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STILL FORGING AHEAD.
Despite the Shut-Down the Cmeur d'Alene Country is Growing and Prospering. The Contest Between the Bunker Hill and Sullivan and the Mammoth Settled. The First Named Becomes the Owner of Latter-The Sweeney Tunnel on the Last Chance. WiAnDNxn, Idaho, April 10.-I Special.] ltotwithetanding the distressing times on account of the general shut-down of the producing mines, people are in a genial mood. The mine owners doolare that they will not resume work for several months. but all indications point to extensive oper ations before long. At no time in the his tory of the Croet d'Aleno has the future looked brighter. In every direction active preparations are going on for extensive mining. Mills are being enlarged and put in repair, and important developments and improvements being made at all the prin cipal mines. In some instances important' deals are pending for the purchase of large interests to facilitate mining on a more ex tensive plan. The latest event of this kind, and one that has more signifieanoe to the prosperity of this section than any thing that has happened for a long time, is the recent settlement of all controversy be tween the Bunker Hill and Sullivan com pany and the owners of the Mammoth mine. By the terms of agreement the entire property passes into the control of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan company and removes the one great obstacle to uure stricted operation of this great property. Up to the present time this company has done but little real mining, their affairs having been hampered with a series of law suits. For only three months during the last three years have the mines produced ore. This company has been exceedingly unfortunate; it has had one setback after another ever since it began operations, and the present termination of its controversy with the Mammoth illustrates the folly of mining litigation. At the time they began operations the Mammoth was a rather in significant and obscure prospect, adjoining the Sullivan mine, which was offered to them for a small consideration, but which has since been the means of embroiling the company into expensive litigation and the business interests and polities of the coun try into serious complications. There is probably wrapped up in the his tory of this case more petty jealousies and personal ambitions and more of the politics of Idaho than anything else in the state. When litigation began W. H. Claggett be came counsel for the Bunker Hill & Sulli vra oompany. At this time W. B. Heyburn was chairman of the republican state cen tral committee, a great lawyer, and one of the principal owners of the Mammoth mine. About this time Idaho became a state, and Mr. Claggett became ambitious to be its United States senator. Mr. Hey burn was the popular man, but Mr. Clag gett's connection with this great mining cor poration, together with Mr. Heyburn's oppo sitions to it, give him great prestige over Mtr.'Heyburn. The struggle that ensued was a fierce one, and at times it was diffi cult to tell what were the interests at stake. Among ether things that Mr. Heyburn did was to secure a restricting order from the court enjoining the Bunker Hill & Sullivan company from taking ore out of the Mammoth, which virtually stopped all mining operations, and as a consequence prejudice became rampant against the Mammoth people. The case came to trial here in the district court in the midst of a heated political campaign. During the trial of the case the judge was nominated for congress, and Mr. Claggett, the compa ny's attorney, recommended for senator from North Idaho. A decision was ren dered against the Mammoth company. Mr. Heyburn took his case to the supreme court and won it, mostly on exceptions to the ruling of the lower court. The recent settlement is the sequel to it all. The loss to the company bas been enor Ious. It is said that more than $100,000 was spent in litigation, besides the loss of nearly three years' time. The company could have bought the property when the suit was begun for $40,000, and it is under stood