Rod T. Williams has returned from Hel
ena and is well pleased with his trip. He
thinks that the state capitol building is
all that could he desired and a credit to
WESTON IS OFF TO
THE CAPITAL TOWN
TAKES BALLOTS AND POLL BOOKS
TO HELENA, WHERE THEY WILL
COJNt VOTES OVER.
John Weston, tile clerk and recorder of
Silver Bow county, will leave for Helena
tonight with more trunks than the average
traveling man who "makes" the Mon
tana territory carries with hint. The
trunks contain the ballots and the poll
books used at the 53 precincts in the recent
election in this county. The legislature
proposes to recountt the ballots in the con
test case. Each trunk weighs over 300
pounds and all are larger than the ordinary
The trunks will he shipped to Helena
by express. Mr. Weston had to bear the
expense of purchasing the trunks and may
have to pay the expressage, but be ex
pects that t!;e legislature will reimburse
himi. There are about t6,ooo ballots be
sides the poll books in the five trunks. It
is understood that the legislature will se
lect clerks to recount the ballots, working
in relays of eight hour shifts.
"They will want to quit the job when
they opcn the first truntk and see the num
bher of ballots." said a deputy in Mr. Wat
sonl', ollice who helped pack the ballots in
the trunks. "It is no small job to count
LITTLE BITS BY TELEGRAPH
tTiny Items of News of the World Boiled
Down for Busy Readers.
Joseph Shepard Passes Away.
Chicago, Jan. 27.-Joseph Shepard, as
sistant general manager of the Wetsern
divislion of the United States .xpress
coi:1,,ttny, died here yesterday, aged 74.
Broke the Records.
Honululu, Jan. ¶6.-The steamer Korea
has arrived here, breaking the record be
tween here and San Francisco four hours
and fifty-seven minutes. Her time from
San Francisco was four days, twenty-two
onltur and fifty-three minutes. Her longest
day's run, the last day, was 451 miles.
A. H. Smiley No More.
Redlands, Cal., Jan. 26.--Alfred H.
Smiley of Lake Minnewaska. N. Y., is
dead at his winter home in this city aged
75 years. A tumor was the immediate
cause of his death. He was one of
the founders of Redlands.
He Made Mackay.
('ounhlia, Mo., Jan. a6.-lawrence
Baash, whose death in Boone county. Mo..
Isas jest becn announced, lent John W.
-Mackay $to,oo,. with which le bought and
developed the Comstock lode. Bash was
then :a prosperout liveryiman of Virglfia.
rev,., c'd at warmu friend of Mr. Mackay.
Vandy's Case in Paris.
l':,ris. Jnn. '6.-The appeal of .William
K. \'andcrbilt agaiist the sentence of. two
days' iaprisonment for scorching on ian
sutomohile last year came up for hearing
Saturdry. The judges postponed, the
Iieari.l ti, Februatry t3 for further testi..
Mteet mte at the Pitster.
cause the points of the nails were i led as
sharp as needles and barbed.
Stevens is getting out some good ore that
he expects to ship in the spring and when
he began to hgure up his profits on that
and add the price of several hundred
heaver skins, he felt pretty good. lie
could not make his mind whether it would
be a trip around the world or an orange
ranch in Floridn.
He concluded to make his first catch
near his cabin and he accordingly wectt
down the creek a short distance and prepar
ed for business. It was nearly dark on
last Tuesday evening when he had the con
trivance completed and dropped in the fish.
it was only human to reach in to see ,ow
it would work. and almost before he knew
it, it had him tight. The mo-e he strug
gled the deeper the barbs sank into has
It was anything but a laughing matter
for Stevens, as at was getting dark and
only a chance if any one would happen to
pass within hailing distance.
By the merest accident his howling was
heard by a passing prospector, a good tour
hours after he ways caukht. Hie arrived at
his cabin nearly frozen to death and nsow
holds much difmere'nt ideas as to the value
of his new trap.
