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MINERAL HILL DISTRICTI
A Seotion in the Vioinity of Pony That Is Rapidly Coming to the Frog The MacArthur-Forrest Process as It Is Illustrated at the Revenue Mine. Rich Strike in the Benton Group-Geod Find In the Paragon--ltodels of Mines Wanted. The Garnet Mining company owns seven teen claims in the Boulder range, three miles from Pony, in Madison county, in the Mineral Hill district, says the Pony Monitor. Besides, it owns one mill site and four placer claims. Both the mill site and placer grounds are supplied with abundance of water the year round from a living stream, flowing from the mountains and gulches above, affording, in ordinary sea sons, power sufficient to drive a twenty stamp mill, besides what would be required in an ordinary reduction works. Up to the present time most of the devel opment work has been confined to the I Galena claim. Four well-defined gild veins are known to exist in this claim, viz.: The Chispa, Sylva, Galena r and Inca veins. The. Chispa is a r well defined three-foot vein, from which assays of $64 in gold have been obtained. The Sylva vein carries from ten to twenty inches of ore, from which assays of $44 gold and $185.50 gold and silver per ton have been obtained. The development on t this vein consists of a tunnel eighty-two I feet in length. A crosscut is being run I from the Galena vein, which will enter the Sylvia at a vertical depth of 125 feet. The Galena vein is developed by a crosscut and drift on the vein which aggregates 640 feet in length. k cr cut tunnel to tap the Galena vein at a vertical depth of nearly 300 feet has been driven 553 feet, this tunnel is 100 feet from the vein. The rook is so hard that it has been found advisable to r put up an air compressing plant consistinge of a Rand compressor. portable boiler and one Rand slugger drill. All of this ma chinery is purchased and foundations graded for it. While doing development work in 1890, this company shipped 200 tons of high grade ore, yielding net returns of 8S,000. c There is now, with the present develop ments in the mine, over 13,000 tons of ore in sight averaging $25 per ton, without estimating anything below the present tun nel level, besides some 2,000 tons of ore on the dump worth about $18 per ton. As } soon as the crosscut tunnel to tap the Ga lena vein is completed this company pro- c poses to erect a concentrating plant of a capacity of 100 tons per day, in close prox- 4 imity to this mine. THE CYANIDE PROCESS. As It Is Operated at the Revenue Mine i in Madison County. A representative of the Pony Monitor recently visited the Revenue mine, where the MacArthur-Forrest process is used. In describing it the writer says cyanide of potassium is employed in the form of a weak solution (from one to four pounds per ton, depending upon the character of the ore) to dissolve the gold. Upon the ore entering the mill it is crushed to forty meash; then it is placed in large vats, hold ing ten tons each, with this weak solution of cyanide. After having lain for twenty hours the solution is drawn off from the pulp-now waste-and the waste is washed. The solution and wash water, which now contains the gold, are passed through a trough containing zinc shaving, where the gold is precipitated and cleaned up, being then ready to go to the laboratory to be run into bars. The solution is caught in tanks after passing through the zinc and pumped to a tank situated above the vats, where it is brought up to the required strength and used over again. This company has 200 tons of the tailings of their old stamp mill, of which all the free milling gold had been extracted by the copper plates, and according to the record which they keep of every pound of ore that passes through the mill they were enabled to save by this process over 75 per cent. These tailings assayed from $9 to 1 $10.50 per ton. On Tuesday this company made a clean up of a run of ore from their mine on which they saved 87 per cent. This is the same ore that by the old pro cess of stamping and amalgamating they were able to save only 27 per cent. The cost of milling by this process de pends a great deal upon the ore, some ores taking a stronger solution of cyanide to dissolve the gold than others. It cost less than $5 per ton to run their quartz, which includes a royalty of $1 per ton that