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MONTANA SILVER OUTPUT
Believed That There 8s' an Error in Direotor Leech* "'Recent Report.;' Serious Doubts Expressed as to the Correctness of Mr. Wheel er's Estimates. A Coresmpondent Submits a statement showing Hls Own Estimate of the Output. To The Independent: It is with reluctance that I call attention to what is manifestly an error in the esti mates of the amount of sliver prodneed in Montana in 1892, printed in the recent re port of Edward O. Letch, director of the mint. According to the report of Mr. W. D. Wheeler. assayer in chargeof the United States assay sofle in Helena, there was prodnoued last year in Mon tana 1,056,026 fine ounces of sil ver more than in the previous year, Mr. Wheeler says that this increase is "due in large part, if not entirely, to the very largely increased output of the copper silver plants." In the next paragraph, however, he says: "In addition to the in crease of the copper-silver output a num ber of the silver producers have increased their product, and have is fact more then made good the falling of in other mines." On page 17 Director Leech reports that the copper ores of Montana produced in 1892 5,800,000 fine ounces of silver. The total production of copper in Montana last year was 159,212,203 pounds, and the in crease, in exact fiures, was 46.448,788 pounds, and if 159,212.203 pounds of copper, the total copper output, produced 5,800,000 fine ounces of silver, 46,448.783 pounds, the increase in the copper output, must have produced 1,692,037 fine ounces of silver, whiob would be 636,071 ounces more than the increase of the silver output for the year 1892. According to the figures given in Director Leech's report, if the copper output of 1892 had been the same as the copper output of 1891, the amount of sil ver bearing the same ratio to the amount of copper in both years, there would have been a falling off in the number of ounces of silver produced in Montana in 1892 compared with 1891. Yet Mr. Wheeler says the silver producing mines of the state so increased their pro. duet that they "more than made good the falling off in other mines." Well mithb Director Leech say in his report for 1892, speaking of Montana, that he had "serious doubte" of thecorreotnsee of Mr. Wheeler's estimates. My own investigation,. the re suits of which will he p.bliihed in due time, when some information I am now seeking is obtained, convinces me that Mr. Wheeler's ftgures respecting the production of silver in Montana are much larger than the facts will warrant. That your readers may judge of the facts for themselves, the following table is sub mitted. 5 i0 :P :SOS a. Y :. ,i· n If the number of ounces not included in the reports from counties be added to the increase of Bilver Bow county, and the amount Rnbstracted from the number of ounces obtained from the inereased output of copper, it will be seen that the output I of the silver Irope ties of Silver Bow is less by 697,415 ounces than in 1891. H. M. BEADLE. Helena, May 14, 1892. The Cumberland Mines. The probabilities for resumption of work at the Cumberland mines and smelter at Castle are apparently more remote than ever, seys the Livingston Enterprise. SBet tlement of the difference between Charles Heveranoe and J. Kennedy Todd & Co. was not effected as anticipated, and noew litigat tion places the company in still greater 1 financial embarrasemrent. At the term of the district court just closed judgments on claims for atto:nev's foes, labor, etc., we-e entered uainst the company aggregating $8,000 or $10,000. An application was also made by J. I. . layberg, of Helena, as at torney for the First National bunk of Cas tie, for the appointment of a receiver for the (oCumbrland coru any, which will be argued before Judge HLary, sitting cham Lers in this city Monday next. It will be resisted by Attorney A. J. Shores, of Great Fulls, representing J. Kennedy Todd & Co. Rich Returns From Ore. William Hendley, secreta y of the U. S. Mining and Smelting company, of Cooke, hlas .eaived returns the past week from four sacks of ore from the company's mine at Cooke, shipped to Omaha, Neb., Lennon, Ore., Tacoma, Wash., and Aurora Ill., saya the Livingston Enterprise. This ore was taken tfom the dump just as it conme from the mine and shows from 210O to 400 ounces of silver per ton and 52 to 70 per cent lead. The Omaha & Grant ,melter company stated in their lette' that for the character of ore sent they would i ay .