HIS FINEST EFFORT YET
Evangelist Schiverea Addresses an Audi
ence at the Margaret Theater.
aPEi IAl. TO Tille INT.I MOU'NTAIN.
Anaconda, Jan. .6.--A big revival meet
ing was held by Rev. Frederick Schiverea
the evangelist, at the Margaret theater
last night. Ilis talk on "What does it
profit a man if he gain the whole world
and lose his own soul," proved to be the
finest sermon which he has so far deliv
ered in this city.
Previous to the remarks of Rlev. Schi
verea Rev. I r. (;wynne read the Scripture.
Rev. Schiverea will leave this week for
Hutie. where he' will hold revival services
for the next two weeks.
Harry Callahan Injured.
SPI:C'IAI. o T111i I S ' k 11'NTAI N.
Anaconda. Jan. 26.-Hlarry Callahan,
an employe of the Washoe smelter, was
brought to the hospital this morning with
a badly bruised leg. The injury was sus
tained by a falling timber.
At the Montana.
W. A. Walker, St. Paul; C. Franken
thal, New York: J. E. Ilartel, R. L. Col
lins, Chicago; A. N. Brown, Butte; J. H.
MacMillan. city; R. A. Luke, Helena; J. N.
Shea, Butte: J. E. Bradley. St. Louis;
H. Toomey, Deer Lodge; S. Rosenstein,
If you are sulfering with kidney, liver,
bladder or urinary trouble, and do not feel
satisfied that Dr. James' Vegetable Kidney
Cure has benefited you after taking one
bottle, the Newbro Drug Co. will refund
your money without asking any questions
or requiring your signature to any paper.
West ate at the Pfiater.
JUDGE DAY WILL GO
TO SUPREME COURT
JUDO E DAY.
Canton, Ohio, Jan. a6.--Judge W. R. Day has accepted a tender of appointment
as associate justice of the United States supreme court. Judge Day said today in
answer to a query as to his appointment: "I received the tender from President
Roosevelt Saturday. I mailed my acceptance this morning."
Judge Day does not know when the appointment will be sent to the senate.
WASSAIL AND SONG IN
HONOR OF POET BURNS
Such Scotsmen us Do by the Grace of
God This Immediate Vicinity In
habit Banquet Tonight.
Tonight is the night which the Scotsa
men of Butte will devote to festivity and
good fellowship, to wassail and revel and
hilarity, to songs of praise and. paeans of
laudation, in hionor of Bobbie Burns, at
the. Finlen hotel, and the following mag.
'ftcent program of music and oratory will
be carried out : Address of welcome.
Alexander Macaulay, chairman; toastmas
REV. ROBBINS WILL
BUILD UP CHURCH
REV. H. E. ROBBINS.
IPECIALI TO TIIK INTER MOU'NTAIN.
Anaconda, Jan. s6.-Rev. H. E. Robhinq.
the new rector of St. Mark's Episcopal
church, is already becoming a prominent
figure in the community. lie is a man of
great energy and ability and it is expected
that through his efforts the congregatio'.
JOHN HENRY IS UP AGAIN
Able to Be Off for San Francisco, Where
He Will Convalesce.
SPEIt AL. TO TIHE INTER MOL'.TAIv.
Anaconda, Jan. a6.-John Henry, who
has been confined at St. Ann's hospltal
with what is claimed was one of the most
persistent eases of typhoid fever that has
ever been in the institution, left yesterday
for San Francisco.
The disease attacked Mr. Henry many
months ago, and several times it wgs
feared that he would die, and all hopes
were given up. He will remain in Call
fornia until spring.
ter, Dr. Donald Campbell; solo and cho
rus, "There Was a Lad Born in Kyle,"
tv. K. Christie and guests; address, "The
Memory of Burns," A. B. Keith; violin
soln. "Annie I.aurie," Master Bruce
Smith: selection, Scottish airs, Pipe Major
John Duncan; solo, "Afton Water," W. R.
