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BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
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OF I'UBLIC OWNERSIIP As one city after anntlher inlllges ill experimentinig witlhl iullte ownershilp of utilities as a mueats to pi ivatt profiut and happiness, the popularity of the lstchteme narrow s dow n. '1 et- f:a i nall It . ;itiven ill. ptis in viiriot. lwitohtihs by haid service or ettortionaitt Cr tt e cxhifiticl tunder private luti igeui nt., biut it 1 ill not iL long bliefore it is ill libecomie recogtilzed solely)" as in etering wtilee of sociailisi anI :talv'oc;atii ounly ,y aipohstls of that doctrine. In practi cal list, in American Citite it has. not lproidicI pr imised results, sant usually has tended to give a poorer setsicc with nio saving Ito the individ.til patrinllo il with al. incretasinti btirdcn to the tixl'aie r. .\ illlg the Itrg r cities of this cttlunltry, Thetroit hit.. been more comtipletely given Ot ,r to the mania lor pIublic ownershilp than any thrill . l'ilng.rteit prii otel tulity. Pubtllic orwn:.rhip 1t ecanuie the panacea whether the afiliction rieached i il. lion, o\ r was conitl to a few neiVou, in ditihlualh. Ihe xteilt to hlailht sentiniu nt is growi is lhiin by the public atgilt:iliin for t illunicipil bick; ird. It was claimuej thait ite p wiice plaid ir pavin,: brlick i.a. too high. The ttiely i was Ito stirt a ri, , ,,rl. ianid h It( i ,trOit I rev I'ilets •not that tihe laiitliion folr elch a pl.s l t cut titcn e, alt itou:l!t lt e piiie ti I rick liI, be"t ri chicl, alnd the city slfle .iltrdicl ag::l,ist extortionlll inl future, :id liotuill t.iiding Ithat there is inot tni ouncei of suittle clay i ithin ir"o mtiles of I tetroit." I, lice l'ess srn' 'I p the p ,roposition and the situation i tiihe tlli ing compre htll-ive st lict i nent : "ihere it. an imuchil reason why ti e city shoti ill o t f n ile p lhall ll t k , l ak , l a 'arlr lset up, caul ;t I', titlid ecin It establish Ientult, and a lad ip ncil factory, iantd al pa per :ill, aoll a tiewsipapler in which to prirt its olttii:il ptrotccdin=s, ats there is ihy it hiulil operate a tliick plant. T'is isto , lay that t say t here i ino reason wh atever why the ,i \ritlltunent should engage ill such Ipoluli-tic tnonsense; lint reason has litth, t do with sucllh matter. For the iaist tein years lietroit iias been hoIsitalile to every crank str.ugtstion that could he ;bt,n:ol and only htroic endeiavor on tlhe part of tile sane eluents of the electorate hias savtd the city from tankruptcy. The pitiple who are now aidvocating a tntuitc ipial brick plant ai r the people Peilwhit en de:aotlred to lriing labuit it putchai; e of the street railway property for ,x.cint1uit, who have aidvocateld municipal coal yar,)s, al! mtnlicipal ice house', and a inilicipal telephonie systei, aind wiho iill netver rest contentel d so long asi there is an hottest soul that it it t conniected wis th Ili. public pay roll." littroit is nott tih only city illilth ni,ht bie tilt i, buti it will do,. AN IMPORTANT DECISION A case recently lecidetld by the insur ance cout i- .inter of \Visconsin is of iln tcreut to life insulrance Oin and ito policy holders tr ho titrniotuuit the country. A policy holsler in the llquitablle L .iie A 'tiraince company of the United States ibrought ani action before the \'iscos in oflicial iunder a state law to compel thle companyi i to di tribute its surplus iuiong its pollicy hid er., The rse hais been piendilng for sc-e cral months and the lquestions involved htave been very exliiustively trluet. T he conlniissioter decides for tile plaii itif, and if llis finding