We Have More
Than we wish to car- (
ry over to another!
are new, and all are
pretty. Some were
only opened since
Christmas. They are
marked in plain fig
ures and range from
$7 to $25
We offer them at a
25 Per Cent.
MaKe very desirable J
Main and Broadway, Butte <
The man who owns liis own home. Rent
paying and nothing to show for the out
lay are past issues with such a one.
Houses and Lots in every portion of the
city for sale on easy tetms. We have for
sale or trade, for Butte properly, ranches
in Missoula, Beaverhead and Jefferson
counties. Lots and acreage in Missoula.
7-room modern brick ............... 40.00
4-room modern flat ................. 28.50
6-room frame ....................... 15.00
4-room frame fiat ................... 20.00
4-room frame ....................... 13.50
4-room furnished house ............ 45.00
4-rom furnished house..............35.00
d(j. 48 E.Broadw'y
MINES AND MINING
Some of the Riches of Madi
GOOD COPPER INDICATIONS
Placer Properties Will Be Worked
On An Entensive Scale
Joe Moffet, the well known mining
man. is in the city, having come in from
his property near Twin Bridges last
evening. He is very enthusiastic over
the future possibilities of that district.
With D. T. Haskett and John E. Davis
he owns three full claims known as the
Malachite, Quincy and Red Oxide. They
are located in the Tobacco Root range of
mountains and !if surface indications
are a criterion by which to judge, will
develop into bonanzas. In speaking of
these properties and the district in gen
eral today Mr. Moffet said: "We have
not done much work on our claims so
far, but intend to start in soon. The
character of the croppings warrant the
belief that there is a large body of cop
per-bearing ore below. There are bun
dreds of tons of ore on the surface that
will average 8 per cent, copper and some
gold with a liberal sprinkling of silver.
I have found float that assayed as high
as 43 per cent, in-copper. Dr. J. E. John
son and his brother, Alexander, have
two claims there called the Mountain
View Nos. 1 and 2. On the latter a shaft
is being sunk. It is now down about 100
feet and at that depth shows an eight
foot vein of ore that will average $9 or
$10 in gold. It is the only property on
which much work has been done. The
water level has not yet been reached.
At what depth moisture will he encount
ered is of course not known, but it is
thought at not less than 200 feet. Sev
eral people who have locations near ours
have had opportunities to lease them on
the interest proposition, but have not
taken adavantage of the offers. They
think too well of their possessions at
present. If the locations turn out as
well as we believe and hope they will, a
town will doubtless spring up near by.
At present Iron Rod, five miles distant,
is the eloest railroad point, hut the in
tervening country is such that the two
places can be easily linked by rail."
MADISON COUNTY MINES.
Madisonian: In a placer mining way the
shadows which foretell of the future are
such as would make glad the heart of any
one Interested in Madison county. Costly
experiments, extending over two seasons,
have demonstrated that below the mouth
of Alder gulch, up the gulch and up the
Ruby valley are auriferous deposits that
will yield millions, and the season of 1899
will probably be marked bv the construc
tion of several large dredging machines,
something on the plan of the big Bannack
machines, with certain up-to-date modi.fi
cations. The operations of the Conrey
Placer Mining company and the German'
Bar company, the two concerns which have
blazed the trail in mechanical placer oper
ations in the Airier gulch country, have, it
Is said, been very successful. These com
panies have put in position and been op
erating tv.o large experimental plants, and
before the season was half over were so
well satisfied with the results that they
hastened to acquire all the placer ground
thi.t was purchasable in their immediate
locality. These two concerns are practi
cally twin companies, and are barked by
strong eastern capitalists. In addition to
the operations of the German Bar and Con
rev companies, the season has been a good
one for the various companies in the gulch
—better, In fact, than usual.
With the early spring it is highly prob
able that ti big dredging plant will be in
stalled on the Warm Spring creek diggings
of the Upper Ruby, owned by C. W. Pur
cell, Senator Foraker and other Ohio capi
talists. Their experimental operations have
extended over a period of two years, during
which time they have demonstrated be
yond the peradventure of doubt the rich
ness of their diggings. Several hundred
thousand yards of stripping were moved
during the past season, by hydraulic meth
ods. and the ground is in splendid shape
for the coming year's work.
