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pc weak) ionccc e . PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT WWKES, MONT.. BY 1401.11BlitT BAILEY. SUBSCRIPTIoN. Per Year, - - - Six Months'. - - - 1 25 Three Months, - INVARIABLY IN ADVANCL. Per Year, Hz Month. Three MoutIts, WHEN NoT IN ADVANCE. . . . . ii 54 1 Los red Zit the p01 , 11.4irke at Wickes, mow:ma 10 s)Cosa Ches. maiss. I . 0. 0. F. Eagle Lodge, No. 22. Meets everji Sat iirda fig. Members of other Lodges are cordially invited to meet with us. Fimo. Zsasitsa, N. G. J. M. Kassoaa, Sec'y. See. 2681. Any person having in hir employment any other person liable to the tax of three dollars above men- tioned i;itist, at the request of the i ibs- sessor, give to hint it complete list of all the persona so employed, and if any person refuses or neglects to . furniah said list for five day., after demand made to furnish it., the person so re- fusing - car neglecting ia liable for the tax, and the assessor must proceed to levy the same as in cases where per- sons neglect or refuse to list their property. ,. Ton best evidence of the spring at- tractions in the mining industry of Butte, and Montana, is being already shown in this city by the ,capitalists who are here in Butte with capital anxious to send out prospectors to seek and find some of the many hundreds and acres of valuable gold property that has been \spotted\ all over Mon- tanaavithin the past three,nionthsand in Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Park, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge and other contiguous comities to Silver Bow. At the hotels today are several men feint' Milwaukee, Detroit; St. Paul and Chi- cago who are anxious to put up grub stakes ta prospectors who are willing and ready to start out and camp in the districts where recent gold discoveries have been ina.de. Yesterday these men were so anxious to hire men that no questions were asked as to their ex- perience as prospectors. All that was wanted was to know whether they would go or not. It being St. Patrick's day and everybody, regardless of na- tionality, especially among the miners, were in anything but a \'chilly\ hu- mor, and were more inclined to seek the warmth of convivial friendship than a lonely snow -dug -out above timberline on some ice -capped moun- tain. --Butte Miner. If this be true, then let the capital- ists put themselves in communication with the editor of this religious sheet. We know of, reliable and experienCed men who are contemplating a tour of the mineral districts this spring, in search of treasures: but they haven't the means to go on their on hook, and would gladly go in cahoot with the capitalists who would furnish them with the necessaries. Two Lives Saved Mrs. Plitube Thomas, of Junction City, Ill., was told by her doctors she had consumption and that there was • hope for her, but tiyo bottles of Dr. ms's New Discovery completely cared her and she says it saved her life. Thos. Eggers, 131) Florida at., San Francisco. suffered from a dread - fu cold. approaching consumption, tried without result everything else then bought a hurtle of Dr. King's New Discovery and in two weeks was cured. He is naturally thankful. It is such results, of which these are sam- ples. that prove the wonderful efficacy of this medicine in coughs and colds. Free trial battle at Wickes Drug Store. Regular size 50c. and 51.00. 5 - - • •11. --- Jefferson Ripples. l'u,x .1 5.• Miss Laura Sweet tea.. in Wickeaane day this week on a shopping trip. The Jefferson people were very much diaappointed last Sunday, as the wedding they expected to attend aid not materialize, owing to the absence of the groom at the appointed hour. Sonic: of our citizens have taken of- fense regarding some of the Jefferson ripples. No offense was meant on the part of the writer; \but if the cap fits, wear it:\ The writer will meet the offended parties half way, that an ex- planation may be given if necessary. Jefferson. is fast becoming the metropolis of Montana. It is in com- parison with Kentucky with its pretty women, fast horses and good whisky. There was a vacancy in the ball- rocen March 17. caused by the absence of Amos Shellady, who was on the sick list. He was missed by many. Col. Farris, of Bozeman, is in the city looking after the interests of the 16 to 1 company. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald, of Corbin, were visiting in Jefferson last Sunday. Tho' they have been but a short time in our (animal:lay, yet they have made many \warm friends. Weare very glad .4 . o learn that Jas. Welch is recovering from a serious jllness. A shadow of gloom was cast over his many friends when they heard he was It low. But many of his friends were soon at his bedside. One of them, Jas. Ryan, kindly sent for the priest, Rev, Father Ikaainic, and the necessary sacraments were ad- i n istered. Miss Martha Shellady is on the sick list. St. Patrick's day is a thing of the past at least, for another year. But the clay was well celebrated by the wearing of the green, an emblem of dear old Emerald Isle. Long may his birthday be celebrated by the natives of the country he loved, for he proved his love for the little island by his wondrous teachings and miracles, and also his kind sympathy for the people thereof. The Jefferson .people who attended the ball at Corbin March 17 were much pleased