that the recent settlement was on a basis of $300,000. The particnlars of the deal have not been made public, but your correspondent has sufficient information to say that there will be some new features in the company's affairs, probably a now man ager. There will also be some new stock holders and Mr. Heyburn will be the com pany's legal adviser. It will probably be some time before the mine will resume operations on account of a lack of ado quate means of transporting the ore from the mine to the mill. A bucket tram way was built, but it is so break able that it will have to be abandoned. During the three months it was used it caused a great deal of trouble and did con siderable damage. At present some im provements uae being made for temporary use, but a railroad will have to be built. The mill, too, is not equal to the capacity of the mine, and plans ase made for en larging it. Every indication points to un interrupted operations on an extensive I scale. Miners who are acquainted with these mines say that they are capable of becommi the largest producers and divi dend payers in the states and that their development and facilities for operating them are entirely inadequate to their yield ing capabilities. T'h recent settlement is regarded with a great deal of satisfaction by people here; it does much to insure less interrupted operiations and a colansequent prosperity to business generally. It has also dose much to remove the piejudce against the owners of the Al,mruoth. in many other directiions ilmportant im provements are going on. The fact thut shipments of ore have been stopped does not interfere with development work. 'The principal work of thllis kind is the Sweeney tunnel on the last Chance mine. It is the greatest undertaking in the way of devel opment work that has yet been attempted in the Cuour d'Alenes. The mine is aitu ated on the same mountain as the Iunker Itill, but a short distaneo awey, and con siderably higher. Heretofore the property has been worked in a compn;ratively small way by short tunnels and shafts, but the situation was not favorable for that plan of minining, and the Imanager, Mr. Sweaney, lmore than a year ago started a rmamurmth tunnel to tap the vein 800 feet below the present level. Its entire length will be when complete about 3.t00 feet. It it eight feet high and twelve feet wide, and is now in 2,000 feet and going ahead at the rate of 200 feet per rubnth. Machine drills are used and men work eight hour shifts. The result is watched for with a great deal of intereat, as it will in a great measure detarmine the rrodue tiveness of the bill and is of much aigniti eance to other properties. The importance of the work can be better unlerstoou when it is known that during the recent trial in court in which this mine was involved, the testimony brought out the fact that $6;00, 000 worth of ore had been taken from the works alone, which amounted to but little more than a 100 foot shaft with sonme drifts. It may be said that mining in the Cour d'Alenes has auat bea.n. Managers of properties are beginning to realize the magnitude of the possible productivenees of these wonderful silver-lead bearing veins. Heretofore nearly all the principal properties have been involved more or less in litigation, a great deal of which has been done to the extensiveness and irregularity of the ore bearing ground, as illustrated in the SBllivan and Mammoth case where the developments proved that the ore bearing grounn is more than two claims wide. Fresh spare riba at the Rialto Cash Market. Telephone 10. COMINt( ATTRACTIONS. The same management (Mr. D. Blakely) that sent out Gilmore so many seasons and piloted Theodore Thomas on successful tours; that brought over Edward Straus and the Austrian Juvenile band and that has other European oreaulsations is hand, in addition to a great Columbian allegor ical display in 18118 at the World's fair, now sends across the continent the famous Ma rine band, forty-eight strong, and Mile. Marie Decan. for a snucession of grand mil. itary concerts extending to the Pacifcl coast and back to Washington. Sousa is incomparable