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MUSIe COM HIGH
IN NEW YORK
FATHER KNICKERIOCKER EX
PECTS TO UNEtLi FOR
FIVE MILLIONS.
New York, Aug. 7.-That the music
bill of this city for the coming sea
son will approximate $6,000,000, far ex
ceeding any similar expenditure on
record here or abroad, is now lndl
cated by the preparations underway
for th9 greatest musical season ever
Idiown. Ten years ago the sum spent
in this way amounted to hardly more
than $1,000,000. What it will amount
to in another decade in view of the
ever-increasing demand for music of
every character Is merely a matter of 1
conjecture. In spite of this great ex- t
penditure, however, music has not yet t
bescome a generaly popular form of -
entertainment, as is indicated by .the a
fact that the greater part of the $6,- a
'000,000 which it is estimated will be i
spent in the five months after the
middle of next October for opera, sym- 1
become a generally popular form of I
musical entertainment will come from i
a nuceleus of music patrons num- t
bering less than 86,000 or less than 1 I
per cent of the city's total popula- I
tion. Probably not more than one I
person in 600 ever attends the opera, I
although concerts of various sorts are i
more widely patronized. Just why 1
New Yorkers will have to foot such I
an enormous bill for their musical en
tertainment Is Indicated by the sal
aries paid to the artists. A really fa
mous operatic singer receives as much
as $2.500 for a single performance,
while symphony orchestra leaders are
paid as much as $80,000 for a season
lasting only four months. Many of
these concerts and recitals fall to earn
anything. In one case during the part
musical season just 10 seats were sold
for a really .meritorious concert.
Eventually, however, the public toots
the bill, but whether it can really en
joy the $6,000,000 worth of music which
it will absorb next season remains to
be seen.
One of the most intricate pleces of
bookkeeping ever attempted will short
ly begin here as a result of the deci
sion of the supreme court ordering the
dissolution of the Standard Oil com
pony. The task involves the pro rata (
divislon among stockholders of the
present company of all its holdings in
the various companies of whlcn it ft
made up. At first It was believed
that there would be about 1S of these, I
necessitating the exchange for each I
share of stock in the Standard of frac
tional shares in each one. The num
her has now been reduced to 36. But
even so the task of exchanging the c
proper amount of-each of these se
curities for each share of the parent
company is a job which would make
an actuary of an insurance company
throw up his hands, and the present a
day owner of one share of Btandar4
stock may eoon find himself possessed
of all sorts of fractions of shares In a
each of the 35 companies. Further
more the holdings of the parent or
ganizatlon in some bf the minor com
panies amounts to only a few thou
sand dollars and were a division to
be attempted In such cases the amount
distributed In exchange for each share
would be microscopical. What will
become of these smaller holdings has
not yet been indicated. It is sup
posed, however, that they will either
be disposed of or merged with some
of the 35 companies. Meanwhile tihe
officers of the subsidiary companies
will have a big job signing stock cer
tificates, one of which will be many
times worse than the job .of the pres
ident of a national bank In signing
bank notes.
The aristocracy of wealth which has
long considered Fifth avenue as the
only really fashionalble residential dis
trict is greatly agitated over the pos
sibility that the famous thoroughfare.
on which it has been said that it is
Imposible to throw a stone without
hitting a millioaire, is to become a
street of shops and factories. As a
matter of fact this possibility has
been assuming the shape of a proba
bility for years, although society has
only just awakened to the fact. As
a result there promises to be a merry
war involving hundreds of millions
of dollars with greatly inflated vat
tes between the present residents and
"holders of the properties along the fa
mous avenue on the one side and the
encroaching commerclal 4nterests on
the other. Already X1tfth avenue is
practically a business street as far
north as Forty-second street, the res
idences remaining south of this line
being less numerous than the commer
cial establishments to the north of it,
with the business encroachments
steadily inoreasing. Curiously enough
the matter Is likely eventually to end
In a drawn battle, since Fifth avenue
in Itself being without transportation
lines offers no real attraction to mer
chants. The one cause of their inva
sion is its faphlonable name and the
value which this gives to a Fifth
avenue address. But as soon as this
street loses its present identity as the
center of wealth and tashion, and be
comes over commerolalised, this value
is likely to dlappear at least to a
large extent. At present, however, the
struggle is too kben for serious con
sideration of such a possbllity,
That Father Enlokerbocker is a very
poor chautfeur or that his automobiles
are peculiarly expensive' so far as
maintenance is concerneod was brought
tollght this week by the compilatlon of
fI.ures which show that the annual
cost of up-keep of the 100 cars In use
in the various city departments is
nearly equal to the original cost. The
exact figures show that the city's autos
cost $820,505. or an average of 83,05
each, and that their repairs during the
past year totalled $176,570, or $1,765
each. Even for prodigal Father Knicak
erbocker the. figure is absurdly high
and there are Ilkely to be some vely in
.erestnu revelattIon dulng the levee
tigation which will attempt to place the
blame and remedy the situation. Un
dopbtedly thi two chief factors which
cause the city autoe to eat their heads
oft, so to speak, at such an astonishing
rate are Joy riding and graft in repair
charges. The, records show that cars
are continually kept out when they are
supposed to be in garages and that in
some cases the labor of the men mnak
Ing repairs has been charged for at the
rate of $$ an-hour. Altogether It would
be much cheaper for the city to rent
cars as they are needed and it is pos
sible that such a policy may be adopted
provided the opposition of the persons
who get free joy rides and fat repair
graft la not too powerful.
