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I llrtlb k .aid th.e P nnlt,,1l .,khrlton , , tnt, iunfortutn: :ely, s how a ldisposition to r ,:i, iin thtirhi re,' . 'tivt llo ss.I . It i, a w.' I r the wires letraling from Iluttalo t' . ,l ay. ,I no t :hrivel tip a .l melt. It i . l l.it:!hcll. theory. :t anllitoullr e, in ! . Illiiiniitnm ptes' It yestertlay, that. ,'!ek .' , ar,. .i in Jientini of thf l ge.i t ,pr.s r.:ly ,,f it' ctillntry. A great many tpr sn:,. t:.'lu ling laboring mei.t, woitll t gI:il is '-l, prn pcrity could Inc heral .edl through I .:l: thir ianifest;atin. Butl l,.ln ,,t'iety.cuntirllitis to hilne aind )'l,,::l r like a dead itackerc l ii a iii - hmud N., wonder it is trying to mnake the p 1 t- i .5l, the Ilurdicks and I'eni:ells did nt , I, long tIo the lour lilunred atnd oug,~: not to In' classed as the real thing. At tH saine time Iluffalo society has re c,.iv, I i terrile blo.w that will keep its eyes inll dagt, for some time. The BIulftilo inis l"it sh~ws upon whisliat a thin crust s wit y Ireali as a gencral thing. There " i I mtitny cities, uitte of ct un ,e (x c pt .I. wlhose scial Monit 'hice may not ,giiigi tn erupt at the least agitation. It nill 1be a piece of rare news to Mr. l .,evelt when hlie reads in the New York y llows that hie is aig to the Yellowstone I.t sn:tl Park to iTnt "big gname." deer. elk aunI that sort of thing. The inter ,,talil printe1 a photograph the other <it shi, i iug a henrd of deer and elk birows i i i,.e ps,:radl'" of the military post in t! i rv;sit;n, living "iunder the guns," as it .vr,. Mr. RIo seseli whiile in the p:icak *,l: imike his lthedqluarters at the post andl hl will 'tjuy as much as anyone thle sight o thins tame wild g.une, if one may use the t,rni. if course ni. lihuntiing it. allowed in th. ,i k, :ia I no (ile knows it lbetter thatn the lrs'.ileit. T'1'" n't hatch of yellow tewa1s.lp r, miay lt ing the initeresting in ttlhi4 nee thit Mr. R.osevelt will stop nif :at M~s:.,ul.s and clean out the herd of do i<.isic: atel hulaloes which are cared for i,i tcnlerly dlv.n there. lit the chaste lan guage of Mr. llearst's yellow, "Wouldn't tha jar youin iI.IIf3Ji i TO ALDVERIISING 'Th value of advertising evidently is apl!rciated by the town of I'inc IllulT, N. (.. which has had a bill pass'd in the 1. i.lstoure peroviding for the taxation of property for the purpose of raising reve nlue t Ie rxpended in advertising the town as a Ninter resort. The bill pmro vidlc, for taxes at rates ranging from a to I, per cent on real and personal prop erty; on citizens whose names appear on the poll list; on goods purchased by mer chants for s~alc ill their stores; on in comes froml hotels, boarding houses, rent ed rooms, livery stables, hacks, express wagons; on the incomes earned by doctors, lawyers, dentists, nurses, laundries, news dealers, butchers, hucksters, real estate agent;, on receipts front shows, lectures, billiar.l rootits, and on incomes of more th'on one dollar a day within the cor p,)rate limnits of the town. The taxes are not mandatory, but each item ill the scheme is to be voted upon by the citi zens. The sentiment of the people favors the movement, and it will no doubt prove to he a gool thing for the town, providing its attractions as a winter resort are such as ti appeal to the public after they are duly advertised. FOREIGN COPPER REPORT ''Th fortnightly copper report of Hlenry Lath & Sont, England, dated March 3, in dicates a continued improvement in the co;,pcr market. It says: "Yesterday, on a ftirther implrovement ,in the statistical position, values improved to £ So 1ass cash anld ,6o for three months, and closed at these prices. A good business has becn done in refined copper during the fort night and prices for all classes of copper have been materially raised. Consumptionl int America is said to be still very heavy, and most of the leading producers are believed to have disposed of their output for several mtonths to come, In Europe also the