in some things, not the least of which is the power to impart to his per formers the same enthusiasm he feels him self in whatever is in hand. Mile. Decca is winning golden opinions every day and has alresay made secure her title to the very first rank among prima donnas of the period. The sale for the engagement here will begin on Friday morning. Frederick Wardse. The theater-goers of Helena will have their annual opportunity of witnessing the efforts of Mr. Frederick Warde and his fine company at the opera house, April 25 and 2ti. No actor that visits Helena has ever obtamined the personal popularity that Fred erick Wards has. Not only froni an artistic, but n social quality has this estimable gen tlemen endeared himself to those whose good fortune it has been to meet him. The eminent tragedian will present his latest and greatest success. "The Lion's Mouth," on -Monday and terminate his brief en gagement Tuesday with his grand imper sonation of "Virginius." THE CHURCH DEBT CLEARED. Annual Meeting of St. Perer's Parish and Election of Officers. The annual meeting of St. Peter's parish was held at the church last evening. The treasurer presented a detailed report of the parish finances and of the Easter offerings. The latter amounted to about $1.200, which, with amounts proviously pledged and paid, or shortly to be paid, about $1.200 more, completely cancels the floating debt of the parish. 'I he vestry for the en suing year was elected as follows: S. J. Jones, senior warden; Wm. Steele, junior warden, and Messrs. W. A. Chessman, D. A. Cory, I. A. Harlow. F. S. P. Lindsay, A. B. Clement and Major J. H. Marshall. Local Union Meeting. There will be a regular monthly devo tional meeting of the Local Union held in the Christian church, corner of Benton avenue and Hemlock street, this evening at eight o'clock. Immediately after this ser vice will be a business meeting preparatory to Dr. Clark's opmiing. Important bus iness will be transacted pertaining to the convention, and a full attendance is de sired. On the 28th and 29th a state organ ization of the Y. P. S. C. E. will be effected in Helena under the direction of Dr. Clark, president of the national convention. Dele gates from all over the state will be present. JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN. A. S. ,vrey has located the O. K. lode in Helena district. The United States grand jury will be in session at the court house to-day. To-day is Arbor day. It will be observed by the pupils of the publio schools and others. 'The Rainbow lode, two miles west of Duff's switch, has been located by W. Grimes. D. F. Danforth has bought two lots in the Flower Garden addition for $450 from J. J. Mullally. The interest of Nels England in a saloon at East Helena was sold yesterday at sher iff's sale for $50. Fifty inches of the waters of a tributary of Blue Cloud gulch have been appropr iated by John Frith. J. H. Jones has located 320 acres of pla cer ground in section twenty-one, township ten north of range four west. The Montana Improvement company filed notice yesterday with County Clerk T'ooker of subscription to its stock of $100.000. An excellent vocal and instrumental con cert was given by the Helena Maennerchor at Turner hall last night, concluding with a grand ball. At an early hour yesterday morning Po liceman William Bosaler killed a four nound muskrat on Main street, above Broadway. with his club. During the absence of Secretary Preuitt, who is attending the stook growers con vention at Miles City, the ofce of the asso ciation in this city will be closed. A vocal and instrumental concert will be given at Turner hall, on May 5, by the la dies society of the German Lutheran church. A ball will also be given after the entertainment. The ladies of the Christian church will have a sale I hursday, April 21, of home made cakes, jellies, preserves and fancy coods. The sale will be at the rooms of Mrs. M. L. Streator, Porter flats. The programme for the Unity club enter tainment at Grand Army hall to-night, will be as follows: Piano solo by C. J. Clarke, solo by Mrs. H. W. Foote, lecture, "His torical Review of Montana" by Judge W. H. Hunt, and reading by Miss Alice Hopper. Invitations are out for the ball to be tiven by Canton hohuyler Colfax No. 2. I. 0. O. F., of Helena. on April 26, at Electric hall. The committee of arrange ments consists of Wm. Schott, J. B. Biles, M. Mothee, L. Marks and S. I. Stone. 