IS THE LEADING
PAPER OP SOUTHERN
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1895.
ft TELEPHONE LINE
MAY BE BUILT FROM VIR
GINIA TO SHERIDAN.
And Possibly Extend to Twin Bridge*
—Will Connect at Lnurirt, Kilver
spring ami Leiterville— Vir» inla
City 91 ei» Nogsest '.the Enterprise
and will Probably Back it.
A telephone line from this city to
Sheridan is one of the possibilities of
the near future. Henry Elling stated to
a Madisonian reporter a few days ago
that T. Benton Leiter's proposition to
build a line from Leiterville to Sheri
dan had suggested the plan to build a
line from Sheridan to Virginia City,
connecting with the Silver Spring mill
and Laurin. He said he would take
considerable stock in such an enter
prise and was of the opinion that the
plan would find favor with other
gentlemen of this city who would sub
scribe liberally for stock. Mr. Elling
has written Mr. Leiter and will endeav
or to interest him also'
Connecting with the Montana South
ern Telegraph Company at Virginia
and with the proposed Leiterville line
at Sheridan, the enterprise would put
the people of Sheridan in direct com
munication, by wire, with the outside
world, and would be of great conven
ence locally. Tt would be out of place
for the Madisonian to endeavor to
tell its readers of the benefits to be de
rived from the telephone—they are
abundantly able to figure them out
Such a line, it is estimated, would
not cost more than $1500, and as it does
not necessitate skilled operators, ought
to pay a handsome interest on the in
vestment. An extension of 10 miles, at
half the cost of the line from here to
Sheridan, would put the wire into
That we may ring up our neighbors
down the Ruby and say ''Hello Sheri
idan," or Laurin, Leiterville, or Twin
Bridges, as the case may be, is very
likely and we hope that the gentlemen
who have interested themselves in this
commendable enterprise may see their
way clear to further their excellent in
SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLUB
It Meets at Mrs. (Snhn's and IMscnsses
lee Cream and Shakespeare.
The Saturday afternoon club gave a
very pleasant and entertaining reading
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Gohn last Saturday. The members of
the society were the guests of Miss
May Gohn, and after the ladies had
satisfied their literary appetites a de
licious repast was indulged in. It was
"Merchant of Venice Day" and the
programme was as follows:
Instrumental Solo. .• Miss Gohn
Reading Mrs. Thomas Duncan
Vocal Duet Misses Gohn and
Paper "Shakespeare" Mrs. Dr. Mc
Violin and Piano Duett
Misses Nelson and Gohn
Heading Miss Nellis Cole
Paper "Antonio" Mrs. Geo. Morse
Paper "Shylock" Mrs. Cheely
Recitation Miss Beaber
Instrumental Solo Mrs. Zohnner
The Club will meet next Sat
urday) afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Morse, when it will take up the study
of "Paradise Lost." All ladies who de
sire to take an active part in the club's
work are invited to join.
IT'S A STRONG CONCERN
H. L. Childs Organisas a Mining Com
pany Capitalised at $5,000,000.
A certificate of incorporation of the
syndicate Gold Mines and Mill Com
pany was filed by secretary of state on
Saturday last and by County Clerk
Barclay Jones on Monday, and at th,e
instance of H. L. Childs of this city.
The incorporators consist of Howard
A. Springett, John J. Gifford, Eman
uel B. Alder, Siegfried A. Sonnenberg
of New York City; Charles F. Haverin
of Newark, N. J., Henry M. Hills of
Plainfield, N. J., H. L. Childs and Lew
L. Callaway of Virginia City, Mont.
Mr. Childs held the prcxiea of the
eastern incorporators and shareholders
with full power to secure an attorney,
vote the respective shares and act »9
chairman at a meeting held on the 5th.
The object of this company includes
everything connected with mining,
milling, smelting, trams, railway,
electric light, ditches, water, etc., etc..
and are not confined to any particular
locality. The capital stock .is placed
at $5,000.000, which is divided into one
million shares of the par value of $5
each. It is understood that this syndi
cate had already secured several well
known valuable mining properties in
California and consolidated the same.
The trustees of the new company are
composed of the leading business men
and capitalists of the east and are
abundantly prepared to successfully
push any scheme they may entertain.