demand continues large and the position generally appears to fully justify the advance in price which has already taken place. The last quotations for lake copper are given as J3% cents per pound, while it is reported that s4 cents has been paid. The shipments to Europe from the Northern poets for the whole of February are cabled as 8,685 tons. The imports of American copper into England have been 785 tons and into France 752 tons, or 1,537 tons, against 7,255 tons last year. Total deliveries in England and France for the past fortnight have been 6,641 tons, agalnst 6,5s tolls itmports. Stocks have decreased 490 tons. The total visible supply shows 1.1.;'72 tons, agaitist 53.587 tons last fortnight. The total hlip mlSent to lEuropare from Amlerica from Jan t;iry a to date are 18,886 tons, as against 31a,1a tons for the correspondinlg period last yeart." ARTIFICIAL FUEL One of the effects of the prolonged coal strike at the Pennsylvania mines was to stimulate investigation along the lines of providing in artificial furl. It would seen that Ihlie niaullllfacture of briquettes has now reached the imlportanlce of an in ldustry whlich hats a promising future. Thli Icrlini corresplondret of the BIritish TransctilIt writtes that William ale Ia la;rr,, a director of the Washhurn-l'ills ainry . ills. Minneapolis, is in Madlgeburg Iuying machllinery for the lbriqcuette works tha:t WV. I). Washburn intenids to build a1 lisnlaarck, N. )D.' lhe snakinlg of brignactas, or artificial fuel, from lignite sail coa:al (lust has already eiv, dalescrbeld, all thei process is tolerably famniliar to thle pl llic. It is estimated that s,;.,oo ,square miles of lignite underlie the I)a Lot,, l: -l , M ionta:na, while another wide i It extenlds through tilhe gulf st:tces fronm Il',rilaI ti Ts( sa. B; erman gaologists have Ini. Ihleliaved that American cities would ,,, the smaokelces fwi' question by the uset of lriqaettcs. Pasneitdtt Ila lcis of the St. I.ouis exposlition, iduring his stay ill thIe (,Cermlan cap:ital, accmnaIl;itedl pamphletlls nall ther iiforlatliatill oni the subject, with a saiew to thi' introduction if fla iht at('les at tihl St. Louis expositLion.ll Ilh brought home Sith him l several samdple Li-p. i 's, made il, foau Daikiota lignite, sent ta lta ,ernan works bly Mr. VWa,,hburn. \h n' ta him of tihe aaglitildi aSnd im I taII.,(' ill the ilndustriall %otrl, ais the Wash\\';.lurn ill sbury compania y goes inlto the ailtai.al fatlls business, at aaaloubtedly mI.ans.s mIuch for thle publlic. MONUMENT TO A HI()I1SI 'I heN Masotic order of Illilnois is about to do atn extraordinary thing andi yet somlethling that is entirely praiseworthy. The Illinois Masons will erect at nmonu an.Iata to a horse. 'rhe story, as tohl by a correspotdilet, is interesting. ''lThe ani aitil t, lie thatus honored was a gray malre owneil by lthe late Robert Miller of S.tlli tsa. Ill. Some time ago Mr. Miller pro vidal in his will that a faIrm f .l6o acrres. a tract of as fineti far.ming landl as existced in Illiiois, was to Ier left to the MIasons of Illinoisi on which to errect a home for aged nmembelrs of the orlder, the incllolllt frmi thel farm to hle apllied taowa;rd the maintenanice of thie institatiota .I. Nh.Miller recently died and the M;asonls hIae taken polssession of the biclues.t. thy are now about to erect a suitable blailling. While a coitnmittee of la.ons werie ianspecting the f.aral thely nat:ilm" as ras' a circ ltar fflnlc arounldl a; all mollUllndl oln e caor nter of the f.armi. 