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Howell * Co's Newspaper Ad THIS PAPER Koweït * Co's Newspaper ao m?iring Bureau (10 Sprue« SU^em^verHs^S contracts way l>o made for it IN NEW TOKiA. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. t.overnor Samuel T. Hauser, Helena. Secretary -.lohn S. Tooker, Helena. Delegate to Cormress—io&eph K 'I'oole, Helena. Auditor— J. 1'. Woolman, Helena. Treasurer—D. II. Weston. Helena. Superintendent of Public Instruction—W m. W . Wylie, Ito/.eman. Attorney (.encrai —W . II. Hunt. District Attorney—1st District—II. N. ".lake, Virginia citv. .. District Attorney—2d District— W . 1 • Pember ton, Hutto. District Attorney—3d District — W. II. Hunt, Fort Denton. chief Justice— D S. Wade, Helena. Associate Justice— W. J. Galbraith, Deer Lodge, John Coburn, Bozeman. l\ S District Attorney— F. M. DeWitt, Butte. C. s Marshal— K. S. Kelly, Deer Lodge Surveyor General—.John S. Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Muffly, \ irgima ( 'clerk 2d District Court— R. L. Davis, Deer Clerk 3d District Court—A. II. 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Illustrated pamphlet, with full information, terms, etc,., mailed free by ad dr ess ing Voltaic Be lt Co., Marshall, Mich. N OTICE FOB PUBLICATION.— Land Of fice at Bozeman, M. T., July 18,188-5. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has tiled notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M. T., on August 31,1885, viz: Benja min V. Clark, D. S. *197, for the Lot 4, S. W. *- 4 , of fractional N. W. } 4 ; N. W. of S. W. section 29, and S. K. '4, of N. E. *4, section 30, township 1, So. R. 1] East. The names of the following wit nesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: Wm. B. Me Allow, Chas. I'. Blakely, Andrew J. Smith, George F. Shelton, all of Bozeman, Gallatin Co., M. T. O. P. CHISHOLM. Register, first publication, july 25, 1885J B IDS FOB BEAL ESTATE.— By virtue of an order of the District Court for the First Judicial District for the Territory of Montana, dated the second day of .January, A. D. 1885, bids will be received by the undersigned for the pur chase of the real estate hereinafter described. Said property is described as follows, to-wit: Lot" number one (1) in Biock number sixty-one (til), in town of Liv ingston, with the Bank Building standing on the same. I am authorized to sell with this lot and building the Fixtures in the Bank, consisting of Counters, Desks and Safe. The appraised value of the property is Thirteen Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($13,5(H)). The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Terms of sale—CASH. CHARLES A. BAKER, Receiver of The First National Bank of Livingston, M. T. first pub. may30. " [No. 411 ------ PATENT.— I . S. man, M.T., July 29,1885. Notice is hereby given that Isaac Orschel and Herman Orschel, whose 1'. t). address is Living ston, Gallatin county, M. T , bvsaid Isaac Orsi hoi, Attorney in Fact, have this day tiled application for [latent, under the mining laws of Congress, for tiie placer surveyed as survey No. 58 and so desig nated by the official plat and field notes on file in this office, and situated in Emigrant Mining Dis trict, Gallatin county, .Montana Territory, in sec tion —, township 7 south, range 8 east (approxi mately) of principal base und meridian, which claim is recorded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin county, M. T., in book 2, page 43. mining claims, and described as follows: Beginning at the N. E. corner of said claim, the same beinglhe '•Emigrant" initial point, at a post marked 1-58, fm' corner No. 1, thence south 77 degrees, 20 min. west, 200 feet to a squared dead pine tree marked 2-58, tor corner No. 2; thence south 12 deg., 40 min. east, 1,000 feet to a [line post marked 3-58, for corner No. 3, from which location corner bears south 12 deg., 40 min.east, 350feet(a blazed tree); thence south 12 deg., 55 min. east, 1,200 feet to post, marked 4-58. for corner No. 4; thence north 73 (leg,. 45 min. east, 590 feet to a post marked 5-58, for corner No. 5: thence north 23 min. « est, 2,200 feet, to place of beginning. Corners No. 1, 4, 5 having a mound of earth and No. 2, 3 a mound of earth and stone; magnetic variation 19®, 45' east; embracing 19 90-100 acres, upon which a notice of said application was posted tli 11th day of July, 1885. The adjoining claimants to these premises are the John Counts etal. on the north, the John Clifford on the west: the Cam binia Mining Co on the south: placers unsurvey ed. Any and all persons claiming adversely any portion of said placer claim, survey 58, originally fix ated by Peter Brown, are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the U. 8. Land Office at Bozeman, in the Territory of Montana, (luring the 60 days period of publication hereof, or they will be barred by virtue of the provisions of the statute. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register. J. V. Bogeht, Att'y for Applicants, first pub. aug. 1, 1885. V PPLICATION FOB Land Office, B [ No. 421 A pplication fob patent— u. s. I.and Office. Bozeman, M. T., August 20,1885. Notice is hereby given that James B. Martin, whose P. O. address is Chico, Gallatin county, Montana Territory, has this day filed application for patent, under the mining laws of Congress, for the Placer Mining claim, bearing gold, and designated by the field notes and officiai p ou file in this office as survey No r.s (once known as the "Campbell & Doty Placer"), mineral district T, situated in Emigrant Mining District, Gallatin Countv, MontanaTerritory,in Section 11 svd. and 14 unsurveyed, Township 6, south of Range 8 east (partlv svd.) P. M., Montana, which claim is re corded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin Co., M. T., Book 2, page 2, of mining claims, said claim beingthus described, to-wit: Beginning at its S. W. location corner at a stone tin 8. \V. *4 said section 11) marked 1-59 for corner No. 1, thence south 690 , 55 % 30" east, 2,591.1 feet to a stone marked 2-59 for corner No. 2, thence north 40 ®, 15 % oast 644 feet to a stone marked 3-59 for corner No. 3, thence north 55 o, 45% west 500 feet to a stone marked 4-59 for corner No. 4, thence south 75», 48% west 200 feet to a boulder marked 5 -59 for corner No. 5, thence north' 70 o, 10 % west 2,250 feet to a stone marked 6-59 for corner No. 6, thence south 11 o, 57% west 611.1 feet to place of beginning: magnetic variation 19c east. Corners No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 being in N. E _ *4 of section 14 (not surveved), and cornorNo.6inS.\V.?iofsaid section 11 (surveyed), embracing 39.29 acres, upon which a notice of said application was posted the 17th day of August, 1885. The adjoining claim ants to these premises are the Giidden and Schaf fer unsurveved placer on the south and east, and the C. C. Tadlock unsurveyed placer on the west. Any and all parties claiming adversely any por tion of said survey No. 59 (or Campbell & Doty) placer claim, premises or deposit are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the U S. L. O. at Bozeman, M. T., during the 60 days period of publication hereof, or they will be bar red hv virtue of the provisions of the statute. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register. J. V. BOGEHT, Att y for Applicant. I first publication August 29, 1885.] ' [No. 43] A PPLICATION FOB PATENT.-U. 8. j\ Land Office, Bozeman, M. T., August 21,1885. Notice is hereby given that James B. Martin and John J. Hopper, whose P. O. address is Chico, GallatinCounty, Montana Territory, have this dav filed application for patent, under the Mining laws of Congress, for the Edwards & Co. Placer Mining claim, bearing gold, and designated by the field notes and official plat on file in this office as Survey No. 60, Mineral District No. 2, situated in Emigrant Mining District, Gallatin County, Mon tana Territory, in Sections 8 and 9, Township 6, south of Range 8 east (partly surveyed), P. M. Montana, which claim is recorded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin Co., M. T., Book2, page 447, of Mining Claims, said claim bein^ thus des cribed, to-wit : Beginning at its S. A\ . location corner on the right bank of the Yellowstone river at a stone marked 1-60 for corner No. 1, (located in in surveyed fcl. N. E. >4 eaid section 8), thence north 37 ® ,'50 % east 871 feet to a stone marked 2-60 for corner No. 2, thence south 46 °, 24 % east 5,000 feet to a stone marked 3-60 for corner No. 3, thence south 37 0 ,22 % west 800 feet to a stone marked 4-60 for corner No. 4, thence north 47®, 13% west 5,000.2 feet to place of beginning: mag netic variation 19® east: corner No. 2 being in fcl. N. W. *4 said section 9, and corners No. 3 and 4 in S. E. *4 said section—all surveyed; embrac ing 95 45 acres, upon which a notice of said appli cation was posted the 17th day of August, 1885. The adjoining claimants to these premises are the James B. Martin placer, unsurveved, on the east: and the pre-emption claim of W. H. Lee to the north, and that of one Counts to the south. Any and all parties claiming adversely any por tion of said Edwards & Co. Survey No. 60 placer claim, premises or deposit, are required to file their atlverse claims with the Register of the U. S L. O. at Bozeman M. T.. during the 60 days pe riod of publication hereof, or they will be barred bv virtue of the provisions of the statute. y v 0 p chishoLM, Register. J V BOGERT, Att'y for Applicants. [First publication August 29 , 1885. ]___ LIAS SUMMONS.