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11 I` 1; McKinley Reviews His Great Generals. (W'ith Apologies to Meiy...onier.) [Courtesy of the New York Journal.] They Are Saying in Washington That Alger Has Not Had Very Much.to Do With the Campaign in Luzon. Washlagtou Bureau of the itandard, No. 1145 (G. Ic..et . V'. Washington, July 21.-While nobody In the vicinity of the national capital is shedding tears for Alger, it Is an inter esting fact that his retirement, by methods that are not highly praised here, has called attention to the policy under which the president has been running the war with the Filipinos. Those who claim to know a good deal more than the public knows about what transpires within the white house, have presented some new views of pres idential policy, especially since Alger quit. These people say that, in truth, it was Mr. MeKinhey's plan, at the outset, to be "the whole works"--assuming the outset to be the time when Phillppine hostilities began. It is important to keep this point at place of beginning in mind, otherwise the, fact may be lost sight of that, at the very first, blyond all manner of doubt., he idea of the conquest or the ann, xation or tlhe pur chase of the Philhppine i'.anls was not seriously entert:tini d , h,:l he dl h l]ared that It would be a crimte t r the United States to take Cuba, in i.o-ly fancied that the islando in th, tic.r lt wcculd figure for lift,-.n , nns, al e , inutt in any plans the Unit--i · St,it.s tnicht make after Spain was i ih:0pl ,- Tl-I're were very f, w l - le, p rtl I, \ .,-y brilliant deed, who iu-l t ht r ll what part of the wecrltl tlllnila ill. A certain el,-n nt in the iullIt hat always Itnos hiiv to get Mr. \l, liln ley's ear, c-,ncluded to work i1tic x pancon sch -niee fIr all it ias a rel. As for AIr. Ml inlEoy-ihe was easy. ias no trek cnlli no task fier )hrIn 1 change his iind(. ' l tfirst tlilng 1Ie iounltry L::tci. tie "i-1 y \ s -,l Philiplnc an xati'On, ,ld S-ct, tri' it]lay c airi, l h ic ructiosi to I 'orlt for cxcalln ,,n . , a.. ile c, ilt been passc d ups-n l it , 'i j i pr. .--: ta i:ve f,-rmn . ' 1 ,l _ _~: - , a11i l- ill the ' ay , r athrwis,. ,her, h tad ,i. i that. (tc1(,. ;a i. , 1 " t .\t, K I!lI y, c up he;s ind . . , 1 I h,.ur' . t i a., war I , a ..Ia . I , , l ,r," It . . r hI It . li p as iry, all bya , ar . s N1 eur.+s 1.uz t ,p o c - eralt. That c c c ' . 1 N . .i Uil to busy h. : - 'f. lk to that Ith r \e the i-ork i f tui'at t uni !- at n,,ght easily and vr-y I : i h tve b e., 1.a.sed ,,', r 1,1 , c ., ,' t .%I i, is. that lr very 1. ct;. , , 11 , i R t-, the pt" l v iar' a' I c - h 'c s f h'c the pr-- ient. j.', til I ` the Phliption , ',i Agr has been a 11 rh,,1 l. T ,ct, aht. as ] readv has lie, t ! , " r f. r Alger hut there really has been a guod deal of talk that the circumlocution which re sulted in his resignation was charac teristle of and not complimentary to the president. If the returned Montana soldiers are as frank as those who have preceded them homeward, they will make no se cret of their conviction that, even with an army of 60,000 men, the war in the islands will last yet many years. Many reports have reached here of expres sions on the part of the recently landed Ist Oregolln troops, which are probably fairly indicative of what their fellow soldiers from Colorado will say. One of the best known of the Oregon ofl cers is rinoted as saying: "It will be many years before real peace is estab lished In the Philippines. Brigandage warfare will continue, regardless of the size of our army in the islands. At least 110,1000 men are needed to conquer and hold the island of Luzon alone. Every town must he garrisoned. In my opinion It will be ye:lrs before the country will be sufficiently pacified for Americans to travel in safety for 50 miles from a garrlsoned city." It is altogether probable that the new voltunter re-ginitnts01 in whieh the mountain