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GET FORTUNE TOLD Gypsies Camped Down on the Flats Ready to Reveal Mysteries. PICTURESOUE PARTY Clad in Gay Garments, Men and Women Take Life Easy. Camped down on the flats in the di rection of the Colorado smelter is a rov ing band of gypsies. The members claim to be of the great Romany tribe and say they once infested Russia. Many visitors went out to the camp today. Most of them stayed to have the gypsy queen tell their fortunes. Several tents, blackened by smoke from the campfires, a few old wagons and horses are the first things that attract the attention of the visitor. Going closer, one will scare up several coveys of small, dirty children. Cat Fight by Rounds. Judging from some of the names there Is every reason to think the queer people came from Russia. Some of the names sound like a cat fight reported by rounds. The women are shrewder than the men. They are the breadwinners and have the game of fortune telling down fine. Their English is limited principally to the vocab ulary of the mendicant. One visitor at the camp this morning told his experience to the Inter Moun tain. He had his fortune told. Going out to the camp, he was met by a tall, villainous-looking man with a rank growth of eel grass on his face. The boss -gypy smiled benignly. Smiles Very Persuasively. "You lika zee fortune tell?" he asked of the visitor, grilning persuasively. "You will see zee gypsy queen Romanofft igowsky?" asked the gypsy chief. "I don't care if the gypsy queen Is rogming-off-to-the cowstable. \\lhat I want is about So0 cents worth of knowledge thrown into mny thought department. I want to sec somebody who deals in futures." lie was led to one of the tents. There sat the gypsy queen arrayed in the bar baric splendor of her race. Piercing black eyes shown out from be neath her bright red shawl. Bangles of silver hung from her wrists and neck. Shows Gentle tMystery. She spoke with the consciousness of one who is versed in the lore of the Chaldean sages, and the light of gentle mystery shown from her eyes. "YotY would know your fortune?" she asked in a sybilant whisper as the visitor e.nterec the smnoke-begrimed tent. "\\ell, you might peer into my dimpled paln a few and see if you can do anything with it," said the visitor. "You hava zee g-r-r-rand hand," began the gypsy; "sea zee line for your heart ect shows sadness and tears from see eye.". "\You're right about that. That hand held an aceful last night and it wasn't g"ml," remarked the visitor. "You lose money to a dark man. You mltst awatch. I gecv you see charm andl bees magic cannot harm you. You like gee charm ?" The gentle voice of the gypsy queen died down to a whisper. Tears Off a Bill. Somehow the visitor got the idea tlhat it was time to dig up again and he tore off a wrapper from a roll of bills and gale it to her. In exchange she hung a queer looking object around his neck on a string. "Have I a dark secret?" he asked. "You t'ink you have, but no, ect ecs not so." "How much will it cost me to have you see a trip over the water and to get a letter with red scaling wax on the back of it?" "Eet ecs not much, stranger. Place zee coin in see gypsy's hand, so." The visitor did as requested. "How can I get rich without sending money through the mails?" he asked. "By trusting those whom you know to be holnest," answered the gypsy. "llave I ever been crossed in love?" Blessing in Disguise. "You t'ink you have, but ect ecs see blessing in disguise. You have been 'cross gee street many times." "That's no airy persiflage, either," re tomarked the visitor. Then he was given to understand that his fortune had been told. "Tell your fortune to no one," was her parting admonition. Then the man came back to town pont dering oan the justly celebrated saying of P. T. Barnum that a fool is born every minute. REAPPEARS AFTER ONE YEAR French Bark Spends Twelve Months in Iaking a Trip. UY A5SOJ'A1ED PRaSS. Portland, Aug. 7.