Christie; address, "Scotland," John .ind
say; song and dance "Australian Lillipu
tians :" recitation, "Wedding of Shon Mac-'
lean," Mr. Alexander; cornet solo, John
LIockhart; song, selected, David Meikle
John.; sword dance, I). kMacl.eod; song,
"Gae Bring Tae Me a Pint o' Wine," W.
K. Christie: Scotch dance, Miss Kramer.
Tne members of the reception commit.
tee include Dr. H. J. MacDonald, Daniel
.alder. Dr. E. W. Trainor, George H. Mc-'
Dor'gall. Malcolm Gillis, P. C. Gillis and
of St. M uark's will tI ,,,cit.,, t.da y In
're:iscl. As rector of the clhnllch at I:ort
llenton lie organized what became klloII
as the best vested choir in the state and hlie
is giving the same attention here to
church music that he did illn his former
DO NOT BLAME MATHEWS
His Friends Say He Worked Wheneve9
He Could Get It.
IlE' IAl. TO THilE I:fi N MOt ",; I iv.
Anaconda, Jan. a6.-The friends of J. T.
Mthewsa. the man who was lately arrested
for failing to provide for his children,
declare that the children have not been
sent to Helena by the county, but that
Mathews has sent them there himself
and that lie has agreed to take care of
them from now on.
They also declare that the man did not
neglect the little ones nor refuse to work,
hut that heeworked whenever he could
obtain employment and was simply a vic
im of circumstances.
FLORAL SOCIETY IS
TO HAVE BANOUET
WILL MEET AT COLUMBIA GARDENS
IN MARCH-CLOSER ORGANIZA
TION BE BE PERFECTED.
At the meeting of the Montana Floral
society, held at the store of l.aw Brothers
Saturday evening, a committee was ap
pointed to draw up a constitution aid by
|aws, with instructions to report the samin
at the meeting which win. be held on Sat
urday evening. February 7, at which time
they will be adopted.
The committee on constitution and bly
laiws is composed of the followinlg leni
hers: l). E. Law, O. A. C. ehlthner and
Oin the first Saturday in March a ,ha.
qnet will be held by the members at ( ul
Famous Minister III.
I amdlen, N. J., Jan. 26. 4- hari.
Ihoes., one of the hest knowni ministlcr
of the Society of Friends. is dlead at hli
holul in Iladdonfield of pneunlnia. lIt
was 76 years old and until his recnt ill
ness was in exceptionally vigorous healtIh.
Whole Lot of Students.
Albany, Jan. a6.-- The º itlh ainnal re
port of the regents of thle Un'iversity of
New York state shows that during Iaj"
institutions of higher education, includlinlg
educational and technical andl other
special schools, reported .14,.64 students.
IcA Word Ic
WANTED-Boys. A. D. T. Company.
WANTED---Men to learn harber trade.
Always rush for barbers in spring. Pre
pare now. lears saved by our method.
Steady practice, tools, diplomas, positions
and board given. Catalogue mailed free.
Muler Barber College, Minneapolis, Minn.
IIMN WANTED for the United States
Navy; machinists, firemen, coal passers,
electricians, shipwrights, seamen, ordinary
neamen, landmen, apprentices, and mess
attendants; must be American horn citt
aetis or have made legal declaration of in
tention to become citisens. Only men of
naod character and pbysique need apply.
lor information apply in person or by let
ter to Naval Recruiting Station, Butte,
WANTED-A partner in a good paying
restaurant. Apply at Formel's, No. too
West Porphyry, or No. 3sa South Main.
PRIVATE homre for ladies, tog Dakota si
Good Luck for Buyers
of Good Carpets
Our west show window is filled with high grade
carpets ticketed with prices that make this the
luckiest week in the history of our house for
those in search of the highest grades of the best
carpets made. It is the last call for buyers of the
finest carpets of all, and the prices fairly shout
"Come at once."
