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25c Your Choice Our window is full of Twenty-five Cent bar gains. These are arti cles worth from Fifty Cents to One Dollar, but we have to let them go at Twenty-five to make room. We are over-stocked in this line, and must sell them. Fine German Cups and Saucers, worth Soc, for.............254 Fine French and German Plates, worth y5c, for.................250 Fine Decorated Jugs and Cream ers, worth soe, for............ 251 Vases, Match Safes, Ash Trays, Olive Dishes, Platters and Bowls; all for ...........................250 DON'T MISS THIS SALE DAVIS & W[IM[SCARY CO. 20 North Main St., Butte AIXIOUS FOH A BOUT CLIFFORD'S CHALLENGE TO PERCY QUEENAN IS OF THE SORT TO MIEAN BUSINESS, It is now up to Perry Queenan, the Seattle man, to either accept a match at his own terms or back down from Jack Clifford, the former Marysville, Cal., fighter. So anxious is Clifford for a fight that he is willing to meet Queenan, with whom he has a couple of draws, on any terms he might name, In the papers forwarded to Queenan, Clifford asks that he come to Anaconda and meet shim before an audience in that city at any weight which is satisfactory to the Seattle man, winner take all. Speaking of his condition yesterday, Jack said: "I am as good today as I was when I had some of thenm afraid of me, and I never felt better. r mn just itching for a scrap, and will put up a good one if I get a man to meet me." And his appearance bears out his state mlent. In Clifford's training, which he does continuously, it is said he has developed speed that promises to make some one open their eyes. Aside from this his wind has improved wonderfully and his strength is all that one could wish. Expert Embalming CAREIUL, PAINSTAKING funeral Directors THE MONTANA UNDERTAKING CO. os. Sullivan, Mgr. 125 C. Park, Phone. 8 BUTTE SHOIN FOROE 17 South Montana Street. EXCLUSIVE HORSE SHOEING SHOP W. Mctachran, Prop. J. D. MCGREGOR, VETERINARY SURGEON lonorary graduate of the Ontario Voter. nlary Collese of Toronto, C.anadas. Treats all diseases of domesticated animals ac. cording to scientific principles Office at Morrow & Sloan's stables, to4 South Main street. Telephone 293. All cases n'meptly P-ended to. SPORTING NEWS Fill SHOULD HEIIRE NAUGHTON SAYS THE GRAND OLD MAN OF THE RING IS NOT I4.MSELF. In discussing the Fitzsimmons-Gardner fight, W. W. Naughton has the following to say: On one point all the sports of San Francisco are agreed. towit: that the Fitz sinmmons-Gardner fight was a wretched one. Now that the first feeling of disgust has passed and those who attended the affair have been made acquainted with cer tain incontrovertible facts there is a dis position to admit that there are extenu ating circumstances so far as Fitzsimmons' end of the thing is concerned. When the cry went up at the conclu sion of the fight that Fitzsimmons' hands were crippled and that he had worried through the last 15 rounds of the cuntest in a disabled condition the remark was general that it was the old, old story and that there was never a winning or a losing battle in Fitz's career in which he did not mal:ke capital out of the fact that his hands were unsound. Without further reference to past events it can be said that Fitsimmnons really did injure his hands in the fourth and fifth rounds. It was necessary to cut the gloves from his hands and when he went to sup per later with some friends the food on his plate had to he cut up, as the freckled war rior could not handle a knife or fork. Yesterday Iitzsimmons was around with his hands swathed in bandages. His right knuckle, which he claimed was broken, ap peared to be much swollen and his left hand was in an almost similar condition. Of course the crippled hands referred to hampered Fitzsimmons to some extent, but they were not to blame for everything he did or omitted to do while the fight was in progress. The facts remain that Fitzsimmons tires very easily, that he cannot lash out in the rapid old style of the old days and that tnere is not half the poundage in his punches. If his hands had kept right lie might have ended the fight with a knock out. A good many say that lie would have put Gardner to sleep if his hands had hehl good. but at the same time it is gener ally believed that the hands in qucottiont will go wrong just as early in