they pay for the privilege of using the process. The positive success of this process has created considerable excitement in mining i circles and tire managemenutof the Revenue are constantly besieged by parties in quest of information relative to it. IN THEl NEIIIART COUNTRIY. Rich Strike in the 'aragoin-Theo ILentoll It was reported Saturday that a rich strike had been made in the Paragon, and a visit to that mine Sunday showed that the facts were not at all exaggerated, says the Belt Mountain Miner. Tlhe 'Paragon was formerly worked by Downs Alilenr and they sank a shaft about 125 feet and run two levels from thie bottom. Bui t for some reason they failred to crosscut on the formation. The present comsanv , not hav ing the hoist inr running shape, decided to crosscut at about seventy- live fet, and were rewarded liter driftrin about ten feet by encounterinrg a vein of sft carrbonate about four feet tink arnd a streak of galona about five inches tlrick, the latter lying on I the footwall. Thier ae riabout forty tons in the ore house at presont, and they are tak ilg nut about two tons uer shiift. A very fine showing is Imade in a mininrg claim located about one mile below Hoover creek, on Belt creek, says the Neikart Miner. 'bhe owniers are Mattthew lclllveenr and 1'. ]unlingiiam. 'lhey have located live claimrs ntld have sunk a shaft thirty feet deep on tile viYn. Ore has been found throughiout t he entrr depth. On account of water work ihad to be suspended. They imme dirtel'y cr'lr:s ll.r.ed work on a tunnlel ait lthe baise o f thie claim in order to tap the shaft and drain off the warter. They are now in about 1500 feet rnd have thirty feet more to go belfore they will be under the sharft. Float on these claimin has blen found to assay as high as 17; ouunces in silver, with a trace of oli aind riet pO-. The Narrow (saurge tulnrl is in sixty feet and work is beini r ushed rapidly. Tomim lKeller, RIobert Mowbray anril Milt Carothers, the owners, are doing the work. The tunnel is in gia cite, crosscnttrn? the sountry, and it is pirobably 1410 feet more to where they expect to finrd the lead. 'IThe ore taken from the upoper workings assayed $150iO to $300 in silver and $12 in gold. It is a eulphide ore similar to thait found in the Druim-lummon anid very different from most ores found mn thins camr. 'lhe most wonderful strike of the season was made this week in the Benton. l'he lower level of the Blue Clorud lode is over 'n00 feet below the surface. in dlifting on the lead the drills ran on to a body of ore eight inhes wide which assays over 2,000 ounces. It is a wonderful strike and means many thousand dollars in the treansury of the company. Its being found at the pres ent depth is one of its best indications. The main lead had been crosscut to both walls and is found to be sixty-five feet wide of twenty-five ounce milling ore. Mulodels of ines e Wanted. Tl'he department of umines and mining of the World's fair, Ohicago, desires to secure for ehibition in one of its divliioste sev eral of the elaborkte models of mines that Shevebeen employed in litigation setwepn owners of various mining properties, bnoh an exhibition would,be of great value and interest to the mining inisnetry. and epse cially as a means of educating the publio kt large, as there is probably no way in which the internal arrangements and workings of a mine and the general geologieal strao tore of the country in which they are opened can be shown so well as by these sectionalized models. There are' a large number of models of this kind which have been used in litigation for the instruction of courts, and are now in the possession of the mining companies whita prepared them, and which will doubtlesd be willing to loan them to the mines department of the World's fair for exhibition. Mr. F. J. V. Skiff, chief of the mining department of the World's fair, will be pleased to hear from them on this subject. The North Mocoasin. At the meeting of the North Moccasin Mining company, held on April 1, the fol lowing officers were chosen for the ensuing year, says the Fergus County Argus. Pres ident, J. L. Harmon; vice-president, W. H. klelly; secretary and treasurer, W. G. Nor man. J. H. Norman was appointed general manager. The directors are R. W. Noble. R. L. Potter. A. D. Harmon, W. G, Norman, J. H. Norman and W. EI. Kelly. The di rectors