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George S. Wells came in Thurs
day evening from the property of the Copper State mine in Meagher coun ty. He informs the Democrat that the machinery recently purchased in Butte has been set up and the pump ih now in operation. Henry Parrent is now in charge and has seven or eight men at work enlarging the shaft and getting ready to sink. They are now down something ov er fifty feet and samples taken from the shaft at different depths indicate that the ore grows richer in copper with depth. Some very high grade samples were taken from the bottom of the shaft. The shaft will be rapidly sunk to the 100 foot level, it being the in tention of the company to put on two shifts. At that level, a station will be cut from which they will drift on the lead and then crosscut. Sinking will be continued in' the meanwhile and stations will probably be cut every fifty feet. As the mine is opened up, the force of men will be increased and Mr. Wells and his associates are certain that the work this winter will open up a big prop osition. Several thousand shares of the Copper State stock have been placed by the company's local agent, George Canon, and the company is now in splendid shape, financially. Mr. Wells expects to return to the property sometime this week. A finely illustrated prospectus for the Cone Butte Mining company is being turned out at the Democrat office this week. The Cone Butte, of which Senator Henry M. Rae is the president, is coming to be recog nized as one of the high class prop ositions of the state and the future "We now have this tract completely They already have opened up several thousand tons of fine gold ore and this tonnage is being daily increased by the work which is in progress. Word Tells of Report. "I have neither apology nor denial to make," said William F. Word to day, when asked about the Barnes King mine, concerning which so much has been said. "The only examination and report on the Barnes-King mines ever made by me was made in the latter part of April and the first part of May, 1906, for Mr. A. J. Campbell. This report was to be submitted to any intending purchasers as a preliminary LINENS! LINENS LINENS Beginning With Monday, November II And Lasting One Week we will have on sale the Largest and Most Complete line of Thanksgiving Linens ever offered to the purchasing public of Fergus County. d d d d d I Thanksgiving Linens Mercerized Linens Those who have never used the Mercerized Linens will find it to their advantage to use them, being nominal in price and laundrying well, they present an ideal linen for every day use. MERCERIZED TRAY CLOTHS Hemstitched, from 35c to 50c each. MERCERIZED NAPKINS. All sizes, all prices, all designs. DOILIES. Our display of DOILIES em braces everything that can be got ten. 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The Garment of Fashion is none other than WOOLTEX, which is becoming more distinctive each day on the merits of Stylishness. d d d d d d-d d d report subject to confirmation by their engineers. As I understand it, the report was so submitted and was confirmed. At the time I made this examination the property had paid dividends in the sum of $547,800, and was then paving monthly dividends of $12,000. I carefully examined the mines and made an estimate of the ore, and after going through the books of the company and giving all information and facts that might have any bearing on the subject, I placed an estimated value of $1,390, 386 upon the entire property, includ ing estimated tonnage of ore, mining claims, buildings, machinery, water rights, easements, leases, contracts, timber lands, ranches and in fact ev erything that I could find belonging to^the Barnes-King comoany. . "At that time, which was about eighteen months ago, the property was in splendid condition and pros perous, and appeared to me to be an excellent mining venture. Well known and capable engineers have reported favorably on this property, both before and after I did. I have also been informed that the Barnes King Development company had re ports by two or more engineers be fore it took over the property last December. I have had nothing to do with the property or its manage ment and r eport was made. "For a period of eight or nine months after I made my report, the property was worked at the rate of 200 to 250 tons per day by the old Barnes-King company, before it was turned over to the present Barnes King Development company and since then and un to the present time has beea worked by the latter com pany and I am told the mill is still treating from 180 to 200 tons per day. Consequently, I do not know what the condition of the property was at the time it was taken over by the present company from the old Barnes-King company, nor have I any personal knowledge of the con ditions existing at the mines at the present time. "I was never connected nor as sociated with either the Barnes King Development company or the Barnes-King company as an engi neer or in any other capacity. I nev er owned, bought or sold a share of stock in either company. I made an examination and report for Mr. Campbell, as I have stated, and if I were to examine the mine again and were to find conditions as they then were, I would make the same report." The interview given the Record by Mr. Word is the first time he has sooken or made any reply to his Butte critics. Another noted mining engineer whose name has been also mentioned in connection with the Barnes-King, Harvey Weed, the geologist, in a recent issue of an eastern mining periodical, flatly denies that he ever examined or had any thing at all to do with the Barnes King, a statement made by the Butte papers. Air. Word today likewise took ex ception to statements made by the Butte Press. "There was no report made by me on the Pony mines," said Mr. Word, "as was stated by Butte papers. As I recollect, those mines were reported on by California experts. Regarding the Spring Hill: I was employed by Mr. Parker to as sist him in selling the mine, but I never made an examination of it. It was presented on its merits to its present owners, who bought it on the report of their own experts. "There was an account in the Butte News some time since, purporting to give my report on the Barnes-King. That was not my report, and accord ing to the date given in the News, it was made six months after my report. I do not know who made this re port." ARE OUT OF FLOUR. Several Montana Cities in Great Need of Staple. Helena, Oct. 31.—Letters received in Helena bv local flour merchants from Montana mills state that a flour famine exists in 12 cities of the state, which are completely out of the nec essary, so far as wholesalers are con cerned, and there is no prospect of relief in the immediate future. What towns are in this condition are not stated, but a talk with local dealers shows that Helena is not one of them. It is declared the situation is far more threatening than is the talked-of coal famine. The trouble, according to the man ufacturers, is that the railroads have either been unwilling or unable to supply cars. This refers to both the Great Northern and Northern Pa cific. Another miller wrote that orders he received six weeks ago for im mediate delivery have not been touch ed and there is no telling when they will be. Millers say, unless cars are furnish ed within the next two or three days, it will be necessary to close down the mills and to stop buying grain. Bins are full now, but no cars are fur nished. The matter is going to be taken up with the railroad commission, it is understood, with a request that a con ference be held immedately with the heads of the railways. FOR RENT Six room house, good location, will be vacant November 1. $25 per month. See Morton & Martin. 10-29-2 FOR SALE Fine, young, well matched driving team, weght about 900 pounds each, splendid set of double harness, nearly new, good top buggy newly painted, been in use only about 18 months. Price $225. Come early and avoid the rush. 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