MINS STORAS OUR
A '"a A MIýS AD Iýlnin PROSECT
WOMAN STRIKES IT
POLZS=D THE NAD 01 A DRILL
STUCK RIGHT TO HER WORK
Bar Husband Hustled the Food--Ore
Assays 8,000 Ounces of Silver
and Some Gold Per
For years Mrs. John Kay has been de
veloping the King mine near Mineral
Park, says Our Mineral Wealth of Kings
man, Ariz. The tenderfoot may think we
mean that she hired the work done, but
not so. Mrs. Kay entered the mine her
self and hit the head of a drill with the
energy of hope. She cut the fuse, hit
the cap, tamped the powder and return
ed into the smoke to see the result of the
shot just like an old miner, which she
is. "Hope deferred maketh the heart
sick," but nothing could shake her faitn
that riches were In that mine, maybe
in one more shot. While Jack rustled on
the outside for grub to feed the hurr'o
and for powder Mrs. Kay was putting
in hard licks in search of the pay streak.
Vein of Rich Ore.
Monday she went back after a round
of holes prepared to go through the old
routine of shoveling out the rock. "Eu
reka." The shots had uncovered the
largest and richest body of ore ever open
ed in the Park district. Iig chunks of
ore plastered with horn sliver lay oin
heaps where the powd'er had thrown
them. Assays show the ore to be worth
8,000 ounces silver per ton and some golil.
Great excitement prevails at the l'ark,
and old-timers are predicting a return
of the prosperity of other days for thei
Park when the county seat was there and
champagne flowed like water. Verily,
perseverance has its reward.
THE WINSCOTT MILL.
Work on the Site Is in Progress- Ma
chinery Will Arrive Soon.
Colin McIntosh, manager of the Virn
scott mine, and under whose direction
the new 60-stamp mill will be erected, is
in the city today, says the Helena lHer
aid. Manager Mclnto.;h stated that work
was progressing slowly at the siti' of the
new mill. As the giound is frozen, the
work of excavating on the rite cannllot
be pushed rapidly. Only a small force Is
employed, but as soon as the excavating
is completed, the work will be pushed
upon the building itself. About 24 shots
a day are fired to loosen the ground aid
permit it to be removed.
The machinery f,or the mill is hilnig
manufactured at Millwaukee, where Man
ager Mclntoch designed most of It. Irl a
few weeks the first of the' machinery will
begin to arrive. There will be more than
500,000 pounds of the machinery in the
aggregate, all of whlih will be shipped
over the Northern Pacific.
COAL NEiAR RED LODGE.
Development Work Will Soon Be Com
William N. Page of Austed. \W. VV.,
and F. W. C. Whyte of Anaconda, coal
experts for the Amalgamated ('opper
company, arrived in the city this nooi,
accompanied by P. M. (hallaher of 13il
lings, and went ov\er to Bear cre(ekc to
look at the company's coal properties
above the Bear creek mines, says the
Red Lodge Picket. It is rumored that
the company will shortly begin the work
of developing the property by sinking a
shaft, the supposition being that the
Carbonado plant will bIe moved to the
new camp. Surveyors are expected any
day to arrive at Bridger to run a line for
an extension of the lividger branch of
the Northern Pacific to Iear ureek.
Had Gone By.
He-Don't you think Miss liinne(t Is
She-W-ell, to tell the truth, I thinik
she Is past.
13-room brick, 415 E. Granite..$55.00 5-room modern, 869 S. Main.... 27.50
5-room frame, 540 W. Broad- 4-room brick, 121 S. Grant..... 20.50
way ........................... 26.50 4-room frame 727 E. Summit... 16.50
6-room modern brick, N. Ex- 3-room brick, 702 E. Mercury.. 16.50
celslor ........................ 35.00 3-room frame, 617 Diamond.... 15.00
5-room modern, Dakota street. 35.00 3-room modern, 236 H. Idaho ... 2%0
5-room modern, 322 N. Ala- 3-room frame, 19/ E. Platinum 15.00
bama ......................... 35.00 3-room brick, 744 S. Main ..... 16.50
THE THOMPSON COMPANY
Real Estate. Fire Insurance.
