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AMONG THE MINERS
Devoted to the Large and Small News of the Musin
Cmp of Fer-s Cou-ty. "
Bamrn-King May be old.
It has been rumored here for some
time that negotiations were on foot
for the transfer of the Barnes-King
mine to New York parties for a large
sum of money. Within the last few
days these rumors have been more
numerous and it is thought that the
deal will be made in the near future.
J. H. Barnilcoat, representing New
York parties, has been here for two
months or more and has been look
ing up the matter. Ross S. Craddock,
a mine expert from New York, was
here not long ago and looked the
ground over carefully and made a
most favorable report to the prospec
tive purchasers. An optio, was given
to these parties at a price of $1,200,
@00, which option expired December
15th, Dut it has been extended. John
P. Barnes was seen by a represeuta
tive of the Argue and admitted that
negotiations were in progress for the
absolute transfer of the mine and that
the time' of the option was almost up.
He corroborated the figures as given
here. It is said that E. W. King docs
not seem inclined to sell his half in
terest in the mine and if he refuses to
do so the New York company is ready
to buy the other half interest.
New Year Mine to Re-open.
The preliminary arrangements for
the re-opening of the old New Year
mine are now almost completed and
all old debts have been paid off by
the new company. Papers were re
ceived here Monday from San Fran
cisco and that day all the liens against
the company were settled and drafts
mailed to meet other indebtedness.
The claim of Joseph Meredith was set
tled for $2,500, and in a few days ev
erything will be in readiness to start
work. Whether or not Mr. Meredith
will have charge of the plant is not
known, but he has beau offered the
position. Much credit is due him for
his conscientious work at the mine.
He has stuck by it through all its hard
times and now that there is light ahead
and the prospects are bright for suc
cess he is to be congratulated on his
good work. Development work will
be started at once and it is the gen
eral opinion that the New Year will
be one of the best paying producers
in the county.
New Mining Company Organized.
A new mining company has been
formed with its principal place of
business in Lewistown. Fergus coun
ty men are largely interested in the
proposition and it is considered a good
thing. The Montana Daily Record has
the following to say of the company:
"A conipany with a paid up capital
stock of $300,000 was incorporated
with Secretary of State George M.
Hays during the day. It is called the
Cumberland and Gold Mining company
of Lewistown. Operations will be car
ried on in Fergus county. The cap
ital stock is $300,000, divided into 300,
000 shares of the par value of $1 each.
Oscar Stephens, the well known Fort
Maginnis sheepman, has subscribed
$100,000 of the stock. The other $200,
@00 is subscribed equally by R. M.
Calkins, of Chicago and Peter Rosso,
of Maiden. In addition to the stock
holders H. H. Field, of Chicago, and
C. H. McNeider, of Mason City, are
named as directors."
The papers have been filed with the
clerk and recorder at the court house
and contain practically what is stat
ed above. The property is about a
mile and a half from Maiden and is
called the Cumberland property. It is
in the same neighborhood as the old
Maginnis and Spotted Horse mines
and is said to be a good thing.
and is said to be a good thing.
Maiden in Prominence Again.
The old mining camp of Maiden is
again coming to the front and the
probabilities that it will soon again
be on the list of producing gold camps
are exceptionally good.
The Maginnis and Globe mines, own.
ed by the Conrad-Stanford company,
of Great Falls and Helena, are now
under lease and option to purchase to
a New York company, who expect to
push operations as rapidly as possible
and' it is very probable that the mill
will be in operation before the winter
is over and from the present outlook
the new company will have the mine
on a self-supporting basis very soon
if not on a dividend paying basis. In
an old property of this kind the ex
pense of repairs is considerable, but
there is a good deal of ore in sight
and not a great amount of develop
ment will be necessary to warrant
starting the mill. The Maginnis mina
is one of the old-time producers of
this district and is credited with the
Fifty Years the Standard
Made from pure cream of
.tartar derived from grapes.