the game if ever Fitz attempts to fight again. The feeling seems to ibe that Fitzsiummons should be retired, or should retire himself on four distinct counts, namely, had hands. loss of speed. diminished punching power and increased age. On all sides it is argued that Gardner's showing was inexplicable. It is thought that he sullered badly from ring fright, but even this is deemed insufficient to ac count for his poor performance all throughl the long drawn out contest. So far as San Francisco is concerned George will have to begin all over again to retrieve his lost prestige as a ringster. The report that Gardner was favorite at one time in the betting was wrong. The poolsellers say that even money wagering was the rule at one stage aind that Fitz simmons in the beginning sold at z to i. In the closing betting Fitzsimmons was the favorite at odds of to to 9. It is esti mated that about $so,ooo was wagered on the contest in San Francisco. The Yosemite club promoters were dis appointed over the receipts. It was ex pected that at least $30,000 would be taken in at the doors, but instead the match only drew a little over $1o,ooo. Of this the bonus was paid to Fitzsimmnots. This brought the winner's share up to $6,i63, while Gardner received $2,054. ENFORCING THE LAWS SPORTSMEN RANGING MONTANA IMUST BE CAREFUL WHAT THEY SHOOT AT NOW. That the laws governing the shooting and selling of game in Montana are en forced and will be hereafter is evident in the vigorous campaign being waged against violations perpetrated by un scrupulous hunters. During the season just passed there have bIeen several important arrests and con victions of men who, while claiming to be sportsmen, indulge in those practices which tend only to remove the spice and enthusiasm fromn the greatest pleasure of the true sportsman. Through the vigilance of the game war dens and the absence of discrimination in treating with the violators of the law, game has been more plentiful in Montana during the season just passed than for many years, and from reports received throughout the state next season will find conditions improved to a far greater ex tent. The practice of dynamiting fish, which had become a serious menace to that branoh of sport, received a severe blow last August when a prominent business man of Helena was fined $400oo and se verely lectured by Judge Smith. In his lecture to the offender Judge Smith, to gether with ot'her things, said: "A man must be absolutely devoid of any sportsmanlike qualities 'who will dyna mite fish. People who do so are desig nated in sporting journals as 'hogs, and it strikes me as being quite appropriate." There have been several convictions for selling game and shooting out of season, and only yesterday Deputy State Game Warden Avarre of Melrose arrived in Butte with Alhert Passley, who is charged with having sold a deer to a Melrose mer chant. It is alleged that the merchant bought the deer several days ago, and Mr. Avarre set about to locate the offender, and ar resLed Pressley as a result, Pressley Is now In jail In this city. The season on all kinds of game save duck and geese has closed, and sportsmen will be allowed to hunt this species of game until January i, when the season closes. Anyone found with game in their possession after this date will be prose cuted. GOVERNMENT FISH CAR BUSY Bozeman, Dec. t.-The government fish car, which returned recently from a trip to Spokane and other points in Washington, has gone forth on its eighth trip from this city. The car will deliver about :3o,oo0 trout along the line of the Montana rail road from Lombard to Lewistown. While in Washington and Idaho the car dis tributed about 8o,ooo fry in the various streams. HOW TO1 CALL DUCKS ART ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESSFUL HUNTING YET RARELY UNDER STOOD OR PRACTICED, The season for duck shooting is fairly on, and it is doubtful if 5( per cent of the nimtrods really understand the art of call ilg the wise old birds. A. G. Holmes, who is an expert in his line, writes as follows on this most interesting topic: "Whether you shoot ducks over decoys, on the pass. jumping or wading, the call is very essential. Yet of the great numtbers of men who shoot, comparatively few are able to call well or with judgment. Nor is it necessary to cultivate many different calls. Two or