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W'ith, Incidentally, Something of the President's Fomner Visit to Butte, His Early Days in Montana and
His Strenuosity, Pure i Simple.
ir(e it.'nt Rosevelt comes to Mlontana
thie tiime ill a di ilceret glise than that in
which hi' eveer visited the place ,cefore.
Inc former yeaers whenrt the slltoklllmaI.
RHNe e titt. kn c'!.e.il arotntlld the ttaite. he
a';t'e knll(nl :iM a ImIa1n whho rwas likely to
sc:ce ,l in liie. hlut few if any epected to
scee hi n el t tI ftc tithe president's chair.
It 1 a. in the fall of 'q9 that Roosevelt
cn:ne to eMontaiia to make ie viit to the
eatilnnl p;irk, lh' L wa theIl strelltllelos,
htnstlimtg . inlividAi l thi l at h ve f ile ince
found mhim to ie. and he enjoyed himself
fhir1.i'eigily during te tle in1e hie spent in
lthe 1ii ti 1n l l , lgrItinel lI . II 1 cart 1e o1ut
of li , .,"I thI, Ii Iise it Votmderland manl
nIia ,it e's.e lr eionl ilit the Jacklson lhile
eolitr . lndl thern lde iacllk through the
ipark. takiihg thle train at t intnabar for
1l 1 iIsr t,.n.
I a.... vii eo tIl.h. days wase fully as
ft ,:e. .m , ;. e m .o.,i ee of todaly. lie was
n ,l , 11.. ut f t le iy+ e.tlger ito e at the
frlet fernd re.iav to tlake the hard kinocks
nit t ..si) Ilo fele a reiadtl. 'Ihere qual
iti; .: c-,e eeo t promeinenitlly when. the
ft:tre pllr ~e.ie tl rtt'eached teivingstfon. lie
wa . t n:1 1 .1 Iby it' le t ahilt ed aiut nd need
flt h ;le Il lo cei ani(' e hiCe of the tritle
.!' im tihe hill.. IhI w canted his trunk
ti ' I. 1.1. i icl,, l i the I ote.tl as r roo ll
I , ;.. , 1h.It e lel I1ieh.It ldc lf thi e i gc'inIg
, .i c.i .1 : ( it 11:1t iroctlaieilttld himt a
lilt, r :ral .ll tei ilt .h ci 's of civilization.
.Il Ilthe ipoter at tlt' idepot was tfe sloew.
I ' "I' tk it n , i, , awl it ci .can Io RIooseevelt
thaI t I'll Iriienk l ee I Iuln el o tI letll lie so long
rc .. e' mji I t e i r,.h r t'y l lt thi. patinle e
w iI .1 e ,. .olin toI a frae.eil ecflore it ar
lie. ,l hi r,. So, inothinig ldaunted bIy the
;llr mli ;llI c anc I of those whlo crowded lthe
lpt.t rne :sel il the wind that swoopedl across
tihme 1:.., Iirom l . tm n ollcll we.st of townt
SII, . t I I . ' ie l his Irnlk on hirs m asslive
I , Ii , .. n il c, 'rit l it tihe two hlto'ck
ti I t',1 m rile. >Ir ttlr s oif iivill .tcll till lie
r , ilI t ., \im. ,r eirlc lhotelt.
't ..crimld a rion lbefore the other
t" ^it i , thie place, alnd lt few miln
I I' r :1 i 1 11i ill wiho irs now president
I'... - "I,~ itr stafirs freshly washed and
c,,, I., I, m' ,t, eIre...etd iin a wrinkleld gray
suit nie aile i ;. irea to the nearest hlarc er
Lship. I cim ms.hlt won a room, a quick bath
tl a earlt h ii.,;ec I t) slrclnui ity, epure
Itl ine illctle falel of ic etn when Roole
v.it came to Ietui. te. as a cllandidate for the
slit , lt i.ti li). Duriig the nionth of
S1t, i ',o r hie eing arolund the circle and
i. 1 i ! c1 ' cit i ofl the i CWestern states.