are tupheld by the Supreme courti to which an apieal will lie had for final ruliig. tle result may lie the distri Lution of several hiundred umillions of dol lars fromn the surlplus of the large coii paiuice to the policy iholders. Thlie law of \Viscuonin declares that Comlpanties may provide for the distribution of surplus aitong policy holders lit the terminiation of iperiods not exceeding iivte years. Simuilar laws tire in force in some otlher states. It is not probable tihat the great cotmpanies could distribute tihe earn itits in sotie of the states antlig ipatrons and withhold them fromt others. The origin of tihe litigation may lie safely attributed to the unetual competition iniposed U.tOn young and small cotnlianies by their old tttd strong rivals for business. W. A. iricke, a former conunisisoner of insut anc. in Wisconsin and now engaged itt the insurattce bstainess in New York City, laid the foundation for the proceeditugs in a woik on "l.aw and Distribution of Sur plus of Life Insurance Cotipatties" in which the fundamettal principles are pre sented in the following propositions: First---That surplus is the excess of a company's funds over all lihlilities and represents the exceas paynments of policy boilers snd profits, and is the itotnt t available for dividends. Sectond---Tliot life insurance can it' con _-cthd owily on the mutual pllan by 16. combining of a large ntmler of individ uals, who insure themselves. The aggre gation of indlividuals is calledl "the com. pany," and the persons selected as the col lccting and distlrilbuting agents aire "the rllicers." "'le coilmpany- alld the ffliters act only as the mediumI for the trans action of the liusinless. It is a perversion of the ftunda..aletll plinc'iplesi of life in lsuranc; e that the a;ll rl'ia:ltion of ih likid nals who copll o.p, e alnd own the (company simpi.ly net as the nIIIIIOI fur the trauill'aC lion, of the ollicers. Third -lThat all that i vicinous in the conduct ,of the busiiiness of life insurance - .lllomptitlion, reli:iing. excessive commis sion)ll. 1nd ('extravag;llCe -is Chargeahle to the a ferreid dividcldtl c'ontr:act; :All that is i, dl Ito t. a Ihe ,li l I liidcnd or sh-rt p riol acc.t unting to polity halhhrs., Funrth 'That the ,urpln aen.mulatihns of life intranIle compalnit t--l.e.yond all :, t ;ind rl"luirmenlts hlo e reached the li'lt rll tlt)tili theI u y l ll tlt'1. tl n . Itil ll icit Fifth 'Ihat the privih'cg of forfeitire of sIurplus 'ancinulatiLon, , exelrcised by citmpaniyes, f is without c nsi r; li , on to the policy. hohl rt , t againlt pi u itc polhcy. and is ;pin r t i f lily the v er t p 1tlrpo, for w hitch the itlnsurance was takein. The effec' t orf s.lchll ranlic ' I hl:l:h ;e in woUII lhe cr ntempllatlll Iby a dilrileibulti2n of tllhe llrlllolus .surlus woull extendl to warty lines of lbsiness. 'I ihtl'r is no ullies tifn1 tIlht it w.iould e welIcolmed by hanks ald large money lem:ll rs in llIly cities where the insurance companies have iss tltueneild inlterst r:it.s by their abilily to ecnpe direct tax:atioln Of srecurities irs s ell :a bly tllhe Iu.eslity of kleeping the great ,Unll+ itlc.hed. TiLE WAR 1OF ()OFFICIALS Mayor .Mullii"s , htlaintit.l of hvy Ihe will fight tilt ahh rmnl l to a fini is inter eatitlng but Iot iIImportanlt. And it ii not strictlly trite. '1hlie xatl fact is that he cannot gel als; pt;ne:dhly with the e,,nI - Cil, because lih a;ldermlwn wUlddL not per il him toI dictate their action aw;.l in .i ted in wtllitint to permittitig thIllnIll Ito pllform their oHwn. 