'tickets can be had at Gans & Klein or Bos ton Clothing store. Fred Winthrop corps, No. 7, provisional department of Montana, Womens Relief Cour e, ,auxiliary to IFred Winthrop post, No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic, was nuatituted at Missoula on Saturday with twenty-two charter members. Mrs. Mary E. Simonton, provisional department soc ietary. acted as instituting and installing cilicer. Ladile,' misses' and children'e spring under year is now displayed at the Ben live at bar ;in prices. "Ecstatic!" She rernarked naively, as she stood in con Lemlation of some of the most exquisite La Belle France patterns just exposed to view at the New Yolk Store. "Did I hear 1 aright, $50?-Well, I never! Positively out of sight; but, my dear sir, the price! Yes, they are as beautiful as one can imagine, but they pull down the scales too much for e. Show me the silks that rou advertised for c;02 . choice. I have heard the ladies talk of nothiug else to-day. Your silk sale if it lasts during the week will assuredly be a great success. Beats Now York? Yes, sixteen yards, if you please. (Scene at the New York l)y Goods Store daring their great silk sale.) Blargains in Ready Mixed Paints. Itaynold's strictly pure house paint, $1.25 per gallon. White iron paints, $1.20 per gallon. Hoof and barn paint, in barrels, 60o per gallon. htoof and barn paint, in five gallon kegs, 0cle pc- gallon. At 11. M. l'arahen &; Co.'s drug store. For 25 con t you can buy a pair of fast black seareles, heavy ribb.,l Ilon, izes six to ten, wortl 10 cnto, at the 3en Ilive. ('aidlly Rex fIefo Extract. Cndahy ltex beef extract, recommended by all leading physicians. Call at Parchen & Co.'s and ask lady at the door for a cup. ('ar,.nIl bluyers find it to their advantage to sac the lie Ilive aeaortmonut of balby carriage be fare buying. Money oil Hand To loan on improved Helena city property. Amount, time and terms to suit. Lowest rates. Montana Bavings Bank. Order Your Suits. An elegant line of spring goods has just been received. The very latest untteran. Prices reasonable. J. B. JounsoN, PERSIONAL. Judar Knowles arrived from Missoula George B. Winston, of Ansoonda, was in town yesterday. Miss Dolly Dean of Townsend, is visit ing Mrs. Charlie Gorham on Banton are. nue. Dr. A. H. Mitchell. of the state insane asylum at Warm Springs, is a guest at The Helena. Walter Pelham, sheriff of Riohland county, North Dakota, is in Helena on official bunsness. Rev. James Reid. president of the Col lege of Montana at Deer Lodge, was in the city yesterday on a visit. Paul MoCormick the owner of a fine band of elk near billings, called on some Helena friends yesterday. Col. George W. Morse, of New Chicago, one of the ex-county commissioners of Deer Lodge, ison a visit to the capital. George F. Dougherty, G. W. Greggs and Joseph Corby, representatives to the Sons of Veterans division encampment, are at The Helena. Mrs. C. A. Broadwater is expected home this week. The colonel will remain in Washington until the fate of the military post bill is decided. Dr. Herbert Holloway, John T. Murphy, W. G. Prenitt, C. D. G:eenfield and others left for Miles City yesterday to attend the stookgrowers' convention. S. L. Goodby, for Chicago; J. A. Whea ton, for St. Paul, and D. C. Wi nston, for New London, Conn., were the departures over the a ist bound Great Northern ex press yesterday. Tom Luther, for Syracuse, N. Y., George M. Loomis. for Duluth; Mrs. N. W. Mo Connell, for Nashville, Tenn., and R. A. Harlow, for New York, left yesterday over the Northern Pacific. G. B. Depew, who occupies a position with the United States oil eompany, at East Helena, and Miss Rose MoCinney, of Mich igan, were married last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Goodrich, by Rev. Dr. Bradle. R. A. Kerr, a well known mining