l1 .r~ m C I inl limltte ill the afternoon of
I t or ic . • imil ilg fromlll Helena, antd
h.,,' " . e ii I h .lt over the I). R. & N. the
C ' i mne_ . , , '. "Fat Jack," hlutte's
S I I.. '! e1 lam.eI m.lt, , l, drove the carriage
Il.,It ,.ck Ihn vice prescidential candidate
li , t molll e i i .e-r'h wasl made from
1.l ILn a , 4 , .,f tlh I llctIte hutel. Following
t.e' ..s"i r i. (:erliage's were provided
el lm a trip oiiltl I tilr Wt- "t 'colusa mine,
t- fll1: 11y oif , ntelin l; im lt who a'i oMccum
Ir'e. I ,t e itll.c ' ;,king hlimll diown to
It ;r. ii. li t l eeI I mii througl h the vari
i l,. ki.lms oi lthe nine.r
l\ iinm r ci .e e ' B li the canldid.tec in lIthe
,,r i t I!mc llip le nthel and thIe n the
e.;.' ice ,ai aet It'lh lliea I :rd ns.
I 1. m1 'i t the fiutire lprec.idlent's piarty
\it -to sp in thle :caches ontill the Short
i. Scltc.l. . and in the gray of the fol
iuming nle arllilng thle traitn was teallraing
fir l.%elid thle confines oft the state, botlnd
i r tie I1:e-t, onl a iighty swinlg around
ih ,'it cr ' .
'Thle visit to liutte thisi timle will hardly
i. moeere e'tl rsitestically received than
the fall of lI..c. Then the crowds filled
tl' ,"treos. for blceks and lcheered every
,t'p of the loteg Ipolitical procession that
Sc i teel tle1 vice presidential candidate
up town to I1 here he made his speech.
It will lmm' a hard reccird to break, if Butte
rn,::.ms to on:tlm it-elf in enthusiasm this
tfnel fer thfi' president's etntertailnment.
W'il id:l l rfugged, except where the
v'eieial thand of man has been at work, is
i '.ow stoneee National park, in which
'relsi4tlint 'Tlheedore Roosevelt will hide
frrom the world.
Thllumt:elds of plaeces are there in whichi
a rmimnilnt of soldicrs might hide, yet
aee all thiat is going on around them. itn
tilte ipark are tie dens of bear, the springy
beel- f the antelope and the deer, and the
yards of the elk, which animals congress
has protected from the rifle of the hunters
until tf hy are almost as tame as are the
Upper Fa~ll o/ the Ve~iowsoeg,. Looking Uip the Grand Ces.yon, Showing the Character of IIh. Country in Which the President Will Spend Eaatbp1
domestic animals that crowd the ranges
of Montana.
Hlere, In the vast solitude, with only a
guide and perhaps a soldier or two within
call in case of emergency, the president
will wander, his own sweet will alone
1' 4
Lower Fails of the Yellouewston, Fronm Point Lookout. 4o Miles Fromn Fort 3'ello:atoo,ºe. One of the PresidCenCt's Ca nps Will be Made Near Here.
dictating where he shall go, what he
shall do.
Stretching as the park does for miles
in all directions. a man can wander for
days at a time without seeing a hluntai
face. yet the hand of the Almighty is so
plainly imprinted on everything that the
sightser cannit feel he is alone and for
To paint the sublime gramndeur of the
National park in adequate colors is be
yond the power of the ordinary writer
it is a poem, at once terribly majestic
antd soothing, which needs the words of
a master to put into expression.
An all-wise government has decreed
that no steam roads shall traverse this
grand wildnerness; those who wish to
enjoy the beauties of one of the grandest
spots ever made by God must go in the
old-fashioned way, on horseback or by
Preserved in all its primeval beauty, ex
cept where it has been necessary to con
struct roads so that travelers may get
from point to point, the park is a fitting
place for a resting ground for the presi
dent of the United States when wearied
with his load of care and responsibilities
of state.
It was early in I87a when tle Na
tional park was established, and since that
time hundreds of thousands of dollars
have been expended on it in road build
ing and the like. It consists of 3,31s
square miles and is a country by itself,
For the first six years congress appro
priated no money for the Imnprovemen.1
of this vast tract, which has since 4hen
become one of the wonders of the .irhJ.
Six years after the passage of the psik
law the sum of $so,ooo was appoftpeaed,
after a hard fight, because many of the
congressmen thought the money thrown
But as the years went by there came a
change, and in 19oa the sum of $750no0
was appropriated for tl,e purpose of im
proving and perfecting the park and to
provide an administrative force in order
that this veeitadle garden of the gods
might be spared to the people of America
so long as the government shall last.