'lThey taruI hili withl Ili own tlctics and d f'lllated l il with wt apln off his ownlt choosiii tl. Il , talk aboutl siubt it tliI the ,tl.stions t he tauters of this 1grat lcity tll t tll llh lmlo c ,is i-i llIrel lliabl rga.t, itSho icih h l iicntt hope to decrive c.'n hinm, If. TC'he Mayor sttarted w(ong and Ihe ihas pesisl'ed i n Cntintin! tr'mC . lie has the ajulsrnltll for aIil barIle milajority to a clear two, thirds of the mmbhers. r ly his own :t-hn.i ion lie has taen, oflklill action ial the prllolCt. t u,,'n \illce ai ll rime in vio Itiit n it lt ianail tll,. a;I.id i Ile is tlali Il Iutir hWa l il.l ,ll.t f I;ltayor aCs a OliJiCl "of lhi stl.te l it by lbs. ,win twl 'n t:.,li mltay he tltl-at s to have tiulaled the fed eral l:ws relating to perjury. What re.pon.e the a,'lt.nren will make to his challenge remain., for them to de tenin.e. 'll.ty have tlh pol.w.er to iimpach and remove him from otlice, and might fint just+ll tationi for such proedlure in his alli cial com,,ct. They coati call the atten lio t uf the fIler.l aul hol, th li to hris testi mllny :is a tiitan of 1lh.2 , lant l leave it b glnl. They may do ,,thing and let himn extcie his olh.cial t:lents in his owtn peculiar way \wilhottt hin.,r:ince or obj.c ti ,n. 1',-ibly they will pl-rmit hin to go uo wlth hi, light and to .act as r'ferre. \W'hatt tr happen.,, the worst I t the people of llutle' can te!. will he be. . . city go\rtllnent titanl it has |een having. For a merte ti~itr in the town, this Mr. iMulliiis f , laio is making quite a I.vss ,of tthinti,. (;rteat Salt Lake may have actutired it: drying tup halbit from lerry IlHeath. The retail grocers ought t li e able to perfect thiir prop,,ed organization with (,t anily silly pretense that it is dcsignel to protect their euhtotmtrr. Even ulder M1r. Nllnlin.h' funty nlnli, itration it appears that ,nite. f the lags can he enforced some of the timte. Thie most suc.cessftul tc ombiiue doing business tolnay is the one on \\';all street designted to I h-ne i the cost of stocks to conSumllers. Blut can Nr. Mullin. continue that kiidl of a fight utinder his ntliii fahe policy? Unfortiunately for Pat, the UL'nited Court nid 'Copper collmpany has not tic iquired ally lihulings in Idaho exceptint the Mulllins Imine which apexes in IBoise C(ity. There is no apiparent reasotn rbhy the ai lrleien should dissent from a proposi tion to have thie mayoralty contecst con cluded in the court,. always provided it is a public court. Gcol.gi.ts tught to lie able to trace the relationshiip bictweeti I;aov. IPenny packlir and thie lilmpress of ('hina by fol lowing the journalistic vteinl. .MeIanwhile lie mIust he recognized aniI respected as actinllg ilayor. A.ny real labor troubles in Spain must lie due to the fact that somebody over there has found it necessary to go to to work. l)Dubtless it is difficult to identify those fugitive crimtinals in a large state like California. We do not regard a conference between Tonm Johnson and Mr. tBryan in Ohio as conclusive evidence that Mr. Johnson will succeed Mark Ilanna in the United States Senate. To pay state expenses by levying tax upon state Iainds is onle of the unique methods of the socialist assessor of Ana conda, which everybody must admit wotlt, result in a self-supporting govern. ment if carried far enough, and made to Sork out. It is the people of Butte to be snad; not Mlr. Mulins. \\hat a blessed relief it is to be able to turn frrm the lutle city government to i.the Montana climRate !utt,'s o~,li,l nine is now in the bt. lierl, witli a solid chlven taking care o the \Mayor's council proiceedings. It is renmarked by everybody that in tirls of alarm the negroes in central st:,t s rtul south instead of north; but ho , ly has nrdrertaken to t 1ll whether they , in sea:rch of sympathy or