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We have filled up the gaps in our a
Toilet ware made by our Christmas J
trade and we can show NINE com- ▼
plete lines of sterling silver. In all w
the patterns we have the brush. &
comb and mirror and in some all the ▲
smaller pieces. We sell separate Î
pieces from any pattern or a com- T
plete set in a beautiful case as vou y
may desire
Bight & Fairfield

Lay the
Of a home on the anniversary of the
birth of the master builder of this coun
If you intend to take a day off from
business on the 22nd, let us take you to
see some of the choice pieces of property,
houses, lots etc., we have for sale.
All are located in sections convenient
to the center of the city and in a most
desirable neighborhood.
All are so moderately priced that they
can be considered bargains.
5-room modern frame dwelling ....$32 00
4-room, East Summit .............. 15 00
3- room brick basement, West Side.. 10 00
4- room modern flat ................. 25 00
9-room brick, close in .............. 65 00
5- room modern brick. West Side...$37 00
4-room brick, West Side ............ 30 00
2 rooms, East Side .................. io 00
Real Estate
Fire Insurance
[0. 48 E.Bioa iw'y
Boom in Butts Copper Mining
Sti cks.
Sharp Advance in Parro?--Boston
& Montana Closed at
epper craze lias evidently struck !
There was the liveliest kind 0 f j
, . , ,
lay in copper shares, and the
hourly bulletins of the Thompson invest- |
ment company were watched by scores of |
investors with the greatest interest. i
landing the rumors of an adverse de- j
Butte heretofore has been apathetic on
stock transactions, but the recent rapid
advance in copper stocks has stimulated
many to action. Parrot was the leader
today, openig at $43 and closing' at $47%.
Boston & Montana held its own, notwith
c ision front the supreme court, opening at
$377 and closing strong at $375. Butte &
Boston opened at $94 and closed at the
same figure.
Helena Independent: The officers of the
local United States land office have just
received a decision of United States Land
Commissioner Hermann that is of espec
ial interest to the residents of Butte on
account of the fact that the contestants
are Butte parties. The decision denies
the application of Margaret McRae and
! Mary Sloan for a hearing to set aside
; the patent for the Brown Girl quartz
i It appears that the mineral land in dis
I pute was patented to claimants as placer
j diggings and was subsequently trans
i ferrred to the Boston & Montana Con
j solidated Gold & Copper Mining com
; pany.The contestants subsequently at
a long time and was finally decided by
the supreme court against the contest
I Helena Independent: The Iron Moun
' tain company, which is operating the
War Eagle mine at Butler under bond,
began the present month with a cash bal
ance to its credit of $9.760.07. The bond
on the property will expire April 1, but
in all probability will be renewed.
Robert Angus, superintendent of the
mine, reports that 143 cars of ore were
shipped to the East Helena smelter last
month. During January the several
; workings were driven a total of 198 feet,
j Up to Jan. 27, the development of the 300
level totaled 915 feet.
The report is not as encouraging as the
friends of the Iron Mountain would like
it to bo. Since Aug. 1. the company has
disbursed $47,923. while its receipts, in
cluding a cash balance in the treasury
August 1 of $14,036.01, have been only $57,
683.93. The company has more supplies
j on hand now than August 1. however.
The mine has a well developed ore body,
immense in size, and if the values should
increase as expected, the mine will again
inter the dividend producing dass, where
it was for years.
tempted to file on it as a quartz claim. ;
The case has been ,n the state courts for ;
Boston News Bureau:
that the Western Union
which was recently in
$300,000 worth of copper
We understand
Telegraph Co.,
the market for
wire has with
drawn on account of the enhanced price
and that aluminum has begun to make
inroads in the copper field, though not
extensively as yet. But some manufac
turers have begun the introduction of al- ;
ltminum and there are possibilities of its
extension, though the practicability of it
under various conditions lias not been
thoroughly tested.
The five cent advance in copper, from 13
to Pc per pound since January 1st, is u
factor of considerable moment in electric
street railway construction. Allowing 2.
200 pounds of trolley wire per single
Not Much
of a Price,
But a Great
Deal of a
Men's fancy besom
shirts, softorstarch
ed front, all sizes,
neat patterns, $1.50
and $1.75 values, at
75 Cents
track, and 5,00ft pounds for feed wire
for each mile of track, the cost of over
head trolley const: uction on electric
street railways has increased $450 since
January 1.