Money to Loan at Lowest Rates of nlaterest 15 W. Broadway.
· (C~,Y~ C~~·L %4 j44%~CII4~
SDo Not ELECRAL suPPIE
Putting in that burglar alarm- tomor
row may be too late. To get the benefit
of the electric alarm you need to put it
i' )efore the burglar comes. It it keeps
r him away, that's your gain. If he comes
after we put in the alarm, he can't do
S any mischief. We put in burglar alarms
k r at a very email cost.
MONTANA ELECTRIC CO.
TlepgoA 15, 53 East Broadway. AC
AS TO QUICKISII.V
CINNAiAR ORE FOUND IN ONLY
COAST MINES IMPROVING
They Promised to Prove More Valuable
Than Those of Spain, Which
Have Been Worked 2,300
"Mining for mercury, or rather for c:n
nabar ore, from which mercury in ex
tracted, Is It most interesting process1,"
remarked Thomas J. Young of Louisville,
Ky., last evening. "There ire only three
sections In the world In which mercury
has been found thus far-8ilain, Austria
and in the state of California. T''hose
yield the world's supply. The Almedan
mines of Spaln are the oldest minec
known, having Ibeen successfully worked
400 years bIefore Chrilt. They are ex
tremely vailuable, and, denpl e the long
years of operalloll. are still yield|.ng vast.
qIItIHItIes of tlre. In fact these lumrnt
Almiet1tn mines form the basis of Hplitn's
credit, )heing ownedl by the govelrnnl'llt,
Iln it wats by gilving IL mortgage ort themln
to tihe itothwihllts Ithat funds were real
Ized to carry onl tihe' latet war.
California Mines Are Good.
"The California mines u're only begin
ning to yielt the vast product stored up
within th.'tn. They have received the
ilname New Aledun, alind piromise to
pro've equally, if not more, valulable thtn
thie Spanish minlles, An Idea of their Im
mense value llly ibe gained from the fact
that thhey are yilhldiK Ia dividend of I 'per
cent It nilltnh to thei'r owners, landl prom
Ise IlLlilh lbettr prolilts. They are locatited
ablout 115 miltns northeaest of Han Fran
clIsco In the Colilt IRange mountains.
"Mericury, or cinnlllItr ore -whhih has
also II vein lof ulp)hur ;n It-1s mined vir
tually Ilke coal. ShIafts are stink, fromi
which levels tIl'(e run off. The ore is
found il what are Ierlled llsiur'e veins,
which run down fllr lto the blowel's of
ithe earth. The oli Itstilf i. light int color,
llodlerttely haltd, lull] mlaly Ibe Ipa'cked out
Ill small chunks. It is fouwl in 'kidneys,'
or pockets, somettmes In large quanltl
How the Meotl Is Extracted.
"A c:urIlous and slmpe process. andt one
to mily mnlld quitell Ingenll'lu, i employed
to extraclt the me'rcury from the cruide
oIle. The c(hunks of ore are pla ed in1
Illrge furnacI'es, heated to 680 degr'.ees
Fahllrenheit. This (usellsP. the' mercury to
I)Ipass out of the lre in ItI flIrm of ga;.
'IThe gas riseso t tile top of the fulrnale,
where It volutilizes and1 'coo, lls and Inar.ge.
drolps of mnlercury runll do\wn the \walls.
tmucth an Nteatill (t)10 ' when congealed. The
drlop lite c'aught at the iot tom of the
wails. No fu'rtih: r .l'ro'ceses are tie ei
'l'ih, wiork of g'ett:ilg the ore out of
the mines and volatilizing it coats shout
$2.66 a tol. It Hsells aLt the prtesent sttll1d
Ird rate of $52.511 pelr ihlsh of 76% 110 tl)U1dS
--that IN, a little over 70 1c,0nts Ii polund.