PlIO BAKINs POWSD 00.. ONIOQAOa
production of about $1,500,000. The
property was operated continuously
during the eighties and the ore av
eraged about $30 per ton in gold, with
some silver. The ore is about 7u per
cent free milling and with the modern
methods of milling now practiced a
high percentage of values can be sav
ed. The deepest present working in
the mine Is not much over 200 feet and
good ore has been found as deep as
the shaft has gone. On the same vein
and contact at the Spotted Horse
mine, which adjoins the Maginnis
mine on the north, high grade ore has
been found in good quantities on the
eighth level at a depta of 550 feet.
Owing to this fact there is little doubt
but that with depth the good ore of
the Maginnis mine will be found to
continue. The present operators have
already made two shipments of hiblt
grade ore to the American Smelting
& Refining company at East Helena,
Mont., and will have a car load ready
for the third shipment about Decem
ber 1. The shipping ore averaged
about $150 per ton and much will aver
age considerably higher. The ore now
being extracted is a conglomerate and
frequently assays run over $Sb,0 per
ton in gold. The new company expect
to sink 300 feet on the contact, equip
the shaft at once with a steam hoist
and carry on extensive devtlopmel.t
at the 300-foot level. The main tun
nel has already been re-timbered and
repaired where necessary ant a large
amount of surface improvements and
repairs made. An ore ?Aouse is now
being built to sort and sack the high
grade ore more economically. There
is a force of twelve men at work and
at the Olohe mine two shifts are driv
ing a cross-cut tunnel to tap the old
workings, where large quantities of
ore were taken out at the time when
the mine was previously operated.
The ore at the Globe mine is an ox
idized quartz, strictly free milling and
averaging about $16 per ton, but run
nlng as high as $64. The operations t
at both mines are under the manage
ment of E. H. Crabtree. Mr. R. W.
Dorn, of Jamestown. N. Y., secretary I
of the new company, will spend the
winter at the mines.-Mining World.
E. H. Crabtree returned from Hel
ena Thursday, where he has been with
a shipment of ore from the Maginnis
and Globe mines at Maiden. He says
he took seventeen tons of ore to the
smelter and of this five tons went $260
a ton and the other twelve averaged
$75 a ton. He says It costs $20 a ton
to get the ore from the mines to the
smelter and have it smelted. Hereaf
ter he will make regular monthly ship
ments of not less than twenty tons.
He is enthusiastic over the mines and
says he has an abundance of ore in
In the Little elts.
Professor Mortson, of Great Falls,
recent!y made an extended tritp
through the Little Belts, and to 1
leporter of the Great Falls Tribune
Professor Mortson returned last e:.
ening front an extended trip to various
'~Kinti in the Belt mountains. In an
interview last evening. ne said:
"' fou'nd an unusual acyiv ty in ;nln.
ing ci.cles, and in the different dis
tricts there is a recurrence to old
"In Barker. though there are few
prospectors at present, at least one
mine has now over 400 tons on the
.dump of fine galena and carbonate
"In the carbonate district, work has
',een quietly but steadfastly pushed
by parties who thoroughly understand
their business. The results show an
auriferous ore, in special cases ield
lug an average of from $16 to $110
per ton in gold.
"In the Tenderfoot district numer
ous discoveries of large bodies of cop
per and hematite iron ores predict a
brilliant future, when transportation
"Adjoining that district and south
of the Dry PFrk of Smith river, excel
lent prospects are reported of galena
nnrE V arv r1h in Ioai 'I r rann.tun.
of the Dry Fbrk of Smith river, excel
lent prospects are reported of galena
ores very rich in lead. Transporta
tion at present, however, is nil, ex.
cept by pack animals.
"Pilgrim creek is now coming to the
front, and I predict that inside of two
years, railroad communication will be
made to the mouth of Deer cleek.
