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The Shooting of the PollUt6Ean
Only Orre of-a Series of
John Swendeon Fatally beaten
and Robbed Earlier in the
*be Country Belng seonaed for the l.ep
Who Committed the Aete-An E3x
itiesr Chase.
The shooting of Pollceman Seharren.
1roich early yesterday morning seems tc
have been the culmination of a night ol
desperate crime on the part of thenmehs in,
terested. About half past six o'clock .t
Sunday night John RweadLson, who had
been employed on the works at the Wioket
tunnel, came into the Montana Central
depot. From there it is not known exaetly
where he went, but about 10 o'olook he
found himself in the vicinity of the gal
works. There three men met him. One ol
them askled him for a match, and at the
same time grabbed him by the throat,
the other two men then took a hand in the
assault, and throwing Swendson on hi:
back, went through his pockets, taking
what money he had, $17 in all. They left
their victim senseless in the loi
and Lhe lay there fully six honur
before he came to his senses
When he did so he half crawled and hall
dragged himself across the bridge to the
side of the gas house, where he was found
aboat daybreak by the oorhpany's men,
who were going to work. At first they
thought it was a drunken man who had
laid down there to sleep off the effects of e
debauch. But as soon as they realized
that Swendson was badly hurt they tele
phoned to police headquarters for help
Sergeant Callahan went down with a haek,
but Swendson suffered such pain sitting nu
that it was thought better to get ai wagon
The sergeant drove bacnk up town, sent Dr.
tarbour to the gas house to attend the in
jured man, and followed with a wagon and
a mattress. The doctor decided to send
Swendson to St. Peter's hospital, where he
was given every possible attention.
Thrre were no external signs of vio
lence excopt a slight scar on the
face, though Swendson suffered terribly
about the body. He became so much worse
during the day that Cblinty Attorney Nolar
was summoned to take his dying statement
Swendson told all he knew, which was aboun
as related above, but would furnish no.de
pqription of hib assailants. Drs. Barbous
Rhid Treacy examined him and thought hie
condition such that he was not likely tc
live through the night. Swendson himsell
seemed to realize that he was dying, bul
the county attorney decided, after hearing
his story, that a last statement of the oa
eurrence from him would not be of much
use in any possible trial, and therefore
thought it best not cause the sufferer the
pain that would be entailed by an ante.
mortem declaration. The injuries to the
body were undoubtedly caused by the as
sailants jumping on their victim after they
had him down. Swendson died at 12:11
this morning.
Before the news of the affair at the gee
house reached the police there was a repo 1
that three men had robbed another of $7f
in a saloon uptown. Descriptions of the
men believed to have done the job were
furnished to all the officers on duty, and
they were ordered to look out tor the sus
pected people. When the orders reached
Policeman Sharrenbroich, about three
o'clock in the morning, he was told
that three men answering the descriptions
furnished had gone toward the Atlantic
beer hall on North Main street, just below
Sixth avenue. His beat is on Main etreel
from Broadway to Sixth avenue. He callea
Policeman Carlson, on whose beat the
saloon is, and together they went into the
place. Three young men were reated at
the eating bar, apparently waiting for an
order to be filled. They were plaeood und
arrest, and officers and prisones s started
up Main. street toward the city jail. Shar
renbroich walked ahead with two of the
men, and Carlson followed with the other,
One of the men in the front low
asked what they were arrested for,
Shatrenbroich told him they woulu
find out at police headquarters,
rnd if they were not the men wanted they
ould be let go. While crossing Broadway
Policeman loharroubroich happened to
glance around and seaw the man behind
fumbling about his pocket. Thinking the
fellow might have a revolver and use it, he
halted a moment, took hold of the man
behind and pushed him forward with his
companions. Just as the men had gotten
on to the sidewalk at Parehen's drug store,
the man who had been so anxious about
the cause of the arrest, and who was on the
side nearest the gutter, half turned, and
aith his right hand pushed a revolver under
his left arm and fired back. The bullet
struck Scharrenbroich in the right shoul
der. and the policeman, who had his right
hand on his revolver in his overcoat pocket.
