Anaconda Standard (Newspaper) - January 8, 1914, Anaconda, Montana
THE ANACONDA STANDARD- THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1914.
Bleached Table QC-Linen; $125 Value
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Table Damask. CAp Worth 75c. Yard.
Regular 7$o table damask, poMesslng a beautiful nor-(prized finish; full 72 inches wide; »»n aa Ic at FIFTY CENTS TARD.
Hemstitched Tablecloths .,
Beautiful #2 hemstitched damask cloths, full 2V« yards l<mR and of fine mercerised finish; special ONE-FIFTY EACH.
$1.00 Bed Sheets On Sale Today ..
Regular ll best quality of l>ed sheets, in alae Mx90 Inches and made of substantial sheeting. On sale at EIGHTY-FIVE GENTS.
20c Pillow Cases On Sale Today ..
Splendid 20c pillow cases, in size 48x36 inches and made from soft quality of casing. at FIFTEEN CENTO EACH.
White Crochet Bedspreads ..
Regular $2 white crocheted bedspreads with fringed ends and cut corners; shown in many patterns; ONE-SIXTY-FIVE.
25c Brown Turk- I Qn ish Towels at *
Regular 25c brown Turkish towels of an excellent size and of a splendid quality. on sale here today at EIGHTEEN GENTH EACH.
Regain r eluded hp in a card pleasing TWENTY
$1.50 white ero-
■dspnads. displayed dy of new and very patterns, at ONE-EACH.
the Final Models
Selling of All Symons’ Aristocratic Garments—Those Exclusive That You Thought Earlier in the Season Price Prohibitive
Starts This Morning at 9 o’Clock A. M.
It s the last ca//. The last call tor up to $98 fine aristocratic suits for $25! In other words, the offering told of here is a final selling of all high-priced suits in the suit salons at $25—and that means the selling of garments that earlier in the season were marked up to $98. It is more than likely that the offering includes at least one suit that you saw and admired greatly at some earlier period in the season, but that seemed a bit price prohibitive at the time. It may now be yours for $25. Briefly, the selling presents your unrestricted choice of any fine imported suit, including garments of velvets, peau de peck, matelasse, broadcloths, faille cloths, plush, bengaline, etc., priced formerly at up to
$98. On sale at Symons big store at TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
A Final and Resalute Clearing Out of A Final and Resolute Clearing Out of
The Beauty Silk Waists $3 95 All Our Girls’Coats Half Prir#»
Formerly Priced Up to $10.00; Choice ............... t ^^ In Sizes 6 to 14 Years at JL JI JHV^V^
Better nmi »Im it! A final and resolute selling of Women s silk and other dressy waists of a high order at fS.tS instead of up to si AOA. The collection includes waists of crepe de chinos, brocade.
*•*!&, * Marquisette, chiffon*, etc. in high and I ow-neck styles; long and three
quarter length s ieves; trimmed with laces, insertions and fancy ribbon effect*: THREE-NINETY-FIVE
In Sizes 6 to 14 Years, at
The entire stock is contained in th*- offering! Not a girls' « oat in the store in sizes from 6 to 14 years has Iwen reserved from the selling at ONE- HALF PRICE. In other words, the selling presents your unrestricted choice of any girls’ coat in sizes from 6 to 14 years in the store at one-half its regular marked price. Make it a point to share in this great offering today at exactly ONE-HALF PRICE.
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Women’s $5.00 Brown Cloth Top Shoes $2.95
Don’t you miss it! Womens excellent quality of Russian calf sbf.es with brown cloth tops; made in the button stvie and have hand-«ewed soles. These shoes are regularly worth $5.0o on sale at
Women s One-Strap House Slippers 98c
Woman's one-“trap house slippers with hand-turned soles; medium and low flat heels: $1.80 grade a t NINETY-EIGHT
Womens made by K. best styles sizes up to FIVE.
$3.50 and $4.00 Special, $1.95
HW and $4 shoes, P.'Reed & Co.; the In Blucher cut; V-; < 'NE NLNETY-
Misses $3.00 to $3.50 Jockey Boots $1.98
Misses* and tug girls* ls-hut-t<*n style j > key boots in patent and gun metal calf; $3 to $3.3© valu s. t >N E-NINETY-EIG 11T.