canlebrakes. In his retiriurunt (;en. Miles can be as sured of a warm welcome in the Vest, whlre it is rev.unrhe.red that he was a ,moruth riter in rough times fo,r many years befor e the kuugh Riders of smooth timn ,, were dreamed of. HINTS FOR UNFIT OFFICIALS Public Criminals Being "Brought to Book" All Over the Land. [lForsyth 'Timncs.] It is characteristic of the lawbreaker to undertake to drag others to his own level. Ilis lying tongue and criminal dis uposition work night awllr day to create a sentiment of martyrdom in his own behalf. When his crimes are conlmitted against individuals, this attempt to pose as a sac rificer to political opplosition, instead of I a;llefactor caught red handed in the act, is often more or less successful; but this i s not so when a grave crime is commit. ted against the entire pul,lic. Men talk of securing relief from crimlinal libel-a crime against the indivirual --while these a;lnlle mleln too often arc guilty of the un palridonlablc cffnrt to undermine the very fiuinlaitios oif goodru goiverInuent. It is a healthful sign of American mortality that these pulblic crimes and public criminals are heinl Ibrought to, book from one cndrl.o thle land t another, and that the grafter, bri.ier, roodrer ail election thief can lqok' into the future arid see no other end in view but the doors of yawning penitesn tiaries. Decline of the Preacher. [ Naishville American.] The ministry seemns to be losing its at tralctiouns for youn'ig mncI. The pay of clergymena is better than it once was, though in manay instances. it is very small yet. Tihe churclhes are finler, but compara tiv,.ly ft wcr ptr rpl, attendtl them. The sim plc days ofl ol-tashioned faith andr primi. tive ihdea have p:i sed. The puritan *e rio has vanished. \\'tether it he science or commercialism or liberalisln or edu cation or the freer exercise of thought, any of these or all of these that have in fluenced religious thought and conduct, there has been a chall:;e within the church iant without. Knows How It Is Himself. Atlanta Journal (l)em.), I Now that Mr. Roosev,, elt has heard two br:iss bandls pliy different tontes at 4q. same time lie cIan doitltle s appreciate the feeling of Mr. Cleveclanrl when Mr. Ilrya;l a I M1r. \\atterson opl, tip simul tanlc rnsly. Can Get Your Money Back. I Ilrookl) n a F;tc. J To I ne iore .specific, the uonlly handed to a lbosokmlaker c:ll Ih recove'red even th,,ugh wSag.er.d on ,a losing horse. The tr;itl.;actionl i nIt Ig;al. Law has not sought tio legalize it. How He Found It. I 'hi l blcllhi:a .Ledger.] Irate IFathcr- .1h! how is it I catch tt! kissitig Imy dalughttr, sir? Aniswer se, sir; how is it? Young Man - Fine, sir; fine! THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE. \Ve hiad ai wiir rdI the nmtn --a wur rd an' It wasna kind, Ati' wli hIa been arried a year, an' I didna think he iwould mind. I said I was tir(d of Ily) lilt-an' at odds wi' ih' shtth lrit' stea, Ani' I groaned thl e ilt of a fi.her wife, wi' my goodmantl far rac 'lle 'll lily Iil id went oull it Ith' dure, ai' a facqlas l ll:ack as the night, .An' nrver a goodi by wur-rd from the shore' that would 'a' mtade it right. So I watched the .ail t;de out, in a girlin', lowerma' aWet, \Vhle I hugl el li11)y wralth till the day was dIuli, to( hide thIe ach in ttmy breast. The skies tlhey were saidlen gray-and gray was the wilt y .l'a A. ' a tsbhiti Ilrtcballh, like a soul that is lost, cattle ouit of the inirk to ile. i t the dayis that are long to wit when the boats are fla for fln the bay, An' It ftihe'rman'h It is a black, black lot, lwhatever the folks may say. It's an oailth ail' a gtlowerin' lace whenever lthe luck is ptoor, An' wot.tn that wail with heavy hearts for th# Ihl"" to time ashore; it's an oath an' the haul is light, an' a song wlhai1 tilte isl comnic home, A laugh lat' a isng as the tide breaks .