decided to suspend work until a hoist could be procured, for which arrange moents are now being made. The company is clear of indebtedness and everything is in shape to push development as soon as the hoist can be placed on the .property. The shaft is now down 115 feet, with a drift of eighteen feet from shaft, in which is ex posed a nice body of ore, running high in silver, the ore being of a carbonate nature. The owners feel very muchencouraged with the appearsaceof the property. Every cent of money realized from the sale of stock is used in the development of the mine. WIll Not Remove the Mill. On the authority of Mr. Bielenberg, who is largely interested in the Champion mine and mill in Deer Lodge county, it is stated that the Champion millwill not be removed from Deer Lodge to the mine, which move was in contemplation by the directors a short time ago. The gentleman says the mill will remain where it is, and when the price of silver will warrant it another mill of creater capacity will be erected at the mine. The property is now closed down and will not be started up again until such time as a better price for the white metal can be obtained. Mr. Bielenberg has been working the Emery. located in the same vicinity, but a few days ago he laid off nearly all the men on account of the down ward tendency of silver. Men's Australian lamb's wool underwear, in epriug weight, solid color, usuanlly sold at $3.50 per suit, offered this week at the Ilee Hive for $2. Call for "Sunny Spain," the best five cent cigar in the city. PERSONAL. Ex-Gov. Hauser will return from New York to-day. J. B, Hodson, of Marysville, was in the city yesterday. Daniel Samples, of Great Falls, spent Sunday in Helena. W. E. Tierney. a merchant of Town send, was at the Grand Central yesterday. Warden Tom MoTague, of the state prison, is in town with his Deer Lodge boom. Miss Addie Murphy has returned from a tour of California, lasting about two months. Mrs. S. C. Ashby and children returned yesterday after having passed the winter in California. John F. Forbis, of Butte, is in the city on legal business. He is among the guests at The Helena. Hon. C. L. Dahler was in Virginia City on Saturday. He is interested in some quartz properties at Silver Star. Conductor "Billy" Preston's mother and sisters arrived in Helena the past week from Missouri. They will make this city their future home, Mr. Preston having se cured a residence on Benton avenue. Col. Thomas M. Luther, one of Mon tana's best known mining experts, will leave this evening for a vacation to his old home at Syracuse, N. Y. Col. Luther's friends wish for him a good time and a speedy return. Guy X. Piatt, formerly city editor of THa INDEPENDENsT. arrived from Butte yester day. Mr. Piatt devotes his time now to looking after some valuable mining prop erty on the west side, in which he is inter ested. He is at The Helena. Judge DuBose is in the city to be present at the Havre towneite contest which is to be heard at the land office to-day. County Attorney Tattan, of Chotean, intended to argue the case but is prevented by severe illness. Judge DuBoae appears as trustee for the townsite. Arrivals at The Helena. T. H. Sharpe. Kenwood I. B. Hilton, Salt J. B. llodson, Marys- Lake. ill. Guy X. Pl'att, Butte. T. M. Talbot, Tacoma. '. C. Van Ness, San (. A. Sutton, Now York. Francisco. A. S. Alfred, Now lork. Guy C. irvine, Warren, tsm Ilayman, N.w Fa. Srrk. I.L Both. New York. Louis Moore, New York. .1. W. Dell, New York. P'. I. IMcDlou, Dotoit. W. I. G. Lannon, city. Ed C. tealrs. St. i'aul. C. P. BScermorhorn, 11. G. West, Glen Falls. city. Villiap A. Ichwarz- John B. Adams, Den koft. New York. yr. M. Kilpatrick, Butte. J. F. Frbis, Butte. Geotrge 1:. cnhall, Salt J. D. Shaford, lDonver. Lake. W. It. .rr. wile. and T. J. Cronin and wife, M.is Bessie ilrkenall, city. city. Arrivals at the Grand Central. O. HI. King. White bul. F. J. Wood. city. ihrllr blrrlngs. O. T. I. Allen, Town P'. II. Clark, T'oeton. - send. i irre C rrs t, Marys- Janl llal sl. ion, larys stileu. illo. M. t llourko, Marys.- Mrslr. . O'llRorko and ville, children, M\larysvils,. J. tilorminrton, city. ('has. anevitz, St. taul. )Iauil buamprle, Groat J. . IquiresR , Stevens A U.. Manull, New C L. Meyer, Wickes. I Nd Mahoney. Butte. A.. .rlak, Victor. (iorge Mueller, Jr., M. i abler, Victor. tictor. Jane s lilonnly, Blacik- ]. \W. Heattio, city. Vator MBelt son, city. W.. i. touston, Mis t. Ils ,.ena Kar- serla. Hs' (1II. 51. WI. Jlackson, city. 