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MINES AND MINING
EDITED LY B. E. St. Charles IN AGENTS ARE AFTER THE CLAIMS IN THE CANTON Owners Turn Down Offers to Buy Op tions—They Want the Cold Cash or Nothing—Some Good Pat ented Claims in Park Canyon. There is something doing over in the canyon, but just what it is can only be surmised. During all of last week per sons who own mining claims there were in demand and whenever they could be found they were asked to give a 60 days option on their property. Some con sented, but others refused to entertain any proposition ther than a direct sale of their possession. Among those who were asked to tie up their property was William Thornton, owner of the Thorn ton hotel. Mr. Thorntons owns 40 or 50 claims in and about Park and Horse canyons, but he refused to give an op tion on any of them for any time, not even a week. He says he informed those who called upon him that if anyone de WEBF00T STATER BONANZAS The Cracker District Has Yielded Some Very Rich Gold Ore. The far-famed Cracker cieek district continues faithfully to produce its quota of gold says the Baker City Herald. At the Columbia, which well informed min ing men pronounce the finest gold mine in Oregon, if not in the northwest, sink ing is in progress, and the shaft is al ready down a vertical depth of 600 feet. The output of this property, while known accurately to the management only, is yomi-offlciaily placed at between $10,000 and $15,000 a month, although in January lüst one shipment of twenty tons of crude ore returned $50,000. The Columbia is superbly equipped with mining ma chinery, having a 20-stamp mill and cyanide plant for the treatment of tail ings. This plant is being doubled in ca pacity. The ore from the Columbia is carefully sorted, the average milling grade being sent under the stamps, the •WV^^WWV'WCWWW'WWV*« \ Lots in tRe | McQneen Addition, $125.00 to $200.00 on Easy Payments..,.. This addition in eastern suburbs of Butte, close to new Farre!!, Butte & Boston, Largey estate et al. shafts, is selling very rapidly, f Has increased in value nearly 50 per cent in last year. f THE THOMPSON CO. Ore insur t 15 West Broadway. 311CC, LOdllS ^ •\w\vww\v\mwv\www9 Summer Trifles at The Eagle—Hundreds of them. Get them before you go away—best; next best ■write for them after you're gore. Here are a few : Violet Ammonia. Cucumber Jelly. Toilet Powder. Cold Creams. Benzoin Lotions. Sachet Powders. Clothes Cleaner. Silver Polish. Toilet Waters. Colognes. Eagle Pharmacy fliin Street, One Door South of Park St., Butte What 5c Buys at The tair Envelopes, 25 for ......................5c Long Cooking Fork ....................5c in Hamilton St., Butte Key chain and ring ....................5c Can Opener ............... ,.5c Curling Iron ...........................5c Tack Hammer ..........................5c Ink Tablets ..........................,,.5c Sanford's Inks .........................5c Lead Pencils, dozen ....................5c Tea or Coffee Strainer ..................5c Summer Colds Linger longest unless broken up at once. You can do it with Golden C Cure Doctors use It. Doctors prescribe it. It prevents pneumonia; it cures pneumonia. You can't make a mistake if you buy a Premo Camero It is high grade in every particu lar. No cheap lenses used. The lowest priced, is a perfect Instru ment. Get 'em here. Fosselman Drug Store, *43 E. Park Studebaker Vehicles L,ead the World. Complete line of all the most styl ish vehicles made by Studebaker — Farm Wagons, Road Wagons, Buggies (all styles), rubber tired; Traps (acme of style), rubber tired. Lowest Prices for Best Styles and Host Lasting Goods Western Waqon & Grain Go, 649 S. Arizona $t., Butte, Mont. sited to buy thd property he would sell itself, hut he would not give an option on any part of it. Frank Murray is another canyon claim owner who will not give someone else the privilege of selling his property j for him. He owns three or four good ' inspects in Park canyon and they are j ..11 patented. Several years ago Mr. Murray sold a claim or two in the can yon and at once invested the money in other claims there. He says he has a price and whenever someone wants the property at his figure a 1 right. A few days ago. it is alleged, $20.000 w■>c offered for a quarter interest in the 1 -- v.>he placer, which lies close to the base of the mountain. This would give the whole claim a value of $ 60 , 00 * 10 . pro fited the other owners value their share at the same ratio. No work has been done on the property, but its location is such that quartz veins pass .hrough higher grade sacked for direct shipment to the Puget Sound Reduction works at Everett, Washington, together with the concentrates, which are said to grade be tween $100 and $150 per ton. and of which the mmine outputs a considerable quan tity. General Manager Frank Baillie, under whose able direction the Columbia has leaped to the front rank of Webfoot bonanzas, besides being a courteous and affable gentleman, is one of the most : thorough and up-to-date mmining men in I the camp. ' About sixty men are employed in the Columbia mine, mill and saw mill. I The Golconda, under bond for purchase ! from John G. and J. T. English by a