-., an' the rocks are white wsi' fuantl; ThItn the wild wet nights go on-the green wave rocks at our feet - Rock green or gray, whichever it may, the life it ijna Lweet. An' each must grieve in his place. In the ravenin' dusk I see The light that shines in my own man's face that is callin' to home an' me. I:For the boat went down that night--a,' A'mighty held his hand Till she passed the cliffs where the white Cuus nest betwixt the sea an' thi' land. I coudlna sleep for fear-an' this is as true as the day, I saw my lad when the strong keel broke, though his lace was turned away. An' "Dan" I call-an' again, as the lightning flashed an' flew, Till he bent once more wi' his face to the shord and laughed wi' a laugh 1 knew. lie did not die as a coward dies--any l)an-Ior I saw him go, lie c.voered his eyes from the awful skies while the watler boiled below. "Giod keep you, wife, an' th' little un," I heard him every wur-rd; They'll tell you it's far where the dark reefs are-but the women know I heard. -Mary X. Scegcr In McClure's, PEOPLE WE MEET Two well-known Utah mining men are in Butte. 1They are A. K. Masters, man g,,r of the United States Smelting com p oy of Hingham Junction, Utah, and A. I'. liullen, the managing director of the :Inie ciompany. T'hey are at the Thorn I)arirt the morning they visited the M. I'. ad. other smelters and will examine ;, o the mines before returning south. I r. A. I'. Dewey of Chicago, who is in ~ettedl ill the itismnarck Nugget Gulch ,,,,lildat.d Mining complany, which is ; rating the T'oledo. Centennial andt other i,. s near Sheridan, arrived from the i t lanst night. lie was accompanied by \r.. lDewey. Mrs. L. I). MclDonnell, wife tit the president nand general manager of ii Iiis.tl:rek- Nu:ggt company, allndl l)r. Ih irl:. F. iMurphy, also of ( hicago. The ity h ft this afternoon for the mines. ihirles \V. (Cannon, the well known Il .nla pioneer, is at the Finein. 1I. 11. (.erry, Jr., manager of the Mis su,ri River Power company which furnish Ilutte with electric power generated at the ('tayon Ferry dam near Ilelena, is in I)scar Dyckerhoff of lerlin, Germany, who ii s:aid to be a not(ed mining expert, arrived at the Thornton today. Walter Cool of Denver, general western ... tt of the National Cash Register com ;."tIy, is in the city. Sheriff Jeff O'Connell arrived from the ,ital last night and went to Deer Lodge Sday. I o'ler SherifT J..P. Fitzgerald of Cas I co runty made his first visit to Butte ra May. lie passed through on his way It Warmn Springs with a patient for the asyIlum. t.t;rge WV. l)ailey and wife expect to ,I rie tonight over the Northern Pacific for tittle. Mrs. Wahll and daughter of Butte will 1: av.r tonight over the Great Northern for a visit in Sweden. They will sail from New York, August s3, on the IIcilig Olof. Cot Kelley has returned from Missoula, litre he attended the funeral of the .,,,tlher of Mrs. Kelley. 11. F. Ruger and Archibald Gray were il Heletna today. J. S. Neill, A. I. I.oel,, and Henry Rick <tt returned to Ilelena last night after sit i.ling a few days in Butte. Miss Idla Robinson, one of the teach , r. in the public schools of Deer Lodge, i, in town on a visit. RIthbert Taylor has returned from a two week(.s' outing in the Bitter Root valley. William tulter, president of the United Itrotherhood of Carpenters, who is making a tour of the West, is in the city. John F. l.loyd has returned from an ex teniledl sojourn in New York. (;trge Mi. llays, the secretary of state who arrived