Xi6 Liberty who has adorned the
New York harbor for so long will.
either have to retire from public view
or have a new dress, for a careful in
vestigation has revealed the fact that
there are nearly 60 holes of varying
site in her present costume of bronse
plates. The statue is built up of these
bronze plates Which are very thin and
which are held in place by steel frame
work which is still as strong as could
be wished. An army engineer recently
made a close examination of the statue
-they look it over that way once a year
and found that there were just about 60
small holes in the bronze plates of
which the statue is built. These holes
come usually in folds and are in spots
where the plates always were a bit
thinner than the general run of the
statue. They also appear seemingly on
the more exposed sides. There is no
immediate danger for the Goddess,
however. Her chief caretaker, Lieu
tenant Jones, says that she Is good
for 100 years yet and maybe longer,
just as she is, and, moreover, Lieu
tenant Jones doesn't see why it is not.
possilble to'replace from time to time,
some of the plates which have become
more badly disintegrated than others.
So after all Miss Liberty will probably
have to get along with her old dress
made over.
MURDER IS CAUSED
BY EMBEZZLER
ATTEMPT TO COVER UP SHORT
AGE LEADS TO CHARGE OP
MANSLAUGHTER.
New York, Aug. 7.-As a result of
the alleged attempt last night to de
stroy the records of the Long Dock
Mills & Elevator company in Jersey
City, for the purpose of concealing a
shortage of $2,.00 in the accounts of
Bamuel Brown, the cashier, Brown and
Patrick J. Timmons, an expert ac
countant, are in jail there tonight, un
der'charges of arson, conspiracy and
manslaughter.
The police have a confession bearing
Brown's signature, telling of his plans
for the crime and naming Timmons as
an accomplice. Frank Walsh, known
as "Lightning" the burglar, who was
hired to d0 the Job, died today of burns
received in trying to 'carry out the
scheme.
Brown was arrested when he report
ed for work today. His employers told
the police that experts had been ex
amining tthe books during the previous
week and had set today for examining
the books. Brown offered little resist
ance to the detectives, and said he
had been short since January 1, and
that Timmons had worked on the books
for three months trying to cover up his
tracks.
The police did not tell Brown upon
arresting him that Walsh had died.
Instead they tried to batter down his
defense and failing, one of them fi
nally said:
"Walsh died at 5 o'clock this morn
ing."
Brown gripped his chair. His breath
came hard and his eyes stared.
"My God!" he gasped, "I can't have
a man's death on my soul."
Timmons Arrested.
Then he told the story. Timmons
was arrested near his lthme in N4ewark.
Intermittently the detectives have beeh
with him all afternoon and night seek
Ing to elicit a confession, but their ef
forts so far have been unsuccessful.
The safe was found intact, although
the police at first glance thought its
doors had 'been blown from its hinges.
There was evidence to show that gaso
line had been used liberally, but no evi
dence of an explosion. The books,
however, were only charred about the
I edges, although soaked with the oil.
When Welsh was found by the fire
men, with his eyes blown out and his
clothing all burned from his body, he
said he had gone into the office, the
door being open, to sleep. He wa'
smoking a cigarette he said, fell asleep
and he supposed the cigarette set the
place afire. At the hospital he was
told that he would die of his burns.
"Now," queried a detective, "won't
you tell us how it happened?"
Walsh'shook his head and straight
ened on his cot. It was his last act.
The saly roiWlZer
14
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"Why are you weeping little boy?
"I broke de pitcher."
"Well, there's no 'ee crying over
pilt milk."
"G'wanl Diu wus beer."
S Etationary firqnen and steam en
f gineers employed by all the Minne.
Spolts breweries have been successful
in their efforts to renew their agree
ments with the employers and to ob
tain ai iaorease in their pey.
Let Your Bargain Instincts Guid
You Now
IT sometimes pays to buy things you don't need
now, because you can buy them for much less than the customary
price, and you4ciow you're going to want them at some time.
