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THE MINES OF MONTANA
the Outlook in Missoula County Is Said to Show Considerable Improvement. For the First Time in Ten Years the Parrot Mine at Buttu Is Closed. Mllissnla Men Have Invented a Dry Pro eess for Saving Fine (Gold--The Silver Depresslonin Untte. Special to The Independent hIrnsoirLA, Sept. 11.-lhe mining outlook in Missoula is improving. and there is rea son to believe that at least a portion of the miners that have been laid off will soon be working again. The recent report from the Curlew mine that a two-foot streak of high grade italena ore had been struck in the 500 foot level has been verified, and considerable ore has already been extracted. This will be good news to the numerous small stockholders in this onoe profitable mine. The fact that the Cover d'Alene mines were preparing to reopen, and that two of them have already commenced operations, is also an encouraging piece of mining news which is of much importance to this city. The camps of the Caour d'Alene have been good customers of our sawmill, fruit orchards and agrionltural products, and their reopening will aseist materially in relieving the financial strin. gency in this locality. The owners of the Charcoal mine. in Camas Prairie, have eontinued to work their property and ship ore notwithetand ing the low price of silver and lead. There is a prospect that Butte parties will take a hand on the White Cloud mine, on Eight Mile creek, and commence work on the property in a short time. A very large body of pyritic gold ore is in sight in the mine, which can andoabtedly be profitably r worked with proper machinery. The mine is very favorably located as to timber. water and railroad facilities, and will even tually make one of the largest mines of she state. Operations on the Deep Creek quartz mines will be resumed In a short time. The I manager, Mr. Weoot, has been east and is exrected to arrive here in a few days. These properties are among the most promising free milling gold properties in western Mon- 2 tana. Thorough and complete amalgama tion tests, as well as numerous assays, have i been made on the ores, and development I brought to a point where a mill only is re- I quired to place them in the list of Montana dividend payers. THE PARROT CLOSED. For the First Time in Ten Years Opera ttous Are Suspended. Several weeks ago when the men at the Parrot mines were laid off and all work suspended. it was announced and supposed J that the shut down was temporary, and that work would be resumed just as soon as P certain needed repairs at the smelter were made. says the Miner. At that time there i was considerable ore at the mines, and it was the belief that when that was worke.d off and the repairs made the mines would again start up. Ths has proven to be a de lusive hope and belief. Baturday at mid night the Parrot works closed down and it will be some time before smoke will be seen issuing from its stacks. It is true that there were not very many recently employed by 5 the company, but its idle employed all an- o ticipated an early resumption and it can a therefore be said that the olosing throws 625 men out of work for that was the d number of employee on the Parrot system when at work. In connection with the o event it may be mentioned that this is the o first time in ten years that the Parrot has C completely suspended operations. and also that during the past file years its monthly C p-ymente in Butte have averaged $225,000. The information to the Miner is that the close down will only be temporary, but that no definite idea can be given of its duration and it will probably continue for several months. While the works at Bridge port will continue in operation they are in ei need of extensive repairs, as a'e the Butte F wo ks, and until these are made there will be no work at either mines or smelter. The news is certainly unlleasant to w chronicle, especially at this season of the year, for the winter is near at hand and even though the works be only closed for sixty days it must entail a hardship upon many citizens,. for the