found himself helpless, and he could not
raise his arm. As he staucered back his
assailant jumped out into Main street anud
fired two mo:e shots, neithoer of which took
effeet. All threeprisonr.s then started on
a run down Main etreet. Policeman
Carlson had been taken by
surprise and did not seem to know just
what to do. Insetead of firing at the men
as soon as Scharrenbroich wasshot, as his
superiors think he should, he backed off
-nd allowed the men to get a good start be
fore he attempted to follow. 'Then, when
the men had scattered he fired several
shots at them. One of the shots, he thinks,
When the prisoners scattered, one, of
them ran up Broadway and turned into
Jackeon street. The two others kept down
Main street. Near Grand street Policeman
Martin, who has charge of the night squad
during Marshal Galvin's absence, was
walking along on the west side of Main
street. The noisoof the shots antd the sight
of the fleeing men told him at once that
something wras wrong, and he started for
them. The men, to avoid him, turned into
Grand street. The ofier pursued, firing
his revolver at them on the run. Carleson
had now joined in the chase, as had
Policeman Tracy whose beat is
on upper Main street. Arriving nt
nJackson street the men turned the corner
etchbing up with their companlon, who
had run upn B3roadway. All three now made
trucks down Jaekeon street tower!d
Sixth avenue. Policeman Martin followed,
and as he turned the corner, one
of the men caught at a telegraph pole,
swung around it and took a shot at the
offilers. The bullet struck Martin's over
coat and fell into his pocket. At ,ixth
avenue the fugitives turned toward War.
ron, one of them running towar d the Loakey
block and the otheors keeping on up the
hill. Some of those who saw the pur
suer and the pu-sued say that one of the
former dived into the basement of the
Lookey building. Others think he made
across the open lots there. Thie others,
however, turned into Warren street and
were there lost sight of. Near the telegraph
pole where the man turned to shoot at Marr
tin a spot of what resembled blood was
found later on, indicating that this one, at
least, had been hit by one of the bullets,
even it not seriously hurt.
Policeman Seharrenbroioh had mean
time been taken to the city hall and Dr. V.
C. Height examined and dressed his
wound, The bullet had entered the right
shoulder high up and gone backward, shat
taring the collar bone. Later the wounded
Officer was taken Ito his room on Water
streeoot, where during the day the doctor
succeeded in extracting the bullet and also
took out several pieces of the shattered
bone. The wound chosed him great pain,
but it is not thought that it will reasult in
any permanent injury. He was able to
give an account of the affair and a dee.
cription of the three, men. His story
agrees with the faoots Riven above. "M
only rearet," he said, "is that he didn't
hit me in the left shoulder initead of the
_ight, as then my right hand would have
been of na. end I could have shot too. As
it wa I couldn't reach around to my
right hand coat pocket. Had my cost
bean battoned Imight have done so, but it
nt wel not antil thq robbegy of tBwendr n
washeard of at daybreak *s the police
were able to associat the .t siaotruees
of the night ogeher sond to ai t alto
the game men. The Whol r'i 'e " 'wad put
on the lookout aud leomrn extra policemen
sworn in. Elght.. o :them on horsebeak
were sent to coun= 6 esurrounding ountry
and endeavor to ca th ede e.cioe.. 'At
the trains were w1toied # well rel; il th
avenues of greOdA fP tlalb . city. At' dilve
station, on the Great Northern railroad, it
was learned that two men had walked into
the place and taken an east-bound freight
train, A telegram was sent to Great Falls
to stop them. Word was also sent to other
places that could be reached by telegraph to
stop the men if they showed up. Some of the
pollacemen, however, think the men did not
leave Helena, but thai they are concealing
themselves somewhere about town. evr
serl men were arrested during the day on
suspicion, but it was apparent that none of
them were the parties wanted. The three
are all described as young men of 21 or 22
years, fairly well dressed.