soldiers who remain in Ma nila Nill sn'c service, will have plenty ,,f hard work before they again see the :'tes. The 10 regiments now teling raisedr in this country will be in the same class. In fact, they are already Slld' Inoc.larly speaking, the " 'r. gl lIi' v,,lnteers," a tolm that implies 1-. rt work and a great d,,al of it. It is IV ht l ;y war d, partminent authoritis '}! now regimecns. from ilit CGtl Sh;, :" . I will continue as organiza S 1 the pI i rinan,'nt e'tablilinietit,. S, , x'i; at.on of t11 r prosr nt I . ' ri d f rnlistmn ent. l'n ,h- '. r.In-nort lands it will not "b rp ,- ,~1 '.n .i iii nWani's of the 1,. , ,p < " i t f 1/ 1 i state whh' hl,'v' , t o ! 1 1 ii',nds. as no ro 1t, , h!". " - nIi I mint have been ft:rni}', : ,. h .·1 ip , tmr n it. it" , r ' , far rcived from T ,t- \'. ,1, n. . . '1, v ,!.r t i.t is s. tlng ward Th tilt tth, rnw 'li and 2ith re.tir -1 11tl I.' " ,n !;Ii, Il;r1,it . f nilm ber of ri :r i'- = I.t. n '1 1t l it ," r tih al IltaIqn .' c ' tI'r l t 'ls .i ilr '.- ,so tndent tl' it in his ,),' nion th1 e 00 l-,mt nt of the l-st mn in thi- new r, t-ti, nto till be , m, T.t ed by thei 4th A t 'ii ' ' I n Ileed rn g K lnuni. 'l ,-r : n ot e or : thern hnt a rh I .f gr. ,os and thrr, i- nn pan, t1 . w e':n ! Iill be acepttt as .a bsI h - :r . for oe:,l r w tlI:h more a', rity than in i tha. i lt L. e been xtprll:n lntig with syz utihibttun. Last Year's Copper Product As It Is Figured Out in Pounds Washington Bureau of the Standard, No. 1145 ci Street N. W. Washington, I), C., July 20.-The United Stated geological survey has just received the report on copper pro ductlon in 1890, prepared by Special Agent Charles Kirchlhoff. The report shows that the total product for the year was 526.37:,591 pounds. The special agent says: "The year was one of general prosperity for the industry, the full product being markeited at prices slightly better than those of 1897. The actual scarcity of copper, with its accompanying upitard rush in price and its enormous expansion of stock speculation, d(id not in realIty develop until the end of the year. and did not tell u, on the returns for the year 159.. "As was explvted, the increase in the production of coppler was larger in Arizona, while the lake diltri t also recorleld an advance. .lontaua f 11 otY considerably. Intenste tc'il ityl has de, veloped in the search for llnew o per mitnes, and a large number of ne.w uln dertakings have stanted. But th lpre aratiotns for oeutput on even a mod ratio scale iil the o\ay of opt.ning ll,1 ining property and pros idig it rI-d ¢-lion plant are so largt adil requires so much time thlIt few of t. neswcelrs lw:ll add mate i ally to thei copper nttio'.kt of 1199. What intre.se thlre'., ill h, will -oep fromn the ohl-r minlls.. land that cherloy ftIIm .\Aizetna, thle lakes, alificrniat and Pltah." Thalt portion oif thle Ietol.e)t hearine l:tl li larly o() \ilnt ano is as fiolliivs: "pu .L, int 1,tn i .t Frank Kl t ietko r,' '-oits that the slight nitc're..i in tih c-st cf ntin!ng i ext:la ,'I d by t' o large ,expense cf dlovelt,llmelt (iwork, which lhas increased the ,re r,-ee:vs a0lpl'nx:i ati'ly c60,i0 tiins. The \.,ra of slll, tiiut.ing the latest ty'pes if lguip llmit it -the (rl eat Falls sln ltIllt wl'rks has been coIntirnuted, and tw,, oI:e~ blast furlnaces have bien ctniilu-t -I. alnd the new rm . iericl'cac,-y i i oRk ing successfully. Aldlltilns an changies l.ic oe nhel- made, il th. l- c:lcill Itratin , anl the , ,et tr,13: l l.ta ' l t i a )een c.:r;led] up to a ca'e aity of 4..0('. 000l p.tunds pter month. Thi, itp r mnnts made, whihl they? did not f.ioir ablly inlhl n cn , est In 198. ar,' - c,ev tetl to liead t, loweritng lthem it !\cI'. .\n acltu.tl ln( a.