three are enough. For the inland water fowl, mallard. widgeon, teal, gray duck. sponbllill, woodduck. blackduck and all non-diving ducks, the. tmallard and teal call is sullicient. In fact the Iimallard call alone is usually enough for all non-diving ducks. "For diving or deep-water ducks, the hluebill call will answer, although if one has also at comtmuand the purring call of the redhead, it will greatly help in the, day's sport. In shooting over ordinary waters where sport is to be tad at canvas back. redhead, Iltehills, broadlills, whistl ers. butterhalls and the other of their class, most of the ducks will respond readily to the hluebill or the broadbill call. Bluebills are great callers, and on caln days can be heard hailing every passing flock. "Sometimes the bluehill calls the ker-r-r once, then twice and three times, and oc casionally even four times. When they are feeding they often sound a contented kind of chuckle which is similar to that of the nutdhen when unuisturbed. "Sound travels a long way in a still imarsh. Wh'en the call is loud the mallard, blackduck and widgeon detect easily the fraud in calls: therefore, modulate your voice in a marsh. Itftentimes these wary hirds after coming into a marsh itn re sponse to your call. will settle among your decoys, or they may alight outside of gun' range and study the decoys to satisfy theml selves of their being all right. If not dis turbed they will then slowly lmove to wards the decoy, feeding and chuckling as they swim. "1)o not call too loud or too often. "Call to attract the bird's attention to decoys, then modulate your call. In a mlarsh remelmber that the birds can detect the ilnitation tmuch more easily in a loud than, in a miufled call. "For deep-water birds call louder, for the wind will not always favor you. "Whenl birds are coining into decoys stop calling. or else give a low chuckle that they can just hear. "If birds start to circle away, a few low calls will often bring themt back. "If in opell water, the birds often will go entirely around you to discover what the suspicious bunch of weeds contains, aonl at such a time lie low and do not try to keep them in sight all the while. Your moving will scare them quicker than anything else. "l.ie low and stay low, and if the birds crime in do not jump up if you happen to be on shore Rest just high enough to clear youtr blind when you shoot. Be as sured the ducks' eyes are on the shore side, for there is where they watch first for danger, and any movement sends theist scattering."-Sportsman. SPORT GOSSIP "The chopping of salaries," says Jimmy Ryan, "is not going to be such a bugbear as many of the players and all the fans anticipate, but the clubs are sure to save quite a bit of coin from the yearly pay roll. Let us suppose a team has two men at $4,000, five at $j,ooo, seven at $2,500 and three at $t,8oo. It has also taken on a lot of new bloods for next season. Its problmn, of course, is now to cut down a salary roll of $45,500 without causing a general riot. "One of the $4,ooo men, we will say, was no good at all last season and was promptly fired. Another one, while still good. was so far short of his standar' that he accepts a cut to $j,ooo, and knows it's all he's worth. O)ne of the $3,000.ooo men is let out just to keep the team inside the 16-men limit-that makes a good ex cuse. Two of the others didn't do very well and are cut only a small amount say to $.800oo. Four of the $2,500 men get a cut to $a,4oo0. One of the $/,8oo men is let out. Of the men remaining, two of the $2,5oo boys get raised to $a,6oo, and one of the $1,8oo fellows goes up to $a,ooo. Now, with a little speedy bookmaking, how does it foot tp ? A pay roll of $45,9o) reduced to $35,7oo, 14 men provided for, and two to be selected. They will be youths, who will get, say, $1,400 each and be glad they are living. Total salary roll for 19o4, $38,50o; net saving, $7,4oo-a good bunch of money, and nobody feels hurt enoutgh to make a howl. And in 1905 there will be some more chopping, till $35,ooo will cover the total," Redland sent a carload lot of playing delegates to the Western league last sea son, and the circuit puzzle in that organi zation is attracting as much attention among themi as the problem "How Old is Ann?" The announcement reached Cin cinnati yesterday, says the Cincinnati En quirer, that