with its success. The hall was a second fairyland. We had front a 'bull tighter down to a prince, and our sailor boy was a mystery. Supper was served from the Corium hotel and was promenneed by all to be excellent. N. L. Vestell aatii OVer from Marys- ville. We are much pleased to learn that he was favorably impressed with the outlook of this vicinity. Mr. V. is well known as a mining expert. Mr. and Mrs. Talbot were over to Boulder. this week, oil legal business. Old People Collection of Poll Tax. -The county assessor will he around in a short time. aild our reader would do well to carefully note the following, relating to the collection of poll tax: Sec. 2640. There must be levied and collected on all taxable property in the county not less than one mill nor more than two mills on the dollar for road piirposes; also a special road tax of three dollars on each able-bodied man over the age of 21 years residing in each road district. Said special road tax shall be due and payable to the county assessor before July 1st of each year,. and the • county assessor shall collect such special rad tax on or before July 1st of each year in the manner provided by law for the col- lection of a ix)11 tax. All special road taxes collected by must be paid in to the county treasurer monthly and placed to the credieof the road fund of the road district in which the same is collected. , Any peram whose special road fax is unpaid by July 1st of each year, and who has no property subject to seizure, or other means of paying cash, shall perform One day's labor of eight hours on the . public highways or bridges at any reasonable time or place designated by the impl supervisor. Sec. 2680. If any person required to par the special tax mentioned in the preceeding sections of this chapter has not property subject to taxation, the county assessor must collect the same at the time ;') . f making- the asseasment, and if it be not paid at the time, and the person owing the same is in the employment of any other person, the assessor inuat deliver to the employer a written notice. stating the amount of tax owing by the employe, and from the time of receiving said notice the employer is liable to pay said tax, and the tax no pant may be deducted by such employer filen the amount -then \ t 1 _Itch child...N - 4% A PROSPECTOR'S LUCK )id people who require medicine to regulate the bowels and kidneys will find the true remedy in Electric Bit- ters. This medicine does not stimulate and contains no whisky nor other in- toxicant, hut acts as a tonic and alter- ative. It acts mildly an the stomach and bowels, adding strength and giving tone to the organs, thereby aidifig nature in the performance of the functions. Electric Bitters is an excellent appetizer and aids digestion. Old people find it just exactly what they need. Price 50 cents per bottle at the Wickes Dreg Store. 5 Alhambra - Springs 1-101-Eir. L. S. Mcoe4c&n. Messinger* The Alhambra Hot Springs are the iiiop.t famous in the Rocky Mountains. Their curative properties are univer- sally acknowledged to be equal to the Arkansas Hot Springs. They are ai cure for all forms %of Rlaeumatism, Skin and Blood Diseases, Brights Disease, Diabetes. Kidney - amid Stom- ach Troubles. Alcoholism and Obesity. Two different springs furnish the Hotel with a bountiful supply for two of the largest Plunge Baths one for ladies and one for gentlemen in the State. together with itionerotis private baths. For board and room. including baths, • $2 50 per day: $12.50 per week. Single Baths. 50 cents. Bath tickets on sale 10 baths $2.35. Notice of Forfeiture. TO V. I ' Barnhart, W. I'. Jewett and W M. Sprague: You are hereby notified that I have expended one Hundred Dollars in labor and improyii- numb, upon the Alsace Lode. situate Ii Jeffer- son county, Montana. adjoining the crescent Lode, and recorded I, said in 'th e re . corder\ \Mee. In floin X of lodes, on par\ 3: an d a t, O ne Hundred Dollars in labor and In- lorto vole ills Upott 1 he Voliert feisty. situate in said eeturitt and state. and adjoining said 12res- eent Lode, and necorded ol the recorder's Mike of said Jefferson count ‘. ii Book X of Lode.. on page .1. Its olovear I, niffriarit film in the office of 1110 Meanie, - of said t niter to,holg ••airl lodes under the isions of lion 2324, Revised Mtatutes of the United Stair., being the anionnt neniiired In hold same until December 31. IfIna. And if h it n Ilata after (he merV ler, of this notice lit int hlicatIon iou fail or reflote itCesstribuo• your ungs.rtiss of such expenditun.. as e. -owners. m,,gr i 11 tOrr•At• in said claims sill become the property of the nitbscriber. under section 2324. A. Si. lit ri K. F1.1). . _ 1 .1 - •ollow t•• all exurliest twit I at di of the iicbustuile of it prospector's tlte. It is • a true story, and ha. ciintdbuted to the ow - • br time `•Iflottled mine oh its- r'' him- -Eo.1 I used to envy you fellera, aetin* back in your office smokin' your Key \Vest Havana cigars and lOokin' out of the window occasionally to see what Uncle Sam was doin,' while Its pour silver fanatics conldn't get into an office, unless it wan the jailor's: we couldn't get a job, either, to save anir reputa- tion. Thus we were, by desperation., driven out in the hills in search of the railer metal, and if we could serape up enough of wildcat dollars with which to purchase a sack of flour and 'a