The Clancy Miner (Clancy, Mont.) 1896-1899, February 22, 1896, Image 1

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a = =e N SS aSFE F Soe he ot VOL. 2.—No. 8.— Whole No. 60. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HULTER HARDWARE CO. {19 gad Fie Moreti'Main serene 0) 0s ABLENA, MONTANA. Great Stock-Taking Sale, Unheard of Prices, BRO y lar Men’s and Boys’ Clothing. Particulars of GANS & KLEIN, Main and Broadway, Helena. T. J. CHESTNUT, Dealer in General Merchandise, HAY AND GRAIN, Clancy, . . : W. F. Miller, Hotel and Restaurant. FINE SAMPLE ROOM IN CONNECTION. 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. M-ontana. Clancy, ae - - We are now offering our entire line of heating stoves for Coa] or Wood at Send us your orders for all kinds of HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS PRICES LOW. 42 & 44 S. Main St. - - Helena, Mont. ARTHUR P. CURTIN, Furniture, Carpets. Wall Paper, Housefurnishing Goods. We earry the largest stock in every department in all Montana, Will occupy our Mam- moth New Building, opposite Hotel Helena, November 15th. Grand Removal Sale now going on, Present Stock must be reduced. Pianos and Organs in Music Department ARTHUR P. CURTIN, HELENA, MONTANA J. SWITZER, Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Bar Glassware and Billiard Goods. 40 South Main Street, Helena, Montana. bed os EN oo Pl Mannfacturer, Jobber and Dealer in SADDLERY, HARNESS AND SADDLERY HARDWARE. STOCK SADDLES A SPECIALTY. HELENA, MONTANA. ¥IRST-CLASS HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS. RESTAURANT IN CONNKCTION. 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. ‘ MINES AND. MINING. Regular Weekly an-up from the Mines of the L and Clancy Gulch Districts. « Mining Notes and Items of the Day of an | Interesting Character, Bar silver, 6714. Lead, $3.10. Copper, $10.50, } | * * | | * ORE SHIPMENTS IN CARS FOR THE WEEK. | TAVAMINIDL.. oso se RIMES. ss jks 1 TAGES TION. oo VARI ss tke aces 1 [Golden Gate. ;....G. ss es | King Solomon. .......h.- kiss «ee | Total... e... 5 * * * | f THE PILOT. We understand thatthe work of ovér- hauling the old Coles’ mill and convert- ing it into a concentrator is being pushed | rapidly forward, and ifis expected that } the mill will be ready te start np by the |10th of Murch. Ags jthere is a large |amount of ore on the@ump-fective ope- |rations will comimence as soon as the | plant is in working order. With the de- velopment of the Pilot, and the success- | ful operation of the Golden Gate mill, | which may bé said to have passed the | experimental Stage, new interest will be treated in that district. Already repre | sentatives of large mining companies | | have visited the camp looking for prop- | ertian, dnd as the field isa most promis |ing one for extensive Operations, a gen | uine- boom is looked for during the com ing spring and summer, * 8 THE LITTLE ALMA. jen assay value of 362.06. Another CLANCY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1896. e The smelter return showed that it ran 18.4 per cent. in copper, for which he received 80 cents per unit, 37.9 ounces in silver, and $1.90 in gold, in all $39.79 to the ton: That was asplendid showing for what ‘was practically surface rook. In the méantime Mr. Purcell, who did not fully realize the value of his find, bad made arrangements to’ bond the property to United States Marshal Wm. McDermott, of Butte, and W. H. Hanah and Frank Murray, of Helena. The deal was closed Monday, the day Mr. Purcell got his returns from the smelter, It is understood that thé bond runs six months and provides for a cash pay- ment of several hundred dollars down, and $4,000 at the expiration of the six months, with a liberal royalty on the ore taken out during the life of the bond. The holders of the bond went to work at once and now have a shaft down 10 feet on the chute They have taken out about three tons of high grade ore that- will average, itis said $150 to the ton, while Mr. Purcell has two tons sacked ready for shipment. There are also sey- eral tons of second class rock on the dump. While depth alone can tell the extent and direction of the ore chute, it is believed it dips to the north and east. It is a little more than six feet wide, and is jasper quartz impregnated with min- eral. If the chute holds out the mine will be a bonanza, for much of the ore is high grade: @he best sample tested showed 11.06 ounces in gold, 144.3 ounces in silver, and 27.5 per cent. in copper— sample went $165.50 to the ton. Picked specimens of ore from the vein run as high as $1,000 to the ton, Many speci- mens were thrown out of the hole yes- terday in which native silver was plainly visible. Only two men are at work on the shaft. It is the intention of Mr. Mc- Under the management of Joe Smith, the Little Alma comes to the front this | week with a car load shipment of high | |grade. We understand that the ore! chute which they have been following | } on the three