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Montana's Largest Grocery, Dec. 31
LUTEIS 45 and 47 W. Park. 'Phone 68 Last Day of the Year We Keep Open Uutll 10 O'Clock Tonight CLOfED ALL DAY TOMORROW Oranges, Nuts, Etc. our W.1'ashington navel itanges are very fine, wert arnd juicy ntl, per dotrln.. .54. The very finest~ inmported IFotd date,, pound ........................... .......15iP Italian ctIe-.t lllll ake i nice I d rr ti ig ir chicken or ttrkey, pound ........... ...25 Presh rolslted penltut, quartl ............ S Extra fancy large Ilrazil nitti. puti i.d .17"T (.ranberries, extra quailyi ; quartI, ac; (ancy cranberriet. u ti art ............ ..... ( 4*( Fancy celery, talk. ;t r atind......... Canned Goods A 171c cin of small (efutger tri.ngl. t bean,, for................... 12 1 2 tihlden wan bean., vetry ttni. ,tltd pack. tendt r and ftie flato\r, . r ll. r 1.. 121 21 Canned pear, as t ,en i, a nyhudy could ask f,,r; can, rue andl ............12 1 2 Fancy I'1tlh 'I'mth t . ;it ...... ..... 10(. A 311c can icelitu p.lte r t.d riiw. Iberries. for ............. ..... ..... . 2 5 I dliced ipeache for dt'.ttt, rtady tit 'bt, creamll; lpound ican, 1.i. poundlll cnllli Free Today A ire tpackage of the in ra l tl rltlng iuctwttidaut l r ii let. h ly %%i1) pui lchl.e of i ts can of iiii)y it i pi lmaptle syrupa. Tillman's Poultry Seasoning Gan 15e Souvenirs liedeem noe r purchase slips amoiltinl to $5"... tulted Il e trlllll r Il toii ,. tfr onlle of titlr ".\ihneriian lien i IRoses" nu.ll (tlr. Seeded Raisins Iliglhet griade latrg (Cihlllllli i t I deIl raisins; pound package, regular 1:1. ; speviel, per p"'1kaage ................10 I Fresh Meats (Reatr oif our Itkeity IhI'pait in t t.) The \ery tinll t poultry of the .aI ;lol. .xtta tancey dry picuked t ukt -. It, ..25( Spring duckr and gcssc, tIund .......194 Spring chickens and hen-, ipound. 17( ('rime rib roat treef. p,,uttd ......... 10( Icnf ilt t roast, p u ld ................... Iib or brisket boil, piunlid .............. Slrthoutr teaki, 5 pounds .............. 25..... Juicy round lste!k. 3 pound........... . 25 I'ritlle leg m uttoniri., l .............. 10 Shoulder mutton chlop.. 5 ,,unid .25. ib lllor loin muttInl ch. , poundl sl.l L25 Salt spareribs, I. poiud ........... ll.00 Sat tringiuer. 4: tor .. ............75C Small attwet pIckl'd hae.., piunld ....165C The Hardware Store that Leads. Watch Us and See. .4 1. .4 A Week of Bargains For New Year's Present Giving DINNIRt SETIS- -Three rpatterns brutiiul bemli tp ltilill, i liou tpict stets, w lrlth e. oo , for .......................... $15.00 ('othrenfeldt's FIrench China, -hli itn New York by Wanuamakter at $.1.5o; for .............................. $22.50 FAN('Y ('llhNA Everything left in fancy clina at unc-third off. Toys at One-Half Off Sleds at Bost Iliisell's ('yco Ilearing Carpet Swreeper............................. 13.00 Henderson Bros. lidw. Co. Greatest Stove House in Butto. . . .. 53 W. Park, Bet. Luley's and gooth's OECHSLI 42 West Broadway, Butto Pays Highest Cash Price for Second Hand Goods. Our all steel Quick Meal Range is th, only thing of the kind ill his market. II you don't like it you can get your money back, The largest stock of second-hand house. bold good. In Montana. 'Phone 923B Montana Lump Coal $5 Per Ton Gait Coal Co. OFFICE 814 UTAH AVE,. TELEPHONE 273 HUNDREDS OF DEAD CLOG THE MORGUE TOTAL FATALITIES IN CHICAGO FIRE ESTIMATED AT FROM 500 TO 700. MANY AWAIT IDENTIFICATION Maddened Mourners Besiege Under taking Establishments, Seeking Lost Ones Among Dead. Chicago., lDec. ,i.