Parrot seldom in changed its emIloyes and many of them P; are property holders in Butte. C TO BE1'ARtATE FINE GOLD. Missoula Men Are Inventors of a New F. F. Dawes and Eelif lianson, of Mis soula have perfected a process for the dry separation of flue gold, that promises to be an important factor in devoloping the placer fields that are distant from a sufAoient water supply for operation by ordinary methods. The process has been given a practital test that has demonstrated its adaptability to this class of work, and its sueaoes is assured. Mr. )Dawos has been at work upon the scheme for sever al years and he and Mr. HaSson have just perfected e separator that works satisfactorily. A model has been const ucted and shipped to Wuahingtun, where Mr. Dawes will follow in a few days to see about securino a patent upon the machine. By this process the ore or gravel is ran through a crsthei and a steam dryer, after which it is dumped Into the hopper of the separator. Dropping from this. It strikes a powerlal blast of air which carries it be tween two sets of slowly revolving covper cylinders, coated with a sixteenth of an inch of mercury. These eylinders are placed in two lines of three each, one above the other, so that the duet, driven by the air blast, passes between them in a wave like line. 'Ihe ore thst strikes a cylinder similar to the others, but revolving in an of posite direction, which catches the eoarser gold and the nuegets. Then, pses ing between the other cylinders, all the gold is caught, however flue. and the waste is carried by the rir blast to a conveyor, which bears it away. The mercury on the cylinters ies onastatly renewed, so that a fresh eurface is always presented. I here seem to be no doubt of the pran ticability of thi. invention, wh:eh will make it possible to op rate rlacer fields that have he:etolore been aeglected on account of the lack of water. The proeess is simple atd cheap, and with it, six men can handle a .ar;e amnount of gravel. MINE-S NEAlt MAIDEN. A Nice liar From the Spotted IIerae andd rumo Jrom, the (e.it idnre. 'lTh Helena National bank has received front the sputted Htrse mine a gold bur, contalluig about $12".000. 'this we the reasit of a week's iL an '.p. 'Ihe lprttod iforse is now turning out about 440...)0 in fold vev)y m.nith. Another guood wine In the Malden country Is theh t h ib.n. J. 'T. Armiugtan and Dr. I airl.lio, of Great Falls, wh,, arn Iargely Interested i that counrtry, boutIht down from there the other day .1. .ni worth of gold in the haba! ot ainiu.alll ,r, duoed by the new prrouose whlch s in s opre .r tion at the mine and i. known as the "o a nide proeess." It oonests of griodinh up the ore and treatitn it with a so.utlir of cyanode or potash which holds the gold in thi sock In io!ution. '1he llrui. co:nt;Iruig the gold is afterward Slrbjrcted to other t eat irierit a ilch causes it to deposit the gold together with other iuetals in tha form of a asrt of precuiVt.,te. It is this stuff .Mr. Adinuytn briought with him and it will be Highest of all in Leavening Power.-Latest U. S. Gov't Report. - tPowder ABSOLUTELY PURE shipped east to refine it. The metal in it rresent shape is said to be worth aboal $40,000 per ton. The amount brought It this time is the result of a three weeks' rum and will prodooe about $15.000 in pur gold. There are new seventy men working in the mine and the ore grows richer ar work irogresses and a great deal of it runi over $26 to the ton. The prlnoi:,al owners of the mine are Mlesrs. Sherard. J. K. C'lark, C. H. Clark, T. E. Collins, J. H, Fairfield and J. T. Armington. A Promising Gold Property, C. A. Wing recently brought ever some very fine looking gold quartz from the O0 Fino lode, on Deer Creek, in Missoula county, a tributary to the St. Regle. The quartz Is eonsiderably stained with iron and carries free gold throughout, which is plainly vlsible to the naked eye. Assare of the quartz gave $84, $106, $180.204 and $45 tin gold to the ton. So far but little work has been done on the property, the assays grven coming from a drift about twenty-five feet from the surface. A