'They askls d wh.t it meant. andl the ait'ry of thi' liorse becallei'l knowin. Millher inl Iiis younger dlays niridle three trips to (aliiuoria antd biak ont horseback, thle irst tripl h:avina lib 1tii i madeile in 18.t, alnd he riode the l'ray mari;e all the st;ay n eachI occiasli. sl, all traveling abutt n,anoo miiles. Mr. Miller lprospred fairly will uron these trills, andil h nat rally entertaiinedI a deep aafflectf i for hiis faithful iatar'. W N li she died hlc gave her a llburial alwith consi.lt'raile ilceremony,l selec'ting a leautliful locaitia on il the fairm anal erecting a fence. The boardl of l;i.as'ns. when they in spect.eI thlis grave anad heardl the story. decidled at oncc lta ere ct a granite' iutl anltit thlat will tiie ir as s a tlhe Masonic home madse lpssible by MIr. Mil Ilr's legacy. It will Ihe a returna favor to the ownear of the t'aitlhltl aanimal that lperhapls the would have apprlilrciat.led more than anything else, Miller's afiection for the animal that carried him tlhree tiames across the 'conti nent makes it easier to undlerstanda why (C'aesar tade his horse a consul. THE CARPET BEATER GOING has science knocked out the carpet beater and sounded the death knell of the broom, the feather duster and the dust cloth? This is thile time of year when these things are rampant and every where, but if the Chicago health authori ties have the right view of it they are the enemies of the human fatmily and must go to the rear. The health commlission of that city has found a machine in London that does the sweeping and dust ing business dit strictly hygienic principles and will recontuend it to the house clean. ers of tie Windy City. The machine is thus described; W'hen "spring cleaning" is to be done, a machine is sent to the house provided with a pair of vacuum pumps. Varying lengths of hose terminate in so-callel "cleaners" or "renovators," which consist of tubes flattened out at the end into a long slit. The "renovator" is rubbed up and down over the carpet or the cloth coverings of chairs or seats, from which it rapidly sucks out all the dust. The dust is extracted not only from the sur face, but from the body of the carpet also, so that at the end of the process not the slightest appearance of dirt can be detected on 'leating the material. This certainly looks as if Star-Eyed Science had gone into the house-cleaning business and that others adopting any other method would get mixed up with the law. It always has seemed, especially to the male portion of humankind, that housecleaning was against the law any how. The most popular "story" with the aver. age newspaper reader nowadays is the one bearing the Buffalo date line. Betrayed by the Brand. [Dupuyer Acantha,] Last Monday's Great Falls Tribune ,.as a long article roasting Major Monteath of the Blackfeet Agency. The article is dated at 1*owning and purports to emanate from an Indian, bpt there is a dim brand on the left shoulder that looks Mke C. L. B. ABOUT PEOPLE Archibald Gray, assistant general freight agent for the lreat Northern, went to Great Falls last night on business. W. Hudnall, state examiner, arrived from Ifelena last night. F. I.. Kinney, the Montana represents* tive of the Milwaukee road, arrived from Helena last night. J. t. Faulds, the Stevensville editor, is a flutte visitor Dr. Ilurdette O'Connor has returned from New York city after an absence of six weeks. lie met a nummber of Butte and other Montana people in the metropolis. II. IH. Walker, son of the proprietor 4f the Fiulen, has returned from a visit in Indianapolis. C. E. Iell, the Ielena architect, is in the city. (;eorge W. Sproule, clerk of the United States court, is here from Hlclena looking after court matters. W\. 1'. S. Ilawk, supllerinltcndent of the Postal Teletgraph lines in Montana. arrived from Ielena today and registered at the ' lhornton. San. I). c;rn. the lmhliotaina agenmt for the Northwestern M utual Li.i Insurance cost pany of Milwaukee, is heire from Helena. C. I. Strai-ahan, a Boulder attorney, is in the c'ity. C. W. I'ufahl went to Chicago on a business trip last night. C. E. Swan, claim agent for the North. ern Pacific at llelena, is I the city. F. I.. Kinney, commercial agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, is in Butte. J. W. Johnston leaves today for Atchi son where he will visit friends and rela tives. Mr. an:d Mrs. 