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THE MESSAGE OF GOV. SMITH
(Continued from First Pape.) namely: The sheriff of Beaverhead county and the sheriff of Madison county. These latter named gentlemen waited until the expiration of the several terms of court held in their counties, and then carried all of their prisoners at one time. The sheriff of Madison county at one time took as high as five prisoners, carrying only one guard with him, while X notice in the bills of the sheriffs front Custer, Yellowstone, Silver How, and almost every other county in the state, that they made their trips every other day to the penitentiary, or just as fast as they could make one trip and re turn with another prisoner. These charges of transporting prisoners to the state prison during the two years amounted to lifteen thousand, six hundred ami twelve dollars and thirty-five, cents ($15,612.35). This charge should be borne by the several counties as much as any other charge connected with the prosecution and conviction of criminals. In addition to this a law should be passed providing that in counties where they hold only four terms of court per annum, the sheriff should keep all of his prisoners in jail till the close of each term of court, and then be required to carry them all to the prison at the same 'time, taking as many guards as are actually necessary for the safe keeping of the prisoners, and allowing the sheriff and his guard the actual ex penses of transportation, which should be borne by the county. Such legislation will relieve the state from a hcavj burden, and at the same time relieve the counties from these exorbitant mileage charges; and what 1 have said with reference to mileage as to the transportation of prisoners, should also apply in the matter of transporting the insane to the asylum and the children to the state reform school; actual expenses for such work should be allowed and no more, to be pa-id in each and every instance by the county from whence the person is transported. And in the summoning of jurors, witnesses, and all the other work which a sheriff is called upon to perform, actual expenses should be allowed. There is no use in allowing this mileage statute to remain upon the books, as an inducement for officers, witnesses and other persons to make public charges against the state or the county. Second—The constitution provides that the state supremo court charges shall be paid by the state, and that one-half of the salary of the several prosecuting attorneys throughout the state shall be borne by he State, and the other half by the counties. There is no constitutional provision as to the salary of district judges; therefore, the state has borne this latter charge, amount ing to forty-five thousand, five hundred dollars ($45,500.00) annually. I recommend that you make at least one-hulf of this amount a charge upon the counties, to be paid proportionately where there is more than one county in the district, according 1o the litigation in such district, such legis lation as is now provided for the payment of court stenographers. This would re lieve the state of twenty-two thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars ($22,750.00) annual charge. Third—Under (he present law our state warrants bear interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum. They have been such an inducement to investors during the last two years that a premium of one per cent, has practically been paid for them. I earn estly recommend that you reduce the rate of interest on state warrants to four per cent. The school fund belonging to the state will be glad to get them at that rate, and by so doing, you will relieve our gen eral fund of an annual charge of about five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). Fourth—The time has arrived in this state when the legal rate of interest upon judg ments, notes and other debts should be ma terially reduced, and a law to this effect and providing against usurious contracts would receive my hearty approval, and, I believe, the approval of our people gener ally throughout the state. The present law as almost all laws, looks to the interest of the lender. Tho borrower needs more pro tection at your hands—the lender will pro tect himself. Fifth—Two years ago the legislative as sembly made an appropriation of six thous and dollars ($0,000.00) per annum, for each of the two years, for public printing. This has been consumed, and a deficiency of live thousand, ninety-seven dollars and thirty one cents ($5,097.31) in that fund exists. Something should be done to curtail this cost of public printing. Our constitution ! provides for the printing of the quarterly reports made by the state treasurer. This alone costs at least twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,300.00) a yea_r, when it is of prac tically no benefit to any one. In tho same way, everything that is done by any state or county officer is required to bo printed in some paper in the state or county, and frequently in more than one paper. This charge alone is an onerous burden to the commonwealth, and the law should either , provide for a reduction in the advertising and printing rates, or it should provide that j many of the things now required to be pub lished might be dispensed with In the dis cretion of the state board of examiners. 