hundred foot level has| | pgoved permanent varying in width from two to teminches, dndis of exception | ally high grade, ano ruby silver in rich profusion. Mr. Smith presented us with some of as beautiful specimens ot| | ruby silver, for our cabinet, as we ever | ‘saw: That the Little Alma is yet des-| tined to become a paying propositon we | have no doubt; and we trust that it may be Joe’s good fortune to bring it into! tbat condition. a * * | | } } THE BLAND. | depth has 6 Dermott and his partners to follow the chute down as rapidly as possible to the true vein if there is one. If the ore $2.00 A YEAR. white people, including six girls, were killed. “In 15 minutes after the explosion the bodies of 40 dead persons, borribly mut- ilated, were picked up and carried away, while the searching of the ruins contin- ued without intermission. “Over 200 of the most severely injured persons were also carried away, and hundreds of others taken to places where they could be taken care of. “It is definitely known that over\ 100 persons have been: killed and about 200 wounded severely. In addition it is es- , timated that 100 more have been less seriously injured. “A popular subscription has been opened for ‘the relief of the wounded . and homeless. Already over $300,000 have been raised.” To those who sometimes entertain the™ thought that they would like to go to Alaska, the following from the» Alaskan Mining Record will give them a fair idea of some-of the necessary requisites to successfully pull threugh a hard winter and take their chances of finding some- thing when spring opens: “Now, you. who contemplate this Alaskan trip, are you healthy, strong, rug- ged and ambitious? Are you a practical prospector? Have you cash enough to carry you over a couple of hard winters in a country where provisions cost half their weight in silver and at times can- not be had for twice their weight in gold ? If not, then abandon all idea of going to that country; if, however, you can truthfully answer these questions in the affirmative, come on. Montana is looking for just the same class of .prospectors, who if they would eome would find not an unknown, unex- plored frozen region, but a country where minerals in paying “quantities are known to exist, and money needed to sustafh .life in Alaska would in many ~pstabees if properly employed produce pa properties. The Liverpool hasnotonly been slighly chute holds its present value, they can increasing their working force lately, easily take out $100 a day. Thus far | but have also increased their ore output. value of the ore. The strike was much talked of yes- terday. Scores of mining men visited the property. ’ “Tf the chute holds out—there’s an if to it, you see—and tdkes them to the true lead, there’s a fortune in it,” said one man. Dr. W. Ll. Steele and his partners | spent several hundred dollars on the| “96\claim in 1885. They put down a| shaft 18 feet but did not strike pay ore. | At one time, Mr. Ray was anxious to! patent the ground, but the other part- | bown an increase im the! 4 case thas Neods Immediate Attention. As low-lived and contemptible a whelp as ever lived, or as was ever permitted to partake of the same atmosphere of a | respectable community, poisoning it. by | his disgusting presence, is personified in | the vile carcass of one “Posey” Bailey, | who makes a hell on earth for his.family about half a mile below Hartford, If there ever was a tit subject on earth for the visitation of a vigilance committee he is one. We have been tempted a good many times, during the past yeer, | to call attention to this man’s perform ances, his utter worthlessness, habitual drunkenness, general cussedness and perpetual abuse of his mother, his wife }and children, as well as the dumb ani- mals which unfortunately are compelled to associate with him, but realizing that 16 ‘amount of” We understand that parties with cap-| ders thought it was not worth while. | ital have become interested in this prop- | Mr. Purcell uncovered his ore chute less | erty and that a steam hoist and pump| than five feet away from the e shaft. | will be put on soon and that it will be| Mr. McDermott was appri of the thoronghly exploited. Considerable | strike by telegraph yesterday and came work has alveady been done and the/| overt from Butte last night to look at the showing such as to induce men of ex-| property. Rte perience to take hold of it. The Bland,| The Claim is less than three-quarters the Harvey and the Rose are all located | Of 4 mile from the city hall, and is on the near each other, and each have an ex.