"Merc'ury iN tlll I)llu rinl('illy flor the
utnillglllatlR titl of gold 1iand1 sliver :tnd In
ilndispel'nsable in lilt' Illn lIg of t hose
llttials. lFor that ltI(Hreason mercury Inli
ing is not afflected by hard. thners, for
vwhent times getl hard digging for gold is
carriled on Inore cxtellnsiv ely thall ever,
and te delalllllld for mrlllulry inc(re.ases.
1Mercury is also utal 'for tIlalking ('.:I1ese
vemnllllion, which is th, basis of all panrts.
It is also usled itn tihe lprearaltillon of many
nlmodldl' nles and fo'r all fixed ammunitionl
and explosives. 'T'hien, of course, you
know 't I utled folr Ib.lAkillg lmirrorsi ilild
The Devout Little Flirt.
"What are you going to giv utp in
Lent?" asked the assilanut rector.
She p.ltndi-red tI e ma ter deeplly for a
moment. I V t
"I'II give up one of my engagement
rings," she said at last. "I don't think
it's very nice for a girl to be engaged
to two men in Lent, do you?"
Jones' dairy farni. Pure pork sausage
FROM TNH NORTH
NORTHERI PACIFICO AYS IDT 1
THE WAY TO THUNDER.
TRAIL LEADS FROM STITES
Good Prospecting Ground En Route
The Oregon Short Line Says Ditto
for Its Side of the
compecltlon for patronage on Thunder
Mountain travel has broken out be
tween the Oregon Short lfne and North
ern Paclfic roads. Each company is Is
suing maps and clr'culars showing the
advantages its respective route or routes
have over the other company's route.
One takes passengelrs into the coun
try via the South and the other via the
North and anyone (lesiring to go to
Thunder Mountain can take his choice
of passes, imountains, creeks or any
other way and find thern all hard
'The tOregon Short line says It has the
,only route and the Northern t'aciile
rays the other fellow's road is rocky,
while its own trail is strewn with bunch
grass and roses. It further says:
The real Thunder Mountain is sit
uated, more particularly, Just west of
the middle fork of the Salmon river and
not far from its Junction with the Hal
mon. It is !Ittle southeast from War
rens, not far south from Vinegar I111
of the malls, and its distance from
Warrens is about 65 miles, by trail at
present. Some statements give the dis
tance from Warrens as much less than
this, but recent and apparently trust
worthy surveys make the correct dis
tance 65 miles. The mountain lies about
15 miles south from Big ('reek and 20
miles west from the middle fork of
the Salmon river. The drainage of the
dlstrict runs principally to the north,
Monumental creek, which flows north
Into Big ('reek, and Marble creek, which
Ilows directly west into the middle fork
of the Salmon,' being the principal
streams heading about the mountain.
To the north of the main Salmon are
the mining camps of Elk City, Dixie,
Florence and huffalo Hump. -South of
the Sahnlmon are several mining distridts,
the best known of which is Warrens.
Have Produced Millions.
These old camps have In their tway
produced many millions of dollars, and
are still producing. That the moun
tainous part of Idaho is a rich mineral
region is well known. It is, however,
a very rough, inaccessible country and
road and trail building is hari and ex
pensive work. The trouble with Idaho
minitng has been the lack of transporta
tion facilities, both wagon and rali,;ild.
and the tremendous expens.e lnvolvt
in providing theem.
Along with the development of the ag
rihultural interests has gone that of
the inning interests. Recognizing the
inmportance of a main artery of travel
and c('ommlunlu'ation from Spokane and
Lewistown southward Into the Idaho
Inountains, the state, at heavy expense,
ctonstruc(ted a statie road through
h'rangeville and Florence to Warrens,
building a 'bridge across the Salmon
river. Another good road runs from
(irattgeville through Newsome and Elk
c'ity to Dixie. Tlhe Northern Pacific
('learwater Short Line. extending south
from Spokane to Lewiston, through the
fertile Palouse country, winds up the
tnaln clearwater river 74 miles to Stites.
about 16 miles front Grangeville and 36
milet's from Newsomle. Another route
leads from Grangeville through White
bird, Freedom, Goff, up the. Salmon to
the state bridge and via Resort or
llurgd).rfs to Warrens,
It Is Mountainous.