Special No. i
Smith's Best AxminsterCarpet and Border
(Inc t a;nd oll ie It;ill roll carpet ,111,l .Iu varnl of h Irdcl. . l, ll any p arl
t ithe ,l amllll. I E irlll c hip 1 -t , h nt11ul Mr c |1 hdi, 1wt, alrIlI
;rou tnd, wIth a . chlnrnlllllK thII llrl l pat 1 a n m .aIItI)y plllk. It a ,
4otd q iuality carLpl as wI' ave crra l olli at $i). : yard.
Until Saturday Night for 89c a Yard
Special No. 2
Savonnerie Axminster Carpet and Border
()in and oine hall rli.n carpetl il am ,l one rill it th .r furtil .ultlh
ti.irdier, rl i h . Iaa~s g er lln atroulll, with mill pinl k wi Iith, i A ver) del
"trable color cOnlhllil talllinn. .Splr thIh $ .; value.
Until Saturday Night $i.iq
Special No. 3
Middlesex Axminster Carpet and Border
ner i rill c;at l amn.d two thlid roll n i hordr, lark blue Kr'ndil . with
ricitoio andil floral deaI l t h.lI r .int i ichi. "tiilarIl I1.1 value.
Until Saturday Night for $1.35 a Yard
Special No. 4
Bigelow Axminster Carpet
Ihree and i lnr I hall roll], iii tau patlll. ni. , one ,ll atai ligliht
¢round and ric h cihr) inthrul i iailla ern an illt i d tin anug . ha ll isitI
with ritch ititia red gKinl lt I l I r: l tt.lt1e l Ink .l i dl a 1i , a1' . I . ia
ticlh ofii tiher eer tni a b ilvr for I. e tia $ . io .a yar 11
Until Saturday Night for $1.41 a Yard
Special No. 5
Bigelow Imperial Axminstcr
Wii I .,II )ll Il hI ' l ve par er1.1 ; t i l with oral.er,, iel l stat 11p rlor
tild rull tlc tan t i llan. l1al i, , tle. t 1 i and ilik ;rrri .a I i. trra iaot
la gral ntll s, taio erhi clrinirsa 'lt.e ltitel. ait.r t w lit, ini t ill, co lll
try w hic h It estul valel nt to .l)yiel.; ilh . bI .t oln l . lh. i ( uinId rd well
wirlth .iJS a yard.
Until Saturday Night for $S.Iq
hMall Us Your Ordcrs. We Pay the freight.
Brownfield=Canty Carpet co.
4S to 54 W. Parr. 43 to 43 W. Galena St.,
MONEY TO LOAN
MONt to loan on any kind of security.
The Davenport Co., i s Hamilton street.
LOANS-Money to loan at s per cent; no
delays. liall Brothers, No. 48 East
Broadway, Butte, Montana.
LOANS-- On furniture; low rates. Rooum
a, No. 77 West Broadway.
MONEI. TO LOAN-Jackman Ir Armi
tage Co.. lirboulr block, northeast corner
MMain and Ilroadway.
OCULIST AND AURIST
1)R. T. A. (,R/(tj-iA' ye, ear, nuar, throat
and luinge; prices modlerate; terms ca:c'.
No 4s Ilirtmur building. 'Phone as|A.
J(). 14. IlAPT'I Y-A-sayer, No. 117 liagmi
ittois street, Ilutte, Montana.
FIT/.'A I RICK & I.l'WIS. -A ssayers.
Succ.c.rors to A. B1. l,.lrbauor, moit N.
W'yo. at. 'l'hone 65 )-It. I'. O. Box I 14.
SCOTT Stove Repair Works removed to
No. 1a3 Eant Park. Telephone No. 685.
bI El'sAll Noodle l'arlors-tmmipurtcra rine
tea:, nluodles. Challn, Suide M:iw.ah Co.,
No. 119, corner Mercury, the alley.
£ GL;I.'S I.OAN OFFICE-No. a8 1abt
Pl'ark street. Muncy loaned on every
article of v.due.