Pittsbuig syndicate headed by A. E. I Smith, on a basis of $1.000,000 is working j a for, e of forty men. Deep sinking is the j outlined scheme of development, and I drifting is in progress on the 400-foot lev el. The mine is well equipped with a I mill of 20-stamp capacity, operated by ' electricity, which is generated by water ! power and transmitted a distance of about one mile. From the stopes above the 400-fot level, a fine grade of milling ore, which it is said will amalgamate close to $15, is being mined. The Englishes—pere et fits—bought the Golconda when it was a mere prospect. At a cost of nearly $150,000, a big chlor ination mill was erected to treat the ore found in the surface workings. The pra cess was found inadequate, and the mill was abandoned. At the 350 foot level, in the fall of 1SS9, a shoot or chimney t>f ore was encountered, which was so rich in free gold that a 30 hour mill run with ten stamps netted a $12,000 gold brickj The ore assayed from $10.000 to $110,OSO per ton. It is understood that the syndicate now in control of the mine contemplates the installation of a deep sinking plant equal in capacity to the Red Boy's. The terms of the syndicate's bond on thë Gol conda call for uninterrupted development to a depth not made public. The mill, which consists of a No. 4 Bryan, a Coi niah r, 11 and one battery of five stamps is operated only as occasion demands. The famous North Pole, owned by the Baring Brothers, bankers of London, who are represented on the ground by Man ager Emil Melzer. is one of the banner mines of the west. At present a force of 50 men is employed and the 20-s'amp mill and 25-ton syanide plant is kept running to full capacity. It has been the policy of the North Pole management to simply develop the property, and so well has success crowned Mr. Melzer's scientifical ly directed efforts, that todav competent authorities pronounce the mine capable of 100 stamps. Immense bodies of high grade milling ore. to a depth of 1.100 feet, have been blocked out, and only so much rock has been sent to the mill as- was necessary to pay th- running expenses of the mine. Not long ; go it was announce! that a deal was pending for the sale of the North Pole to a Canadian syndicate for $900,000. The prospects are reported to he bright for the early resumption of operations at the Eureka and Excelsior, which have been idle for several years. David Wil son has an option on three-fourths of the stock and bonds, and has representatives in the east negotiating its sale. The basis of the option is given at $350,000. DEVELOPME NT N EAR PARROT Several Promising Shoots of Ore j Struck in That District. A correspondent writing from Parrot ; to the Whitehall Zephyr says that under j the able management of W. B. Bohn the i Gold Hill mine, recently purchased, by a j syndicate headed by Mr. McKay of ; Whitehall, is rapidly coming to the front j as a steady producer, and showing tip in excellent shape. A force of about 25 men is kept constantly at owrk and' good bodies of ore are being shown up. Messrs. Gordon and Benedict, who have a lease on a portion of the Colo rado mine, have uncovered a body of ore that averages about $40 per ton, and will soon place the property among the legu'.ar shippers from the camp. Messrs. Tincture and Pruitt are doing orie-in-i Colorado shaft and expect to encounter the main ore shoot within .he next thirty days. W. S. Clark, • the Parrot mining mag nate is having considerable development work done on his Gold Hill extension. This property gives promise of being an other bonanza. It is reported that Messrs. Smith, Kel sey and their partners have encountered a large body of ore in the bonanza mine. Every day reports of rich strikes in the immediate vicinity reach here, and with the development work now going on Parrot will soon take a prominent position among the mining camps of Montana. Chas. Miner, the well known mining man .is now in the employ of the Gold Hill company. I It is currently reported that the Blue j Bell mine has been bonded to Butte and ■ Helena parties. I Henry Umhang and partners are ! working the Mary Engobar tunnel and at a depth of 325 feet have encountered some very good ore. They are running a crosscut to tap the Gold Hill lead and expect to encunter it in about 50 feet. Messrs. McGinley, Wenrich and An derson, who have a bond and lease on the Cora D. mine, adjoining the Colo rado, have opened up a small body of rich galena ore. Knight Bros, and Curley, who are working the main shaft of the Colo rado expect to make a large shipment of ore at an early date. STRIKE NO. SIX AT JARDINE A Park County Property That Prom I ises Great Mineral Pos i sibilities. The Livingston Enterprise says that the sixth and richest vein of ore so far ! encountered was struck last week in the I Re velation lode of the Bear Gulch Min i ing company at Jardine. The new strike j i 3 about 400 feet below the surface and i 800 feet from the tunnel portal. The vein j 4s thirty feet in thickness, t'he ore being ! exceedingly rich in gold and carrying [ also a large percentage of copper and iron. The stability and general prosper ! ity of this company has been known for seme time, but the last strike gives it I an assurance