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iXHJfrlA il&Lft. WEDNESDAY. OCT BEKrl4rJ.89U
Remarkable Find of Silver In
CHEAT LUCK U A SUNDAY BLAST.
Or That Imyi OTer S300 to tha Ton
' Found In tha Bill Knr Vnt Superior
A Stasnpede of Prospectors for th
Allvared New Eldorado, and Bolder of
Laad PaUloa- Fancy Trice Thereon
. A Peculiar Formation, bnt tbe Metal
; There, So the Story Goes.
; West Supkmor, Wis., Oct. it Silver,
apparently in great quantities, has been
.found within twenty miles of this city,
hod already the mining craze bas affected
he whole town. Ore has been brought
nto town which assays over S00 ounces of
fcilver to tbe ton, and the deposits are said
to be rery extensive. The find was made
(by W. C. Tonken, a practical miner from
bkerada. Surrounding this city at a dis
tance of seven to fifteen miles is a rough
kange of tills, semicircular in form,
tagged and almost precipitous. It is
(heavily wooded and indented by deep gul
lies that render driving almost impossi
ble, and which have prevented a thorough
exploration of the range.
; The Discovery of Silver.
:' Copper was found in the range twenty
'years ago. but not such as would pay to
work. Tbe increased value of the timber
on the range bas recently caused settlers
'and lumbermen to push further up tbe
lopes, and a large vein of copper on tbe
surface, which was discovered by tbe
kiunters, attracted tbe attention of miners
So the locality, and a very little prosperi
ng showed tbe presence of native silver
jand sulphurs ts in such quantities that an
Attache of the smelting works undertook
a thorough investigation. W. C. Toncen,
of Nevada, was commissioned to under
take investigation, and a month ago be
disappeared in the foot hills of the range
with orders to settle tbe question.
Tonken htrlkea It Rich.
A few miles from tbe city he met a
woodman who had in a guliy picked up a
piece of silver weighing over a pound and
nearly bo per cent. fine. Tbe man was
pressed into service, and a thorough pros
pect of the place of his find followed. A
few days' work convinced Tonken that
the silver fonnd was a part of tbe wash
ings from the almost inaccessible heights
above the ravine, and proof of the rich
minerals in tbe ledges was found in pay
ing quantities. Tonken packed up a hun
dred pounds of tbe washings and brought
it into town. An assay showed results
little less than marvelous, several speci
mens of tbe ore running from 3'JO to 5i0
ounces to the ton
Kept Dark and "Sawed Wood."
Tbe strike was kept very dark, and
when Tonken went back he was equipped
lor a thorough prospect, though his party
was necessarily small. On Sept. 28 pros
pecting was begun on the hillside above
where tbe first silver bad been found.
The indications were fairly good, but the
Nevada miner was confronted with a new
geological order and he could not account
. for the croppings of the white metal
which be found in trap formation. When
lie forced his way to the lower ledge on
the side of the gully the signs changed
and the trap disappeared to give place to
. silica and on the first ledge which gave
him a foothold the prospector turned ont
a rich silicate with free silver and snl-
burets in sufficient quantity to thrill
im with the prospect of wealth.
WORKING THE NEW FIND.
A Blast TJfrvelops Something; That Sur
prises tbe Prospector.
He left bis assistants at work on the
prospect and came to the city under
cover, fonnd the owner of tbe land on
which be bad made the strike, and within
twenty-four hours was the owner of an
option for tbe purchase of a half interest
la a section of land on the mountain side,
which, unless it is rich in ores, is worth
exactly the price of the timber growing
on it. With the option in his pocket Mr.
Tonken became a little more communica
tive and began to talk. He was laughed
at and ' went back to bis prospect to de
velop it further. His men had got out a
considerable quantity of dirt, bnt tbe di
r -ction of tbe practical miner bad been
lacking. His only baggage in tramping
back to the range was a quantity of blast
ing powder and be put tbe men to work
Great Wealth Laid Bare.
