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ta oN m ” o ye Lae Ms: HR ue ? Pg . ws ee \ ae : iy wa we vs Oe in es Ho Ny wee a F y aN ae : a nox ; x j Pe e a § & 1 hee We ks - AY r a Bn ‘ 4: s 4 ' 5 pe a ° af 6 A og * ais PR Ce Py - m Ms a a4 7 ; y o£ } Et a fe rH : a ' aye et. 4 F x y . Ae VOL. 2.—No. 5.—Whole No. 67. CLANCY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1896. $2.00 A YEAR. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 116 North Main Street, ° ° - - HELENA, MUNTANA. Great Stock-Taking Sale, Unheard of Prices, f SOM: Men’s and Boys’ Clothing. Particulars of GANS & KLEIN, Main and Broadway, Helena. ™ J. CHESTNUT, Dealer in General Merchandise, HAY AND GRAIN, Olancy, “.\ - - - - W. F. Miller, Hotel and Restaurant, FINE SAMPLE ROOM IN CONNECTION. Montana. Montana. THE PEOPLE’S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. ; HEADQUARTERS FOR Groceries, Tinware and Notions, CHINAWARE, ~~ Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H, HENTON, Prop. CLARKE & CURTIN, HARDWARE AND STOVES. Clancy, ‘ : ‘ : We are now offering our entire line of heating stoves for Coa] or Wood at Actual Cost Send us your orders for all kinds of HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS PRICES LOW. 42 & 44 S. Main St. . - ARTHUR P. CURTIN, Furniture, Carpets, Wall Paper. Housefurnishing Goods. We ony the largest stock in every department in all Montana, Will occupy our Mam- moth New Building, opposite Hotel Helena, November 15th. Grand Removal ie now going on. Present Stock must be reduced. Pianos and Organsin Music Department. ARTHUR P. CURTIN, HELENA, MONTANA. J. SWITZER, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Bar Glassware and Billiard Goods. 40 South Main Street, Helena, Montana. a Hid. INUX HK, Manufacturer, Jobber and Dealer in SADDLERY, HARNESS AND SADDLERY HARDWARE. Helena, Mont | DDLES A SPECIALTY. HELENA, MONTANA. STOCK } FIRST-CLASS HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS. RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION. World’s Fair Beer Garden and lodging House 0. G. FREDERICK, Proprietor. 100-402 South Main Street, - - - Helena, Montana. 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 vhoiceat wines, liquors and cigars and the best music can be heard at .the World’s Fair. * : : “MINES AND. MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump and Clancy Guich Districts. Mining Notes and Items of the Day of an Interesting Character, | Bar silver, 674¢. This property is owned by Messrs. Rosenow, the Latsch Bros. and the Goe- do Bros. It is located just beyond the |Legal Tender, about one-half mile east | from Clancy. There has been consider- able high-grade ore shipped from’ the | property in the old days, consisting of —\chlorides, bromides and several other kind of ides. There is a shaft on the mine 150 feet in depth, with drifts and levels connecting, but up to the present | time the work has been’ done with the use of windlaes and horge whim, a meth- | od which has answered very well during | the primitive mining days of the country but is a mining method a little antedillu- vian’in these days of push and deter |mined rustle for the almighty dollar of |our respected forefathers. The gentle men mentioned above as being the own- lers of the Bland have but just associa- ted themselves together in this property as partners, the buying and selling of in- terests in the mine having been going on for some time. A large steam hoist; va- pable of sinking to the 500 and beyond, will be put up at once, “and the property placed in fine for extensive development, It is expected that by the firet of March, | ‘at fartherest, everything will be in readi | nese, and work in a systematic manner, for the first time in the history of the | Bland, will have~commenced and rich and extensive discoveries ng¢doubt made. * * ¥ ROSE. John Keetsch has bonded the interest ot Albert Conrad in this property, and together with Messrs. Herrmann and Foge of Helena will proceed to develop thé Rose which is a prospect away above the average. The Rose is supposed to be the same lode as the Legal Tender, and is about a mile and ahalf due east of that‘ property.. The shaft is now year, and Montana would undoubtedly be one of the principal fields of opera- tion. ee There is said to be strong talk of state base ball league, to include Ana- conda,’ Helena, Butte, Missoula, Bill- ingé; Miles City, Bozeman, Great Falls and Sheridan, Wyo. Where’s the Lump City Giants ? about 35 feet deep. - It will be sunk 50| Mrs. Anna Porterous has started a feet further when a prospecting croaseut |laundry at Hartford, in the building will be run across the lode, after which, | formerly oceupied by the Townsite ¢ém- Lead, $3.05. Copper, 89.8744. ; ~*~. * ORE SHIPMENTS EN CARS FOR THE WEEK. Tilvetpool .. «seins spebag +++ ernie: 1} | Little Nell ........ereeeee- serene es 1 | Goldens GIAte 5 cce cb ene +++ 0 emwae ak a _- Potek ss TERaey. » is ben's 0% 4 ogee THE BLAND. down to the 100. * « * THE HUMMING BIRD. This property is owned by Ed Still- man and Frank Beals,.and is located not