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HEROINE IN ACTUAL
LIFE IS THIS GIRL How a Highbred Kentuoky Belle Felt the Hand of Poverty at Her Heart. MISFORUNE PURSUED HER FOR LONG YEARS Born to Wealth and Position, by No Fault of Her Own She Was Reduced to Want-Stranded With an Opera Company in Butte, She Went to Work in a Kitchen-Better Days at Last. This is the story of a heroine who lite, in Butte. Ileruines are of different kinds. Some of them save children from burning build Ing4, others plunge into the angry sea and save from drowning a young man who has ventured beyond his depth, while others give up glorious careers to stay at home and support bed-ridden mothers and invalid little sisters. The heroine of this story is none of these-she is simply a brave little girl, who, when she found herself alone and without money in this camp, drew about herself a mantle of purity and went to work as a menial in order to keep from starving. That's an easy thing to do, you may say. Yesc. under some circumstances, but not if a girl is young and pretty, with a figure that causes men to turn around in the street and stare at her. Was an Easier Way. Such a girl is this heroine. Many a woman would have given up the struggle long ago and found a way of making a better living and wearing better clothing than this one. What makes her all the more of a hero ine is the fact that she was horn of wealthy parents, and until a year before shel came to Butte she hardly knew how difficult it is oftentimes to obtain money. From the lap of luxury. with every wish gritified, and an indulgent father to give her ever)thing she desired, to a menial ini a househohl here is a long step, but this pretty little heroine has taken it. and is a stronger, hctter woman for the hard alhips she has been forced to undergo. .\ hundred times temptation in its most attractive form has appeared to this little girl. Perhaps she has been on the verge of yielding lmamny a time-no one but her self knows. Yet all alone, except for the aid of church influence with which she has 'sur routnded herself, she has fought the good fight, and her brave blue eyes and her un lined face tell the story of her triumphs over the forces of the flesh and the devil. What's in a Name? lier namc--let's call her Mary Miller; that is not the name she was given in bapltism., but it will do at this time, for to use her right name would possibly sub. ject her to a vast amount of unpleasant nottoricty. and that is the very thing she wishes to avoid. Shte was ht,lc in (oll Kentuceky. Wh're' th i mltcu,, grass is blue, And the man is mighty lucky \\'h gets her Itvs so true. Mary Miller was born in the Blue Grass slate, of wealthy parents, about .t years ago, and nothing but happiness came to I.'r in her girlhood age. Diaaster Came at 17. When she was 17 came the disaster that sITected her life and has turned her from a petted, darling into a hard-working young woman, wholly self-reliant, and fit ting herself to become the wife of the milain who is lucky einough to wil her love. Perhaps thousa:tds of young girls have ldonle the same thing, you may say. True, but not in this city. where the number of S1e1n greatly exceeds the number of women, antI the glitte:r f gold and the promtise of i,orition Ilas oiten dazzled the eyes of snaidens young and fair. With the death of her father and her si ther, in a railroad wreck, much of the brightness passed out of the life of Mary Mliller. A fortune had been left her, and it seemed as if the girl would have an easy time in life. iHer only living relative, so far as she k!ossn. a cousin 'everal times removed, :as appointed her guardian, and in his Itanuls the fortune of the girl was placed, to Ie investedl for her benefit. Lived Life of a Butterfly. Ilorsies veri at her conmmand, trips to the stashore were within her reach, and the girl lived the life of a butterfly for a timelc. Then camle the crash. Investments that had beenL made by the guardian re sultdtc in complete failure, and the money sittlted asay like the snow'on the hillside eifre the sunmel r still. II:tr !ly had the news of the disaster Irea.hdc the young girl before there came a ..econld disaster, or, rather, a tragedy. The trutstee. llot overlra e in tittle of ttounbl, had pl:aced a revolver to his head mil pull,'d the trigger. His own fortune itad Ieen st\allotsed up with that of his ward and he was unable to stand the