Already there have been made over
300 quartz claims, besides numerous
p:acer claims. Randail & Baker are
qperatmng on Deer creek, on aurifer
ouls quartz, and have their claims in
such good condition that they are now
pr.eparing to sack theih tage amount
ef ore on the dump for shipment. The
ore i6 rich in gold. They have had
'quite a force of men at work, ano
t-ansportation is the ornly obstacle.
Either they have to take a round
about and mountainoub road by Log
glng creek, or make connections .at
the county road on Filgrizm cr·eek.
"Southerly and adjoia'ing is the
Home Mining company. d< v'ol)ped
hitherto by Tyler Bros. nith a,, :.
inumber of claims, showing \ari jll
varieties of copper ore ojn th h tItl,
and southerly, near the carbhoate lis
trict, auriferous ores In reu:llilaln 1,ttl'
character wherever dc elopid.
"Adjoining the Ilonie company on
the east, are the properties of Albri,?Ji
& Co., which are essentially copp'-r
propertiea, now in Irocess of de'veio,
ment, but particulars are not obtaint
cble. From casual observation, ho%.
ever, it is evident they are goin, to
come to the front in a short tiltue.
"Still lurther cast and adjoinin, the
lslt ones. are the properties of Allen
& Co.. who not only have one lode
productive and patented, the 'Palmet
to.' but also have several claims of
cyanide ore. In the vicinity also Mar.
ion & Co. have several valuable iron
"All these properties are on Pi'ritn
crek or its tributarkis, west of Thun
"On the northwest slope of Thun
cer unountaln and also oin the PII
grim :lope. are the properties of Mr
Millard of Belt, on which a large
rmount of work is and has been
done. His prospects. I concede, art.
"Immediately above him at a dis
tance of a few hundred feet. is the
great Thunder mountain iron lode.
which front that point for a distance
of about six miles. is either patented
or prepared for such action. On the
surface It shows all the way fronm
1( to 47 feet in thickness on a con
tact of syenite porphyry and altered
Cambrian limestone. I did he.ar that.
three other small veins had been
found in the porphyry further up the
mountain which carry a percentage of
gold as far as prospected.
"Several discoveries of carbonate
lead ores are reported on " laitngha3t
"On the Sheep Horn creek, a trib
Ct\ Val Ita l ll tnOEVl ll' at flglSaqt
lead ores are reported on lasitlngha.3t
"On the Sheep Horn creek, a trib
utary of Tilllnghast creek. several
claims I examined and others report
ed of oynx, black mtartie and foliated
gypsuau, the product of which has
hbeen tested, found highly batisfactor.,
and is in remunerati'v nualities.
"In Nelhart at the present time, in
addition to gold platinum, silver,
lead, etc., you must talk zinc. Since
the new company has by a combina
tion of dry concentration and elec
tricity, succeeded in solving the prob
lem of reducing the zinc blende. Nel
hart will take on a new life and gle
a new impetus to the mining industry
of that place. The zinc blende, Nel
hart will take on intimately associat
ed with the precious minerals. The
company is, I am informed, going to
place a large force of men on the
'Queen of the Hills,' and the ore will
Le sent to their works at the 'Alice'
mine at Butte. It is also understood
that if the result of the Neihart test
is satisfactory, the coming year will
see the building of a zinc reduction
works either at Neihart or Great
Falls. I predict a brilliant success
for the reason the ore is all right
and the company is substantial.
"In Yogo the 'Weatherwax' mine is
being now exploited by Matt Dunn
with a force of men, who are tunnel
Ing across the contact, and. I under
stand, a week ago last Sunday the
tunnel tapped the vein, reached the
ore body, and the probability now is
that that mysterious body of ore may
be now solved. The Frazier and the
Spencer prospects are also now being
The Cripple Creek & Homestake
Minug & Reduction company has its
new 1,000-ton cyanide mill covered
in and the machinery and tanks near
ly in place. It is a mammoth mill
and wlil, with the old 250-ton mill
constructed last spring, make the
largest cyanide plant lb the state.
