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Mines and Mining.
MR. TARBiT TALKS SAYS THE PRICE OF COPPER WILL SE..TLE AROUND 14. HAS SEVERAL G00D MINES Work on the Smokehouse in This C!ty Will Not Be Resumed Until the Partition Suit Is i ttled. After a month or more among the Na poleons of Wall street, Heon. Alex It. Tarbet returned to town yesterday after noon with a big fund of gossip and with not a little news that must Interest local readers, says the Malt Lake Tribune. A feature of the latter is that the repre sentatives of the grnat (). K. mines of Deaver county, with their magnificent bodies of ore running sensatllonally up In copper, while carrying gold and silver enough to pay all tolls tiPtween the camp and the copper market, have accom plished all for which they went Last, and that the moneys are now on deposit with which to not only make the inal:t payments on the territory. but with which to equip it with a smelter. "fly a reputable gentleman," said Mr. Tarbcet, "I was Informed that Messrs. A. H. Lewis and (Illt H. Peyton have succeeded In placing a block of stock among varl ous suhscribers for \\hich the company receives $1,500,000. Will Prove to Be Money Maker. "I hope they have, for the proposition has certainly shown Itself a wontderful performer, and with 'equip)ment It must ultimately becomne a Iphenocnenal money maker. That the report concerning the amount derived from the plati:ng of Its shares is authentic I, of course(, halvy, no personal knowledge, ulithugh I do know that there was a great deal of Interest manifested in the ncws concerning its shipments to the smelt, r. Again, I have no reason to doulbt tihe story told nie relative to the pclacing of $1,500,000 worth of stock." Discussing the Afterthoulght group of copper mInnes i Sih:asta cu'culnty, ('all fornia, which was purclhaatid cby tihe' Tar bet syvndicate last seans,,i, Mr. Tarlbet said the projelcted nineltecr with \hich ito treat the ores had Ioon atllllndtoned slnn, the decline in thie copper market and will not be revived until it has r'ecovered. although the mines have baeen oleneld upi with very satisfactory results, and are Do Your Teeth Pain You? Why not come in and let me examine your teeth, and tell you what they need, and what thor ough repair will cost? The most modern dental outfiit in the west. DR. E. E. GERMAN Butte N. Main Butte, lont. Fire Insurance No man In case he had a fire would say now days he was not insured. Why? Because people would say he was foolluh and did not use good business judgment. Fire Insurance Correctly written In sound companies and properly adjusted In case of fire gives gpod value for your money. Yours truly THE THOMPSON COMPANY Insurance, Loans, Real Estate 1i West Broadway. Butte, Montana Consumption How many good people tent early to their graveCs on acount of a riectal Pneumonia surgical operation? They removed the piles by the knife, Ibut that Sdidn't remiove the cause of piles or Bronchial Catarrh flstulas. The constitutional and local treatment Ordinary and complicated Coughs and Colds cured without fall by the famous clinical specific antl-toxln GOLDEN "C" CURE Germlcol. $1.00 Never fajled to cure the most des bottle. All druggists or parate cases, All druggists, $1.00. Posselnman Drug Store, 43 E. Park Intercommunicating _- Telephone and other time-saving device's for busy - people--wiring for lighting or call bells, etc.-every kind of electrical work we are ready to do promptly, in first-class style and at a reasonable price. We are headquarters for all electriacl essentials. MONTANA ELECTRIC CO. Telepohoe l5. 53 East Broadway. capable of very large tonnage at this time. Smokehouse at Butte. Of the Snmokehouse at Butte, also con trolled by his syndicate, Mr. Tarbet says no further work will be undertaken un til the suit in partition has been disposed of, and as the courts are away behind on the docket this makes resumption decidedly indefinite. Copper at 14 Cents Per Pound. Touching upon the outlook for copper, Mr. Tarbet says he has no doubt that present contentions between the various interests will be adjusted, and under some arrangement the metal given a p)o sllion around 14 cents a pound, with which the consumer himself will be sat IhMed. All movements are now tending to such an end, at all events, and It is silmply a mattcr or reaching an nagree ncccnt bcetween the producers. Until such an ugreement is reached and the future of the iinital market is established, he clook fccr lt1tle change In ti,' condition of mIinliing stoccks or securities of any class 'l'hc !investor-especially the investors of tihe mid', clti.s, from which the markets derive their most substlantial support has beien svcared out, and until conditions settle," said Mr. Trarbet, "he will re main ciout." Mr. Tnarbot returns in excellent health after ar number of profitable investments, amnd will give his attention to local inter ests. Local interests in the O. K. Mining company, to whom the news concecrning the sRllc.cc's of its representatives in the Enast was borne, said that while good news was promised with the return of Preslident Lewis