doule blow. F:riend after friend came forward and ofiered t'e :irl the shelter of a homte, but Mary. naturally of an independent spirit, declined all invitations to become an lhject of charity. (lit l:cr musical education thousands of dollars had been expended, and this kit itledgcte the girl deterlmined to turn to a-crnttt. Applyinlg It the manager of an oplera colmpany, she asked for a position and was successful. Misfortune Still in Store. For a fcw months all went well. The girl, sho was then possessed of a bean tiful contralto voice, made a decided hit and bid fair to ripe to tile top round of the ladder. Misfortune still oas In store for her. (in the trip to the Western cities with the company her voice began to fail, and the first ilight she appeared in Butte her voice had lost all of its music and was but a hoarse croak not pleasant to hear. Almost broken hearted, Mary begged the manager to retain her with the company in any capacity, as she had no friends In this section of the country to whom she could turn, and she was too proud to write to her ltl-time Kentucky friends for assistaitce. It was just -s welt hat Cite m#rntier turned a deaf car to her entreaties, how ever, for in lee than a week the company went to pieces here. Some of the men went to work in the mines, while some of the women returned to their homes in the Fast. Others went--God alone knows where. Turned Away. At store after store Mary Miller ap plied for work, hoping to get a position as clerk. No help was needed, however, and she was turned sway. Stenography she never had learned, nor typewriting, so it was impossible fur her to secure em ployment. For a short time she was allowed to re main at the place she had been boarding. in consideration of doing the housework, but at last this privilege was denied her, and she was ordered to go out into the cold, pitiless world and hustle for herself. Then it was that the heroine ca me to the surface in the little girl. Give up the struggle for existence she would not; he come an outcast she might, but to do so would he to lose the respect of herself: write to her former friends back in Ken tucky she could not bring herself to do, so she decided that work she must have. From house to house she went, asking for a place as a domestic. She was will ing, she said, to do any kind of work, so long as it was respectable. Failure ;fter failure rewarded her ef forts, until, when almost discouraged, and The tleroine In Real Life. asking herself if the Father above had deserted her in her trouble., she was taken in by a woman who needed a girl to assist in the kitchen. Toiled as a Slave. At this home the little heroine toiled for mtany a weary mlonth. washing the dishes and cooking the food. but never uttering a word of complaint at her hard lot. She was on the look out continually for a better position, and at last she found it. The proprietor of a well-known busi ness place in Butte needed a young wo man to act as cashier and help about the store. lie had tried several young women. but had not found one that gave satis faction. At church one Sunday he saw Mary Miller. and from a friend who was a caller at the home where she was employed learned of her story. On the following day Mary was offered the position of cashier. a place she has filled with coml plete satisfaction to this day. Neatly dressed, with her aristocratic face reflecting the great happiness she feels, the girl holds the admiration of all those who know her. With a pleasant word for all, and a smile for her frjends. she is one woman in a thousand, and worthy of all the admiration felt for her by those who know her history. Idleness has no longer any terrors for her, so far as money is conrcrned. She has saved her money as well as she could, and in one of the banks of the city she has a neat snum to her credit. Some day. site says. she is going to visit her old friends hack in Kentucky. btut for the pre-nt she will remain in Butte, going alomg in the old rut and mak ing new friends every lay. E. L BROWN TO BE PROMOTED Assistant General Superintendent of G. N. Has New Position. Another Great Northern railway promn tion is to become cliectic April 15. :. L.. lBrown, for the past t.I moniths general superintendent of the .Montana Central railway, is to Ibecome assistant general sulperinltendent of the Gtreat Northern road in charge of all lines cast of Minot. Mr. Brownt will be succee~ded