All travel to the mining distrlcts of
Idahlo is necessarily mnountain travel,
Ibut the roads are, as far its constructed,
good and of tas light grades as possible.
A good part of the travel to the minlng
('alnlps Itust, of course, be by trail from
the lnearer' towns and settlemnents, until
the growth of the country justlfles addi
tltnal roads and railways. As the ele
vation of tilhe mountain country ranges
front 6,000 to 9,000 feet above the sea,
and the snowfall in the mountains is
heavy, the winter season there is one of
little work and practically no travel,
locomotion being possible on snowshoes
It is on the remote northern slopes of
Sawtooth range that Thunder Mountain
is situated, and while there are one or
two routes from the south to the dis
trict, the crossing of this range seems
to present a practically insuperable ob
stacle in fall, winter and spring.
The northern line of aplproach, which
will vary somnewhat among the three
routes heretofore nanted-atctording to
the season and one's lpreferences-.seems
to Ihe in all ways the preferable one.
'here is practlcally no dllfference in
mileage, and the routes from the north
are open six weeks earlier In spring and
six weeks later in fall than any from
the south, and ('ross fewer divides. Ti~
extreme altitude reached on the north
ern route is at least 2,000 feet less than
Iby the southern. An important point, in
this 'espect, Is the opportunity afforded,
at the north, of procuting supplies all
along the route and the superior facill
ties for pasturage of riding and pack
altimals. There is a great difference in
wild grasses, and those north of tihe
Sawtooth range are of the bunch grass
sort, not pine grass, the latter being of
no value whatever.
Another advantage of the northern.
route or routes is found In the fact @bat
there is good pIrospecting and mhiing
ground all the way fromn Stltes to Thun
Opportunities for Mining.
Within 40 miles of Btites there are lne'
opportunities for mining, and the entire
region will repay exploratlon. The Bui
falo Hump section is In the midst of a
mineralized zone that Is destined to be
come an Important mining center, and
undoubtedly many of those starting for
Thunder Mountain will stop by the way.
Of the three routes from Stites to
Thunder Mountain the one via Grange
vllle, Whlteblrd, Goff, State Bridge and
Warren is the longest, being about 198
miles. It, however, avoids more snow in
XRWrUIN AMD, TLLrAN M AT
man tx war as w sy w nmaw.
WILL BE LEFT TO THE SEItATE
Snator Turner Was Right and Pred
dent Pro-Term nrye Makes Apology
and E.planation - Attend
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 28.-Under special
order, the senate convened yesterday at
11:45,. In order that it might attend in
a body the services in memory of the
late President William McKinley, held
in the hall of the house of representa
tives at 12 o'clock.
As soon as the body had been called
to order Mr. Frye, the president pro
tem, said that by his direction on last
Monday the clerk had not called the
names of the two senators from South
('arolina, they being in contempt of the
On Tuesday, he said, he had directed
the clerk to restore the names to the
roll In the event of a rolicall.
He had done this, not because he
doubted the propriety of his action on
Monday, but because a very grave ques
tion was involved, which he desired to
submit to the renate itself.
Mr. Frye said that the senator from
Washington (Mr. Turner) had taken an
appeal from the decision of the chair
on Monday, but amid the cloud of
points of order and objections, he (Frye)
had overlooked and forgotten the ap
peal and had proceeded with other busi
For his forgetfulness he begged the
pardon of the senator from Washington.
Had he done such a thing wilfully, he
said, he could never have forgiven him
Tillman Asked to Be Heard.
Mr. Frye said he had received a letter
from the senior senator from South
Carolina, Mr. Tillman, requesting that
he be heard on a question of highest
The chair could not entertain such a
request under the circumstances without
the unanimous consent of the senate,
but at the proper time-perhaps tomor
row-such request might be entertained.