The advance in copper is an important
item in increasing the valuation nf •in
structed. electric railways as appraisals
estimate value of wire construction by
cost of replacement.
Copper dealers are not guaranteeing
prices more than 24 hours.
Clancy Miner: When Marshall picked
up the shining metal in digging the tail
race for Slitter's sawmill at Coloma, Cal.,
in ISIS, the astonished pioneers knew as
little about extracing the precious par
ticles front the big- bars of sand and
gravel as they did of Chinese classics.
There were millions in the beds, bars and
banks of every stream. The ravines,
gulches and canyons abounded in gold.
A mere acident had discovered its exist
! ernce: hut it was not accident that taught
! the eager gold-seekers the best^neans of
j obtaining it. 1 he common pan was first j
brought into requisition, and fortunes are
Mld to have been matU . ln minlng with
| this very simple utensil. It was ho u li
| common thing, as late as 1851-2, to see
i 11 Mexican with his pan and knife prying
among the rocks on the river bank for
"chispas." As soon as lumber could be
obtained the rocker was made as early
as the fall of 1849, and nearly every min
ing company possessed one of these in
valuable machines. The less fortunate
weite content with a short log, hallowed
, out by an axe or burned out by fire,
j under which the rockers were rudely fas
tened. and made to do fair service in
separating the
But the man with the rocker made of
boards, with screen and riffles complete,
was an aristocrat in mountain mining I
gold from the gravel, j
,.i, .1 , j ...
circles, and if he owned two rockers"he i
was sure to be elected "alcalde" of the 1
bar, an officer from whose decision there •
was no appeal. The rockers soon passed j
their day. for early in the spring of 18S0
the pretentious Georgia bumper made its
appearance. This was simply a huge
rocker, which required the power of one
man to keep it in motion. It derived its
name from th.e fact that its oscillating
motion was purposely suddenly checked
by blocks of wood, against which the
ends of the rockers bumped, thus causing
a jar, which prevented the sand from
packing between the riffles. As quicksil
I ver, which was then worth $6 per pound,
! was generally used with these machines,
the result was that about as much gold
was bumped out with the quicksilver as
! was retained in the riffles. But they
j were considered in their day an immense
! affair, and it was hard to make the aver
i age miner believe that the owner of two
; or t| „. ee bumpers * did not possess a „ the
; re , quisite qualifications of a first-class
I In the winter of 1850-51 an inventive
miner of Nevada City made what was
then considered a grand strike in the di
rection of the perfect in mining appli
ances. After weary hours of mental, as
well as physical labor, he built and put
in successful operation the "Long Tom."
Tliis was really an improvement over the
rocker and bumper, and the latter were
never again used where the Long Tom
could be obtained and worked. It was
a simple contrivance, merely an inclined
box, with sideboards six to eight inches
high, and low crossbars two or three
Inches deep, extending from one side of
the box to the other. Over all a perfor
ated plate of sheet iron was placed, which
received the gravel and water from a
long inclined sluice box, into which the
water was conducted and the ditt and
gravel thrown. A man stood upon one
side of the perforated iron and shoveled
off such rock and gravel as could not
pass through the screen. The gold, sand
and smaller particles of gravel passed
down upon the
sank, and the
washed off by the action of the water. It
was supposed when the Long Tom made <
its appearanee that the great desider- '
a.tum for the
and that it w
investigations looking to the improve
ment of mining appliances, but one by
one other boxes were added, with cross
bars or "Hungarian" riffles placed within
them, and, as no gold reached ne "Tom,"
it was finally laid aside, and the string
of slice boxes on "horses" succeeded the
former clumsy appliances. This change
was effected in the years 1852-53, and
miners appeared to feel satisfied with
their means for working placers. Up to
this time it was thought that all gold
bearing graved or dirt must be washed in
iffles, where the r metal !
lighter material was I
u'ce mac tne great (lesider
le miner had been reached,
vas useless to pursue further
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rockers, bumpers or tightly corked sluice
; boxes. But in 1854 it was discovered that
its gold could be saved in a ground sluice
it and where the fall was sufficient to admit
of tins mode of mining it was adopted,
Much more dirt could be disposed of, und
13 no lifting power was required to subject
u it to the washing process. A groat deal
had been gained. Square rods of placer
2.- ground could be washed where before
j only square feet were disposed of. The
little rocker and sluices were still used
to some extent in*some localities, but the
"bumper and "Long Tom" were left to
crumble and decay upon the huge piles
of tailings. In the meantime ditches had
bei n constructed to convey water to tlie
principal surface miming districts in the
country. With this distribution of water
the shallow places soon yielded up their
treasure, and the deeper diggings were
attacked. To work these successfully
required a still further advance in the
science of mining. This advance was
made with the substitution of the hose
and pipe for ground sluicing. With the
inauguration of hydraulic mining com
menced the washing away of large banks
and mountains of auriferous gravel. Tb
facilitate its work tunnels were run into
immense deposits of gold-bearing gravel,
and blasts, composed of from 150 to 300
kegs of powder, discharged thereon tp
shatter and break up the tenacious bodies
of ground.