- \w'lhen the Rev. I. Il'ric, of tite IHoly Naiie cnthelrail, learned of the fire, he hitirried to the til T'rcniito iit Iiotse, ino. w ('I1converI e illt the Norlhwei tetii untiversity l.w scholl, iinto 'whicih iiniy vic'tims halI teen taken, to ;Illlllinil ter th 1e li.t s;l'.r: nwe'iiit t lo i 'll'eibirs cif ithe athi lic church,. Ile wts followC el by ishop l d iilluotii, the hig i;,st C'thol prIelat, lixti toi .rchltl ishop u(iighc y. in the diocese. i(f C hicago. Iictclinig tcha they wele unai le to ait teld the great lnumber ibilg brought ill, I hiiip .ldilo, ainioutice'd tha.t he would give a; g elit l bsolucltion to aill the i athe lie, ;iicicng the victims, . iDurig the bric f imcoe ti that the two priests, ccith up liftted h iii.s htCeso ight i t ol e ito pardon ll the fraillies of hii il dying servants, the poiir irni.;llced ciiin ;id w l+l i ucn.i whI lay ini dl l o hi oni I tflo r (ece111( l to rteali/e' that they werte fai to fa i a cc with lih, Iast ,i -ice in tlh,.ir livs. Many, thougth crazed with paini. ttceased teo niai r, tl fastenc l their iest ditlliiinig tye oni111 tilh two prici'ts,. After th. t it.hlit.l ttii u .e.s givie.ll sie eef th.ii, bariely able to mocve, feebly stretched oiuli their hIm,. iimplithritcg to theI riuc l tsc fr ie htiuil cii;i .p ;ici i n oi word tit sympathy before Ihthy Ipased Iitail i ( ' r clller n a*ll n i'ltrter Il . 'lh4 c llioCn, remIllining ullllil the ldea werei rt m.ucc ed to lh( thl gti(. c itue l lidt- niijurdil to lviriiilu hs;,it;th. BLOCK DISTANT SAT A HAPPY AUDIENCE Those in Garrick Did Not Know of Fire in Iroquois. ('hhago. Ill., Dec. .+. 1 C,.e of the lar.g ret a lietnce.s ever s.i II itn the i Cartrick thte ater. which is tli the .icetle street S. the IrocjoiIis. lesc thau one Il-cck distanit. at in tccc'tIletle ign iracci ie of tchti ;it flt tr;agetly beiing nucte d i ,t feet I-i -i iwac . H h\\ ic the cintltnisiiin between acti . iciie, Man;iaget r itihubirt order-i the doors closed lud re fised to allohw allsione to pass% in or out, as he was ehic r int l that c cci lIcii-e of the lire sho tdd rt alth the :mtdiet. e. \\ ihlun I.ackay. the istair thie play now beintg prest tedl at thle i arrick, istepped he - forte thi curtain ndi l etlt rtainied the iti dlience ft o vr o ive t it lijetite- with a witty tspcih whiih kept his hearers ill elitiuial lauglht, r. The curtainI rtse fur the next iact ccihiet :wth y t hcycter thee an the theater tmphltat"s kno.ini that hunshed, of live.t ,eret being i ,criiccid aiiincet next idoor. \\'hini the li tilIe filed out of the i;ar rick they ctctt- greetlI ait the hdoor by huinlrelds of frantic mci cci wconni, who an;cc ct.I vc'c n , tt h irc ice h . t,,li king for lecllbe is of their Lfta il'ics l a td actluaint alt nd a matieit , w ith. ItI stal ing tio what theater they had intenhIit tic gic. There wet. uciltyv 'c.iin o f j,,yftl r iecogncition ianc actcnishicd ic cmbcccrs ocf the i ;irritck audtlic ni were hugged e mc kised in fr;mt tic i hlit l ,h t relatives. PATHETIC SCENES IN THE CROWDED MORGUES Men Weep at Sight of Dead Body of a Fair Young Girl. Chicago., Ill.. ICrc. 3.- Cirarine Stewart. republlica;llln nationai, l comICCIlitteemC.C an Yrorlll Illinoii, .lpentI tile C l tlir.e nligh1t hunltinlg for MrsN . F. I. lFoux of \\inetka, III., ali her three c hii lren.L Mrs. lFax is the daIghter of William II).t, ho was pre.ident oC f ithe \\illiam llt lCitlCeCry CoI11lilpany. one of the wC'al;th irst eCllcetrns of the kitd in the \West. Mrs. FoIIx was takienl home, but none of the chilirell wire foiundl. 1Mr. StewaCrt said thie handlkerchief of Ilot Fox, ia yeaCrs oldi, had been found in the pocket of a suit UplI tile body of ; boy ait Il stln'I, morgute. There is tCo doubt tIhat It is Ithe boy. althollgh thc fea turs cannot be identitied. Four Tots Unaccounted For. lThere was a paIthetice Citlce at RIoctoCCn' mOrgcle when the lbody of .John \'ValilgeCll, t8 )eats . 1l1 of lKen. u h.ol Wis.i,, wI .s idelC titied. FrieC lIs of the i\' a inge family had speln t maIy hours se arching, lat the request of Mr. ;Iand MI . \'acllingen. ho were injured. Tloday four of the \'iningCen chidhren, lho are hC live I to h~'vet pier islhed in the fire, had lnot beetC aeounCted for. They are : iracce, .