-, in the lprcductive .a aclity oTf erh mines cannOt hIe said to haive taken placc. "The Montana Ore Purclhasincg rcm Ipany has acquired add t otnal miniing properties and has tIeen actively (.t \'hliltg them. With an icrricased or.' suP1ly, additions to, the smtelt ling plant h . e ht,,(come nec,essary, the ,-,n.elitrat c: \ orks -having an adequate capacity. The wolk is now pr-'-ce--,lding ,f ].u.t.t g ulp _i ald .ti- nal rotary calciners. t%,, reverbrhratory furnaces and a converte-r stand, the whole to be completed in August. This twill greatly increasoe the capacity, adding about 8,0000.(0 pt.unds of :oppert er allnl "The Butte & ollton company has erected a conlve:lllng plant, the smelt ing \ orks being uhased to the Ilston & llntana cuml'.,lny. It Is estinmatedl that the Butt' & tloston comptany witll soon he in a 1 ,itin to produce month jP from 00,0uWO to 900,000 pounds lilne IN THE LAKE REGION. The report of the United States geo logical survey 'n copper is found to be particularly umitle as to the Lake pro duct. It sase: '.The Calumet & lhecla ct.mpany tos in ,.!erately incrOesed its pruduct durlng 1'5, but has nit added to titqipmlnt lt ,al'ulated to lring about an early tn:iar, i.,Int of output. Ie vcloptnlnts ,It oth., Osceola lode are he ing pr.'-te-d i ,t'.td. The prodilu It: of the Tamarack has conttinulld to iin tease, having risen to 31,127,t2: poundll- of mineral inl 1i:8, as compared tll wi'h 9:'.59 380 pounlls in 197 and :;.,6207,0t9 I'1),ds in 1896. t A furtd.r intlrease i~tt s c'Xr t, d when the entire staiml.ng 'liL:j i o working under im proved ,:stali ls. During III year 12.9t'3 tlons i.'hk was hoistetd, 76,8S tons cnminc I'il ,;, crosscuts, shafts alti winztess anl iti i :lance from ithe 1i,e,. of the totaii '!.t mtity 71,304 tions \\.ls hoi.te'd from!l oldest, No. 1, shalt. which is ::.I' " f, it deep: 4:.0,21'7 tols from No. -'..'i, 3',866 feet der I, and 311.417 t.ll.n f,, u No. 3 shaft. 4.t5;t f iet p(1'tr . 'The' .-, t shaft, 4,450 feot deep, is niot equitti.I fi r hoisting rock, bit may b' IatI'i 'or.. No. 5 shaft, which was sitirt, I iit he fall of 1895, is ' x po.tetl to si!.k, tlw lode at a d,'pth of about 4,600 it ' and since a depth ,,f 3,i(00 filt wu: .irt:hined at the hclos of Ilo0, it s ill Iot tably reach the dt psir tottard th, 1t.11 t ,f 1900. It is not I!k ly that it will I,, in ptosition for use f',r hoisting r',k li tt well into 19it1. Thile eqluim)i.llt it, inlk among the great est miniing In,, ' itnry in the world, so the c.nstrti,' :,,', account protmistes to hie ht avy fr ti next few years. 'The histin; in, ' niow In place anld a lalta i''.1'1 t i I. plant at No. 3 shaft has go,. i, , rimission. The ott)in pany h t',Is,' itct a pumping plant on I..iak . Sii t,,r with a capacity of 1,000.,00 , t ,, 1 t, r 24 hours. I)uring th.o iar 1898 the two stamp mills, with li, andr two stamps respel t ',lN. hIIl t tt siling tIom equivalent to one hi-a t run!ing 2,088 days. stampt ig 761:,15;: tnl- < f Tamnarack and Tamln arack. jr., it k tor 352.45 tons per day. Of this ql::';tiy. :)0.832 tons was Tam arasok p! .t!ust, thie ,osat of stamping be ing 22.4)2 ', nt p,- r ton, while the total cast p.r ',n ,,: r,,ick mined was $1.66, and per ,,n ,f r-.k stamped $2.01. Thoe t ra,- gt ,, t.ts for 1898 were $2. 351.:'.i "-. Inr'.Sdt by the larger pro duct anId a,o by tile increase in the nOt price of copper of %c per pound. The expenditures were $1,862,507.02, which included $36,897.48 for construc tion at shafts Nos. 3 and 4, $100,363.50 for sinking and construction at No. 5, and $63,030.64 for sundry construction. The net income for the year amounted to $510,881.93, out of which dividends aggregating $480,000 were paid. The Quincy is continuing its active preparations for an increased produc aion. A new shaft, No. 7, is being sunk from a number of points, the aggregate sinking having been 2,560 feet, and will be completed early in 1900. A large hoisting engine, capable of taking 8,000 feet of 154 rope, has been ordered, and a contract has been let for a 60-drill Hand compressor. A new stamping mill, for which to