Women s Vici Kid Juliets, $1.75 Value. 98c
Women s vlc4 kid rubber elastic side Juliets, made with patent front stay; the Martha ■Washington style; 11.75 value, NINETY.EIGHT CENTS.
Women s $4.00 Velvet Shoes, Special, $2.95
Woman’s 14-button style velvet shoes with hand-turned soles; made with plain toes sud Cuban heels; $4 value, TWO-NINETY-FIVE.
Little Gents $1.75 School Shoes $1.19
Little gents* velour calf school shoe* in Blucher style and with heavy double sole-; sizes 9 to 134; $175 value.
Is Again Presented—Providing the Most Sensational Values in
Overcoats You Ever Knew!
A glance over the prices and a few minutes9 inspection of the garments will readily prove that we not only plan to move all overcoats, but that we certainly will do so quickly and thoroughly. Every man should attend this big sale!
Men’s $12.50 Overcoats $7.65 Men’s $20.OO Overcoats $11.35
Contained in this great lot are overcoats fashioned from blue chinchilla, kerseys, meltons, etc.; three-quarter and 52-ineh length models, with convertible or velvet collars; the sizes range from 33 to 44 and the values to $12.50; choice at SEVEN* SIXTY-FIVE.
Positively immense! Thoroughly good and dependable overcoats, made from newest material* In sinoth and rough effects and made with convertible, velvet or self-material collar; all sizes to 44 are contained In the selling; $20 values, on sale at ELEVEN-THIRTY-FIVE.
Men’s $25.00 Overcoats $15.85 Men’s $37.50 Overcoats $18.25
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Another great bargain! In this fine group are overcoats fashioned from cheviots, kerseys and meltons; the styles include conservative effects or the smart short belted-baek styles for the snappy (lesser; all sizes from 35 to 44; value* to $25 at FIFTEEN-EIGHTY-FIVE.
This group presents your unrestricted choice of all expensive or high-class overcoats In the men's store at $18.25—excepting. of course, topcoats. The garments are fashioned from chinchillas, fancy Hootches, etc.; all sizes; choice at EIGHTEEN-TWENTY-FI VE.
Boys’ Overcoats at
Specially Reduced Prices
Boys’ Up to $7.50 Overcoats at $3.65
Splendid overcoats In the very latest .styles and materials, Including Scotch tweeds, broadcloths and Chinchillas; light and dark mixtures In gray and brown effects or plain sorts; some made with military collar, while others have convertible (•(filar: sizes 3 to 9 years; values to *7.50 at THREE-SIXTY -FIVE.
Boys’ Up to $7.50 Overcoats at $3.15
In this collection are the better of long overcoats for boys; well and carefully made from all-wool materials, including dark mixtures and plain cloths; made with military or convertible collar; the sizes range from 7 to 17 years and the values are as stated—up to $7.50; choice of the entire lot at THREE-FIF-TEEN EACH.
Boys’ Up to $5.00 Overcoats at $2.45
Boys' good practical overcoats, made from various diagonal weaves and from various plain cloths in gray and tan effects; well and carefully made and made with convertible collar; the sizes range from 7 to 17 years and the values arc exactly as stated—up to I": choice
of the assortment at TWO-FORTY-FIVE.
Boys’ Up to $10.00 Overcoats at $5.50
In this particular lot of overcoats are all of our high-grade Russian garments, made from fine materials and made In the very newest style and shown In a full and complete range of the smartest patterns; made with military or convertible collar; shown in all sizes from 3 to 9 years; values range up to $10, at FIVE-FIFTY.
Children’s Hats, Bonnets and Coats Are Offered at Half Price
T5e hats, the bonnets and the coats are all for children from 2 to 6 years of age! Mothers should make the most of is very great opportunity to save on the child’s new hat, new bonnet or new coat! The offering presents your V tincted choice of our entire stock of children’s coats, hats and bonnets in sizes from 2 to 6 years at ONE-HALF PRICE.