| mountain side a little above the Helena cellent showing for the amount of work}-brewery, on West Main street. It can done. The two latter are now working, | 4/80 be reached by a wagon road leading 2 and as s00n @8 operations begin on the | from South Rodney street to the reser- Bland the old Legal Tender hill wil] | ¥ ri e show more signs of life than it has pre * sented for a number of yéars. MINING NOTES. te © ou A dispatch dated at Johannesburg, THE ‘Ot | Feb. 19th, says: “An explosion of dyn- Thomas Purcell bas discovered a min- | amite has odeurréd at Viendorf and’the eral vein within the corporate limits of|lower quarter of the town has-been the city of Helena, which, if reports are| blown to pieces. Hundreds of houses | true concerning it, bids fair to be an im-| are in ruins and the hayoc wrought is portant discovery. The Independent in|fearful. A number of persons have an account of the “tind” says that Mr. | been killed and the populace has turned | Purcell’s, claim was located years ago| out en masse and is working to rescue | and some work was performed on it, but | those who may be buriedin the ruins. | none of the owners ever undertook to| The windows of every house in Johan- | hold it long. Mr. Purcell relocated the | nesburg were broken by the explosion. | Claim Jan. 1, and called it the “96.” One| The dynamite which caused the catas- |of its corners,is in the city limits, but | trophe filled eight trucks which were - | the end of the claim, where the work is|then being shunted. The explosion | now being done, has never’ been platted. | caused an immense hole 30 feet deep. /‘The claim lies befween Dry gulch and Every house within a radius of half a Last Chance gulch, being only a few| mile was razed to the ground. Forty feet from the Unionville road. From| dead, nearly all terribly mutilated, have the surface indications Mr, Purcell was | already been taken from the ruins but convinced that mineral existed on the! the work of searching .the debris has claim and set about to find it. Near an scarcely begun. Two hundred of the abandoned shaft that .bad been sunk in| most severely injured were admitted to 1885, by Dr. Wm. L. Steele, Dr. Vawter | the .hospital -where several died. It is ~ | and Tom Ray, who then owned the claim was a “cap” of lime formation. Mr. Purcell was attracted to this and resolved to see what was under it. His | curiosity yielded a rich return, for, after | picking away several inchés of the lime | rock, he exposed a body of ore. He picked out several tons of the rock and, as it looked rich enough to ship, he hauled two wagon loads to Kast Helena. He did not get returns on the ore until last Monday, but when he did the re sults. surprised him. The first load | showed 30 ounces of‘ silver, 21 per cent in copper and a trace of gold to the ton. The load of ore netted $22.22, The sec- ond load of ore returned him $29.79 net. believed only a few white persons were killed,” “All that quarter of Johannesburg was literally blown to pieces. The effects of the éxplosion could be seen over a radi- us Of more than a mile, and almost everything within half a mile of where the trucks had’ been shunted for the night was razed to the ground and crushed’ by the dynamite beyond re- demption. “On the grounds were blackened | shapes of human remains, limbs, heads, trunks, scorched and torn, The victims were mostly Malays, Kaffirs and China- men, the whites being in the minority at Viedendorp; but quite a number of | he was not worth the lead worn off the | pencil used to describe it, we have post- | poned it. | We earnestly call the attention of the | county commissioners and the citizens jof this community to the performance {of this individual, and that they take such action at once as will clean up this foul den. There is yet time to save the children, and it is a burning shame that something is not done, This man has carried his performances too far. If there is any law that will reach this man it ought to be employed without delay, and justice, though long delayed, | meted out to him. The present term of the Clancy school will be of five months duration. We are entitled in this county to over a thousand dollars of the -state school funds, but they probably will not be available for use now. - The much talked about prize-fight be- tween the two brutes, Fitzsimmons and Maher, took place near Langtry, Texas, Friday. Unfortunately both are still living. Fitz-won in one round. The Cubans are still plugging along, the high sounding “pronunciamentos” of the lately arrived Spanish general. Whether “recognized” or not the fact still remains that the Cubans have the Spanish forees cooped up in Havana, and are only awaiting a favorable oppor- tunity to strike them a knock-out blow. If they were half as well armed and equipped as the Spanish forces, the war would have ended in favor of Cuba long ago and Spain could then take care of herself. Through the courtesy of Mr. A.W. Williams, manager of the Homestake | mine, the Mrner mineral cabinet was added to this week by a fine specimen of gold-bearing rock, weighing fifty pounds or more, extracted from the newly dis- covered ore chute in that property. The Homestake boys have our thanks and best wishes for thé specimen, doing business at the old stand, despite - %

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