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Fergus County Democrat.
Vol, II. No. 36. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY MAY 1, 1906 BIC STRIKE IN KENDALL MINES The Kendall and Barnes-King Min ing Companies Opened Up Fine Ore Bodies Last Week. FINE OUTLOOK FOR THE CAMP Prospects Are Bright For Other Big Producers Being Shown Up in Rich District. There is no organized municipality which suffers more ups and downs than the average mining camp. In every such camp are found people who appear to take a positive delight in picturing a "pinchout," a "cave-in" or some other calamity which will mean the death of the camp. If the mines are showing up splendidly, the mills running steadily and a large number of men employed and content ed such a condition is but the forerhn ner of a catastrophe which is to come in the immediate future. Such, to a greater or less extent, has been the case with the very enterpris ing camp of Kendall. It has had, since it was founded a number of years ago, its ups and downs, but, fortunately, its downs have generally been in the mind of some pessimist, or some number of pessimists. During the last few months, these people have held the boards more or less. They have prophesied that the Ken dall and Barnes-King would soon "play out," that there is absolutely nothing on the Bullard, that the San tiago is no good and that every other property in the district is of the ex tremely speculative order. Some of these men are really good citizens ex cepting this unfortunate propensity for looking upon the dark side of things. As a matter of fact, Kendall looks 50 per cent better today than it did one or two years ago today. One year from today it will probably, in fact, most likely be a 50 per cent better camp than it is today. Recent devel opments in the big camp have been of such a nature as to greatly encourage all who are, in any wise, interested in the growth and welfare of the town. On last Thursday evening, April 26th, one of the most important strikes in the history of the Kendall mine was made. Some men who were drifting south from the main shaft on the 600-foot level broke into a body of ore which asays about $20 a ton. Development work which has been carried on at that point since this strike was made shows that the ore body is of great extent. Also on the 700-foot level some good ore and a great deal of it, is being shown up. This is the deepest tunnel in the Ken dall district and the fact that the ore body is well defined at this point and the ore assaying even higher than it does on the surface is a most encour aging phase of the situation. Last week was also a good one for the Barnes-King Mining company. The first of the week, the crew of men who were working in the big tunnel which is being driven for over a mile through the mountain to tap some ore bodies which are known to exist on the extreme north end of the property, drove into an ore body which promises to be one of the biggest things ever struck in that famous producer. The ore assays on an average of $10 per ton and sufficient work has already been done to prove that it is extensive. The ore was struck on the south side of the "Mule Shoe" claim at a depth of 110 feet. Inasmuch as good values have been secured from ore taken from the surface, immediately above the place where the strike was made In the tunnel, it would appear that there are excellent chances for the en tire intervening space of 110 feet be ing filled with good ore. How far the ore extends north, east and west or how deep It goes down are things which may not be determined for months. It is believed by some who are familiar with the formation, that any amount of ore will be encounter ed in this tunner as it shall be driv en on through the "Mule Shoe" claim, some 1,200 feet to Little Dog creek, where the tunnel will end. While digging a hole for an electric wire, which Is being strung over the north end of the Barnes-King prop erty, some ore which assays high In gold was struck and the pole hole will likely become a shaft. The strike in the big tunnel is grat ifying to the management of the Barnes-King because they have been "Joshed" more or less by their friends because of the thousands which they were putting into the big hole through the mountain. They feel that the "josh" is on the other fellow now. It will be several weeks before this tunnel is completed to Dog creek. Up on the completion of the tunnel to that place a track will be run around the hill on which is found the "Horse Shoe" claim, which is likewise the north end of the property