Ill addition to these larger propositions
centering in Alder gulch district, are the
Gravel range placer deposits, rich beyond
estimate, extensive, and awaiting only the
styles and all sizes
to choose from, in
Prices $2 to $12 at
33 } per cent, dis
magic touch of capital to Increase the gold
output -of- • Madison- county by • bond issue
figures. The richness-of the Gravel range
deposit • is conceded, and the only difficulty
in the way of immediate operations Is
water. It is proposed to bring water to this
field from the, west fork of the Madison
river, which would involve the expenditure
of much money, but he who eats the nut
must first crack it. This canal would cost
approximately $100,000, but in ndditioiV to
opening up placer deposits that would yield
more than that much profit annually, would
increase the water supply of Alder gulch,
and the gold output correspondingly, and
probably make, fertile a large area of arid
lands in the Ruby valley, which can never
be watered except from such a source. The
placer deposits of the gold belt of Montana,
while probably better in the immediate vi
cinity of Alder gulch, extend all over Madi
son county, ami with each succeeding year
the output will increase.
In quartz, operations have been extensive
during the past year. There are so many
splendid paying properties that to mention
each in detail would fill a small volume,
and even then justice would not be done.
Suffice to say that the various districts,
from Bald mountain, at the head of Abler
gulch, to the northern end of the Tobacco
Root range, have yielded handsome re
The Boston Transcript prints a compila-'
tion showing the extent of Boston's min
ing investments as represented by the cur- !
rent market value of the shares of the cop- '
per, gold and miscellaneous silver and :
quicksilver mining companies listed on the 1
local stock exchange or traded in on the
curb. The figures show the aggregate ;
value of the copper mining shares to be
$206.000.000, which compares with an aggre
gate value at the beginning of the current
year of $100,000,(00, an increase of over 100
per cent. The gold and miscellaneous com
panies have a present market value of $10.
600,000 and show a gain in market value
since the first of the year of about $2,600,
000. Approximately, Boston's mining en
terprises now represent a total market
value of $216,600,000, of which fully two
thirds is owned in Boston.
Messrs. James Lewis & Son. Liverpool,
under date of December 16, say: The mar
ket has been in a hesitating mood, the ef
fect of the existing small stocks being
neutralized by the fear of increased Amer
ican shipments. It is believed that con
siderable "bear" sales have been made in
London on American account in connection
with pending negotiations for contracts to
purchase in the United States, extending
over next year, at a fixed price.
The demand for copper keeps good, and
large quantities are going into consump
tion, but production shows a tendency to
increase, and a further large quantity of
American pig copper has gone into stock
here. The weakness of forward copper,
due largely to an excess of sellers over
speculative buyers, deters consumers from
purchasing more than their immediate re
Manufactured copper has been in less ac
tive demand for export.
The latest wild-eyed yarn about copper
by a Boston broker is as follows: "The
Standard Oil people tell me. to buy Calumet
& Heola anywhere under $1,000 a share and
hold it for $4.000 a share. The Standard Oil
people are going to buy it. make millions of
shares out of it, consolidate it with Butte
and all the great copper mines of the coun
try. make the price of copper for the world
and make money by the $100,900.000. It is
a new era in finance and in copper."
TO THE LADIES.
The yellow kid's engagement in Butte will
be one long to be remembered. His new
play "Hogan's Alley," is better fitted to
his purpose than any which he previously
had. His mannerisms, his peculiarities, his
tricks of speeech and action—in fact the
yellow kidlsm, without which the chief
charm of his performance would be want
ing, fit into the play without causing crease
or wrinkle, excepting always the wrinkles
of laughter. After all, the play is sec
ondary, The yellow kid, with his drollery,
his jollity, his brightness, his sparkle, his
dash is the attraction. He has always won
his success by honest, hard work and true
merit, and is, therefore, honored and re
spected by all who know him. From the
time he trips upon the stage until he leaves
it he is the impersonation of all that Is
winsome and lovable. Men, women and
children alike are carried away by his
IDENTIFIED AS A ROBBER.
W. G. Bell was arrested by Officer Con
lon last night at the instance of James
Lloyd, who claims that Bell is one of the
men who held him tip and robbed him on
Christmas night. Lloyd seems to be posi
tive of the identification, but the man
tinder arrest does not answer the descrip
tion given to the police by Lloyd on the
night of the hold-up. It will be remem
bered that Lloyd was held up by two
masked men at the corner of Granite and
Ariona streets and robbed of $25 and a
watch and chain. One of the robbers was
captured under a sidewalk and the watch
and chain were recovered.
AT THE HOTELS.