LOOK WHO’S WITH US YES, CHARLIE BURKE
Many an old-timers memory has
been stirred, and many a long-forgotten day—and pots si by a few nights— recalled by the appearance in the city, after a long abs nee, of Charles H. Burk* All the patrons bf the Empress are enjoying his visit this week, few he, with his partner, Charles M. McDonald, are putting on a good Irish act there, called "My Good Friend.” (Imagine, it you can, Mr. Burke in anything but an Irish act.) While the feature I* pit a*-my to all, because ii is funny, and Is cleverly handled, it is especially so to a great many in the audiences who used to sit down in the old Casino night after night and augh int ii their sides ached at the act that Ga urb ani his brother John, assisted by ‘ Wise Alike,” used to put on in 1H85. And all who remember tile Burkes recall “Wise Mike’* as well. H" was well named, He was tke wisest mule that ever trod the vaudeville stage So Air Burke deciares, und he ought to know- He asst luted continuously with • Wis * „Mik< for IC years an t when, about tex years ag >, it became his sad duty to officiate at ids old side kicker’* ole 'n ai vs. • abed r* a! tears, Mikes * mains i >1 on a little kno I out
i ti a n New York < sty a few miles, and
ii his soul ev I ! wanders J rom the Iii.o * where ail good nsu.es yo, and visit tin old seems un earth ii can but bu gratified at th* many manifestations of the fad that he is not to: got ten.
TIhu Ope.ted (Im* Casino.
When the Casino was ready to be opened Just a bout lf* years ago, Charlo and J dm Burke and “Wise Mike” a **r« brought oui from New York mi' lo lo the opening. They did it In :.•( *ru style and limy were sadly u • cd tor m my months after they a * re gone
Whv tin old town >s just as nat-ival as n.y old shoe,” said Charlie Burke, as hi adjusted his makeup be* <*n i.is! night’s performance. “It’s changed a lot and grown clear out of my t nde*t imagination, but it's Butte ast the name lf I had come cr in the night time, I could find m> u ay all over it There Im not a town in tin thousand# I have visited, in all parts of the world—in Italy, alp*in France, and all over this little
obi country—that has stayed in my memory like Butte. Take it from me,
you’re living in the best town In the country.
'I have many reasons to remember 1 the months I spent here. It was in I Butte that I met my first wife, Grace I La Rue. Grace was young, and so was I when she married mf. She has married several millionaires since then, and at the present time she is in the limelight in London - very frequently. Column after column has appeared in th** old world news of late, I notice with some interest.
MI»»(** Many Old Friend*.
“Tirm Ins passed rapidly in th^.se yeltrs, and with it have passed many that I knew and loved in Butte. There was good <fld John Maguire, who gave the city It s first big theater. I’ll never 1 forget the night that Nat Goodwin and , Maxine Elliott played the “American j Citizen” in Butte, during my stay. I j ran into Maguire pn the street about S:30 or 9 that evening, and he was j frantic. The time for the curtain to
I raise had passed, and no one knew where Goodwin was. I volunteered to hunt him. and to my success was due the fact that the audience saw the famous pair.
”1 happen d to have the entre to the Irish-American club, to which many notables of the city belonged.# Climbing the hill, I hurried in, and, as I ex-pe ted, found .Vat engaged with several of the men whose names are household words in Butte, even today. It was poker and the stakes were high. So were Nat's feelings. He had gone to the club from his room at the hotel, and his feet were incased in a pair of fancy slippers.
Air Goodwin,' I said, ‘do you realize that you have a performance on for this evening?’
"Oh. Lord, but he was mad. He wanted to wallop mc, but I pacified him. and got him headed for the theater. in a hack. About half way there he balked. tic got out and insisted on walking the rest of the way. if he went at all A\'e walked through mud more than ankle deep, and the sigh! of Goodwin trying to keep those slippers on and be dignified was one of the funniest I ever saw.
Then Hi* Would Play.
“When we got to the stage door, Nat gave a timid little knock, and to his wife, vs ho opened the door a little way, he said. ‘Do they want a little red
headed man in here?" Maxine laughed —she couldn’t help it. John Maguire, ready to explode with rage. Jumped from out in front somewhere, and tied into Nat good auld plenty. He was for dismissing the audience and giving the people their money back, but .Vat said. No, I’m here; we’ll play.' Well, they did, and It was one of the best performances I ever saw Goodwin give. Maguire was my friend before that, but from that day on, he couldn't do enough for me.
‘‘Another old-timer that I miss, and with sincere regret, is Tom Burns, one (>f the heroes whose lives were lost in the awfu! fire of Jan, 15, 1895. He was in the volunteer department, and a good man was taken when he died. I knew him before I came here.
Aet Inspires Julian Kltlnge.