'WaVrringtmn Richards leave todaly for )Denver, Colo., to be gone several weeks. AMUSEMENTS At the Family. Notwithst:aning the excitement incident upont the approachinlg lciction last evehing witnessed mnore than an average audience in attclldance at this popIiular family house of amlusem.Inet. In the ablsence of an or chestra a you;ng gentlemanl "did well his pairt" so flr as the pi:ano forte was con cerned. Aroeldlo, the manm of nmncle, -li, itted apiplahuse as did I)eonti, the barrel junlimer. "·'nler the aspmlip:e" was produced in all its effectiv'eness and under the cir Lumstanmces, or ,as tie sporting writS would say, according to the weight limit, O. W. Kyle and Fra;nces (;rcy showcd to the best :adlvantage. "All in all" the enter tainlment is well worth anl evening of any ones time, especially at the popular prices charged. Wallace Munro Leaves. \\'allace Munro, the advance representa tire for Mrs. irune who is to present "'hnorna" at the g;rand, left for Great Falls last inight after spendling three days inm Itttlle. lie liked the city and made many acql:aintanlmces here. lie hopes to re turn soon. Mr. Munro says that le hms ill )prparation a book reviewing his ex p,.riences as a war correspondlent in the Snlldalm nomld tihe Rooer war where he repre senmtedI a symmlicate of English and Ameri can pIapers. While in Butte hlie was the ;,uest of Archibald (;ray, a relative. "The Cowboy and the Lady." There is' ,so lack of "atmosphere" iii '"Th Cowboy andI the Lady." which will ibe the' attraction at tile Broadlway theater itoiglht. It is redolent of tile breezy West. PERSONAL Rev. ('llarlts M. W\inchIctr of Middle town, N. Y\., declares tha;t a minister can live on $ls a ,ionth if lhe lives alone and still have some' mIny let for the church. lIe says; lie dles. Judge S. T. Cori, a dtlemocrat, has be c,,nl elhief justice of the supreme court of Wyomillg under the law which pro vidls for the rotation of the several jus. tires of the court in thile highest place. Judge Coirn is the it .t man of his politi cal laith who has ever occupied the posi liuli. J. iI. Robintl.,n has been a justice of the pitlace at S;tladsbulg. Pa., for just a half century and is belicved to have been in oflice longer than ally other man in the state. Ily tar the larger inumlMer of cases whllich come before him are settled alnicably, the sqluire being a famous hand at smoothinlg over all sorts of disputes. The remlark of Thomtas J. Hughes, mayor of Seattle, when the grand jury indicted hint for malfeasance in office, was an interesting political observation. "If the grand jury has indicted me," he is quoted as saying, "it may as well indict every man that voted for me. I told thenm how I would run the town, and 1 have done just as I promised." Dr. Annie G. Lyle of San Francisco has been appointed assistant to Dr. Esrech of the University of Vienna, one of the most noted living spccialists in diseases of children. This is a branch of study to which Dr. l.yle has given much attention. The honor which has thus fallen to her lot is one of the highest ever conferred' upon a female physician. Eight years ago Oren Root, Jr., was a clerk in the oflice of the Metropolitan Street Railroad company of New York. Now he is general manager, with 460 miles of track and 14,ooo men under his control. Mr. Root is probably the young est railroad manager in the world, being only aq years old, a quiet, reticent man of whom it has been said that "he can say nothing for hours." lie is a nephew of Elihu Root, secretary of war. Hallie Erininie Rives, the writer, has been cutting a wide swath in Washington society, where her splendid frocks have caused no end of a sensation. A Wash ington hostess who was entertaining a Virginia aunt in the New Willard "t' luncheon, saw Miss IIallie Rives, efful gent in a robe of silver gray cloth, with lace aid fur in riotous profusion. Ilallie was certainly "looking lit." The Washing ton woman pointed out the dazzling crea ture. but the aunt shook her head. "Im possible," said she. "An author? I don't believe it. She doesn't look tacky and no' author could possibly