1 I am satisfied that this recommendation will not he popular with the'press of the state, but I am impelled to take this step by rea son of the fact that the public printing charge is exorbitant and out of all reason for the good that It docs to the common wealth. Sixth—Again, before leaving this head of retrenchment and the reduction of ex penses, I must call your attention to the fact that legislators too often set the pace of exorbitant expenditures and appropria tions by their own action. 1 trust, however, that your sense of duty to your constituents and to the state at large will, at all times, bo sufficient to prevent any indulgence in extravagant appropriations or unnecessary expenditures in and about the transaction of your business while you are here assem bled. For it is upon your work, and the character of the legislation that you may give to the state, that depends to a great degree the weal or woe of our common wealth. The party now in the ascendency In this state may strongly intrench itself and fortify its position in the affections of our people by that wise and conservative course which will give to the state and its citizens the very best legislation possible and the most economical administration of public affairs consistent with efficient per formance of public functions. During this legislative assembly an ap portionment bill reapportioning the state for senatorial and representative districts, should he passed. I trust the*, in such ap portionment you will reduce somewhat the membership of the lower house of the as sembly. In my opinion sixty members is the outside limit required at the present time. These, with the twenty-four senators required under our constitution, would give a membership of eighty-four in the assem bly. This reduction in the number would somewhat curtail the expenses of the legis lative assembly, and at the same time they would perform just as efficiently all the duties imposed upon the leglislature. STATE INSTITUTIONS. q shall very briefly call your attention to the condition of the different public in stitutions of our state. STATE CAPITOL BUILDING. The Fifth legislative assembly passed an act re;>ealing the act passed by the Fourth legislative assembly for the erection and construction of a state capitol building to cost a million dollars ($1,000,000.00), and In lieu thereof, provided for the erection and construction of a building at a cost not to exceed three hundred thousand dollars ($300.000.00), and for the taking up and pay ment of the outstanding obligations of the former commission, amounting to forty thousand dollars ($40,000.60). A complete history of what has been done with reference to the capitol building will be found in the report of the state capitol building commission, which you will find upon your desks. Suffice It to say, that under the act passed by the Fifth legislative 'N' 1 1 J, mu tlon , ' _ *n-tter, j I assembly, a new commission was created by the appointment of Hon. Eiizur Beach of Lewis and Clarke county, Hon. D. E. Folsom of Meagher county, Hon. J. M. Fox of Carbon county, and Hon. A. D. Peck of Deer Lodge county, who together with the executive of the state, composed the capi tol building commission. We organized, and before proceeding further in any way to create an expense, undertook to find a purchaser for the three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,- j D act. 000.00) worth of bonds authorized by the Not succeeding during 1897, in January, ISPS, we thought probable that if we could raise sufficient money to pay the architect his fees and commissions, that we might find some contractor who was willing to erect the building and take the bonds in pay ment. After due advertisement and con sideration of all bids, Messrs. Bell and Kent of Helena were selected to prepare the jilans and specifications for the new capitol building and to superintend the erec tion and construction of the same, at a total cost of eight thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars ($8,250.00). Before these plans had been fully perfected and com pleted the capitol building commission were gratified to know that one of our own citi zens of the state of Montana and of the city of Helena, Mr. Thomas Cruse, came forward and agreed to take the whole issue of tlie capitol building bonds at par, and pay for them at sucli times and in such payments as the commission might require, only charging Die interest upon the money advanced from the time of its actual re ceipt by the commission. Having thus se cured the funds and the plans and speci fications for the capitol building on the thirteenth day of September, 1S9S. we let a contract for the building of the state j capitol building:, at a eosL of two hundred j and eighty-nine thousand, eight hundred and twenty-one dollars ($2.S9,S21.00), to Joseph Soss, a citizen of Butte, with whom was