and where some fine ore has already been opened up. Although the Barnes-King mill has been fed for five years with the ore taken from the south end of the property and these operations have been highly profitable to the stock holders, it is believed by many who are perfectly familiar with the dist rict that the ore production from the south end will be but a drop in the bucket, both as to value and quanti ty, when compared with the vast bod ies to be opened up on the north cen tral portions of the property. The shaft on the Santiago is now 300 feet deep. Although they have passed through a large mineralized area, they have not yet struck the Barnes King contact but President Rae, who was in the city Saturday, stated that he is perfectly satisfied with the out look. Th*-y installed their new elec tric hoist last week and are now mak ing good time on the shaft. Diamond drill work on the Bullard had to be suspended for a few days last week owing to the scarcity of wa ter. A pipe line was run over to one of the diamond drill holes on the fer gus property from which artesian water was secured and drilling was resumed last Saturday morning. Mo one can say what will be the outcome of this work as the officers of the Queen company themselves will not know for several weeks. W. G. Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo., arrived in this city last Tues day evening and will spend some time in the Kendall district. Mr. Moore owns or has an interest in a great deal of ground extending from the south end of the Kendall property cleai around on Iron creek. He has a large number of his claims patented and is constantly working to secure more ground. Mr. Moore is always very reticient concerning any of his proper ties but is known to be well satisfied with the outlook. He has spent thousands of dollars in buying and patenting claims and is too shrewd a man and too experienced in the min ing business to put in money when he does not believe he has more than an even break to get it out again. Min ing men in general believe that he will some day open up a mine which will be second to none in the Kendall dist rict. Over on the other side of the moun tains from Kendall, on Plum creek and in the vicinity, much work is be ing done this summer and those who are interested take a most cheerful view of the situation. Beyond the Barnes-King on the north, Messrs. Stuart, Burr, Long and others have some ground which is valuable and which will be explored the coming summer. Work is also being pushed on the Bullard Extension. Taking all of these things into con sideration, it certainly seems that there is no need for anything but the most optimistic feelings over the fu ture of the great North Moccasin Min ing camp. BOOSTS FOR WIRELESS. R. B. Sigafoos Says That Latest System Will Be Boon to Humanity Over a hundred people went to the opera house last Tuesday evening to hear a lecture on wireless telegraphy by R. B. Sigafoos, manager of a dist rict comprising four northwestern states for the DeForrest Wireless Tel egraph company. Mr. Sigafoos spoke for about two hours and was given a most respectful hearing by all pres ent. He has his subject at his tongues tip as he has been intimately associat ed not only with Thomas Edison but with Marconi, DeForrest and many other great exponents of the wireless system. He explained the technical features of the system explaining how, with the proper instruments for sending and receiving, messages may be sent for hundreds of miles, carried by the waves of ether which is present in all things and at all times. He showed that the system is in practical use in hundreds of cities and towns in the United States and on hundreds of ships which plough the seas. The cost of the wireless is so small when com pared with the old method as to be almost nothing. As an example, he said that the Western Union wires and equipment between Denver and Chicago cost the company $25,000,000, whereas, the wireless system can be installed for $25,000. A most interesting part of the lec ture was that relating to wireless tel ephones. Mr. Sigafoos maintains that not only is it feasible but that it will be in universal use within a very few years, its comparative cheapness making it so that it will be within the reach of everyone. The speaker asserted that a station will be established in this city with in the next three or four months. All of the more important cities of Mon tana will have) stations with the cen tral station at Helena. ATTENTI0M! ODDFELLOWS! Your presence is requested at a spec ial meeting to be held at the request of the Grand Master, in Fraternity hall, May 7, 1906, for the purpose of raising funds to assist the brothers of the order in San Francisco, some of whom are in great distress on account of the recent disaster. HAVE YOU SEEN THE LARGE DISPLAY OF BUGGIES AND SPRING WAGONS AT THE MON TANA HARDWARE CO. LETTER FROM LEWISTOWN BOY Will Cook Writes to Home People of Some of the Privations Endured in San Francisco. SHORT SHIFT FOR THE LOOTERS Guards Instantly Shoot Down Who ever is Found Robbing Houses Mackey'e are all Safe. At least two Lewistown families have been made happy during tin last week by letters announcing the safety of loved ones in Sun Francisco. 