have so much style." Will Alexander, a leading democrat of Kiowa county, Oklahoma, thus epitomizes the attributes of the true Oklahoman: "Hle has all the sobriety of Kansas, the fearlessness of Texas, the sturdiness of Iowa, the frankness of Tennessee, the ei durance of Minnesota, the thrift of N-' braska, the industry of Ohio, the con servativeness of Indiana, the energy it Illinois, the incredulity of Missouri, the suavity of Mississippi, the versatility of Georgia, the chivalry of Kentucky, and if these attributes don't entitle the Okla homa citizen to all the courtesies in the calendar of social amenities then, in thU language of Tom Watson, I would like to know where am I at?" Until a few days ago E. W. Dennis of Sioux City prided himself upon having finer whiskers than any man of his ac quaintance. In an evil soment.he begas i,) ing ping-pong with a charming young woman, who chalfed him into betting his bI :ltiful hirsute adornment against her fluttering heart. lie is a crack player, hut the girl proved to be his superior and she. ruthlessly demanded her pound of whiskerl. In spite of his alt but tearful il'a,lings she cut off the flowing silky I, :,rIl, strands of which, tied in bows of ril,bon, she distributed among her friends. 'I hi rc is a vague rumor that Dennis con t< aplates going to Alaska to escape the r:ollery of his acquaintances. ODD THINGS IN THE PAPERS Some of the Stirring Events of the Strenuous Northwest. lulisc Ellis and family went to the store S.,'lay and as they were on their road lie ,ic the tongue pulled out of the sleigh ,l.,1 h'ft Mr. Ellis and family sitting in the l,:;hli while the horses hastened home to ,'I the old cows that Mr. Ellis would be at home after a while to feed them. i ,0I (Idaho) IHerald. \ ttntlcman in Payette wishing some t, ai'vertised in the Indeperndent for th ni. fly carelessness of the proofreader vI. advertisement read: "Any one hav i'' a surplus of cats will oblige Joel Stein I/ t:king him a two lushel sack full." It v. l i, slight mistake, a "c" instead of an but see what advertising will do. Mr. ' pot 2 cats. to of which were toms, ., toad of his two bushels of oats.-Idaho Ii "i ld. If you never heard a set of chronic gructerrs you had ought to come up here .,n1l listen to these I'ahsimaraites growl *:,.iut told weather and ,.carcity of feedl.- .1itv Ida hol Cor. Lemhi Haral.L A stranger called at a New Ulm bank ..11il deposited $65.--St. P'rir (Minn. PANAMA CANAL. What It Will Cost and What It Will Accomplish. [New York \Vorld.1 I'.taneia ('anal company gets.$ 4o,oa,0oo0 I:,tinated cost of comnpletion ,f canal ................. Ioo,oon,on 'I ,ltl cost to United States.. $14,oon,oo0, I ,istace front ocean to ocean 46 miles 1ti ne of passage through canal /a hours Steamacr New York to San Irancisco around Horn.... 60o days 'I hrough Straits of Magellan. 56 days Steamnter New York to San i'rancisco through canal... 24!/2 days Saving of time around Horn. 35;i days lThrugh straits ............ 2aI days It.'timated number of merchant vc.sels passing through canal each year ................ 7,ooo l'rofit to United States on in verstment .............. 6 per cent Ships from Orient to Europe save .................... 4,0ooo miles D)oes away with the necessity of maiu taining two squadrons-Atlantic and Pa cific. A GAMBLER PRINCE. [Camanca (Mex.) Cor. New York Herald.] Far imore extensive than the donmain of the Prince of Monaco is the territory over which Frank I.. Proctor holds sway. By the government of Mexico lie has been given a lony .my o. ,thF gambling privi lege in the state. 