— In the District Court. ( the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana in and for the County of Gallatin. M ary E. Oker, plaintiff, against George \V. Oker, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Gallatin, and the Complaint filed in said County of Gallatin, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. The People of the Territory of Montana send .«reeting to George W. Oker, the above named dé fendent: You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named nlaintiff in theTMstriut Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said County of Gallatin, and to answer the Comulaint filed therein, within ten days (exclus ive of the day of service) after the service on you of this sumnions-if servsd within this county ; or il served out of this county, but in this district, then within twenty days: otherwise within forty . • 1 ____a 1 ___«■•111 Ywx taban airmnaf davs-or judgment by default will betaken against opfiirdino! to the prayer of said complaint. is brought to obtain a decree of the bonds of matrimony existing court dissolving 1 --—— .__..... . between the plaintiff and defendant, and that she mav resume the name of Mary L. Frazier, and for costs incurred and such other and further relief as to the court may seem just and equitable, as will more fully appear by reference to the com plaint on file herein. And you are hereby notified that if vou fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint. .. , .. Given under my band and the seal of the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial Distnyt of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallaiin, this 27th day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty five THEO. MUFFLY,Clerk, Bv A. D. McPhb* 8 ok, Deputy Clerk. HENRY JOY, Att'yt for Plaintiff, of at of 1, MONTANA PRESS ASSOCIATION. A Visit to Butte by the Newspaper Men of the Territory. At the organic meeting of the Mon tana Press Association held at Helena in February last an invitation was ex tended by Lee Mantle of the Inter Mountain for the first annual meeting in August to be held at Butte. The in vitation was very promptly accepted by the Association for it was well under stood that Butte, from an industrial standpoint, is the most interesting place in the territory and that the representa tive newspaper men of that booming city M ould especially devote themselves to making the visit pleasant and profit able; in both these opinions the result abundantly justified the expectation. The date of the meeting was finally fixed for the 20th of August and early last week the gathering of the members began. Unavoidable accidents or the exigencies of business kept away sever al vaulable members of the association and those who would have been wel comed to membership, but there was a very good representation. Jerry Collins of the Hiver Press, acornpanied by his family, came from distant Fort Benton and J. B. Widmyer of the Independent from more distant but more accessible Glendive. Harrison Spaulding of the Times and Will Kennedy of the Missou lian came from Missoula, the farthest western newspaper town in Montana, and John Russell Wilson of the Tribune from Dillon away near the southern border. Major Walker and D. W. Fisk of the Herald, R. W. Wilkinson of the Independent and Geo. E. Boos of the Live Stock Journal represented Helena. Alex. Devine and Walter Matheson of the Gazette came up from Billings, J. E. Hendry of the Enterprise repre sented Livingston and W. W. Alderson of the Courier and A. K. Yerkes of the Chronicle talked for Bozeman. Will II. Sutherlin of the Husbandman was the delegate from White Sulphur Springs and the representative of Montana agri cultural interests at the same time. Of the Butte journalists who were present at the meetings of the Association in full force we shall take more particular occasion to speak. Several of the at tendants were accompanied by their wives or other lady relatives. Capt, Jas. II. Mills of the Deer Lodge New Northwest and president of the Asso ciation was expected to have been pres ent but the serious illness of his wife prevented his attendance. He was greatlv disappointed as were his brother members, but such important domestic considerations could not but claim his first attention. And beside the big brained, big hearted, big-bodied Captain was present in spirit and by his prelim inary arrangements and financial par ticipation in the programme assisted in making the meeting so great a success. The Northern Pacific had provided all applicants already enjoying the fav ors of the road with trip passas to at tend the Association and at Helena the party was joined by Mr. J. J. Fallon, the representative of the Union Pacific. Mr. Fallon stayed with the party