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Will Soon Be Ringing Soon ibe time to think of Ilioday tokens. (Our entire line is now on display, and you are cordially Invited to call and ilnspect it as early and as often as you can. lin quality, assortment and novelty olr display exceeds anything to be found in lthe city. All the new things are here. It will pay you to see the Ftock as soun as you can, tlerause the thingt that you tould like Ibest mnay be sold early. lluc'ever, whether yout intend uyiltg nor not we want you to are our display while it is comnpllte. lie buying will take care of itself. NEWBRO DRUG CO. 109 North Main Street. Butte LARGEST DRUG HOUSE IN THE STATE i i WARM SPRINGS NOT TO CHANGE HANDS BUT A CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT IS SCHEDULED, AS ARE MANY IMPROVEMENTS. PLACE IS TO BE REMODELED Administratrix of the Con Hayes Estate Will Probably Make Application for Permission to Lease. If all the I gal formalities are cuomplieCt with the Gregson Springs property gill It el.anige nlahlagecmentl in a short time. It was stated erronleously that tile springs were to be sold to Ge;orge .. Symonis and Joseph A. L.ewis. From Mr. l.ewis, who , is fully conversanlt with all the facts in connection with the matter, it is learnedi no sale of the prolerty is to blie sale and that nIlone is collemlllplated. Under the existing conditions: there 1 could he no sale. The property betlo:;, r Ipartly to the estate of thtelate ('on Iaye. <1 1 his estate is in such good condition that v the real estate cannot he sold. But ne gotiatiations, looking to a lease of the prop erty for a term of years, hatve been inl progress for sonme time, and have jutst culminated in the giving by Mrs. I.oin [Hayes, adtlinistratrix of the Coiu Ilaycs estate, and James Itreen, owner of the springs, to tGeorge I.. Symouts of an optionl for a lease on the springs property. Thea reason for taking ain option is that Mrs. Ilayes, being the admininstratiix of the estate of her husiband, is not in position to give a lease tuntil authorized by the court. Probably she will make the ,application at an early day for the ordler, allowing her to snmake the lease, and if the necessary per mission shall be given site will grant the lease. Until the granting of thec lease very lit tle can be learned of the plans of tihe lessee. It is understood, however, that there will be extensive insprovenects and that the resort will be made one of the most pIopular in the state. It is conveni ently located between liutte and .Anaconida, and should command a tine trade from the two cities, It 'has unsurlpassed s.lincral properties, alnd with an n active energetic man in charge there should he no question of the success of tile stnew managemenllt. "CRAZY DICK" IN COURT "Crazy Dick," a well-known character about the town, famed for the trouble in dulgence in liquor secems to bring upon his head, appeared before Judge Boyle again this morning. Being a harmless old fellow and there being no serious charge against him, he was allowed to go unpunished. Exclusive Use of Clock. "The Post's story recenltly albout the hotel man who framed all had checks given him by his .guests," said a newspaper writer, "reminds me of an old fellow who ran a hotel in an interior town up in Ver mont, and this tman could easily walk off with the-whole bakery whetn it came down to pure cussedness. The old fellow's son was the chief clerk of the joint, atnd was discharged as the oflicial umpire of the home baseball team because lie was too stingy to give a man his base ont balls. "The rules of the hotel kept everything under lock and key, and there was no earthly chance for a hotel hanger-on to get in his hooks on newspaper, pen, ink, a free wash, or anything else. There were no free seats, no free anything, and, to cap the climax, the father and son had a large sign which read: o - - - --o This clock for use of guests of hotel only. 0--o And, whenever they would see a hanger on eyeing the old timepiece they would hang that sign over the face of the clock." -Washington Post. Credit for That. ' Townae-I suppose every man dislikes to see his wife get so stout that her wed ding gown won't fit her. Brown--OSh, yes; but there's self-glori oastios in the thought that he lhas pro vided her with enought to eat.-Phtiladel lbla Press. To Give a Whist Party. ~She Council of Jewish Women will give one of their enjoyable whist parties Mon day afternoon, December as, at 2:30 @'alok at Cgar.enters' Union hall. CHILD IN BONDAGE. FOR DEBT 1 II,(11\ %. 