The Basin Progress (Basin, Mont.) 1896-1904, July 24, 1897, Image 1

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BA SIRPROGRESS. VOL. 2 BASIN, MONTANA, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1897. NO. 3 - M. L. Hewett (Sz Co. Real Estate and fining Brokers Choice business and residence Lots in easin for sale on reasonable terms. Reliable information furnished, on applic,a- tion, concerning all mining properties in the Cataract district. Office in the Basin Progress Buildig, BASIN MONT. DUGGAN E UNDERTAKER 322 North Main St., TELEPHONE NO. ISO BUTTE, MONTANA. DO YOU WANT A WHEEL? Then Buy the Celebrated Victor Bicycle! MINING NEWS Everything Booming at the Ruby. $80 ROCK IN THE BEAU MONDE Other Short Ming Notes of the Cataract DIstrIct. There seems to be no end to the many good prorerties that are be- ing opened up in the Basin dist- rict this season. The Beau Monde, owned by Eugene Francis, and located on Pole mountain, not a mile from town, is the latest. Mr. Francis has had three men work- ing on this claim since last May, and a few days ago they encouut- ered a two -foot vein of ore in the shaft at a depth of only fifteen feet that retnrns an average assay of $80 to the ton ie free milling gold ore. Mr. Francis also owns the (igy World, ap adjoining claim, which he thinks will prove to be equally as valuable as the Beau Monde. 1111$ The Handsomest, Strongest and Most Dur- able Wheel Made! Fr Pull Particulars, See the Agents- -- Hughes & Kent. Basin Montana. The Ottawa. Mining men who have seen the property say that the Ottowa mine, in the White Tail district, is show- ing up to be a mighty good mine. It is owned by two Frenchmen, but it is now under bond in the sum of $10,000 to Miles Fifties', Thomas Hinds and Eugene Sullivan of Butte. The time of the bond is eighteen months, and it is the most favorable bond ever given in this section on such an excellent property. These gentlemen are now developing the property under the management of Mr. Sullivan. A small force of miners are now engaged in running a tunnel in on the lead, and it is estimated that they have already taken out $10,000 worth of ore, which has been piled up on the dump. The lead is said to be large and strong, and the ore is a shipping proposi. tion, although none of it has been shipped as yet. It is understood that it is one of the, provisions of the bond that no ore is to be ship- ped from the mine until after the bond has been paid e. are innumerable, 'cannot :be too forcibly impressed upon intending prospectors. The newspapers will be responsible for the loss of many lives and a great deal of suffering and hardship if they do no strong- ly advise the public that the river Yukon, now that the mountain torrents have ceased running, is very low and consequently much of the 5,000 tons of supplies now awaiting transportation cannot possibly be conveyed to their des- tination for some time. BASIN IN BRIEF. Ladies, see \Süllivan's money savers,\ at 5() cents. Lieutenant Governor Sprin, and Hon. Howard Paschal were here, Tuesday, looking after their mining interests in the Basin dis- trict. Miss Florence Hawley, of Butte, is visiting Mrs. Zeph Lagasse. Mrs. D. A. McGregor and Miss Mary Hershman left for Kalispell last Sunday. Born, Saturday, to Mr. and Mrs. Aron Anderson,a daughter. G. C. Eastman has returned from Idaho Falls. Miss Dovie Boulware was visit- ing friends in Wickes this week. Hon. Martin Buckley returned from Salt Lake, Thursday. Mrs. Anna Williams and two children, Frankie and Matie, of Gem, Idaho, and Charles Lane, of Butte, were guests of the editor of the Progress, Sunday, and visited the Boulder hot springs, Comet and other places of interest. Dress goods, both in black and colors, at leaf; than the ooet to man- ufacture. 40c. goods for 25c.