dur ing the w hole round of pleasure and by his unfailing personal kindness and gentility won the regard of every mem ber of the party. On Friday evening Cnas. S. Fee, general passenger agent of the Northern Pacific, arrived in Butte and immediately affiliated with the Press gang and remained a cherished member of the party until the return was made to Helena. There are few men holding high railroad posi tions who are as generally popular as Charlie Fee and their scarcity makes him all the more appreciable. Messrs. A. L. Stokes and G. W. Scott, general Montana agents respectively of the Northern and Union Pacific roads, also did all in their power to make the trip pleasant. To reach Butte from any Northern Pacific point is a somewhat tedious journey. Trrvelers from the east have the privilege of going direct to the un lovely town of Garrison and waiting there over twelve hours or of spending the night in Helena and by means of a local accommodation train making a close connection with the Utah & Northern train for Butte. The latter plan is preferable though far from sat isfactory. Passengers from the west have no alternative but to spend nearly tw r elve hours at Garrison both going and returning. It seems very strange that some arrangement is not made by which travelers on the Northern Pacific can reach the greatest mining camp in the world, only fifty miles away from the line, without such a long delay. To those who had never before made the trip the ride over Mullan Pass and from Garrison up the Deer Lodge valley was a positive delight. The valley is not very wide but it is very beautiful. It has long been settled and smiles with abundant crops of cereals and grass and snug, even elegant, farm houses, while like every other Montana valley it is bounded by ranges of lofty mountains. Deer Lodge City is noted for the beauty of its situation and general appearance, the excellence of its educational insti tutions and social privileges and for be ing the site of the territorial peniten tiary which swarms to overflowing with convicts. A few miles away is the ter ritorial insane asylum at Warm Springs, a neat and pleasant group of buildings to look upon in spite of the saddened lives which they confine. (The Asso ciation had as one of its fellow-travel ers to this point a most violent lunatic in charge of deputy-sheriff Evans of to in al no as as to in the of of has ing on ing to of a Helena.) Up near the mountains and the head of Warm Springs creek, which decided the location, is Anaconda, the latest phenomenal Montana town. Two years ago it was not in existence. Now it must contain 1,800 to 2,000 inhabitants, is nicely situated and regularly laitbout has many brick buildings and is gener ally substantial as well as busy in ap pearance. It was called into existence and is entirely sustained by one estab lishment! But that establishment is the Anaconda smelter, the largest enter prise of that kind in the world. The monstrous pile of buildings with their tow ering stacks, overhung with dense volumes of smoke, called the Anaconda smelter, daily reduces 600 tons of copper ore, producing 90 tons of matte w hich assays 60 per cent in copper; in other words the smelter daily handles over 50 tons of copper. The machinery is ope rated by water power but in the smelt ing operations 90 cords of wood are con sumed every day. A few r miles from town on a spur of the railroad is the dump of a w'ood flume which brings the w r ood from up in the mountains eight miles away. The contract under which this wood is being brought down calls for 300,000 cords at a cost of over $1,000,000. The plant of the Anaconda smelter is now receiving large additions in order to increase its capacity. At Silver Bow Junction near Butte the members of the Press Association were met on Thursday afternoon by J. B. Read, editor, and Col. Searles, at present city editor of the Inter-Moun tain and II. T. Brown, business mana ger of the Miner, and by them escorted to Butte, tendered the freedom and hospitalities of the Silver Bow r Club, and parted w ith at the hotels. In the evening the first session of the first annual meeting of the Montana Press Association was held. In the absence of ( 'apt. Mills, First Vice-Presi dent W. W. Alderson took the chair, supported by W. H. Sutherlin, second vice-president. Secretary Collins was in his place as was Corresponding Secre tary Devine. Of the business transac ted at this and the other sessions of the Association w hich continued until final adjournment at noon on Saturday we have no space to speak in detail. Sever al active members were elected and a large addition made to the list of honor ary members which is designed to in clude all persons w T ho have been identi fied with the Montana Press