The Clancy Miner (Clancy, Mont.) 1896-1899, January 04, 1896, Image 1

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VOL. 2,£No. 1.—Whole No. 58. © 7O CLANCY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1896. For Mining Supplies and achinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICR, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 148 and 115 poet: maln Street, HELENA, MONTANA. GANS & KLEIN, Manufacturers and Retailers of First-Class Clothing. beg to announce fresh arrivals of Fall and Winter Clothing, Miners’ Coats and Rubber Boots, Hydraulic Hose and Nozzles. Special attention paid to mail orders. Fully equipped Merchant Tailoring Départment. Lowest prices consistent with the qua ality of goods sold. GANS & KLEIN, NEW YORK, HELENA AND BUTTE, HERBERT HUNTER, Dealer in General Merchandise, HAY AND GRAIN, Montana. W. F. Miller, Restaurant, ROOM IN CONNECTION. Montana. Clancy, Hotel and FINE SAMPLE Clancy, THE PEOPLE’S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. HEADQUARTERS FOR S»Tinware and Notions, \CHINAWARE 1 General Merchandise, THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. ®HARLES H. HENTON, Prop. RKE & CURTIN, HARQWARE Al AND. STOVES. stoves for Coa) or Wood at Send us your i a and Sahn: SE FURNISHING GOODS.| S Berices LOW. St. Helena, ARTHUR P! CURTIN, — Furniture, Carpets, Wall Paper, Housefurnishing Goods. We carry the largest stock in every department in o Montana, Will Comey: our Mam- moth New Huilding, opposite Hotel Helena, November 5th. Grand Removal Sale now going on. Present Stock must be reduced. Pianos and Organs in Music Department ARTHUR P. CURTIN, HELENA, MONTANA. J. SWITZER, \V Laes, es and Cigars, Bar Glassware and Billiard Goods.| 40 South Main Street, Helena, Montana. er. IN Y Fu. Manufacturer, Jobber and Dealer in SADDLERY, HARNESS AND SADDLERY HARDWARE. % Mont. | 7 STOCK DDLEHS A SPHCIALTY. HELENA, MONTANA. FIRST-CLASS HOTEL AOCOMODATIONS. RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION, World’s Fair Beer Garden and lodging House 0. G. FREDERICK, Proprietor. 100-102 South Main Street, Helena, Montana. HAS THE FINEST BOWLING ALLEY IN THE WEST IN CONNECTION. When you visit the Capital and are looking for a friend you will be sure to find him at the most popular resort in Helena. The vhoicest wines, liquors and cigars and the best music can be heard at the World’s Fair. A BLOODY. TRAGEDY. ROBERT MeDANIELS MUR- DERED BY“DOC” BOVEE. IN McDANIEL’S CABIN, IN LITTLE QUARTZ GULCH. A WOMAN THE CAUSE. The.murder of Roberf MeDaniels on the evening of Dec. 1, in his cabin in Little Quartz gulch by. “Doo” Charles Bovee, has caused considerable excite- |ment in this vicinity, where the mur- {dered man was well known. As the \different statements concerning the | tragedy and the parties connected there- with, have been so at variance, and de- |siring to give our readers the facts as | near as possible, we sent & reporter to interview Mrs. Bovee, who was the only | witness to the horrible affair, and who is now stopping at the Arfingtan Hote! in Lump City, and from her learned the following particulars: | My life with Mr. Bovee for the past heed has been one of exceeding hard- | ship, living in arude shack up Little | Quartz Gulch where, scantily clad and | with scaroely enough to eat to keep my | oul in my body, led a life but little re- moved from that of the Indians, except that Mr. Bovee thought heknew how to prospect and-I was compélled to assist him, using. the pick and sli6vel, or work- ing on the windlass as the case might be. We lived, or rather é@xisted, for al- most a year, when we te. Finley Roe’s ranch. Here his | treament pene exceasive drunken became un- | bearable and I left him an@ ‘went to the | ranch of Robert McDaa father, and | remaining there for « time I went |to live’ with Robert M iel cabin in Little Quartz guloh, and had been there about ‘a mouth when > | trouble occurred. Being sask ; late the ciroumstances sh@; On the evening of Den #0 |6 and 7 o'clock a rap camp) } and Bob, (as-she call iels) told me to get 4 } : | which I did.” Bob went to the dose and |opened itand found Mr. Bovee, whom | he asked to come in and get warm and | |have something to eat. Mr. Bovee re- | plied that he waa not cold or . hungry, | and said “where is Mytt?” meaning me. Bob said “what anakes you think she is in his}: tas PP wounds dressed, which the physicians which have since been found to be pain- ful, but not necessarily fatal. He ag now in jail at Boulder. Mrs. Bovee is a smal! black-eyed wo- man, whose pinched features bear evi- dence of hardship, and corroborate her statements of poverty and ill treatment. She was married two years ago last Sep- tember at Glenwood, Wis., having made his acquaintance | but six months before at her home in eastern Towa. He was a quack doctor of the street eorner fakir variety; and in good times made con- siderable money, and during the first year of her married life she had nothing to complain of, but with the advent of hard times, his business ceased to be profitable and they found themselves in a strange land without money ar friends, and her