from Helena Wednesday evening went over to W\'arm Springs yes itrday afternoon to fte the guest of Dr. (). V. Warren for a few days. Richard Ajassa leaves tonight for San Jose,. Cal.. to attend the funeral of his Irother, James, who died there Thursdsy of typhoid fever. Mr. Ajassa will be ab sent two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. George II. Sherman left last night for New York. KIND WORDS FOR THE PORTER Generous. Tip for Services Through a ''Note to Mr. Pullman. [D)etroit Free Press.] The woman with four children who had come through from Denver was nearing I)etroit. The porter hoad finished brushing them, each one of wlbdm had de manded attention every fifteen minutes. when the mother turned and said: "You have been very attentive to us during this trip and I wish to reward you." "Ycs 'um.." 'What is your name?" she asked as she took out a pencil and notebook. 'William White, mum." She wrote for a mmtute on one of the lcaves of her book and then tore it out and handed it to him with the remark: "A colored man who is ambitious to :set aling will always find friends." A passenger caught him in the vesti uilte two minutes later and asked to see the paper. It read: "Mr. Pullman-Your man, William White. has been very attentive to me and my children, and I would recommend that yI.n r:aike his salary and let him know that you fully appreciate his efforts. ".MRS. S. B.- ." It was read aloud to the porter and then the passenger looked at him. lie turned a sort of gray and gasped for breath, and it was a long minute before he coult ejaculate: "Ilefo' de l.awd I hut I dun thought dat was a fifteen-dollar check on some bank in Colorado I lu I Shool \\'all, of all de leletlrious obnoxiousness I eber did pun mee't up wid in all my life dis captivates de ;pitnacle I Insanity in the Farmhouse. [Atlanta Journal.] Statistics go to show that 75 per cent ,.f the women sent to insane asylums come Srin, farm-houses. .Many are easily fright c.le , many grow morbid by reason of their treadmill life and lack of wholesome recreation and many lack proper medical attention when it is necessary and by rea .. . of ignorance and poverty fail to seek clicf until the mind suffers with the body. Only True Barometers. tBrooklyn Eagle.] The wheat fields and the steel mills, irt Wall street, are the real barometer ct the country. With those indicators ,:lhubly marking fair weather the slumps rc'ittlting fromn raids on stock exchanges nied concern only the people who do busi i,,s with the stock exchanges. A Limit on Every Man's Power. [.Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser,] There's always a limit to a person's owers. A man who can pack a jury can't Iack a trunk, and a woman who can cut a friend can't trim a pencil. One person can't do all things. A Man's 'Marketing. [Atchison Globe.] "How in the world did you happen to buy three boxes of blackberries?" a woman nskdl her husband, who has been doing thel marketi.tg. "Three for a quarter," the I:ian replied,"-Atchison Globe. Fitted for the Publio Servioe. [Modern Society.] Citizen-Say, can't you give my son a job on the corporation? .Mayor-What can he do? Citizen-Do I Why, if he could do any thing I would employ him myself, Why He Was Thankful. One of the hottest days recently a col ored brother was heard to exclaim: "Bless God, Ice so short in dis wor', en no hope of any in de nexti" MUSI CLOSE BALANCB OP THE HUB CLOTHING STOCK Will be sold If low prices will do it. Nowhere will your money buy more; nowhere will you find greater savings and better qualities for the low prices we offer. Our reason for taking this loss is to have goods sold AT ONCE . . . . . . .. . Men's