'the extent of gambling at the tables of ' rank Proctor equals. If it does not ex creed, that at Monte Carlo. t'amanea, the largest and richest mining c:am' in Mexico. is the center of Proctor's principality. In this wealthy community, ,here nobody earns less than $sSo per i.month, the sway of Proctor over gambling I:; absolute. lie is in every sense of the aord the Prince of Camanca. It is not many years ago that Frank Irocctor was a common, rollicking Arizona cowboy. his stamping ground was the will borderland of Sonora and Arizona. ni this mystic region he participated in ex plhits which caused the hair to raise and the heart to stand still. Between Apaches .,mI had white men he carried his life in his hand for many years. Not long ago W. C. Greene married the daughter of Frank Proctor. Greene was not at that time rich in the world's goods, hutt he was rich with the energy and enter prise which have since made him a multi millionaire. Three years ago W. C. Greene managed to attract the attention of New York capi t.dlits to his Catuanea mines. At that time i.e was not worth much. He had been a cowpuncher, prospector and miner, and his luck was like that of others. Now W. C. I;reene owns a $3o,ooo,ooo copper mine, and is rightly known as the copper king of Sonora. Greene did not forget his friends when fortune came upon him. He provided for all of them. Through Greene Proctor secured an ex cltsive gambling concession over the entire state of Sonora from the Mexican govern went. This concession gives to hint the incolime of a multi-millionaire. In the mining camp fo Camanea alone l..re than $20,oo0 pass over the tables of I'roctor every day of the year. Some days .s mtch as $2oo,ooo pass over these tables. t requires a force of 5oo men to operate lthe gambling houses. A profit of nearly $.,ooo,ooo a year is derived from the gam bling in Camanea alone. Not only does Proctor control the gam hling of Camanea, but he also controls that of Hermosillo, Guaymas and Alamos. Every gambler operating a table in the great state of Sonora pay~p royalty to the Irince of Camanea. When it is under sluod that the population of Sonora is as miuch bent upon gambling as a poet is upon rhymes, the extent of Proctor's power may be guessed. MONTE CAR LO GAMBLING. The Deadly Percentage Is Figured by Sir Hiram Maxim. [New York Tribune.] Famous mathematicians more than one have amused themselves with computations .,nd speculations concerning ratio. and percentages in card games, In the shaking of dlice, the tossing of coins and similar hazards and chances. Now Sir Hiram Maxim, the well known inventor and scien tist, has announced his conclusions from studies which he has made of the unhappy lot of amateur players who try to win by gambling on "systems." Hie declares that "certainly there is no country in the world where gambling is so extensively practiced as in England," although, he says, that perhaps in no other land have so many laws been passed to restrain lot teries, games of chance and the like. He adds that both in England and in France the games of chance which are least ruin ous to the players have, been suppressed, while those which are most destructive arc permitted. Sir Hiram sets forth the details of the methods in use at Monte Carlo, and makes it clear that the deadly percentage in favor of the hank must inevitably prevail in the long run, and prevent the lasting suecess of any one who attempts to put money in his purse by battling against It. The an nual reports of the prosperous company which controls the palace of the blind god dess at Monaco show large profits with never a break. In no year since the first wheel was turned at Monte Carlo has the company failed to pay handsome dividends. Sir Hiram says that roulette is played in the notorious little principality with one sern on numbers and a half zero on colors, while in the gambling houses in the United States, he goes on to show, there are two zeros. He seems to be unfamiliar with the common practice in Western mining camps of using roulette wheels with only -8 numbers in place of ,6, and not only with two zeros., but also with what is called an "encle bird." The unfortunate miner who risks his money against a machine of this sort abandons hope when he sits down at the table. But he does not really expect to "beat the game" when he buys his first "stack of chips." lie is determined to have his amusement