or, having been identified with journalism else where are nn\«' jjj Montana but are ineligible to active meiin»« J ),jp i tjt these Chas. S. Fee, general passenger agent of the Northern Pacific was in cluded. He has been engaged in every department of newspaper work from "devil" to editor-in-chief and it required no strained construction of the rules to believe that his present business relates as much to Montana as to any other place. A very valuable report was pre sented by Jerry Collins of the River Press, secretary of the Association. During the past few months Mr. Collins has been collecting the personal and journalistic histories of all members of the Association and has filed them as a part of the records. These will form, as long as they are preserved, an inval uable portion of the archives of the As sociation and an important contribution to the historical material of Montana. Mr. Collins has filled his oftce so effi ciently that it w ould be very difficult to supply his place. J. E. Ilenlry of the Enterprise rendered the atllress pub lished in last week's issue. John Rus sell Wilson, editor of the Billon Tri bune, presented the History of Montana Journalism. Mr. Wilson was one of the first of the Montana argonauts and was in 1862 a correspondent from the present Montana for eastern journals. He has been identified with newspaper work in the territory ever since and, tetter than any other, is qualified to record the his tory of Montana journalism. His paper before the Association cohered the ground fully and was ably written. The collation of its material and the labor of preparation must have bœn a w T ork of no small difficulty. Mr. Yilson has written one of the most important chapters in the history of Maitana and has preserved historical material that was fast being buried beneath the shift ing sands of advancing time If not now an active member of lontana's Historical Society, he should fiid a place on the list awaiting him. Amatter of importance brought before tb Associa tion was the relations of tie St. Paul Pioneer Press publishing, printing, book binding, lithographing, paper and stationery house to the printers of Mon tana. The Pioneer Press conpany, be side its Montana representative, had sent a special agent to appearbefore the Association and adjust existiig difficul ties. This was amicably dole and no further disagreements can bi expected. The officers elected at the orgmic meet ing were re-elected to serve until the second annual meeting which, by invi tation of Editors Alderson aid Yerkes, will be held at Bozeman on the third Thursday in August, 1885; ii conjunc tion with that meeting an excursion to Yellowstone Park will probably be taken. On Friday evening by special invita tion of Manager John Majuire the members of the Association in a body, accompanied by their ladies, xisited the Butte Grand Opera House aad listened to the play then running. The Opera House is a perfect gem—far away the best in Montana and, while not quite so large, is equal in comfort, beauty of in is it 50 terior decoration, stage stock and appli ances and general compléteras» to any that we have seen in the west or any in the country outside the largest cities. It was built at a cost of about $40,000 by a local company organized by the is tireless energy of John Maguire, man ager of the Montana Theatrical Circuit, to whose business and dramatic sagaci ty and enterprise Montana owes the fact that some of the best theatrical or ope ratic companies of the country are con stantly playing within her borders. After the play came the banquet at the St. Nicholas hotel. This elegant feature of the programme was tendered by the newspapers of Butte assisted by the New Northwest of Deer Lodge. It may here be appropriate to refer to the Butte journals and journalists. The Miner and the Inter-mountain are the two best papers of Montana and there are few better published in the Mountains —one at Salt Lake city and perhaps one at Denver. The Miner of Saturday morning last in size, beauty of appear ance, amount and preparation of its contents was the best regular edition of a daily paper ever published in Montana and the Inter-Mountain of the evening previous was nearly equal to it. The Town Talk before it was burned two weeks ago was a large and lively daily paper but it is now awaiting the arrival of new material and publishing a small but spicy edition. The gentlemen of the Butte press individually and collect ively did their utmost to make their visiting brethern enjoy themselves and they succeeded. John B. Read, editor of the Inter-Mountain and II. T. Brown business manager of the Miner were in defatigable in their efforts and they were ably assisted by Mr. Monteith and Col. Searles of the Inter-Mountain, Messrs. Julian