by Freder ick D). Forr:;t as superintendent of the Montana Central. Mr. Forrest has been with tile road a nnumleKr of years and is famniliar with thll Monitana Central, hav ing one time been chief clerk when I). Mclaren was sulperintendent. M.lr. Brown came to the Monltana Central from one of the eastern division superintemlencies of the Northern Pacific at the time George T. Ross resigned. During Mr. Brown's managlement of tile road he has mlade many friends and is acknowledged to lie onle of the best railroad men in the We\\t. MISS PEASE IS FINED $1.00 Pretty Girl Convinces Court She Was Provoked Into Assault. SI'I' IAA. TO Til:I f" lTV MOIt 'NTAIN. \Mis-oula, April io.--Miss Illanche Pease, accursed of having assaulted a womlall of this city, appeared in police court yester day, where she was conivicted and lined $1 and costs. Miss Pease, who is a remarkably pretty girl, demonstrated to the satisfaction of the court that she hadl becn greatly pro volced, and that in the quarrel she had fared as poorly as had the woman who nmade tise complaint. The trouble arose over the fact that Miss Pease had corrected a young daughter of the other woman, whou had then takeni up the ti ht. MAY EXHIBIT AT ST. LOUIS Red Lodge Airship Said to Have Chance to Navigate in Atmosphere. N lST('lA. To Tille INTER MOU'NTAIN. lied lodge, April to.-A trial trip of the T. C. Benbow airship is to be made here soon, and great interest is being taken in the event. It is the intention of the inventor to use a gasoline motor for propelling pur. poses, and he is of the opinion that the machine, on which he has expended much thought and work, will prove a suc cess. If tI " trial demonstrates that the ma chine will really fly, as the inventor claims it will, it will be entered in the contest at the St. Louis world's fair next year. Shipment of Cattle. 'SPECIAI. TO TIE INTER MOUNTAIN. flozeman, April to.-More than 60oo head of cattle will he shipped from this place to r Seattle ilext week by V. McCombh, a well. known stockman of the Gialatin valley. whso Ihas hIeet nlss isa a tour of thi secclin, lately. S eattle thai in the a no Holbrook Quitting Business[ S All that is new, rich, unique, exclusive and stylish in women's, men's, misses' and children's footwear you'll find here plentifully distributed throughout our store. The A display of the most attractive styles, designs and con 27 ... Saving of One Half... North M ain An opportunity to purchase your Easter Shoes at less than w wholesale prices.-beautiful and comfortable shoes- graceful Open Until 10 o'Clock in outline-perfect in detail and finish.-all sizes and all widths. Saturday This sale gives you the opportunity of supplying your en tire household with shoes at absolutely wholesale prices. Night Come let us convince you. Men's Shoes Ladles' Shoes Men's Shoes " Men's fine Kangaroo Calf WVork Men's linle IBox Calfl aterproof ing Shoes, soft, light uppers; lace .adies' Empress Kid Shoes, light Shoes, heavy soles, all sizes; or buckle; reduced $ or heavy soles; all cxellent wear rcsist 2 89 during this sale to.... Sale price is, +:tine. .l$I 45 ci'" .a'"' +°'"' ++"" " Sale price is .......... Men's fine Dress Shoes, plain or lMen's fine 1)ress Shoes in new cap toe, lace or congress; $3.50 Ladies' Common Sense comfort- spring style s 20 different cap toe, lace or congress; ou.tn able and easy Slhoe, especially styles that SOld at sale Closin out $1.89 adapted to elderly $"t00. Sthat sol at.... $3.39 Mae ...... ...... Knao ClLaeSladies; $2.50 value for . S Men's Kangaroo Calf LLace Shoes, Men's Ilip, All-Rul,bber Ioots, iied. tap sole, always sell for .$3.oo. Ladies' ine ight Kid Lace Shoe, ium, light and heavy weight; all Your size and every tent tip, t ope i; you know this hoot sells size during tis sale...I heels; $3.5o value. $245 for $. 5". $349 size during this sale... Sale price.......... $2 Sa4le pnric.......... Ladies' Hand Sewed Flexible Sole Shoes, new 19o3 spring lasts; Ladles' Shoes line stitched edges; .. .59 Childs' Slippers Ladies' Patent Kid outhern Tie , iaiid- Ladies' fine Patent Kid Lace Children's Viuctoria Kid, Ilued sli pern, $8.50 Quitting Business Shoes, new spring shapes; all all sixA,, regularly sold at 1.50; price.................. ....19 sizes and widths; $50.o 89 Quitting lluiiness Sulo value. Sale price... I'riie ................9C Lades' Shoes Ladies' Welt Sole Shoes, mae Ladies' Slippers from finest selected Victoria Ladles' rs Ladies' Patent Kid Colonials, large kid; plenty of styles to select la:dlio.' Ilack Felt Juliet Slippers; bukles and high Cuban ,. ,. from. $.oo, .nd $ 2 98 '"'*"" +"+' k-H" +"°" 69c duced from $4.00 from. $4.ooand $450 $1veW s -ld leps thnu $1.50. 