, All day Sunday, Oct. 4, tbe drilling and
blasting went on, and the last blast after
dark Sunday evening dislodged an im
mense pile of tbe soft formation, sending
(tons of dirt and rock into tbe gulch be
low, and very nearly cost tbe adventurers
their lives. At dawn Tonken went down
himself, and says that when be saw what
the blast had laid bare be did not Ci 1
down the men, though it cost bim an ef
fort to contain himself. About thirty
(yards of tbe ledge bad crashed into tbe
ravine through tbe effects of tbe blast,
and everywhere along tbe newly exposed
surface tbe free metal glistened in its bed
There's Millions in the Dirt.
He called to the men to throw down
ropes and sacks and as much dirt and
rocks as they could carry be picked out
la handfuls at random, along the whole
(ace of exposed surface, and tbe party
came in loaded with wealth and present
ing an appearance of baving received
some hard knocks. Climbing up and
down hillsides bad reduced their clothing
to tatters and braised them badly. The
tesult of thirteen assays made yesterday
at the West Superior Smelter company's
works shows that tbe ore ranges from
thirty ounces, the lowest, to 812 ounces of
pare silver to the ton, with an average of
over fifty ounces. Tonken ssys there is
enough In sight to pay for building a
railroad and leveling tbe range.
The Woods Fall of Prospectors.
The peculiar nature of tbe formation
tnade experienced men hesitate to accept
as true the reports of the ailver find, but
the men brought in tbe metal, and tbut
settled it. When tbe story was verified
there was a stampede for tbe bills, and
Yesterday tbe woods were full of pros
pectors, and capitalists are cultivating
Tonken. Land on the copper range is
worth a good deal more than it was, and
hundreds of dollars per acre are con
temptuously refused for hilly tracts that
would not brinjc as many cents ten days
Denied an Indiana Man a Pardon.
Washington, Oct. 14 The president
lias denied a pardon to William Hein
heimer, of Indiana, sentenced to two and
oue-bsjf ; years ; in the penitentiary for
HOuH'S SUCCESSOR ..ELECTED.
Hear Sanford Chosen President of the
Adams Express Company.
Nzw York, Oct. 14. The stock of
Adams Express company is closely held
by investors. None was sold on the stork
exchange as a result of the retirement of
Hosy. No outsider has been allowed to
know anything of the operations of tbe
company. No reports are ever made.
The officers always told applicants for in
formation that the company would buy
their stock if they did not want it. Tbe
stock pays 8 per cent, and is quoted at
1.44 and $l.4.
Charges Against the Betlred Men.
At a meeting of tbe directors yesterday,
Henry Sanford, of Bridgeport, Conn.,
who has been largely instrumental in fer
reting oat tha charges against Mr. - Hoey
and. Mr. Spnouer, was elected president,
and Frederick Lovejoy, of this city,
chosen vice president. Hoey and Spooner
are charged with having employed the
funds and influence of the company for
their private gain, and with having by
means of questionable dealing with rivals
of the Adams Express company pocketed
hundreds of thousands of dollars drawn
out of the treasury of the company of
which th,ey were the chief executive of
ficers. Some Civil Suits Probable.
The directors, after a full investigation
of the atliirs of the company, declare
that its capi.al is no way impaired,
despite its heavy losses The directors
h ive taken action in the interest of tLa
stockholders, and are now preparing to
make a public statement, which will dis
close the actual financial condition of the
company. It is believed that no criminal
charges will be pushed against either
Hoey or Spooner, but that, as they are
both men of enormous wealth, they will
be sued in the civil courts for the recoveiy
of tbe company's money, which, it is
alleged, they fraudulently appropriated to
t heir own use.
WORK ON THE HENNIPIN CANAL.