the Western's Circuit commit tee will meet at Lincoln, Neb., December 15. Milwaukee is certain to be abandoned, and the last guess is that the 1904 circuit will consist of Sioux City, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Omaha, Denver, Colorado Springs and Lincoln. Peoria drops out with the Cream City. Two fac tions are trying to bag the Sioux City franchise. Dr. George B. Wood, owner of the Sioux City club in the Iowa-South Da kota league, has the inside track, and an ex-Red-Frank Genins-now with Omaha, is named as the possible manager of the new team. The appellate court of the state of New York has rendered a decision which enables anyone betting on a horse-race to recover hisi money. .The decision was rendered in the case of Raymond P. Moulton against William. J. Torpie, a bookmaker, to receive $5o lost on a horse race at Morris Park. The decision can be made to work both ways, for if a man can recover from the bookmaker why can sot the latter sue and recover if the other fellow wins. The decision was rendered by Justices Gildersleeve, Freedman and MacLean. Johnny Reiff, the globe-trotting jockey, is at the home of his parents at San Jose, Cal., where he will take a needed rest before taking up duties for another sea. Prompt Attention Men's Winter Suits In Hennessy's elothing Department, Main Floor ehoice of 150 Nobby Suits Today at Saturday morning we placed on sale i o men's stylish sack suits in fancy mixtures and soft blacks--a leading maker's closing lots that we bought for spot cnsh at a very low figure. These suits are right for business, right for more dressy occasions, and there isn't one in the lot worth less than $20.0o. Choice on Tuesday for $st .75. Other high grade suits at correspondingly low prices. Men's Overcoats at $10 Good, well made overcoats of black winter weight kersoys and rough overcoatings in gray anti black, with linings of plain sateen and fancy plaids, and silk velvet collar. Strictly up-to date garments, regularly worth $15.00 for $10.00 each. Men's Overcoats at $15 A small lot of men's stylish overcoats illatde of fashionable rough fabrics, cut medium length, with full box back effect. The bodies are lined with a good fancy worsted, the shoulders and sleeves with fine silk, and they have collars of rich velvet. ;; ,º,,.,, t * Regular $20.00 to $25.00 overcoats for $15. 00 each. wu, , ll Some rich values in the higher grades of men's overcoats at $90.00 or more. Men's Kid Gloves at 753 President Suspenders at 25e About 240 pairs men's fine kid gloves In the We have 1,200 of these celebrated suspenders popular shades of brown and tans; all sizos, that we will sell at 25c pair. The price every Regular $1.00 to $1.25 values, for 75c. where is 50c, and they are well worth it. Men's eabaretta Gloves at $1 Men's $3.50 Hats at $2.50 About 190 pairs of men's cabaretta castor A lot of men's new hats, soft and stiff styles, gloves; soft undressed kid; in grays and in all shapes and desirable colorings. tRegular browns. Regular $1.50 values for $1.00 pair. $3.00 and $3.50 values for $2.50 each. soil. lie has recovered fromi I is fall sulfered last year atnd when he leaves hiutle will be accomlipanied lby his brt iher .Leslie, who has a strinlg of horses at Ios AngelKs. Should the French race ,llicials reissue Iteiti a license he will reltutrl to Franlce the latter part of the winter. Miuch Interest centers in the Sihl.ons l.ewis fight, which takes place ill tHeletna Iriktay night, aut a good exhibition is uanticipated. Siddons, the old war hIorse, is said to 1ie in excellentt form, and the inall li he is going tip agaillnt is not a slow prolposition by any lmeans. 'Ilhe point raised by Kid F'reidericks, wheti he flutked his match with Siddloni, that the latter was an; impostor, has turned out to lie a mIere miatter o)f olpinli,lll and many think that the Kid dishcovered tIhat it was the true Siddlons miuchli I liiv illta grin, and immendiately after the fact hle caine knlown the lad w~'ith the girlish face took to the woods. Lewis is game, andI is a:bout as good Si prolposition as could have been selectel. Many think hlie is a harder prolposition than the Kid wou.,ll have been for Siddoln and takinig into consilderation the fact that liwis andl Fredericks have driwn ancl the flru-tlr lst to the Kid ont a foil,. there are those who believe the Splokane colored tioy can put it all over Fredericks. DAN PARCH IS BUSY IY ASSOt IA'I ED PitI SS. Macon, (;a., Dec. a.