and his excitement, no matter what it costs hint. The celebrated gunmaker has given some attention also to betting on races as well as to the desperate predicament of the de luded souls which may be cast away upon the quicksands of roulette, rouge-et-noir and other games. Sir Hliram asserts that the victims of the English bookmakers are little better off than they would be if they were playing with from nine to a3 zeros against them. It may be so. But in any event the warnings of this calm, unpreju diced, scientific student of figures and re sults, this unimpassioned calculator, will probably fall upon deaf ears. The singed moth still flutters to the flame of the can dle. Nothing but the snuffing out of the candle will save the moth. HUGE BANK CHECKS. [New York Evening Post.] Wall street banking these days involves the use of some very large checks. Single items for $5,ooo,ooo or $So,ooo,ooo are frequently seen, and much greater amounts are sometimes transferred through the interchange of a narrow slip of paper. Most of these items are col lected through the clearing souse, except in cases where they are deposited in the bank on which they are drawn. At the time that the Third Avenue rail road property changed hands, two cllecks, aggregating $34,.oo,ooo, were given out. One of the checks (for $17,ooo,ooo) passed through the clearing house May 26, spoo. It was drawn by Kuhn, Loeb & Co. on the National City bank, and was collected by the Bank of Commerce for the Morton Trust company. Another check, drawn by the same firm for $17, 5oo,ooo on the Bank of Commerce, did not pass through the clearing house, it being collected by the Morton Trust com pany from the bank direct. Previous to that, on February i, oo1901, a check for $.3.1a7,ooo was drawn by J. P. Morgan & Co. on the First National bank. That was also collected direct without passing through the clearing house. In connection with the purchase of Southern Pacific stock by the Union Pacific com pany, a check for $4,89go,ooo was drawn on the Mercantile Trust company March 5, 9gor. The check given a fortnight ago in payment of Lake Shore's holdings of Reading stock was for $as,soo,ooo, and ranks, so far as known, as the second largest check ever used in local banking. An interesting question often asked in Wall street concerns the amount of capi tal that a large bank could raise at an hour's notice. That is, how much accom modation could a bank extend to a cus tomer unexpectedly confronted with press ing need, or for the purpose of financing a great deal with. A banker of interns tional experience is authority for the statement that Wall street facilities in this regard are superior to London's, in that a large undertaking could be financed here with much greater dispatch than on the other side. Said an officer of one of 'Wall street's most important banks: "It is no trouble at all nowadays to raise $s,ooo,ooo or $6,ooo,ooo within an hour. I have seen it done too often to think for a moment that it would tax seriously a large bank's resources. Five times that sum, say $25,ooo,ooo, can be raised at a4 hours' notice. It has been done. Of course, no one bank could do it, but the great Wall street institutions are linked together in such a way as to provide almost unlimited resources for the financing of any safe deal. The large banks think little of $t,ooo,ooo or $a,ooo,ooo loans these days, whereas in former years they attracted general attention, for such large amounts were realized only after considbrable ne gotiation. But that has all danged now." Miss Gould's Bonanza. [New York Commercial.] Miss Helen Gould is the owner of a piece of railroad track that, for its length, has no equal anywhere in value. It was willed to her by her father and, though covering a stretch of less than two miles, it is the important link that unites the Missouri Pacific and the Iron Mountain in the St. Louis yards. It yields Miss Gould an income of $o5,ooo a year without any expenditure for maintenance, renewals, cars