and Penrose of the Miner and Messrs. Cobban, Davidson and Mollinelli of the Town Talk. It will be long before we forget any item of their kindness. Mr. C. O.Zeigenfuss editor of the Miner was confined to his office by temporary lameness but there he did the* honors to all who called. Mr. Lee Mantle, business manager of the Inter-Mountain, was absent on business and arrived home only in time to shake hands with the party as they left Butte and to express his disappoint ment at not being able to meet with thein. The banquet which these gentle men had provided was attended by themselves and their visitors, by H. L. Frank, Mayor of Butte, Hon. W. A. Clark, Geo. W. Irvin, John Maguire, C. $. Fee ot the Northern Pacifin. j. j. Fallon and C. W. Scott of the Union Pacific and several leading citizens of Butte who are not mentioned. W. W. Vlderson presided and Alex. Devine acted as toast master. The table groaned beneath the weight of liquid and solid refreshments and truly "all went merry as a marriage bell." long list of toasts were proposed and re sponded to with ability and happiness much above the average of after dinner speeches which are generally so dry and uninteresting as to provoke an inordi nate thirst and its consequences. SX the conclusion of the banquet Hon. W. A. Clark tendered an invi tation for the Press party to accept his hospitality on the day following and be conveyed in carriages around the mines and mills of the camp—an offer which was gratefully accepted. Mr. Clark and Mr. Geo. W. Irvin es corted the party on this trip, which was made on Saturday afternoon, and by their presence contributed much to the pleasure and profit of the occasion. The Anaconda mine and hoisting works were first visited. This property is be ing worked more extensively than any other in the district and its plant is the most powerful on the Pacific slope. The mine is developed to a depth of 800 feet by a shaft and by levels 100 feet apart. The mineral vein is from 40 to 60 feet wide, all workable ore. The mammoth hoisting engine can hoist 1,000 tons of ore daily from a depth of 1,500 feet. The loaded ore cars are taken from the cage, run out to the ore house and dumped automatically into chutes which convey the ore to the railroad cars on the track below whence it is whirled away to the smelter at Anacon da town at the rate of 600 tons daily. The ore accumulated on the dump is now being scraped into a shaft at the foot of the dump whence it drops into the workings of the mine and is hoisted from the main shaft and conveyed to the railroad; it is lass expensive to handle it in that somewhat circuitous way than to load it directly from the dump. From the Anaconda the party was tak en to the Moulton mine which is owned and managed by W. A. Clark and under his management has become one of the best paying properties in Butte. There the immense Cornish pump was seen at work as w'ell as the hoisting works which are soon to be replaced by a plant that will counterpart the Anaconda machine. The Moulton mine consists of three ledges of silver-bearing ore and is developed to a depth of 500 feet. Near the hoisting works is the mill which is producing about $2,000 every twenty-four hours. There the ore goes through a crusher, thence into dryers where it is mixed with salt, thence un der the 40 stamps weighing about 900 pounds each and dropping at the rate of about fifty strokes a minute, thence into roasters where it is subjected to intense heat in order to produce a requisite chemical change. The flour-like sub stance into which the ore has by this been reduced is then ready to be mixed er. to in the has and on out may tion. be less she her that have than of are of a is her The and the very They they tion does tion of the and the a with quicksilver which, while the mass is violently agitated in tubs or pans, picks up every item of the precious metal and forms the amalgam of silver and quicksilver that is afterward settled and drawn off. The more volatile quick silver is then driven off as vapor and afterward condensed and the silver east into bars. All these various interest in processes were watched by the Press gang with intense interest and with in finite profit to those who had never seen the like before. It should be under stood that this dry chloridizing process as it is called, is not applied to free-mill ing ores; those that do not contain base ingredients which require heat to driv them off are merely crushed, stamped and treated with quicksilver. After the examination of the mill the party was royally entertained during about an hour by Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Clark at their cottage near the works. From there the Parrot copper smelter was visited. This property is largely owned by