The wounded policeman, Pete Soharren
brolob, is the finest looking specimen of a
man on the Helena force or that of any
other city. He is over siex feet tall and
built in proportion, and has avery military
appearance. He had served in the German
army before coming to this oonrtty. He is
known to be a careful and at the same time
courageous officer.
Swedeopu, the first victim of the trio, was
a man of about 50 years. He has a brother,
Gustav Bwendson, living at Allentown, Ill.
Every one can afford to carry a silk umbrella,
fast black, when the price is as low as $1.50, u
Sadvertisedln anotier column by the lie Hite.
Mrs. Anna Karatedt's. midwife, No. 203
N. Rodney, services can be had on tile
shortest possible notice.
The Bee Hive sells more baby carriages than
any other house in the state, because their prices
are rock-bottom.
How the Publications of the Railroads Do
the Great Work.
TnE INDEPEaNDENT has called attention a
number of times to the handsome adver
tising matter in the shape of folders, re
ferring to this section, gotten out this year
by the passenger department of the North
era Pacific railroad. That their merit is
appreciated in the. east as well as in the
west, is proved by the following, taken
from the Railway and Investors Guide,
published in Philadelphia: Nothing, per
haps, of the same nature, published any
where in the world attracts more general
attention oris moregenerally complimented
than the descriptive folders and other ad
vertising matter gotten out each year
under the direction of Chas. B. Fee, gen
eral passenger and ticket agent of the
Northern Paoifio railroad,
The most interesting subjects along the
line of the great roads are not the only
ones treated in these publicationst a great
deal of instructive matter, touching upon
the resources. commercial importance and
general topooraphy of the country, is
worked into them in a way to make them
not a bit less interesting to the hasty casual
reader. They are never anything else than
models of neatness, and are usually nots
bles example of the urinter's, lithograph
er's and engraver's arts. The expense of
publishing the hundreds of thousands of
these folders required to supply the North
ern Pacific's scores of agencies must be
enormous-and expense is evidently not
spared in their preparation. Mr. Fee and
his assistants have displayed exceptional
ability in the latest issue, for the season of
1892. This includes very handsome litho
graph folders, describing respectively the
Yellowstone National park, eastern Wash
ington, western Washington, Alaska, and
the Broadwater hotel and natatorium at
Helena,, All of these have finely executed
colored maps on the reverse, and are alto
gethe' possibly the costliest ever gotten up
for free distribution by a railroad company
or any other corporation.
The Great Not thern, also, is distributing
all over toe globe advertising matter relat
ing to the northwest. That it reaches the
most remote points is shown by a letter
General Passenger Agent Whitney received
a few days ago. It had been in transit
since March 30 and well illustrates the far
reaching effects of the extensive railroad
advertising this northwestern country is
receiving. The letter is dated at Cape
Coast, Africa, March 30. and in its gram
matical construction it is a trifle bewilder
ing. The full text is as follows:
Dear Sir:-As advertised in the Minne
sota Weekly newspaper of January, this
year, of the matchless qualities of the
goods of your extensive department, I am
Induced to accelerate writing for samples
of your firm. I am under the surest expeo
tations to receive from you the samples as
will this reach you. Awaiting an early
reply being demanded, I am.
JAMEs E. TatNIe.
Heminway's knitting silk in all shades only 8le
per spool at 'lIhe lhe Hlive.
Skimmin & Essig, dentists. Sixth and Main
lady assistant. Teeth extracted painlessly.
Baby carriages at The Bee Hive at less than
eastern prices. ('all and see their full sized, iron
wheel carriage at 5i.5J.
bamuel K. Davis' Speelal
Bald Butte-small lots-100, 150, 325.
Bald Butte-large lots-5,000 shares.
Bi-Metallio Extension-small lot-150
Bi-Metallio Extension-large. lot-5,000
Combination, 1,000-500 shares.
Cumberland (Castle), 1,000 to 5,000 shares.
Iron Mountain, 750-500 shares.