$2:) ter ton upon receipt of bil, ot lading delivered on Ioard the oarn at Cinnabar. Dress patterns uioted this wooe at 49.50, all w\ool `cotcih hieviR.,, ill rtirig shades, is far ie luow i,, (cobt Of iii'Oi.o'ion. lieU lihe HIve is bouun I t~ roll gci'.d aLd if iuiy do not tell at one price ther un::t a II at another, therefore the ,weeping reduction, In price. lteduced Rate to The World's Fair. Helena to Chicago and return, $70. Tickets on sale commencing May 4th, good until November 16th, with stop-over privi leges west of the Missoui river either going o- returning. Br so' eand take the pictorial line, via Great Salt Lake. Denver, Kansas City, Omaha or Sionux City. The Union P'acifio offs a unsurpassed so commodatiins, Ponlhina. dining, sloeping and reclining chair cars. Seventy-two hours to Chicago. Purchase tickte tsand reserve berths at the Union Pacifio office, 28 North Main street, Helena. E. L. LoMAx. H. O. WILsoN, G. '. & T.A.. F. P. A., Omaha. Nob. Helena, Mont. Provide yourself with a mackintosh if you are going to the World's fair. ai you eanot he en cumbered with sn iumibreala at all tsmes. 'S'he liee iliso has a s,ecila sale on these goods this wiek and all will do well to avail themselves of these bargaina. Highest of all in Leavening Power,-Latest U. S. Gov't'.eport, ABRSOWIITELY PURB. JOTTIN*S ABOUT TOWN. The contraot for the new Chotean jail has been let to Contractor Neal, of Helena, for $1,800. Rter. J. F. Sheater will speak at Gospel Temperaneo hall tonilght. Everybody is wrelome. The- exeursion ears to the cemetery and the university in the valley were well filled yesterday. The banquet of the Knights of Pythias will take place on Wednesday evening in stead of 'uesday evening. .H. W. Smith, of Ogden. who has been appointed associate justlie of the supreme soart of Utah. is a brother of Hon. R. B. Smith, of Helena. The seventy-ninth anniversary of Nor wegian independence will be celebrated in Helena on Wednesday, by the Soielty .candia with a bell. If you read the ade. look at Tax Ixna PENDEIT's offer of choice works of fit0i another column. It is a ra. one which will not oontl a g. Billy Sears, the rafmed pugilist, has moved into his new residence on Highland street. It is an eight-ruom brick and stone house and was mostly built by Mr. Sears himself. THE INDEPENDENT presents in another column a list of thirty-two works of standard fiction. You can get any three of the books for 10 cents and by cutting out four coupons. The trial of the $2,000.000 damage case of the St. Louis Mining and Milling company, against the Montana company. limited, will be resumed in the United States circuit court this morning. There was a small attendance at the first base ball game of the season in Helena yes terday at Athletic park. The game was won by the Helena team against a picked nine, the score was eleven to seventeen. A year ago yesterday Policeman Soharren breoih was shot in the shoulder by a foot pad at Parehen's corner. The man who did the shooting and who is supposed to have had a hand in the murder of a Swede near the gas works is still at large. The Northern Pacific has commenced the work of making extensive improvements on the Mullan tunnel. near Blossburg. Twenty-seven men, besides the train crews, are employed. Contracts have been let for 1,000.000 brick. It is intended to put 1,000 feet of side wall and 1,000 feet of arch wall in the tunnel. The work costs about $60 a running foot, and when completed will ag gregate $250,000. It will require at least two years to complete these improvements. How About This? $1,000 in cash for $600. You pay the $600 in twenty payments of $80 a year: taxes paid, and no interest. The $1,000 paid to your heirse. if you die, at any time, and your remaining Installments cancelled. You get the money yourself if you live, and if you cannot make all payments you can quit and get back fair value in cash, or otherwise, as you lease. With perfect safety and sure you can do this by calling upon or addressing W. E. Tea Broeok, 312-14 Power block, in Home Life Insear anOe Co.'s office. legal blanks at this omese. New line of ladies' belts just received: also large variety of silk mitts. Butcher & bradley's. PERSONAL. h. C. Foreman, of Empire, is in town. James Gough, of Gold Creek, is in town. H. E. Higgins is in town from Great Falls. State Senator John W. Power is at The Helena. G. B. Ballard, of Phtlipsburg, is a visitor In