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FERGUSCOUNTY ARGUS, DECEMBER 21, IHOi
Devotedto the Large and Small News of the .'lining^Camps of Fergus County. ^ m^ jO
Barnes-KingMay be Sold.
Ithas been rumored here for some^time that negotiations were on foot^tor the transfer of the Barnes-Kmg^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. Barnicoat, representing New^York parties, has been here for two^months or more and has been look^^ing up the matter. Ross S. Craddoek,^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 option, was given^to these parties at a price of $1,200,-^Hk\ which option expired December^15th, but it has been extended. John^P. Barnes was seen by a representa^^tive of the Argus and udmitted that^negotiations were in progress for the^absolute transfer of the mine and that^the time' of the option was almost to.^He corroborated the figures as given^here. It is said that E. W. King dois^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 unerest.
NewYear Mine to Re-open.
Thepreliminary 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 drafis^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 been 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.
NewMining Company Organized.
Anew 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 Kecord has^the following to say of the company:
Acompany 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,-^ooo 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.
Thepapers have been filed with the^clerk and recorder at the court house^and contain practically what is stat^^ed above. The propeity 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.
Maidenin Prominence Again.
Theold 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.
TheMaginnis 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 niir .^^is one of the old-time producers of^this district and is credited with tin-
productionof 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 aboul 7o 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 2oo 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 depln of 55o fee;.^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 hipi^grade ore to the American Smelting^^ Refining company at East Helena.^Mont., and will have a car load ready^for the third shipment about Dec*B^^ber I. The shipping ore averaged^about $15(1 per ton and much will avei^age considerably higher. The ore now^being extracted is a conglomerate and^frequently assajs run over |KO0 per^ton in gold. The new conipan^ expert^to sink 300 feet on the contact, equip^the shaft at once with a steam hoist^and carry on extensive devt lopinci.i^at the IWftwK level. The main tun^^nel has already been re tinibeieil and^repaired where necessary ami a large^amount of surface improvement and^repairs made. An ore MMM is now^being built lo sort and sack the high-^grade ore more economically. There^is a force of twelve men at work and^at the Globe mine two shifts are driv^^ing a cross-cut tunnel to tap the old^workings, where large quantities of^ore were taken on! 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 $|.; per ton. but run^nlng as high as $64. The operations^at both mines are under the manage^^ment of E. H. Crabtree. Mr. R. W.^Dorn. of Jamestown. N. Y.. secretary^of the new companv, win 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 $2^0^a ton and the other twelve averaged^$75 a ton. He says it costs $20 a ton^to gel 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^tsfjai,
Inthe Little Belts.
ProfessorMortson, of Gteat Falls,^recently made an extended trip^through the Little Belts, and to \^leporur of the Great Falls Tribune^said:
ProfessorMortson returned last ev^^ening from an extended trip lo various^points in the Belt mountains. In an^interview last evening, ne said:
Ifo'ind an unusual aciiv ty in ;nin-^ing ci 'cles, and in the different dis^tricts there is a recurrence to old^times.
InBarker, though there are few^ptospectors at present, at least one^mine has now over 400 tons on the^dump of fine galena and carbonate^ores.
Inthe carbonate district, work has^'.^een quietly but steadfastly pushed^by parties who thoroughly understand^their nusiness. The iesulls show an^inirifoious ore, in special cases yield^^ing an average of from $15 to $110^per ton in gold.
Inthe Tenderfoot district numer^^ous discoveries of large bodies of cop^^per and hematite iron ores predict a^brilliant future, when transportation^is available.
Adjoiningthat distiict and south^cf the Dry Fork 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.
Pilgrimcreek is now coming (o the^front, and I predict that inside of two^years, railroad communication will be^made to the mouth of Deer cieek.^Already there have been made over^300 quartz claims, besides numerous^placer claim.-.. Randall k Baker are^tperaiing on Deer creek, on aurifer^^ous quartz, and have their claims in^such good condition that they are now^preparing to sack theh laige amount^Cf ore on the dump for shipment. The^ere Is rich in gold. They have had^quite a force of men hi work, ano^t-anspoitauon is the only obstacle.^Eiiher they have lo take a round^^about and mountainous ioati i.y Log
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'So.itnerlyand adjoeiing i.^ the^Home Mining COBlpany, developed^hitherto by Tyler Bros, with ^ large^Lumber of claims, showing vari nu^varieties of copptr ore ou Lhe UOrtB.,^and ^southerly, near the carbonate die-^'riit, auriferous ore-, in retnuneialivi^character wherever developed
'Adjoiningthe Home com pan) oa^the east, are the properties of Albrlgbl^^ Co.. which are essentially coppi r^properties, now in process of d. veio.e^i;fiit. but particulars are not obtain-^cble. From casual observation, how^^ever. It is evident they are ^oiaa io^come to the front in a shoi t tlBM.