life of misery began. Bovee had been married once before and had separated from his wife, and during the interval before marrying his first wife bad lived with different women, in some cases trayeling with thei and ‘tntroduoc- ing them as his wife. Jn-all he bears an unenviable character and will no doubt meet his just deserts at the end of a rope. Joseph Garneau has succeeded in get- t ug his concentrator in successful ope- ration, and now has two cars of concen- trates ready for shipment, and as soon as the cars are set on the track will begin hauling the same. .He has been 1 uaning aday shift only, but puts on a night shift Sunday night. Joe has had to overcome a good many difficulties before getting his machinery in motion, but has stuck to it, and we hope that every time the whistle blows it will mean a thousand dollars in his pocket. The Arizona mineral output for 1895 is estimated as follows: Gold, $6,200,000; . er, 375,000 ounces; copper, 60,000,000 1 ; lead, 400,000 pounds. ORE SHIPMENTS IN CARS FOR THE WEEK. Po. wes dhcaris Ao hes nee 5 at first thought would prove fatal, but |, Montana miners and laborers who had | gone to Cripple Creek to better their | condition are tpeonns back in disgust. | They found plenty of “boom,” but wages | | tiere.* Bovee said, why everybody | knows she is here and b«want her. I | | have brought officers and intend to ar | rest you both. . Then Bob called me and} said I might »s well come ont, which I} | did, and set ‘down on the bunk beside | Bob. Bovee then came up to me and} i tried to take my hand, but I. pushed | | bim away, and Bob said go and get your | | Officers, and he started to the door and | we supposed he was going out, but as he reached the door be turted around and fired, the bal) striking Fob in the lower | part of nis left side. I| jumped up to} get out of the way ard Bob reached} under the pillow and got’ his revolver | and got up, but could hardly stand, and fired at Bovee who, when he saw had a gun crouched down in the corner | and put bis arm above his head. I don’t -know whether he was shot or not, bu idon’t think he was. Bob tried to | again, but the gun snapped two or three | | times. Then he took hold of the barrel | land commenced to beat, Bovee on the | |head. At this Bovee got up and they | |strnggled for a while falling between |the bunk and a washstand, Bovee en | | top; then he commenced to shoot and | | pee cahed to me to get the axe and help ‘nim as he was being killed. I got the }axe and struck Bovee two or three times Bob | Idaho counties, excepting from counties t | | whose production is small. fire | | estimated the total for the year is: Gold, | 000; total, are lower and there are no opportunities | there fora poor man. Several of these.| |} parties who have been seen say that | Montana is oe enough for them. The committee on mines and mining in the house of representatives in the | 54th Gongress is composed of D. D. At- kin, of “Michigan, chairman; Hartman, of Montana; . Leisenring of Pennsy!- | vania, Mondell of Wyoming, Crump of Michigan, Graff of Illinois, Eddy of Minnesota, Hardy of Indiana, Cannon of | Utah, Tate of “Georgia, Cockrel) of | | Texas, Neill of Arkansas, ‘Kendall of | Kentucky. The assay offices have complete re- turns of the mineral production of With these 2,700,000;. silver, 85,000,000; lead, $3,000,- $10,700,000. This is an jin- crease over 1894 of ~$905,940. Handled at Boise assay office during the year: $1,221,886 in .gold and $24,193 in silver; total, $1,246,079; an inctease over 1894 of | $243,874; For the first time in the history of the state the gold output forthe year just closing exceeded that of silver. The ik |on the left hip, when Bob said bit him | most careful computation of output for |on the head, but I could not get at him. | the year from statistics obtainable shows | Then Bob told me to run for my life a8/| the following: Gold, $17,340;495; silver, he could not help, me. I ran out of the no one near. boulders, and ina little while saw Bo-| road. and then went back tothe cabin and saw Bob all covered with blood. Iraised his head on my arm and asked him to speak, but his mouth was full of blood and he could not speak: Ithen put a pillow under his head and he only breathed once afterward. I then went to Mr. Herbert’s ranch about two miles away, and told him what had occurred and he went to Wickes and notified the officers at Boulder. I remained there all night and the next day about twelve oclock we went to the cabin where Bob’s father and some other men had arrived, who took the body away. You know thé rest. It appears that after the murder, Bo- vee went back to the Roe ranch, and from there was taken to Helena and | cabin and called for help but there was | [then ran alittle ways} put of gold: was $11,235.506. The in- into the woods and hid bebind some | crease in gold production is almost vee come out of the cabin and go up the | -~ I waited until be was out of sight | $14,259,049; lead, $295,113; copper, $877,- 492; total’ $32,772,141. For 1894 the out | wholly from the Cripple Creek district. Denver Mining Industry. A list has been published of compan- ies formed to operate mines in British Columbia. The aggregate amount of their capital is away up in the millions, This list is being copied in papers all over the country. This is unfortunate, because it is exceedingly misleading. Some of the companies it names scarcely had any existence at all except on their | prospectuses, others have died since, while of those that remain only a small portion of the ‘capital is paid up. It is a pity to publish such statements about a country; they only give it a “black eye.” The Nelson, B. C., Miner, notes with pléasuré the suggestion of the Spokane Chronicle that the capital stock should represent the value of the in- vestment.