Mr. Turner called attention to the
fact that he had asked that the pro
test of the senior member from South
Carolina be spread upon the minutes.
He had desired, he said, to insist upon
this request Monday, but had been cut
off by points of order and by a mo
tion that the senate go into executive
session. Since that time two adjourn
ments of the senate had Interfered with
the performance of his duty.
Mr. Turner maintained that the filing
officilally of his. protest was in accord
ance with the custom of the British
parliament and with the best parlia
mentary practice of this country upon
any question involving a constitutional
Spread Upon the Minutes.
"T're senator is right," said the chair
man," and the protest will be spread
upon the minutes without objection."
It was so ordered.
Mr. Burrows of Michigan, chairman
of the committee on privileges and elec
tions, said that at the proper time an
opportunity might be afforded the senior
senator from South Carolina to make
his statement on privilege, but just now
he felt constrained to object.
Mr. Hoar suggested that the protest
spread upon the minutes be referred to
the committee on privileges and elec
"I have no objections," said Mr. Tur
Mr. Bacon of Georgia said it occurred
to him that the protest was a matter
for further action by the senate. It cer
tainly was a question of too great im
portance to dispose of hastily.
Mr. 'Hoar contended that the protest
the winter, and seems to be favorably
looked upon by prospectors.
The state road via Grangevilll, Flor
ence and Warrens is about 168 miles
long, leads directly south to Warrens,
and it is said that there are way sta
tions about every 15 miles. Some es
timates give the distance as much less
The route from Stites through New
some and Elk City to Dixie and Thunder
Mountain is variously estimated from
138 to 164 miles long. The road proper
ends at Dixie, but the trail from there
via Campbell's rtach and Chamberlain
basin is said to be good and to be used
all the year. The trail between Dixie
and Thunder Mountain is being thor
oughly re-worked, and mail is being car
ried over that route. We give the in
formation that seems reliable as to each
route, and those going into the country
can use their own judgment at Stites as
to which route ,to select.
Thunder Mountain camp has been
known since 1897, when the Caswell
brothers located the Golden Reef claim
as a placer. The Caswells sold to Colo
nel Dewey, who opened up a mine that
developed wonderfully. A 10-stamp mill
was taken In by pack train, and report
states that the ore has proved phenom
enally rich. Already a territory three
miles and .two miles wide has been
The formation seems to 'be principally
a diorite with some phonolite, and the
moineral-bearing deposits a ground-up
quartz, recemented by heat and then
thrown out by volcanic action in the
form of dykes. The region has been
compared geologically with the Cripple
Creek district in Colorado, the rock here,
however, being soft and easily worked.
There is a free gold belt and the copper
indications are fine. The general eleva
tion of the district is about 7,500 feet
above sea level.
In anticipation of heavy travel to ceri
tral Idaho, Buffalo Hump, Thunder
Mountain, etc., arrangements will no
doubt be made at Stite8 and all points
south to care for it. Transportation lines
will be ready by the time the roads and
trails are in condition, and the latter will
be put in condition at the earliest pos
sible date. Mt. Idaho, 30 miles fromh
Stites, is the county seat of Idaho coun
ty, in which Thunder Mountain is siti
ated. Spokane and Lewlston are the
principal outfitting points for the region,
but the towns en route will be prepar'd
to supply such articles as may 'be re
quired by prospectors and miners going
Into the country.
