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Anlaiportant Dieseevry of Ore at Whfppoorwill,. n the Bitter. root Country. Th Beolt Coal Field Output to be Used by the Anaoonda Company. A Sig Teamel to Be Run Prom the D1. Metallic to the MIll-Jeferseon County Notes. Special to The Independent. MeasouLA, Dec. 22.-What is probably the most important dlesovery of ore that has been made anywhere in the vieainty of Miassela daring the past year was reeently made In the Whippoorwill mine. This property IS in the Bitter Root valley, and jelas the famous Curlew mine on the west. SBles high grade ore was diseovered In the Curlew a great deal of prospecting and much work has been done In the seareh for ore outside the C.rlow ground. Numerous shafts tunnels and levels have been run by own"er of surrounding olaims. but they have generally been almost totally barren of favorable results. Nothlng resembling the hIgh grade ore of the Curlew mine has been heretofore struek outside the lines of the mine, except in very small and disson nected fragments. In 1888 the owners of the Last Change sand Whippoorwill eliatns Inaorporated un der the name of the Whippoorwill Mining oempeny, with a espital stook of 200,000 shares. Work was proseeuted from time to time as the stooekholders were willing and able to put up the necessary funds. In this way a large amount of elnking' and drift ing was aecomplished. Whatever merits the pronosltion was supposed to have rested largely on the feet that proetable ore bodies had bhoen disrovered and worked in the Carlw adjoianing. Last September the company leased the Whippoorwill claim to two miners, Frank Thornburgh aend By Nlohols. They recently discovered a small streak of ore near the surface whloh continued to widen with sieking un til at the present depth of seventy feet it is lye feet in depth. The ledge has good walls, is evidently in place aend is nearly vertical in pitkh. In most of these charao terlstles it differs from the Curlew. The ore eontains oonsiderablo galena which like the galena in the Carlow is remarka bly high gradernnning from 200 to 800 ounces aid the whole body appears to be even at the present low prices of silver and lead a prgltable and high grade ore. Mr. Bask. ole of the largest stockholders, was in Mis soula to-day and stated that there was a lete quantity of ore on the dump and there appeared to be an almost unlimited quantity in the mine. The shipment of ore to the smelters will be commeneed im mediately. The discovery of this ore body on a claim whtoh had been for svr oral yeare quite extensively prospeoted should cause a renewal of work on other properties in the vicinity of the Curlew. It is also important from the fact that its future development may and probably will I solve some of the problems which have al ways to a greater or less extent puzzled the management of the Curlew mine itself and enable them to carry on their prospecting work on the mine with a greater degree of I osrtainty than they have heretofore been able to do. The resumption of work on the Nine Mile Mining company's property on' Monday was a somewhat nnexpleted and pleasing event. It will materially strengthen the resources of Missoula and assist in dispell ing the prevailing hard times. The com pany employs sixty men when in full oper ation, besidesgiving employment to a num ber of woodehoppers and teamsters. Its successful operation is souroe of encour agement to the owners of several other promising mines in the violnity. THE BELT COAL FIELDS. Anaconda May Use 300 Tons of the Out put a Day. The Great Falls Leader says: The Belt Cail end Coke company has acquired the Interests of Messrs. Hanser, Power and bthersen the Castner coal mine at Belt. The company have been so favorably im pressed with the Belt coal that arrange ,ments are sow being made to mine it more extensively for the exclusive nse of the Asoooand company. They will ship about five cars per day from the start and before spring increase the shipments to twenty cars per day. The Anacondacompany will, it is understood, be ready to use 300 tons a day of this coal when it can be furnished. P. J. Shields told a well known citizen that inside of six months the company will have in the neighborhood of 000 menat work and if the capacity of the mines prove capable the number would be materially Inc eased. He also intimated that providing the coal could be had at Belt the Anaconda company would use it in preference to any other. The company at present consumes 60: tons per day. getting it from lRed Lodge, Meat., and Rook Sprinre, Wye. It requires a big force