It will tli ns be seen that great im
provements have been made in placer
mining during the last third of a cen
tury. The pan, the rocker, the bumper,
the Long Tom, the sluice and the hy
draulic have succeeded each other in the
order named. While all the former
modes of surface mining were considered
complete in their day, each was com
pelled to give way to a superior mode.
There is probably no mining appliance
which is associated with so many pleas
ant reminiscences of the aged pioneer in
placer mining as the Little Rocker.
Annual Muslin Underwear Sale next
week at Gordon-Lewis Co., 105 Main St.
Was caused by the Silver Bow Coal Co.,
giving 2,001 pounds to the ton of all kinds
of good coal. Telephone No. 32.
Annual Muslin Underwear Sale next
week at Gordon-Lewis Co., 105 Main St.
$20 sets teeth »10. Dr. Wix.
The Garfield School Principal
Simply Did His Duly.
An Effort Will be Made to Compromise
With Passmore & Co.-
Other School Matters
j tior» was the exoneration
The principal feature of Saturday
evening's meeting of the board of eduea
Dale of the Garfield school from any
blame in the matter of it is trouble with
Mrs. Do Snell. Mrs. De Snell preferred
charges against the Garfield school prin
cipal about ten days ago, and Mrs. D. A.
Currie seconded the effort of Mrs. De
Snell, who alleged in her complaint to the
school board that Mr. Dale had used im
proper language towards her when she
called to see* him concerning a book which
her daughter had soiled, and for which
the principal, acting under the rules of
j the district, had requested Mrs. De Snell
pay f 0 ,. ; j n -vvi iting, twice. After the
second notification she called on the prin
i c 'P al ' when, Mrs. De Snell alleges, the
1 trouble occurred. The charges were re
• ferred to the teachers' committee, which
met a week ago, and the testimony ad
duced before the committee tended to
show that Principal Dale had simply
lived up to the rules of the district.
At Saturday's meeting of the board a
second petition, requesting that the
charges against Mr. Dale be taken out
of the hands of the committee ar.'d con
sidered by the whole board, was pre
Chairman Lane of the teachers' com
mittee reported the findings of the com
mittee. which were practically as nar
rated above.
Principal Dale made a statement, in
which he branded the allegations of Mrs.
De Snell as false in every particular.
The petition was examined carefully
and it was found, first, that nearly 82 per
cent of the petitioners have no children
attending the Garfield school. Second.
9S per cent of the enrollment of the
school is not represented in the petition.
Third, nearly one-sixth of the petition
ers are not residents of the Garfield dis
trict and have no direct interest In the
schools of that building. Fourth. 99 per
cent of the petitioners who had children
in the Garfield school the past year paid
for or signed indigent certificates for
damaged books ordered condemned by
Suctions S8 and 89, rules of the board of
Trustee Dorais moved that Principal
Dale be exonerated. The motion was
seconded by Mr. Lane and adopted by a
unanimous vote.
President Long reported that the com
mittee to which was referred the claim
of Passmore & Co., architects, for $3,300,
would recommend that the tender of
$1,025 be made to the claimants, with the
understanding that this amount would
settle the claim in full.
The schools will be closed on Washing
ton's birthday—next Wednesday.
The salary of Janitor Bartell was in
! f rea "« d $90 per month, on account of
I lncr '*A^ed responsibilities.
rant. Rales per day $25.00. Room 47, Sil
ver Bow Block.
A/o. 4 E. BqofjOf/ti'tC'
48 to 54= West Park. St , Butte
One carload, one hundred new bedroom suits, opened Saturday. ' On sale Monday and balance of this week.
Only two of a kind, only the live long kind, and you will live a long time if you wait for another opportunity like
this. They come from the largest Furniture factory in the world and represents the prettiest bedroom suits they
CiAThe prices commence at for a Massive Antique Finished Hard
Wood Bedroom Suit.