Still1 Hlthef MM and adjoining tin^list ones, are the properties of Allen^A^ Co. who not only have one lodi^productive and patented, the 'Palmet^^to,' but also have several claims of^cyanide ore. In the vicinny also Mav-^ion ^ Co. have several valuable iron^claim.-.
Allihese properties are on Pilgrim^creek or us tributarus, west of Thun^^der mountain.
Onthe northwest slope of Tlnin-^ter mountain and also oa the I'll^Krim slope, are the properties of Mr^Millard of Belt, on which a large
RIBOBBlof work is and has Ia
done.His prospects, I concede, aiv^very llatiering.
Immediatelyabove him at a dis^^tance of a few hundred feet, is the^Si eat Thunder mountain iron lode,^which from that point for a distance^of about six miles, is eiiher patented^or prepared for stub action. On the^surface it shows all the way from^10 lo 17 fret in thickness on a ion^tact of syenite porphyry and altered^Cambrian limestone. I did hear that^three oilier small wins had been
foundin the porphyry farther up the^mount..in which cany a percent^ of^gold as far as prospected.
Severaldiscoveries of carbonate^!ead ores are reported on lioinghasl^creek.
On(he Sheep Horn creek, a trib^^utary of Tillinghasl creek, several^claims I examined and others report-^ed of oynx. black marine and foliated^gypsaxt, the product of which has^been tested, found highly satisfactory^anil is in remunerative nualities.
InNeiharl at the present time, iu^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 lhe prob^^lem of reducing the zinc blende. Nei-^hart will take on a new life and give^a new impetus to the mining industiy^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^be seut 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.
InYogo the 'Weatherwax' mine is^being now exploited by Matt Dunn^with a force of men. who are tunnel^^ing across the contact, and. 1 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^developed.''
TheCripple Creek ^ Homestake^Minns At Reduction company has its^new LBBP-tOa cyanide mill (overed^in and the machinery and tanks near^^ly in place. It is a mammoth mill^and will, with the old MSdoa mill^constructed last spring, make the^largest cyanide plant In the stale.^The total capacity when completed^and running 24 hours will be prob^ably l,5oo 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^^ing and milling is stated to be 9t^^cents per ton; allowing one dollar^lor this cost gives $1,000 profit a day^on the lowest grade ore. It seems^therefore clear that lhe stockholder.-!^of this great enterprise have a re^^markably good thing.
T.B. Beadle, who was formerly^superintendant at the Gold Reef, is^the superititendanl of the entile 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^^ ount y. J. Hume, a well known min^^ing man of Butte, has charge of (Im^^properly fort he company. The prin^^cipal members of the coiporation^have interested some eastern men of^means in the property and the latter^are putting up the cash for the de^^velopment of the ground. The new^syndicate is headed by E. J. Wexel,^of I'iltsburg.
Rapottlfroir the property are to^the effect that the operations are be^ing carried in witli three shifts, com^^prising a total of 32 men It is the^intention of the companv to sink tsa^shaft 3uo feet det per, which will give^it a total depth of 1,000 feet, and^drill east and wesl win n the vein is^cut at lhe |00, The -loo-foot drift is^to be the lengthened to 1.000 teat^vV'hen the work contemplated is com^pleled the Eva May will '^^^^ lhe bent^developed mine in the Cataract dis^trial and probablv one r^' the beat
forit is clamed thai on the i ^-tool
levelthe vein is six feel vvide and^the ore in It average-; 1,1 pof BOBl^^OPOT, six ounces In siivi i ami $2 in^fOUL The vein on the (00 is smaller,^but the ore is richer in gold and sil^^ver, showing that II does not looBe^anv of us value In depth.
Besideslhe mine, lhe compan^owns a concentrator, located at the^nine, bur It does not intend to oper^ate it if the ore proves rich enough^io warrant Its shipment in a crude
A.M. Morgan is developing lhe Bob^Ingersoll claim, locateua bout a mile^and a half fron^Mrv. and is
saidto have shipped some ROOd ore^from lhe property. He intends to con^tinue operations on this claim and^the Oscalusa. which adjoins It. dur^^ing the winter. Thre is a shaft 5i^leet deep and a tunnel M feet long^on the Ingersoll. The pay si ioak va^^ries from 6 to 14 inches in width, and^the mneral values are good, running^something in lead, 50 ounces In sli^^ver and $18 in gold per ton. Mr.^Morgan has shipped five car loads of^the ore during the last six or elgh;^months.
TheOscalusa Is developed to the^extent of a 85-foot shaft, and con^^tains ore similar to Urn of the In^^gersoll, with the exception that It^carries more lead.