Condemnation Proceedings To Be Pushed
Chicago. Oct. 14. What may be con
sidered as beiug the first real work in the
building of the Hennepin canal, from the
I lmois river to the mouth of tbe Rock
r.ver, was begun iu District Attorney
A Gilchrist's office yesterday, when the last
Conference was held between Mr. Milchrist
and Captain Marshall, the government
engineer. The plans for acquiring the
n nety-mile strip necessary to the digging
of the canal were discussed, and it was
decided to go to Peoria next Monday and
push the condemnation proceedings begun
some time aso to secure the land.
Many Land Oirners Compromising.
The condemnation suits will not take
long in trying, and Mr. Milchrist and
Judge BIod?ett think two weeks will be
0 vupied in tbe hearing of the cases.
M.my of the owners of the land along tLe
rJ lie have compromised with tbe govern
ment, and titles for about fifteen miles of
the route are already iu the possession of
t ii- government. The Hennepin canal is
in elided to make a short route from tte
1 linois river to tbe Mississippi, lare
e ugh to accommodate vessels drawing
t -n feet of water. The last congress ap
propriated to O.CKX) to begin the work, and
b?f re this amount is exhausted it is ex
peeled that congress will make a further
NO CAUSE FOR REMORSE.
A Locky Shot Results in Ridding the
Earth of a Thief.
Garseksvillk, N. Y., Oct. 14. Esler
Hoi, a farmer, returned to his borne at
Hart's Corners, Saturday night with $180,
tbe proceed. of apples sold in New York.
Tbe money was placed in a coat in the
closi-t. Shortly after, midnight be was
aroused by a noise in the bouse. Grabbing
a gun be leaned out of the widow, and
hearing a man running, he fired, and tbe
intruder cried with pain. In the morning
a trail of .blood was found loading to a
Fonnd tbe Burglar's Body.
Some children playing by a creek half a
mile from Hood's house. Sunday, discov
ered tbe body of a man in the water. In
tbe left cheek were buckshot, and tbe
man looked to be a tramp. Tbe wounds,
it is said, were not sufficient to have
caused death, and it is surmised that he
fell from lb bridge while crossing tbe
creek and was drowned. Hood was filled
with remorse, and offered to submit to ar
rest, but it is Raid-that he will not be heid
responsible for the man 's death.
A Strike of the Newsboys.
ItoVEK. Oct. 14. The Evening Times
annot need that hereafter its price of sub
script on would be 10 cents a week in
stead of 15 as heretofore. The price to
the newsboys who sell on the streets is
Zxi ceats per copy. Monday night the
boys niet and decided that tbey could not
sell enough papers on the streets at 5
cents a copy with the subscription pi ice
at 0 cents a week to justify them in con
tinuing in tbe business, so tbey declared
a strike against Tbe Times, and say they
will se 1 no more papers until the sub
scription price is advanced to its former
The Chicago Anarchist Cases.
Wab usgtoj--, Oct 14 In the supreme
court of tbe United States yesterday
Moses Saloman, of Chicago, counsel for
Fielden and Schwab, tbe Chicago anarch
ists uncer sentence for life in Joliet peni
tentiary, suited that notice had been
served c n the attorney general of Illinois
that a motion would be made in tbe su
preme ciurt to advance tbe causes and to
set a da for hearing argument. Tbe su
preme ourt will make a decision at an
early date either setting a day for bear
ing the motion to advance, or denying it.
General B. F. Butler will argue the case
in association with Mr. Saloman.
The Law Is Killing the Lotteries.
Wabh koton, Oct. 14. Tbe postmaster
general lias received a report from an In
diana postmaster, who lately visited
county pjstot&ces in his district, stating
that the lottery business is dying out in
Indiana t.ud that in his own city, where
the lotteries formerly had great patron
age and did 2,000 worth of business a
month, the Income of the lotteries from
the same territory at the present time is
less than per month.
Objects to the Australian System.
Chicago, Oct. U. Ebenezer Wakeley,
an attorney of this city, bas filed with tbe
county clt rk and with tbe secretary, au
ditor, and attorney general of this state a
formal ob.ection to tbe Australian ballot
system. J lis objection is to the clauses of
the law hich determine what are the
political p trties in an election. He holds
that a citii en has a right to vote for any
one he pleuiea, which is impossible under
Snow and Rain Destroy the
TEBRIBLE EL0W TO THE FARMERS.