6 ,,t ,o .on,,00 2 29 .,value .............. $ (lo,.singout ,,lnin,,4i Sal,... c TOMORROW- Everything int footwear at i a one-half price. Thle items enumerated above are only samples of the immense line of bar gains in up-to-date footwear that we are offering -Call in the morning, don't wait until the last minute. Look around see our stock com pare prices-select what you want - we'll deliver it if you say so. You are welcome to look the bargains over whether you buy or not. Polite and experienced salesmen to attend to your every want. "II ll l II II I WHITE EXONERATED OPPONENT OF DEAD PUGILIST RE LEASED FROM JAIL-NOT TO BLAME. In accordance with the post mortem held yesterday morning the coroner's jury last evening decided that Harry Taylor, the negro bootblack who died after Wednesday night's boxing match, came to his end as the result of a diseased heart andt blood vessels. The jury exonerated Alonzo White, his opponent, from all blame. A number of witnesses, including W. E. I.angdon, the referee, and several specta tors, as well as the physicians who con ducted the post mortem, were examined. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dan Yancey was present to ascertain whether thet affair was a boxing match or *prire tight. All testimotny convinced himn that the formter was undoubtedly the case. White was released fronm jail as soon as the jury gave its verdict. Taylor's rela tives live in New Orleans and as sootn as they are heard from arrangements will he made for the funeral. The body is at Sherman & Reed's undertaking rowoms. The Northern Pacific's First California Excursion of the Season. For the P'resbyterian (hut(,i Icfnreral As. sembly at L.os Angeles and the National Association of Master PIlmber.s' .Meeting at San Francisco, the Northern Iactic railway will sell exettrsion tickets fri,I Ilutte to San Francisco tand return ............... $5o.rs Los Anriele and return............... (.oo 'T'ickets on sale May ith to teth inclusive, good for returning until July 15thi. 1 you are contempilating a trip t(o ('ali/ornia ar range your plans hs as to take advantage of this very low rate, ati| rrenwiomber that a trip throuhlt the Yakima valley in \V~shing. ton with its miles of fruit oc lards in full bloom on the Northern Pacific's "Northl Coast I.imited" is an event in one's life that will be remembered with the keenest pleas. ure long afterwards. For full inlurmation call on or write W. II. M ERRIMAN, G;en'l Art., Cur. Main and Park streets, Itltte, Mslnt. Vetoes Anti-Cigarette Bill. Chicago, April to,--A dispatch to the lri hune front 'Jrenton, N. J., says: (;overnor Murphy lhas vetoed the anti-ciarette bill. tHe antnounced he believes that cigarettes do not hurt boys under I6 years of age, and that the law cannot be enforced. Ferris Pleads Guilty. lMissoula. April to, -Edward Ferris, arrested n two months ago for having killed deer out of season, ias oleaded guilty and been sentenced ti psy 5 tio'e ut *li. lieii C e he cannot uay I t will spend two monthsl in the county jail. TERM IS NOW OVER FLDERAL COURT ADJOURNS TO BE GIN AGAIN IN HELENA ON MONDAY NEXT. SI Feblhruary term of the federal court in Itutte was concluded t.nlay. Next londa:y the April term will tbig.in i, lil 1 'Illchre will hI no more seioin. of th.e liiine, States district and federal courts here uitil next Sepltemll.r. I here will he no mlore sessionsf if the dil nlt pass upon the motionl argued yr. tcrl:ay referring back to Master Bltake the cow,, of Alvin K. G(odfrcy against (I. J. ..11 ,nell for further anI aldditional linlin in fact. It i- expected the court will rule upon the motion at Helenia next weet? BENNER CONTINUES REFORM Cascade County Sheriff Determined to Purify Great Fails. !,il i , , IA. ll 11:IN 11.1 MOtI NIAI N (reat Falls,. April io. -Sherilff Itemier c tllllll till wage his battle for reform, ii his city. II. hlasi itsued an orhder that no sallOni ini sha:ll sell liquor to womeni , no miatter wh t the circtuittncates, and has further orrred that wolten shall int ie allowedi i, places where liquor is sohl. I he saloonmten, wlhile insistiingi there i i. law to hback the sherill inl his latest i,,e,, will obey in.structions, in order to aui ll trouble. 