of men tomine that amount of coal every twenty-four hours and if the company coneludes to use nothing but Belt coal the benefit that will accrue to this sec tion of the state can readily be seen. P. J. Shields will have sixty-pgrs or 100 men at work in the minee very soon and no one need be surprised if the heretofore proaoei hamlet of Belt becomes a bustling town within a sho t time. It will open another profitable field for Great Falls business men the importance of which cannot be overestimated. FROM MILL TO MINE. The BI-Metallic to Begin Work on a Big Tunnel. The best news that has reached the ears of the people in this section for some time was given out this week by Charles D. MoLare. of the Bi-metallic, who stated in an interview that the work of running a drain tunnel from a point in Douglass gulch, above the Bi-metallie mill, to the mine would be commenced some time in January, says the Phllipsburg Mail. For some time past surveyors have been en gaged laying the line for the proposed tun nel, which line is now completed and the company will soon advertise for bids and the work will be let by coitraot. The pro posed tunnel will be about a mile and a half in length and in its course will pros pect a lot of valuable ground. The main objeot, and that for which the tunnel is to be made. is for the purpose of draining the mines through it, thereby saving the expense of pumping. It will also enable them to use the water from the Fred Buarr ditch to furnish power at the hoist. It is thought at least 100 men will be employed on the tunnel work, which will be divided in such a manner that two or three separate crews will be engaged. The Bi-metallic company will have some other work under way at the mill shortly after the first of the year which, in al!, will give employment toa largenumber of men, but as there is in the district at present two or three hands for each jot, that may be offered, consequently a foreign influx is not encouraged. Ihe cost ofsuch a tunnel as the i-rmetallic company rropose runnlngo will be enormous, but the great saving that it will make when operations are aPain re sumed in the mines will soon repay them for the outlay. Jefferson Ceunty Mines. Three cars of ore from the Comet mines are shipped daily to the lE st Helens smelter. The owners of the Blackbird mine. about eight miles northwest of Bernice, have run a tunnel some 450 feet, but do not exnect to strike the vein for a couple of hundred feet yet. They pnlverised and washed Highest of all in Leavening Power,-Latest U. S. Govrt t ABSOWEfLY PURS some of the shrfaoe ore and seared very finAe etarn. James Thompson. of Wikes, has re eently disposed of the Blue Bed Nellie, Sheperd Boy sad Mary Black quarts lode minng claims, in the Colorado sr Cateraet district, to a Pennsylvania mlinta som pay,_ kaewa as the Montana Gold and S11 ver Mning company, iooerporatel under the laws of West Virginia, the prices of the properties being xed at $240.0004 of which a oonsiderable proportion as to be paid is eash end the batsnce in stoeek of the com pany. The B. B. mine at Basin has been bonded to Butte parties for $40,000. the bond.to run one year, says the Boulder Are. This isa very promisita property, and improves steadily with develoement. The Rose miu, about two miles from Basin, on Cat araot seork, is under bond, aend develop. meat nork le belng pushed ahead as rap idly as possible. The Hope company has bonded the Last Chases and have put no a whim to take out the water and makeo a test run on the ore through the ceaon trator. Patre Caliornla grape wins and bra dies at the Califoraia Wine House at rea sonable prices. A 365-DAY PRESENT. And Every saeceedlng Day It WJll. Grow In Value. Now, good digestion wait on'appetite. And health on both! --Shakespeare. Of course good digestion will not wait on appetite, nor health on both, unless one's food is well cooked. And it is not likely to he well cooked unless your cook has a World's Fair Souvenir Cook book, seenred through Tui INDEPENDErNT'S extraordinary premium offer, explained on another page. As a conoession to the demands or the sea son it has been deolded to allow any sub seriber to THE INDEPENDENT, daily or weekly, paid up or delinquent, to get one or more of these last and best publications en the subject of culinary art for the price of $1.25 cash. Thi s offer will only hold good doring the holiday season, and gen tlemen wishing to make their wives happy and themselves comfortable can find no better way of doing it than by getting a World's Fair Souvenir Cook book. The California Wine House is the place to buy