Magnificent Fields of the Cereal a Total
Loss, and the Story the tame Orer a
Great Expanse of Connti-y Descrip
tion of the Rnin by a Man Who Has
Seen It Want or Belp the Primary
Cause of the Loss.
St. PAfL. Oct. 14. It is was snowing
from Sr. Paul to Bismirck last night.
The fall bas been very heavy in portions
of northern Minnesota and North Da
kota, and all correspondents report that
threshing is at a standstill with very
slight prospect (hat it can be resumed
tliis week. There ba. in fact, been al
most no threshing done in the last three
weeks, and wafer is standing from three
inches to a foot deep on thousands of acres
of wheat fields. It is the consensus of
opinion among elevator men that not less
than 4,000.000 bushels of wheat will b!
left to rot in the fields.
Made Bis Heart Ache.
'I have just returned from a trip
thrench the Red River valley," said Col
P. B. Walker, of Minneapolis, last even
ing, "and it made my heart ache to wit
ness tbe ruin. In order to appreciate it
one mutt' act oally see it. There a:e
thousands of acres of wonderful wheat
fields 4,! most utterly destroyed by t-e
rams! And the mud! It is perfectly exe
crable. D.iy after day we tramped in
slush across fields slush half-knee deep. I
went outwi'h a government surveying
party to establish town lines, aud the
rain and mud broke up our party, and
we were forced to abandon the work en
tirely. Don't Do the Subject Justice.
"The reports published in the papers do
not half cover tbe devastation. As far as
the eye can reach in every direction are
great hij; shoekrif wheat.aud it oil would
have graded No. 1 hard had it been
threshed out before the rain fell. Now
nothing can be done. It is too late to save
even a modicum. Were tbe shocks in i
condition to be threshed out it would be
a physical impossibility to do anything
wuh the crop f jr the reason that teams
ennnot haul tbe wheat to the threshers,
nor haul fuel to the engines.
Caused by Lack of Help.
"The difficulty in the first place arose
over getting help to do tbe threshing, but
the railway companies succeeded inges
ting both men and machines into the
fields. When they arrived they were pow
erless. The mud was so deep that tbe
horses mired to their bellies, and nothing
can be done now until the sun dries out
both the soil and the shocks of wheat. It
is painful to stand on a promiuence a"d
survey the situation. ' Everywhere thresh
ing machines are visible, ali abandoned,
und the wheat for hundreds of miles
Grain prouting In tha Stacks.
At Jamestown, in the North Dakota
Jim river valley, rain and snow fell Mon
day night, and it was snowing yesterday.
Lat week there was but one full day's
wheat threshing. Reports are received of
grain sprouting in the stacks. At Devil's
Lake in tbe northern part of the state, a
heavy rain fell yesterday, which will atop
threshing several days. No grain bis
b en stacked, owing to the scarcity of
It Is ETerywhere the Same.
Lakota, N. D.. reports snow, threshing
stopped entirely, aud fears that unless the
weather clears soon much grain will be
unfit to thresh. In tbe northern part of
North Dakota there will, however, be
more loss from lack of laborers than frc n
bad weather. Northwestern Minnesota
gives about tbe same report as North Dakota.
IS A PROMISING YOUTH.
IIow a 14-Year-Old Georgian Bnlldoxed
His Girl's Mother.
DCBLtJf, Ga., Oct. 14 John Hester,
aged 14, bas been paying attention to Miss
Alice Cobb, aged li She lives near Dub
lin and is a dashing and buxom country
lassie. This courtship progressed smoothly
until Sunday, when young Hester de
manded of tb girl's mother that she con
sent to bis marriage with her daughter at
once. She stubbornly refused, and or
dered him out of tbe house. He left
A Stand and Deliver Scheme.