the city. Judge C. H. Benton, of Great Falls, is at The Helena. Julius Sultan, of Ban Franciseoo, is at the Grand Central. C. E. Worden, of Radersburg, is at the Grand Cent, al. Erich Mussigbrod is in town on a visit from Warm Springs. A. C. Gormley, of White Sulphur Springs, is at the Grand Central. Mies Ada Dickson and Mise Leida Diek inson are in town from Marysevlle. For the Gate or the Mountains. The Helena Cab and Transfer company will run a twenty passenger excursion *wagon in sonnection with the steamer, Rose of Helena, to the Gate of the Moan tains for the summer. Fine livery rigs of every description always on hand. JoHNSON & FrscHca, Prop's, Telephone 115. Arrivals at The Helena. J L Townsend. Helena J E Aaler, New York John A Manson, New Y L liiplcy. Duluth York IM Hyman, New lork C II .enton. Greoat aliss Robinson. New Nails York R A IBiglow, Chicago R ( Philpot, Chicago John W Power, Benton Charl s Muggeletson, Chas A Baker. Boston Jamesvil!e. Wis John i Park., Helena Erick Mlueigbrod, James I obinoon, l otte Warm Springs m WV Corrier, Great L B mith. Great Fall Falls ('has t urtis, Helena C W Goodale, Butte Arrtivala at the Grand Central. Julius ualtan, :an H Goody. Indianapo Francisco lis, led D FH Churchill. Great T A r cheuber. Milwan I ally kes Chas Howell, Bismarck J Fi Faulkner. Bt Paul ('has D Ladd. Noihart A l. Skinner, Grand R W Noble. Lewistown Rapids. Mich iB ' Young, Boston, P J Kelly, Dickinson, Mase N I) Yd d Shears, Boston. J A Watson, Ft Paul .Pass James Gough. told John 1 Henshaw. New Croek York Mie May 'lean Broeck. Mise Katie M Badaley, New York Now York Misa Nettio McConnell. "The hahobs." Now New York lork A kergaon. Winslton GQur Johnson. Marys- (i s Ballard. Phil'ps ville burg k:i l V illiams, Marys- W . ogy. Helena itle ii E I Higgins. Grclt Miss Ada Dickson. Falla Mlarysville liso, teila DUikoon. K I' glolf. (irrat Falle Marysville, William McKondrick, A (C Gorley, White . as ysvitle Hulphur Springs Tim dcl arthy. Town- J ( liarrington, Groat et!sd YFlls. F 1 Collins Marysville Jan . Ralston, Marys CE uorden, haders- ville burg 1 \i itrohitzky. Han H I. Heorman, Great Frantcis o Falls Arthur Ii 'lon, l'hilipe C M Locke, Minneapo burg lie M t. t oremtan, Empire Mrs Foreman. Empire W W (rrters, Granite The Grandon. The only first-olass European hotel in the city. Has the beat rooms, all modern ooavenl ences, with cate in the building. Corner Bixth avenue and Warren street. J. J. htohrbaulh, manager. l.apid transit eleo. trio ears pass the door. Th. Pee lityv has another woek of bargains. Fet their announcement on another page. I ar gins In dross goods, mackintolhtos raps.. suite. ys' w.oarrto. i'rices are to low that every ons in need of goods mrut iuy. For Sale. If you want a $65 brand new Davis sew ing machine for $30 eall in before it is too late.. Only a few left at hTTUnnoCx & PamTTr. Ladies' etelln pants ob0e and upwards at SButcher ie i radleys. 105 Broadway. SI The largest and beat line of baby carriages in the city at The see Hive. THE COWBOY RACE. List of the Riders Who Are Entered for the Big hvent. The cowboy race to the' World's fair will start from Chadron on June 18th and will end at Buffalo Bill's gronule in Chicago, where the winners will be presented with the several prizes by the well-known Ne braskan, W. F. Cody. Mr. Cody has added $500 to the $1,000 prise. This money is to be divided into three puress. The Colt's Firearms Company have made a speclal prise of one of their cowboy companionc. which will be nsed'to fire the signal shot. The list of riders at this time comprises the following. many of them famous names: Doo Middleton, Ohadron; Emmett Al bright. Ohadron; DynamiteJack, Crawford, Neb.; Ira Demmon, Rawhide Butte, Wyo.; Nick James, (half breed), Pine Bldge Agency; Jim Murray, Eagle Pass Texas; Harry Gillespie, Flag Butte. Neb.; Peter Shangraw, (half. breed),- Pine Bide Agenoy; Sam Tylo-, ,'Kingfisher, O. T.; Henry Butter Miles City, Ment.; Hedom (Indian), WoUnded Knee; Ham Bell. Buffalo Gap. b. D.; Jack Flagg. Big Horn Basin; Bnake Creek Tom, Bnake Ceek, Wyo.; Spotted Wolf (Indian), Rose und agenoy; Joe Gifford, Pierre, S. D.; Rat; tlesnake Pete, Crede. Col.; Joe Sampson, Warbonnet, Neb.; Miss Emma Hutchinson, Denver, Col.; Gray Wilson, Paris, Ill.; Nam Irwin,. Deadwood. S. D.; Cookeyed Bill, Manville, Wyo. As the start will be on the opening day of the state firemen's tournament. Gov. Crounse has been invited to be present and fire