Helena and Victor, r100 to 1,000 shares.
Poo man, 500 and 1,000 shares.
Any of these lots will oo to buy. Enquire
for pU:ices at
Rooms 26 and 27, Bailey block.
'IThe entire IBrunell stock or dry goods
and notols hIas been removed to No. O
Stinf street, four doors above Parchen's
drllg store. Thle entire stock mutlsL be soll
berire June 1 at prices at lees thani fafty
celnts so0 the dollar.
FonStr kid gloves at The Bee Hive thi week
only 1.l5.
Just Received.
Twenty-four dozen turkey feather dust
ers, direct from manufacturer, selling from
30 to 65 aents.
A ourload of Obelisk Akron cement, the
best in America.
Fishing tackle in great variety at low
fenour'e floor paints, the best in America.
H. M. PAnonxr & Co.
Brci.t1 salo of lace curtains this weak at The
loes Hive.
Intrnts' lies f rom:e5 cnts and up at Ilutcher
liradleey's, til5 Blroardway.
Ladies underwear at The lBee ivie in large
variety at bargain price.
Sn eep.
One thousand five hundred or 1,800 two
or three-year-old wews, crossed Merino and
Shropshire, will be bouglht for cashoneb, after
the shearing, by the underwritten.
M. 1)tc QUEttIrzre.
Whitewood P. 0.,
Asea, Canada.
Botcher A Bradlte have the nicest line of in
fants' Wear at tie lwobe t lprrese.
o to 'rho herlsohive for bargains in ladloe'
miseas' a.d; children's tloeiory asai underwear.
Motley to OlUnn.
On improved irrigated farms through
out the state, Lowest rates. Time and
terms to suit. Write, deecribing your
Helena, Montana.
Sheot musiac Just reoolvedl at The Bee tive,
comprisin the latest sOneatlo s, only 10 cents
per eopy. blend for oalautenee.
A Iooioo.
"Select ois the best ten cent cigat" In the
city and is manufactured by Swend OCarl
son. Call for omne.
Gold Camp in Madison County That
Is Called the Creeod of
A Jefferson County Miner From
Radereburg the Original
Good Reports From the Elkhorn and Do
Lamar-The Mlocan Lake Boom
" ioulder Distriet.
The latest intelligence from the new gold
mining distrioct on Sand creek confirms the
richness and extensiveness of the And men
tioned in ohr last week's issue, says the
Pony Monitor. John A. Pashley, of R.
dersburg, Jefferson county, the original
discoverer of the lead, came to town on
Monday and recorded three locations on
the lead and one placer location. He had
previously recorded the original discovery
called the Good Friday. His subsequent
locations are upon the same lode, one about
a half mile, called the Chile. Here is found
the greatest outcrop of quartz to be seen
anywhere upon the lead. This prospect
has been opened by cute in three places, to
a depth of five to ten feet, disclosing quartz
from one foot to twenty inches
in width, in - almost every plece
of which is seen gold in
coarse colorsl the spar not escaping a lib
eral sprinkling of the precious stuff. Nc
assays have as yet been made, but in thin
character of quartz they are not necessary
to establish the value of the find. The rat
and mortar show its worth as a free milling
gold ore. Estimates of mill men vary at
to the amount per ton, some placing it aF
low as fifty, others as high as $150. With
out exception, all admit, its merits are suffi
clent to justify the claims of its owner,
that he has discovered the best poor man's
lead in this section.
The Good Friday lead, where the original
discovery was made, is opened by several
shafts, the deepest being eleven feet, in the
bottom of which the ore is about sixteen
inches in width, of the same general char
aster as the Chile, The remaining shafts
all showing ore apparently increasing in
width as depth is gained.