associated the Hon. II. L. Frank, of J the same city. They immediately went to work in an energetic way, and at the pres-1 ent time the foundation for the capitol building is almost completed. The war- | rants of the old capitol commission, out- | standing, _wcre hearing seven per cent, in- J lerest. We immediately called these in and paid them off, and have issued bonds in lieu thereof, bearing six per cent, interest. A full history of the financial transactions of the commission will be found in the re port submitted for your inspection. We are assured by the contractor that, the building will bo finished and completed in May, 1900, so that tho next legislative as sembly, instead of being called together in the narrow, close and unhealthy quarters to which you are subjected, will be able to assemble in spacious, elegant and well ven tilated rooms and buildings, and can en joy to some extent the pleasure of our new state home. UNIVERSITY. Tho last legislative assembly provided for the Issuance of one hundred thousand dollars' worth of bonds, secured by the rents and profits of the lands granted to the state university, for the purpose of erecting university buildings at the city of Missoula. Under this law a commission consisting of Hon. Alfred Cave, Joseph K. Wood, George L. Higgins, Reuben Latimer and A. E. Wlnstanley, were appointed for the purpose of constructing the university buildings. They adopted a wise course by reserving a part of their funds for the pur pose of equipping and furnishing the uni versity. Flans and specifications for two splendid buildings—known as the Main University Building and Science Hall—were secured and contracts lot for their con struction, at a total cost of about eighty thousand dollars ($80,000.00). These build ings are almost completed, and I am as sured wifi be finished by the first of Febru ary ensuing. This leaves a fund of about twenty thousand dollars ($ 20 , 000 . 00 ) to he used in furnishing and equipping the uni versity with the necessary apparatus, laboratory, library and other parapher nalia for the institution. Our university has made rapid progress since it was first inaugurated, and on the eighth day of June last, the first graduating class from the university received their diplomas, and upon the same day tho cor ner stone for tho future home of the univer sity was laid with appropriate ceremonies. Too much cannot be said of the gratifying resulls of the school and of its economical and careful management. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AND NOR MAL SCHOOL. Two years ago when I had entered upon the duties to which I had recently been elected T found that: the work in tho con of the agricultural college and normal school was dragging exceed ingly slow, the responsibility for which, to a large extent, rested with tho state archi tect. He was at once removed and Mr. C. S. llaire employed as the state architect. He began vigorously to crowd the contrac tors to complete those buildings. It is gratifying to say that both institutions have been fully completed and schools have been inaugurated in each. At the former, about two hundred pupils are in attendance; at about eighty, this being the sec ond year of the normal school. DEAF AND DUMB SCHOOL. In January, 1897, the work upon the deaf and dumb school building, at Boulder, had practically ceased, for the reason that the contractors were unable to realize upon the warrants issued for the construction of the new building. For some cause or other, after the appointment of Mr. Haire and the beginning of the new administration, the warrants found a ready market and the contractors were compelled to push the building to a completion, which has been accomplished, and the school at Boulder has been fully installed In its new quarters. Under the law, as it now stands upon the statute books, the deaf, dumb, blind and feeble-minded are authorized to enter this institution. I am constrained to believe that the Intermingling of the feeble-minded with the deaf, dumb and blind of our state will be a serious hindrance and drawback to the institution. Separate and distinct quarters should be provided for these un fortunates, to be controlled and managed by the same hoard and faculty as controls the school for the deaf and dumb, but the inmates of the two schools should not be permitted to comingle or come together, as they are under the present law. SCHOOL OF MINES. The last of our educational Institutions to be completed, though perhaps not the least, is the school of mines, at Butte. Fo-r the successful completion of this building all credit is due to ex-Governor Rickards. The work upon this institution had ceased com pletely, prior to 1897, but after his retire ment from office, he immediately went to work among his fellow citizens at Ilutte, and procured subscriptions sufficient to take up all the necessary warrants for the com pletion of that building. The same has been thoroughly completed and is now ready to receive its furniture and have the school installed, but unfortunately, the funds of tho state have not been sufficient to furnish