begin with three stamps, has been ordered, is expected to be ready when the production of No. 7 shaft will begin. The old mill has five heads of stamps, so that the ca pacity of the mine will be considerably enlarged. In the meantime, recently, the rock has temporarily not yielded as well, so that the output is not quite up to the former rate. The new smelt ing works at Hancock were completed in December. There are four furnaces, capable of treating 20 tons daily each. The production of the mine in 1898 was 20,056,942 pounds of mineral, yield ing 16,354,061 pounds of refined copper, for which there was realized the gross sum of $1,986,116.81. The running ex penses at ,the mine were 1887,886.35, the cost of construction, $221,277.01; taxes in MJichigan, $35,989.20, and smelting, rlanspurtatiom and all other expenses, $191,3,5.67, leaving as mining profits, $619,578.50. Interest and sales of real estlate carried the income up to $668, 10.86., out of which dividends aggre gating $650,000 were paid. The stamp mill crushed 543,592 tons of rock at a coast of _2.28 cents per ton. the product of mineral being 14,712,685 pountd s, o bhile the product of the rock houses was 5,344,257 pounds. The product of the Franklin mine in 1!80 fell off because the old stamp mill was destroyed by tire at the end of No \veomer. The mne produced 3,300.511 tpounds of mineral, including 807,960 i,,,tunds of m~ass and barrel work, yield ing 2,02:1.702 pounds of fine copper, as e,-nmlarced with 2,908,284 pounds in 1897. Ther c \ re holated 127,021 tons of rock. of which 47,235 tons came from the 'Franklin, Jr.. property, the amount of rock stamped. being 116,696 tons, at a c.,ast of 51.02 cents per ton. The per centage of mineral was 1.41 per cent, as cmpared with 1.358 per cent in 1897. The income was $317,918 in 1898, against $:320,917.37 in 1t97. m\hile the costs were $200,413 for mining and stamping and $40,018 for smelting and fre:ght, leaving a balance for 1898 of $71,487, as com pared with $9.473 in 1897. In April, 1898, the capitalization of the Franklin Mining company was in creased to $1,,000000 from $320,000, and Otficial Figures and a Statement of General Conditions of Mines and Smelters in Montana and the Lake Region. 40,000 shares of stock were sold for $400,000. The old Franklin territory has been exhausted except a portion of the north end, where there are still con siderable reserves. Th future of the company, however, depends upon the Franklin, Jr., formerly knows as the Albany and Boston, and talter as the Peninsular, on which the Pew abie lode has been energetically developed, le ing opened by four shafts. These have been equipped with modern hoisting engines and compressors and drills. A new mill, located on Grosse Point, on Pontage lake, Is approaching comple tion. It will contain four Allis Iheads, capable of handling 1,500 tons of rock per day, so that the mine would ap parently, with its quota of mass and barrel work, approach an annual pro duction of 10.000,000 pounds. The total amount expended on the Franklin, Jr., to the end of 1898 was $522,330. the out lays In 1898 having been $198,618 ast the mines and $97,275 at the stamp mill. The production of the Atlantic mine fell considerably below that of the pre vious year, partly because the yield of the rock was the lowest on record, 11.8 pounds of copper to the ton of rock stamped, while the wages were the highest yet paid. A fire in one of the shafts, too, resulted in the loss of about one month's production. The mine pro duced in 1898 5,926,450 pounds of min eral, or 4,377,399 pounds of refined colp per, as compared with 5,109,663 pounds in 1897. There was realized for the copper an average price of 11.83 cents, the total receipts being $518,219.14 in 1898. as compared with $574,783.65 In 1897. The mining expense was $440, 373.44, while the cost of smelting, freight, etc., fooed up to $59,479.27, thus leaving a surplus of $18,366.43. There were paid out for construction at thO mines, mill and railroad and for ex ploration $69,360.37, an excess of ex penditure of $51,236.04, reducing the sur plus to $106,098.87. The Osceola Consolidated, which in eludes the former Kearsarge and Tami rack. Jr., properties, produced in l iS 15,848.928 pounds of mineral as cim pared with 13.857,273 pounds, tlhe min eral yielding about 81.5 per cent. of tine copper. The gross receipts in 1N90 were $1.549.820.12, as c"cmpared with $1,033. 