-In the fare of a cold and driving wind and with the the tem perature at 47 degrees, I)an Patch, the world's greatest pacer, I,roke two world's records yesterday. To a high sulky, he lowered i)irectum's record of 2:06 for a mile o40 2:0.4-. Five mitlnutes later to the usual track sulky, he wentt two miles inl 4:t7, lowering Nervola's record by two secondt flat. lie was driven lby M. F. Mcllentry. BIG TIMBER BOWLERS ARE AT IT MERRILY BI'ECIAI 1TO "IIE |I1TIN1 MOUt tAIN. Ilig 'l'imber, Dec. I.--The first match of the serial contest now on at the local alleys has been played and won by T'Ieam No. 3, they having defeated T'Iaml No. 2 by a margin of 317 pills. T'eamn No. . was decidedly weak and showed need of prac tice. It lost every game of the match. There were no very high individual scores atnd the highest average was 153 -5, made by V. M. lall. LAD IS IN NEED OF FRIENDS Alone in a Strange City, Without Money or Employment. A young French Canadian, about i8 years old, named Napoleon 1.. Rochelle, applied for aid to the county commission ers yesterday, and was sent to the county hospital, it appearing that he was in dan ger of an attack of pneulmonia. The boy said he had drifted out to Mon tana from Canada, witlh little money, and that he had not been able to find work and had been without food for four days. Ilis shoes were cut to pieces and his feet soak ing with water. lie was given new shoes and socks, and lie will receive medical treatment at the hospital, after wihch an effort to find him work will be made. MOTHER ABANDONED BABE Mrs. IMottala Wants Commissioners to Take It From Her. A woman named Mrs, Mottala has ap plied to the county commissioners to take a six-months-old baby off her hands and provide for it. She says the btaby was left in her charge by a girl of I7, who agreed to pay for its keep, but who has left the country. The woman did not give the name of the girl, or tell anything about the parent of heir ow awnd cilianot alloal Ito keep the lhay at her own expense. The co.ll s-llll sionI rs will illnv.ligale the "ase. QUINN AND M'GILLIC RETURN WITH LYDIA Had a. Rough Time Getting Possession of Gould Woman in Denver. Sheriff Utlitln andl (City I)ctectivs. larney Mct;illic retrlnedI from )rnver last nighl, lnittgit. g wilh them Lydia (Iohil, the colorieI wuomant who jtiniped hi.r hawlnds f $.II) inl this i'ily three weeks ago while watilin. trial on i chargei of grand l:arceny, the thief t of $58j firo I o: ie lh1hili,. 'l he ca.l'Itre f h-le womani in IilLiver and the task of briiitging her Lak to this cily proved a dlihttiilt toe, hot th"e Itutte illiicer w're c 'I'rsiste t :aIll finally s. e' .reeledl ill gettiing her hack to the Silver ]liw jail. MAl(illic went to DI)enver ishortly after the hews came oif her :rrest there aliu camped oil her trail until thl arrival of She.rilf Q(uinll and even ill h buJ I t fr Ihe prompt actiion oil the piart of thel IlUltle ollthe'rs l ai a'is-: lllaoce of the Ie)unver Ipolice it is hliev, I the fugitive wulhI have c(:iltpe, and gone on to l St. fLouis or K:atsa:, ( Ity, as. shte had inteluided doing. In the ,oloradlo caplital she employed Jutlige H-Ilion as her couiunsel, :tandl it wit thr,)utlh isi eflorts tIhat ah wits releaedl twice through hal-elaI corpusl pri(ceedingmi. SMALL FIRE IN THE CURTIS ROOMING BLOCK Inmates Form Bucket Brigade and Easily Extinguish the Blaze. 'Through the efforts of roslliers a blu;ze that broke out in the htoreromu of the Curtis block early yesterday nmorning was extinguislhed. The tire was discovered ibe fore it had gained any great headway, and the roomers in the place being arouised formed a bucket brigade andil plut it ouLt be fore any serious damllage was donle. Miss Thonpsoni, proprietor of the room hig part of the house, staltd that eallly ini the morning a htranger c;,lled at thle place aind asked for a rooi. She referred him to alnotller place, but bIlieve'. that lihe caiiie back and went to the storlrooll to sleehp anIl, by accidcu.t or otherwi.se, started the fire. She says she has often discovered un welcome lodgers in the house before. The damuage was slight, as the blaze had been extinguisheld before the firemen arrived. M'DONALD UNABLE TO PACIFY THE BREWERS Will Refer