Gov. Hauser and A. M. Holter Helena. A new process of refining copper, introduced by the French in ventor is now in operation in the smelt er. The process is an adaptation of the Bessemer steel invention to copper. Af ter smelting, the matte or partially re duced ore is heated in furnaces where blasts of air are forced through the molten mass. This drives off the im purities and produces black copper only one per cent of which is other than the purest copper. This new process is said to be an entire success. The Parrot ore carries 17 per cent, of copper and the capacity of the smelter is 300 tons per day. It is expected to produce this year 15,(XX),000 pounds of pure copper. From the Parrot Mr. Clark escorted us to his famous Clark's Colusa smelter and con centrator which has a daily capacity of 100 tons. A new calcining process is now being employed in these works Beside the Colusa and the Moulton Air Clark is the owner of several other large mining properties. He was origin ally (and is still) a banker with no in clination for mining operations but was in a manner forced into the business by the necessity of relieving a mining com pany that was in financial straits and that owed him heavily. Since then he has become a mine operator and has reached very great wealth. He is still a young man and is immersed in business that would quickly wreck the physical constitution of any person with less vi tality and less ability and love for work than he possesses. Not only is he a shrewd business man; he has a Fright mind, a singularly courteous manner with all persons, a love of society and a broad public spirit that are rarely com bined in the make-up of a wealthy man. The visit to the Colusa ended the set programme of entertainment at Butte and the party next morning started up on their homeward journeys with such pleasant recollections of the visit and such high opinions of Butte as will never be eradicated. Of Butte, the "Silver City," a volume might be profitably written. She is with out doubt the greatest present mining camp in the world. It is claimed that including her environs she now has a population of 15,000 persons but this may he a slight if pardonable exaggera tion. But those figures will certainly be within bounds in a short time for Butte is growing constantly with the further development of her mines. Un less appearances are grossly deceptive she has not nearly touched the climax of her prosperity. When it is remembered that few of her most productive] mines have been developed to a greater depth than 500 feet, that only a small fraction of her most prosperous looking lodes are yet being extensively worked, that those in operation show no signs of ex haustion or deterioration of the quality of the ore in the lowest workings—when these facts are considered it may be reasonably presumed that this city of mines and mills and smelters is almost a dwarf compared with the growth she is to attain. In 1884 Butte added $16, 000,000 to the wealth of the country; her production this year is expected to reach $20,000,000. As a railroad station Butte paid $5,000,000 to the Utah & Northern in 1885 and with her off spring, Anaconda, contributed one tenth of the gross revenues of the Union Pacific system. Butte is now shipping 12,000 tons of freight per week. The city now has fine business blocks and public edifices and more are being added at a rapid rate. Except for the crowded condition of the streets and the general appearance of rushing activity there is little of the look of a mining camp about the city itself— nothing 1 ephemeral. Her people are very enterprising as well as hospitable. They have the "boss" mining camp and they know it and want everyone else to know it. Butte wants a broad gauge connec tion with the Northern Pacific and hopes to get it ere long. Not merely does she want it for the sake of compe tition, for that might not be a certain result, but she needs a through connec tion with the forests of Missoula county whence comes the immense quantities of timber used in the mines, and with the coal fields of Gallatin county which should solve the problem of cheap coal and coke. She wants a chance to ship freight by the Northern Pacific without breaking bulk at Garrison and making the expensive transfer from a broad to a narrow gauge car. Not only does Butte want this but Montana needs it. Butte is the best market between Port a to at is of of the ly the the is has land and Minneapolis and it is prac tically closed against the whole North ern Pacific country. .V broad guage connection from the Northern Pacific to Butte with reasonable freight rates would do more to develop the agricult ural resources of Montana than has the building of the Northern Pacific main line through the territory. It