'lI 1111 IN JI M 1 ' N1If\ 1. .Misoula, Ie. 1. A two and oneli. half yeatrs' o(l child il bIonildage fr a dhu.t .f $oi. Such itas the ca:1se the Maniil sihrif's ltfice hJas had to deal wsith this week. '1urce i' nttl/Ihs ago Mrs. John MuHll. if i lt \c\est .Main street sCnt her little 1laug1h ter tI I)i Sn.lt where she tirinedl her over tIo Mr. and Mrs. I)e kR-,sier for sale keep ing. Tihe iotlher agreed ait tlhe time to tpay for the chlld's hboard at thI rate lf $8M :a monith, though the De imet pIeople claimii ti' alinutltlt was to l ie $,1 I imon(th. Whether the board was paid or ntil is still 2n open questlion. The. fact remainns. however, that when Mrs. Mitllen rlequestcd , the retulrll of 'her dauighter this week, she tacet witlh a flat refusal. IThe s I) Rosiers d eclinedl to forfeit the custodly of the chil until a bill of $,t) for Iboard was paild. 'The liother then returned to, Missoula adl presented the case to Sheiriff Th'omp son. The result was Ithat I)Deputy Siherili !'alsoni wenit to I)e Sltet iiand calledl onit the I)e Hosiers yesterday, demanding the release the child. His denm:and was lquieitly conmplied with and the little girl was restored to her tmother last night. BIG MINING DEAL THREE MILE PLACER IN RAVALLI COUNTY IS SOLD FOR $60,000. SiIt:a'l.tl 10 tIe111 INT"vR MIiNi.i IN. Hlamilton, Dec. t2.--The deal lby which tihe fatlous Three %Mile Iplacer mine is sold to W. 11. Illammiond of Detroit, Mich., has been rc om r leted. The deedi were filed with the ci.uiity clerk antd recorder last nitght. Sixty thousandt doiars is the sunm namecd as compens'ation. The grantors are J. C. Par (dee and Sam \\atsoln. It is the intention of Mr. lHammond and his associates to dig a ditch 40 miiles long front the headwaters of Rick creek. They will erect a reservoir at the heaul of the ditch and this wil result in reclaiming about mo,ooo acres of hay land along the creek. The ditch and rcset'vir will cost aljout $too,ooo. The water to lie carried by it will lie used in placer eiiinig and the surpllus wil le sold to the farmers along the line for irrigation purposes. BUYS INTEREST IN MINES PtECIAL. TO Till' INTER iMO'SNTAIN. Missoula, IDec. Ir.-For a consideration of $179.'5 Frank (oreatt of Iront Moun tain' has purchased a one-quarter interest in the (;oldbug fraction and the Sid~ ssue placer claims from William \\ilfn Su perior. The claims are in W\Vilall f lch, nc;ar Trout Creek. Be an M. C. "Hllis only aspirations are political ' said New itt. "Why," replied Scribbell, "he gave me to understand he had literary yearnings." "Did he?" "Yes, he said he was doing his best to become a regular contributor to the Con gressional Record.-Philadelphia Press. THE CROSS-ROAD. You say the cross-road lies ahead, \\here one of us must walk alone; There is not room for both to tread, So narrow has the pathway grown. We found the entrance, you and I, 'To this fair road that springtime day, And swift our eager feet to try The violet-sprinkled, hidden way, As we went on our steps grew slow; lily arms a one-time burden lore;-. And then I lost,-I did not know Ilow sweet a burden 'twas before. RaIn-steeped, tonight the locusts sway With fragrance of an old-time June, And in some home, not far away, A woman sings a soft, low tune, I know the songl I used to sing Those same notes in that long ago, Of nested birds 'neath brooding wing Before I laid my burden low. I know not where the cross-road liesal Yet may it lead where menmories are, \there firm, elnduring nlonlltaine rise, And high above them shines a star. -National Magazine, SHORT ON MONEY TO RUN TERRITORY AFFAIRS IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE SAID TO BE IN AN IN VOLVED CONDITION. WITHDRAWS OFFER OF SALE Governor Carter Will Make New Terms on the Disposal of a Very Valu able Water Franchise. DY ASSOCA'II : ) PIRI:iS. Hlonolulu, IDc. 5, via 'San Francisco, )ec. 12.---It is estimated that the nmoithly incomeiiii of the territory after Decemlber will lie only halout hiif of the amlount al ptriloriaterl by the legislature for salaries tlll other expensesrI . g;overnor Carter and the heals of ildepartnmcnts have had ntmuer ous rcoferences on the subject of rC trenlchmlent of expendituresi and there will be a genleral eliort to redutlce exlpenses. 'I ihe counties take Ilearly all the revienUe after their orgtanizationa i on JInuary 4. Iiovernor (arter has withdrawnt the ad vIrl I ,emellct of sale of the Kohala water dii Ii franchise, which has been before the territorial goverlr for three years. It i.volccs the expetlditure of several Iil liii, to (i ,, rsc nititaiin water in Khi:hi,. I'lhe governor will again offer 1h, pitvih,;c for ,ale after deciding upqn i'ri1. \\'. I). Aleirntldr of the Unitdd St.it, a ,:,t ind geod.eldic sliurvey has gone It thi 1.1 , l i ,f Kauai to make observa li ;w. Iior iii' Il.deral governoir niiii t to fix tlh, corrt loca tio.lt of Nii,thani, an island ,.ir .aiu;ii. N liihau is iunler-ttod to be .vr il o this out iof the posiitioni in which it apir i , II t matrinl charts. .