ahaft has been sunk to a depth of twenty-six feet. and these constitute the only development done on the property. Has Fallen Off Half. Six months ago or less there were at least seventy-five mines in full operation in Butte, but to-day there are not half this number, says the Miner. The only companies now working full blast are the Boston & Mon tana. Butte Reduction. Butte & Boston and the Helena. ' be Anaconda is working about half a force, the Moulton and Colorado are doing about the same, while the Alice, Lex ington, Parrot, Ophir and several smaller concerns are not turning a wheel so far as the production of metal is concerned. A rrlvals at Tah Helera A Raht. Pueblo James T Stanford, It T baylise, Marysville I reat Falls WY 8 Cooper. Chicago 1:0 r.usk. Chico, ('al ) I) proul, wife and Clo; Engle, eaw York ehild. C'hico, Cal Col J L Coles, Coled' David Ii Coles, Colr' (:Camp Camp 'out Conoy, rcity Uo, W\V Neff, Denver D) ' lasketit, Chicago ire F Giordon Doextor, Mis i. A taudelet, Iuoston eaoton Mr liorkhauser, Ger- Hermrn 'ung, Dresden many IDr t.lank, hIum, Gor it i UWoilderftlt, Gor- many Hiram \uowles. Mi,- W t; l.voe'ett. Los An L J Smith, taroat kalia gsles, C.t Arrivel' at the Grand rentral. John C Wilson. St Paul C I Sherman. Winston Mrs Sherman, Winston It F rennntt. Spokane ) C I'otorson, Spokano F M Proctor, Canyon seorg Mlc('ormick, Creek anyon ( rex J hl Dixon, Missoula Jos MDolonald, Gem, C L Johnson, asade idaho Mrs Deering, Marys Jam, L'oering, Marys- i!llo ville Mrs 1i E foll. Omaha J C Dent, Collins Mrs 'ent and child, tliss _vorert, Collins t ollins Mrs M RKuaman, Butte Frank l' Murry,Comet N Stuart, ('ronlt I.van lindman. Elk T H tlathaway. Mis- horn sonls O G Cooper, Great F'rank B Lamoronax, Fallse )iamreond ('ity D V Bioan Diamond John Duffy, Silver City ity John O'Dell. Great Adolph I ovy, Butto 'Falle 'i hoe Fuhrken, city Thoe B Ranoy, t Louscl Notice to Ore ShipDers. The U. 8. Public Sampling Co., of Hel ens, is again prepared to handle all elesses if smelting ores, and varties having this )lase to sell will find it to their interest to interview E. B. lraden, mannoar, beforo lisyosing of their products. We can now nay the market price for all ores, which is )nly a slight decrease front the prices pre railing before the recent decline in silver. ocrreapondence solicited. Ei. BuADoe, Mannger, Jorner Grand and Jackson streets, Helcna. Legal blanks at this office. Past Events Excelled. The fall opening at S. A. Fisher's millin ry parlors will surpass all former efforts, !rlday and Saturday, Sept.. 15 and ;16. Silk umbrellas with fancy mrtsel and natural rood haludloo thi. week at Tho boa Hiive for j. Lhtat Is the Old Reliable? It is the o'dest and mseet reliable railway in operation between the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Mlinneapolis) and UChiago--the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Panul. Its train serrice is more frequent than that of any other line and unequalled in point of excellence, comfort, speed and safety. It rune five complete and handsomely eQntpped passenger trains from the Twin Cities to C'tlo ,io each day, four of which pass through Winona. La Crosse, Portage, Watertown andl Milwankee. the other pass ing through Aastin, 1)nubqne and Mavannn. It ii the= only noId running traine lighted by electricity and has the exclnrive use of the fanous electric reading lan p in earn berth. All trains thoroughly heated by steam, doing away with the old time car stove. It runs the latest buffet smoking ears, the latest private compartment cars, elegant drawing room sleeping oars, and free re clining chair oars on night trains, and par lur drawing room chair cars on day trains. Dining cars (the fineet se, vice in the west), are attached to each train, cowving fi;st clase meals at convenient hours. Everybody has heard of the renowned vestibuled, electric llghted, stourn heetei limited of "The Milwaukee." This is the most thoroughly and nlxuriously equipped train running between the 'twin Cities and Chicago. No ext a charge. Leaves Min neapolis 7:30 and St. I'enl 8:10 every even ing; arrives