1 ■ H. Mackay, whose wife and two daughters are in the stricken city, last Saturday received a letter from Mrs. Mackay in which she stated that they were safe but were, of course, suffering many inconveniences. They are cooking in the streets and have to stand in line for food but conditions are improving. Mr. Mackay tele graphed money to his family with which to supply themselves with nec essaries and purchase tickets to this city and they will likely be here with in the next week or ten days. G. W. Cook received a letter the middle of last week from his son. Will, who has been in San Francisco for ov er a year past, announcing his safety. The following letter, received a few days later, gives additional descrip tion of the situation in the stricken city: San Francisco, April 22, 1906. Dear Folks: I just came down to the office but there isn't anything much doing. The shop is full of peo ple who have been burned out. I am one of the lucky ones who has a Job left. The fire didn't hurt this part of town, but the earthquake kind of mix ed things up in this office. Nearly ev erything in the office was turned bot tom side up when I came down the first morning, but it looks quite re spectable now. The fire has burned itself out at last and the city looks pretty fierce. Most of the stone and brick buildings are standing but th insides are burned out. There is plenty to eat now, such as it is. No fires or lights are allowed in any of the buildings, so we have to do cooking on a camp fire out in the street. Stations have been established where food is given out. I stood in line about two hours and a half this morning before breakfast and got one can of corned beef for my pains. But I think we will have a pretty good Sunday dinner, as a couple of the fel lows went out in the country this A. M. and got two big chickens and five or six dozen eggs. We (fifteen of us) are occupying a fiat of five rooms kind of crowded but better than the majority of the people have. People who are caught stealing are shot on the spot. Yesterday I saw fellow lying on the sidewalk with sign, "Shot for stealing whiskey" pir ned on his coat. Another fellow was shot near where we were camped for cutting a dead lady's finger off to get her diamond ring. A lady was shot for building a fire in her house. Well, I think I will go home and get some thing to eat: tjiat is, if I don't get tir ed standing in line. With love, WILL. CHINESE WORSHIP. San Francisco, April 26.—With un weavering faith in the image of one of the desolate ruins of China town this morning and worshiped heaven, twenty Chinese gathered in in full compliance with the rites of their religion. In the ashes of their temple they knelt and silently offered their prayers. Prostrate in the smouldering wreck age before them was the charred trunk of the carven image that once held the altar in the temple of Shi Etal. The fumes of the fresh incense and sacred punks curled skyward. All the dainties obtainable under the cir cumstances were spread in propria tory offering to the devil, that no of fense to that diety might bring a re currence of the disaster. No detail was overlooked by the faithful Chin ese, who pleaded for mercy in behalf of the 35,000 of their countrymen made homeless by the holocaust. This unique and touching service took place in Waverly place, where once stood the richest Joss house in Francisco's Chinatown. Last night the worshipers came across the nay from Oakland, bringing priests with them. At dusk tin y tried to find fhe ruins of their joss house, but .hej were driven back by the military guards thrown in a wide circle around the wrecked mansions of Nob Hill. Early this morning they again made their way to Chinatown. A spec ial policeman escorted them and after some parley got permission from the sentries for the observance of the ceremony in the orientals' quarter, ruins of the joss house was soon found and a little