this week, they did not know what sum of money had been raised. The company, under its contract with the former owners of the territory, i; rccqucrd to make another payment on SPturday next, and certainly those now on the ground are viewing t'/ obligation very cheerfully. BOUND FOR PERU. Several Butte Miners En Route to the Mines There. Thursday last a party of expert silver and c'olccer miners, a portiIon of them from this city anrd the others from Salt Lake. sailed from San Francisco on the steamer Peru for Peru, South America, to enter the employ of A. W. McCune of Salt Isake and J. I. Ilaggin, who own scmce very rich and old mines near the city of Cerro doe l'asco, founded more th11111 2(00 years ago. The !,arty conslsted of John Q. Crltch low, Matthicw McCunc and Charles Sloan of Halt Lake, and Peter Olsen, Claude ilarcnss, Frank Fiovanlt, Harry Conk, Elcgone Pence, John Trouglia, Adam ('ro.cas, Peter Orem and Gus Wilson of IiuIto. FI. W. llackford, a well-known mining man of Butte and a member of tte,Mpg. tana Society of Mining EngtitleIe, .lot the party together. lie will be ohhf' @tl. glneer, and will be associated with Jamnes MacFarlane, the company's reseint manager. With his family and ..ohn Chisholm of Denver, another mining e-. pert, Mr. Blackford will sail froth New York to meet the party at Callao. The prepartions for modernising the plant and method of work are quite et. tensive, and include the Introduction of a smelter, the building of a railroad 60 miles to connect with the road from Cal lao, which at present runs 120 miles into the interior, and the construction of Ib anch lines from the mine to timber and coal districts. The mines are located at an altitude of 14,000 feet above the sea level. The climate is described as mid and salubrious. CUTTING LITTLE FIGURE. Copper Misnert ?Tot Seriously Disturbml Ey the Fall. Reports to American Mining News from Arizona, California, Wyoming and Meg ico show that the slump In copper is not seriously affecting mining for the red metal. With one solitary exception, de velopment is belng vigorously pushed, and heavy productlon prepared for on all sldes. The exception, says that paper, is the United Verde, owned mainly by Senator W. A. Clark. "('areful observers, who are not swayed by stock jobbing devices in New York and Boston. see nothing alarming in the copper situation proper. As soon as con sumers are assured of settled conditions In the metal market, the surplus stocks will quickly disappear, and stimulating orders for monthsa ahead will pile up. Producers are not borrowing any trou blhe, at any rate. Weak-kneed eaeculat ors tremble in their shoes; but the oper ations or those timid souls, who are too often "let I dare not wait upon I would," do not disturb the equillbrum of the men whose faith in copper mining is based upon the knowledge that it is one of the safest and most staipe industries of the world." COPPER MINES UP NORTH. Report Says Senator Clark Will Build a Smelter. A dispatch from Vancouver, B. C., to the :Seattle i'ost-Intelligencer says that Robert Finllay, member of a mining company of Atlin, who has Just arrived there, brings news that a company ef Atliln mine owners with monetary assist ance from Senator Clark of Montana, will bulld a smelter this year. Work will he started as early in the spring as ant thing can be done. The site is now b! ing surveyed at the Atlln lake end of the Taku Arm-Atlin portage, which is as ce@ trally located as possible for all thM promising quartz properties in the vi cinity. Findlny says that several copper-goltl properties especially are turning out well. One of these, in which Montana peop": are Interested, contained a surf al expos. ure of copper 15 feet across, and develop ment work is now showing up very well on It. When E. JHn de la Mare, head of a well-known syndicate, left last fall for Paris, he had shut down his Boulder Creek property for the winter on account of the interference of Ice. Before leaving he told one of the miners Who had been working for hint that if he liked to devel op the property In a certain direction, hitherto unexplored, he might have all th,e gold he could get out during the win. ter months. The miner went to work, struck it rich and has now 50 men em ployed on the property. He is taking out an average of $7 to the yard of eartlh handled, and Is wishing that spring may never come. Frank Breeze of Vancouver made a strike last fall of very rich gold quartz. Recently the lead developed and a large amount of valuable ore was taken out. Twenty-seven claims have been staked on the ledge, which Is traceable for a distance of over six miles. PEACE IN PHILIPPINES. Prof. Schurman's Speech Gives Enr couragement to Wavering Insurgents. (By Associated Press.) Manila, Jan. 30.