The lead is readily traced on the surface
from the bluffs on Willow creek westerly to
the Jefferson river above Bapplington, a dis
tance of five mille, and the entire length
has been located. The formation is gran
ite, and the limestone does not approach
the lead nearer than one-half mile on the
Numerous other discoveries and locations
have been made in the same neighbbrhood
that promises well for their owners, but
sufficient work has not been done upon any
of them to warrant an opinion as to their
About fifty men are now upon the grounds
prospecting and making locations. The
weather, since the discovery has been
known to the public, has been unfavorable
for work, but with a cessation of the snow
and an otportunity given the locators to
open their claims, we think another week
will enable us to chronicle results that will
open the eyes of all as to the value of the
lowlands lying between this main range
and the Jefferson and Madison rivers, as a
great field for the prospector.
Report of the Work Done During .th
Mronth of March.
Assistant Manager C. A. Molson, in hit
report of the operations of the Elkhorr
company for March, shows that the ex
penses were $25,529, the receipts $58,788
and the profits $33,259. As to the condition
of the mine, he says it is looking bettel
than ever before, and that everything if
running smoothly. No work was done dur
ing the month on the 1,250-foot level, bul
on the 1,150 there are seven feet of ore, in
place, assaying thirty-five to forty ounces.
On the 1,050 no work was done during the
month, while on the 950 level south the dia
mond drill shows from three to four feet o1
dry ore, assaying sixty ounces.
There are bunches of high grad,
ore on this level. Prospecting
was continued in the 1,850 foot north drift
during the month, and on April 1 was in
129 feet. This. drift has not shown any
mineral, but the face is said to be looking
more favorabl% The 1,350 foot level south
on April 1 was in 405 feet. On the last day
of the month, at a point 398 feet from the
shaft, the north end of the main ore chute
was met with. The average value of the
ore for a width of four feet was fifty-twc
ounces, no lead being present. From the
point at which the ore was struck, the value
of the lode kept increasing as the drift ad
vanced, and the character changed from
dry silicious to high grade smelting ore,
assaying from 175 to 200 ounces per ton,
and carrying from 10 per cent to 25 per cent
lead. The widest piace in the drift is eight
feet and no footwall in sight. April 7 the
d ift was in 434 feet, and the breast
shows a fine body of milling ore, assay
ing 106 ounces and 2 5-10 per cent lead.
Tie p.oofof the extension of the high
grade ore met with on the 1,250 foot loevel
to the 1,850 foot level-a distance of 148
feet from rail to rail-is very gratifying,
sayes the reovert, and, as the character of
thile ore is practically unchanged, we have
the same prospects ahead of us for the next
lift (1,450 foot level) that we had for the
1,850 foot.
Manage.- Plummer, in his repo t for
March on thile De Lamar, says the output
was $092,605.15, the expenses, $41,604.99,
and the esiimated profits, $50,740.16. Thle
mine is looking well, the weather fine and
the snow disappearing very fast.
One of the Finest Showinars Ever Struck In
lhe Belt Mlulltlllls.
Late Thursday afternoon the Loretta
Miuing company at:oak a body of ore on
the contiet in the Tiger that will run very
high in silver and promises to be of very
large extent, says the tibelt Mountain
Miner. Somne two weeks aego the superis
tendent, M. J. Dunn. started a force of
men in the tunnel which wae theb in '00
feet, running parallel with the contact. A
cross-cut was completed to the contact,.
some twenty feet, and teen a deviation .of
the tunnel run to strike the contact ahoad.
After going in about twenty-five feet they
struck ore at the bottom of the face of the
tunnel, and it has ikest increas
ing until it is now the entile height of tlh
tunnel, and at unknown depth below. The
vein hlas a pitch otf abont forty-five degrree
so that it is now about five feet wide at the
bottom nid pIehaps two at the top. The
footwall has not ,sbeen reachunobod as they tre
not wholly in to the contact as yet, so that
the entire width is unknown. It is ex
pected that when they get in about on
more sot of timbers they will ie right on
the contact and can tell more about its ex
tent. The air in the vein is not as pure as
is desired and the company will put in at
fen and air pipe to purify it. A road is
also being built to the mine by the owners.