M~iIr Bental Methods
Are such that if there be a root left the tooth
can be'saved. My business is to save teeth. I
rarely pull teeth. Where a tooth is missing, I re
place it with one that you can't tell by looks from
the natural teeth. Modern facilities makes den
tistry cheaper than ever. Let me give you an es
DR. E. G. OERMAN ,, N.e Mn",
You are safe if there is one drop ORIENTAL PaRf-UtIHRY
of this Anti-Toxin rolling through Our Perfumery Department ih
complete and up to date. All the
your system, latest Perfumery can be found in
Giolden C Cure
Sold Violet's, Roger Ok Gallet's, Dlet.
trez's, Le Orld's, Plver's,
ermkol., AGLAIA is the latest. The Csarlna
prefers it to any other. Of course
The Specific for the cure of Con- It may be a matter of taste, but it
.sumption, Pneumonia, La Grippe is favored by all who have tried it.
and the like Germ Diseases. $1.00 $56.00 a bottle. We received this
a bottle. last shipment direct from Paris.
Fosselnlan Drug Store, -43 E3. Park
was in the nature of a petition and ought
therefore to be referred to a committee.
Such action was entirely respectful. He
did not insist upon his suggestion, how
The senate then, at 12:07 p. m., ad
Journed unti Itomorrow.
CANADA A BLAUGHTER HOUSE.
Government Will Make New Tariff
Against United States.
(By Associated Press.)
Montreal, Feb. 28.-Mr. Arch Camp
bell, M. P. for West York, a prominent
supporter of the government was the
principal speaker at the annual banquet
of the Montreal Manufacturers' asso
ciation and created a sensation by de
claring he had come to the conclusion
that the time had arrived when the gov
ernment should give the Canadian man
ufacturer increased protection against
the United States manufacturer who,
under the present tariff, was making
Canada a slaughter house for her own
He believed that the government, al
though he was not authorized to say so,
would at the present session of parlia
ment, introduce a tariff bill which would
surely prevent this and be of the great
est benefit to Canada.
A Small Assembly.
Vi'ltor-I understand, major, that
there were very few at the meeting.
Major Bluegrass (of Kentucky)-Yes,
suh; hurd,!y enough to get up a feud,
of Men's Spring Wear
Tomorrow we introduce the new spring fashions for
men to the people of Butte.
Our Clothing needs no encomiums so far
as quality, make and style is
considered. We only sell clothing made for us by two
houses that stand at the top.-.Stein, Bloch Co., and Hart,
Schaffner and Marx. Neither of these firms would per.
mit an inferior quality nor imperfet fit to leave their
Derby Hats.. The new spring styles will be shown
Neckwear All the novelties that are made by the
introducers of fashion in the East, will
be on exhibition today.
In Order to introduce our spring clothing to the
men of Butte, we will sell tomorrow, Sat
For $12.50 Blue and black all wool serge suits,
check, plaid and stripe suits---all at
$12.50. Whether low price or expensive, our suits fit,
and a good fit is essential to get proper results, wear and
New Butterfly Shield Bows 35c
Spring for Boys Also
.We have received 250 Boys' Spring Suits, 4 to i6
years--.prices range from $2.50 to $io.oo.
, pecial Boys' all wool eassimere knee pants, cheviots
_ _ and worsteds, also fine Corduroys---made it
the besit manner, double seams and patent waist band,
only 98c a pair.
N, J. CONNtILL CII0
ON TOUtt OF INSPECTION.
Mr. Harriman Takes His Family Along
on Hi Western Trip.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb. 28.-E, H. Harriman
of the Union Pacific railroad and presi
dent of the Southern Pacific company,
has started in a special train over the
Southern Pacific railrohd and Mexican
Central, which he will thoroughly in
With him are Mrs. Harriman and five
children, and a retinue of five servants.
At New Orleans the train will be
run over the Southern Pacific to IS
Paso, its southern terminus and the
northern terminus of the Mexican Cen
En route Mr. Harriman will pick up
several friends, who will make the trip
through Mexico with him. Some of these
are interested in the Mexican Central
The trip, it is 'stated, will consume
about three months.
Ex-Secretary Gage Accepts.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Feb. 28.-Ex-Secretary of
the Treasury Lyman J. Gage has gone
to Palm Beach and other points in
Florida. Before leaving he wrote to the
United States Trust company, accept
ing the formal tender of the presidency
of that company, recently made by the
trustees. He will probably assume the
duties of his position in April.
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