your goodies for your Christmas dinner. They Come Our Way. That is, the way with the Christmas buy ers; they all come our way this year. See the latest novelties at the HELESA JEWELRY CO. Go to The Bee Hive for all kinds of Christmas rifts suitable for young and old. The largest aesortment in the state. Free Silver. We believe in free silver. Hundreds be lieve in Meyer's Cough Remedy. So would you if you used it. For sale by all drug gists and at the City Drug Store. Coming. You should see those shaving sets and shaving mirrors that ore going so fast at the HELENA JEWELRY CO. Buy Montana Peerless Baking Powder. It is a home industry. Ask your grocer for it. HELENA IN BRIEF. Capital City Music Co., 822 Ninth ave. Jackson's music house is selling at abso lute cost. H. R. Thompson, assignee. IIORN. DEvRING- In Heo:cna, Peoc. 20. to the wife of W allaoo Dearing. a daugl ter. Morning Star Lodge No. 5, A. F.& A.M Moot second aln fourth Saturday. SA regulur comimuinication of the above named lodge will tako place at IMaaonio T'I'mple, iornr of t Broadway and Jackson streets, thlis i.ning at 7:80 o'clck. All members are expoctedi to be prompt in attendance, and bojourniuig bretlren are cordially invited. A. J. CRiAViEN. W. M. JOS. J. HINDSON. Secretary. REPORT OF THE CONDITION -OF THE Merchants National Bank. At Helena, in the State of Mon tana, at the Close of Busi ness, Dec. 19, 1893. RESO iURCES. Lons and discottnt ...............$1.373.631 8 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 55,049 01 U. S. I;,adts to ýeoure circulation.... 55.t:00 0U U. S. londs to socur, deposits....... 10).00oi 00 Stocks. socurities. t .. .......... 17,143 26 D)ui fromll a)pprovetd re Srve ag tntl.............. 1::42339 12 0 f)ue from it ltr iritionula banks .................. 27,873 39 D)lue fromli state batnks anit banker.. ......... .. 4,500 45 - -- 170.808 02 Furnitur and fixtures ................. .539 51 Other real estate and mortgages owned ...... ........... ........ 12,014 5 Currentaetl.ierso auitd taxes paid .... 11.4ii 18 I'retomiurs on U. i. Itbonds ... 10,000 C0 hold and ai.vor bars on hand........ 1,518 15 I'hIcks itlrd other cash it tzn. ........ ....... i,,'01 80 Ifillsof tiother oank...... 571,100 0 Fractioital mauir currtI ey. nickeils atd l 'ints.. 1.(83 42 il"cimt ... ........ 9,61i5 tO .L.gal tender notes ...... 1.t400 0 212,350 25 Il(lemltioin fuinti wilth U. H. Trias urmr 2. tier cent. rof tircutltion).... 2.502 00 Tutal ......... ... ..0.i7,.0 . 01 LIAAItlIITIES. ('altal stwk lid l ............. S 32,00000 rtmlu.. lnd .i................... ,i) tn0e I etltvido I profits ................. 0 Natlitil .ank noto tiut-ta:,ding ..... 4·LOt 00 jot tolli cie ..... .42.,31 15 l)€.lnadulu certiticat's ,f dto l~siii ................... 11;, 5. Tioi cortificeate of tic pitsit........... 1..... '1161501 C'a-lier'sa chocks outatand it!s .................. . 5.1. ;1.1 I ntitidt lotn s dpio..lt,... ,iit,75 6 ejinoits of 1. iliubbta. intg ticcra ..... .. 5,~1 9 ranks...... 65210 72 D)u.. to ctatle bantlks and Iallk rs .................. .09. 1i - --- 1,482.18 i01 ToItal. ....................0..........2,t0 lin:t h1 .Flata of Montana, county of Lewis and Clarki --CS i. Aaron lor.ihfitl., canrliir of the above name I Itani. dii tot tl,,.s cwear that tlii asltvo, itiit t iit r t tt ia trittl liii It,. I f t ity kniiwtl dgo anti httlitq'. AAION IiEilt'~lFIIel':,DI), ('ashior, t'ub,mritst arid aworn to i.Leor, me this 22d day of Lescexriter. too.:. JUtEIli W. HIVll¥1,kI I st~r. r t Notar Puoblic, Cerrect--Atlost: L. II. HRSI1FIhhLD, A. J. D)AVIDbO S. Directors. It Wuas MA Right. "But, papa," walled the y ung woman, "you can have no idea how he loves me. He is willing to die for me this vpry min ate." "Well," said the old man, scratching his chin thoughtfully, "I don't know that I have any objection to that. t was afraid he wanted to marry you."--Exhange. ~ KIDOWLEDGX -,ED Brings obadort and improvement and tends to personal enjoymslae when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life moes, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative prinoiples embraced In the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of'thi medical profession because it acts 'on the Kid. neys, Liver and 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 sacept any substitute if offered. XIMAS FURS AT COST. Fur Garments, Capes, Boas, Muffs, etc., at cost, to close. BABCOCK & CO. Hatters & Furriers. JVIELTONS, JERSEYS, FREIZES, . . AT . , .COST. Elegant Line OF STAPLE . AT . . Anderson Brs, Co,, MAIN STREET, FOOT OF BROADWAY. ROOKERS. Complete line of