-The democratic sub stitute for the Philippine tarift bill, whicip proposes to grant independence to the islands and free trade with the United States and the retention only of naval and military stations, Is unfavorably re.r ceived here. The same is true of Professor Schur man's Boston speeech, in which he is quoted as saying that he favored and predicted the independence of the archi pelago. This speech is being widely quoted in Manila and is regarded as most un fortunate, as his expressions will have the effect of reassuring the belligerents and the wavering natives. The authorities strongly condemn Pro fessor Schurman's sentiments, which will be quickly circulated throughout the archipelago and will have the effect of delaying the pacification of the islands. It is said that his recmarks will also create general distrust and will awaken a fear that the Philippine policy of the United States is unstable and inconsist ent. VALUABLE MItLITARY FARMS. British Experiment in Ladybrand Dis trict a Great Success. (By Assoelated Press.) Ladybrand, Orange River Colony, Jan. 30.-The military farms which were es atllished In the protected centers of the Orange River Colony 12 months ago are now making a new departure. The farmsi average 25000 morgen. Th(ey were originally intended solely for grazing purposes for tired horses and plc(ed oxen and for feeding captured stock. They are now being used also as dairy farms for supplying milk and butter tb the hospitals, for growing vegetables for the troops and for the raising of forage for transport animals. To Illustrate the producrtiveness of tlh Ladybrand district, it may be stated that 180 bags of oats sown last September and just reaped yielded 90,000 bundles, each of eight pounds. This product if sold at the lowest local market prices would realize 4d per bundle. If retailed in Bloemfontein it would fetch from is 6d to 2s. The actual cost of the labor of plough ing, sowing and cutting would not ex ceed $120. f[Rll! VALLtYVS oREELY ZIPaDTZION SYUBVIVOO TELLS ITSTATLIG TALC, CLIMATE MILD AT THE POLE He Believes Andre Is eSae in a Habit able Country-3-eautiful Cities, Lux urrant Vegetation, Seen Under Brilliancy of Aurora. (By Associated Press.) Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 30.--Sergeant Frederick, attached to the weather bu reau service in this city, and one of the survivors of the Ill-fated Greely ex. edi tion, has in his possession photographs taken by his companion Rice, which have never been made public, and which he claims supports his firm belief that the immediate vicinity of the North Pole Is inhabitable, and that broad fields stretch in every direction on which feed count less herds of a strange species of cat tie. Lieutenant Lockwood, with Sergeants Frederlck and Bralnard, were detailedl to make the famous dash for the pole, known as the farthest north expeditio,. and after reaching within 394 miles of the pole were compelled to retrace their steps. Sergeant Frederick recites tht before proceeding northward rne had given little attention to the question whether or not the land between Lady Franklin Pay and Fort Conger at tile 8tat parallel had even been inhabited, but he soon became convinced that he wes in a land full of mysteries and one where semi-civilized people had once dwelt In peace and contentment. Relics of Villages. In several places he found reillcs of villages farther advanced in point of architecture than anything noticeable among the Eskimo villages, and portions of which walls were still extant. He also found pieces of housenold fur niture, some resembling the common utensils now In use among civilized peo ple, while others were crude and had evidently been made for hard usage. There were spears, fishing paraiher. nalia, hatchets, clubs, reindeer harness, etc., all of which was petrified, and this led him to believe that long ages before the restless men of the South had dis turhed the Northern tranquility wi.I his presence a mighty race peopled the Ice bound plains. He also found that the climate nas once mild, and that vegetation covered the hillsides and valleys, and that the levels then barren in eternal winter ones bloomed with vendure. The most con vincing thing, however, was acres upon acres of petrified forest. Fallen tree trunks turned to store were strewn upon every hand, and among the strange formations were delicate tracings showing that once shrubbery and ferns grew in the forest shade. Many things convinced hirn that i., people In their time were sunerlor In tellectually to the sluggish Eskimo. At no time were the evidences that 'sar or lqterfrlhal difficulties had driven the Inhabitants off, and there were no forts nor strongholds, everything point ing to the fact that the people had left their homes with due preparation, but perhaps in haste. Through a Telescope. Sergeant Frederick says that his party reached 83 degrees 24 minutes, the far thest point they could go, owing to fall utre of supplies, and their final observa tions were then taken. With a telescope they had a range of 75 miles, placing their vision with 319 miles of the pole, and the temperature showed that it was several degrees warmer at the eighty third parallel than at the eighty-first, I demonstrating beyond a doubt that the nearer the approach to the pole the warmer it grew. Through the glass Frederick said that vegetation could be seen in the valleys and on the hillsides, and that pines, dwarf oaks and grasses covered the earth. Game was