-After being out more than one year with a cargo of general mnerchandise -from Antwerp, the French bark Grand Duchesse Olga arrived in the Columbia river yesterday. lHer passage is one of the longest on record, and but for the fact that she has been spoken every now and then her name would probably long ago have been posted among the lost. The Duchesse left Antwerp for Portland with a cargo consigned to Girvin and Eyre early in the year sgoa. She had a rough run down the chan nel, but met still uglier weather in the south Atlantic, and when off the coast of - South America was caught in a blow that threatened to send her to the bottom. Under bare poles, however, she suc ceeded in reaching Rio De Janeiro. Several months were lost in the Bra lisan port. SHERIFF QUINN GOES TO NOME HAS . WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF CON J. HURLEY, ONCE OF BUTTE. CHARGE IS GRAND LARCENY Former Bookkeeper of M(ontana Hard ware Company Wanted in This City. Sheriff J.thn J. Quinn is now on his way to far-off Noime with a warrant for the arrest of Con J. llurley, furmerly bLokkceper for the Montana Hardware company. Hlurley is accused of grand larceny by embezzlement. The alleged crime was comtmitted January a), ayou. Was Trusted Manager. For several years Con J. Hlurley was the trusted bookkeeper and manager of the Montana Hardware company. lie was employed by the 3. Ross Clark company before it was incorporated as the firm now known as the Montana Hardware company. In his position as accountant lie had charge of the cash. It is alleged he a)p propriated a large amlount to his own use and forged the footing to cover up the al leged shortage. The complaint filed in Justice 1)oran's court alleges that he tcok $3uu of the lirm's money. List Is Filed. The hardware company, however, has filed a list of the alleged defalcations with the county attorney, which will bring the amount of the alleged shortage up to $8.ooo. Wine and women are said to be respon sible for the alleged ptculations of Ilurley. Me has many friends in Butte and was thought well of in business circles. lie went to Nome in May, ueoo, anld has been there ever since. The alleged discrepancies in his ac counts were nuot discovered until long af ter he had gone. It was only recently that the Montana Ilardware company learned of hist whereabouts. Advised to Return. Aside from the warrant of Ilurley's ar rest. Sheriff Quinn takes with him a letter from one of the accused Iman's staunch friends, advising him to come back with out requisition and face the charge. It is asserted that everything can lie ad justed satisfactorily, once he is back in Butte. The sheriff also has the proper creden tials to secure a requisition for Hlurley from the territorial governor of Alaska should the accused refuse to accompany him willingly. Hurley, so it is said, is now manager of a bank in None. MOB SEARCHES FOR A NEGRO Colored Lawyer Who Attacked a White Woman May Be Lynched. ItY ASOI('A1ED PRI'SS. Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 7.-St. Clairs ville, 0., a small town in Belmont county, was thrown into a panic last even ing,. when it became knowin that an at tack had been made on Mrs. M. E. Stowe, one of the most prominent and most highly respected residents of that town, ly a young negro lawyer. The young woman had been out for a walk in the afternoon. At 6 o'clock she started for her home, the route extending through a lonely tract of woods. When within 2oo yards of her home she was seized by the negro. When the wo lman regained consciousness her screams attracted the attention of passers by, who rushed to her assistance. She was taken to her home, where she told of the attack. A posse was organized atul started out in pursuit of the negro, who escapled to the woods. The nmob is armed and is bent on lynch ing the negro when he is apprehended. FESTIVAL HALL IS PLANNED Specifications for Big World's Fair Building Are Completed. BY ASSO('I Cl ) A ti- i'S. St. Louis, Aug. 7. -The plans and speci fications for the World's Fair Festival ha:ll, which is to stand at the head of the main cascade on Art hill, have been given to the contractors. The pre-eminent feature of the hall is the sculpture crowned top of the ilnmense dome, a6o feet high. The dome, it is said. is to be larger than that of St. 'Lter's in !olme, which is said to be the largest in the worldl. The auditorium in the interior of the building will he I441 feet from the floor of the theater to the top of the dome. The arch of the stage has a span of ,3 feet 4 inches, one of the largest in the country, and 54 feet deep. LOSE THEIR LIVES AT SEA Many Persona Are Drowned When Barge Florrie Founders. IvY ASSOC(IAT'Eh PRIISS. New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 7.-The barge Florrie, in tow of tle Tug Boswell, while. on her way fromn Providence, foundered Wednesday between Barnegat and Fire Is! and during a heavy northeast storm. Captain Cobb of the barge and one of the deck hands were saved; but Mrs. Cobb, the captain's wife, a ro-year-old son, a boy named Jones, who was making the trip with the captain, the engineer and cook of the barge, whose names are not known, went down with the vessel and were lost. WERE RESCUED FROM DANGER Young Mountain Climbers, Lost in Fog, Found Just in Time. Tacoma, Aug. 7.