the eh, brated Molan S'atent vrwinglng reakers, Ut ,bolstered. In Ill the ltet-t snadee Wi!Iw lioekers o all dSa~rptiuns ifr Christinas Herrmann & Co. S AN DS 3RO OS. EXTRAORDINA.RY XMAS BARGAIN SALE. The present week, the last before the close of .the Holiday Trade, will be a very interesting week for the Bargain Seekers visiting our store. Special Holiday Inducements in All Departments. AT ACTUAL COST. Our entire stock of LADIES', MISSES' end CHILDREN'S COATS at actual cost. A large invoice of Cloaks just arrived, newest designs, finest materials, to go with the rest at COST. In addition to the above we offer our choice line of ALASKA SEAL garments at the actual MANU FACTURERS' COST. The goods are the finest in the world and guaranteed.in every respeot. DRESS GOODS, SILKS, FINE IMPORTED PATTERNS, ETC., are marked down to prices that will astonish you. If you want a Dtess, don't miss thins-le. A handsome line of Plain and Fancy EIDERDOWN FEiANNELS, double width, regular price $1.25. Reduced to 97%~ per yard. HOLIDAY GOODS. The entire stock of Holiday Goods, Toilet. Cases, -Bric-a-Brac, Dolls, Toys, etc., will be closed out at first cost. Parties wishing to purchase in lotslfor Sunday Sphools, etc.,, will find it to their intersit to look pver our stock. ANB HANDBItERGHIEF8. Don't overlook these. The largest assortment ever brought to Helena. All kinds. All prices. THESE EXTRAORDINARY XMAS BARGAINS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY. Agents for th Celebrated ABROS -Ypsilanti Underwear.- ANDS B.. 25 Per Cent Discount FOR THIRTY DAYS. For the next thirty days I will give 25 per cent discount on all SILVE RWARE, Such as tableware and silver novelties, including souvenir spoons, also on Montana Sapphires, Of which I have a large assortment, mounted in Rings. Scarf Pins, Lace Pine, Eta., which gives the people of Helena a chance to buy Holiday Pkesents cheaper than ever before. Call and see for youar self. N. LALONDE, uacceessor to Bradley & Lalonde, 30 Main Street. Next Doer to Sadsl Dros. .Attention Shooters. If you have an, intention of buying a shot gun within the next thirty daays read tLis. 1 will ell for crash lne 12" G. 1i lb., L. C. Emith Ejector. for................ ......... $ 98 One 12 G. 7Ii lb.. Lefever Ejector. for..... 100 bix 12 G. Lefever Ideal liammerlese Guns, each . .... . ........................ ..... 41 Three 12 G. Lefever. F. Grade, liarumereleo, R00 list each.... .................5.... 5 And all other shooting goods at eame discount, except rifle ammunition for the next 1. days. M, H. BRYAN'S GUN STORE 103 Broadway, Helena, Ment. H. B. Palmer No. Io Edwards St, Merchants Natloeam Bank Bulldlag. Warrants, Bonds, Investment Securities BOUGHT AND SOLD. Houses to rent from $100 to $15.00 per month. FIRE INSURANCE. MRS. J- BLUME, -COSTUMER Masquerade and Theaterical Costumes Carl Kleinschmidt Block, Corner Warren and Sixth Avenue. ['Electric Cars Pass the Door. CHINESE AND JAPANESE Fancy Chinaware, 'Joys, Bilk lIandkerchiefs. China LilliJra Prices way down. WOOL AND COTTON UNDERWEAR. YE OHONG & BRO., Next to Merchants Hotel. Broadway. AN ELEGANT LINE OF China and Japanese Wear --AT COST. Also Fine erelhant aflloring. WALLTR.EET. HIP YEONG & CO, NOTICE. SlulnO Athorouah rotral In o le lN .11lU/ the hct eyltcm teoWn U Il l Mie Mary J,..a.. . ,a , eBaley 'look. Job work dona w.pply at oBe. 3*i SANTA OLAUS Is giving away DOLLS at our store this week with all purchases of $1 and up. They are going tast. Come early while they last H0olday BSllpprs at 765,$1,25, $1.50, $1.75, $2, $2.60 $3 ant $3.560. Better goads and ztmver st es than you can f6a elsewhere. Come earlywhile .Lssortment is unbroken. Clarke & Fra . M.nta a Shoe Co. CARL GAIL, Pros. 1. 3UMILLEIB, Vice Pres. and Treas. M. UNZICKE-l, General Maneager mad Seretary. M. USZICKEt, Western Representative. CHICAGO IRON WORKS BUILDERS OF GENERAL Mining and Milling Machin ery. Gold Mills, Wet and Dry Crushing Silver Mills, Smelting, Concentrating, Leaching, Chlorinating, Hoisting and Pumping Plants of any capacity. Tramways, Corliss Engines, Compound Engines, Boi]er3, Cars, Cages. Skips, Ore and Water Buckets, Wheels and Axles, and all kinds of Mine Supplies Exclusive eastern manufacturers and agents for J. M. Bryan's Roller quartz Mill and Hendy's Improved Triumph Concentrator. WESTERN OFFICE-No. 4 Lower Main Street, Helena, Montana GENERAL OFFICE AND WORKS-Clybourn Avenue and Wil low Street, Chicago, Illinois. BUY MONTANA FLOUR -- BRANDS Meontana Belle -- = AND SSaslkatchewan BEST IN THE MARKET HANDLED BY ALL DEALERS. NELSON STORY & CO., Bozeman, Montana.