056.11, while the costs increased fronm $1,075,655.03 to $1.170,0h2.22. The nco in come in 1898 was $371.791.90. as tcomparel d with $262,401.08 in 1897. In 19s8 livideinds aggregating $277,250 were paid. leaving a surplus of $94,541.90. It alppears that 2,000 out of the 9,000 shares of treasury stock have been s, ld, netting $114,109.55. out of which $29,110.67 was expended on account of the new stamp mill. W. E. Parnall, the superintendent, re ports that the total quantity of rock mined was 637.60:13 tons, of which 505, 008 tons was stamped at a cost of 2S.94 cents per ton. At the Osceola branch a new hoisting outfit, capable of hoisting 1,500 to 1,800 tons of rock, is in working order at one I shaft, and a duplicate is to be Installed at another shaft. On the Kearsarge branch a new shaft is being sunk. An important piece of work, which will add to the production of the company, is the approaching completion of a new stamp mill with three heads, with 20x24-inch cylinders. Some interesting modifica tions in handling the rock are to be in troduced, which will also be adopted at the old mill of six stamps. It is esti mated that the combined capacity of the plants will be equal to about 3.500 tons of rock per day, which at the same yield would represent an annual pro duction of fully 25,000,000 pounds. The Baltic is a new mine which is ex pected to contribute a moderate amount of copper during 1899, having the use of one of the stamps of the Atlantic mill. The Baltic is regarded as being probably the most easterly of the cop per-bearing amygdaloids. The work of exploration and development has been actively prosecuted during 1898. the ex renditures having aggregated $129, 406.86. The Allouez has been sinking and prospecling on the Os cola lode and iurchased from the St. Mary's Canal Mineral Land company 40 acres of land on which it soutcropped. A shaft Itas been sunk, but copper has not yet been found in payinlg quantities. Explora tions have atI.o bl on made for the tjuiney 'e\\ablic tloe. The clmpany leased one hlad of its stamn mill to the Wolverine company. The (','ntral, which was organized in 1854 witll a capital stock payed in of $l00,400 and witchl taid d;ring its ca reer $1.970,000 in dividends, practltally stopped work in 19OS, producing in th it year :921.W91 poands of copper at a loss of $2.:l.l1;n. t nl a r.duc ing its net sur plus to $it1O66.73. The company owns a larg' territory aind exploration on con tiguous lands miay help discoveries of mines of value in the future. There has been a very groat activity in promoting new companies to rI open new mines ant expIlor and devil ,p mineral property 'on the I,akk Su lcrio: ptoper range. These may be di idedl into four groups, the principal one be ing along the stretch of territory he twecn Hancock and north of C'alumet, 0on which there are now, tprcedling nllrtheast, the producing mines q(uiney, Franklin, Osceola. I'alumet and 1Ht, .:1 T.marack. Wolverine and Kenrsargo. Located in this territory are the new companies, the Areadian. RIhode Isl and. Tecumseh. Old Colony, May flower, Mohawk and Seneca. The fact is that Otis' policy of not letting the truth be known was in ac cord with the policy at Wachington. If the administration wished the people to have full information it could have easily secured it by an ordor that the censorship should only forbid advance information of militpry movements. Pittsburg Dtipatch.