Mr. Childs is highly elated with the
project in view and has every confidence
in the character and enterprise of the
people interested. Notwithstanding
loss of individual money, disappoint
ments, hard times and obstacles in
lieu of encouragement. Childs seems to
have held on with more than an ordi
nary degree of persistance. We wish
him abundant success in his latest en
terprise. and hope that his pluck may
reap the reward which it so richly de
serves. Mr. Childs is one of those
whose faith in the fabulous wealth be
neath Madison's surface is unlimited
and we like to see such men succeed.
LIKE THE OLD DAYS
J. H. Turnbull is Hand bagged and
J. H. Turnbull was knocked down,
in front of Kelloggs on the Adobetown
road, Thursday evening, by some mis
creant whose purpose was evidently
robbery. He was returning from
Adobetown, when he met his assailant,
and the assault was made so quickly,
and was so unexpected, that he did not
realize the approach of his assailant.
The assault was made about 7:30 in the
evening and Turnbull did not return to
consciousness until about two in the
morning. He found that his assailant
had taken some loose change from his
pantaloon's pocket and some papers
from his inside coat pocket. On his
forehead is an ugly contusion, evident
ly the result of a blow dealt with a
sling shot. The blow, further than to
put him to sleep for a few hours, had
no bad effect, and as he had very little
money on his person at the time, the
would be hold-up did not get much for
Mr. Turnbull was seen by a MADI
sonian man to-day and further than
the above brief narrative of his encount
could give no information.
THE REVENUE COUNTRY.
Judge Beel Tells About Home or Madi
son's Hold Producers.
Judge W. R. Reel, who located the
Revenue and Monitor mines in 18(i6,and
has lived in the vicinity of the proper
ties with a faith that is all deserving,
and which is now receiving its reward,
was in town yesterday. The Monitor
mine which is the joint property of
Messrs. Reel and Knox, is showing up
splendidly. Mr. Reel stated that they
had one chute of ore over 200 feet long,
from 2 to 7 feet wide, the ore from
which would run from $100 to $150 per
ton. The shaft has been sunk 165 feet
and a cross-cut is now being run.
Mr. Reel is very much elated over
the sale of the Revenue. Mr. Durham,
the manager of the purchasing syndi
cate, is, he says, a very capable man,
who has the good of ' the country at
heart. Mr. Reel is of the opinion that
the new company will do much good for
Speaking of other mining operations
he said that E. L. Johnson expected to
open the Sterling mill about April 1;
that Hagerty & Co. were at work on
flattering prospect, as was also George
D. B. Turner, and that Charles Stew
art had just shipped a car-load of very
fine ore to Butte.
Grass seed, Alfalfa, Red Clover
White Clover, and Timothy. Seed
for salo by
■ I. BDVOBD êt Ce.
ROYAL Baking Powder.
Highest of mil ta hmvenlng
WILL NOT BE Dl
A Telegram Received From Helena
Yesterday. Announces That Alder
son's Scheme to Divide Madison
County was Rejec ed by the Leglsla
The bill introduced by Representa
tive Alderson,early in the legislativeses
sion, to annex the northeastern cornor
of Madison county, was killed on the
last day of the session (Thursday) on a
motion to postpone it indefinitely. The
news was conveyed to this city in a
private telegram from Representa
tive Isdell to Henry Elling.
This wi'l be welcome news to nine
tenths of the citizens of Madison coun
ty. But a very few of the inhabitants
of the territory asked for by Gallatin,
were in favor of the annexation. As
soon as the bill was introduced, peti
tions were circulated at every post of
fice in the county, protesting against
the proposed division. These petitions
were forwarded to Helena, and their
number and the signatures they bore
was excellent backing for the fight
made by Madison's delegation against
the measure and which resulted in the
THE LITERARY SOCIETY
Another Very Successful Meeting—
The Nociety Paper.
With each succeeding meeting the
Literary society grows move entertain
ing, and if the success continues, Pres
ident Morse will have to negotiate for
a larger building. The seating capa
city of the church was taxed to its ut
most Wednesday evening. After mu
sic by the double quartette, came a
recitation by little Miss Roleen Cowen,
a recitation. "Ostler Joe" by Mrs. M.
J. Bradley, a song "Old Folks Down on
the Farm," a recitation by Miss Fannie
McGregor on the peculiarities of the
pinchbug. and a solo by W. A. Steven
son, all jf which were rendered in a
very happy and entertaining manner,
the first edition of the society paper,
the "Virginia City Gossip" was read
by Mrs. McNulty, the editress. From
salutatory to the want ads the paper
was a creditable publication and the
personalities created much merriment.