Premier Clothes
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Woolworth Clothes
are that kind of merchandise; they're always such clothes as you want;
you can never have too many of them; and now's the time to buy.'
We're having a general clearance of spring and summer goods in
all departments; we're making prices on these goods that will make you
want to buy now; they represent a big saving of money to you. Look
- . the figures over.
TROUSERS, all styles, busi- $8 75 for any suit in the $16.75 for any suit in SHIRTS--$2.00 Manhattans
ness, work, dress.; general re- store, former 1y the store former- for 5; $2.25 Manhattans
duction of 25 PER CN'"i; a prlde d 2.50. priced $25.00 or $27.50. for $1.85; $3.00 Manhattman
few special bargains at 75#, for $2.25; immense asso.
$1.50, $1.90 and $2.35 for any suit in the $18.75 for any suit in ments of work and dress sh
UNDERWEAR OS- r store, formerly the store former- at 35d , 454','!x, 64&
UNDERWEAR ND OS- priced 15.00 or $16.00. priced $30.00. and $1.00; values double to
IERY "snaps" by the score- treble the sale prices.
the opportunity to load up with $12.75 for any suit n $21 75 ~ or any suit in NECKWEAR in thousands of
a supply ample to run you until the store former- * the store former- ,ty. pattern and coloa; any man
the next big sale. ly pr $18.00 or $20.00. prced $35.00. pick out ties or a year and halt.
How Other. Departmnents Are Represented in This Bargain Event
IN THE BOYS' OUTPilTTING STORE-A clearance of all IN THE FOOTWEAR DEPARTMENT-A clearance of every
boys' and children's spring and summter apparel, including i pair of mep's, women's and children's summer shoes at
cloth and-wasth sa'it,1tts; caps, shirts, waists, underwear, etc.; an $2.95; children's shoes up to $3.00, now 95#-all others at pro
average ge'neiral redu~tJni of ONE-THIRD. portionate savings; easily the best shoes and the best bargains
IN THE DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT-A clearance of sum- in town.
mer wash goods, summer silks and oddments throughout this
department, downstairs and upstairs. Of special importance is IN THE FURNITURE ANNEX-A clearance of all summer
the splendid opportunity afforded now to buy a beautiful plain or porch and lawn furniture, porch shades, hammocks, swings, , .:
fancy parasol for very little. etc., at about COST OF PRODUCTION.
IN THE SALONS DE LUXE-A clearance of all women's, IN THE HARDWARE DEPARTMENT-A clearance of all Re
misses' and children's apparel and hats; the reductions range frigerators at wholesale costs, affording values that house
all the way from ONE-THIRD to TWO THIRDS, by far the keepers can not,well afford to overlook. Also specially reduced
greater number of articles being marked to close at HALF prices on the famous Hawkeye Refrigerator Baskets, so useful at
PRICE. . .-.., home or out picnicing.
SELLENTHIN POSTSS
TWO HUNDRED
BITTER ROOT RANCHI P
SIDE SET FOR
WITH BULGARIAN.
Hamilton, Aug. T.--(pcld.) &
Bellenthln was in from his ranch whet
of this city last evening and placed
$200 in the hands of Fred Lott. This
money is Bellenthin's side bet on Ilgs
wrestling match with George 8telft,
which will be contested in this city on
the evening of Labor day. By the at
rangements for the match the two men
were each to post forfeits of $25.wbhch
has already been done. The mateh.. s
to be for. $200 .a side, thp winger .o
take the gate receipts and pay all ex.
Ipenses of the match. Last evenlng
Bellenthin came through with his
amount and Steiff Is allowed u-til
August 15 to cover the sum. ' Bell.
thin even went farther than that; with
the $200 he left an additional $300
which may be covered by Stelff, if he
chooses, or anyone else who wants to
take a chance on Stelffs winning the
match. Bellenthln stated last evening
that the money was all in Fred Lott's
hands and that there was no string
attached to it.
Bellenthin has just returned from
Bleeping Child springs, where he has
taken the preliminary steps toward
conditioninlg himself for the gruelling
contest with Stelff. He has lost ov.
eral pounds in 4figbht and appears to
be as.hard as a keg of nails.' Bill Mo
Elroy, who, himself knows a few things
about the game, will give Scllenthin
his oondltmning, by mixing up with
him on the ma4lt rqgular times be
tween now and the time of the match.
Ae has already given the big rancher I
one hard workout and found him in t
excellent condition, Sellenthln looks I
-It to hold his o'b, ri t now and local I
ntliusiasts are upepfan to see him
in the pink of condlit oi by Labor day. I
Whether there will.be much of a mad
scramble to cover Belienthin's extra
is a question that cannot be answered
t this, time.