\ shijiln nt of j5" culitintg of Illtiefields lt:rtnis i o the litay here from Costa Il<ea to the lo.ald I'nititl Siat.s agricultural exptriun tit station. 'lIT'e Itlueields ba uills :ilr telieted to be sulperior to those niit. grotwii here and the cuttings will be generally distributevd amonlg the growers. NAMES A MINISTER W. I. BUCHANAN WILL REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES ON THE ISTHMUS. W\\'ahingt.o, Dec. I-,. The president llas svIti d W. 1. Iluchanan of New York to t,' the first Vnited States minister to I ';ianat a. 'luhe state department has been informed t;hat ti:nal stepsl have been taken for tIe formation of a permanent republican for n of goverllnment ill Panlallma. The news calne in aI dispatch direct froml Consul General (;Iui:lr, dated Panama today, as follows: "lElection for constitutional convention called for January 4. The convention meets 2oth of January." Wouldn't Pay $300. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson re ccivedi a letter today from an Iowa farniler prote.ilsg against the "exorbitant prices' chargc, I y thle diepartment for its free seedi . The secretary didn't know what the fartmer's grievance was until lie lookpd at an attacheld aIler, which happened ;to lie a portion of the envelope in which the seed ls are sent out, tmarked with the govern itent frank. 'lTh farmer had drawn a circle around the usual annoulncn ntlt bn the. governmenllt frantk, "$300o penalty for pli\v itte use," antd had written beneath: "I cannllt put the seeds to public use ;In1 ca:LnnI t afiord to pay $3oo for using tht nt yselt."- Washiiington Cur. New York Sun. WILLIAM HAYES GUARDIAN li:;soula. I ee. ar.--\-Willian I layes has 1,eItt appointed guardian of the estate of .Mi.s ( hrintine Ann Nelson. 16 years old, who now resides at Scattle. She is the owner of Xo acres of agricultural land near 1 issoula. Pacific Line Paying. San Fr.ncico,, TDec, . tIrng Ilok Fong, iprehh'nt aId general manager of the ('hlna ollmn trial Steam-hip cmnpany, which is o:,eratinlg a lilet f steamers between Ilong Kon.,g, t antanillo and thi port, has arrived 1,,m11 M.,icu. II .says that his comlpany has fmld its Placiice ocean enterprise a paying one ::ati ud li tt LIgurillg oil incr'easing its ser1,ce biet rc'tlt ()rienlt and l'acitic coast points, A Great Invention. Again comes the news that somebody has invented a labor-saving machine which will fill the breast of the hard-working housewife with a wild, uncontrollable joy. This latest contribution to the delights of the household wrought by ,man is, a contrivance for lighting the fire In the morning without the always painful and sottetintees laborious preliminary of aris ing from bed. Before you proceed to enjoy that sleep reserved for the just you arrange a nice little pile of coal and wood and paper in the stove just as if you were about to mtake a fire. In fact, you do everything according to the card except to light the fire. Then you get one of these new ma chines, which is a clock-like affair, and set it for whatever time in the morning you desire to heat the room. Then yoty go to bed with the consciousness that there won't be any contest next morning int the shivering line between you and yourself. You sleep, and sleep, and sleep, an4 then--B-r-r-r-r I B-l-l-l-a-a-g-g-g I g9el the clock, the fire is lighted by the a chine, and you lie there while the ropm warms up.-New York Telegram. A Skeptio,. "What do statistics show?" Inquited the man who was warming up to his stub ject? "As a rule," answered the man whor is always doubtful, "they don't show mnolh except patience and industry on the p1art, of the man who collected thcm."-Warh ington Star. Her Private Opinion. "Did you ever permit a man to let you ?" asked the stately brunette. "Never," answered the petit blonde. "I haven't any use for a man who waits to be permitted."-Chicago News. The Desire for Travel, Dreamer-If I could only acquire a qlce pile of money I wouldn't do a thing put travel. Skemer-Of course, but maybe the po lice wouldn't do a thing but stop you. Catholic Standard, HARCOURT THAOWS A NEW BOMBSHELL COMPARES CHAMBERLAIN'S PRES ENT SPEECHES WITH ONE HE 'MADE WAY BACK IN 1885. AGAINST PROTECTION THEN Chamberlain Thought it Would Bring Ruin on England and Might Cause a Civil Revolution. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Dec. 12.