or equip the building or maintain the school. It is hoped, however, that this legislature will provide for the opening of the school at the beginning of the next school year In 1899. By the energetic action of the register of the state land office the rentals and re ceipts arising from the lease and sale of the lands and timber belonging to the school of mines grant, a revenue exceeding four thousand dollars ($4.000.00) annually Is assured. T therefore recommend to your consideration that you repeal the law au thorizing the sale of bonds at six per cent., and that you authorize the sale of bonds hearing four per cent, interest, and, If pos sible under our constitution, you give to such bonds such a guarantee as will assure purchasers of the regular and punctual pay ment of their interest, or that you author ize the treasurer of tho state to Invest the permanent school fund or enough thereof to take up such bonds, at the riHe of four per cent, per annum, the school fund re eeiving the benefit of the Interest- This I am sure you can do without violating any constitutional provision, for the income and revenue derived from the lands will unquestionably meet the Interest of the bonds at four per cent. I trust this will receive your immediate and thorough con sideration. by me necessary to tho proper management and conduct of that institutio REFORM SCHOOL, ORPHANS' HOME AND SOLDIERS' HOME. • Upon an investigation made by a com mittee of the Fifth legislative assembly into the conduct and methods pertaining in the reform school at Miles City, it was deemed strueted a cellar ion to make change In the superintendence, and in do ing so Hon. B. C. White of Fergus county was selected as director of the school. This position he has maintained ever since, ami his wife has been the matron of the in stitution. He entered upon the discharge of his duties under circumstances calculated to dishearten almost any one, but by faith ful. patient and energetic work lie hats sue-' ceeded in restoring perfect order, confidence and discipline in the institution, and at the same time, with an increased number of inmates, has reduced the cost of main taining the school as compared wit'h the' preceding years. During the past two years a perfect and complete sewer system has been installed at this institution at a cost of something over four thousand dollars ($4,000.00). For this purpose only twenty-five hundred dollars ($2.500.00), was appropriated by the last legislature, Which at tlie time was known to be insufficient. The imperative necessity of having a sewer system to prevent sickness was our Okcuse for exceeding the appropriation given by tlie last legislature, and 1 trust that you may see fit to affirm our action in this re spect by passing tlie necessary deficiency appropriation. There has also been ' con for the preservation of vegetables at this institution, at a cost of about four hundred dollars. This was a necessity that we were compelled to allow and order the construction of. Upon the whole, I believe that the general tone and tending of the school, throughout tlie „täte, has "been"" materially enhanced with the past two years, and I believe that tli inmates of this institution, under the man agoment of Director White and his worthy wife, will bo greatly improv mil bo better prepared to make good citizens of our com monwealth. Rev. Wylie Mountoy was selected by the local hoard as superintendent of the or phans' home, in this institution there are about eighty inmates, the wards of the state. During the past two years a hospital building at a cost c.f about eighteen hun dred dollars ($1,800.00), and a school build ing at a cost of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00), have been erected for this in stitution. The management has been pleas ant and agreeable and the appropriation made by the last legislature was almost sufficient for the needs of the institution. Since the adjournment of tho Fifth legis lative assembly the soldiers' home of Mon tana has been formally opened for the re ception of inmates and at the present time I believe about fifty of the old soldiers of the state find in this place hospitable cheer and welcome and protection in their in firmities. The commandant, Captain Hill man, seems to ho well suited for the posi tion and everything that can be done to make these unfortunate defenders of our country pleasant in their maturer years, is being done. The report of the board of managers is open for your Inspection as to tho appropriations and the requirements of the institution, and I ask that you give the same careful consideration. INSANE my message tc ASYLUM. In my message to the Fifth legislative assembly I recommended that the legis lature take some action toward securing for the state a home for our insane and feeble-minded. This recommendation, through the congestion of business, failed to become a law. I have nothing but words of praise for the management of our pres ent asylum, and bellove that the persons having tho same in charge arc ns well cal culated for the duties imposed upon them as any who could possibly be