Butte.—H. O. Mitchell, Warm Springs;
S. J. F. Stranack. San Francisco Examiner;
A. S. Strauz, Des Moines; G. H. Wheelock,
Ottumwa, Iowa; K. Smith, Omaha; J. F.
Yale, I). W. Brunlon, C. S. Thomas. Den
ver; Uly Goisford, Tacoma; Frank G. Hig
gins, Missoula; Ike Boyer, Helena; J. F.
Baker, wife and son. Ogden; J. R. McDon
ald, W. D. Kmbree, I. L. Hamburger, New
York; W. H. Kinna, C. II. Spencer, F. B.
Lord, Chicago; ,1. E. Louck, Pittsburg; A.
E. Gummeskv. ,1. O'Connor. Anaconda; S.
Roberts, Big Timber; Cora M. Connick,
Mabel Gordon, Billings; J. Montgomery,
Kansas City; I-, Stafford. Minneapolis; E.
B. MeConni'ek, Bozeman; C. R. Sawyer and
wife, Denver: ,1. R. Norris, Chicago; C,
Kohrs, J. Bielenberg, Deer Lodge; G.
Moore and wife, Chicago.
McDermott—Jos. B. Deloher, "Hogan's
Alley" company: A. E. Manley, Kansas
City; D. R. McDonald, Hope; J. I.. Jack
son, Indianapolis: E. J. Carpenter, man
ager "Prisoner of Spain" company; S. M.
Mammett, press agent "Gayest Manhat
tan" company; W. S. Hubbell, Kalispei; VV.
E. Muse, Chicago; Ben Greenhood, W. F.
Word, Helena; M. K. O'Brien, Sheridan;
Miss Lizzie Shinniek. H. Holloway, Mrs.
M. C. Laying, Great Falls; R. B. Wade, J.
tV. Graham, W. E. Murphy, Spokane; J.
Dougall. Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. Band
mann, Missoula; G. W. Kirske, New York;
F. H. Latimer, Salt Lake; D. M. Durfee,
Philipsburg; It. E. French and wife. Geo.
K. Beede, Minnie Holden, R. E. French
company; G. W. Thomas, Seattle; S. B.
Davis. Chicago; E. A. Bradenburg. Mrs. A.
J. Holloway, Bozeman; C. M. Winter, Hel
EXCURSION TO DENVER.
On account of the meeting of the Na
tional Live Stock association at Denver,
January 24 to 27, the Rio Grande Western
railway (America's Scenic Route) will sell
tickets' from Butte at one fare for the round
trip, viz.: $30. Tickets on sale January 22.
For sleepeing ear reservations, illustrated
liturature of this magnifièrent route, etc.,
call on or address W. C. McBride, General
Agent, 47 East Broadway, Butte, Mont.
Thomas J. Bordeaux Writes
From the Philippines.
IS ANXIOUS TO GET BACK
To the United States Because There
Is No Fighting: to Be
John ÏÎ. Bordeaux is in receipt of a letter
from his brother Thomas, now a sergeant
In the service of Uncle Sant at Manila, in
the Philippine islands. Mr. Bordeaux left
Butte with the troops when the war with
Spain" first broke out, being attached to
Company G, First Montana infantry,
United States volunteers. He has been sick
The letter is dated November 12, and is as
"I received your letter of September 30
yesterday and was glad to get it. As to
myself, I can say that I am now doing
well—improving very fast. Have just come
out of the hospital. Was there 21 days. I
had a hard spell of malarial fever and was
very sick for awhile, but never gave up
hope and stuck it out grimly. The malarial
fever is quite different here to what it is
in southern states. A victim here has a
chill followed by a fever, which usually
lasts until death, if he dies. The blood
turns to water. And such nervousness! I
never experienced its equal in all my life.
Since leaving the hospital I have fallen
down without being able to arise, but,
thank God, I am doing much better now.
Two poor boys died in the same room with
me while 1 was in the hospital; and their
death was due more to homesickness and
fright than anything else, for the surgeon
told me they were not as sick as I was.
"You ask me about the country. First,
it is very warm. At present the thermom
eter registers about 80 degrees, and it does
not vary much from this in either winter
or summer. Rice, tobacco, sugar cane, cot
ton, manilla hemp, coeoanuts, bananas,
oranges, mangoes, and many other fruits I
cannot recall on account of their Spanish
names, grow here in profusion. The coun
try is well timbered. Evidently the forests
have great trees in them, for all the tim
ber in the shipyards is the finest I have
ever seen. There are no knots in it and it
is of great length. Besides, e >ony, mahog
any, rosewood and camphor wood arc
plentiful. The land is very rjch, and were
it not for the fact that it rains so much,
anything would grow. So far as I can
learn, there is no prairie land. About 12
miles from the coast there is a range of
mountains, which, I believe, extends the
full length of the island.