The total capacity when completed
and running 24 hours will be prob
ably 1,500 tons a day. The lowest
grade ore so far cyanided has been
$2.10 per ton, and the grade runs
from that to $7.50. The cost of min
lug and milling is stated to be 96
cents per ton: allowing one dollar
tor this cost gives $1,000 profit a day
on the lowest grade ore. It seems
therefore clear that the sIockholdera
of this great enterprise have a re
markably good thing.
T. B. Beadle, who was formerly
nuperintendant at the Gold Reef, is
the stuperihttendant of the entire works
of this company. He Is a capable
man and will undoubtedly give the
best of satisfaction.
Basin. Mont., Dec. 9.-Work has
been resumed on the Eva May mine,
owned by the Montana Mineral Land
Developement Company, and located
in the Cataract district of Jefferson
county. J. Hume, a well known min
Ing man of Butte, has charge of the
property fort he company. The prin
cipal members of the corporation
hIave Interested some eastern men of
means in the property and the latter
are putting up the cash for the de
'-elopment of the ground. The new
syndicate is headed by E. J. Wexel,
Reports from the property are to
the effect that the operations are be
ing carried in with three shifts, com
prising a total of 32 men. It is the
intention of the company to sink Tim
shaft 301 feet declwr, which will give
it a total depth of I.1,1,1 feet. and
drift east and west when the vein is
cut at the 9rn. The 40,i-foot drift is
to be the lengthened to Il,,0 feet.
When the work contemlp'ated is corn
pleted the Eva May will !w the bet
r.ine-·,l.·· . .n.,.. I n th, (.t Atarnet ,i,
pleted the E\va MRay will ,wi t.e (e:ni
developed nmine in the Cataract dis
trict and probably one or the best
for it is clamed that on the 4i11,-foot
level the vein is six fvtct wide and
the ore in it averages 4.1; per cent
coper, six ounces in silver and $2 in
gold. The vein on the C,oo is .nialier.
but the ore Is richer in gold and sil
ver, showing that it does not loose
any of its value in depth.
Besides the mine, the companv
owns a concentrator, located at the
rine, but it does not intend to oper
ite it if the ore proves rich enough
to warrant its shipment in a crude
A. M. Morgan is developing the Bob
Ingersoll claim, locateua bout a mile
and a half from *"'." '~av. and ;s
said to have shipped somne good ore
from tihe property. lie intends to con
tinue operations on this claim and
the Oscalusa. which adjoins it. dur
ing the winter. Thre is a shaft 5C
leet deep and a tunnel 5o feet long
on the Ingersoll. The pay streak va
ries from 6 to 14 incher in width, and
the mneral values are good, running
something in lead. 50 ounces in ill
ser and $18 in gold per ton. Mr.
Morgan has shipped five car loads of
the ore during the last six or eight
The Oscalusa Is developed to the
extent of a 65-foot shaft, and con
tains ore similar to thai of the In
gersoll, with the exception that it
carries more lead.
S- 10Up SCO.k00 NOTES &
Cornelia Cordelro wa; ,,,...lnt from
The physics class h.i, h,-en to
Blanche Scovel was ;l.,nt Thulso.
The next book revh, i I d.ue the
third week in Januar.
The pupils are lookinll forward to
the Christmas vacation
Anna Crowley has quil "hill. TWe
are very sorry to lose h, r
Clarence Lewis will ,,Inid his
Christmas in the Lountr;
The second year Enigli, Class have
been writing Christmia -oes)l.lt.
Irene Johnson took Ili: in the I n
tertainment given by 11r. .Maglilre.
The first year Englii c'lass are
studying Scott's "Lady .,t h,, I.ake."
Ernest McCollum will -Ir'nd the va
cation at his home on It ase.r creek.
Iella McHugh was ikl,.,nt from
school Monday on account of slcklnes5.