Scattered through the park are a num
her of hotels at which travelers are en
tertained during the tourist season. TLese
hotels are, of course, fitted with all mod
ern conveniences, but it is not believed
President Roosevelt will spend many
nights under the hospitable roofs, as he
is out to "roughl it," a sport he enjoys to
the utmost.
Seven miles from the entrance of the
park are the Matnmmth IlIt Springs.
fronm wlich point the circle tour of the
park is generally made. Four mile.c
away is the Golden Gate, where the go.v
ernment has recently constructed a stil
statntial road over a yawning chasm and
along the side of a precipice.
Beyond Twin Lakes is the Devil's Fry
ing 'Pan, one of the many peculiar won
ders of the park. The Frying Pan is 'a
limited sandy area, covered continually
by a thing sheet of crystal water where
a continuous sizzling and sputtering.
similar to boiling grease in an pan over
a hot fire is going on. Impregnated with
thle odor of sulphur is the air, and the
name Devil's Frying Pan at once becomes
Near the Fountain hotel at Lower
Geyser basin are the Mammoth Paint
Pots, which have been boiling away for
centuries, and which will continue to
loil, in all probability, a long as the park
shall endure.
All of these things, while objects of
great interest, are anong We minor at
tractions of the park, whose chief interest
is its wonderful cliffs and crags and its
stupendous chasms, canyons and water
falls. In many places it seems as if a force
greater than human mind can conceive
of had lifted the earth bodily into the
air and let it fall from a dizzy height,
dashing it into millions of fragments,
ranging in size from atoms the size of a
pin head to tremendous mountains, tower
ing high into the air.
Electric Peak, so-called, is one of the
grandest of the many in the park. It
was named in 2892, by members of the old
Hayden survey party, after a peculiar ex
The men were ascending the mountain,
when without warning a thunder storm
overtook them, seemingly springing out of
the clear sky, which became as black as
iit in the twinkling of an eye.
As the man neared the summit of the
great peak the electricity was so strong
that they heard a crackling sound, as if
sparks were flying from huge electric ma
chines. The current began to pass through
their bodies, a tingling sensation was felt
in the arms and legs, and the sharp re
ports that rang in their cars almost deaf
enled them for the time.
The higher up the party went the more
severe became the electric storm, and at
last it became necessary to beat a retreat
down the side of the mountain. Since then
tihe peak has borne the name it is known
by at this time.
But above all other attractions of the
park stands out in bold relief the Grand
Canyon, so beautiful and so wonderful
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that the human mind almost fails to grasp
the grandeur of it al. In its presence
men stand speechless and women weep in
Grand Canyon Is a wonder spot-miles
of concentrated splendor, glistening with
all the colors of the rainbow, as if the
great arch sometimes seen in the heavens
had been seised and thrown against the
walls of the chasm, where fragments had
clung to the almost perpendicular walls.
Its cliffs are not the highest, its length
is not the greatest, its walls do not fare
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the widest of any canon in the world, but
as a congeries of extraordinary scenic ele
ments it surpasses anything in the world.
At its head is a cataract nearly twice the
height of Niagara. Not quite a mile back
of that is another fall more than too feet
high. Over the precipices found at these
points the great river flowing from the
big lake and the mountains beyond, plunges
in two dissimilar and majestic waterfalls.
Either one of them if situated nearer to
the centers of population would make the
reputation of its locality. Placed where
and as they are they add a strong and en
during feature to a locality already endued
:lvishly by nafure, almost overloaded, in
fact, with scenic richness.
The canon itself, disassociated, if it were
possible, from the falls, is a supremely
perfect piece of creation. One might well
employ all the adjectives in the vocahu
lary-and that they have all been so used
by one or another it is no exaggeration to
say-to describe it, and then the first ex
clamation that one would make upon
standing on one of its jutting crags and
overlooking the abyss for the first time
would be, the half has not been told nor
can it be.
Through forests almost impenetrable
the president will travel, seeing only the
elk and the deer that haunt the place,
and now and then, perchance, hearing the
cry of a mountain lion or the dismal
howl of a wolf.
Over peaks and through valleys where
(Continued on Page Sixteen.)
(('Cntinued from Page Nine.)
er, but will be a great improvement
as for the purpose the park has always
been too large. With the grand stand
placed as above mentioned, the specta
turs will have a close view of the coursers
which will make it more interesting for
them, and at the same time there will be
less disputes as to the decisions of the
judges, as the work of the diTfferent
hoands can be more closely observed.