'lre". J' k tn, sity. Miss Itealy, City. lhrbert Ki. iushnell; W. E. 'lierney. Town c ry. f, end. SJr'1. l, rowden, (Cam- Walter L'olharm, city. Sde ,n.. N t. II. -urcerll, city. .. A. l~yrar, ity. ('harlo t 21cDaniels. St. S E. I'hil),ricrk. Arrow Ia . r rity. cit. city. Jo ltlhm. White tul- Trm lrtcTague, Door t Ihur c rings. Lodge. The New Merchants, a Operated by the Merchants Hotel com pany, now begs to atnnounce that its rooms are open for the reception of guests. liooms will be offercd to transient guests at $1.25 per day (parlor floor), $1 per day S(third floor), 7f ceonts per day (fourth floor). Extra for more than one oceuoant. Itooms Sto permanent guests at less rates. All Smodern improvements; steam heat, eleotric t light, return oloctic call bell system, and Srunshine in every guest chamber. Brlussela e and velvet carpets used exclusively a throughout the house. Office, elegant bar e and billiard room, aigar stand and palatial Sbarber shop on first floor. e IrNINGO ROOM REOPENED. eTl'he dining room in this hotel has been n leased to and is now operated separately by the Mlasss Nagle, who are pirepared to far s nis board at $8 for tlckets good for twenty Co one meals, $7 for tweuty-one continuous r meals, ,0 cents for single meals. Le I~adies,' miises' and chiiralr's sliring under O we~ar inow rrlieyplayed at the Bee thivs at bar 5 gain lercss. Money on Ilandl * To loan on improved Helena city property. Ie Amount, time and terms to suit. Lowest rates. Montana Savingse Bank. Order Your Suits. Au eleaant line of spriung goods has just of boen received. 'Ths very latest patterns. re Prices reasonable. J. B. JOnrson, SHOT AT DEMERSVILL.B, A Man Welt Known in t elent Puts a Bullet n a Tougth, Western Montana exchanges brian the t news of a shattntun which oocaurred at Dem orarsville ast hatday evenitg. J. E. Mosher, a saloon keeper at JKlispell, is the vletim; Sand Zi, Washburn the she.er. Mr.Waslt burn, who is in the transfer business at Kalispell, was left some wines and liquors to sell by a former partner of his, who went to the Kootenal country. The liqnors were stored in Washburn's barn and they were shown to Mosher, to whom an endeavor was made to sell them . Shortly afterwards the wet goods disappeared and Mosher was spuoeted. A detectivingratiated himself in Mosher's favor, and by pretending to be looking for cheap liquors to stook a saloon he contemplated starting led Mosher to confess that he had stolen goods in his pos session and to reveal the cache. Theliq sors were being taken away by Mr. Wash burn during. Moasher's absence, and when he discovered that he had been found out I he fled. Mr. Washburn secured a commission as a deputy constable and started out to ar rest Mosher, whom he found near Demere ville, and in the attempt to arrest had to shoot him. The ball entered the right breast, lodging under the shoulder, infliot ing a dangerous though not necessarily mortal wound. Mosher was lodged in the Demersville jail and given all required at tention. The wounded man is a tough character and has been running one of the most disreputable dives in the Flathead country. Mr. Washburn is well known as a straightforward, honest business man, well known in Helena, Missoula and else where in tIe state. The rush for baby carriages still continues at the liee Hive. The largest assortment, the best selected and lowest priced carriages in Helena. Fresh spare ribs at the Rialto Cash Market. Telephone 105. Incorporation Notice. Due notice is hereby given that the books of the Helena, White Sulphur Springs & Castle railway company will be open at the office of Wm. J. Fuchs in the rear part of the Montana National bank building on Edwards street, in the city of Helenas, Mont., on the 22d day of April A. D., 1892, for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said corporation. L. H. Hershfeld, H. M. Parchen, A. M. Holter, A. J. Seligman, D. A. Cory, W. A. Chessman, incorporators. Helena, March 22, 1892. Skimmin & Essig, dentists, Sixth and Main lady assistant. Teeth extracted painlessly. If you need a baby carriage go to the Bee Hive. You can buy them as low as $1 50. While Down Town Shopping. While you are down town shopping don't fail to call at H M. Parohen & Co.'s and try a cup of Rex beef tea. Helena Lodge No. 2, I. O. G. T. Meets Every Monday. A regular meeting of the above lodge will be held his Monday evening at the G. A. R. hall on Park F avenue. Visiting members are cor H du diall invited to attend. A. FRANK, Chief Templar. GEO. ELMERi, " -ecretary. EASTER STYLES! B C' NEGKWEAP, QLOVES, HANDKERCHIEFS and HEADWEAR FOR MlE MEN. NO. 15. NOVELTY BLOCK. MRS. S. A. FISHER WILL DISPLAY TIlE COMING WEEK THE Largest Stock of Fashionable Millinery EVElt TI7 OUGIIT WEST. The Ladies are Invited to Call and Examine for Themselves. ALSO AGENT Fon TIlE RLMEBEIER: I Wish to Announce That I am the Sole Agent for Montana for the SHILLING CORSETS I -O. 1 5 CENTIMERI In All the Dif- KID l LOVE. re Well Known the World STYLES , Over as the Best at Any TPrice Now Shoawn in Con SAND plot Assortments. All RIZES. Cpposite Old Stand. all Styles, and all ARTHUR P. CURTIN'S FURNITURE, CARPET, NEW MUSIC HOUSE. 1WALL PAPERt AND House Fnrnishing Gools House, =ia:a.' , o0gr aas, Orguinettes, Guitars, Violins, Accordions, HIouseo olargod to four tirme formr Iapr( ity. AND A FULL LINE of live imneloae floors exLeodiag through Lh - It entire blo 'ik. through the MUSICAL MLRCIHIANDISIE. A stoak grealer thatn that of all other IIolena Sole agents for Steinway & Hons. Bohmor henceR olroHin acd. Oabter Bros..l WOgan, Mason t Ilanllin, lBrigg ('as" puorchases and straight carland chip- an i other lirat Mlas o pianon. "t !Y' Orderr will receive uromlpt attention. g.-Low prices and easy terms. HEJLEN1A * Od.TONTA.NA. SANDS BROS. GREAT SLAUGHTER SALE DRESS PAITTERNS. We place on sale this week about two hundred imported Dress Patterns, consisting of the choicest designs an colorings in all the new weaves at the following tremendous reductions: LOT 1. LOT 4. Dress Patterns in Cheviots, Diagonals and Dress Patterns in Chevrons, Crepons and Fancys, at Fancy Novelties, at $4.90 Reduced from $6.75. $12.50 Reducedfrom $16.50 and $18 LOT 2. LOT 5. Dress Patterns in Fine Bedfords, Cheviots Dress Patterns in Brocaded Crepons, Bed and Fancy Novelties, at ford Cords and new Paris novelties at $1.50 Reduced from $10 and $12.50 $15.80 Reduced from $20 LOT 3. LOT 6. Dress Patterns in Crepons, Fancy Bedfords Dress Patterns in Fancy Crepons, Fancy and Fancy Cheviots, at 'Bedfords and Brocaded novelties at $9,710 Reduced from $13.50 and $15 $11.50 Reduced from $22.50 and $25 Higher grades in Silk and Wool Novelty Patterns reduced in proportion. It is unnecessary to say that these values have' never been approached. The styles and effects are exquisite and the assortment is the largest ever ex hibited in Montana. SANDS BROS. SAN\DS BROS. The Fishing season has opened and I am on deck with the finest line of Fishing Goods ever brought I o Helena, and they will be sold at New York prices. 1 will soil you Wood rods at front 25 conts to $5. Split Bamboo Itods from $2.50 to $30. Reels from 23 cents to $25, including the new Aluminum Reel. Fly Hooks fiom 35 cents to $8 per dozen. Leaders. 10 cents to St. Fifteen different styles of fly Books from 00o to $8. Baskets by the hundred. Wading Pants. Stockings, Boots and Shoes. Lines of all de. scriotions. from a nickle up. Come in and look over a stock of goos selected for Fishermen. M, H. BRYAN, 103 BROADWAY, HELENA ARTHUR G. LOMBARD, *CIVIL- ENGINEER* No. 43 Montana National Bank Building, Helena, Mont. U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. RESERVOIRS, CANALS and IRRIGATION WORK A SPECIALTY. H. B PLLLMBR, HELENA, MONTANA, DEALER IN Investment Securities. Money to boan On improved Property and Ranches. Will purchase County, School and Municipal bonds and warrants, commercial paper and mortgage notes. No. 10 Edwards St., Merchants National Bank Building. Correspondence Solioted. SMO ES. Y 9_ ----==- EGG 'CONTESTS Are now the fad with all the boys, as Easter is at hand. Look out for the boy with the china egg. He'll be sure to beat at the game, just as we beat all the rest in Low Prices on Reliable Footwear. We try toplease all and make it a point to fit the foot, gratify the taste, and satisfy the judgment. Come in and see just how we do it. CLARKE & FRANK, Montana Shoe Company Donoghue & McCarthy, PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS Sanitary Work a Specialty. JobbinL Promptly Attended to. TELEPHONE NO. 89. . - NO. PARK AVENUE.