Chlcago 9:8U following morn ing. The enormous traffic constantly carried over this road between Chicago and the northwest has necessitated and resulted in one of the most solid and substantial road beds in this country, which, together with Its univalled passeener train equipment and servier, insures to its patrons the high est degree of safety and ease. Now is the thie to visit the World's fair --the grandest opportunily the American people ever had of seeU:n the world in miniature. HMe that tour tickets read vie '"I lte Milloaukee" sad thus saunre the best possible rerviee, anol onsurpansed acrom modetions, the veiy boat to be obtained for your money. J. T. Coni.rY, Assistant (General Passauner Agent, St. 'Paul, Minn. Mlll I AND Ti the wif., of 'Thomas Moroland. C'"ra- ltr-irk..th t.el.' - i. I15 ) I ' 5. N.. i M.I-ic r-i, i'on tir ler fotlrth Iirsoay ill .,iii iyI- s !, a: I. U. it. I. hail. .iaik-alr ie .,r, .ir Itii[ .t-enllrb ra are ,,r ,ftly Ilitdlrl to at' ad. '"I: i 1.1, .L ltbtli, . (U. liai. Mlt.r.t Ltie u., tr Iciere. Montltsli Lgilon No. 1, . H. of A. O. L. IV. 'IH. re w.ll I iret ,i ion of I'til ane I ,giorn No .: h. (.if I. . I (. , .r- y . , l ir ie ' i riroriii i: t birh . 1i . 1ii \N. • . I. Coun. 1, Ii. Hi',:.. hi ti . iou rd, r.i ' Mlyrlle ilodgl,, N.,. 3. K. of P. litr .t v-re Thursday. 1',..., 1 r . l.....ti u t ab,,ve Ilode~ will "I"h, ,i., l iir.. .ay e. .-u li a faght irclok ,harp. n, I Iariri hirrlri-re ar kaurdly in ti i % to r f itteuit. ,ruin Li I;I. C. C. li. of IL awl ii. IN THE COURTS. High School Judgment Paid tn-Thl Chicken Thief's Case. Chairman Langhorne, of the board of education, yesterday paid into court $251 147.46, the amount of the judgment and in. terest in the Grant &i Whalen case. The costs in the case amount to $784. As the case now stands the various oTeditors ol Whalen & Grant, laterested in the juda ment, will have their claims adjudieated it court. R. A. Marlowe, as redeiver of the Montana National bank, has entered suit, claiming that the atsigament of Grant & Whalen of about $18,000 takes precedence over other claims. This is tho iret ease to be settled. County Attorney Nolan yesterday filed an information against Ah Coon charning him with attempted burglary. Ah Coon is the Chinaman who was caught in the not of tearing the latls ef a chioken house. In the suit of C. B. Nolan vs. Thos. Kent the lattee's motion for a ohange of venue was denied. KNOWLEDGE " Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure,. by more promptly adapting the world's beet products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presen' inug in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing eand truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; offectually cleahsing the system dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver aqd Bowels without weaken ing them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any snub:titute if offered. Children's AT - 00S T. Aoderson Bros. Co. Main St,, Foot of Broadway. Have you seen the very latast in Fall and Winter f SUITINGS AND i VERCOATIIGS I A full line at the M .. I Tint . Tail ors, over tile Crusu ..; 3Bank. WALTER & DYLL. C. B. LEBKICHER. FLAT OPENING Blank Books and General Book Binding. 1RU L IN( i. CNLY fiRST-CLASS BiNrN1 HOUS,, Work Ouar.nteud. 1 ,*:·.;, ont. P7 TB NTS - - FOR INVENTIONS - - PROCURED BY The Press Claims Company. Equal with the interest of those having claims against the government is that of INVENTORS, who often lose the benefit of valuable inventions because of the incom petency or inattention of the attorneys employed to obtain their patents. 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If others are infringing on your rights or if you are charged with infringement by others, submit the matter to us for a reliable opinion before acting on the matter. THE PRESS CLAIMS COMPANY, JOHN WEDDERBURN, Managing Attorney. I'tCut this out and sond it with your inquiry. 018 P Street Northwest, P. O. Box 463, Wmashlltou. D. . Wanamaker & Brown FALL AND WINTER Samples Now Ready. All goods at Philadelphia prices. D. S. HODGE, AGENT. 