far from the Golden Gate, at the head of McClellan. Moppin and Warm Springs guiches. Ata depth of 30 feet three feet. of fine concentrating ore was uncovered which carries from $18 to $20 per ton in gold. A recent sample test made shows that the ore will concen- trate down from six or eight into ‘one, making it a very desirable concentrating proposition. We understand the own- ers have received some very tempting offers for the property. ~ * * THE FREE COINAGE. After two weeks of hard work the shaft and lower levels have been freed from water, and the station pump at the 300 gotten in operation. After getting the water out an examination of the shaft showed it be sprung out of plumb fora distance of about thirty feet at one | point, ocdasioned by the swelling of the ground, which will have to be straight- ened and strengthened before mining operations are resumed. This will prob- ably require several days, but as soon as completed work commence in earnest, and the Free Coinage will contribute its quota tothe ore shipments from this district. We also understand that the work of sinking the shaft another 100 feet will commence shortly. While work in the mine was suspended a force of miners were put at work developing the lead near the east line of the claim. At the depth of ten feet a strong lead was uncovered, averaging about three feet in width. *,* THE KING SOLOMON. Messrs. Redding & Sons haye every if satisfactory, the shaft will be put| pany as an office, and respectfully asks a share of the patronage of the pbblic. Terms reasonable and satisfaction guar- anteed. Notice to Contractors. In another column appears an adver- tisement, under the above head, which should have been changed, but the copy for the change did not reach us until the page on which the advertisement ap- pears was printed off. The change is as follows. Bids will be received until February 11, only 50 feet of sinking re- quired and 50 feet of crosscut run, said crosscut to be 4x5, contractor furnish all materials but use whim now on the ground. The Great Northern freight trains baul through Clancy every day, from 150 to 175 car loads of coal, principally from the mines at Belt and Sand Goulee, to Butte, Anaconda and other Montana points. Returning they haul down the gulch about 60 car loads of ore, the ma- jority of which comes from Butte. It is expected that the coal. tonnage will largely increase in the near future. From 3000 to 3500 tons of coal and 1200 tons of ore per day keeps the road com- fortably busy, in connection with its other freight. The Helena Launched. All Montana is more or less in- terested in thé successful launching of the new gunboat named for her capi- tal, which took place on the 30th inst., at Newport News, Va. The reports say that the Helena slid gracefully down the greased plank into the arms of the | briny deep at afew minutes before 11 o’clock, and amid the booming of can- non, Miss Agnes Belle Steele “smashed” a bottle of champagne and named her in honor of Montana’s ¢ We are ‘inclined to doubt the report of Miss | Agnes Bella smashing a bottle of cham- } | BABY HELEN. | |galena. Should the owners of the Baby | Helen decide to properly open the mine. | Gnmith & Prescott, work on this property There are rumors in the air. that work | reason to congratulate themselves over | pagne, she may have smashed a cham- is about to be started up again on this|the result of their operations on the pagne bottle, but the idea of Mayor Steele property, though just bow much truth | King Solomon since taking charge. | standing by and seeing a full grown there is in the reports we are unable to| They bave continued the shaft down to | bottle of champagne thus ruthlessly de- \say.-‘Phere is something in the wind|@-depth of 250, beginning at the 200. stfoyed passes the scope of our imagina- however, and work may be resumed on/| Ata depth of about 230 feet a fine chute | tion, The facts of the matter are, Mies Lthe property at no’distant day. The) of ore was encountered which continued Agnes Belle was presented before leaving last. work on the mine was done for an | to the 250, varying in width from 10 to| Helena with a bottle of Montana wine, interest, and a good working shaft put) 12 inches. They are now running a4 drift | and as the shrill whistles of the steam- ‘down to a depth of 200 feet, following | and taking out ore, and expect to make | org mingled with the roar of the cannon, the dip of the lode, which contained |a shipment within the next week. The Aggie Belle cracked the bottle and | more or less ore all the way, of above | ore encountered is fully as high grade poured over the prow of the Helena a average quality. At certain points | as any heretofore taken grom the mine, | fy}) unstinted qnart of H. M. Hill's cel- along the lode stringers of ore was en-| which has been exceptionally rich. \ebrated Clancy wine. Thus will the covatered, and all of the quartz was) \ae ( }name of Clancy be indissolubly linked more or less permeated with high-grade | THE LITTLE ALMA. | to the Helena,and will add to her future Under the management of