or employes, all that expense falling upon the other two railroad companies. Its earnings are in the nature of transfer charges on cars shifted from one road to the other, each of which must pay tribute to the fair owner of the little line. Good Appointment. [Livingston Enterprise.] The appointment of Senator J. N. Kelly of Sweet Grass county to be receiver of the Bozeman land office will meet with popular approval. Senator Kelly is one of the best and most highly respected citizens of the state and will make an ex cellent official. Aside from this the ap pointmnent proves the accuracy of the pre diction made at the time of the appoint ment of Mr. Wilson as register that Sena tor Kelly would be appointed to the re ceivership after the meeting of the legis lature. Not Negligent. [Fort Benton River Press.] All Montana people will be glad to hear that.Ward Wortman, the Helena lad who was in charge of the turret on the battle ship Massachusetts when an explosion occurred which killed a number of men, has been acquitted of the charge of cul pable negligence in connection with the affair. Ensign Wortman was tried by a court-martial composed of high officers in the navy. Under Way. [Philadelphia Press.] Aseum--How are the plans for your new house coming along? Subbubs-Splendidlly. My wife has finally laid out all the closets she, wants and now all the architect's got to do is to build the house around them. ...TN E.., Planola Was Made so Everyone Could Use the Piano Is it t strange tto ANY ONl etould delay InvestlgatUig as Inst.ro ment which makes the p:tne so useful sad is capable of gviog so much genu ine enjoyment ? All visitors are welcome whether Curiosity or an inteation to purchase erempts the vist. The Pisnets eau be puruhased on smothly paymenat. koad only by MONTANA flUSIC CO. aip North Malt Street AP IMAGAZINES aI r NL ad se Ba e ARRIVE DAILY POCKETBOOKS and LEATHER GOODS, TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES, OFFICE STATIONERY, All Kinds. READING and WRITING MATTER. EVANS' BOOK STORE 114 North Maln Street. All Doable Stamp Whiskies eld Reeorv Gren. River 0ld Grew ookehblmer Old Nagle Brandy, s4 years old; Im ported Scotch Apricot Brandy: all kinds of Californu Wines and Bran dies. All At goods at low prices. PRANK WALKER'S LIQUOR HOUSE 12 W. Park Street " . aItte Expert Embalming CAEtrul., PAINSTAKING fameral Directors TIHE MONTANA UNDERTAKING CO. 1:o. L. evrlle Prop. 125 1. Park. Phone 63 BROW N Still nla town extradcing tooth without pan. Formerly Eel tmore Block, now perman netly located in SHODAIR BLOCK. Richards THE BUTTE UNDERTAKER i I llclti L'nertabor and Embatmor 140 W. PaliSt,, aitte. Pi 307. Six Million Dollars Spent by the U.P.R. R. Co. In improvlng wsat w . originally the best track in the W t. RBSULT A comparatively straight and levdc roadbed ballasted with dustless Shcr. man pgrnite, rendering possible the highest rr~e of speed, together with the pgrest dpegr of safet). The nmagnitude of the ;work must be seas to be appreciated. WHAT DOES I" MEAN? ,olid comfort, scurity and pleasure to our patrons. ARE YOU GOING EAST? If so, you cannot aford to go via any other than this ROYAL HIGHWAY. Further information on application personally or by letter to Ii. O. WILSON, O. S. L, Butte. Mo:itaaa. DR. T. T. G. HEINE Spoolsllst E*a, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases of men and women. Office so4 and sos Penns)!vanis block, W. Park street. Office tel., 8gO. . Residence 6s6 S. M.!ntana street. 'Phone 7asM. DR. HUIE PO(K Thirteenth doctor of Cnam from grand. father down. Born snd sciooled in the profession. Treats all disease3, making a cpecialty of chronic troubles. Consult me. say Sout:c Main St. J. B. M' B36OR, VETERINARY SURGEO.,. Honorary graduato of the Ontario Veter, lury College of. Toronto, Canada. Trea't all diseases of domesticated animals rs. cordlng to scientifi principles, OMcl at Marlow's stables, 10so4 South Male street. Telephone sap. All eases promptr Iv attended to.