22 N. WVarren Street. H. B. Palmer No. 10 Edwards Street, Merchants Natlonal Bank BalldlaKg. -FOR RENT $1S-Per month, dwelling 124 Jefferson street, five rooms, Water eta. Nice place. $18-No. 1051 Warren street, eight rooms, water and furntce, $10-Dwellings 1023, 1025 Tenth avenue, includeos water. Several suites of ro ms in brick building cor nor 4 :haucer and Highland, $4 to $10 per suite, wate- on e.ch flor. Also a mumber of small houses to rent, from $3 to 8. lomoe for sale on monthly or quarterly pay ments, cheap. WE ARE STILL Cut ti.g MONTANA SAPPHIRES. And still claim to put more bril. liancy in them than any other cutter. . DE SOLA IINDES& CO., CUTTERS OF DIAMONDS and PRECIOUS STONES. 51 and 53 Maiden Lane. NEW YORK. JOHNSON'S JOURNEYS IN TIHE Yellowstone National Park. M. R. John-on lakes camping I ar ties through the park in covered ocr riages or on horseback. lRogular parties will start from Cin nalar, Mont., on the following dates: July 18, Ag. 1, Aug. 15, Aug. 29, Hept. 12, ept. 26. To engage transportation address A. P. DODGE, 926 N nth Ave., Helena, Mont SCI.I)IIF'" 1SALE--B VIlITUE O AN IX Secutin in my hands, isueoni out oflthe district court of the kir.t Jludicial diitrict of tbhe stale of Montana. in andl for the county of L+wis and ( larko. in theo uit of Thn I ocky Mountain Iniol 'l irphone Comrpany againit F. A. Carlton. duly attrFtrl I.h,:'.,d day of Auost, A. 1). 189.1, 1 Bave levied upon all tWe right, title and lu.tuar ,of titc vail k. A. ('anrlon in and to ihe following drcrild prolpenrt. situeated in Lewi and (Clarke cont 'y. tate of Montana, viz: I ort nmblr,r I vevwntren (17) andoilghtaeni (1) in bock nimoeredt rixteen (1I) end let nnm. tborei forty-eti tt) in block ntlmberod twentyr iylht (C), nill in Mole.n Park adlditlion to tihe cily of ieleona. I oewis ud ( larke county. Mon tana, as raid lots and blocks are nombered. dtes Isnate. and derlteld yupon the ullieial plat of the said namd addiltlon on file In the (oice of ttl rotllly olerk and rnoovrds-r rf s alild coounlty of l..wl snl Clarke, Montana. 'T'ogtlitr .ith all alndl singular thle teneminte blridltamnts nnod appnrteoaune tLereuuntu b, lunginu or In anywie ar.,lertalullg. Notice Is hereby gilven that on the Irth lay of lOeptetn her, A. D. 18LM. at the hour of I : o'clock m. of maid day. at the front dior of the count botle. ihs tle city of lclena. alad county anl stale.n I will roll all the rightl. title andl Inatares4 of the said J.. A. ('arlon in and to tLe laid above di ecrlbed property, to the highest bidder for ash In band. (ilivon under my hand this the 24th day of Aniust. A. D. IhL. ('UAl ,/ i. CUITIS, sher. JI a.n E. .ose, Undor Ihoriff. FREE COINAGE Free Co' age of Silver Is essential to, the .•, p)erity of the West. and it Is surn to come. We feel so con fident of tile ultim a suzcc..s of (,or great industry tlact we have invested in the largest and finest stock oi lieute and Shoas west of St. l'PiL We believe ta The Parting of the Ways Potwoon the old fogy style of doing business and the enterprising modern methods. We are the live, popular, progressivo tShoe HIouse of the Statc. l'uy in larg queart title, of the factories direct. Huy only solid. woll-wearing goods, and sell at the smallest possible profit. Try ua -LARKE, FRAN.. MONTANA SHOE CO. ARTHUR P. CURTIN'S FURNITURE, CARPET, NEW MUSIC HOUSE. WALL PAPER AND /P a Iz.os, O /gais , Eose Farnishing Goods Hole. Orguinettes, Guitars, Viollns, Accordion% .ne enlarged to f rer astrmer paclty. n-· A ra m4 LNN O. 'i ir oom et.d krou th n-l MUSICAL MERCHANDISE. Sstock g reaer than that al all othPelena dole a·re for StCeiway & eel8oas o houussomblaed. (sbler Bros. Wegman, Macon kt IIaoll i~ah purhse and ight arlad shipmento Brilp, and ot hr first-clan Piloas ouly. I etrders will reeive prompt attentiof l I"Low pricesu .netede t trm --- ------ELENA. MONTANA. . ESTABLISHED 1849. INCORPORATED 1880 Branch-Crookes Saw Comlpaony, Manufacturers of All Kainds of AND Machine Knives. -Dealers in Files, Emery Wheels, Leather and Gnm Belting and All Kinds of Mill uppalies. 522 N. Third Street., ST. TO TOUI8, MO.