- years old; ])otty, 5 yrears oli; Mary, C3. Cand Edwarnd, 0o years old. liOne of the sltest of thie mIny ScenCe enacted in Tholmpsmn's restaurant, near the theater, where Cmany of ithe dead and injured were tCaken i:Cmediately after the fire, was tlhe search by C ICCdy of priests and nuCns, headled by the Rev, J. I.. Ilolliltger of COnItonao., Mich., for Iildith Il otoI n anld her sister, yotlCg girlsC , Chl , ill cICICI paCy with one (fI the conCvenlt -.iter. had Cttended thile p.tC Irformt:lce. The boi ly of I'dthli ItlrtnlC \..w. futu l inl thle restaurant, -anly of thICe C sC brealk illg dowll aC ld weeping i itttrly at tlhe tight. 'ITh e pthIer 1 r1 o rtI girl anl the sister (ho accompancied tj I wIere nlot found. MAN DOOR AND AID PANIC-STRICKEN OUT These Men Say Eddie Foy Saved Hundreds of Lives. ('hicagC, l)e. .;C,--Charles l)exter of the loston Baseball club andi Frank IlouCie man, the old Chicago second baseman, with their fanil les occupied a box. loth claim.d that but for the presence of mind of Eddie Fuy, the deaCth Cole would have beeln doubled. VWhen the panic bCgal, Dexter and Houseman made for and manlned a door, leading into the alley on the north side of theater. The people from the balconies haId already commenced jumping to the The Death Penalty A little thing sometimes results in death, Thus a mere scratch, insignificant cutd or puny JCoils have paid the death penalty. It is wise to have Bucklen's Arnica Salve ever handy, It's the best salve on earth and will prevent fatality, when burns, sores, ulcers and piles threat en, Only 35c at J. T. Finleu Drug Co, ground floor whetic fIouelrnn and I)exter forced open their doors and they were compelled to lift away the niaihned and the dead in order to permit of exits front the ground floor. IHouse.mn having escorted his party out, took a position it his door and kept it from choking up 1,y asaistinllg people through. Finally, forced away by the tlames. Iliusemanat got into the valley just ill time to hear the agonized voice of a woman fromi the window in n tipper guil lery shriek, "('atch me." As the woman screatnid ilshe jumped anl I louseltan, catching her to the hest of his abil ty, broke her fall to the grotuid anld she walked =away unitijured. GIRL SO BEAUTIFUL THE DOCTORS WEEP OVER HER ( hicagoi,. Dec. ,;t.- tiver one girl in 'IThoml ,.p 's restaul ntll l the ldoctors la hoted fr one hour. ''They loosened her dress ;a1an two of them waved her anra,. which they kept over her hiazdand slowly lowered theni al tin in an aittempt to in dure artificial respiraltion. i:v iry lllo ent or two o11e of theml lis itend with his st.ethescope for heart hie-tte. There was not a sign of a turn on her She cothld not have been moire thanl 16 years hold, \'iheni they forced her eyelids apart her brow..yi es were yet Fright. "She is too plrf(et a creature to give uip." said one doctor, Stimlall tifter sti,inlait was tried andl last if all nitro plyIci riot, hIm it pro, id it-eh s. atsdl ill the lid thlit ltl t-r in av( tip. Labor Over a Boy. Notii fr aways a Ittrsi' anid I tw leoorhtr.s Ihihrid ol r a ioy. After o inituittes lie op.ned hi ('yes. \'ath' r dlin' to in '" he ,ie tionei "'Takinmg ire of yonu," sa.id the doctor. "I 1ll its vi lir imiie., " ain't .oing it have any one telling my miother aLout this of mim. I'11 all right I amit It was ta l .re. TIhat's what it was". Grateful to God, thie re.si.,tiurt , "My -. ister was in the thi atilr with two cshilret, age l i andlll 7 Shve almn-t ilot it the dIor with hoth of t1m ut l. Iwhn uth, tnt of theon disaip ,ared. Mly -.itier t-il mei she knews that the thihl nmiit I e sate. u itt I rni around like ia manic for in holl ur bnfore I foundll her llow i halppeneld. I o not know, bt sithe ra hack into the tlhealtr and out under the stag tlhrolutgh i Cle stage.i ellttlrutc r. OFFICIAL ESTIMATE OF THE FATALITIES Chicago,. I ic. .4i -At t o'clock this ;iyesterday' lire at the Ir. inlois theater is 561. Of the i 57 ersonns known to have ieen injured. prli; lily one-third, it is helieved, cannot live. The missing is rstimated at .t14, 'sut it is expected that many of these w ill hi aceounted for, proh albly a large tt jurity of thetIn. No ad ditional bodies were found today in the ruins of the theater. PHYSICIAN FINDS BOY WITH HEAD CUT OFF One of the most pctculiar of the identi fications today A;,S that of the headless bidy of loyer Alexamd:r. 8 i ytears oht. The latl's father. )Dr. WV. L, Alexander, 475 \ a:shington houlevard. had sleeplessly sought his son all night long andti today, Itn tex-ainiig the headless corpse of a child, tli , plhysician identified his own hu y by a Sia.th, a hirthilay lpresent frotm the father, foundtil upon thI remnains. Ilumidrds of lpersons with grief and anuxiety written in their faces, thronged about thitef i tlicer i)'Neill's office seeking informatioiln. The pressure grew so great that Secretary Markham, mounting ai chair, read tiff the descriptions to the mutltitulde. Frequenttly persons inl tlit- crowd recog nizid thel descriptions read by the secre tary and started in horror for the particu lar morguie nated as the words fell fromt the secretary's lips. At the ntuirgtie the inadeiluacy of the means of inslpectinlg hodies was evident. Only a few persons at a time were allowed to pa pus hfore the bodies and places in the line of admission were almost as eagerly somulht tland fought for as means of escape twere wheni thie theater was burning. ROOSEVELT EXPRESSES HEARTFELT SYMPATHY Chicago. I cco t.--The following mcs sage was received this morningf "W\ashington, I). (.', Dec. 3.--Hon. Car ter II. Ilarrison, Manyor, ('hicago: In conmmnon ith all our people throughout this land. I extend through you to the pen ple of Chicago my deecpest sympathy in the Icrrihle catastrophe which has befallen them, "TI 1E)( ) d I ROiOSEVE IT." EDDIE FOY KNOWN IN BUTTE Idldie Foyr, who proved a hero during the stirring scenes in the Chicago theater horror yesterday, is no stranger in Butte. Albout 2o years ago he played a long en :gageneint here in vaudeville at the old c'imiiine theater on loiter Main street, lie has been Ihere several times since with traveling companies. He is a middle-aged man, plrobably about 45. FOOTBALL PLAYER ON LIST St. l.ouis, Mo., Dec. 3..-lHarry Kieley, reported among the killed at Chicago, was wesll known as a football player and all-rund athlete, lie left St. Louis last Wednesday with the World's Fair hockey team for Houghton, Mich., where they played several games. CLUBWOMAN AMONG INJURED Decatur, Ill., Dec. 3 i--Mrs. Frank L.eaveinworth, prominienlt in women's club work and an accomplished woman, was fa tally injured in the Chicago fire. FUNERAL OF F. L. BOWEN TO BE HELD IN LIVINGSTON Si'ECIt.\L TO TlE INTJ;I MOUNTAIN, Livingston, Dec. 31.--The body of Fred L. Bowen, the East Flathead rancher, who accidentlly killed himself while hunting, is expecteij to arrive here tonight, The funeral will be held tomorrow, with in terment in Mt. View cemetery, The serv ices will be under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of the World, to which the deceased belonged and in which he carried $2,ooo insurance. His widow and four small ch-ildren live here. POLICE ON GUOARD Al CHARNEL HOUSE (hircago. Ill., Dec. 31.-- y order of (oroner 'Treager, the theater charnel house was today placed under a tight po. lice guard. No person could titter with but a written order from Chief of Po lice O'Neill, who was notified that he would be held responsible for keeping the tuihling in the exact condition in which it was left by the sweep of the flames. Thirty patrolmen were stationed across the front of the building and uo tnen guarded the rear, while within were 30 more officers, the whole interior, including the stairways and fire-bitten balconies lie ing jealously guarded. MAY BE BODIES UNDER TEN FEET OF WATER As soon as possible today an addi tionil detail of lplicemten went through the hurned building from top to bottom. 