Mrs. Brewer has been 'Ia;ble to play
for the morning exercis.. for the past
John and Florence M.illan are go
ing home to spend th,.r Christmas
The third year German class have
taken up the study of ll. .,'s "l.'Ar
The geometry class i working. ov
er time. They get to sta. after school
Ruby Clifford and Ralph Tavenner
will spend their vacation with their
parents in Moore.
The orchestra will pra;llice the last
period Thursday afternoon inste;ad of
The sidewalk to the -hool house
has been completed at last, and we
appreciate it very much.
The second year German class is
studying adjectives. The subject is
enjoyable and the pupils are doing
The Caesar pupils hay- been work
ing very diligently the past few weeks.
The progress made has been most
Cassle Dahl, Myrtle BHll and Edna
Chattan. will leave for their homes
In Gilt Edge Friday afternoon. They
will spend their Christmas there.
Our morning exercises last week
were very intarastin,. We talked
Our morning exercises last week
were very interesting. We talked
about men connected with American
history, taking them up in alphabeti
The second year class is now tak
ing up the most difficult subject in
algebra, quadratics. They will com
plete algebra in about a month. after
which they will take up geometry.
The second year pupils were asked
to write a Christmas story. Those
that have been read show that the
English classes have been doing good
work. The Christmas story appears
in this issue of the Argus.
The Mediaeval History class have
just finished the study of the Turanian
race. They found the mnonguls to be
the most interesting branch of the
Sace. Everyone was delighted with
the wonderful piece of architecture,
the TaJ Omahal, which they built.
Is a fascinating and invigorating
3 pastime. It develops not the body on
ly, but the mind. hTe Alpine peaks
of Switzerland have their counterpart
in our own country, in the Sierras,
the Cascades and parts of the Rockies.
I The greatest glacial peak of tlh
United States is Mt. Rainier in Wash
I ington, more than 14.500 feet high
I This magnificent mountain has 13 or
more giant glaciers creeping down its
sides and discharging their glacial
I detritus Into the Columbia river or
L A climb to the summit of this peak
a is a mountaineering feat worthy of
any mountaineer. For 25 cents A. M.
Cleland, General Passenger Agent of
the Northern Pacific railway, St. Paul.
r Minn., will send to any address an
Illustrated booklet called "Climbing
Mt. Rainier" describing a climb over
this glaciers to the top of the moun
ITEMI FROM MOORE.
Chas. Saylor has commuted his
homestead south of town and will
move onto a ranch on the Beaver in
the near future.
The family of Dan Coffman at Rock
ford is under quarantine for small pox.
All are reported doing well.
There will be a Christmas tree at
the Tooley hall next Saturday even
Ing. A program is being prepared and
a good time expected.
Jas. Jones has sold his ranch of 320
acres to Pat Nihill. We did not learn
the consideration paidl. Mr. Jon,.s
soon expects to make a trip to his
native land of Wales.
A Mr. Stephens. of Belgrade, Mont.,
was looking the farmsl of the bench
over last week andl talks very favor
ably of locating in| this neighborhood.
W. S. Bryant and family started
Monday for a visit with relatives at
bnoquasamle, Wash.. and expects to
make their future home, in the region
of Puget Sound. JMr. BIryant sold his'
liot acre homestead. which was a'
good tract if land with but little Im
provements, for $2.2",. This is a teI
slrable farm and whoia properly open
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Following Is ,th.. iu ical program
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Opening hymn. 4:' I0 Come. All Ye
Venite, Woolwari ,l ! flat No. I;;.
Glorlas to Psall-. lIecon in A. No.
Te Deum. Van it.i trck. No. 64.
Jubilate. Aldrich i F.. No. 137.
Introit, "lleholl I wring You Good
Kyrie, Tuckern,.a; No. 358.
Gloria Tlbi. ;.,.'l,
Sermon hyn,. :.; w\hile Shepherds
Offertory. "i,,;, ffrings." Red
bead, No. 4119.
Sursum (',rla T' r sanctus-F'rom
the Ely Book. N,, t'"
Communion th ltn 2- '4. "Bread of
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