Monday night be made his appearance
again in a semi-intoxicated couduion, in
tending, he said, to take the girl if he bad
to whip a whole army. Mrs. Cobb was
busy preparing supper when Hester en
tered the kitchen, brandishing a huge
pisrol. Frantic with fright she endeav
ored to flee, but the way was barred by
Hester who stood at the entrance with
the pistol pointed at her breast. Seeing
that her life was in- bis bands, she con
sented to the marriage. A minister was
sent for, and in half an hour tbe young
cojple were made man and wife.
We Are "Getting There" Speedily.
Bethlehem, Pa., Oct. 14. Secretary
Tracy aud Commodore Folger, or tbe bu
reau of ordnance, made au official viit
to the ordnance department of tbe Beth
lehem Iron compauy yesterday. Tbey
witnessed the pouring of a ISO ton cast
ing, which is tbe largest ever made in this
country. Tbey also witnessed tha forging
of the first 13 inch gun made by the. Beth
lehem Iron company. Armor plates were
Snnol Does It in 8:10.
Stockton, CaL. Oct. 14 In an attempt
to equal tbe record of Maud S, Sunol yes
terday trotted a mile in 2; 10, beating her
own record half a second. Tbe race was
trotted against a strong wind in tbe last
quarter. She made the first quarter iu
0M, the half in 12,'', and tue three
quarters in VJ)6. la tbe last quarter she
was joined by a runner.
Democrats Carry Indianapolis.
ISD1ASAPOL18, Oct. 14. The city elec
tion yesterday resulted in tbe election of
tbe entire Democratic ticket by majorities
now estimated at from 1,000 to 8,000. Sul
livan, for mayor (tbe preseut incumbent),
runs L.01O ahead of tbe ticket. The cam
paign was one of the most exciting aud
bitter in the history of municipal.elsc
tions. Found Dead In Bed.
Omaha, Oct. 14. Samuel W. Menreiley,
a traveler for a Rochester, N. Y., shoe
house, was found dead at a hotel ytsterday
morning. It is supposed he turned on
the gas by mistake for electricity and for
got to tarn it off after turning pn the
electric light. ? ,'
There are some patent med
icines that are more marvel
lous than a "dozen doctors
prescriptions, but they're not
those that profess to cure
Everybody, now and then,
feels " run down," " played
out." They've the will, but
no power to generate vitality.
They're not sick enough to
call a doctor, but just too
sick to be well. That's
where the .right kind of a
patent medicine comes in,
and docs for a dollar what
the doctor wouldn't do for
less than five or ten.
We put in our claim for
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
rcmedy to purify
blood and invigorate the
liver. We claim it to be
lasting in its effects, creating
an appetite, purifying the
blood, and preventing Bilious,
Typhoid and Malarial fevers
if taken in time. The time
to take it is when you first
feel the signs of weariness and
weakness. The time to takel
it, on general principles, is
At the age of 8i tbe mental
vigor of tbe great English states
man is unimpaired. He has
been for over 60 years a promi
nent figure in Eng'ish politics.
He has seen nearly all the great
inventions that have done so
so much to revolutinize man
kind, brought forward and put
in practical opt-ration. He has
seen tbe birth of the steamship,
and tbe railroad, and the tele
graph, besides that vast army
of more modern discoveries that
have been such potent factors
in civilization. The Grand Old
Man, now in tbe evening of his
days, is as eager for reform as
he was in the first glow of man
hood. It shows ihat a man
need never grow old if he will
but keep his intellect active and
his heart alive to human sym
pathy. When he feels the
chill of age coming on, let him
guard against it. In cases of
cold or lung trouble of any sort
let him take Keid'a Geiman
Cough and Kidney Cure, and
thus preserve his health, lie
can get it of any druggist at 25
and 50 cents a bottle.
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
Why weary your throat and patience
with that wretched cough when a 25
cent bottle of Dr. Bull's Cotgh Sjrup
will cure youT
The finest and sweetest line of French
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