'There were fears that in the basement ie neath, in io feet of muddy water, would be follnd more victims of the smoke and flamtes. Itig fire engintes that before had deluged the piacre were today being utilized to draw forth dozens of streams of thick tmurky water from the baseiment, while ait doze'n firemen in hip 1oots made made a tllthorough searcth of the btnsementt for bodlies. No, lodies, however, were fountd in thie batsement. Accordliing to the records of the city building department. which were closely scanned todlay, the buihling ordinance was compllird with in every particular in the Collsttrtctioni of the Ir ultlois theater. The inspector, Edward l.aughlin., re porteld that n, provisions of the ordinance were violated. It was giterally cuitsid credl to he an abtolutely fire proof struc lure. The Irqluois was provided with I7 idtutle lire exits, tb t woi)dI was tuse'd in their constructioni. The stairways hcre also constructed of wood. Coroner's Jury Empaneled. W\ith the ;ntocunce.nltnt that oiie jury of representative citzets " ould listen to all the evidence regarding the tire and re turn a ,ingle verdict fi,r all the victims, ("oroner 'frca;ger tilday promptly ciii paneled a jury. National IRepublican Com mitteemanlit I raemne' Stewart, Imembter of the tfirm of W\illiam I. HIhyt & Co.. whole sale grocers, w'as told by the coroner thitt the death of Mrs. Iloyt's dlaughter, ilrs. F. Morton Fox, and her three children would be taken as a basis for the in ves.tigation. "If any persons are resIponsible for the fire." said Coroner Tfreager, "they will he prosecuted to tilhe fullest extent of the law. The inveistigation of the fire will lie thorough. We will leave no stone un turnled in our efforts to fix the respon sibility." The cioroncr's jury is as follows: L. II. Meyer, secretary of the Kennedy Fturniture companlaty. Dr. Peter Byrnes, salesman for Lyons & lealy. Walter Clingmian, salesman for the Toel' y Furniture company. Joseph A. Ctumnmings, manager of Browning, King & Co. Gectrge W. Atkins, credit man for Mar sJhn t\"."l Ii|e, salesman for A. II. Revell & Co. Kept Away From Scene. Thlousands of the curious today tried vainly to reach the scene of the tire. The police, however, permitted no loitering on either side of thie street nearby. The ex terior of the building was the same as be fore the fire. The giant stone head of an Iroquois head over the grand entrance, fitting symbol of the cruelty of the de serted structure, stood forth from a frort unstained by smoke or water. Though serene without, the interior of the theater marked it as a true whited sepulchre. Upon the marble staircases at the left and right within was the mess and confusion of the grim march of the bearers of the dead. Amonr the thousands of bits of bril liantly colored glass. shattered in the fight against the flames, lay many scorched bits of clothing and occasional fragments of charred bodies. From the upper galleries the view today seemed a reminder of a burned volcano crater. In a saloon near the theater was being guarded a huge pile of garments and furs gathered up in the theater after the fire. Five bushel baskets were filled with purstes. gloves and handkerchiefs of the fleeing mob of terror-stricken women. Two barrels were needed to hold the overshoes and shoes found. At the Morgue. The greatest center of excitetjent today was not at the theater, but Rolston's morgue, to which the dead were taken. All the morgues were surrounded, but at RIolston's, where more bodies were taken than to any other, the scenes of anguish were worse. About the doors of the place were massed hundreds of men and, sur rounding them like a huge fan, spreadl the hundreds of weeping women and children. The numerous police stationed there could not begin to handle the crowds, and extra details were hurried to the besieged morgue. On a lesser scale, the same fear ful siege was in progress at the various other morgues. E. C, Frady, president of the Stroher Piano comnpany, today, after unceasing search, found five of a theater party of six, headed by his wife. Each was found at a different morgue. One is still miss ing. Those identified were: Mrs. Wil liam M. Irady, Mrs. J. H. Spindler, Mrs. Frady's sister; IBurdette Spindler, to years old, and l.eon Frady, to years old. Frady's mother-in-law died at St. Luke's an hour after reaching the hospital. Mrs. William Rise, a sister of Mr. Frady, is still missing. Ozotonic Display, Hennessy's windows, Grocery department, See it. FORCE CUT DOWN BY DIVISIONAL CHANGES Livingston Train Dispatchers Transferred to Other Points. SeI(IAi. tO TtrE INTEIIl MOUNTAIN,. l.ivingston, Dec. 3t.