digging uncovered the partly burned joss. At first sight of the blackened wcnal-n image the Chineses dropped to their knees. They r ' malned silent for a moment and then arcs , the priest chanting to the fal hn j"ss, while the others spread out the offerings of food that had been brought along. For an hour the Chinese worshiped and tin n they cautiously back'd from the sacred wreckage of the temple one final prayer muttered returned across the bay. if the devil was b it beside and after in unison Th- feast the joss. The York d< cisii retar; at Pa and fm if a writtr in the Now I'ost a few .i ays ago i bunt the <»n nf th e pres lident am! the • nl* war in fir cor of a I. •i'll rt uml mama a: re giv on an ml. Jejd p. ciin t • »iv by the ,1, image wr might by it hquaki at S Ian Franc iseo. The r says : '< MU' st renuon s pr (■si and s-ci •etary of war seem tu ignored th.- ll cisiori of probf ibly lost coni] [•(■tent commissii Ul of en rs ever convened, who have af writi dent have the i gineert tf r consultation by a vote of eight tn five determinnd upon a sea level can al across the Isthmus of Panama. This is against a 'lock' canal, which would involve a mammoth amount of masonary at ah elevation of SO feet above the sea level and which in turn would have its basis upon a yielding soil impregnated with the moisture of the torrential rains falling daily for half the year. This majority decision probably carried with it and was in flueneekl by a fear of the effect that might be produced upon the vast mass of solid masonry by seismic convul sions, which we know are not of in frequent occurrence upon the isth mus and its vicinity. Within compar atively few years a violent earth quake has done serious damage In the town of Panama itself, while the ru ins of some of its old churches and public buildings testify to their dam aging effects. In'deed, within nn area of a few hundred miles the whole face of the country has been changed through the agency of earthquakes. Let us imagine therefore for a mom ent what would be the effect of a vio lent earthquake upon a 'lock' perched SO feet high, which might In a moment of time disintegrate its solid masonry and undo the work costing millions of money and years of labor."—Great Falls Tribune. SUMMER CAMP NEAR BOZEMAN Gallatin County Men Promoting a Scheme to Catch Easterners Bozeman, Mont., April 26.—Rodney Wellington Hey, a young man who has recently came to Bozeman from Syracuse, N. Y.,Henry F. Sears of the Republican-Courier Co., and John H. Dawes, a local real estate dealer, are about to undertake the promotion of a great summer camp for students from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. The location of the camp is to be at the head of the West Gallatin canyon, close to the boundary of the park, in one of the wildest and most pictur esque spots in the northwest. The company expects to secure a hundred campers from among the students of the Big Four who will be given a lit tle taste of wild life as it really is and at the same time r eelve the conveni enees and comforts which they are ac customed to in the east, so far as they can lie supplied at that distance. The company expects to purchase some land at the site designated and will invest a larg' amount in equipment. It is expected that Mr. Hey's exten sive acquaintance in the east will en able him in interesting a large num ber of people. Simpson-Clingan. The marriage of Mr. N. H. Clingan of Kendall and Miss Mary Elizabeth Simpson of this city was solemniz ed at the home of the bride's parents in the western portion of Lewistown Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, the Rev. Craven of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Only the members of the bride's immediate family witnessing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Clingen left on the morning train for Denver, in which city they will visit for a short while, after which they will proceed to Los Ange les and other Southern California cit ies on their honeymoon. They expect to be gone about one month. Upon their return, they will make their home in Lewistown, Mr. Clingan having large business interests in and adjacent to this place. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson and is one of Lew istown's sweetest and most popular young woman. The goom, H. N. Clingan, has been a resident of bers his friends in that city by the he has won for his bride. The Demo ertt together with their many friends, wish Mr. and Mrs. Clingan the fullest measure of happiness and prosperity. Dr. Foley, physician and surgeon. Office on Main street. REAL ESTATE VERY ACTIVE A Number of Big Deals Made During Past Week Throughout All Parts of the County. IMISLLIND WILL FRFXT BUILDING Former Resident of Grass Range Buys Thirty Feet On Upper Main Street Near Bank. state is moving number of big itded during the Fergus county real actively these days, 'bails having been rec last week. The activity has not be, n confined entirely to county real i s tate as several deals of Importance hav. I). i'ii made in the city. H. P. Imislund, formerly of Grass Range but now a resident of this city, yester day purchased of Joseph Jackson 20 feet on upper Main street, joining the n* w building being erected by the First National bank building. The Price was $100 per foot or $3,000 for the lot. It is the intention of Mr. imls lund to commence at once the erection of a two-story stone building on ills recently acquired ground. The following transfers have been recorded in the recorder's office during the last week: Isidore Berger to Henry Neill, Dav id HUger and E. O. liusenburg, w 1-2 nw 1-4, sec. 17, tp 15 n, r 19 e. Consid eration, $1,200. George M. Stafford to Arthur J. Ev ans, lot 7, block 32, Stafford Fifth ad dition to the city of Lewistown. Con sideration, $50. Tubb Bros et uxores to Herman Ot ten, lots 1, 2 and 3, In block "B," Stod dard addition, being the resident property of J. A. Tubb on Brassey street. Consideration, $1,750. J. J. Duvall et ux to B. C. Olds, lots 2, 3 and 4 and se 1-4 sw 1-4, sec. 30, tp 13 n, r IS e. Stated consideration, $5. Henry Lapham to Thomas Murray, so j-4 sel-4, sec 27, el-2 svvl-4, sec. 28, and s 1-2 nw 1-4, nw 1-4, sec. 33, tp 15 n, i 15 e. Consideration, $7,000. Frank Hill to A. J. Boyle, n 1-2 s 1-4, see. 11 and n 1-2 sw 1-4, sec. 12, tp 15 n, r 1!) e. Cosideration $600. Jacob Harmon to Tubb Bros, lots 1, 2 and 3, block "It," Stoddard addition. Stated consideration, $1. J. F. Belcher to Adelheid T. H. R. 1 cher, 63 acres, Including the buildings at Lnvina for $6,500. Ludwig C. Lehfeldt to the Enter prise Land and Improvement com pany, 35,030 acres on the Musselshell. Consideration $100,000. E. A. Hamilton and Belle Hamilton, to George H. Ketehner, s 1-2 see. 4 and ne 1-4 ne 1-4, sec. 25, tp 16 n, r 11 e; also lots 3 and 4, the e 1-2 sec. 4 and se 1-4 sec. 19, w 1-2 se 1-4 sec. 20 and lot 1; also nw 1-4 nw 1-4 sec. 30, tp 16 n, r 12 e. Consideration, $6,500. George M. Stone and W. A. Long to E. J. Tubb, lot 8, block No 3, Stafford addition. Consideration, $125. I. M. Hobensack to Tubb Bros., lot 1, block 8. Janeaux addition No. 1. consideration, $1,600, LAMBING NOW IN FULL BLAST Hundreds Find Imployment on the Many Big Ranches of Fergus County. Hundreds of men are finding em ployment in Fergus county th<-se days, there being a call from scores of . ,g sheep ranches throughout the county for men to help during the lambing season. Lambing is now in full blast and the chances for an excellent sea son were never better. Th<* weather has been slightly unfavorable for the past week but it did not do any dam age to speak of. Woolgrowers generally are taking a most optimistic view of the situation, the top prices at which wool sales started off in the county being held a good sign for all. With a good lamb ing season and nothing to disturb the wool market, this promises to be de cidedly the best year that the Fergus county woolgrower has ever experi enced. In its review of the wool market for the past week, the American Wool and Cotton Reporter says: Trade Is exceptionally quiet in ter ritorial wools. Stocks are so small, however, only two or three houses having attractive selections, and their holdings being only moderate, that consumers, if they were disposed to operate very freely, could not succeed in obtaining a very large amount of mg and fine "lie kind. One house sold some and fine medium Utah and Wyom al prices ranging from lSMt/L'Oc., another house sold some fine atm medium Nevada tit 18(ff20e. Some medium M ontana was taken at about a quarter of a dollar, and a small amount of medium Colorado at about Ihe same price. A little Idaho wool was taken at 214/22c. There is if anything, slightly more inquiry fur t. rrltory medium and w wools, but no lines of good size have been sold, the entire business being Ml scarcely over half The sales luchnb i early Arizonus at quoted. The clean cost wools have been as we have been for strictly fine, . . . title medium, together, ml good staid million pounds, cry teu of the previously 1 which the territory f iling is practically looting, being T()fa'72, or line and a for fine half bloods, md DNfniiii f,,r ■ busin ss in tly the timer prices n a I ill 1 aging • ml It i. medium 65c fur three-eighths quarter bloods. Son scoured territory, mu wools, is reported at from 0r.fi/ Vile, uml d.