—at The Budder The Boulder mill has been clos- ed down for a few days in order to make a few needed improvements. A new vanner arrived from Salt Lake, Wednesday, and has been put in place. A set of three jigs are being put in also. The mill will be dropping stamps again by Monday morning. The Ruby. Everything is booming at the Ruby. About 25 men are working on the mill. and Mr. Bartlett is pushing ita construction with all possible rapidity. Some additional men are also being put to work in the mine. 1111sallyks. It would be well for those who have the Klondyke fever to be a little carefe — rap. Hayes, of the Alaska Commercial company's steamer, Bertha, says: The fact that the new gold fields are 2,000 miles from St. Michaels, and that the difficulties, of transportation For bread, cakes and pies, go to Vagie the Basin baker. John Socxerson'S saloon was robbed of $25, Thursday morning. John was in Butte at the time, and the place was in Charge of Hayes Axtel who was engaged In excavat- ing for a cellar under the building. While he was out to breakfast the back door as forced, and $25 taken frorh \ the cash box. Axtel accused Lohis Suhr of the crime, anda free fight followed. Suhr was searched by Constable Wall, but, the stolen money was not found. At this point Truman Hopkins and Axtel engaged in an altercation, and were fined $5 each by Justice Langan. Suhr was arrested for flourishing a revolver in a rude and threatening manner, ani will have his trial before Jus - tier Warner, in Boulder, Monday. The gtx)d people of Basin are keeping their weather eye on the future, and live in hopes that an early one will produce something that will be of general benefit to the pine •. There is talk of the Hope starting up about the first pro', end we hope it is so. Sockerson, Shupp, Dooley think the good times for Básin are almost in sight. Although scores have left Basin, yet0. W.Connick and Dennis Driecoll are doing a very good business, with B. Brien not very fat.behind. Sponheim'a reeturant does the main business. but EmryHuot feeds not a few. We hope soon to meeRawin in glory,and all inhabitants living on the fat of the land. It is always tile dark* t just before day —Boulder Sentinel, Fresh bread, cakes, pies and confect- ionery at A. Vegan,. AT OLD COMET The Comet Mine Runniug a Little Lighter VET THE CAMP IS ALL RIGHT. East Ruonley and Gray Eagle Are Great nines. A rexesentative of the Progress visited the old mining camp of Comet, Thursday, and found the place as busy as usual. Pour or five large ore teams hauling wagons well loaded with ore and concen- trates were met ou the High Ore gulch road on their way to the shipping point cm the railroad. No better indication that this district is a producer could be desired than this pleasing sight. The East Runiley mine is working steadily, and is producing some high grade ore which is being shipped. The leasers n_f this property, Messrs. Dowling and Johnston, will soon have the use of the Comet con- centrator to treat their concentrat- ing ore, after which they may be expected to have \money to throw at the birds.\ It has been rumored that th.. Comet mine would be choies! ?town, but Mr. Norval Stuart informs the Progress that such is not the case. The pumps, however, have been pulled from the 400 -foot level, but work will continue in the upper workings. The 400 and 500 -foot levels have never been prospected to amount to anything and no ore bodies have been opened up ot either of those points. Mr. Stuart who is working the mine on a lease, evidently does not desire to go ahead and do a lot of dead work to open up a mine on property that belong? to some other party, al. though he says he is positive that large ore bodies can be ope red up on those levels, as the mine has been wonder! ully productive on the other levels. Mr. Stuart has had a lease on the Comet min' and mill for the past seven years, and has prospered in spite ut the low price of silver. He believes that this is one of the richest mining districts in the world, and proposes to stay with it. The Gray Eagle mine of Holmes & Dahlman, on Bishop gulch, was also visited on the return trip, and Mr. Holmes very kindly showed the Progress representative all through the great property. A force of 12 men are kept busy, and an average ot three car -loads of ore is being shipped per week. The ore is bringing good returns, and the lucky owners are coining money. A I owe two-story board- ing anil bunk house, 30:48 feet, is being oonstructed for the accom- modation of a large force of men. Men's dress shoes, all $3 and $3.50 shoes, for$2.66, at Sullivan's. The Union hotel ran DOW at> eommorInto. the trneeling men with the neatest r(sinis in the city. The rooms are all refurnished and earn be placed in eompetition with those of Butte or Helena. Loma SPoNnittn, Prop. If you want a good smoke, try La Matilde, a pure Ha varia Cable Cabinet, Howard, Lillian Russell, Upmans Boa dind or White Rib- bon, at the Basin Drug store. • ¡It

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