-As a result of the divisional changes made in the Montana and the Rocky Mountain divisions, there has been a reduction made in the number of train dispatchers here. J. F. Cook and A. L. lHoldum left to day for Spokane, where they will be em ployed. W. L. Croaton, F, II, Crawford, F. I. Wright and W. White have not yet been placed, but they will probably be given employment at other points, J, E. DeFoe, formerly a dispatcher, has been placed in charge of the telegraph office in the depot. There were originally 18 dispatchers here, but the change re duces the number to la. The Kind You Have Always Bought has borne the signa ture of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his personal supervision for over 80 years. Allow no one to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and S* Just-asuood" are but Experiments, and endanger the health, of -hildren-Experience against Experiment. What Is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor. Oil, Pare. gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, M1orphine nor other narcotio substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhea and Wind Collc. It relieves Teething Troubles. cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. TH OsgNTAUN OOMPANfL. IT MUMMAW IIWylg. ANW VORM OItT. "HBANDLEO" NEWS OF THE FIRE OPERATOR DID NOT KNOW THAT HIS WIFE WAS IN THEATER. Chicago, Dec. .i.--Some of the most renarkable incidents of the fire were not known until today. F. L. Donaldson. a loop chief for the Western IUnion ITelegraph company, handled a long telegraph story of the lire and its harvest of death unaware that his own wife was among the missing. When he went home and found that she had gone to the theater lie hur riedly returned and searched for her through the morgues and in the hospital, but today hadil not found the least trace of the missing woman. Cool Boy Makes Escape. Amotng the first persons to escape were Joseph Graham and Dorothy Bour, two children. They were in the parquet 15 rows from the stage. "I saw the scenery catch fire on the lower left hand side of the stage," said the boy. "Eddie Foy came to the front and told us to sit still, but we decided we could get out and right away. Four women fainted away near me and nearly all the others seemed dazed and just sat still. We got up and 'kicked the door open. I think a lot of the others could have come too, if they had not been so scared. We stood outside until they brought a dead mlan out and then we went 'home." FIFTY-SEVEN GIRLS ARE UNIDENTIFIED A list of descriptions of unidentified dead girls was compiled today in t'he office of Chief of Police O'Neil. The ages of the victims ranged from 9 years to 2o. The number of unidentified dead girls on the list was 57. For several of the girls, the sole means of identification given was the color of bits of shoe laces, and gen erally mentioned was "black." Others are scheduled as "burned beyond description. No age." Mayor llarrison, who heard of the dis aster at Kansas City, announced immediate ly on reaching Chicago today his deter mination to issue a proclamation suggest ing the closing down of all business on Saturday, which will probably be the gen eral burial day, and ask for the cessation of all unnecessary noises on that day. He said he also would issue a proclama tion asking for the observance of perfect quiet on New Year's eve, that