"This is a. great business place. It looks
like Butte in her palmiest days. This is
no josh. Manila, with her mixed popula
tion of Chinese, Filippinos, Spanish, French
and American soldiers, a population of
more than 390,000, is very rushing in a busi
ness way, but she needs a rub or two of
American enterprise and inventive genius
to give her tone and place her in touch with
the world. The city should have electric
lights (there are a few here now), electric
cars, ice plants, telephone system, Ameri
can planing mills, and an all-round Amer
ican- system of doing business. The busi
ness people who should be in the lead are
away behind the Americans in everything,
and the Americans are away ahead of every
"At present we cannot tell how long we
will be in Manila. From cablegrams it
seems that the peace commissioners are
deadlocked. I have mailed you some
American papers published here. They
give an account of the American forces;
also other news.
"When it is not raining, we drill regularly
every day, except when attending to other
duties devolving upon the soldier. 1 am
now just beginning to be a soldier. We do
almost regular police duty, keeping the
streets clear, arresting petty offenders, all
same policemen, and turning them over to
the provost court for trial.
"Many of the boys are anxious to remain
here and have petitioned their congress
men to that effect, but some of us are
equally as anxious to return to the United
States, and will do so as soon as Uncle
Sam presses the button. I dread the long
voyage, but will weather it, as there is no
fighting to he clone for our country now.
"The Americans hold everything here—
postoffiee, custom house and all, and col
lect American license from everybody in
any business. The United States govern
WORTH LOOKING INTO
That Carpet Sale of Remnants
Please keep in mind that from the best patterns and standard qualities come the first remnants. The faulty pat
tern or poor quality stays with the carpet merchant in full rolls. Any buyer would be really near sighted, who failed
to see the advantage of buying at these prices.
g 16 yards Extra Heavy Cotton chain
9 Ingrain Carpet ......................
16 yards Extra Heavy All Wool Ingrain
22 yards good Brussels Carpet .........
15^,4 yards Extra Super All Wool ear
1G 1-3 Extra Super All Wool carpet .....
15)5 yards Wilton Velvet carpet ........
14 yards Wilton Velvet carpet .........
17V4 yards Body Brussels carpet .......
8 1-S yards Moquette Carpet............
20 yards Tapestry Brussels carpet .....
100 remnants lincoleums 5 to 10 yaids
each at .............................
500 yard Rug lengths of Tapestry,
Body Brussels, Wilton Velvet and
Royal Wilton Carpet. Prices so low
that few words make many sales.
FURNITURE SIDE OF THE STORE
OUR BED ROOM SUIT SALE THIS WEEK
Offers you prices that will spoil our chances for a dull day's business for the balance of the year, and give you an
opportunity seldom met with.
191 Vi—Antique Oak, with large French
Pattern Mirror, elaborately carved
wood, full swell front, with heavy cast
brass handles, French legs, absolutely
dust proof drawers; regular value $35.
188—Mahogany Bedroom Suit, excep
tionally handsome pattern, plate
French mirror, large drawers, is a full
swell, warranted dust proof, carving
is elegant; regular price $34. Holiday
199—Bedroom Suit, antique finish, nice
ly carved, bed 4-5 slat, splasher-back
commode, cheval dresser, 18x38 bevel
plate glass, fitted with best patent
castors. Reduced during holiday week
$20 to $17.50
Odd Dressers and Chiffoniers
In Birdseye Maple, Solid Mahogany and
Natural Maple and White Enamel
decorated, at a big cut price for bal
ance of week.
.AT 48- - 54 W. PARK ST., BUTTE
P BROWNFIELD CANTY CO.'S. r~ ^1
Seek No Further ........Furniture and Carpet House * Æ
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders are the gre'îxst
menacers to health of the present day.
WOYAI BAKINS POWDER CO., NEW YORK*
ment could soon get its money out of the
Philippines. I like the Hawaiian islands
much the best. I am sure that Honolulu
has a great future in a business way. It is
such a delightful place in which to live,
DEATH OF MRS. ALICE QUARLES.
■Mrs. Alice Quarles, aged 30, wife of W.