would al so make our timber and coal lands more valuable and assist in opening many a gold, silver or copper mine that is now unworked. To do this successfully a connection should be made from the east and from the west —down to Garri son or across to the Bitter Root for the west and through Pipestone Pass to Gallatin valley and the Yellowstone for the east. This would shorten mileage and avoid the Mullan Pass for Butte cargoes to and from the east. A con nection with Helena (as is proposed) might do as well as with some point in Gallatin county if it could be as cheaply built and operated, but the Gallatin county branch would pass through a much more wealthy tributary country. We believe that in the natural course of demand and supply this road from Butte into Gallatin county will be built but we would like to hasten the con summation. CROSSED IN LOVE. A Son of Gen. Howard Attempts to Take His Own Life. On Wednesday last at Firehole Basin in the Park a son of Gen. O. O. Howard, commander of the department of the Platte, shot himself through the lower part of the breast with design to commit suicide. At last accounts his chances for recovery were very slim. He is a young man of about nineteen years who has been with Lieut. Kingman throughout the sea son. The cause of his rash act was a sud den and unreciprocated attachment for a young lady whose name is so far conceal ed, but who passed through Livingston as one of a large party on Thursday. It is said the young man had never met the lady until he saw her in the Park. During about twenty-four hours after the wound was administered it was believed to have been accidental until young Howard con fessed the facts on Thursday. The Murderer of the Brakeman. Readers may remember the excitement caused last summer by the discovery of the body of Brakeman Edwards on Cole's circus train near Garrison, showing un mistakable signs of murder. Who com mitted the deed has since been a mys tery. On Sunday evening last a man gave himself into the custody of the Minneapolis police station with the story that lie was a murderer; last sum mer when an employe of Cole's circus train he killed a brakeman of the Utah & Northern near Garrison. The two had a tight he said because the brakeman thought lie was a tramp and wanted him to pay. He ended the fight by shooting the brakeman who climbed on a box car and died. The circus man left the circus at Bozeman. Herman (Minn) Herald: The agony is over—in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The padded census returns of the twin cities were filed with the secretary of state last Saturday. Minneapolis foots up 129,200, against 46,887 in 1880. St. Paul falls in behind with 111,397, against 41,498 in 1880. The actual growth of the two cities during the last five years has truly been something marvellous, but 200,000 names would very probably enumerate every actual resident. As was to be expected, the newspapers of each city charged the census officials of the other with fraud. The country publishers simply look on and believe that what each says of the other is founded on facts. In Minneapolis, however, "census padding" has been re duced to more of a science than in her sister city. Between 1870 and 1880 the white pop ulation of the United .States increased from 33,592,245 to 43,402,970, or 29.20 per cent., and the colored population from 4,886,387 to 6,580,793, or 34.67 per ceni. Yet the colored people gained nothing from immigration, while some thing like three miilions were added to the white population from that source. The Arabs made a pyramid of the skulls of Hick's unfortunate command which perished in the Soudan before Gordon went there. Of this expedition 10,(XX) soldiers, including 2,000 cavalry, perished, and 1,000,000 rounds of Rem ington ammunition, seven Crupp, six Nordenfeldt and twenty-nine mountafii guns were captured. Publication Notes. Leading articles of the Overiand Month ly for September will be "The Sacramento Riot of 1850;" a sketch of the late Helen Hunt Jackson; "The Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congress" by Sunset Cox; the "Mining Camp of You Bet;" "How the Blockade was Run" and other valuable didactic articles and exciting stories. Overland Monthly, 120 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly im proves steadily. The September number is rich in illustrations, in readable com pilations or interesting articles and in very interesting stories and sketches. For the general reader no more })leasant and enter taining periodical is offered on our news stands. Popular Monthly, Mrs. Frank Leslie, 53 Park Place, New York. The Chicago Current a weekly literary magazine and review of peculiar excel lence published by Edgar L. Wake man has suspended. It did not pay.