.. CDITORS . .
CorneliaCordelro was absent from^school Friday.
Thephysics class baa begun to^study sound.
BlancheScovel was . Mt xiiuts^day afternoon.
Thenext book review ja ,|,^. tut^^third week In January
Thepupils are lookiiu forward to^the Christmas vacation
AnnaCrowley has quit school. We^are very sorry to lose her
ClarenceLewis will spead his^Christmas in the country.
Thesecond year feglish class have^been writing Christina.-. - ones.
IreneJohnson took pari in the en^^tertainment given by Mr. Magutre,
Thefirst year Engli-j class are^studying Scott's ^1-ady ol the Lake.
ErnestMcCollum will ^pend the \a^cation at his home on Beaver creek.
DeliaMcllugh was abseal from^school Monday on BBOOuni of ilcknses,^Mrs. Brewer has been unable to play^for the morning exercises for the pasl
Johnand Florence Mi Millaa are go^^ing home to spend their Christmas
Thethird year Oernnn class have^taken up the study of Heyse'l ^L'Ar-^abbrata.
Thegeometry class : working ov^^er time. They get to Its) after school^quit- often.
RubyClifford and Ralph Tavenaer
willspend their vacation wiih their^parents in Moore.
Theorchestra will practice the last^period Thursday af torn. ^' ^n instead of^Thursday evening.
Thesidewalk lo the ichool house^has been completed at last, and we^appreciate it very much.
Thesecond year German class is^studying adjectives. Tie- subject Is^enjoyable and the pupils are doing^well.
TheCaesar pupils haw bean work^^ing very diligently the past few weeks.^The progress made has been most^satisfactory.
CassleDahl. Myrtle Hell and Edna^Chattan. will leave for their homes^In Gilt Edge Friday afternoon. They^will spend their Christinas there.
Ourmorning exercise* last week^were very interesting. We talked^about men connected With American^history, faking them up ia alphabeti^^cal order.-
Thesecond year class is now tak^^ing up the most difficult subject In^algebra, quadratics. They will com^^plete algebra in about I month, after^which they will take up geometry.
Thesecond year pupils were asked^lo write a Christmas story. Those^that have been read show that the^English classes have been doing good^work. The Christmas story appeal.-,^in this issue of the Argus.
TheMediaeval Historv class have^just finished the study of the Turanian^race. They found the inonguls to be^the most Interesting branch of the^nice. Everyone was delighted with^the wonderful piece of architecture,^the Taj Omahal. which they built.
Isa fascinating and invigorating^pastime. It develops not the body on^^ly, but the mind. hTe Alpine peaks^of Switzerland have their counterpart^In our own country, m the Sierras,^the Cascades and parts of the Rockies.
Thegreatest glacial peak of tl'.o^United States is Mt. Rainier in Wash^ington. more than 11.500 feet high^This magnificent mountain has 15 or^more giant glaciers creeping down its^sides and discharging their glacial^detritus Into the Columbia river or^Puget Sound.
Aclimb to the summit of this peak^is a mountaineering feat worthy of^any mountaineer. For 25 cents A. M.^Cleland, General Passenger Agent of^the Northern Pacific railway, St. Paul.^Minn., will send to any address an^illustrated booklet called ^Climbing^Mt. Rainier^ describing a climb over^Uie glaciers to the top of the moun^tain.
Chas.Saylor has commuted his^homestead south of town and will^move onto a ranch on the Beaver in^the near future.
Thefamily of Dan Coffman at Rock-^ford is under quarantine for small pox.^All are reported doinu well.
Therewill 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 MO^acres to Pat Nihill. We did not learn^the consideration paid. Mr. .lorn s^soon expects to make ^ trip to his^native land of Wales.
AMr. Stephens, of Belgrade, Mont ,^was looking the farms of the beach^over last week ami talks very favor^^ably of locating in this neighborhood.
W.S. Bryant and family started^Monday for a visit with relatives at
latmaaiamtt.Wash sad expects to
maketheir future bone- in the regioe^of Page! Sound. Mr. Bryant sold his^Kin acre homestead, which was a^good tract jf land with but little Im
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sirablefarm and when properly open^^ed up tor farming wl be, considering^location and all. sdvantagOOBC and MM^of the best on the beach.
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RecauxetliU gr.'.'it medicine^relinvi-s stoaMksh paias^ frees the^conitipat.'.l bowaband invigor^^ate* the torpid liver aud weak^^ened kidneys
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theironly doctor. Thedford's^Mack - lirsuirht cure* bilioui-^n.~H. dy.|iep.tia, colds, rhilUand^fever, bad blood, headaches,^diarrhma, constipation, colic^and almost every other ailment^kooaese the stomach, bowels^liver and kidneys so nearly con^^trol the health.
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