K. Quarles, secretary and manager of the
Security Abstract company, died at her
home, 214 South Jackson street, yesterday
afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Quarles were mar
ried about a year ago, and about three or
four weeks ago, during the time the smelter
smoke was so dense, Mrs. Quarles gave
birth to a child. The smoke seriously af
fected both, and the mother developed
pneumonia, which resulted fatally yester
day. Deceased was popular among à large
circle of friends and her untimely end is
sincerely regretted by them.
BONDS We insure honesty of clerks,
officials and book-keepers;
furnish all kinds of bonds. Lynch &
Bacheler, New Bee Hive Bldg.
A HEAVY INCREASE.
THE METAL OUTPUT WILL APPROXI
An unofficial estimate, made in advance
of the formal and official reports that will
be issued later, indicates that the value of
the principal products of the state during
1898, Including metals, live stock, coal, lum
ber and grain, will be in the neighborhood
of $81,000,000, which is an enormous increase
as compared with a year ago, says the
The value of the metal output will be ap
proximotely $57.000,000, an increase of more
than $3,000.000 when compared with the year
1897. The unofficial estimate places the gold
output of the state at 250.000 fine ounces,
which, at $20.67 an ounce, were worth $5,208,
840. The output of silver amounted to 17,
200,000 ounces, which, at their coinage value,
given for the purposes of comparison with
last year, would be $22.188,000. The output
of copper will be probably 210,000,000 pounds,
and at 12 cents a pound the value was $28.
800,000. The output of lead is the only item
in which the comparison with last year
proves unfavorable. The product this year
will amount to 22,000.000 pounds, valued at
$636,000. The comparative figures for the
two years are:
Gold .....................$ 5,208.840 $ 4,496,431
Silver ..................22.18S.000 21 730.710
Copper ................ 28,800,000 26,798,915
Lead .................... 836,000 928,619
Totals ................$57,032,840 $53,054,675
The increase in the gold output promises
to continue during the coming season. The
copper output was not as great as it would
have been if some of the big mines had not
made extensive permanent improvements,
which stopped hoisting for a considerable
period at different times during the year.
The suspension of the Castle carbonate dis
trict is partly responsible for the falling off
of the product of lead.
The stock commissioners estimate that
the number of cattle shipped from Mon
tana and consumed at home during 1898
was 238,285, which were worth $9,531,400 at
the average price of $10 a head. The value
of the mutton and wool is rough yesti
mated at $7,500.000, and the total valuation
of tlie product of the range, when hides,
pelts and other Incidentals are counted, is
probably not too high.
The state shipped at least $500,000 worth of
grain, a large proportion of which was bar
ley, for which ontana is famous.
The coal mining Industry made wonder
ful strides forward during the year. The
value of the output of the mines of the
state, at an average 6f~$2.6v a ton, Is count
ed at $8,000,000.
The lumber product of ontana, nearly all
of which is consumed at home, is estimated
to have been worth $1,500,000.
The total upon the estimates given above
is seen to be $84,064,240.
Never before in the history of the state
hits such a showing been possible.
NEW YEAR'S CALLS.
Mrs. and Miss Busch will receive New
Year's calls on Monday evening from
7 to 11 o'clock. They will be assisted by
Mrs. Fay Harrington, Mrs. J. V. Long,
Miss Le Beau, Miss Black, Miss Blaekis
ton and Miss McKechnie.
^ If you have had 100 sacks of
and your neighbor wished to buy
one, it wouldn't matter much
whether you got^the money or wait
ed until payday, would it? But if
100 of your neighbors bought a sack
each, would you rather have the
money or wait and takes chances?
We believe you would do just as ' ^
we are doing—knock off 25 cents a
sack and get the money—that's the
reason we can sell Quaker Flour * t
(finest of the finest)
♦At $1.25 a Sack
and all other Groceries as cheap as
we do. You're missing a whole lot
if you don't pay cash. Try it * F
awhile and see.
Lard, 5 pounds..................40c
Lard, 10 pounds.................75c
Pure Buckwheat, pkg.........12M>c
Pure Buckwheat, 10 lb sack......50c
Pure Buckwheat, 25 lb sack ____$1.00
Pure Maple Syrup % gal .........65c i i
Pure MapleSyrup, gal ..........$1.25
Sugar Syrup % gals 30c, 35c, 40c
Rolled Oats, 3 pkg..............25c
Wheat Flakes, pkg ............10c
Strictly Fresh Eggs, doz ........30c
Try us for Good Coffee.
47—W. Park St.—47 Ü
Tel. 68, Butte, Montanan
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