-si wools of this kind ai. find as they were. Fmlcr the prevailing eii allowing fur a further appreeiation In the price of crossbred .......Is at the next Loinlini auctions, which Is con sidered probubh , wall mi'i'i'linnls i-onld hardly be exported to be otherwise Ilian very careful and conservative with ref. rence to the purchasing of law domestic winds. The lut os I news from the territories is that here and tln re a lot is moving, but very g. ncr ally tin eastern buyer and the wool glow are apart in the matter of prie 1 s, and while shearing is steadily pro gressing in a no in her of sections, there is lait little wool being sold.. This has been especially true since the catas trophe In California, mid there Is a more pronounced feeling than there was up to a week ago that wools will be lower In tlu* west. Already some of the most careful observers of the situation think that they can discern evidences of growers' Ideas settling to a more reasonable level and nearer the basis of Boston prices. They will have to settle more, If they are to get to the level of the itoaton market, on which basis dealers are willing to op. orate. Some of the local men In the west are doing some buying, but the Boston merchants are doing little or nothing Just at the present time. Lai siiles in Utah and Wyoming, of f the best clips, are reported at prices ranging from 20c up to 24c. As yet very little wool can be got, It Is figured, at a clean cost, landed, of 7(lc. In a number of localities shearing has been delayed by bad weather. Ibe manufacturers are conservative. Many of them are complaining as to th" lack of bus.less, and there Is an undercurrent of uncertainty which leads them to op rate within conserv ative lines. The appallrig disaster In Sm, Francisco anil other towns and clti'-s in California has cast a feeling ut gloom over the situation, and there is appri henslon as to the effect which this dire calamity and financial re quirements of the distressing situa tion will exert on the money market. It has certainly modified the ideas of intending buyers of wool in the inter ior. It will, however, it is thought, tend to stimulate an Increased demand for supplies in the textile line, Including blankets and clothing,' which may be reflected In an Improved Inquiry for scoured wools, especially those of me dium and coarse grades, although the market for scoured wools has not yet given any evidence of any increase In the demand. While the Immediate ef fect Is ore of a depressing nature, It st some Is felt that 1 l view of he Immense arm tint of re •obstruct Ion in he shape of 1 .ulldlngs if all kinds, th. restock ing of tni'r ■bants' slot t\S, clothiilR Htni US, which will m hav e to lie d me, an Imp •tus will be tfiv* n tn r* l l i!n Industrii H \\ bleb will lie if benefit to texlll-H. i: ii it is he moment! try situation whl 'll is bell g very clos eiy watched, and while n<d idily anticipi it ns a dearth of funds, for it must be ii lembered that the loss. •s In Call fm nia In many ensf s will tie node good 1 y foreign in surf m • comp lilies, it is f it t nit rates for mormy a i e lik' ly to ml ■ pr' tty stiff for soini time to come, anil this naturally ten is to curb any specula tlve tendency which might otherwise develop. As to the amount of wool destroyed in San Francisco, it Is variously esti mated by those who would naturally be in a position to know, at from 2, 500,000 to 5,000,000 pounds. Conserva tive estimates range around 3.000,000 pounds. The warehouses containing wool are reported to be all destroyed. Beatty-Linton Dr. A. H. Beatty and Miss Lillian Linton were united In marriage Sun day afternoon about 3 o'clock at the M. E. parsonage, the Rev. W. A. Win ters performing the ceremony in the presentee of a few immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The bride is a well known and popu lar young woman of this city. Her lovable disposition has won her a host of friends during her residence here. The groom, Dr. Beatty, is a highly re spected young professional man of this city, being associated with his father, Dr. I. M. Beatty, in the practice of his profession, osteopathy. The young people left Sunday evening for Great Fails where they will visit for several days after which they will return to Lewistown where they will make their future home. WILSON & LEWELLEN. DRUG GISTS. CARRY A FULL LINE OF KODAKS AND SUPPLIES.