-Five young men froma Seattle, who attempted the ascent of Mount Tacoma last week without a guide, weare caught by nightfall and fogs above Gibraltar Rock and were rescued by a party organized at Camp Muir by P'rf. John S. Flett of the Tacoma High school. The young men had lost their way aad were wandering off toward the treacherous Cowlitz glacier when they heard the shouts of the rescuers. Many tourists are making the ascent this year. mmin I SOES Al OE-HALF PRICE I It seems incredible, but it is nevertheless true, that you can buy at just half price many of the most attractive shoes in our stock. It isn't that they are out of style or injured in any way that we make this sure-selling profit-sacrifice. The selling season is about over. Preparations are being made for new fall styles, and if possible we will not carry a single pair of shoes of one style into next season's selling. So the price has not been slightly reduced, but so radically reduced that we know every pair of the shoes listed belowwill be sold before closing time tomorrow night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ladies' Shoes Ladies' Oxfords lulies' fine? Kid ce ShoeshN, .:l i4iei' ( rl orl ( 411 loW M ºts- SChildren's Shoes wo.rth $2.00, wlnr.iul, all rlhlaek Vial Kid, med.lium - sizes4, Fridaiy $_weight ,.o anld Saturdiiy .. $1;0 I , ,;: u f,,:or . . ....75 You Settle the Shoe Question for the Children Ladies' Shoes When You Can Purchase Ladies' Slippers LaIdiis (xcell.nt quality raml- ('hild renu ' ('llvts Hluxws in ill sizes from 5 to 2-suit- 1.4i.4' 14' siti slipiirs, itg or outing shl ,. lle lcw f4or plit.nie'1 , outingsm or vuacllioll I, lack ici kidl, Pi,I 'IrL 141, tleavyht h ..l .. d$ ear. " u"lf price..................... . 75c I.)"" '.au I ('childlren's sl' olg land dnrbleh, klnockabo ut sl,u iW , ................. 7 to 2-made of gnMSl qu1llit*y Boys' Shoes Ifr ................................. 1.00 Boys' Shoes niyds' solid comfort and l) lrfe rl C 'hildren's Via Kid Slii .srs with Ihow 1and hurkleh- lies'.t q4lulily ilys' tnlie ritI fitting ('alf .hs., all sizes, siles up to 2- Sh.. . .,, i. sizes, s7)eital $!e hal prict e satle, .$I O O iur 110r sI o ..........................75... c. .., iri. 1. puir ........... 1.0 0 _,,',' _ __, ....... .. $1.45 TIME to CLEAR 5he MEN'S SHOES MEN'S SHOES MEN'S SHOES .l. r *e . ................... i. 1 .I95 M11n's linl 4'alf thie.', h is1ý'etr waell, 1always hMen's Canva Shoes, extlrr well tinishedl, all 44hi4l for $:3.0I 111141 ~.00. $ sizes. Regular $2.50 and $ u .................. $2 45 valuet . utle price .............." *5 o . l i 11' II l . 1 N si 114 h l l , M[en'is fle C ('alf Mtocs, lace oir 4 ong4rINs. All ii lii i h M ri li I ri.h Sl, ial li ri, .............1.0 All iz' ..................... 2 . 5 MEN'S OXFORDS MEN'S OXFORDS 5 Men's high gradeil' Oxford Shoes, Il.lucheir style. Men's ., 4 iii KiI I )xrfi or h _ M . 1º ,aIt. r New last, $$:..'f0 gI'ridh'. All sizs. $ lieduced from $3.00 to......... $2.00 Meliail, ,,,', ,,ai............... .5 0 $a.oo OXFORD SHOES $.1i5--len's fine calf Oxford or Low Cut Shoes, for outing, vacation $1 15 or a camping trip-all sizes, worth $2.oo and $2.25; special Friday and Saturday, half price $ 27 HOLBROOK 27 NORTH MAIN THE SHOE MAN NORTH MAIN STREET Open Until Ten O'Clock Saturday Night STREET SCHOOLS TO1 OPEN SEPTEMBER 14 CHILDREN OF BUTTE WILL THEN BE GREETED BY REFRESHED INSTRUCTORS. It has been decided to open tbi. aLhools September 14. Arrangemnlts hlave belen almolst com. pleted for the teachers' institute which will be held in the high school building. Sep tember 8 to i is the date set for the in stitute. Several of the teachers have been en gaged who will take charge of the instruc tion during that time. Among them are: Prof. J. M. HIamilton, of Missoula, Miss Adele Humphrey, Mrs. R. (;. Young, Miss D)insmore, Dr. Bagley of the State Normal and R. G. Young of this city. President R. G. Craig of the state uni versity may also he in attendane, as will also State Superintendent Welch of Iel ela. This institute is held each year and all the teachers in Silver Bow county are ex pected to attend. First class instructors are employed for special work. Each line of school work for the coming year is carefully gone over by these in structors and the result is beneficial to the teachers. ,Miss Loughrin will hold a county ex-I amination for teachers the a8th and 29th of this month in her office in the court house. Divorce Decree Signed. aY ASSOCIATED PRESS. New York. Aug. 7.