—Mining and Scientific Press. peer? over to ‘the ‘ dleaae aes his Now that ¢ only indus || ity of gold being found isof ‘pear terest. Iam of the opinion that a good — field for prospecting operations by men of means lies untouched in Idaho and the northern part of California, beneath the great lava flows which cover vast , areas of country in the two states. named. These lava flows covered rivers, creeks, valleys, canyons, valleys and even basin regions filled with low hills. Many of the streams, gulches, flats and basins in the country surrounding the lava-coveted section on all sides have been wonderfully rich im gold, wherefore it is reasonable to suppose that many of those covered by the lava are also rich in the same way. The great lava flow covers a section of country in Idaho 400 miles in len~th by 40 to 60 miles in width. It lies in the southeastern part of the state, on and along the course of the Snake river, and mostly on the north side of that stream. The lava is of that black and ragged character which indicates that it is the product of a comparatively recent yol- canie outburst. In places on the sides of the hills the lava is as smooth and glistening asa piece of glazed patting. This great lava bed is the eastern end of an immense volcanic belt that ex- tends westerly to the Pacific Ocean ; and the lava is of the same character as Modoe County, California, in which, in the Modoc war, of 1874, old Chief Seon- chin, Captain Jack, Sear-faced Charley, and other hostile “reds” so long evaded the United States troops sent against them. The whole line of this belt along its northerly side is dotted with voleanic craters, Many of these are not promin- ent objects and some are supposed to be hidden by the lava itself, but all seem to have been abundant producers of lava. However, many large volcanic cones are still to be seen, particularly those last in action. West-northwest from ee Station, on the Utah a road, rise isolated ‘ tance. These cones are known as the Three Buttes, and all threg have been copious’ contributors to the immense lava field. Of these the middle one was |the last to pour forth molten streams that spread far and wide on every side, | as-is shown by the descending planes of ava, After flooding the great plain to the southward the lava turned and flowed backward to the north. There it flowed into the mouths of the valleys lying be tween the foothills, filling all the streams that flowed out toward the north. The streams thus checked and dammed presently found passages beneath the porous lava and-new flow under it ftom 30 to 50 miles, to reappear as large springs or to burst forth in cascades and tumble down the walls of basalt that border Snake River. On the line of the back flow, up toward the nortbern foot hills, lies the most ragged and forbidding portion of the great lava plain. Near the Snake ‘River, in the lower portion of the plains, the lava is covered with soil . and ig so far disintegrated as to be oul- tivable. The Snake or Shoshone forms the great center of the Idaho river system. It has a course of 850 miles within the state, and with its branches, drains nearly the whole country. _The Clear- water, the Salmon, the Weiser, the Fay- ette, the Boise, the Lemhi, the Owyhes and many other rivers, tributary to the Snake, were wonderfully rieh in gold. The Yankee folk of the Salmon and many other creeks were exceedingly rich in the yellow metal. Boise River in 1862 ; in the year follow- ing in the tributaries of the Owyhee = many other places. The valleys of Weiser and Fayette, cocutieearines was known as the “ Boise Basin,” was one of the richest placer regions ever found. What are called basins in Idaho are not bowl-shaped depressions, as many suppose, but are sections of low country surrounded by mountains. Within the basins are many hills and creeks, The Florence Basin was astonishingly rich and many others were little behind it as producers. Prior to 1868. these basing and other surface diggings in little flats and on gulches produced $45,000,000. Up to 1873, by which time most of the famous placers had been worked, the yield from the surface diggings ed to $75,000,000. Then began thée> Rich placers were ° ‘found in the streams that formed the that constituting the vast lava bed in... , discoveries in quartz, but placer mining is still continued and <i finds are made, (Concluded next week.) —

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