plentiful, for the party saw Arctic rabbits, foxes, musk ox, rein deer, cducks, geese and sea fowls. These animals were migrating northward. Fresh water trout were caught in a little stream that emptied from a miniature lake, and the night before retracing their steps the aurora appeared In the northern sky and glowed with a brightness that was dazzling. That night Brainard suddenly called out, directing attention to the auirora, and in the background were outlined a igreat city, with buildings of varied sizes, and arlout this city under the brilliant nurora was observed verdure. Not a Mirage. Frederi.ck is convinced that it was no mirage, tut instead the reflection of a city alive with human beings. Sergeant Frederick also says that dur rig their trip northward himself nori com panions never lost their mental Ialance, but at all times were strong and healthy, i iand not easily the vlctims of hallucina His comanlons sawv the same thing ithat he did, and it was after their re turn to tihe rendezvous that the terrible times came whirh carried off several of their number and brought Schley to them barely in time to ease life. DISCOVERY A POOR SHIP. British Expedition to the Antarctic on a Severe Roller. (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 30.-The Daily Craphic prints a letter from an officer of the steamer Discovery, now bound from New Zealand to the Antarctic on an explor ing expedition, confirming the statement cabled here that the vessel rolls severely. One day she recorded 43 degrees in roll ing and everything movabl aboard of her was shifted. She constantly rolls between 30 and 35 degrees, making sleep impossible and work nearly so. Everybody on her was feeling the bad effects of this. .he also ships seas continually, wetting everything above and beliw. Cape Colonists Say No Amnesty. Cape Town, Jan. 30.-Sir Gordon Sprigg, the prime minister, presided at a meeting of the vigilance committee to day, A resolution was adopted strongly disapproving any suggestion of amnesty to the rebels after they surrender, which must be unconditionally. ilVIIM SMAl AS 3EPOSIXTION ANAGES MAKING ELABORATE PUIPAEILTIONIS. INDUSTRIES OF MANY KINDS States of the Mississippi Valley, the East and South, Will Show Manu factures and Products of the Warm at the Louisiana Exposition. (By Associated Press.) St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 80--Instead of mak ing an elaborate display of livestock, agricultural, horticultural and dairy pro ducts at the coming world's fair in this city, it is probable that several of the Eastern states will give prominence to their manufacturing industries. All the Eastern states depend largely upon the West and South for their mar kets, either directly or through jobbing houses, and it Is considered to be in the line of good business policy to exploit that which will bring the greatest benefit to the state. To what extent the state may properly exend its aid to private Individuals or concerns engaged In manufacture Is a question that will be much discussed. It is possible that a solution may be found in providing the installation for exhibits of manuflactured products and possibly in bearing the expense of transportation. This plan would leave to the manufac turer the expense of providing and main talning the exhibit. No charge will be made for exhibit space. The cost of installation Is the greatest hindrance to a general repre sentation of manufactured products at an exposition ,and it is clearly to the ad vantage of any city or town to have Its industries well represented at an exposi tion of such magnitude and Importance as the world's fair at St. Louls. Produce Articles of Sale. The manufacturing industries of east ern towns are depended upon to employ the available labor of each town and to produce articles of usefulness to be sold in distant markets. Money is thus brought back to the community to offset the constant outlay for goods not produced in that particular community. The community is thereby maintained in a healthy condition so far as its commercial life is concerned, and the farmers find each prosperous manu facturing center a profitable market in which to dispose of their products. It Is therefore highly important in any manufacturing community or common wealth that the various industries be maintained in the highest degree of pros perity, for all citizens then receive their extend its aid to private individuals or due share of benefits. It is upon this thory that those Inter ested in the representation of various Eastern states are proceeding, and It will be due to this departure fiom precedent that there will be an extraordinary dis play of manufactures from the East. The statse of the Mississippi vallev will show 'both manufactures and products of the farm and mine, while the states of the out'h and East will display exten sively their livestock, agricultural, forest and mineral products. BEQUEST FOR ART STUDENTS. Interest on $500,000 Legacy to Pay for Education in Europe. (By Associated Press.) Philadelphia, Jan. 30.