Underwear Men's Underwear 35c for Men's 75c Uniderwear 65c for Men's Wel Underwear The fine balbriggan 75e kind. A fancy striped wool, me You can have any size, 39 to dium weight, colors blue and 44, if you call at once, for 85c. brown; complete line of sizes left, 650. $I.45 $1.10 For Boys' $3.5000 SuSuits For Boys' $8.00 Suits 85 Cents $6.35 For Boys' $1.75 Suits For Men's $17.00 Suits 2o Cents 5 Cents For Men's 40c Wool Socks For Men's 10c Rockford Socks $7.95 25 Cents For Men's $20.00 Suits For Boys' $1.00 Shirt Waists 25 Cents 33 Cents For Boys' 75c Dress Shirts For Men's $1.50 Silk-bosom For__os'75Dres ShitsShirts $1.98 39 Cents For Men's $8 Working Shoes For Men's 75o Negligee Shirts This is the time when, in order to dis. pose of the balance, we lower prices to the lowest notch. One dollar will do the work of two y y y , y . HUB CLOTHING STORE 77 and 79 East Park Street TO OPERATE ELECTRIC LINES Company Is Formed to Run Care Over Southern Pacific. Alameda, Cal., Aug. 7.-Application to operate an electric line over the north and south lines now operated by the Southern Pacific has been filed with the executive committee of So chosen by the city trus tees to assist them in settling the matter of local franchises. " P. N. Berringer, as agent and represen tative of eastern parties, submitted the ap plication. It was stated the eastern parties sub mitted the application. It was stated the eastern people are the finns of Mcchin, Mitchell & Co. and Kay, Dewolf & Co., both of New York. Ejected by the Navy. Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 7.-Engineers who were surveying a site for a terminal of the Cuban Eastern railway on the United States naval reservation at Guantanamo Bay, were warned off by the American of. sfcers there, but refused to go. Admiral Coghlan thereupon notified the Cuban government and President Palms sent a revenue cutter which forcibly ejected the trespassers. The railway, having ac quired the land, claims heavy damages. Expert "[mbalming CAREOUL, PAINSTAKING Funeral Directors THE MONTANA UNDERTAKING CO. Trpos. Lavelle, Prop. Thos. Sullivan, Mgr. 12S E. Park, Phone as AMUSEMENTS EMPIRE THEATER Butte's New Amusement House at Pop ular Prices, Dick P. Sutton, Manager. Grand opening Monday, August 3, at a p. m. Big Bill of Refined Vaudeville. The Girl Bosco; Manchester & Jen nings Little Olga, Queen of Song; Lloyd Brothers; Three Mallards. Continuous performances from a:3o to S:3Jo, and from 8 to mm. Admission, so cents. Up-to-date acts by eastern favorites, Butte Concert Hall High Class Vaudeville Art ists. Finest wines, liquors and cigars. Change of bill each week. G. V. H. SHAVER, Mgr. 57 B. Park Street Cut Yet In disposing of new pianos we take old organs and pianos in exchange as part payment. After being thoroughly overhauled these organs and pianos will give nearly the same satisfaction as new ones do. We have about so second-hand and slightly used organs that we are sell ing from $Ss.oo up. Six slightly used pianos. Was Now a Vose Piano.......$45o 00oo $3ss 00 s Howard Piano.... 350oo 00 o oo a Howard Plano....300 0oo oo oo oo a Willard Piano..... Soo 0o 7ss oo a Willard .Piano.... 3oo oo soo o0 a Kingsbury Piano.. 35So oe ago oo We Sell s Easy Terns of Paymat MONTANA MUSIC CO. 119 N. Main Street /2 Price $r.So copyrighted books 75 cents Five Hundred to choose from. Among them are "SCHOOL FOR SAINTS," by Hobbes. "EVERY INCH A KING," by Sawyer. JOHN WINSLOW, by Northrop. "NO. b JOHN STREET," by Whiteing. TOMMY AND GRIZEL, by Barrie. Evans' Book Store 114 N. Main St. Ht. WAHL 21 South Montana Street ARPENTER HOVIEBUILDER ma eneral JOBBING. Lawest estimates se sllassl work guaranteed.