No selections have as yet been nma;de
by the club nmaagement. but it is reason
ably certain that Martin IBrennan will of
ficiate in the saddle. Mr. Brennan has
done excellent work in this position hert
tofore, besides being a husiness man weIll
known in this city, and has th1 coflid
ence of the local sportsmetn.
The bIst strainis of greyhotuld Ibloodl inl
the coun:try are repret.tintedl in t~itet. 'I he
get of sich sire, as Iu"min lasha, For
Frceldom,.l. Itatrisbtr, Notrthern Surprisc,
'Temple I I.mp.), etc., are rnntlin; here,
and Blutte hounds aire in a cla-s with the
best in any part of the contintcnt.
Coursing will crntint e all trrt' ih th,'
suinner oti Sundays and holidays. SomtI
impltortant stakes are ipromllised, though
announeementt of these will be made later.
Admission to the park will lie free. ias
usual, as it is the aimt of the coursing
people to make their sport the i,tost pop
ular inl Butte.
(Continued from Page Nine.)
says he will make any old weight fir
Britt, but the latter pulls the color line
good and strong.
Tommy Tracey and Joe G(;ans will fight
in Portland on May 1sth, Tracey to
weigh 140 pounds at 6 o'clock the night
of the fight. It is expected that Gans
will enter the ring at about 138 pounds.
so there will be no great difference in
weight. Gans Is picked to win. here,
and the money of the Seattle sports will
go on the black champnion. Tracey is
expected to put up his usual clever ex
This peculiar crosstailed "R" is the
sign now universally used on doctors'
prescriptions, of which we make a
specialty. Originally the Latin word
"Recipe" was a command by the phy
sician to the druggist to "take" the
drugs specified and compound them as
directed on the prescription. At first
it was written out in full, then it was
abbreviated by the initial letter "R"
with a little mark across the tail to
show the abbreviation. Nowadays we
use derivatives of this word constant
ly: e. g. Receipt, a thing taken; Re
cipient, a person who takes; Recipe, a
formula; Receive, the act of taking.
Our pharmacy is recognized by the
physicians for maintaining the
in everything pertaining to medicine.
If you bring your prescriptions to us
you canl be sure of the best possible
results. People like to trade at our
pharmacy because they have confidence
in us and know that everything we sell
is reliable, whether it is medicine or
general drug store goods. We invite
your patronage.
Pason &
24West Park Street
The Birthstone for April.
The poet says:
Those who in April date their years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow,
This stone emblem of innocence, is
Brilliancy, brightness or snappiness
depends on the cutting of the diamonds.
Great care has been exercised in the
selection of our stock of diamonds.
We carry one of the largest and
fnc,t stocks, of both mounted and loo;e
diamonds, in the state. We believe we
are in a position to sell diamonds at a
lower price than any other house in
We do Diamond Mounting, Diamond
Towle & Winterhalter
Jewelers and Opticians
26 West Park St.,Butte. Mont.
Wall rapers
That Please the
Hung by workmen that
satisfy the most
At Prices to Suit the
Most Prudent.
14 West Broadway.
hibition, but Gans ouight to quit aniy . t. a
ihc think l the light hIl. gone l ,,ii l. ' . n,:. i.
I.,: l.e'sa und will be a tii y sun,|, ntIl
TIonuny will have to be cntent c ithl
that. Tl'he is a pu iohili:y, hle oevtr.
of t;hji' tight being dild by dict .,, as
vas the Itritt-('c ecfl liught,, Vh.lict Inti
miy Has robbed of "a kn,:.I' ut I;' 'as
justly entitlted tco. li Qat c:a I tans
maiy lose. I tl tno O uthr i y lcai 'I' n , y
have a loukin at the long tnd of the
California Excursion via tho Oragoro
Short Line Railroad.
San Francisco and return ....... ..... o.,,0
Los .\nlitles and return ......... ...$0u.oo
(Going and return via ()gden, tait,
or Portland, Ore. 'tickets will be on
aie May 14 to 1. incltt.ivt'e, god re*
turning until July 15, 1903; .Il vtrovr
privileges in hboth directions, litr tnr
titer particulans call on or addresst, .u
North Main street, lutte.
II. ). WILSON, G'eneral Agent.
The recent explosion upon the subma.
rine boat Le Francais has received a new
danger in this type of craft. The accident
established the fact that in stor-my
wether oxygen gas escapes from the elec.
tric accu.u:iatrs.

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