Mrs. George Morris is assistant edit
Then came the debate, "Resolved,
That Inventions are Beneficial to the
laboring classes." Lew Callaway,
James Powell and Mrs. Cheely were
appointed judges. The affirmative side
of the question was championed by
A. J. Wilcomb and Prof. L. D. Hall
and the negative speakers were D. E.
Stokes and Miss D. L. Herndon. The
speeches were very interesting, the
judges awarding the palm to the affir
The subject for next Wednesday
evening will be "Resolved. That we
should have a compulsory system of ed
ucation." Rev. Morse, assisted by T.
J. Lowman, will present the affirma
tive points, while the negative speak
ers will be Rev. Wiley Mountjoy and
Prof. Hall. The programme will also
include recitations and music.
She has just read "Trilby" and has the
courage to tell just what she thinks of It.
She goes to tho opera and does not talk
w h'l® t ' ie musio is going on.
She goes to the matinee and is not dis
turbed by other women's costumes.
She removes her hat at the theater as a
matter of principle, not because it is a
She does not consider every man a boor
who does not offer her his seat in a crowd
She believes that the best women of to
day and of days past will rank quite as
blgh In the world's history and affections
•a any "coming woman."
She baa a smile for the happy, sym
pathy for the «ad, a hand for the helpless,
• mind worth Interesting, a heart worth
Who 1« ih«f—New York World.
A Big Horse Shipment—Untimely end
of l.ew Maloney.
Puller Springs , March «.—[Spec
ial Correspondence]—Your correspon
dent of last week made an error in re
gard to the stock interest of this valley
as stock of all kinds are doing excep
tionally well this winter, being in bet
ter order than they have for a number
of years and quite a lot of beef stock
C. X. Larrabee. Hillhouse Raymond
and Messrs. Ainsden & Brookman
leave this week for eastern markets via
Whitehall with five car loads of trot
ting horses all of which were bred and
raised by the above named gentlemen
on this valley. They are without
doubt the finest bunch of stock that
has ever been shipped out of Montana.
Results will anxiously be looked forj
ward to by the horse breeding fratern
ity of the state.
Valentine's day is past, but to hear
of the disturbance that it has caused,
a person would not think it had
but just arrived. Some ungrateful
person or persons Hooded the mail with
comic valentines on the 14th.
The Virginia City arrivals for this
week are Mrs. Reif, Herndon: Messrs.
Reif, Lew. Callaway, Albright, Som
mers and Rodney Herndon.
strs. and Miss Cora Finney, of Neva
da. were out last week visiting friends.
Wm. O. Metzel arrived from Dillon
Tuesday, where he has been visiting
friends and seems Powerful happy.
Wm. and Ed. Smith arrived from !
Butt e, last Saturday, where they have j
been stopping the past winter.
W. O. Hope is ■ collecting quite a !
large library, having received 15 vol- J
umneson Tuesday's mail.
It is with the greatest sorrow that we j
announce that the swift-winged
messenger of Death has visited this
community and filled all hearts with
sorrow. Master Lee Maloney of this
valley, died at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. R. M. Funk of Virginia City, last
Sunday, He was the youngest son of
Mrs. M. Maloney, and was attending
school in your city. He was in his 15th
year and his unusual attainments
were the source of much pride to his
widowed mother, but the all wise Cre
ator, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to
cut short that life which was budùing
into such promising manhood. May
the shattered hopes of the grief-strick
en mother find consolation in the
thought that her son has joined his
father among the angles of the other
shore. The remains were interred in
the Nevada cemetary, and the casket
was strewn with beautiful designs in
choice cut flowers,* the tributes of the
many friends of the family. The rela
tives consist of a mother, two sisters
and three brothers and the bereaved
family has the heartfelt sympathy of
the entire community.
"Dearest brother thou hsst left a«,
Here, thy loss we deeply (eel.
But 'tis God that has bereft us ;
He can all our sorrow heal."
ONCE IN A WHILE.
▲ Square Meal.
The miner had struok it rich in the
West and went to New York on the invi
tation of several distinguished citizens,
who wanted to be polite to him. They
gave him the best In the shop, and he
tried hard to keep up with the procession.