T'RANSI.EN'l-Special, York block. 1No.
66 West Park.
jfOR REINT--ThIe Erwin, newly furnished
rooms, modern convenicenr.ces; transient
trade a specialty. No. aji East P'ark
iOR i:RENT-Two nicely furnished front
rooms, with board, $30 each per month.
All modern conveniences. No. Joy West
MODERIN six-room house, electric light,
bath. West Side, $sS per month. In
quire at Dr. I!ernheim's, Ilirbour building.
FOR RENT-House, and carpets for sale.
Inquire No. ao6 North Washington.
Call between 9 and a a. m.
FOR R-ENT-L.ower 3-room modern flat;
rent reasonable. Apply 731 W. Quarts.
HOTEL OXFORD-Rooms to up. First
class: modern conveniences. So. Main.
LOST-Gordon and English setter dog, a
year old; color gray with tan feet and
face, Return to Walter Allen, No. as
West Broadway and receive reward.
BUTTE ADJUSTMENT COMPANY-
Collects bad bills; try it. all N. Main.
TRUSTO-RTHY person in each cowatr
to manage business of old establlshed
house of financial standin: straight bees
ide weekly cash salary i paid by heeak
eaih Wednesday with all peass direct
froms headquarters; moety auvanoed for
expenses. Manager, No. Sa Callte Bldg.,
MoN lANA VIAVI C(,MPANY-No. p
G(olbllrgl block. Ilutte. We treat suc
c·lsflllly dioseases of womer:, catarrh,
stloma:ch all atdowel trouble,. Vsapor bathle
anSd ssslaiagr treatntllllt in conllnectionl.
FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS
11)It SAll, -reitaurant and confection
cry store, cheap. Apply at ormnel's, No.
sou W\Vrt Porphyry street, or No. J3a
FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE
I1"0k SALl---(;rea bargains in real esta
this week. Apply at Iorllrel', No. olo
Wrist I'orphlyry or No. .:I South Main.
I 1I4 SAlI.li, (. lI".AP '-(Inc lI.state ak
heater, one folding bied, one icebox;
hloIIue for r(lt. No. 1isb So. MNsstansS St.
I )lt SAIlE. -Furniture ot S rooms for
Ihus.ekespi ng. wilth or without leIse;
cry theiapl II sold a-t once. 8s6 W.
itlit SAl.I A coy In rollo lodging
houe; renIt oly $.t. per mlonth. Apply
at FI:a,rl ', No. .sn West Purplhyry strreet
or No. 3.r South Main.
CLEANING AND DYEING
i'AUMII"'S Parisiasn l)yc lloube--All
work gslarlnterd. No. 6, West (;aena
street. 'I'houe 747-A. French dyeing and
'WN N'IIEl)---You to bIe prtccteld in the
llrrihon Mutual Iburial Associatiois.
See Shllrmasn & Herd.
I)t'SS.:At & 'l'7 lOMSc)N-Photogrgaph.
era; first-class work guaranteed. Nos.
tl7-a19 East Park street.
MISS 'UlRNI.EY'S SCHOOL-All grades
taught. No. 431 Vest Mercury. Only
WANTI'D-To buy large dogs with short
hair. (reat Danes preferred. Enquire
office building, theater. Dick P. Sutton,
II. Ii. IANSON, M. D.--General opera
tive surgeon. Offices: as, a6, a7, Silver
Bow Block. Telephone 4o0.
WEST Side Klectrie Carpet Cleaning Co.
No. Ijo West Broadway. Tel 867-A.
NEW COUCHES, $s up; new ranges to
exchange for old stoves and furniture;
storage. Oeeslil, No. 42 West Broadway.
WHY MOVE your household goods an
other valuables in an open wagon when
you can move so much eleaner, quieker
and cheaper in our new svan? Call up
Telephone ii. Montana Truck & Transfdl
Co. OBice: No. is West Broadway.
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