of many years of life. . About 500,000 tons of ore averaging $10 ! per tone has been 'blocked out," fhat is ! to say, laid bare ready to mine. While I the developing and prospecting work i has been going on the mill has been kept j steadily going at its full capacity; vir | tually no stoping has been done and nearly 10.500 feet of development work ! has been performed on the claims. That I this tunneling has been done with no attempt to slope out ore and the mill kept running speaks well for the mine and manner In which it has been handled. The veins range in thickness from four to thirty feet. The major portion of the work has been done on the Revelation and Legal Tender. Much prospecting however, showing extremely good re sults has been done on the remainder of the group. The claims are so situated that now the mines have been opened up. the ore may be mined in a very econmieal man ner and with speed. On visiting the mines one is struck with the workman like manner in which all mining has been carried on. The tunnels are of good width and height and the timbers put there to stay. To much credit can not be given Superintendent Thomas Rablin for the skillful manner in which the work has been prosecuted. The main tunnels are repsectively on the Revelation, Legal Tender and Uncle Joe lodes and are being driven in such a manner as to crosscut the veins. Each new discovery is successively found in each of the tunnels, thus proving the exetent und value of the ore. Virtually the one trouble with which the Bear Gulch company has to contend is that the mill and plant is not as large as re quired. It is intended in the near future to construct a 100-stamp mill and a cyan ide plant. The present milling' ma chinery consists of a 20-stamp mill with 1,000-pound stamps, two Huntington mills, six 6-foot Johnson tables and six Frue vannera. A 60-horse power engine furnishes steam power when required, but is seldom used to drive the ma chinery as ample power is given by a Pelton water wheel. The mill is in charge of Matt Quinn. East week the mines were inspected by J. C. Adams, the well known mining expert of Butte; J. H. Conrad, formerly superintendent of the mines at Horr, and ex-Governor Spriggs, who is also an old mining man. The gentlemen were well pleased with their visit and the splendid future for the camp. It is un derstood that Mr. Adam's vJ'it was in connection with the pending sale of the Bear Gulch properties to a Eondon syn dicate. j ; j i j ; MINES OF T HE LITT LE ROCKIES Messrs. Putnam and Zortman Have Located Nearly Two Miles of Ground. George Putnam and O. P. Zortman. two mining men of the Little Rockies, were in Lewistown Friday en route to Gilt Edge says the Fergus County Ar gus. These gentlemen have been oper ating the Alabama mine in the Rockies for several years, but have recently commenced development work on a group of claims on the southeast side ot the range, where some important lis coveries of cyanide ores hav" been made. C msiderable prospecting for cyanide ores has been in progress in the Rockies during the present year, and though not' enough development has yet been accoiii tlished to verify the extent or value of the cyanide ores it is thought that some large bodies of that ore will be expose 1 in the Rockies, as l ne formations there are much similar to those in which the c i 3 occurs in the Judith range, l'ulnam & Zortman hav? located a group of claims extending over a distance of nearly two miles, along the contact on the southeast side of the range, and very favorable assays have been re ceived from the discoveries. Their pres ent visit to Gilt Edge is for the purpose o: inspecting the mills of that district and observing the methods used in treat ing ores by the cyanide process. FOUR INCH ES O F $1,000 ORE Struck in the Property of a Butte Man, Near Spokane. W. E. R. McDonald, manager for the Silver Bow Copper company, which is developing a group of claims about five miles west of the city, received word from the west a few days ago to the ef fect that a strike of very rich gold ore had been made on one of four claims owned by him about thirty miles from Spokane. Accompanying the informa tion was a piece of the ore studded with gold. The claims are known as the Mac Donald property. An assay of the ore showed it to have a value of $1,000 per ton. The property, Mr. MacDonald says, is being developed by a tunnel, which has been driven 150 feet. The vein is about four feet wide, but the paystreak, from which the sample sent to Butte was taken, is only four inches wide. Mr. MacDonald left yesterday to ex amine the strike and expects to be ab sent a week. Montana State School of Mines. The second school year of this institu tion will open Sept. 10, 1901. Imoprtant additions are now being made to its cabinets and equipment. Four year courses are offered in mining and in electrical engineering. Tuition free to residents of Montana. For further in formation call on or address N. R. Leon ard, President, Butte, Montana. NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS' MEET ING. 3 Notice is hereby given that the ninth annual meeting of the stockholders of the Granite Mountain Stock Farm wl'.l be held at the office of the company, at