-Sir William Vernon Ilarcourt, speaking to his constituents at ' redeger last night, drew a parallel be tween a speech delivered in Birmingham in 1885 by Chamblerlain and the present policy of the former colonial secretary. In 1885, said Sir William, Mr. Chamber lain spoke as follows: "It is improbable that the working classes of this country will ever again submruit to the suffering adl misery inflicted by the corn laws. If this is the policy of the tories, we have ,only to recall the history of the times when protection starved the peotle and the country was brought to the brink of revolution." The speaker pilloried Mr. Chlamberlain's latetulents con)cerning his policy and pre dicted that the result of the adoption of his Ipolicy would be ruinous to the poorer tl:sses alnd would end in tying the hands it finance ministers in tile future. The duke of Dl)vonshire, late lord presi int t of the council, has taken a decided a:itiude in the fiscal controversy. In a letter writtent otn the eve of several vice tions for seats in parliament, the duke ctounsels the unionist electors to declin3 ti s.upport anly unionist canldidites who expre*ssed sympathy with Mr. Chamlber laiti's policy. AMERICAN RAILROADS Are Really Owned by the People, as 1,000,000 Hold Securities. 'Total mi age............................ ,471 Total capitalization..................$6,o24. ,295 'J'otal lunded debt............. . 6,lo9,981,669 'total stockholders.................. 40oo.o Total bundholders.................... 4o00.ox To.tal employesr...................... 89, Total huolders of securities (ap proximately)....................... .o000,000 "holders of railway securities in the L'nited States nearly equal the ntnnber of employes. The people own the roads." This deduction was made yesterday by Slason Thompson fromn figures collected frotm railway officials. The question was suggested by the recent statentent of Pres idlent Stuyvesant Fish that the stock of the Illinois Central is held by 8,647 stockhold ers, of whom an overwhelming majority own less than too shares apiece. T Thirty-nitne of the principal railway coin panics of the country representing o.7,64o miles out of the 202o,471 of single track mileage in the United States responded to Mr. Thotmpson's letter of inquiry. These gave the total number of stockholders on their hooks as 19t,387. This is nearly equal to two stockholders to every mile of railway. The ratio on the Illinois Central, as given by Mr. Fish, is a little more than a to 1. Applying a to I as tne ratio approxi mated in the total, tile figures would show 400,o000 stockholders in round numbers for the aoo,ooo miles of railway in the United States as owning the $6,o24.aot,295 of capital stock reported on June 3o, 19oa. Assuming that the $6,iooo,981,669 founded debt is as widely distributed among bond holders, the railway ownership would ap pear to be in approximately 8oo,o0o hands. These figures, approaching the total of rail way employes (t,189,315), do not repre sent the total of those interested in rail way ownership. One official wrote: "These figures are for registered stock, but as many of these are bankers and brokers, holding stock in their name for clients, the actual numiber of stockhold ers will be greater." The controller of one of the largest sys telms wrote: "It is probable that the number of actual stockholders is twice as great as tile nuot her of registered stockholders." "There also is the holding of railway stock by insurance companies, savings hbanks and trust companies, extending their ownership among thousands," de clared .\lr. Thomlpson. "The accounting ofllcial of one road stated that 19.86 per cent of its share was so held. I.ittle stock ill non-dividend paying roads is held by such institutions, but more than 55 per cent of the railway stock in the United St;ates is now dividentd paying. "In one way or another the people of the IUnited States own the railways of the It'nited States, and somlething like .,ooo.ooo persons, through wages, interest antd divi denids, divide two thirds of their gross earnings of $m,726,38o,267 (1gou-'oa) among themt. The other thlird goes for fuel, taxes, supplies and equipment."-Chi. cago Tribune. A Human Rooster. Agnes Martin, a servant, having given birth to an illegitimate child, could find fo work till a place was offered her with out pay if her oflspring were kept in the backyard. Officers who investigated declared on the witness stand that they found the child scratching in the earth with her foot or hand, rolling in the dust, crowing and imi tating the fowls in every way. She finally strutted around the yard half a dozen times, each time crawling under a low bush that was in the yard. Then she "sparred up" to a rooster, just as another rooster would have done. A nurse in the hospital where the child was taken said that two or three days after she was admitted she would not speak, but would crow and cackle and strut around the room like a bantam., \\hen put to bed she would perch herself on the end of the cot and wanted to roost there.