-Justice Dugro has signed the final decree of divorce in fa vor of Blanch Walsh, actress, in her suit against Alfred Hicknmah, to whom she was married in z896. DISPATCHER DONOVAN IS FACING TROUBLE There appears to lie trouble in store for J. \\. DI)novan, chief train dispatcher on tie (;rcat Northern at Spokane, who is is1l known in Montana. lle was for a nuwmber of years train dis pat( her on the Montana Central and train Ia;i.t'r on that road with headquarters at I rcat Falls. Now his sulbordinates at Spok:ale want his scalp because of rules he is enforcing which are considered harsh. A. Slpkale papers prints this on the sub jclt : Train dispatchers employed in the Great Northern depot are said to be gunning for th,. scalp of Chief Dispatcher J. W. Dono \sa. The trouble is reported to have begun froln the time Donoval was recently pro aoted to Ibe clhief di.Ipatlcher of the road. A few days ago Ith trick dispatchers took their troubles to Superintendent !lodo and the chief was moved.l from the general office to a rIool of his own, separated from the others. This does not appear to have relieved the situationl. O()e of the force, 0. L.. Fultz., formerly chief dispatcher at Kalispell, handed in his resig,:ntion, and it is ~said others will problably tollw. Among the orders given by the chief to which the operators have taken exception is one that they must not leave their dleks during their eight.hour trick to get a cup of coffee at the luntch counter or r for other purposes, and another objectionable order is that dispatchers must not use tile tele phone during working hours. DIES IN FAR-AWAY JAPAN Charles R. Lloyd, Shot in California, Passes Away. 1IY ASSO('IAT:ED I'PlISS. San Bernardino, Aug. 7.-A cablegram v\as received here yesterday announcing the sudden death at Yokohama, Japan, of Charles R. Lloyd, the Berkeley capitalist, who was shot in this city by his nephew, William 13oxall, January 31 last. The trip to the Orient was taken at the direction of his physicians, who hoped that the voyage zJight help his weak heart, which never recovered from the effects of the shooting. Quits the Stage. Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 7.-The vaude ville career of Mabel McKinley closed at the Orpheumn here. Last Sunday night was her last appea ance in vaudeville, for she has decided to quit stage life for good, owing to the objection of her father and her husband, Dr. IL. L Baer of New York. * HE DROPS OUT OF SIGHT Western Representative of Several Eastern Firms Is Missing. BY AS..C(IAII:U I':seS, San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 7.-Frederick W. Lewis, representative on this coast of the I.edos Manufacturing company of Newark, N. J., and other large eastern firms, is said to be missing, and a num ber of business houses in this city are re ported heavy losers by his diappearance. The police have been asked to help locate the man, and in the meantime an investi. gation is being made into the real magni tude of his alleged dubious transactions. Jury Is Secu red, Glasgow, Aug. 7.-For the trial of R. T. Walsh, who killed Joshua Truax at Hins dale in July, a jury has at last been se cured. The trial began today. William 'McGinniss, who was summoned as a juror but failed to appear, has biee ordered * -der arrest. BOY IN TROUBLE OVER FIYE DOLLARS JOHN PAXSTON ACCUSED OF HOLD. ING OUT THAT SUM FROM HIS EMPLOYERS. J. P. Coney & JIro., proprietors of the Mlotntanl: livery stable in Montana .treet, this morninig preferred a cm,,plaitjt at the countly attorney's ojice agalilnst an1 18 year ol boy, Joh,, I 'axton, charging him with petit larceny. Mr. (:Coney accuseld young Paaston of having collected $5 from, a customer of the stable adl failing to turn the money over to the proprietors. lie said a man hired a rig front the stable yesterday and returned it last night. Young l'axston collectedl $ from the man for the use of the Iuggyj but whent asked for the money said he had lost it and was unable to replace it. lie prom ised to get the money from a friend, and Mr. Cooney accompanied him up town to negotiate the loan. Young l'axston applied to two or three friends, but they could not accommodate him. Then he encountered a friend, who, to use the words of the liveryman, gave the latter "the ha-ha," and told him, the boy, having lost the money, did not have to replace it. The liveryman applied to the county at torney's office for a complaint. Deputy County Attorney Coleman took the name of the boy and listened to the story, and a charge will be placed against the latter ia a justice court. Oeetroyed by Fire. Point Pleasant, N. J., Aug. 7.-Fire which started in the store of former State Senator J. W. G. Havens, today destroyed several business houses in the center e( the town, 'IIoss, $6oo,ooo.