man, is in Helena. He has returned from Costa Rica, where he went a year ago to erect a twenty-stamp gold mill for an English syn dicate. Mr. Kerr does not consider that country as being a good mining section. T. C. Van Esa, a prominent lawyer from San Francisco, is in Helena to represent the insurance companies in the Bonner Mercantile company's suit before the United States circuit court. J. F. Forbis and Judge Kirkpatrick, of Butte, are also in town in the interests of the Bonner Mercantile company. Will Arrive To-Day. The following passengers will stop off at Helena to-day from the east-bound North ern Pacific: J. S. Sherbrune, New York; Chas Dillon. Arrivals at The Ielena. H. Sommers, city. Hiram Knowles. Mis George i. Dougherty, souls. Butte. G. W. Griggs, Butte. James Corby. Butte. lobert ,toeee. Boulder. Dr. W. H. Mitchell, kred Muench, Chicago. Deer Lodge. George. .B. Winston, Donald Bradford, city. Anaconda. F. Demorshine. St. J. M. Prince, Mullen, Paul. Ida. J. W. DeJong, St. Paul. J. H. Shepherd, Chi E. S. French city. cago. H. J. .askell, city. G. . Cleavoland Chi H. Bodenhener, New caoe. York. J. A. Cannon, Butte. James G. Ramsey. city. Edward Qi. Thomas, A. It. Wilkes. Butte. Buttes. Lea Sohebon, St. Louis R. T. Krick. New York Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Hoe- E. D. Weed. city. kat, Chicago. J. H. Mergis, San J, U. Jackson, city. Francisco. Arrivals at the Grand Central. Duncan McDonald, Nie- George Travis, Saint hart, Clair. Henry Dwight, Cas- C. A. Bigelow, St. cade. Paul. Thomas Sanford. Piei- Valentino Starback, gan. Placer. J. D. ('aldwell, city. C. Ii. Darling, Rimini. John Richards, Raders- P. L. Bathlrick, Elk burgh. horn. J. F. girby, Anaconda. Thomas J. Campbell, J. W. Donnelly, Butte. Marysville. W. D. Pinkston. Bctte. J. t'Marr, White Sul Walter Pelham. Hich- phur Sprintr. land, N. D, R Ii. Purcell, city. J. A. Riedal. Boulder. D. M. hanuon, isarys William James, han ville. Francisco. J. M. Powers, Great FK. W. Beattie, city. Falls. Pierce J Kelly, city. Herbert K. Bushnoll, N. Lambert, St. Cloud, city. Minn. Mrs. N. Lambert, St. John Heiber. Corbin. Cloud. Minn. W. W. Martin. Trinitr. A. F. Burns, East HIel Mt. Grewell, Granite. ena. Hugh Reese, Elliston. James R. Sheldon, Ellis W. C. Birkhead, Ma- liston. ryseville. Arthur Thomas,Raders C. W. Morse, New Chi- burg. cago. BEnjamin Rumley, Cas E. H. Clingan, Great cade. Falls. J. . Weguer. Craig. Miss Annie Ryan, Ma- I. (allaghan, 'lhroe rysville. Forks. W. D. Flowers, Stogan. Il. A. Niedenhofen, Thomas D..nnelly, city. Butte. The New Merchants, Operated by the Merchants Hotel com pany, now begs to announce that its rooms are open for the reception of guests. Rooms will be offered to transient guests at $1.25 per day (parlor floor), $1 per day (third floor), 75 cents per day (fourth floor). Extra for more than one occupant. Rooms to permanent guests at less rates. All modern improvements; steam heat, electrio light, return leoctio call bell system, and sanshine in every guest ohamber. Brussels and velvet carpets used exclusively throughout the house. Office, elegant bar and billiard room, cigar stand and palatial barber shop on first floor. I)ININGO OOn REOPENED. The dining room in this hotel has been leased to and is now operated separately by the Misses Nagle, who are prepared to fur nis board at $8 for tickets goon for twenty one meals, $7 for twenty-one continuous meals, O0 cents for single meals. Call for "Sunly Spain," the best five cent clgar in the city. Gold Block. Elegant office rooms for rent; also hall suitable for lecture, lodge or club room. Apply to Jas. Sullivan, room 17. Men's Australian lamb's wool unlerwear, in Cha.g weight,. soli I color, usually l.ho at $:.,5 oper sttit, otered tis week at the Bee Hive fur $l. Individual Patterns Of foreign and domestic suitings have just been received by JoHNSOn. IIELENA IN BRIEF. Jackson's music store. Bailey block. ItORN. EJKIiNBUIflG- On April 17, to the wifo of It. M. Iikeuburg. a daughter. Montana Lodge No. 1, 1. O. O. F. IMeets every 'luesday. 