Missoula Strike to A. L. U. Executive Council. D)an McDonald, president of the A. L. U., has returned from Missoula, where he has been trying to patchl up the brew ers' strike. lie was unable to bring about a settle ment and will report on the matter to the executive board of the A. I.. U. at its next meeting. The brewers struck because the demand that a foreman be discharged for fighting was not acceded to. Their action was not acquiesced in by the Missoula trades and labor council, but was indorsed by No. 4a of Butte, of which the strikers are mem bers. Leo O. Brown Divorced. Judge Hlarney has granted a divorce to Leo O. Trown from Hattie L. Brown. The defendant defaulted and the decree was issued on the plaintiff's proofs. The ground of divorce was desertion, the wife refus ing to follow Brown from St. Paul to Butte. For Sale-Bull-terriers from registered *tock. P. 0. box 23j, Anaconda. PRESIDENi ELIOT IS AMUCK AGAIN Anohlst r university Vprf,,otr thas got hlih siIse it print. This is IlemlsinKg t.ite Ilrelll.t of l te anld has developed into it f.Dl. '"ht, lime it i |re,,h'ln I".li-, of ilarv ard, aild lie is there with bhe bag talk s. ;:lhlel'ia s , bistt as Sual, odue°s Inot agret L with thl layasa ills. I'The ia llslle genletIllnall "W'.o s w'ill ntvsr competel, with amen's c'oll.r as in athlltics,. I .e a ,isa lutely ino punisilay of thait ever taking place. 'I he wlasIIsII du nuitl a(sk colmlati lias asnd it Wuld be of In hsueliitl |o thelss. \assna. were lt origin:ally inteslhed for silch violent exsrci:,a a; s m;iasi aind ussi(s of itsh things~ that they da sdrain thesis. For womewi to it t the l alut is prpo,,stvros.. " I helre unsy Ise women living who are I ]smadl ini shllsi aL stra; s te t l LIIand tu litral way tha:t it ia not injurious for theln to lput the shut, but for the mtaji rity of womnasasl it wouisl ie eowuKgh to hurt tha.l for IsIe. ItHatilg is bad for wollmen. \Va'stnen'ls c.aolhlgei do noa lt lhaive crews to sally great extsll|, but the WOIntesl who do go into it will notl last long in their asthletic life. W\Vomn's athletics are a sgtaos thilng il s.,tlo wasys, but for theaai Io try to da all Ithat their Ibrothersa do is misaltak'. lThey will only hurt thet.sclves ins tihe attell pt." 'T'here are iluany who will asgr(ee with the "P.ruf.,'" but purely for pIersaotal reasons. lIr insltance the Imant whit' triv's to whipl hist wile itlis gal . a sola;r plexus floatiing rib is the coaster ofl his warthoutse. No ssone hIas ever accusaed thle professor of being lictkedl by a woman, so it is not known whether lie has a· sre aspot or not. The Nuorthrtn lPacific Railway now offters a reward of two a Ihsa outsad five IanIrrd do llrsi ($a,ysoot.a) in place of sone thouisand dollarls ($s,aorxx.r) for infsrmatiun leadisng ulp to the alrl.et andl cnsvicitiln of partiests itmplicatrd Io the work of dynamiting bridge at ILivingstosn. E'. G. 1a VItSMIN, A. G. S. SUNDAY AFTERNOON IS GIVEN TO LYNCHING Louisiana Mob Hangs Negroes Who Shot a White Man. 11Y AS.iul IAll1.0 eRI'S:, Shreveport, l.a., Dec. I.- In the pres ence of I,41)U I pel, 1, COilmpIOsId of whites and negroes, Phil Davis, Walter Carter and (lint Thomas, all negroes, were lynched Sunday afternloon about I o'clock a short distance from Belcher, so msiles from Shreveport. The meir were exe cuted for participating in the fatal shoot ing of Iolbert Adger, a business man. The negroes confessed their crime. They stated that they were trying new guns and when Adger appeared in the street, thought it quite natural to turn their guns upon him. No shots were fired at the lynching, the negroes all being hanged to a single limb of a tree, Two negroes tinder arrest, Sam Lee and Peter Thomas, were released. Lee proved that he had attempted to prevent the negroes front shooting Adger and Thomas established the fact that he was too frightened to shoot. CHINESE PRINCE IS COMING sY ASSOCIATED PRaSS. New Haven, Conn., Dee. i.--I kI re ported that the Crown Priace of China will come to the United States next um nler and will witness the astual Yale Harvard boat race, under escort od Wong Kai Kah, a Yale graduate who is Chinese commnissionter to the St, Louis exposltlon. Want a Guam Transport. Seattle, Dee. ,.--Oovernmet agents for the past week have been endeavoring to charter a vessel for tie transporota tion service to run to Guam.