-The will of Mrs. Priscilla H. Cresson, probated today, creates a trust fund of $500,000, the In terest upon which is to be paid to the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, to be used for the expenses of the students of greatest proficiency, who shall pur sue their studies in Europe. The bequest incudes a legacy left for the same pur pose by her husband, Emlen Cresson, who died in 1889, which becomes operat ive through the death of his widow. The interest will amount to about $20, 000 a year. Estimating a year's expenses for eaoh student at $2000, the academy will be enabled to send 10 students abroad each year. Tongue Paralyzed. (By Associated Press.) Hartford City, Ind., Jan. 30.-When J. S. Sturgeon arose to testify at % relig ious meeting yesterday at Sweetser his tongue became paralyzed and he has been unable to speak since. Victor Hugo Centenary. London, Jan. 30.-The French govern ment, says the Paris correspondent of The Times, will propse a credit of 80, 000f. for the celebration of the century of Victor HIugo's birth on February 26. Our Great Annual Discourt Sale of Men's Fine Clothing, Overcoats, Ulsters And Fur Coats, is now on, and will be continued until all are sold, 25 Per Cent Off---Suits and Overcoats that were $20.00 are now $15 .00. Suits and Overcoats that were $15.00 are now $11.25, and so on up and down the line. Come soon--you all know the high standard of our clothing. M.J. Connell Company HAWAIl'S - £11I!NS *AXM PAMEU3 aLusOxAzas, mr otAeo. ' MAY ACCEPT GOVERNORSHIP His Iod-in-law, Prince David Kawan anakoa Certain That Mr. Parker Will Finally Aoept Place Occupied by Dole. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 80.-:'I have nothing to say about the governorship of Hawaii, said Samuel Parker, the Hawaiian mil lionaire and ex-premier, after his ar rival at Chicago last night from Wash Ington. Mr. Parker and his party, which In cludes his wife and son-in-law. Prince David Kawananakoa, and the Princes Kawananakoa, are on their, way home. "I have been a life-long trienr o'f 'r. Dole," Mr. Parker said, "I im him highly. All I wlll say i thi ,c is gn. ernor at the present time. "I did have two or three :oz.fc on. ci, with the president while I a '4 iI Wash ington, but then I am a me ber of the national commissilon so we uay have talked about committee matt ea. "I was asked while I was I. Warhing. ton to look after the inter tis , ' the sugar planters in Hawaii, bhi I had to decline for want of time. "The Islands have only one I ,' ri, ,ta. tive there, while the sugar in, ,r.'.s f the states have a lobby of nea,. ,. Will Accept Governorsh "Despite his father-in-law' 'nrla!, Prince David, who was the delegate who cast the deciding vote that swung the Kansas City democratic con vention to the silver plank, said that he believed Mr. Parker would be prevailed upon to accept the governorship and said despite contrary dispatches from Washington, that Mr. Parker has been offered the position. "I believe eventually, t',t my father in-law will accept the office of governor of the Hawaiian islands," said Prince David. The office was offered him several times by President 1V'Khiley, but this Is the first time that President Roosevelt has asked him to accept it. He does not desire the position for the honor which attaches to it, but I believe that he will be urged so stroggly to accept by his friends that he will take the office as a duty. WAS STRUNG UP. By the Block and Tackle Because He Wouldn't Work. (By Associated Prc3s.) Muncie, Ind., Jan. 30.-Ed ward Wal dren, claiming Cincinnati as his home, is preparing to bring suit for damages against this county. He has been de tained in the Delaware County jail for almost a month, having been fined fop jrofanity. After being senlotcal to the workhouse Walden is said to have re fused to work. Walden tells a sensational story o} cruel treatment to force him to work. He claims that he was the victim of tor ture by means of the celebrated block and tackle. He claims that when he refused to work Superintendent Franklin, assisted by workhouse attaches, handcuffel him and strung him up by the wrists in the workhouse, leaving him for hours at a time. The block and tackle consists of a chain with the handcuffs on one end. These are placed about the prisoner's wrists and the other end hauled over a beam and the prisoner is hauled up. Walden claims that he stood for three hours at one time with his feet scarcely touching the floor and arms in midair. Superintendent Franklin does not deny Waldren's story. FRAUD IS ALLEGED. Direotor Brings Proceedings Against the Asphalt Combination. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 30.-Henry C, Spinks of Newport, Ky., yesterday filed in the United States circuit court a billt charging the officers of the Asphalt com pany of America and the National As phalt company with fraud and collusion in having those companies declared In solvent and placed In receiver's hands. Mr. Spinks is the owner of '$126,000 worth of the securities of the Asphalt Company of America. His bill is techni. cally a bill of intervention. He avers that the companies are per fectly solvent and that no receivers should have been appointed.