selected. Their treatment is undoubtedly humane and kind and everything is done that can be done toward giving relief or perfecting a cure in these unfortunate citizens. But the policy of this state in letting out by contract the keeping of our insane and feeble-minded is one at which the mind will naturally rebel. The number of In mates, according to the last report of the board of commissioners of the insane, is four hundred and fifty-seven (457). This has been an increase of forty-five during Ihe past year. At the time I entered upon the discharge of my duties as your execu tive, tho cost of keeping the insane was ninety cents per capita per day. This cost, since May last, has been reduced to sixty five cents per capita per day. This figure according to my investigation is the high est figure paid by any state west of the Missouri river. 1 did not make any investi gation as to the institutions lying east of that stream. If this legislature can devise a proper scheme, either for the purchase of Ihe present quarters, or for the erection of new quarters, to he under the control and management of the state, the same will meet with my most hearty and cordial ap proval. The mainstay of our present asylum, a man of great integrity and kindly charac ter. Dr. A. H. Mitchell, has gone from us and we must now look to new men to man age this institution if left to private con tract. PENITENTIARY. During the past two years a new peni tentiary building at Deer Lodge has been entirely completed and other Improvements in tho way of electric lights have been added to the institution. The management Is now, as it has been for a number of years past, tinder contract to Messrs. Conley and McTague, and their conduct and manage ment deserves tho highest encomium and pralso at my hands, because I believe no better suited persons could be found to control nnd manage the Inmates of our state prison than these gentlemen. This is evidenced by the very few complaints that come to me and by the fact that there are, practically, no escapes from the in stitution. The prison is about as safe from firo or other disaster as it Is possible to- be, and the chances or opportunities of escape are reduced to a minimum. It Is kept so we have little or no sickness or compiaun of any kina com ing from the inmates. -miuel t»a!es over 6,000.000 Bor-*, •'OR BILI008 AND NERVOUS DISORDER* ■uch as Wind and Pain in the Stomach, I jJJlness. Fulness after meals. Head ebe. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Flushing of Heat. Loss of Appetite, Costiveness blotches on the Skin, Cold Chills. Dis* : ii bed Sleep. Frightful Dreams and all "ervous and Trembling Sensations. THE FIRST DOSE WILL QIVE REUET 'S TWENTY MINUTES. Every sufferer : ill acknowledge them to be A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. 3RBCnAN'S FILLS, taken as direct d, will quickly restore Females to oom icto health. They promptly remove obstructions or irrogularities of the sys. • m end cure sick Headache. Fora Weak Stomach Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver IN MEN, WOMEN Oft CHILDREN Beecham's Pills are Without a Rival And km tb. LARC EST 8ALE n ?ej Patent Medlclre in the World 25c at all Di ig Stores. "GAYfcST MANHATTAN." A happy offering in the variety of thea trical attractions at the Grand Opera In.use Sunday next, will be the production of Koster and Bial's sumptuous, musi cal extravaganza, "Gayest Manhattan" which opens a four nights' engagement on next Sunday evening. The piece is a brilliant pot-pourri of song, dance and fun and Vaudeville, presented by a Met ropolitan company of fifty clever per formers. It is as hal'd to trace the plot of "Gayest Manhattan" as it is to follow the tortuous windings of the electric road through Dublin Gulch. A verdant Yan kee from the wilds of Maine visits New York for the first time. He makes his appearance in Central Park., where he be comes a target for all sorts of fun, rap idly falling into the whirl of gayety he is carried to the ball-room of the famous Waldorf hotel and from there to the stage of Koster & Bial's Music Hall. "ELECTROCUTED." Scientists and electricians cannot agree upon the number of electric volts which is necessary to cause a cessation of life in the human body; Some claim that an excessive shock is more likely to cause incineration rather than instantaneous death; but. if they would turn their at tention to prolonging and increasing tho pleasures of life, the public would hall tho result with more satisfaction. For instance, the electricity generated in a wave of laughter is, after all, the most pleasant shock, and to see a large assem bly moved by a current of uncontrollable mirth, while witnessing tho little "Yellow Kid in Hogan's Alley" places beyond dis pute the fact that large volts of laughter are better than volts of electricity any day. "A CONTENTED WOMAN." This week, at The Grand opera housy?. Hoyt's "A Contented Woman" will make her initial how to a Butte audience. As one enthusiastic critic has written: "A Contented Woman" is one great hoquet culled from all that is prettiest in the Hoyt flower