4 0 A 'rgolamoot ing at 7,,F arMan aLodge No. 1 will bo lulrld at, Odd Fcllows 'i'oetmle. I.laeckso str.,t en rance, tl-hi ,vonil0n. tilsitig m.emblors are cordially wlcormed. 11. F. WVAINEI:, N. U. EMIL KLUOIr, Secrotary. Ivy Lodge No. 24, R. of P. Meets every 'lT1eSday. Aregular mee.nzg of the above ]odgn will be hbhl thin r o'I' lday) Toonino, at thir 'antll HIall A. A. U. W. tall, Parch,, Klock. Meif - ,orn of detler loIges ar, cordially invited to att-nI. K. of It. and H. Donog4luoii & MVLcCarthy, PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS Salilary Work a Specialty. Jobbing Promptly Attended to. TELEPHONE NO. 89. - NO. 84 PARK AVENUE. SANDS BROS. GREAT SLAUGHTER SALE --OF______ DRESS PATTERNS. We place on sale this week about two hundred imibrted Dress Patterns, consisting of the choicest designs and colorings in all the new weaves. at the following tremendous reductions: LOT 1. LOT 4. Dress Patterns in Cheviots, Diagonals and Dress Patterns in Chevrons, Crepons and Fancys, at Fancy Novelties, at $4.90 Reduced from $6,75, $12.50 Reducedfrom $10.50 and $18 LOT 2. LOT 5. Dress Patterns in Fine Bedfords, Cheviots Dress Patterns in Brocaded Crepons, Bed and Fancy Novelties, at ford Cords and new Paris novelties at $1,50 Reduced from $10 and $12.50 $15.80 Reduced from $20 LOT 3. LOT 6. Dress Patterns in Crepons, Fancy Bedfords Dress Patterns in Fancy Crepons, Fancy and Fancy Cheviots, at Bedfords and Brocaded novelties at $91,70 Reduced from $13.50 and $15 $11.50 Reduced from $22.50 and $25 Higher grades in Silk and Wool Novelty Patterns reduced in proportion. It is unnecessary to say that these values have never been approached. The styles and effects are exquisite and the assortment is the largest ever ex hibited in Monitana. SANDS BROS. EASTER STYLES! B A B 0 If NEGKWEAJR, QLOVES, HANDKERCHIEFS and HEADWEAR FOR .IMEN. FINE FISHING GOODS The Fishing season has opened and I am on deck with thr finest line of Fishing Giood ever brought to Helena. and they will be sold at Now York prices. 1 will oell you Wool rods at from 25 cents to $5. Split kBamboo Rode from $3.:.0 to $30. ilela from 21 coats to $25, including the new Aluminum IRel. Fly Hooks from 35 cents to $' per dozen. Luador.. 10 cents to St. Fifteen different styles of 1liy Hooke from r tc to $8. Baskets by the hundred. Wading 'anta, 8tockins,. Boots and lbhoes. Lines of all de ecririone. from a nickle oup. Come in and look over a stock of goods selected for Fishermen. M. H. BRYAN, 103 BROADWAY, HELENA ARTHUR G. L]OMBARD, *CIVIL* ENGINEER No. 43 Montana National Bank Building, Helena, Mont. U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. RESERVOIRS, CANALS and IRRIGATION WORK A SPECIALTY. F. MI. SI-IAW & CO., Accountants and Bookkeepers The ahove firm straightens out old books which have fallea into arreare, renders balance itrat., and opune new ledgers, etc. Will alno inetrootL in the latwt arnd most approved pras tieal mothodt of bookkooping. P. L. Hox 498, kielena, Mont. H. B PTLMBR, HELENA, MONTANA, DEALER IN Investment Securities. Money to [ioan On improved Property and Ranches. Will purchase County, School and Municipal bonds and warrants, commercial paper and mortgage notes. Ne. 10 Edwards St., Merchants National Bank Ballding. Correspondence Soltclted. ..,, SI-OES - - -n EGG CONTESTS are now the fad with all the boys, as Easter is at hand. Look out for the boy with the china egg. He'll be sure to beat at the game, just as we beat all the rest in LOW PRICES ON RELIABLE FOOTWEAR. We try to please all and make it a point to fit the foot, gratify the taste, and satisfy the judgment. Come in and see just how we do it. OLAgRK & FR.ANK, MONTANA SHOE COMPANY. NO. 15. NOVELTY BLOCK. MRS. S. A. FISHER WILL DISPLAY THE COMING WEEK THE Largest Stock of Fashionab!e Mllhinery EVER BROUGHT WEST. The Ladies are Invited to Call and Examine for Themselves. ALSO AGENT won TH. REMEMBER: Wish to Annn ....e That I am the Sole Agent for Montana for the SHILLING CORSETS lrTo. 1 5 CENTIMERI In All the Difý ,IbVE. erent N tll K own the Weor JOver u the Sat st Any STYLS Prioe Now Bhown in Com AND plate Aseortmants. All BIZIBI Opposite Old Stand. bias, aU Styles, and all