'LONG" TOM WILLIAMS IS TO PLEAD NEXT MONDAY Case Was to Have Come Up Today, but a Continuance Has Been Granted by Judge McClernan. 'l.ng" l'm Williams, charged will; roi. Iry, wtill plead Ito the inlormtatin in J. uilge Mtr( lernan's courtroomtll next Mondlay tmorlling. Early in the week the court ealledl upon Wilt h1%ams to plead but the latter said his lawyer was atsrnt fronm the city and did nlot care to ma.e his plea until his counsel returnedt. ". le court accordingly gase him until otliay. This mtnornitng, whelln the case was called. W. (. Ntewton, who hald in the mtneantime been Irtained ads counsiel, asked that hli namlne tie elit.rel as ciounsel for the defendlant. He uklh d to ie ivrenL until MonlJday niext to enter a plc;a uted tie cou,. igas" bin. until then. FIGHTING COlTIIIES TURKISH TROOPS AND INSURGENT FORCES CLASH-VILLAGL OF BEROVO BURNED. IIY ASi',O IA .ll I'i i i. Sof'ia. ApIil i. A cnillijt lasting for f'ur days has taken place between i.aur LIets. and Turkish troop ill tlh district of Melalhio. The village of Ilirvo was surrounded and horned. Aiother fight occurred neai r tiIpea. ADMINISTRATOR LEYSON HAS GIVEN OUT $100,000 Heirs of Davis Estate Get Cash and Some Stock-Portions of Two Are Withheld, However. John II. I.~yon, admninistrator of the estate of Andrei J. Davis, dehe:sed, has distributled to the uhrit of the esttate the suilis of $to,oo aiind oU shares of bankik stoik worth $1'j,n00, less Ih ll-portios of Iil7abthth A. Ilowduit and I alvin I'P. IDavis. lThe portion belonging to Mr,. llowdoin was valU'd at $,5S4.I, t and1 there is a suit iii the f'ederal court agiainst, it. Thr orig inal. order of disitribution was made by Jugel Ilarnty last l)ecembter, anli it was titditied by the supremie court relative to the ('alvin PI'. Diavis share. Judge llar ioy made the order iuodifyiug It as to Mrs. Ilowdoin's portion himself lately. Thie distribution obviates the inecessity to bringl proceedlings to enforce it, threat rened by Judge ilarney. A DELIGHTFUL SUMMER TRIP. If yoi ire going East Ihis simnmr why not sec Salt IakDe ( ity anld I)senr anl the elegant scenery throughllh ('oloradt, along the lines of the Rio I;rawlD system? You ian't ieat it for exerttent service and ga,,dI Icoui'D dattioni, inly ouie change Iof rai between l Iutte and Clhicago and St. LIouis. %\ rite for rates anld a C ly of "With Nature inl ('lDraD,,." ;. W. I"ITZ'% ;IRI AI.I), General Agentr, butte, Montana. In Session at El Paso. I;I I'ato, 'Texas, April o., --The international houndaiy commisirni for the llUnited States antd Mexico are in sessiin lihere. O()ly routine nmst ters haive thus far liben discussed. To. Gilt In 2 DW on ou fvkt Take~~~~~~0 Lm~ VoQ~b 7Wk s MATHER NOT GUILTY HUT HE IS HELD PENDING AN LX AMINATION AS TO HIS MEN TAL STATE. Bec:ause of tihe circumlstanti;al character of the evideccc against him the jury tha; consider t the ciase ofr Irnest Mather re turned a verdl t of not guilty in Judge Mc Ch'roanu's court. The jury spent cmonsider. able time ini vain: (e.iavor to axgre lupon a vetldict of guilt, but a majority of the jlry f;tvored the :acctled from tile stalt. Math er w:as not allowed to leave the colrtrlool a free man, however, as the judge orderedl him held pending an cx inin:ation intl his sanity, as it is believed he it oIl in tlh uper story and nut a Iprper 'iperson to e at large,. JOSIE OLESON CONFESSES USE OF KNOCKOUT DROPS William Johns Arrested for Alleged Corm plicity in the Robbery of Charles Hill. Jo.,ic Olesotn confesed to Detrctive Mturdphy yestrrday that knockout drops were used when Charles Hill was robbed at the Misonula house. The woman said that S. A. l(aldall, bartenller of the place, poture t(he poison in Iiill's drink. She said that Jack and Harry Day were inl the plot as was a fourth man named William JIohns. This mian was arrested late yesterday afternoon by Detective Mutry~y. Josi Oles()o then accus.. Johns and I(ttl;all face to face of having plotted to Hill lost his money after an old-time piece of indiscretion. lie showed a roll .f hills and then placed them on the bar. 'Ile says the M)lesonl woman picked up the roll and that lie finally went with her to her room. There he felt the effects of knockout drops and, while he sat half dazed, he was assaulted by the men now unttler arrest. He was then kicked out into the street minus watch or atoney.