-Sydney (Australia) Cor, Milwau kee Sentinel. Injures the Eyesa, "The trolley car," said a prominent oculist the other day, "Is the cause of more distressing and serious eye troubles than all the other so-called abuses of our over-civilization. It is true that we will misuse our eyes in many ways, but the worse abuse of them is reading in trolley cars. "In the steam railroad trains the motion is entirely different from that of the eleo. trically-propelled vehicle. There are few jerks and false starts, and the vibration, owing to the weight of the cars, the solid ity of the roadbeds, and the steady speed, is not particularly noticeable when read ing. Ilut the trolley car does not maintain the same rate of speed for more than a few moments at a lime. It is constantly Test Your Kldneys Thousands of Men and Women Have Kidaney Disease and Do Not Know It. It's Hereditary. If Any of Your Family In This or Past Oenerations Have Been Troubled with Kidney Disease of Any Form You Cannot Be Too Careful. You Should at Once Make a Test of Your Urine and fatisfy Yourself as To the Condition of Your Kidneys. 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More suffering and deaths result from af fections of the kidneys than from all other diseases, and principally because they are not discovered in time. REAID WHAT DR. F. A. CARR)OLt., I I . OF PIIILADEILf.PHIA, SAYS: "Since early childhood I had suffered agonies from hereditary kidney and bladder disease. My father had spent a small for. tune among the best doctors in the country for treatment, but the medicines they poured Into my system made me worse instead of better. I was very delicate, and as I grew older the pain became so terrible that I could hardly stand up. "()One dlay, while filling the teeth of a business man in my office, I was taken suddenly with such awful pIains across the small of my back, that I had to give up entirely. Then he tu,lt me that lie had had just the same experience, but had bteen completely cured by Warner's Safe Cure. 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LEWISTOWN Ly... e. 8:aoam Lve. 6:4s am ROBERT RANTOUL, General Manluagcr, iHelena, Montana. swaying and jerking. The railroad is so light that the car bounces along like an up and down and criss-cross. "I have had a dozen patients lately whom I have relieved entirely by merely making them stop reading in the trolley car. "Many men and women wonder why they have those queer, 'blinding headaches,' when they reach home after their nightly ride in the cars. Well, most of them have the headache that results from the eye strain. The trouble is insidious, and the eye itself is rarely pained. The pain comes from the strained super-inflamed nerves be hind the eye, and the eye that is trying to read is forced to follow quivering lines carry their troubles on to the brain.-New York Times. One of the Dissatisfied. "If you were a billionaire would you try to be a philanthropist ?" "I think so," answered the cynical per son. "I'd be very much tempted to estab lish an Institution of learning whose pur pose should be the investigation of ra tional and practical methods of making endowments."-Washington Star. Wood imitation Silk. Wood pulp, which is now used to such a wonderful extent for paper making, is, according to report, being employed at a factory in North Germany for making ar tificial silk. The plant is turning out about So pounds of skein silk per day, but the output is soon to be increased to a,ooo pounds. The material is said to be soft in texture and of a cream-white color, each thread being made up of t8 single strands, which by themselves are so fine as to be almost invisible to the naked eye. Whetn woven, this wood-silk is said to have all the appearance of genuine silk, although it is not so strong as the real product of '.he silkworm. Little is known as to the details of manufacture, but it is believed that the pulp undergoes a certain chenmical treatment, and Is then forced by. hydraulio pressure through very fine orifices or tubes, Equally reticent are its promoters with regard to price and resistanc to wear and tear,--Chambers' Journal. .Missoula, Dee. si,--A chimney fire at a3:Js o'clock this morning did slight dam age to the residence of John Francis at 614 East Cedar street.