NEW CASAIER.
Hamilton, Aug.. 7.-(Bpecial.)-When
the First National bank of this city
opened. Its door- ,Wler.- business this
morning W. T. T2'id was behind the
window as cashier, haviang been elected
by the board of directors of the bank
to take the place made vacant by the
resignation of R. zI Perkins, who has
aote las cashier iaree the institution
wagsistarted. Mr. Perkins is unable
to state his business for the future.
Mr. Tyler is a resident Of this city and
is proprietor of a ILarnesa shop on Main
stret. .He was for many years con
nected with the local office of the
Anaconda Copper Mnling company.
Wilter Griggs still remains in the
bank as assistant cashier,
HONEYMOON OVER.
Hamilton, Au1 - 7.-(Bpeclal.)-Mr.
and Mrs. Walter B. Ounnlss returned
yesterday from the giflic coast, where
they have been on their wedding trip.
They will start b.usekeeping soon in
their new home In Pine Grove ad
dition.
HAMILTON BREVIIIES
Hamilton, Aug. 7.-(Special.)-Dep
uty Sheriff Henry Gilmore visited yes
terday at C'amas, where he had mat
ters connected with his office to look
after.
Walter Rusle has rented the barber
shop in the M. L. Kelley building and
will conduct the business from now on.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Akin of
Missoula arrived in this city last even
ing for a visit at the home of their
son, E. W. Akin. They recently moved
to Missoula from Janesville, WIs.
R. W. Keirns of Victor was a visit
or In this city yesterday.
Cylde Slagel of Stevensville Is In
Hamilton today looking after matters
in the district court.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Peppard of
Missoula are visiting in this city to
day. Mr. Peppard was interested in
the opening of bids for the new bridges
at Corvallis and Charlos by the board
of county commissioners.
William" Tilden came up from Victor
this morning for a short visit in this
city.
W. A. Heilman was a visitor here
yesterday from the town of Bitter
Root,
Davis Graham and party of Missoula
were visitors in Hamilton yesterday.
PERKIN8 SUMMONED.
Washington, Aug. 7.-The house
committee on inquiry into the United
States steel corporation will resume
its investigation here tomorrow. George
W. Perkins, former partner of J. P.
Morgan & Co., and a member of the
board of directors of the steel corpora
tlon, has bheut surnmmoned t9 appear.
CARLION NOJES
Carlton, Aug .--Mrs. Johnston of
Missoula is the guest of Mrs. Jones
Little Miss Christina Jensen of Mis
soula has been visiting her uncle and
aunt here this week.
A camping party composed of people
from Missoula went to the Carlton
creek lakes at the foot of Lolo peak
today for a few days' outing. They
were Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Dr. and
Mrs. Randall, Miss Knowles and Dr.
Underwood.
'Mrs. Hornig entertained the ladles
of the Relief Corps Thursday at her
home.*
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. M.Clain have re
yesterday from the Pacific coast, where
head reservation.
Mrs. Henry Johnson Is Ill, having
been slightly poisoned by eating
canned tomatoes.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Tester and daughter,
Mrs. Greer, spent a couple of days at
Eight Mile this week.
Mr. Hendrickson and family went to
Missoula yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. McClain expect to
move to Lolo soon. They will take the
Delaney house.
Little Miss Agnes Fleming Is spend
Ing the summer at the Guest home.
Charles Schrader and Ed. Schultz
went to the lakes Wednesday to turn
out the water atored there for irriga
tion purposes.
Mrs. Howard Holland of Lolo is
visiting at the home of her father, Mr.
Miller.
Miss Nonia Durnford is visiting Miss
Eloise Rigby.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred White of Missoula
spent Sunday " ith MIlo White.
BREAKING STONE
.1
Upton Sinolair, the seelallst noveli
and single tax adveeato, whe, while
serving a brief sentence in the New
oastle oeunty workhouse, wrote a peem
entitled "The Menagerie," In whioh t
compared the snores, the groena aes
the soratehings of flee biteo to the
surroundings of a menagerie. Slnolelp
and nine of his single tax seleny wea.s
found guilty of breaking the blue lage
of Delaware on seoount of havlsI
played a game of tennis on Suid.q
They refused to pay a small fine sad
instead served their brief term en the
stone pile of the workheouse, weed
stripes the same as any other ornim*
nal.
MORMON SIXTON.A SUIICDL
Logan, Utah, Aug. 7.-1 b
Andreas lnderson, aged is, Ig4
I today halling Ila thle Mormon
of which t,, had been sextob
years. HIre,.re going to the e
e Andersi, read his favorite hymn.
nunclatir of earthly glory ant{
Hnis friends cannot account I h
desponecnfy.

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