garden. It is a performance upon which the dramatist, the composer, the costumer, the scenic artist, the me chanic and the electrician have bestowed their highest talents, and for which Dame Nature has picked her handsomest women. It is the climax in a series of Hoyt successes, which have climbed higher and higher until it* would seem money and brains had reached their final end. THE MODERN MOTHER lias found that her little ones are im proved more by the pleasant Syrup of Figs, when in need of the laxative effect of a. gantle remedy, than by any other. Children enjoy it. and It benefits them. The true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is manu factured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. A NOBLE YOUNG MAN. "T trust, sir. that you have not boon in discreet enough to speak to my daughter about marriage," said the stern parent to the youth who had just asked for his daughter's hand. "I have not, sir," replied the youth; "but I was strongly tempted to <lo so last even ing when she kissed me good night on tho steps." IF THE BABY IS CUTTING TEETH. Be sure nnd use that old and well-tried remedy, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrun tor children teething. It soothes fh* child, softens the gums, allays all -•-■ ■, cures wind colic nnd Is the best re - 1 , for diarrhoea. Twenty-llvo cent» tie. Amos' Turkish Baths $1. Bdwy & Main II. W. Lange and O. F. St. Clair, own ers and proprietors of Rocky Mountain Mineral Wonder mine, situated on the North Fork of Sun river, have opened a place of business at 405 South Arizona St., Butte, and will be pleased to have those who are afflicted with all kinds of Blood Diseases, such as Rheumatism, Running Sores, Scrofula, Asthma, Catarrh, Drop sy, Piles, Open Wounds, Stomach troubles, Dyspepsia and Venereal Dis eases. This mineral is one of tho Best Remedies for female troubles in the world. For Copper Sores it has no equal. This is no fake but nature's own remedy. Call or address, LANGE & ST. CLAIR, 405 S. Arizona St., Butte Mont. Price $1.00 per bottle. J D. McOREGO* VETERINARY SURGEON. Honorary graduate of the Ontario Vet erinary College, Toronto, Canada. Treats all diseases of domesticated animals ac cording to scientific principles. Office at Marlow's Stables, 104 S. Main street. Telephone 293. AH cases promptly at tended to. Jk BUTTE LODGE NO. 22, A. F. & «Ar A. M. Regular meeting in Ma sonic Temple, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month Sojourning brethren cordially invited to attend. COAL CASTLE GATE £We guarantee it to equal anything , tin the market. Many prefer it to X kRock Springs. Get our prices bo X >ore buying elsewhere. jp E. C. DAVEY, I Exclusive Agent. % '401 S, K AIN ST. Tel. 328| j | I J.E.TUITE Dealer la Monuments, Tablets Copings. Etc la Italir « and American Marble, Scotch nnd American Granite. Wire and Iron itaXU lags. 204 1 Moîiîaaa siren ON A CASH BASIS. METROPOLITAN MARKET, OWEN WILLIAMS PROPRIETOR, 43 WEST PARK STREET. Notice Is hereby given that on and after December 1 the Metropolitan Mar ket will be conducted on a strictly cash basis. No books whatever will be kept, and by reason of selling for cash our prices will be the very lowest. We guar antee our meats as the best in tho city, and hope to merit tile continued patron age of our old friends. METROPOLITAN MARKET, • 43 West Park stree*. THE UNION FAMILY THEATER BUTTE. MONT. DICK P. SUT 'I OX, Mgr. - - - Thonc, 13 Engagement Extraordinary Week Commencing Jan. 2} Now Year's Matinee. R. E, FRENCH THEATER COMPANY In Simms and Pettitl's Great Melo Drama Hanfls tes tie Sea No tircsom waits, continuous perform ance, New Specialties, new and special scenery. Railway Time Tables (7Ä '5 To St. Paul. Minneapolis, Kansas Git r Du uth. Omaha And Points East and West To Spokane Seattle Tacoma Portland California Japan, China, Alaska, Klondike TIME CARD--EUTTE. ARRIVE. No. 2—From Portland and all points west, arrives at M. U. de pot ..................................11:10 p m No. 4—"Copper City Limited," from Hamilton, via Anaconda, arrives at B., A. & 1'. depot dally, except Sunday, at .........12:50 p m No. 11— From St. Paul, arrives at Montana Union depot daily at ... 0:50 a m No. 12—From Anaconda, arrives at Montana Union depot daily at.. 9:10 p m DEPARTS. No. 1—For Portland tnd all mints VVf st, loaves M. U depot daily 3:45 at a m No. 5—"Copper city Limited " for Hamilton, via Anaconda, eaves B, A. & P. i opot daily, xcept 1:05 Su nday, at .. P m No. 11—For An acorn a, leav es' m! U. depot daily at .. 7:00 a m No. 12—For St. Paul arid ail east ern points, it a vos M. U. depot da ly at ...... ..... :20 P m ACCOM MOI VJTON—To Pony and Norris, Mondays and Fridays; to Twin Bridges, Tuosduys, Thurs days and Saturdays: to Parrot, Wednesdays; leaves N. I*, local depot at ............................ a m Pullman Sleeping Cars, Butte to St. Paul without change. Pullman Sleeping Cars, Butte to Missoula and Portland. CIIAS. S. FEE, G. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn. W. H. MERRIMAN, General Agent. Butte, Mont. OREGON SHORT LINE. Intermountain Line to the East and West. Passengers by purchasing tickets via the Short Line to the East and West have the choice of several routes. Direct connections are made at Ogden and Granger with the Union Pacific and at Ogden for alt points East. Enjoy the at Ogden with the Rio Grande West lern for all points East. Enjoy the com forts of a Pullman Vestihuled train con sisting of sleeping and elegant reclining chair cars, always fresh and clean as the TO THE EAST Via Salt Lake' Denver, Omaha or Kan sas City. TO THE WEST Via Ogden and the Southern Pacific for California. Via Huntington and the O. R. & N. for Portland and California. Train for East and West leave Butte 4 p m. daily. Train from- East and West arrive at Butte 1:45 p. m. daily. For tickets, sleeping car reservations and further particulars call on or ad dress No. 19 East Broadway. Butte, Mon tana. H. O. WILSON, General Agent. D. E. BURLEY. G. I*. & T. Agent, Salt Lake City. S. W. ECCLES, General Traffic Manager Salt Lake City. _ DES MOINES E®m'S miPSITOiL (gsifi? BEST REACHED Chicago Great i%. Western Railway' FROM MINNEAPOLIS AND THE NORTHWEST P. M. SEYMOUR GENERAL AQ-N f. DUTTE. MONT. '«Mi THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Four Nights Beginning Sunday, I Four Jan. 8, Mat. Wed, | Nights KOSTER & BIAL'S Sumptuous Musical Extravaganza, " Gayest Manhattan" A New York Us"»:' I Pro ;I action Presented Intact and as Performed 267 Times at Koster & Bial's Music Hall. THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE. ^ COMING SOON New York's Greatest Coined v Success I j* Sf- Wi HOGAN'S ALLEY Introducing all the Funny Characters, as seen in the New York World, including the FAMOUS YELLOW KID. A SILVER BOW LODGE NO. 43, A. F. & A. M. Regular meeting in Masonic Temple second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Sojourning brethren cordially invited to attend. Dan Yancey, Secretary. BUTTE, ANACONDA & PACIFIC RAIL 1, VA Y COMPAN Y. UNION PASSENGER STATION. TIME CARD. Trains leave Anaconda for Butte as fol low s: No - 2—Butte Express .............. 8:30 a m No. 4—Helena Local, via Butte and Great Northern railway ..........2:05 p m No. 6—Atlantic Express, via Butte and Great Northern railway, for St, 1'aul and all points east and X' es J •••...............i............. 7:20 pm trains leave Butte for Anaconda as fol lows: No. 1—Anaconda Express ......i....10:00 a m No. 3—Great Northern railway, Helena Local ...................1... 12:30 pm No. 5—Anaconda Express .......... 5:00 p m No. 7—Great Northern railway, Pacific Express ................ ..10:40 pm Train No. 1 connects at Silver Bow with tho Oregon Short Line train foil all points east, west and south. Northern Pacific trains leave Anaconda as follows: No. 104—Atlantic Express, for Sit. Paul and all points east ....... J. 8:15 p m No. 102—Pacific Express, for Porti land and all points west .......... 4:00 a m Northern Pacific trains arrive at Ana conda as follows: No. 10)—Pacific Express, from St. Paul and all points east .......... 7:55 a m No. 103—Atlantic Express, from Portland and all points west ____10:05 p m Ail trains arrive and depart form the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Union Passen ger station at Anaconda. Tickets for sale for all points, Local and Through, on Ihe Great Northern railway, Oregon Short Line railroad and Northern Pacific railway and their connections. Steamship tickets for sale to all points in Europe, via the above lines. Atchison, & Topeka SANTA FE R. R. (Santa Fe Route.) East via Ogden to Kansas City, Chicago ami St. Paul, making close connections in union depots with trunk lines to all points oast and south. Also the direct line to Galveston, Texas, City of Mexico and points in New Mexico, Arizona and Cali fornia. For particulars call on R. G. W. R. R. o» O. S. I,, agents, Butte, or address J. BRINKER, General Agent, Salt Lake. C. F. WARREN, Traveling Agent. 25L0REAT Northern Through service between St. Paul, Minne apolis, Helena, Butte, Anaconda, Seattle and Portland. Connections at western ter minals for Kootenai country, Oregon, and California points, Alaska, Japan and China. Connections at Twin Cities for points east and south. Single and round trip tickets to all points, and baggage checked to destina tion. LEAVE. Atlantic Express, daily ............8:30 p m Helena Local .........................3:10 p in ARRIVE. Pacific Express, daily ..............10:30 p m Helena Local .........................12:25 p m City Ticket Office, No. 41 North Main street, Butte. J. E. DAWSON, Gen. Agt. fera ti-v 3 - For Those Who Want the Best the Burlington's St. Paul-Chicago Lim ited. Most costly, most beautiful, most lux urious train ever placed in service on any railrosî west of Chicago. rronounced by Mr. Bullman the "finest train that ever stood on wheels." Lic'e'.ed by electricity. Heated by steam. Compartment and standard sleepers. buffet-smoking-library car. chair cars, a-la-carte diner. NO EXTRA FARES. Leaves St. Paul Union Depot at 8:01 p. m. dally—after arrival of trains from Montana and the Pacific Coast Tickets nt offices of connecting lines PHIL DANIELS, Pass. AgL Butte, Montana.