No. 235 West Copper street, in the City of Butte, Montana, on the 3rd day of July, 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing a board of trustees to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of any other business that may properly be brought before the meeting. JOSEPH H. HARPER, Secretary. July 1st, 1901. The stockholders' meeting called foe the above-named date is hereby post poned to meet at the same hour and place on Wednesday, the 24th day of July, 1901. By order of the board of trustees. JOSEPH H. HARPER, Secretary. BUMMER EXCURSIONS VIA GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY CO. Basin and return, (good every Sun day..................................MOO Boulder and return, (good every Sun day) ............................... »00 Baaln and return, (good Saturday un til Monday) .......... ».9» Boulder and return, (good Saturday until Mouday) .....................$1.90 ». E. DAWSON, O. A.. 41 N. Main street. TO BUFFALO EXPOSITION. The most popular railway from the northwest to the great sho wat Buffalo will be the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Faul. It runs, every day, five beautiful iralnB from St. Paul and Minneapolis tç Chi SUNDAY EXCURSION TRAINS. Special train leaves Montana Union depot 9 a. m. every Sunday for Twin Bridges. Rates as follows: Butte to Twin Bridges and return____$1.50 Butte to Whitehall and return....... 1.50 Butte to Pipestone and return...... 1.00 Train for Deer Lodge leaves Montana Union deport 9:45 a. m. Fare Butte to Deer Lodge and re turn .................................$1.00 cago, connecting directly with all eastern lines. Its celebrated Pioneer Limited (the famous train of the world) leaves Minne apolis 7:30 p. in. and St. Paul 8:10 p. m. daily, arriving Chicago 9:30 next morn ing. Special features of the "Milwaukee's" seervlce are the observation, buffet par ler ears on day trains, private compart ment and standard sleepers on night tiatns, as well as buffet smoking cars and the best dining service In the world. MX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX Some Furniture Features ÄPAKEN at random from our Grand, Mid-Sum mer Clearance Sale now going on. A few of the opening inducements of this grand Bargain Opportunity, that is destined to quiet all discount howlers, and distance all the usual feeble attempts O at imitation. h Powerful Price Inducements That should persuade you to buy while this great money saving opportunity lasts. Baby High Ohafr Adjustable table front, wood or cane seats. Regular price $3 Sale Price $i.45 Folding Beds Upright Folding Beds of solid oak, with best steel spring and spiral suports, 18 by 40 inch beveled plate mirror in front. Regular price $30.00 ............ Sale Price, $24.75 Book Case Combination Book Cases in solid oalc, fancy shaped 'beveled plate mirror in front. Case stands 72 inches high by 38 inches in width and is a grand, good $22.00 value ............... Sale Price $15.50 0% Iron Bed An elegant Iron Bed, heavy head and foot board, brass rods across each, and both well filled with exquisite scroll work. Regular price $12.50..... Sale Price $7.75 Oak Center Table With 22-Inch top, bottom shelf, and fancy legs. Regular price $2.50 ............................ Sale Price $1.50 Couches Splendid Couches, covered with high grade materials, tufted with patent safety buttons, and made with fringe or wood running around frames. Regu lar price $15.00 .................. Sale Price $9.00 Bookers With well carved high backs, and fancy spindles; splendid lookers, substantial construc tion, and regularly sold for $4.00 ............................ Sale Price $2.85 Dining Chairs Straight one piece posts, prettily carved backs, and close wove cane seats. Regular price $1.75 Sale Price $1.25 % Brownfield-Canty Carpet Co 48 to 54 West Park Street, Butte aoods Sold on Installments Freight Paid on Mall Orders ixKxxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Children's Teeth DON'T NEGLECT YOUR Have them fixed now whilst it will not detain from school and whilst MY PRICES ARE REDUCED Just for the dull Summer when so many people are out of town. Bridge and Plate Teeth that will deceive yourself. Dr. E. E. German ■ 1North Main Street AVVVVVVVVVWVV^ In connection with our great sale today and during the week of Men 9 * Summer \Zndertvear at 50c We want to remind, the men of Butte, that we always maintain a high standard of excellence in our Men's Clothing. While every buyer should have full value, mere cheapness in clothing is a delusion. You want good material and a decent fit, otherwise your money is, in a measure, thrown away. You need *not be ashamed to wear a "Connell" suit, because, it has reputation, merit and style. Our $15.00 Suit* are Splendid Value* ^ ^ M.J.Connell Company^ Tickets at cheap rates will be on sale every day at all points on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to Buffalo and return, and the maximum comfort can be obtained by using this line. Write to J. T. Conley, assistant gen eral passenger agent, St. Paul, for the "Milwaukee's" Pan American folder (one of the completest and most comprehen sive guides yet published of the exposi tion) and all Information concerning rates, etc.