It is expected that other owners in that
locality will aid, but Mr. Dunn says: "We
will not wait for trem." About twenty
tons of ore have already been taken out,
and are stolod in the ore house.
The Loretta company is composed of
Milwaukee capitalists, two of whomn, Mes
ara. Foley and tulliven, were out here
about two weeks ago. They stated that it
was the intention of the company to push
development work as rapidly as possible.
This strike will unquestionably encourage
not only them alone but other Milwankee
gentlemnen who ale finterested in adjacent
lieslilnuway's embroeilery alike, Jaisa flei,,
lteiiinl tuoe and rope silk oaly die per doszen at
Tue lie sitife.
Our Price
Lace, Congress and Button
Montana Price, $8.00
Two Dollars
and a Quarter
I We have four hundred pairs
° of Gentlemen's Eastwood
French Calf, strictly hand
sewed Shoes-in Lace, Con
gress and Button. The price
yesterday $8. Today $6.75.
A Bargain you should not
fall to secure.
3, P, Woolman & Co.
Montana Sapphires
A Carat, (finished
( 3.00 weight) our patent
Diamond cut.
$2 O0 A Carat, (finished
° weight) ordinary
Sapphire cut.
D. De Sola Mendes & Co.
r 51-b3 Maiden Lane,
1 TE'W' - Y"OIB'E.
No. 43 Montana National Bank
SBuilding, Helena, Mont.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
A. C. Sand berg, ENTIST,
(Late Mask & Sandberg.) UL 1illUls
Oflioe in Hale's Blook, Bouth Main Street.
FinesL gold crown', gold fillings, gold bridges,
and all ot.r branches of modern dentistry. Ar
tificial teeth equal to the best and as choap us
th cheapest. Nitrous Uxide for painless opera
.Also dealer In Dental Supplles and In
s truments at eastern catalogue prices.
Flathead Transportation and
Flathead Navigation Co.
The boats are now running,
making laily trips from Demers
ville to foot of lake and return,
connecting with stagets at foot of
lake (except Sundays.)
• . PATENTS. -.
United States and Foreign Pat
ents obtained and any information
Attorney at Law.
Pittaburgh Block. Helena, Meol.
*'" T..G. POWER & GO.,**..
Steam Boilers, Pumps and Hoists, Wire Hoisting Rope, etc.
Quartz, Lumber, WIA ONS. Quartz, Lumber
and Farm and Farm
Fence Wire, Wind Mills and Pumps. Deere Plows, Harrows,
Cultivators, and Disk Harrows, all styles and sizes. The "Old Re.
liable" Schuttler and "Bone Dry" Rushford Farm, Quartz and Log.
ging Wagons. Headquarters for Grams and Vegetable Seeds of
every description. Send for catalogues and price lists.
---- - -------- ----L-=- -***-
On Satisfactory Security at Reasonable Bates,
We do not loan at S per cent., but We do not dictate whereyour ia.
we do not charge any commis- surance shall be placed.
sions. We do not charge interest until
ITo delay in closing loans we advance the money.
Jarvis-Conklin Mortgage Trust Co.
Ladies' Shirt Waists to Order.
Reed, Craig & Smith Co.
t Something New' I
* **AT * *
The Largest and Handsomest Display of
Imported Pattern Bonnets, Hats,
And Millinery Novelties in the County.
Also Crowns, Straw Braids, Feathers, Flowers, Crepes, Laces, Ribbons
and Straw Goods cf the very latest.
All orders promptly filled. Be sure and call and examine for yourselves
Centimeri Kid Gloves, I~ro. 15 SCIIlLLING CORSETS,
Every pwarran.ted. NOVelty Block.
L. E. KAUFMAN, Prsideent
D. J. ARNOLD, Manager.
L. STADLERH, Secretarv and Treasurer.
Slaughterers and Wholesale Dealers In
Beef. Mutton. V.eal and Pork.
Carries the Larigest and Finest Assortment of
1.07 "E5190.2L"DT~TZ...."Y

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