“All who lived in Butte in those old days," continued Mr. Burke, as the spirit of reminiscence grew upon- him, “remember Julian PRtinge. They didn't know him by that name, of course, for to his boyhood friends he was Jimmy Dalton. Well, while my brohter and I were playing at the Casino, Jimmy heard about our show, and he wanted to see it. He stayed out too late one night, just to see the show. He saw it, but I guess he paid dearly for his fun. There was an Interview in store for him when he got home, with Pa Dalton as the interviewer, and Jimmy tow me afterward that he got the whaling of his life that night. The years passed, and Jimmy—that is Mr. Julian Eltinge—and myself became neighbors during the summer down on Long Island. Many’s the laugh we had over the tragic incident, when we’d get together and talk about the old days In Butte.
“My brother and I were the first people to give a ‘show’ of any kind in Twin Bridges—I wonder if the old town has forgotten us. They weren’t educated up to shows very much, and besides, we went there when a county fair was in progress. There were nine people out in front the first night, but the audiences grew to a fair size before we completed our engagement.
Writes Moral Improvement.
"I am bound to say, and honestly it gives me pleasure, too, that there Is a wonderful improvement to be noted in the moral conditions after a fellow has been away from Butte for 19 years. Well, it was just a great, big, free-hearted,, rough mining camp those days, and comparatively few people saw any necessity for covering up the things that were better left unseen. All that has been done away with, and to this fact, no doubt, is the credit due for much of the advancement that has been mad* in other ways.
"I didn’t expect to see gambling going on in the streets, and even worse
things in plain sight, but T confess I J wasn’t prepared for the changes In I conditions that are apparent as soon 1 as one reaches the city.. . Then, the way the people have kept up with the march of progress is gratifying to as great an admirer of the old town as I am. The hotels, the theaters, the street oars, all the things that are in demand in a progressive, go-ahead city are here, and the people give evidence of the fact that they have the money to enjoy them.
Show fltminewM In ( hnngiriK.
"The past decade has brought about a remarkable change in the theatrical business of the country. It’s alto, gether different, and I often wonder if there will ever be a return to conditions as they once were. It’s all vaudeville . nowadays. The biggest stars arc trying to break Into vaudeville—either that or the movjng pie-tures. The business is as good, speaking from a financial standpoint, .as it ever was, although the last.year or two have not been remarkably good years on account of general financial conditions throughout the country.
“Our Butte friends may he glad to know that my brother John is living and in good health. My partner in this sketch has been with me but a short time and when we complete the circuit, in May, we go direct to London, where we will open a long engagement. Just give my regards to all the old friends and tell them I’ll be glad to meet them while I’m here.”
McDonald Here Before.
Charles M. McDonald, Burke’s partner in the sketch, played an engagement in Butte In 1906. He was alone, doing a song and dance and monologue at the old Family theater.
“Manager Nelsoni tried his best to get me to invest in lots then.” he said, “and I have wished many times I had taken his advice; The city gave great promise, although It wasn’t as citified in appearance as it is now. The first thing I noticed was the way in which it has been improved in being cleaned up. There is more paving, more and better cars and more of everything that a modern city has. I’m like Charlie BuHce; Butte looks awfully good to me; she’s a great old town. There’s the call; good night. See you again."
French Guinea i s regarded as one of the richest of the: French West Indian colonies. Konakry, the capital, Is the port through which almost the whole of the export and import trade passes, and Improvements are being made to facilitate the constantly increasing trade.THEORY OF TRAGEDY EVOLVED BV POLICE
LIGHT ON DOI BLK MI HDK1I AND APPARENT SI IGI DK,OUTCOME OF A DOUBLE LIFE
Man In ease thought l»>- ul(p anil neighbors to hove been ii inoilel husband—Found it Impossible to marry other uomnn.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 7.—The wife of W. M. Melton, the attorney and realty agent killed last night in the tragedy which brought death also to Mrs. May Graves Cox and her daughter Florence, was found today by the police, and a possibility of the man’s life developed thereafter led officers to conclude that the double murder and apparent suicide were the outcome of Melton’s inability to meet his engagement to marry Mrs. Cox.
Mrs. Meltop visited the morgue today and identified the body of her husband. Police officers said they were told by her that Melton had lived at home and was regarded by her and neighbors as a model husband. His frequent absences from home she believed was due to business.
At a club where Melton kept an apartment for two years he was known as a single man. According to statements made by the mother and other relatives of Mrs. Cox in San Francisco, he had known Mrs Cox for three years and was engaged to marry her.