the signal shot that starts the race, and then to review the competing fire com panies. Miss Hutchinson, who halls from Den ver, is a young lady who has done much riding, and, althounh not of a robust phys ique, still thinks she can win the race, being thoroughly acquainted with her pow ere of endurance, as well as the staying qualities of the western bronoo. ANONYMOUS CIRCULARS. They are Posted in Chinatown and Canse Some Comment. Posted about Chinatown are circulars written in Chinese charging that Billy Kay, the well-known Chinese merchant and interpreter, had received $1 per head for registering Chinamen as required by the Geary law. The circulars are anonymous and created some talk among the selestials when they were put up. Billy Kay stands pretty high among his fellow countrymen and is the mayor of Chinatown, so the charge attracted considerable attention. Last night Billy said he had heard of the sirculars but had not even taken the trouble to go and look at one of them. As soon as they were posted one of his friends went to Billy's store and told him. Billy, who speaks very good English, said "I nave a good Idea of the authors of the clreulars. They are a mean lot. and are found in every community. I haven't heard anything more about it since I sent word to them to call on me if they had any kisk to make. Of course I was not paid $1 for every Chinaman registered. The Chinamen who went to the collector's otfce know it, and knew right away that the eirculars were the work of some mean spirited fellows." Billy was sitting behind the counter in his store when he talked about the circu lars. One of his customers came in and paid a bill, and business was going on at the old stand without interruption. COMING ATTRACTIONS. Of the show at Minge' to-night the Omaha Bee says: 'The Nabobs' is the title of a musical farce which introduced a score of very clever people to an an Omaha audi enoe at the Farnam street theater last even ing. The farce is above the average, and from curtain rise to curtain fall there is .an through it all, and through it all five tretty and clever girls ehange costumes ever so many times, giving a kaleidoscopio, colorful effect pleasing in the extreme. 'his quintet of fair feminininity can sing, too. The voiees are full, fresh and effective, the rich contralto of one tall girl being partlc ularly cleasing. Mr. John F. Henshaw is the leading com edian of the company. He has a fine sense of burlesque and his funniest hits are made with an ease that is admirable. His per formance would reach a higher level as a whole were he to drop the couple of min streldnaloses he introduces. Mr. Henshaw sings a comic song admirably and his dancing last evening evoked many recalls. He is a very clever farce comedian. The other members of the company acquit themselves satisfactorily. Robert Gaylor as "Sport McAlllten The management beg leave to impress upon the critical theater-goers of Helena that Robert Gaylor, who is to appear at Ming's opera house Tuesday evening, is the most genuine Irish comedian on the stage to-day. The ohief charm about his work is its naturalneas, and the absence of noisy and meretrietoas devices to cause langhter. His style is clean, wholesome and irresisti ble. His humor ia unetions and refined and does not decend upon vulgarity in the least sense. He has sneeessfally enter tained large and eritical audiences in every eity of importance in theUnited States and Canada, and comes here with a brilliant record of over fifty consecutive nights at the Broadway Bijon theater, Now York, where his comedy, 'sport MeAllister, one of the 400," was the laughing s5eaess of the season. Herbert Nicholson & Co. [LIMITED.] Are now ti-.rn.:iy re'tled at their warohone, ol:pott. No, t"era Pacifc Freight )Dolot. aod are hotter prepared lth ever to deliver promptly all kinds of Wood, Coal and Feed At lowest market rates. Telephone 242 U, S, Public Sampling Company, Corner Grand and Jackson Streots, Helena, Montana. *.. PATENTS .. United States and Foreign Pat. ents obtained and any intotmation given. EDWARD C. RUSSELL. Attorney at Law. Pittaburgh Bteelk eolomet lMaet S7NDS . BROS; EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTIONS. We place on sale this week our entire stook of Ladies' Spring Capes and Children's Garments at prices reduced below the actual manufacturing cost. We also continue our Gigantio Reduction Sale of Dress Patterns at the unprecedented low prices given last