I . " - - - - ■- - - - I - - - IbiiPEMlNG, April !5. - Tuesday night the Volunteer mine closed down and 00 more of willing hands werethrown into enforced idleness. The action of the company in suspendins operations was inevitable. They have now in stock piles at the mine and on the docks at Lake Erie ports 180,000 tona of unsold ores. The product is ot' the hard run Bessemer variety and though of fair grade no marke.t cotild bu procared this üuasou at uny price. The mine has been worked continuously for six years and has producöd a, total of L000,000 tons of ore. That no further work vviil be attempted for an iudetinite period is certain. All the men have been dischargecl and the pumps taken out and the old workings inundated. The Vulunteer is situated about üve miles from Negaunee and has buen h valuable cuntributor to the industrial prosperity of that city. Gen eral Alger owned tíie principal interest in the concern.