With this knowledge the police pieced out late today a theory regarding the tragedy. Mrs. Cox, they believed, learned only yesterday oi the existence of a Mrs. Melton and in the resultant paroxysm of anger shot Melton and her daughter and then killed herself.
Melton came from South Carolina, where his father is said to be a minister.
Melton entered Mrs. Cox’s apartments at 7:45 o’clock last night. The shooting occurred about 10:45. Mrs. L. F. Wilson, proprietress of the hotel, said today she heard several shots and heard. Florence, Mrs. Cox’s daughter, scream, “Ile shot my mother!” Mrs. Wilson turned back to call the police and another series of shots rang out. Two patrolmen answered
her call. They burst in the door of tile Cox apartment and found Melton and Mrs. Cox dead on the floor. Florence was still breathing, but she died iii a few minutes.
An Investigation showed 15 shots had been fired from the one revolver, which was lying beside Mrs. Cox, whose body lay within three feet of that of Melton.
Four bullets found lodgment in Mrl-j ton’s body. Florence, the girl, was shot only once—In the heart. Her mother also bore but one wound, which, powder-burned and ranging upward under the right ear, was taken by the police as an indication that, despite the girl’s cries, the shooting in reality was done by Mrs. (’ox, who is supposed to have fired first at Melton, reloaded her weapon, and emptied it at h*r daughter, and finally charged it a third time for her own destruction.
A portion of a diary kept by Mrs. Cox expressed lier disappointment over her inability to procure steady employment as a motion picture actress. The last entry was Jan. 5: “Despondent again with bad news from 13—* heartbroken.” Tho rest was illegible.AWFUL MYSTERY TO MOTHER OF WOMAN VICTIM IN CASE
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 7.—-Nothing that Mrs. Joseph Graves, the mother of Mrs. Mary Graves Cox, could tell today shed any additional light on the reason for the Los Angeles tragedy.
“I’ve known W. M. Melton for the last three years.” she said. “He was engaged to marry my daughter. My (laughter’s husband is divorced from her and the little girl Florence, my grandchild, was a (laughter of that marriage. Melton was always fond of Florence. I cannot believe that he killed lier.
“About a week ago I had a letter from Melton asking me to go there and join them after they had been married. Only yesterday and the day before I had a letter and a postcard from my daughter. Neither of them indicated the slightest trouble with Melton or between mother and daughter or between Melton and Florence. The whole thing is a horrible mystery to me.”ENJOYED IN BUTTE
OLD-GOI ATRY C t STOM OF FIREWORKS OMA EXCITEMENT.
Greek orthodox church In crowded with member* of tile faith, *M«o listen In Father Un nim, who Was wounded iii the Balkan war.
SUITED TO TASTES.
Pictorial trademarks for cotton piece goods intended for sale among the Hindoos of India usually have as their subjects incidents in Hindoo mythology, romantic drama, temples deities, nautch girls and European actresses. Mohammedan peoples like pictures showing Mohammedan soldiers vanquishing tjieir Christian enemies.
.STANDARD WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS
Christmas, the greatest feast day of the Greek church, was observed yesterday in Butte with all the happiness anticipated for the day. The day begun with a service at the Greek church on Idaho street. Father Ell Kappa, who led a company of Butte volunteers to the Balkan states’ cause in the war against Turkey and who was shot down before Scutari, spoke before an audience that filled the church. It is estimated that 500 members of tile church observed the religious ceremonies of the day. Father Kappa commenced on the success that attended the cause of the countries which contribute largely to the Greek church and said the war was one of Christianity. The Balkan states war, he said, was fought for the cause of liberty as well. This Christmas should be a happy one to members of the orthodox Greek faith, said the priest. In his congregation were many men who carried arms with their priest until who have returned.
The police learned that a celebration was on when there was much shuting on East Woolman street in honor of the day and in accord with old country custom. Patrolman Pace remained in the neighborhood until the shooting was done. Later it was renewed and the good-natured celebration continued with no injuries. Men who could not divorce fireworks from the celebration would open windows and discharge a rifle or a revolver Into the air and then hide before the patrolman could learn the Identity of the celebrant.
Last evening there was a gathering in Boucher’s hall, but the majority of those who were observing Christmas yesterday chose to spend a quiet evening at home, The old country custom of going from house to house was observed In the early evening. The honor of the day was the rule In most homes