Messrs. | fame and luster. ahd put machinery on it, as it. deserves, | is being pushed right along with a force | Silver Men Can Win this Presidential Race. there is no question but what the prop- of eight or ten men. A five chute of | Gen. A. J. Warner, # leading spirit in erty would at once enter the list of sbip-| 59 was uncovered last week in the lower | the Bimetallic League, which met in pers of Lump gulch. } * * - THE HOMESTAKE. The Homestake is surging its way to } : . . the front towards a mine with a rapidity | that is astonishing the most experienced | miners in this locality. The shaft bas | only reached a depth of forty-six feet, | | and in addition to the ore mentioned in | the Miner last week as having been | encountered on the hanging wall, they have just found another ten inch streak of ore on the foot wall, differing consid- erably from that on the hanging, and it is thought will be found«considerably richer in the precious metals, and pos- sibly contain less copper. There are at present four men employed on the Homestake. In a conversation with Mr. Williams, one of the owners of the fied that the Homestake was as good a prospect as had been discovered sihce the influx of new life into this prolific mineral district. The Homestake is surrounded on all sides by a number of good prospects, and among so, many of promise, it would be strange, indeed, if some of them did not develop into a great mine. * * THE HALDEMAO, A new steam hoist has just been put on this property, by Mr. Warren de Camp, one of the owners. This move was made necessary on account of the quantity of water encountered, it being found impossible to handle it with a whim. It is thought that the develop- ment on the Haldemacin the near fu- ture will be of an interesting character. The hoist isin operation and work has been resumed in the shaft. property, he expressed himself as satis- | | drift, but as to its extent we have not | been able to learn. It is to be- hoped that Mesers. Smith & Prescott may meet | with better results than those who have undertaken its management and opera- tion in the past. . * * MINING NOTES. | ince silver was found in sandstone, and gold in coal, nothing is surprising ; yet it is, to say the least, a little start- |ling to. hear that at Perris, Riverside | county, the G Hope mine is running on adobe that ayerages 87 per ton. Feed- jing adobe to local paper mation.’ stamp mill is new. The ys “it isa surface forma- | It is altogether likely that the’ mining |interest of Montana will receive more attention from eastern capitalists during the coming season than at any time in ite | previous history During the past week | Wm, Babcock Jr., an old friend of one of the proprietors of the Miner, now a resident of New York, and engaged in mining enterprises, was a visitor to Montana for the first time, for the pur- pose of investigating certain mining properties and arranging for their pur- chase. In conversation with him he ex- pressed ‘himself as being ‘nore than pleased with the results of his visit, and was enthusiastic over the mineral possi- bilities of the &tate. He also said that many eastern capitalists who had here- totore regarded mining as a purely spec- ulatlye and extremely hazardous’ busi- ness, are now beginning to regard min- ing as legitmate, and will listen to tan- gible propositions, and that he would be surprised if we did not experience a gen- uine mining boom during the coming Washington last week, had the follow- ing to say to a Star reporter concerning the convention, the free silver men and the coming presidential election : “The silver men can win this presi- dential race by united action, and we are anxious to promote that end. We considered everything bearing legiti- mately on the subject. We are oppos- ing nobody but the gold men, no policy but the gold policy. We desire to co- operate with men of any party who, see- ing that the time for supreme action has arrived, are willing to enlist for this campaign under the banner of the white metal.” | “What do you think of the action of | the national committee of the populist party just taken at St. Louis?” “I think well of it. The action is wise and conservative. It evidences the proper appreciation of thesituation. It advocates a union of the friends of sil- ver,-and the putting of a national ticket in the field after the two old. parties shall have made their nominations. This assumption as to what the two old parties will do on the financial question is an entirely safe one. Both will adopt gold platforms. The free silver demo- crats will make an earnest effort to stem the tide in that party, but they'll fail. Then the teat of the silver men will come. The election of either the repub- lican or democratic ticket will mean the continuation of the gold policy. The Ponly hope of silver will lie in opposition the old parties, and a strong third ticket thoroughly representative of the silver cause ought to sweep the country. Let the populists, bimetallists, silver demo- _ crats, silver republicans all come to- gether, and the battle will be won.” > Sele i ie?