For a Beautiful Mahogany Finished Bedroom Suit Dresser; has swell front; stands on French legs. It
has large bevel plate mirror and each piece is elaborately carved. There are 2 of a kind only of the 50
styles, anyone of which will be sold this week just as cheap in proportion.
Here is a duet by both on ten eases of Lace Curtains. to
Price has a loud voice. Quality has a loud voice.
Nottingham Lace Curtains
Trickety edges, 3 yards long. Price
filed down from $1 to
59c Pair
Better Nottingham Lace Curtains
Trickety edges, 3 yards long. Price
filed down from $1.50 to
95c Pair
Still Batter Nottingham Lace
Trickety edges, 3 yards long. Price
filed down from $2.00
$1.35 Pair
Eetter Yet Nottingham Lace
Same sizes as above. Price filed down
from $2.25 to .
$1.55 Pair
Fish-Net Lace Curtains
SV 2 yards long. 54 inches wide, triek
ety edges. Price filed down from $3.50
$2.45 Pair
Saxony Net Lace Curtains
Brussels patterns, trickety edges,
very large. Price filed down from $4 to
$2.75 Pair
The Eou.se Tlae-t Never Deceives
t Absolutely 'Pure
Absolutely 'Pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Some benighted little Hawaiian chil
dren made their first acquaintance with
Santa Claus last Christmas at a Sunday
school entertainment planned by Ameri
cans, and the dear old gentleman nearly
frightened the tots out of their wits.
In Abyssinia the natives cut steak«
from the- live cow and eat the meat warm
with the natural heat.
Annual Muslin Underwear Sale next
week at Gordon-Lewis Co., 105 Main St.
If you want to go to Lynndale call at
Chas. Langlois' stable. Big sleigh, $7.00;
band-wagon, $8.00; dance hall free; sup
per 75c. Dancing every Sunday. Stage
leaves at 2 p. m. Sundays.
Annual Muslin Underwear Sale next
week at Gordon-Lewis Co., 105 Main St.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
»Signature of
To Benjamin Armstrong, your heirs or
assigns: You are hereby notified that we
have expended during the year 1898 one
hundred dollars ($100.00) in labor and im
provements upon each of the following
quartz lode mining claims, situated in the
Divide Creek Mining district, Silver Bow
county, Montana, a more particular de
scription of which Is found in the location
notices of the said lode claims as recorded.
The Silver King, recorded in Rook F, page
206; the Sage Hen, recorded in Rook F. page
207; the Tacoma, recorded in Hook .7, page
70; the Goodwin, recorded In Rook J, page
411; the Golden Bell, recorded in Book I,
page 89, in the office of the county recorder
of Silver Bow counly, Montana; that the
said labor was performed and the said im
provements were made for the purpose of
holding said claims under the provision!
of Section 2321, Revised Statutes of iht
Un 'ted States, and the amendments thereto
concerning annual labor on mining claims
for trie year iS98, when said labor and Im
provements were made. If within ninety
(lays after the last publication of this no
tice yon fail or refuse to contribute your
proportion, amounting to one hundred and
twelve dollars and fity cents ($112.50), of
said expenditures, as a co-owner, your in
terest 111 the said cl ilms will become the
property of the u adersigned, your co
owners, who haie made the above de
scribed expenditure! according to the re
quirements of the s Jd section.
Dated this 6th fay of January, 1899
Wo guarantee it to equal anything^
in tiie market. Many prefer it to|>
ilHock Springs. Get our prices he
gore buying elsewhere,
Exclusive Agent.
401 S.
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The four kinds of Butter arc
Dairy,' "Imitation Creamery,"
'Creamery,'' and "Separator Cream
"Dairy" is Butter made on the
farm in a churn.
"Imitation Creamery,' is Dairy
Butter worked over to sweeten it.
Coloring matter is then added and
it makes a very clever imitation of
Creamery Butter.
"Creamery" is Butter made from
cream gathered from different Ä
farms around the creamery. 4
"Separator Creamery," is Butter G
made from the fresh cream se-par- y
a ted by machinery from pure, fresh
milk brought to the creamery each
Our Delicious Butter none quite so
good) is the finest Separator Cream
j J cry—always fresh, and has that fine
'all butter" taste.
2 lbs. 55e
5 lbs. $ 1.35
Strictly Fresh Eggs
25c Doz,
jlLutey Bros I
Park St .—47
< > Telephone 68.
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