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Sowask. The stopiug operations from .the Sowash
will be continued through the Keets. The No. 1 vein is encountered close to the portal of the tunnel, and the No. 2 a couple hundred feet further ,"along the cross-cut. The mining operations have only, just commenced on this property, there being less than 100 feet of drifting along the No. 2 vein—the first slope being just commenced. In width, as far as known, these veins are similar to those of the So wash, carrying the same degree of richness of ore. Next in order is the legal tender which is supposed to be a continuation of the No. 1 vein above described; but on this property it is ex posed some 1,000 to 1,500 feet northerly from the former. On this property all previous mining opera tions on quartz was confined, it producing some $58, 000 prior to the present company's operations. The vein at this point is from ten to twenty feet wide. Beyond this property conies the REVENUE which undoubtedly has the Legal Tender vein ex posed in its area, with two additional veins. Up to the present time the development on this mine has not been great, excepting for the large amount of cross-cut tunnel work that has been driven in the form of two tunnels, the lower one being over 400 feet long. Neither of these veins are yet sufficiently into the mountain to have struck the Legal Tender vein, as is shown by the workings above; however, two excellent veins were struck, besides many small e r o u e s, a 1 o n g which drifting has been prosecuted and ore is being shipped daily to the mill for treat ment. Many other veins are in pro cess of develop ment, proving the same success as the previous ones according to the degree of devel opment. THE ORE is largely an al tered schist, viz: it is largely the country rock, al tered by mineral izing solutions which precipita ted their ingredi ents of silica, iron and arsenic, as well as the gold contents. Little •other metallic mineral is present other than the ar senopyrites and the gold. Two thirds of the ore, as it comes to the mill, is altered schist, the remainder being largely made up of hard, glassy quartz. About four-fifths of its value is in free gold, while the other fifth is a concentrate which is about forty per cent arsenic, with the balance iron. These concentrates assay from $45 to $50 per ton, gold value, while some of the veins produce a similar material of as high a value as $400 per ton. The crude ore, as it comes from the mine to the mill, assays at from $8 to $25 per ton, while the cost of mining and milling is exceedingly low on account of the soft nature of the ore as we find it. A 950-poun^l stamp is capable of crushing five tons lier day. JARDINE, the metropolis of Bear Gulch, on the 28th of July, 1898, consisted of four log shacks, inhabited by Air. and Mrs. George Welcome, and two others. As soon as Air. Bush took possession of the place plans were at once made for the building of an up-to-date min ing city. The first new building was that of an im mense hotel for the accommodation of the laborers required to carry on the work. Thus, building was rapidly pushed ahead, and in one year one hundred and thirty comfortable buildings have been added to the original. Among these are two hotels, with a third under construction, three mercantile establish ments—one in particular, the Bear Gulch Mercantile company, is owned by Bush and Welcome. The •Ç. • I yy Si ..wu-. . »•* ... * » E nn r—I Ê y § (■ i % u ■ £ Ä ■ w, *,Ap i¥ WA Ei w ifS - W • ; 4k RESIDENCE OF GEORGE WELCOME. -V. GEORGE WELCOME. building has four departments, 24x80 feet, and carries one of the most complete general stocks in the coun try. All modern conveniences for a city have just been completed, such as telephone, electric light, waterworks and sewerage. A handsome new school house graces the town, and will accommodate two hundred pupils. As Air. Bush has owned and promoted mineral properties in all of the great mineral countries of the world, there is no doubt but that he will make this district his crowning success. Wliat he has already done here can be seen in real life, and there is no enterprise that would better the accommodations but that he is now considering. As to his staff of officials it can be said that he has the very best tal ent that the country affords. & Biographical and Business Interests of George Welcome. Among the pioneer business men of the upper Yellowstone region none have looked to the better development of the country than George Welcome. His career began by his marriage in 1880 to Miss Alat tie AIcKibbon at Morris, Minnesota. Living in that state about one year, he located at Forsythe, Alont., where he was contractor for the Northern Pacific railroad for some years. Following the road west until he came to Livingston, and seeing the advant ages of a commercial life, he left the railroad service to embark in business. He remained at this place but a short time when, thinking that there were brighter prospects up the Yellowstone river, located at Gardi ner. After residing in this town for about seven years he went to Horr, which showed evidence of becoming the center of the great coal industry. He at once established a hotel and boarding house, and, with success crowning his efforts, set up a similar business at Aldridge, a neighboring town. Air. Welcome's knowledge of the surrounding country, and its resources has led him to the estab lishment of a complete general merchandise store in Bear Gulch, also the building of a first-class hotel at the same place. Although not the first man needing a telephone, yet he was the first man who had the nerve and foresight to ask for a franchise from Bear Gulcli to Livingston, today having the line com pleted from Bear Gulch to Horr, with connections at Cinnabar, and construction under way to Living ston, which will be completed soon. In writing the career of the subject of this sketch, it is of no less importance to state that Airs. George Welcome was the pioneer woman who came into Livingston and Park county on the passenger train. Walter M. Hoppe. The subject of this sketch is proprietor of the Bear Gulch hotel, the largest hotel in this wide & ï , 'mv. ' ; i : t. . 4 - ■ WALTER M. HOPPE.