At the end of 80 days he slipped away
from the crowd and went into Delmonico's
alone. The waiter knew him and admired
his liberality and at once took him in
"Same thing as usual, sir, or will you
have broiled lobster with your cham
pagne?" he inquired with much manner.
"Thunderation, no!" exclaimed the
gentleman from the west. "Bring me
corned beef and cabbage. I ain't had a
square meal fer a month."—Detroit Free
Amateur Playwright—Gibbs, I'm blest
If I know how to wind up this third act.
What would you do?
Gibbs—Why not put an advertisement
in the papers under the head of "Situa
tion Wanted?"—Chicago Tribune.
Had None to Give.
Cholly Chumpleigh—Yes, Miss Coldeal,
t beosophy is a subject to which I have not
been able to give any thought.
Miss Coldeal—I can readily understand
that, Mr. Chumpleigh.—Life.
A Cold Soap.
Agricultural Agent (gathering statis
tics)— Why is it, farmer, that you are send
ing less milk to town this year than last?
Farmer Water*—My pump 's froze.—
THE REVENUE SOLD
First Payment Was Made In Butte
l.ast Friday—History of the Cele
brated Property--The Butte Men
Hoped that the Deal was OH'.
The sale of the Revenue mine,which
has been on the tapis for some time,
and which was the occasion for Hon.
E. D. Weed's recent visit to Virginia
City, was consumated last Friday, on
which day the lease and bond, held by
the Denver syndicate, of which L. A»
Dunham is general manager, expired.
The mine was formerly owned by Bos
ton parties who went broke in the pan-'
; ic following the repeal of the Sherman
bill and was sold at sheriff's sale about
j a year ago to Mayor E. O. Dugan, P.A.
I Largey and C, F. Booth of Butte and
R. B. and Frank Turner of Bozemau
for $11,000. Three months later the
property was bonded to the Denver
syndicate at figures variously esti*
mated at from $50,000 to $100,000.
These parties went to work in earn
est at once and sunk an additional 100
feet, making a total depth of 2li0 feet,
and were rewarded by finding a large
body of much richer ore than that on
the upper levels. Following this
pleasing discovery the erection of a
new mill costing between $19,000 and
$20,000 was commenced and it was com
pleted about two months ago. Tho
first run of 2.'5 days with the new mill
yielded $15,000 in gold, and it was this
rich showing that finally determined
the Denver syndicate to take up the
The first payment was made in Butte
last Friday, and in speaking of the salo
the Anaconda Standard of last week
contained the following:
The Denver men do not propose to
hold the mine, however, as they evi
dently figure that they can make as
much by selling it as by working it
and get quicker returns on their in
vestment. Immediately after the first
exceedingly gratifying run with the
new mill, Sam Newhouse went to En
gland to placo the newly acquired
property, and it is understood, on reli
able authority, that he has just nego
tiated the sale of the mine to a syndi
cate of lords, "dooks" and capitalists
The Revenuo is unquestionably a
very valuable property and the En
glish capitalists will probably find
that they have madu a good invest
ment, even at the largely increased
price they have agreed to pay for it.
The ore found near the surface was of
low grade but extensive in quality,
but recent developments by tho Den
ver syndicate shows that the ore rapid
ly grows richer as depth is attained
and it is reasonable to suppose that
with fnrther development work tho
mine will prove an immence bonanza.
It is understood that the property
will pass into the hands of the En
glish syndicate at once and that it will
be worked on an extensive scale and
to the full capacity of the new mill.
The Butte men regret exceedingly
that the bond was taken up, although
they realized handsomely on their in
S tate ok O hio, city ok T oledo.
L ucas C ounty.
Frank j . Cheney makes oath that he is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney &
Co., doing business in the City of Toledo,
county and state aforesaid, and that said
firm will pay the sum ot $100 tor each and
every case of catarrh that cannot be cured
by the use ol Ilall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed iu
ray presence, this 6th day ot December, A.
J Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken" internally
and acts directly on the blood and mucus
surlaces of the system. Send tor testimonials
F. J. CHENEY, Toledo, Ü.
Sold by all druggists. 75c.
ST. MARY 'S ACADEMY
lleer Lodge Jlontaua.
This institution offers to young
ladies every advantage for home and
school comfort. The course of study
embraces all the branches necessary to
the acquisition of a solid and refined
education. Terms moderate. For
catalogue, etc., address a3 a bove. 8 -26L
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