week. The remarkable values presented in these Departments have never been approached in Montana. We are overstooked. We are determined to reduce at once by offering bargains unequalled in all the United States, The following prices speak for themselves. GIGANTIC SALE OF GREAT REDUCTION SALE OF DRESS PATTERNS. Ladies' Capes and hildren's Garmnts At $2.75 Reduced From $4.00 At $3.50 Reduced From $6.50 Dress Patterns in Changeable Brocaded Serges. Ladies' Cloth Capes. Six Cape Collar. Colors New Colorings. Bladk, Blue, Green and Tan. At $4.00 Reduced From $6.25 At $5.00 Reduced From $8.60 Dress Patterns in Fancy Cheviot Serges Light Ladies' Cloth Capes. Double Cape Collar. Color, Effects. Blue only. At $4.95 Reduced From $7.50 At $6.75 Reduced From $10 Dress Patterns in Scotch Cheviots. Light Ladies', Broadcloth Capes., Triple Frill Collar. Medium and Dark Eff.cts Colors, Black, Blue and Tan. At $5.90 Reduced From $8.50 At $8.65 Reduced From $12.50 Dress Patterns in Fancy Worsted and French Ladies' Broadcloth Capes. Braided Cape Collar. Serges. Spring Shades. Colors. Black, Blue and Green. At $7.50 Reduced From $10 At $9.90 Reduced From $15 Dress Patterns in Novelty Suitings and Spring Ladies' Worsted and Broadcloth Capes Colum Crepons. bus and Fancy Cape Collars. Blue and Green At $9.50 Reduced From $15 At $12 Reduced From $18 Dress Patterns in Paris and London Novelties. Ladies' Broadcloth Capes. Queen Anne Collar. New Effects. All Shades. Colors Blue and Black. Our immense assortment of High Grade At $15 Reduced From $27 Novelty Dress Patterns, including the newest effects in Fancy Weaves and Spring Shades, Ladies' Worsted Cape. Fancy Queen Anne marked at about 50 cents on the dollar of for- Collar. Colors, Black, Tan and Changeable. mer prices. Children's Jackets, Sizes I to 12 years.................At $1.25 reduced from $2.00 Children's Jackets, Sizes 4 to 12 years ................At $1.95 reduced from $3.00 Children's Jackets, Sizes 4 to 12 years ................At $2.85 reduced from $4.50 Children's Jackets, Sizes 4 to 12 years .................At $3.35 reduced from $5.00 Children's Jackets, Sizes 4 to 12 years ................At $4.55 reduced from $6.50 One Lot Children's Outing Coats, Sizes I to 4 years.....At $1.25 reduced from $2.25 Ladies who intend visiting Chicago should not fail to examine the rare inducements we are offer ing, as the bargains now given cannot be matched elsewhere. SS NDS BROS. * BABCOCK'S SPRING Neckwear V .ON Latest Shapes. Largest Stock. Popular Prices. Babcock & Go HELENA AND BUTTE. FOR THE AMOUNT -OF MONEY We are giving better values in Suits, Boys' GClothing, J-lats and Gaps, Than any other house in Montana. When we say "Values," we mean just that exactly. We do not sell CHEAP goods for low prices, but we sell GOOD goods for low prices. Examine our stock and be con Vinced. ANEORSON BROS. CO. MEN'S FURNISHERS. Main Street, Foot of Broadway To Loan Money at 70.', 8°10, and 90o0. Amount of Loan and Security determine the rate of interest. [ am prepared to make loans promptly in amounts from $500 to $100,000 $100,000 Commereial and Short Time notes wanted. Also City, School, State and County Bonds and Warrants No. 10 Edwards St., Helena, Mont. H. B. PALMER. -V, S)inging Serenely, liooking so Queenly, And all because she has on a pair of our splendid summer shoes. They are neat enougl and sweet enough to be seen anywhere. We keep all that is new, stylish and becoming in footwear, so you may be sure you will be fashionably and comfortably fitted when you get your shoes of us. Don't deform a neat foot by wearing clumsy shoes The foot is a feature, with every creature, and one not to be despised or neglected. If we dress your feet you will al. ways stand well. Don't forget that. CLARKE & FRANK MONTANA SHOE CO,. G-ET TIEE BEST! WHITING'S BRUSHES-Are the acknowledged leaders. Nothing equal to them. We carry the largest stock of them in Montana and sell them at eastern prices. SENOUR'S MONARCH PAINT---Has no equal in this market. Guar anteed free from adulteration and full weight. SENOUR'S FLOOR PAINT-Has no equal. We carry the largest stock and the best goods in the Paint and Varnish line of any house in Montana. Prices the lowest. H. M. PARCHEN & CO. PARCHEN'S CORNER. Corn Salve IS A GUARANTEED CURE. I TRY ITI All Druggists. 25 Cents. C. B. LEBKICHER. FLAT OPENING Blank Books and General Book Binding. RULING. ONLY FIRST-CLASS BINDING HOUS., Work Guaurateed. Helen.. Mont.