slab of sow bosom we were looked upon by our feller prospectors as livin' in ex- travagant shilt:11111ity. Becoming tired of prospecting ground that had been gone over sev- eral times. we concluded to :strike further back in the hills, and soon we were seen scaling the mountain tops like young - elephants in lambing - time. After two %reeks of hard travel We reached a locality famous among pr. is- pectors for fine specimens of ore. We Pitcbed our blankets, and our camp was established. My pard saw the outcroppings of a ledge on a hillside; and, calling to me, we stept for an in- vestigatian. My pard c his pick down to the eye and brought out some very 'fine specimens of quartz. We proceeded over the hill, where we saw a man hard at work. He informed us that if\we didn't get off his ground he would fill it's full of lead.. As lead is a cheap metal, we didn't care to be both- ered with it-- so we went tin farther. and .succeeded in finding a ledge that looked quite favorable; so we started a tunnel from a hillside. Our supplies being -about exhausted, we decided to dispose of at one-third interest in the claim for a new supply, and succeeded in making the trade with a local gro- cer. We worked in the tunnel until midwinter without finding any pay ore; but the indications for ore were good, and much better than whoa we started our tunnel. About this time our grocer visited us, examined the prospect, figured up his bill of exarase and said that we were uSing up too much soap and niatchesis that he had no . faith in rfrospectors' indications, anyway, and would forfeit his one- third interest. Winter was still on, and our supplies nearly gone. We found ourselves in the stew, so to speak. Something had to be done, besides trying to drive the ' tunnel: so we both got out to'rustle. After a lot of hard work awinanaged to sell the prospect for grub -stake price, and ccansidered ourselves in good luck. Our buyer proceeded to drive the tunnel at all hazards. Be had driven it only four feet from where we ,left off when he encountered a large body of rich ore, and soon shipped several carloads . . When our grocer heard of the strike, he went out back of his house, during the rainy aeason, ahd threw mud at himself for not stay- ing with us through thick and thin. In • the meantime, we were in the little town of our old stamping - ground. awaiting the approach of spring and till: bloom of bunch grass. As we had not made more than. the Trice of living over winter, we were, as most prospectors are, poor, and were re- garded by the public as being imis- ances. Our village neighbors would look upon its with scorn; they threat- ened to kill their dags if they would humble themselves so low as to bark at us when they even had occasion te, and they were trained not to notice us. When spring came around again, we were dff to the hills as usual. We succeeded in taking out a few hundred dollars worth of gold dust from a little gulch; this enabled us to purchase the necessary supplies for a year, and se •. e wintered in our little mountain abin ihat we built after we had sold our gold dust. We spent the winter in hunting- and trapping. Saving the valuable s hides, we were no longer poverty-stricken, as they were worth enough money to -,insure us supplies for several Months. When spring arrived again we were ready to cotHitttte the search for pay ore. After considerable rambling around over the hills we found UMW float that looked very flattering., and proceeded to trace its source. After considerable gophering around we found the ledge; it was a blind lead., and required a lot of hard work and sticktoitivencan to prospect it thor• oughly. We traced its trend for some distance, and dug and prospected place after place on the lead -to see where dt was best, if any good at all. The float was rich, but scattered all over the hillside retaking the chute theory more of at theory than a coodition. Eureka! We found it at last! A free milling proposition, and rich in gold! We didn't lose any time in opening her up. The ledge was wider Aar' the„de- sired width of a shaft. Being too poor to attempt to sink a shaft and purehase • equipment)4 we again started a' tunnel from the a .hillaide, and had only driven it it sh1111 distance when we were rewarded with a large body, of very rich gold ore. We :doped out al carload or more and shipped it. 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Our former neighbors came out to congratulate us on our success; their daughters greeted us with pleasant smiles, wondering how we could look so well and rosy after years of hard- ships in the mountains. Miss Society' embraced us and invited to; into the! fold; but, business being pressing, we . were off. Soon the password was cir- culated all over town: \Messrs. So and So are awfully stuck tip since they made their rich strike; they act awfully shy.\ And so goes on the world. Br axf) BV META LLIST. -au . Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for cuts.' bruises, sores, ulcers salt rheum, fever\ soras, letter, chapped hands, corns. chilblains anct all skin eruptions, and' positively curea piles, or no pay re-: quired.It is . guaranteed to give perfect) satisfaction or money refunded. Price: 25 cents per box. For hale by the. Wickes Drug Co • •qls.111S-111.11-.1...1.- 4b.4111,464111.1b. a . 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