the people forego the usual New Year's celebration which is usually attended by the tooting of MAYOR SAYS CURTAIN WAS CAUSE OF DEATHS Asked as to his opinion regarding the cause of the fire, the mayor gave it as his opinion that the Iroquois was the safest theater in Chicago and if the abestos cur tain had not failed to work the disaster would not have occurred. HIe lays the cause entirely to that one fact. With reference to placing the blame, the mayor said that he could not make any statement until after the coroner had made his report. "Some time ago," said the mayor, "I recommended to the council that an inves tigation should be made looking to the fire protection to theaters. That is to say, to see whether the theaters were complying with the ordinance with respect to the sprinkler system and other means for fire protection. That recommodation was sub mitted to the judiciary committee. The Anaconda Copper Mining Co. HARDWARE DEPARTMENT, BUTTE CORNER MAIN AND QUARTZ STREETI'S We Have a Complete j Assortment of - a ` bQ Barney &. Berry Skates j "n!, i 'i Ii i i I i] 11 conlmmittee has not yet made a report and I can do nothing until I receive their report in the matter." To Chief Musham of the fire department the mayor has given instructions to have placed in each theater in the city two city firemen, at the expense of the theater, to guard against any repetition of the Iro quois disaster. As an expression of sympathy for the be reaved in Chicago tile hoard of trade ad journed an hour before the usual time. Similar action was taken by the exchanges at Duluth and Milwaukee. MATT HILL IS UNDER ARREST The arrest of Matt Hill, for whom a war rant was issued yesterday. was effected about I o'clock today, Officer White find ing the man at the corner of Arizona and Broadway. Hill is charged with malicious mischief, the cutting and destroying of clothes be longing to Mrs. Annie Karki and her daughter, who live at the rear of 47 Ana conda road. Hill was at the time out on a $g5 bond for a previous offense. He will have a hearing Saturday before Judge Boyle. BUTTE BRIEFS Orton Bros. Pianos and organs. A marriage license was issued today to William T. Cotter of llelmsville and Miss Annie Mead, formerly of Ishpenning, Mich., but now of Butte. Smoke Flor de Baltimore cigars. Franklin D. Moore has taken out a li cense to wed Miss Estella L. Collins, both of Butte. Dr. Schapps, Owsrey Blk. Tel. No. i6. Walter \Wilmot, manager of the Butte Baseball club, returned last night from Minneapolis, where he spent Christimas with his family. J. G. Bates, piano tuner. Residence, "The Dorothy." Tel. 6oo-A. James Breen, the Sopkane mining mag nate, arrived in town today and is at the Thornton. L. A \Valkcr, H. F. Ruger and Archi bald (;ray went to Helena today to attend tonight's New Year's eve smoker of the Montana club. A. B. Cook returned today from Mis souls and is at the Butte. J. A. Henshall of Bozeman is a Butte visitor. J. A. Donahue of Kalispell is at the Fin len. G. W. Fitzgerald, general agent for the Rio G;rande, has returned from St. louis where he spent Christmas with relatives. "The fair is going to be a great thing," said Mr. Fitzgerald today in telling of his visit to the site of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. "It is going to be a good deal bigger thain I imagined. Why, it covers 1,200oo or more acres, or twice the size of the Chicago fair. "The buildings are beautiful. The fair ought to be ready for opening on schedule time. The city of St. Louis is booming, too. Many fine buildings have gone up since I last visited the place." Walker's Merchants' lunch, It:30 to I :30. Mrs. William Reinstein and Hazel Kline of San Francisco are visiting Butte for a few days en route to New York. They will be at home Saturday, January aa, at the Montana. A marriage license was issued today to Albert H. Vorholz to wed Miss Eva Franz. Both parties are from Butte. 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